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CVMA Committees & Task Forces

The CVMA has committees and task forces that address statewide veterinary issues and build leadership skills. Committees usually meet once to twice a year, usually at the CVMA office in Sacramento.

Committee members are appointed by the CVMA president. The CVMA provides committee members with transportation to and from the airport, a breakfast snack, lunch and a reimbursement of up to $100 to CVMA members for airfare. If you are interested in serving on a committee, contact Debbie Cary at dcary@cvma.net.

Below is a list of the current CVMA committees and task forces:

Agriculture Committee
Explores and suggests solutions of food animal-related issues.

Allied Industry Committee
Nurtures the relationships between the CVMA and its allied industry partners.

Animal Welfare Committee
Addresses animal welfare issues.

AVMA Advisory Committee
Seeks individuals from California to serve in AVMA positions and develops suggested policy that can be passed along to the Board of Governors as needed on issues of importance at the AVMA.

CVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant Committee
The responsibility of this committee is to oversee the CVMA CVA credentialing program with the purpose of increasing the number of RVTs.

CAVMRC Steering Committee
The California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC) works in cooperation with a broad range of entities to ensure the most efficient and effective emergency response to provide veterinary services during declared emergencies. The CAVMRC Steering Committee assists in overseeing the activities of the CAVMRC.

Economic Issues Committee
The purpose of this committee is to develop and prioritze the economic data and information that would be most important and useful to our members and to new graduates entering the profession.

Finance Committee
Reviews and recommends the CVMA annual balanced budget to the Board of Governors for approval; makes recommendations on financial policies or procedures to the treasurer and/or Board for implementation.

Leadership Development Committee
The purpose of this committee is to promote, identify and elect leaders for the CVMA.

Legislative Committee
Reviews and recommends positions on all legislative activity of the CVMA.

Political Action Committee
The responsibility of this committee is to act as the voluntary bipartisan political action arm of organized veterinary medicine in California. It is the duty of the PAC Board to raise, and effectively distribute funds for the purpose of electing candidates to political office, and to promote the improvement of government by encouraging veterinarians to take a more active part in governmental affairs.

Premises Task Force
Review of Article 3, Section 4853, Registration of place of practice premise permits of the Business and Professions Code and all other relevant sections of statute and regulation in order to make recommendations to the Veterinary Medical Board regarding setting minimum standards and licensing premises for all practice types.

Registered Veterinary Technician Committee
Promotes career enhancement and further development of the delivery of veterinary care; reviews and recommends the RVT of the Year in Private Practice Award, the Linda Markland RVT of the Year in Non-Private Practice Award, and the Outstanding DVM of the Year Award.

Ways & Means/President’s Council
Reviews CVMA Constitution and Bylaws, Policy Manual and award nominations.

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