AAVCAmerican Association of Veterinary Clinicians

MINUTES

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY CLINICIANS

KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2006

 

 

ATTENDANCE

           

Dr. Cecil Moore, president, called the meeting to order at approximately 9:00 a.m.  He gave special thanks to both Molly McKee, AAVC executive director, and to sponsor Bayer.

 

I.          QUORUM

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – June 1, 2005

 

The minutes of the meeting of June 1, 2005 were brought up for consideration. Without objection, there was unanimous consent to approve the minutes as published.

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – Dr. Cecil Moore

 

Dr. Moore recapped the future needs of the AAVC that were discussed at the Department Heads and Hospital Directors meeting in Atlanta in March. Reports on many of the topics discussed are posted on the AAVC website.

 

Dr. Moore thanked Dr. Michael Garvey for his work on the Veterinary Internship Matching Program. That program continues to be a great success.

 

AAVC will be co-sponsoring a symposium with the AAVMC regarding the future of Veterinary Teaching Hospitals, November 9-11 in Kansas City.

 

  1. PRESIDENT-ELECT’S REPORT – Dr. Mimi Arighi

 

Dr. Arighi first noted several task forces on which AAVC has been participating, relating to the future of Veterinary Teaching Hospitals and benchmarking.  

 

She then reviewed the policies for nominations for AAVC officers, and the deadlines protocol. Typically AAVC conducts its elections in April and the results are announced at the Annual Meeting in June.  Because there is usually a better attendance at the Department Heads and Hospital Directors meeting in March, the Executive Committee will be looking at moving up the elections process to earlier in the year and making the necessary AAVC constitutional changes to do so.  The dates will be January 15, nominations, February 1, mail ballots and March 1, due back. The results will be announced at the Annual Department Head and Hospital Directors Meeting.

 

Dr. Arighi noted that the department heads and hospital directors list serve and the AAVC membership list serve are both up to date.

 

  1. SECRETARY/TREASURER’S REPORT – Dr. Cecil Moore

 

In the absence of Dr. Fingland, Dr. Moore reviewed the financial reports as prepared by the administrative office (Attachment I). Those reports included the Balance Sheet as of May 28, 2006 and the Income and Expense Report from July 1, 2005 through May 15, 2006. Dr. Moore thanked Dr. Fingland for his diligence and hard work. It was moved and seconded to approve the treasurer’s report. The motion carried.

 

  1. AVMA DELEGATE’S REPORT – Dr. Richard DeBowes

 

President Arighi noted that Dr. DeBowes attended the AVMA Meeting last summer and a leadership conference over winter. He is waiting to hear from AAVC’s newly assigned AVMA liaison.

 

  1. COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

    1. Annual Meeting  - Dr. Mimi Arighi

           

Dr. Arighi thanked the attendees for their participation in the AAVC Annual Meeting.

 

    1. 2006 Annual Awards – Dr. Corinne Sweeney

 

Awards Committee Chair Dr. Corinne Sweeney announced Dr. Leah Cohn with the University of Missouri as the 2006 recipient of the Faculty Achievement Award. Dr. Sweeney presented the 2006 Resident Award to Dr. Andrea Balch with Mississippi State University. Dr. Cohn and Dr. Balch received the applause of the attendees.

 

    1. 2006 Intern-Resident Matching Committee – Dr. Michael Garvey

 

The results of the 2006 Matching Program were noted (Attachment II).

 

    1. Nominating Committee – Dr. Cecil Moore

 

Dr. Cecil Moore announced the ballot results from the recent election (Attachment III). Dr. Michael Schaer with the University of Florida was elected President-Elect; and Dr. Roger Fingland was re-elected Secretary-Treasurer.

 

 

 

  1. OLD BUSINESS

 

No report.

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS

 

No report.

 

  1. EXCHANGE OF GAVEL/PAST PRESIDENT PLAQUE

 

Dr. Cecil Moore presented the gavel to President-Elect, Dr. Mimi Arighi. Dr. Arighi presented the past president’s plaque to Dr. Moore.

 

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

 

  1. 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,

Molly K. McKee, Executive Director

 

 

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