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Volunteer Opportunities with the PVMA!

As the PVMA grows, we would love to include more of our members in our projects, publications, and committees. We have many ways for member veterinarians (and VTA participants) to become more active in the PVMA, besides joining the executive board.

 

One way to become more involved is to join one of our new committees!

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please return a completed application by February 1st 2017 to admin@portlandvma.org.  

 

Committee & Taskforce Application

 

 

Committees & Taskforce Volunteer Opportunities Available:

 

*Continuing Education Committee (CEC)

Description: The CEC is responsible for developing high-quality, diverse, innovative, relevant and leading-edge continuing education programs.  Initial projects should include defining its scope of objectives and goals for diversity of educational programs.

 

*Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Committee (EDPC)

Description: The EDPC is responsible for addressing the role of the PVMA and the local veterinary community in the event of an emergency and/or disaster, and developing guidelines for use in disaster situations.  Initial projects should include defining the scope of the committee’s objectives, and specific member number and other requirements.

 

*Legislative and Political Awareness Committee (LPAC)

Description: The LPAC is responsible for establishing a conduit of communication for the PVMA members to be informed of federal and state legislative/political issues, and to have a voice when necessary.  The LPAC will stay current on issues that may affect PVMA members, and help to distill and disseminate this information as needed.  In certain circumstances, the LPAC will develop a cohesive position so that the issues affecting its members are heard and represented.  Initial projects should include consideration of a representative on the OVMEB and possibly OVMA.

 

*Veterinary Technician and Assistant Taskforce (VTAT)

Description: The VTAT is responsible for addressing the growing concern for the shortage and retention of veterinary technicians and assistants.

 

*Health and Wellbeing Committee (HAWC)

Description: The HAWC will focus on programs and resources to help increase the health and wellbeing of veterinary professionals in our community.  

 

 

Other ways to become more involved!

 

*If committee/taskforce work may not be of interest to you now, please see the list below of some smaller opportunities. We welcome ideas and input from our members, always, so please let us know if there are ways you feel you could contribute to the association and our community.*

 

  • Continuing education events

Serve as a speaker, Sponsor an event,  Join the CE committee to help coordinate speakers and organize events

 

  • Career events

Twice a year we host career events for over 100 area high school student. We welcome all veterinary team members to participate to provide varying perspectives about the profession as well as facilitate hands-on learning.

 

  • Publications

Have something to say? Write for us! We welcome contributions to our monthly newsletter as well as content for our website and Facebook page. We encourage our members to contribute their writing for the education of our members and the pet loving public. Know of a new technique, drug, or medical procedure? Want to share a new service making a difference at your practice? Let us know!

 

Volunteering  can provide more opportunities to make connections while helping to educate and support our veterinary community and the pet-loving public.

 

 

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