Nominations due Feb. 1 for AVMA Board elections

AVMA Elections: Your Voice. Your Vote.There’s still time for AVMA members to file election papers to run as candidates for positions on the AVMA Board of Directors representing two AVMA districts whose current directors’ terms expire next year.

Nominations are due Feb. 1 for AVMA Board of Directors elections in District 2 and District 6. District 2 includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia; District 6 includes Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

If you live in any of these states, we encourage you to consider bringing your perspectives to the campaign by throwing your hat into the ring as a candidate. As the collective voice of the entire veterinary profession, the AVMA is made stronger by hearing the diverse perspectives of all of our members. As a candidate, your voice will become part of the powerful conversation that moves the AVMA – and veterinary medicine – forward.

Requirements for candidacy

Nominees for the Board of Directors must have been active members of the AVMA for at least five consecutive years immediately prior to the election, and must reside in the district they wish to serve. Voting will run from March 1 through March 31. Those elected will serve six-year terms beginning in July.

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a candidate and the requirements for seeking these volunteer positions, our Elections web page will guide you through the process. You’ll find rules and instructions, nomination forms, and even a primer on our electronic voting process, which we used for the first time last spring.

If you have a desire and a passion to advocate for the interests of your colleagues, and for protecting and advancing veterinarians’ ability to provide crucial services, we invite you to explore the possibility of a candidacy for the AVMA Board of Directors. The AVMA needs your depth of perspective and understanding of the issues facing our profession, and you can help us more effectively advance our profession’s shared interests, values and goals.

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