Make a difference: Check out these volunteer opportunities

Published on November 10, 2021
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Are you ready to get more involved in influencing the future of veterinary medicine? The AVMA is looking for volunteers to serve in a wide range of leadership positions – from advisory councils and committees to president-elect of the Association.

The positions with open calls for candidates include AVMA president-elect and one seat on the AVMA Board of Directors. Numerous council and committee positions also are open. Learn more in this JAVMA News article, and find information about all open positions in the volunteering section of the AVMA website.

AVMA president-elect

Volunteering makes an impact on the entire veterinary community and profession. 

The AVMA president-elect serves a one-year term as president-elect before becoming AVMA president for a year and then transitioning to AVMA immediate past president. The Association is seeking applications for candidates to serve as president-elect for the association year spanning July 2023 – June 2024. Get details and nominating materials.

AVMA Board of Directors

Nominations also are open for candidates to represent District 1 on the Board of Directors. District 1 includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, and candidates must live within the district. The new director will be elected by members in District 1 for a six-year term that begins in July 2022. Get details and nominating information. 

Council and committee openings

There also are many opportunities for new volunteers to join in the work of AVMA councils and committees. These panels work on a wide range of important veterinary issues: animal welfare, clinical practice, antimicrobials, career development, environmental issues, public health, advocacy, research, education, and more. See details and nominating materials for all positions. 

The AVMA is powered by the more than 97,000 veterinarians who make up the Association. The work of volunteers on councils, committees, and other leadership panels guides and defines the AVMA’s activities and direction, and members from all walks of the profession come together for this important work. Volunteering to serve on these groups makes an impact on the entire veterinary community and profession. 


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