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Volunteering Opportunities

To support execution of important goals within the ACVS strategic plan, the college is launching—and seeking Diplomates to serve on—two new work groups: the Advisory Council of Diplomates and Primary Care Veterinarians (PCVs) and the Member Engagement Task Force.

Both groups will report to the ACVS Board of Regents.

Learn more about each working group below. If interested in applying to serve on a group, submit a brief resume and a one-page letter to acvs@acvs.org explaining why you would be able to contribute and how you meet the qualifications as outlined. Please be sure to note in your letter on which group you are interested in serving.

Letters of interest must be received at acvs@acvs.org
no later than Monday, August 17, 2020.


Advisory Council of Diplomates and PCVs

Purpose: Identify, develop, and implement activities to increase awareness of the value of board-certified veterinary surgeons among the animal-owning public and support collaborative relationships with other veterinary professionals.

Term: Up to 18 months

Membership: 4 ACVS Diplomates; 1 ex officio member; 3 PCVs will be added at a future date

Qualifications needed: Experience with public relations, social media, marketing, presentation development, and a proven history of collaborative relationships with PCVs that have led to improved animal health outcomes. Experience with a local veterinary medical association or other volunteer and outreach activities, especially in the areas of engagement, communication, marketing, or promotions, should be highlighted.

Application deadline: Monday, August 17, 2020


Member Engagement Task Force

Purpose: Identify, develop, and implement programs, activities, and member benefits that encourage members’ engagement with ACVS, retain members, and ensure relevance of the college throughout members’ careers.

Term: Up to 18 months

Membership:  ACVS Diplomates; 1 ex officio member

Qualifications needed: Interest in and experience with member engagement and communication strategies, and volunteer identification and recruitment. Experience with a veterinary medical association or other volunteer activities, especially in the areas of engagement, communication, marketing, or promotions, should be highlighted.

Application deadline: Monday, August 17, 2020