Weigh-in on AVMA Resolutions and Bylaw Amendments

The AVMA House of Delegates will hold its annual meeting just prior to the AVMA Convention in St. Louis in July. Delegates will discuss and vote on a number of resolutions and bylaw amendments during that meeting.

If you’re curious about the topics of discussion or are interested in voicing your opinion to your delegates about these resolutions, you can view and read the resolutions and proposed amendments on our website. If you’d like, you can provide your input to your HOD delegates by using our Leadership Look-up Tool, Your AVMA Leaders.

We all know that knowledge is power. We want you to know that your opinion counts. And we want to give you every opportunity to learn about the topics under consideration by your AVMA House of Delegates. So we urge you to be a part of the process, and let your voice be heard.

3 thoughts on “Weigh-in on AVMA Resolutions and Bylaw Amendments

  1. I strongly support resolution 5, and amendments 10, 11, 12 (which can probably be melded into one uniform policy.) I feel the Executive Board is not transparent and democratic enough to represent the 80,000 members of the AVMA.

  2. I further question the AVMA’s ability to provide any effective leadership for the future. Our profession may be delegated to the backwaters of the health sciences unless we have effective leadership who can make decisions that may be painful and execute them effectively.There is an oversupply of veterinarians period that has been projected over the past thirty years from the Arthur Little study of 1978, the AVMA Manpower Study of 1985 and the KPMG MegaStudy of 1999. Yet, there has been no leadership coming from the AVMA or academia to face the reality that now is today with fewer job prospects in clinical and non clinical arenas for veterinarians. Even now the American Association for Bovine Practitioners has questioned the need for more food animal veterinarians on their website (www.aabp.org). Many talented people who invested in veterinary medicine as a career will not see any returns on that investment in themselves but may be paying for it for decades.

  3. I am glad to see the many state VMA’s who are questioning the AVMA’s trend toward accrediting more and more foreign veterinary schools. The US veterinary market is saturated with SA veterinarians, and many new graduates have colossal debt and no job offers. AVMA should be working to protect the value of a veterinary degree. The ever increasing numbers of US and foreign graduates will not help. The profession is facing some very serious obstacles and it seems AVMA leadership is not in touch with the needs/ concerns of its members.