American Board of Veterinary Specialties open position

Application instructions:

The AVMA is seeking members of the public who wish to serve as volunteers on the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS), representing the animal-owning public. The ABVS, a committee of the AVMA, is charged with recognizing organizations that conduct board certification of veterinarians in specialized fields of veterinary medicine. The committee membership includes veterinary specialists as well as other groups with a stake in specialized veterinary medicine, including veterinarians in private practice, academic institutions, licensing boards, and the animal-owning public.

Applicants for this position must meet all of the following criteria:

  • May not be a veterinarian
  • May not be a current or former employee of any business related to veterinary medicine
  • May not currently be or formerly have been affiliated with any recognized or petitioning organization or another constituent group represented on the ABVS

Appointment to this position will be made from the pool of nominations received, and the person appointed will serve a single, four-year term, beginning in June 2024. 

Members are required to attend one in-person ABVS meeting per year at the AVMA headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois, (usually in late February or early March) and participate in phone or virtual conference calls throughout the year.

American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS)

Entity Description: American Board of Veterinary Specialties

Position: Public member
Term ends: June 2028
Nominations due: March 31, 2024
Outgoing member: Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll
Nominees: None to date