Committee positions available

Vacant positions are available on the following committees:

Animal Welfare Committee (AWC)

Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee (AqVMC)

Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee (CPAC)

Committee on Antimicrobials (CoA)

Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues (CDEI)

Committee on Environmental Issues (CEI)

Committee on International Veterinary Affairs (CIVA)

Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) Selection Committee

Convention Education Program Committee (CEPC)

Council on Education (COE) Selection Committee

Early Career Development Committee (ECDC)

Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)

Food Safety Advisory Committee (FSAC)

Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC)

Political Action Committee (PAC) Board

State Advocacy Committee (SAC)

Steering Committee on Human-Animal Interactions (SCHAI)

Veterinary Economic Strategy Committee (VESC)

Nomination instructions:

* = outgoing member eligible for reappointment

​Animal Welfare Committee (AWC)

Entity Description: Animal Welfare Committee

Position: American Animal Hospital Association
Details: Must be nominated by AAHA
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Jodi Wiktorowski
Nominees: Rodney Jouppi

Position: American Association of Fish Veterinarians – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAFV
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: Ongoing; Position to be filled immediately
Outgoing Member: Vacant
Nominees: None to date

Position: American Association of Industry Veterinarians – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAIV
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Whitney Miller*
Nominees: Whitney Miller*

Position: American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by ASLAP
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Leanne Alworth
Nominees: William Stokes

Position: American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by ASLAP
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Phillippe Baneux*
Nominees: None to date

Position: Humane or Animal Welfare Organizations – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by HAWO
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Brenda Forsythe*
Nominees: Brenda Forsythe*

Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee (AqVMC)

Entity Description: Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee

Position: Private Clinical Practice – Companion Aquatic Animal
Details:
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Jessie Sanders*
Nominees: Jessie Sanders*

Position: Private or Public Practice – Food Animal Production
Details:
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Jessica Koppien-Fox*
Nominees: Jessica Koppien-Fox*

Position: Public Health or Epidemiology
Details:
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Karen Alroy*
Nominees: Constance Silbernagel, Meghana Parikh

Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee (CPAC)

Entity Description: Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee

Position: American Association of Avian Pathologists – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAHA
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Hector Cervantes
Nominees: None to date

Position: American Animal Hospital Association – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAAP
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Laura Niman*
Nominees: None to date

Position: American Association of Feline Practitioners – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAFP
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: Ongoing; Position to be filled immediately
Outgoing Member: Vacant
Nominees: None to date

Position: American Association of Swine Veterinarians – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AASV
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: Ongoing; Position to be filled immediately
Outgoing Member: Vacant
Nominees: None to date

Position: Aquaculture and Seafood Medicine – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AVMA constituent organizations
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: Ongoing; Position to be filled immediately
Outgoing Member: Vacant
Nominees: None to date

Position: Zoo and Wildlife Medicine – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAZV or AAWV
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Donald Stremme*
Nominees: None to date

Committee on Antimicrobials (CoA)

Entity Description: Committee on Antimicrobials

Position: American Animal Hospital Association – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAHA
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Erin Frey*
Nominees: Erin Frey*

Position: American Animal Hospital Association – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAHA
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Lindsay Wright*
Nominees: None to date

Position: American Association of Equine Practitioners – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAEP
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Mark Papich*
Nominees: Mark Papich*

Position: American Association of Equine Practitioners – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAEP
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Lauren Schnabel*
Nominees: Lauren Schnabel*

Position: American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AASRP
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Virginia Fajt*
Nominees: Virginia Fajt*

Position: American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AASRP
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Paul Plummer*
Nominees: Paul Plummer*

Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues (CDEI)

Entity Description: Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues

Position: Equine Practice
Details: None
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Karie Vander Werf*
Nominees: Karie Vander Werf*

Position: Small Animal Practice
Details: None
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Shari O'Neill*
Nominees: Shari O'Neill*, Jennifer Sutton

Committee on Environmental Issues (CEI)

Entity Description: Committee on Environmental Issues

Position: Avian Medicine
Details: None
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Marcy Souza*
Nominees: Marcy Souza*

Position: Bovine Practice
Details: None
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Michael Capel*
Nominees: Michael Capel*

Position: Veterinary Toxicology
Details: None
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Karyn Bischoff
Nominees: Tina Wismer

Committee on International Veterinary Affairs (CIVA)

Entity Description: Committee on International Veterinary Affairs

Position: Association of American Veterinary Colleges
Details: None
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Arve Willingham
Nominees: Samson Mukaratirwa

Position: AVMA Representative to the Pan-American Association of Veterinary Sciences
Details: None
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Isolina Fuentealba*
Nominees: Isolina Fuentealba*
AVMA representative to PANVET position description
Please use this nomination form for the AVMA representative to PANVET

Position: Recent Graduates or Emerging Leaders
Details:
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Shannon Mesenhowski
Nominees: Chase McNulty, Erin Black, William Hodges, Tyrell Kahan, Samantha Morici, Jennifer Lane

Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) Selection Committee

Entity Description: Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities Selection Committee

Position: Educator
Details: Must be currently engaged in academia; former CVTEA members are eligible (either veterinarian or veterinary technician)
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Dennis Clark*
Nominees: Roxanne Olson, Martha Mallicote

Convention Education Program Committee (CEPC)

Entity Description: Convention Education Program Committee

Position: Companion Animal Section Manager
Details: None
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Vaughan Park
Nominees: None to date

Position: Food Animal/Equine Section Manager
Details: None
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Douglas Ensley
Nominees: None to date

Council on Education (COE) Selection Committee

Entity Description: Council on Education Selection Committee

Position: At-Large
Details: May not simultaneously serve on the committee and either in the HOD or on the BOD or the COE
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Douglas Aspros
Nominees: Matt Holland, Christina Tran

Position: Former COE Member
Details: May not simultaneously serve on the committee and either in the HOD or on the BOD or the COE
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Shannon McGee
Nominees: Philip Kass

Early Career Development Committee (ECDC)

Entity Description: Early Career Development Committee

Position: Emerging Leaders
Details:
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Jeremy Keen*
Nominees: Anne Culp, Kayla Stomack, Jeremy Keen*, Kate Boatright

Position: Recent Graduates (2 Positions)
Details:
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Kristina Baltutis*, Emily Tincher*
Nominees: Emily Tincher*, Elizabeth Johnson Million, Kristina Baltutis*, Rebecca Raffel, Rhett Bridger, Kathleen Bishop, Shiloh Landskov

Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)

Entity Description: Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates

Position: Council on Education
Details: Must be nominated by COE
Term Ends: August 2026
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Ann Hohenhaus*
Nominees: None to date

Position: Medical or Health Educators with expertise in clinical assessment methods
Details:
Term Ends: August 2026
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Diane McClure
Nominees: Brian Collins

Position: Veterinary Surgery or Anesthesia (board-certified by the ACVAA)
Details:
Term Ends: August 2026
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Diane Craig
Nominees: Peter Vogel

Food Safety Advisory Committee (FSAC)

Entity Description: Food Safety Advisory Committee

Position: American Association of Avian Pathologists – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAAP
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Douglas Fulnechek*
Nominees: Douglas Fulnechek*

Position: American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by the AASRP
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Joan Rowe*
Nominees: Joan Rowe*

Position: American Association of Swine Veterinarians – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AASV
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: ​March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Gilbert Patterson*
Nominees: Gilbert Patterson*

Position: Aquatic Food Animal Medicine Veterinarian – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AFAMV
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: Ongoing; Position to be filled immediately
Outgoing Member: Vacant
Nominees: None to date

Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC)

Entity Description: Legislative Advocacy Committee

Position: American Animal Hospital Association – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AAHA
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Peter Hellyer*
Nominees: None to date

Position: American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners – Primary Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AASRP
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Kelly Still Brooks*
Nominees: None to date

Position: American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AASRP
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Margaret Masterson*
Nominees: None to date

Position: American Association of Swine Veterinarians – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be nominated by AASV
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: Ongoing; Position to be filled immediately
Outgoing Member: Jason Kelly
Nominees: None to date

Position: House of Delegates – Primary Representative
Details: Must be an HOD member
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Garry Cowan*
Nominees: Garry Cowan*

Position: House of Delegates – Alternate Representative
Details: Must be an HOD member
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: James Weber*
Nominees: Diana Thomé

Political Action Committee (PAC) Board

Entity Description: Political Action Committee Board

Position: At-Large
Details:
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Timothy Montgomery*
Nominees: None to date

Position: Area 2 (Central States)
Details: To be appointed by the AVMA House Advisory Committee
Term Ends: August 2022
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Bridget Heilsberg*
Nominees: None to date

Position: Area 3 (Western States)
Details: To be appointed by the AVMA House Advisory Committee
Term Ends: August 2022
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Kenneth Pawlowski
Nominees: Richard Sullivan

State Advocacy Committee (SAC)

Entity Description: State Advocacy Committee

Position: Area 1 (Eastern States)
Details:
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Albert Andersen*
Nominees: Justin Toth

Position: At-Large
Details:
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Dan Segna*
Nominees: Dan Segna*

Steering Committee on Human-Animal Interactions (SCHAI)

Entity Description: Steering Committee on Human-Animal Interactions

Position: Veterinarian or scientist with expertise in domestic animal relationships (animals used for companionship, research, food, work, recreation) – Primary Representative
Details: None
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Zenithson Ng*
Nominees: Zenithson Ng*

Veterinary Economic Strategy Committee (VESC)

Entity Description: Veterinary Economic Strategy Committee

Position: At-Large (2 positions)
Details:
Term Ends: August 2023
Nominations Due: March 31, 2020
Outgoing Member: Dawn Burdette, Camala Bailey*
Nominees: Camala Bailey*, James Lloyd, Lauren Holtvoigt, Jennifer Quammen

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