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July 2018 AVMA House of Delegates Update
By Bonnie Bragdon
Posted on 7/23/2018 11:06 AM

The AVMA’s House of Delegates met for its summer session last week.  As always the summer session is marked by election of officers and council and committee members.  AAIV was proud to nominate three members from the floor.  Our goal is to support and guide our members in their interest in serving their profession through volunteer service in the AVMA.  Keep an eye out for announcements about new openings from our nominations committee. 

The House of Delegates is also considering changes in the bylaws which govern Allied Constituent Organization membership in the House of Delegates.  The American Association of Industry Veterinarians is an Allied Organization and is working within the Allied Caucus and House of Delegates to update those governing bylaws to ensure our members continue to have representation in the House of Delegates.  Final recommendations for bylaw changes should be made during the Jan. House of Delegates session. 

Finally,  I was astonished by the low number of AVMA members who contribute to PAC or the Political Action Committee.  Less than 1% of the members contribute to this important group tasked with lobbying on behalf of veterinarians in federal government.  I’ve made my contribution and I hope you will consider making one as well.  Not sure about the importance of PAC?  Drop me a line at for more information!

Disclaimer-  Please note that I am an employee of Merck Animal Health, however the opinions I express and the materials I present reflect my sole opinions, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Merck Animal Health.