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As a volunteer organization, our success depends on members who graciously donate their time and talent to support our efforts.

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Board Meetings

Our Executive Board meets each month. All members are welcome to attend. If you would like to introduce a discussion topic, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) in advance so we can add it to the agenda.

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As a volunteer organization, our success depends on members of our professional community who graciously donate their time and talent to support our efforts.

Advocate for Your Profession and Colleagues

Volunteering with PSVMA is a great way to get away from your "screen," and into your veterinary community. Face-to-face events and projects that help grow our organization bring a sense of accomplishment and joy to our lives.

Whether you have 3 hours a week or 3 hours a year, we welcome your involvement. If leadership is your thing, consider a position on the Board or Directors. If action is more appealing, consider chairing or volunteering for one of our special interest committees.

Executive Board

President

The President presides at general membership and Executive Board meetings, appoints chairpersons, acts as registered agent, conducts affairs and operations to uphold the mission, and is signor on all financial accounts.

  • Term: 1 year or until a successor is elected

President-Elect

The President-Elect succeeds to the office of the President, performs the duties of the President in the absence of the latter, arranges programs for general meetings, and assumes other duties at the President’s request.

  • Term: 1 year or until successor elected

Secretary

The Secretary keeps permanent records of all meetings, notifies members of place, date, time of all meetings, conducts official correspondence, and performs other duties as directed.

  • Term: 1 year or until successor elected

Treasurer

The Treasurer acts as chief financial and accounting officer, collects all monies due directly or indirectly, oversees payment of bills, submits financial report at Executive Board and general meetings, submits annual financial summary, submits budget at first general meeting of the year, submits financials for tax preparation by accountant, and files our annual report to the Secretary of State by Dec 1st.

  • Term: 1 year or until successor elected

The duties of the Board of Directors described above are is in addition to the general duties of the Board of Directors as ;outlined in Article III of the by-laws.


Directors at Large – Committee & Chapter Chairs

Animal Cruelty Education

The Animal Cruelty Education committee coordinates our in-depth regional conference. Responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling speakers, venues and volunteers,
  • Advertising meetings,
  • Coordinating revenue and expenses, and
  • Overseeing notes, validations, refreshments and appreciations.

Continuing Education: Regional Lecture Series

The Regional CE committee oversees the coordination and implementation of Regional CE Lecture Series. Responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling speakers, venues and volunteers,
  • Advertising meetings,
  • Coordinating revenue and expenses, and
  • Overseeing notes, validations, refreshments and appreciations.

Disaster Preparedness Education

The Disaster Preparedness Education committee coordinates our in-depth regional conference. Responsibilities include:

Scheduling speakers, venues and volunteers,
Advertising meetings,
Coordinating revenue and expenses, and
Overseeing notes, validations, refreshments and appreciations.


Membership

The Membership Committee promotes membership assets, sends renewal notices and new member invitations, maintains the membership database, and manages revenue.


Professional Relations

The PRofessional Relations Committee receives and manages complaints submitted by clients that involve veterinarians, and facilitates open communication while protecting confidentiality.


Public Information

The Public Information committee maintains public information regarding PSVMA for the members and general public, maintains the website, social media, newsletter, phone lines, public inquiries, vendor inquiries, distribution of promotional materials, and any other interaction with the public.


Technician Chapter

The newest chapter of PSVMA, the the Technician Chapter, is in its infancy. We are looking for a leader with vision and enthusiasm to guide our member LVTs into a cohesive, supportive para-professional community. Please contact us if you have a nomination or are interested in filling this role for your colleagues.