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Help us shape your association and get involved by volunteering! We want your help in making PVMA the best association it can be. If you are interested in getting more involved in a PVMA committee(s) or task force, contact us at Info@PaVMA.org or 717.220.1437.

Animal Welfare Committee

  • Reviews and formulates positions on animal welfare issues
  • Provides a forum where rational discussion can take place that balances science, ethics and compassion on these issues
  • Assists with development of PVMA’sAnimal Welfare Forum.

 


 

Communications & Outreach committee

  • Suggests story ideas and authors for PVMA’s
  • Keystone Veterinarian magazine
  • Provides input on content for the PVMA website and other member communications
  • Selects nominees to receive the PVMA annual awards
  • Develops public relations campaigns and initiatives for the association.

 


 

Legislative & Regulatory Affairs committee (lrac)

  • Monitors and reviews state and federal legislation and regulations related to animal health and welfare, food safety and biosecurity, business, and veterinary medicine to determine if the association should develop a position or provide input.

 


 

Scientific Programs / Education committee

  • Selects speakers and topics and develops and implements the association’s continuing education programs.

 


 

Member Services committee

  • Evaluates existing and new services and products to identify if the service or product continues to be or would be beneficial to our members, offer some type of special incentive or discount to PVMA members exclusively whether or not the company can service all members equally, service all members across the state equally or only a specific geographic region, and provide non-dues revenue to the association.
  • Evaluates new dues and membership models to meet the changing needs of the profession.
  • Evaluates member and non-member feedback from needs assessments to identify areas of focus for PVMA.
  • Develops programs and services that are of benefit to veterinary students and identifies ways PVMA can support the student body at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine.

 


 

Technology Task force

Identifies needed improvements to PVMA's current technologies as well as identifying new avenues for the association to better communicate with its members electronically and simplifying internal systems.