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CVMA Committees and Task Forces

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

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 $200 to CVMA members for airfare. If you are interested in serving on a committee, download the committee interest form below and contact Della Yee at dyee@cvma.net.

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Below is a list of the current CVMA committees:

Access to Veterinary Care Task Force
To examine the problem of lack of access to veterinary care, and to assist the CVMA in formulating positions and policy regarding how best to address access-related challenges faced by the veterinary community and the people and animals its serves.

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

Animal Welfare Committee
Addresses animal welfare issues.

AVMA Advisory Committee
The AVMA Advisory Committee identifies individuals from California to service in AVMA Committee and Council positions, and acts as a conduit between the two associations relative to issues of importance at the AVMA.

CVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant Committee
Oversees the CVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant Committee credentialing program with the purpose of increasing the number of Registered Veterinary Technicians.

CAVMRC Steering Committee
Assists in overseeing the activities of the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC), which in turn works in cooperation with a broad range of entities to provide veterinary services to animals in need during declared emergencies.

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

Inclusion and Diversity Committee
This committee focuses on cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion both within the CVMA and in the California veterinary profession as a whole. The work of the committee includes (1) identifying diverse individuals to be leaders of the CVMA, (2) making recommendations for diversity and inclusion-related topics, speakers, and authors in CVMA presentations and publications, and (3) exploring new ways to help promote veterinary medicine as an accessible and welcoming profession to people of all communities, including members of historically underrepresented groups.

Investment Committee
The responsibility of this committee is to—in concert with outside financial advisors—direct and oversee the investment of available association funds consistent with the CVMA’s Investment Policy Statement (IPS), and to make adjustments to the IPS when deemed prudent.

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
Acts as the voluntary bipartisan political action arm of organized veterinary medicine in California, raising and distributing funds for the purpose of electing candidates to political office, and encouraging veterinarians to take a more active part in governmental affairs.

Registered Veterinary Technician Committee
Promotes career enhancement and further development of the delivery of veterinary care by RVTs.

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

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