AVMA's councils, committees, task forces, and trusts guide the association's work on issues of importance to AVMA members and the broader veterinary profession.
Councils are established by the AVMA Bylaws to anticipate the needs of the profession in key areas and provide advice so the association can proactively advance member concerns. Committees are set up by the Board of Directors, and serve a similar role on the issues they're assigned to address. The Board also is increasingly utilizing task forces to address specific, single issues. Unlike the standing councils, committees and trusts, these task forces are temporary in nature and are sunset after completing their work.