Volunteer Opportunity for AVMA Members: Content Review for Museum Exhibition on Veterinary Medicine

Are client education opportunities the highlight of your day? Do you love what you do, and want people to know that veterinary work encompasses far more than the care of puppies and kitties. If so, we have an opportunity that may interest you.

We’re looking for veterinarians with a passion for the profession and a willingness to educate and inspire future veterinarians. The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)  has asked the AVMA to to provide them with a list of potential content experts for an exhibit targeted at elementary school students and exploring what veterinarians do, some of the skills needed to become a vet, and how children can be partners in animal care even at a very young age. The exhibition is slated to open in July 2013, corresponding with the AVMA’s 150th anniversary.  We need a few AVMA members to serve on a content review committee from roughly July 2011 through January 2013. The effort will involve 4-5 in-person meetings in Washington, DC (travel costs will be covered) and an average of one to two hours of time weekly to review proposed exhibit text and activities to make sure they are accurate and nothing important has been overlooked.

Interested? Please send us your contact information and a statement describing your expertise and why you think you’d be a great choice for the committee. If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Kimberly May at the AVMA by July 1 (email preferred, kmay @ avma.org – remove spaces to get email address; phone 847-285-6667).  The deadline for receipt of applications will be 5PM (Eastern) on July 4.  SITES will make its decisions by Monday, July 11.

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