AAVCAmerican Association of Veterinary Clinicians

MINUTES

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY CLINICIANS

THE BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2005

ATTENDANCE

 

Dr. David Senior called the meeting to order at approximately 9:00 a.m. There were approximately 15 members and guests in attendance.

 

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 June 9, 2004 were brought up for consideration.   Without objection, there was unanimous consent to approve the minutes as published.

 

III.       PRESIDENT’S REPORT - Dr. David Senior

           

            Dr. Senior gave a brief report on the activities of the Association.  He expressed appreciation of the Executive Committee for their work on AAVC.  He reviewed the VIRMP online status and reported the Matching Program successfully completed another year as a web-based program.  He stated that an issue of concern for the AAVC was the staffing of veterinary clinicians within Veterinary Teaching Hospitals.

 

IV.       PRESIDENT-ELECT’S REPORT - Dr. Cecil Moore

 

            The report of the President-Elect was delayed until later in the meeting. 

 

V.        SECRETARY/ TREASURER’S REPORT - Dr. Roger Fingland

 

In the absence of Dr. Fingland, Dr. Senior reviewed the financial reports as prepared by the administrative office (Attachment I).  Those reports included the Balance Sheet as of May 27, 2005 and the Checkbook Report of July 1, 2004 through May 27, 2005.  It was moved and seconded to approve the treasurer’s report.  The motion carried.

 

VI.       AVMA DELEGATE’S REPORT - Dr Richard DeBowes

 

            No report.

 

VII.     COMMITTEE REPORT’S

 


  1. Annual Meeting - Dr. Cecil Moore

 

Dr. Moore thanked the attendees for their participation at the AAVC Annual Meeting.  He expressed appreciation to the ACVIM staff for their assistance in setting up this meeting and to the speakers for their efforts.  He reviewed the scheduled AAVC meeting.


 

  1. 2005 Annual Awards - Dr. Corinne Sweeney

 

Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Corinne Sweeney announced Dr. Doug Allen with the University of Georgia as the 2005 recipient of the Faculty Achievement Award.  Dr. Sweeney presented the 2005 Resident Award winner to Dr. Jacqueline Whittemore with  Colorado State University.  Dr. Whittemore received the applause of the attendees.  Dr. Sweeney also announced Dr. Philipp Mayhew with the University of Pennsylvania as a 2005 Resident Award Recipient.

 

  1. 2005 Intern-Resident Matching Program - Dr. Michael Garvey

 

The Results of the 2005 Matching Program were noted [Attachment II].

 

  1. Nominating Committee - Dr. David Senior

 

Dr. Senior announced the ballot results from the recent election [Attachment III]. Dr. Mimi Arighi with the Purdue 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. Senior presented the gavel to President-Elect, Dr. Cecil Moore.  Dr. Moore presented the past president’s plaque to Dr.Senior.

 

Dr. Moore gave brief comments on the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians.

 

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

 

 

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