AVMA/Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges Joint Committee

The joint committee of the AVMA and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) monitors changes in and the future direction of veterinary medicine in North America. It was established in 1996.


The committees charge includes advising the Board of Directors and, through the Board, appropriate councils and the House of Delegates; and also advising the AAVMC Executive Committee and, through the Committee, appropriate association committees and membership.

Membership, method of appointment, and representation

AVMA appointments will be made by the Board of Directors chair.

AVMA representation: AVMA president, president-elect, immediate past president; AVMA vice president is an invited participant, but not a member

AAVMC representation: President, past-president, president-elect

Chair: The meetings will be co-chaired by the AVMA president and the AAVMC president.


Meetings will be held twice per year, alternating between AVMA headquarters and AAVMC headquarters.




The committee will report to the Board of Directors.

Life expectancy

The committee will be reviewed in compliance with AVMA governance policies.