How AVMA is organized and governed

About the AVMA

The AVMA is a member-run, member-driven association representing the needs and priorities of our diverse member veterinarians. Our operating structure puts members at the heart of organizational decision-making – as members of the councils, committees, and task forces that advise our Board of Directors (BOD) and House of Delegates (HOD). Members in our 11 geographic districts also elect the district directors who serve on the BOD. The HOD make-up embraces state, territorial, and allied veterinary groups, who select its members. This governing structure helps ensure that the AVMA hears, and represents, veterinarians in all disciplines and specialties across our profession.

As a valued member and volunteer, we want you to know how the AVMA operates and how you can contribute to the conversation.