AVMA Council on Education seeking volunteers


You could have a say on the future of veterinary education.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE) Selection Committee is seeking interested and qualified veterinarians to serve on the council. Per the AVMA, “This is one of the most important volunteer roles that AVMA members can fill.”

The AVMA COE is recognized as the accrediting body for schools that offer the professional DVM degree, or its equivalent in the US and Canada; the COE also accredits foreign programs. The council encourages and assists colleges of veterinary medicine in meeting the requirements for accreditation, thus maintaining and advancing veterinary education, the basis for our profession.

The COE Selection Committee is charged with appointing the nonacademic members of the council and is looking to fill the following positions with veterinarians who work in those fields:

  • Private equine practice
  • Large animal clinical service
  • Veterinary medical research

The AVMA is encouraging people to serve the profession by applying for the open positions. Councilmembers will have the opportunity to work with a committed group of practitioners, academicians, and members of the public to help ensure the quality of education students receive at AVMA COE–accredited schools.

Review the responsibilities of the council here.

Interested candidates should complete the application and submit it electronically by March 31, 2019.

If you’ve been to veterinary school, you have opinions on veterinary education. Here’s your chance to be heard.

If you don’t qualify for one of the COE positions but are still interested in volunteering, the AVMA has many other volunteer opportunities available. See the complete list here.

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