an association leader is both an honor and a reward, but it
requires a demonstrated commitment to the organization and its
mission and goals. Participating fully in association
activities requires extra time to prepare for travel and attend
meetings. Leadership requires knowledge, talent, skill, vitality
and the ability to make a difference. In the association
environment, that translates into a solid track record of
contributing to the success of programs, events or projects.
Many people contribute their efforts toward the realization of
an association’s goals and objectives – no one does it alone.
Well developed interpersonal and communication skills are
essential to effective teamwork.
If you are a qualified candidate or you know of another AVCA
professional member with leadership potential, please consider
completing a Call for Leadership Nominations form. Board
Director, President Elect, Secretary-Treasurer. Submission
Deadline June 16, 2014.
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Professional Practice Analysis was completed in 2010.
Delphi Process conducted in 2011 defined scope of practice for
examination purposes. Please plan to participate in Item Writing workshops
when offered at the
annual conference. This is the road map of our profession and your
input defines it. The Practice Analysis is the information
that will be used for educational, certification and practice
Patient Memorial Donations
Remember your patients with a
memorial contribution to the AVCA. There is a Contribution
Form available on the
When a memorial contribution is received, your clients are
mailed a notification letter that you have made a monetary
contribution in memory of their pet/animal. You are mailed a letter
of receipt and acknowledgement of your contribution.
There are many other ways to support the AVCA
with monetary contributions. One of our doctors makes
a regular automatic payment of an animal adjusting fee
mailed to the AVCA each month. Donations can be a
one-time contribution of any amount, or a annual, bi-annual,
We acknowledge and thank all
of you who contribute to the AVCA.
The AVCA is a
501 c6. Contributions are not deductible as a charitable
contribution, but may be deductible as a business expense.
Certification Examinations -
2012 Examination Dates will be announced. Location:
Northeast Oklahoma A & M College, Miami, Oklahoma.
Candidate Handbook on Certification page. Application
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Willoughby Blake Memorial Conference Scholarship Donations
The Sharon L. Willoughby
Blake, DVM, DC Memorial AVCA Conference Scholarship is an
scholarship opportunity. The purpose of the scholarship is to help AVCA
Certified Members without adequate funding to attend the annual conference
and obtain the professional development that the AVCA Annual Conference
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