AAVCAmerican Association of Veterinary Clinicians

MINUTES

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY CLINICIANS

THE CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2003

 

ATTENDANCE

 

Dr. Corinne Sweeney called the meeting to order at approximately 11:15 a.m.

 

I.          QUORUM

           

            Without objection, a quorum was noted to conduct the business of the Membership of the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians.

           

II.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The minutes of the meeting of May 29, 2002 were brought up for consideration.   Without objection, there was unanimous consent to approve the minutes as published.

 

III.       PRESIDENT=S REPORT

           

            Dr. Sweeney gave a brief report on the activities of the Association through year with specific comments on the Veterinary Internship Residency Matching Program.  The Matching Program successfully completed the first year as a web-based program.  

 

IV.       PRESIDENT-ELECT=S REPORT

 

            Dr. Doug Allen expressed appreciation to the speakers who presented the topics at the AAVC Annual Forum.  She stated the next AAVC Department Heads and Hospital Directors Meeting is scheduled for March 24-26, 2004 at the Westin Atlanta Airport.

 

V.        SECRETARY/ TREASURER=S REPORT

 

In the absence of Dr. Fingland, Dr. Sweeney reviewed the financial reports as prepared by the administrative office (Attachment I).  Those reports included the Balance Sheet as of May 30, 2003 and the Checkbook Report of July 1, 2002 through May 30, 2003.  Without objection the report of the Secretary/ Treasurer was agreed to.

 

VI.       AVMA DELEGATE=S REPORT

 

            No report.

 


VII.     COMMITTEE REPORT’S

 


  • Annual Meeting

 

Report previously given.

 

  • 2003 Annual Awards

 

Dr. Corinne Sweeney announced Dr. Michael Schaer with the University of Florida as the 2003 recipient of the Faculty Achievement Award.  She presented the 2003 Resident Award winner to Dr. Barrak Pressler with North Carolina State University.  Dr. Pressler received the applause of the attendees.  Dr. Sweeney also announced Dr. Nicola Pusterla with the University of California, Davis as a 2003 Resident Award Recipient.

 

  • 2003 Intern-Resident Matching Program

 

The Results of the 2003 Matching Program were noted [Attachment II].

 

  • Nominating Committee

 

Dr. Sweeney announced the ballot results from the recent election [Attachment III]. Dr. David Senior with Louisiana State University was elected President-Elect; and Dr. Roger Fingland was elected Secretary-Treasurer.

 

VIII.    OLD BUSINESS

 

No report.

 

IX.       NEW BUSINESS

 

No report.

 

X.        PRESENTATION OF THE GAVEL/PAST PRESIDENT PLAQUE

 

Dr. Sweeney presented the gavel to President-Elect, Dr. Doug Allen.  Dr. Allen presented the past president’s plaque to Dr. Corinne Sweeney.

 

XI.       ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no other business before the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians, it was moved to adjourn.  The motion was seconded and carried.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Thomas J. King, Executive Director

 

Note: The attachments were distributed at the meeting.  If you would like a copy of any attachment, please contact the AAVC.