Volunteer For an AAVP Committee

We urge you to support the AAVP be volunteering for one of our committees. Please read the objectives for the different committees below and seriously consider expressing your interest in joining one of them by submitting the form below. Achieving our mission and keeping the AAVP a vibrant organization depends on it. Final assignment of members to committees will rest with the AAVP President and will be announced in the June news letter to ensure the different groups can have a productive committee meeting at the annual meeting in San Diego.

  • Outreach/Research Committee:The Outreach/Research Committee shall initiate new programs that will promote the Association and its members. They shall recommend these programs to the Executive Committee and develop and maintain relationships with other related societies, producer groups, and industry. They shall continually evaluate the direction of research in veterinary parasitology and report to the membership on these directions. They shall also develop statements on areas the Association believes research emphasis is needed. Specific examples include:
    • Provide speaker list for outside organizations.
    • Ensure AAVP activities are given due publicity through press releases on major AAVP activities (including the annual meeting and the educators symposium).
    • Advertise annual meeting through appropriate channels.
    • Identify upcoming scientific meetings of interest to the membership for newsletter.
  • Education Committee:The Education Committee shall foster interchange between veterinary parasitologists and assist in any way the enhancement of teaching parasitology in general and veterinary parasitology in particular. Specific examples include:
    • Organize the AAVP educators symposium every two years or as appropriate.
    • Liaise with ACVM on veterinary parasitology education.
  • Publications/Internet Committee:The Publications/Internet Committee shall be responsible for developing, writing, and publishing documents (paper and electronic) and books sponsored by the Association for distribution to the membership. All such publications shall have the prior approval of the Executive Committee. Specific examples include:
    • Ensure “AAVP” text books are kept up to date and published.
    • Book reviews for newsletter.
  • Awards Committee: As appropriate, the Awards Committee shall recommend persons for honorary membership, and select individuals to receive the Association’s Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologist award and other awards as deemed appropriate by the Association.
  • Constitution/By-Laws Committee: The Constitution/By-Laws Committee shall be responsible for reviewing the Constitution and By-Laws on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Executive Committee.
  • Newsletter/Editorial Board Committee: The Newsletter/Editorial Board Committee shall be responsible for the AAVP Newsletter, which shall be published electronically, by the Publications/Internet Committee, three (3) times a year on the AAVP website.
  • Student Committee: The Student Committee shall help to increase communication and the exchange of information, ideas and fellowship among all student members and the AAVP membership, and work to promote and foster attendance and participation of students at the annual AAVP meeting.

Volunteer For an AAVP Committee