New opportunity: Become an AVMA COE site visitor

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Would you like to help advance the quality of veterinary medical education? The AVMA Council on Education® (AVMA COE®) is preparing to train new college site visitors in 2024, and now is your chance to apply.

Applications are due January 15, 2024, from veterinarians interested in becoming a veterinary college site visitor.

Site visitors review a college’s self-study, verify its information during a comprehensive visit to the college, and submit a report to the AVMA COE®. They make recommendations to the council but do not attend council meetings, discuss findings, or otherwise participate in accreditation decisions.

The AVMA COE® provides training to all site visitors before they begin taking part in site visits.  Anyone who applies during the current application period must be available for the 2024 training session, which will be held September 20-22, 2024, in Schaumburg, Illinois. 

Veterinarians engaged in all facets of veterinary medicine are encouraged to apply. The work performed by site visitors is integral to the AVMA COE’s ongoing process of accrediting and reviewing the education provided by veterinary medical colleges.

Apply here

Email coeatavma [dot] org (COE[at]avma[dot]org).

Applications open soon to serve on the AVMA COE®

Applications will open next month for three positions on the AVMA Council on Education® itself. The AVMA COE® Selection Committee will begin accepting applications on January 15, 2024, from interested AVMA members for positions representing AVMA members at large, private clinical practitioners, and private food animal practice.

Applications for these positions will be accepted from January 15 through March 15, 2024.

Learn more about these positions.

Explore other volunteer opportunities

The AVMA is a member-driven organization, and a wide variety of other AVMA councils and committees also are accepting applications from interested volunteers. Whatever your particular areas of interest, you’re likely to find an opportunity to give back to the profession through the AVMA. Discover more AVMA volunteer opportunities at


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