Councils, committees evaluated

Published on January 01, 2008
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Posted Dec.15, 2008

The AVMA Governance Performance Review Committee was created in 2003 to review and monitor the performance of AVMA councils, committees, and other entities.

In November, the Executive Board acted on several recommendations from the GPRC. Among them, the board approved continuation of the Judicial Council and the Council on Veterinary Service, as recommended by the GRPC based on its in-depth performance evaluations.

The board approved continuation of the Committee on Environmental Issues, with modification to its structure to increase productivity while eliminating redundancy in the membership. In addition, the board approved a recommendation from the Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine to continue its representation on the CEI.

As recommended by the GPRC, the board approved directing the Committee on the Human-Animal Bond to evaluate its charge and then recommend modifications that are more overarching and less task-oriented.

The board disapproved two GPRC recommendations. One would have changed the membership of the Food Safety Advisory Committee by deleting one of the two members representing the Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine. The other recommendation would have established a task force on veterinary technician program accreditation.

The board did approve, however, a recommendation to add a day to the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities' April 2008 meeting for strategic planning and attention to nonaccreditation activities. The extra day will help the committee accomplish the goals that the task force that was disapproved was charged with.