We want you! Volunteer to be a leader with the AVMA

Published on May 10, 2017
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Volunteering at the AVMAAre you looking for ways to make a difference in policy, advance professionally, and forge connections with other leaders in veterinary medicine? If so, you may be the perfect candidate for an AVMA committee, trust, or liaison volunteer position. We currently have a variety of committee positions open and available for appointment starting this June.

Volunteering on an AVMA committee is a great way to expand your personal network while driving change to advance veterinary medicine. Each committee tackles critical issues facing veterinarians and veterinary medicine, so your work has real impact. Positions are open on the following:

  • Animal Welfare Committee
  • Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee
  • Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues
  • Council on Education Selection Committee
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates
  • Food Safety Advisory Committee
  • Governance Performance Review Committee
  • Professional Liability Insurance Trust
  • State Advocacy Committee
  • Steering Committee on Human-Animal Interactions

Applications are due May 30 and must include a Committee Nomination Form along with your resume. Visit the Committee, Trust, Liaison Positions page for full details on each committee and more information on how to apply.

Volunteers are critical to the AVMA’s work and guide our efforts to protect, promote and advance veterinarians and veterinary medicine. They also mentor and inspire one another to continue taking on new challenges and growing professionally. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your voice heard and make a real difference in solving the challenges facing veterinary medicine today. Hear what other members have to say about volunteering with the AVMA in the video below.

Help evaluate veterinary medical colleges as an accreditation site visitor

​The AVMA Council on Education (COE) is accepting applications through June 15 from veterinarians interested in serving as site visitors to conduct veterinary medical college accreditation site visits on behalf of the COE. Veterinarians engaged in private clinical practice or non-academic practice are encouraged to apply. COE site visitors will be trained to carefully review a college's self-study, verify the information during a comprehensive site visit of the institution, and submit a report to the COE for consideration. If you're interested, view additional details and application materials.

Volunteers sought for upcoming community clinics

The AVMA’s Reaching UP New Mexico partnership is looking for 10-15 volunteer veterinarians and veterinary students to participate in its November clinic, providing preventive care and health education in an underserved Native American community.  Applications are due September 15. Learn more about the important work of Reaching UP and how to apply at avma.org/ReachingUP.


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