AAVCAmerican Association of Veterinary Clinicians

MINUTES

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY CLINICIANS

WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION AND TRADE CENTER

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2007

 

 

ATTENDANCE

           

Dr. Mimi Arighi, president, called the meeting to order at approximately 8:30 a.m. 

 

I. QUORUM

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – May 31, 2006

 

The minutes of the meeting of May 31, 2006 were brought up for consideration. Without objection, there was unanimous consent to approve the minutes as published.

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – Dr. Mimi Arighi

 

Dr. Arighi thanked those in attendance for their participation in the meeting.  She thanked Dr. Michael Schaer for his hard work putting together the educational forum. 

 

  1. PRESIDENT-ELECT’S REPORT – Dr. Michael Schaer

 

Dr. Michael Schaer updated those in attendance about the day’s events.  He thanked the sponsors of the event, which included: Novartis, Care Credit, Purina, Pfizer, AVMA PLIT and Clinicians Brief.  He thanked Dr. Charlotte LaCroix for leading the discussion, “Who’s Watching The House.”

 

  1. SECRETARY/TREASURER’S REPORT – Dr. Roger Fingland (Dr. Mimi Arighi)

 

In the absence of Dr. Fingland, Dr. Arighi reviewed the financial reports as prepared by the administrative office (Attachment I). She reported that the association was in good shape, financially.  Dr. Arighi thanked Dr. Fingland for his 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 and Dr. Garvey had been representing the AAVC at AVMA functions, but were unable to attend this meeting.

 

 

  1. COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

    1. Annual Meeting  - Dr. Michael Schaer

           

Dr. Schaer thanked Molly McKee and the AAVC staff for her help in coordinating the Annual Educational Forum.

 

    1. 2007 Annual Awards – Dr. David Senior

 

Awards Committee member Dr. David Senior announced that Dr. Martin Vidal, of Louisiana State University and Dr. Lauren Riester-Pinchbeck of The Ohio State University were the two recipients of the 2007 Resident Awards. Dr. Senior presented Dr. Vidal with a plaque recognizing this achievement. 

 

    1. 2007 Intern-Resident Matching Committee – Dr. Michael Garvey (Dr. Mimi Arighi)

 

The results of the 2007 Matching Program were noted (Attachment II).

 

    1. Nominating Committee – Dr. Mimi Arighi

 

Dr. Mimi Arighi announced the ballot results from the recent election (Attachment III). Dr. Pat LeBlanc with Michigan State University 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. Mimi Arighi presented the gavel to President-Elect, Dr. Michael Schaer. Dr. Schaer presented the past president’s plaque to Dr. Arighi.

 

Dr. Schaer thanked those in attendance for the opportunity to serve as president of the AAVC.

 

  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.