AVMA seeking volunteers for Council on Education positions

Qualified clinical practitioners who are interested in improving veterinary education in North America and beyond can now apply to serve on the AVMA Council on Education (COE).

According to Douglas G. Aspros, DVM, AVMA immediate past president and chair of the COE Selection Committee, serving on the COE is one of the most important roles that AVMA members can fill.

The COE is responsible for accrediting schools offering the DVM degree or its equivalent in the U.S. and Canada, as well as programs in some foreign locations. Committee members will work with practitioners, academicians, and public members to help ensure the quality of the education students receive at AVMA-COE accredited schools, Aspros said in an invitation to potential applicants.

Committee members work together to encourage and assist colleges of veterinary medicine to meet the requirements for full accreditation to keep veterinary education evolving and maintaining high standards.

The COE Selection Committee is currently seeking applicants to fill the following positions this spring:

  • Private equine practice
  • Private small animal clinical practice
  • Non-private, non-academic veterinary medicine

How to apply

Qualified clinical practitioners who are interested in serving on the COE can apply via the AVMA's online application, which must be submitted electronically by May 1, 2014.

For more information about the COE and the responsibilities of its members, visit the AVMA website.