MVMA has dynamic and fun committees and task forces that are making a difference in the veterinary world. To join a committee or task force, contact us!
Animal Welfare Committee
The Animal Welfare Committee engages in activities that promote animal welfare and the human/animal bond. They plan the annual MVMA Animal Welfare Conference and develop educational resources regarding animal welfare issues.
The Awards Committee works to recognize individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to the veterinary profession or the animals and clients it serves.
Continuing Education Committees
MVMA has several CE Committees which assist in the promotion and delivery of veterinary continuing education programs, including the small animal seminar series, hands-on wet labs and the Michigan Veterinary Conference.
Continuing Education Task Force
The Continuing Education Task Force will evaluate MVMA’s existing CE and look at new ways to deliver exceptional, accessible, entertaining and innovative continuing education.
Ethics and Grievance Committee
The Ethics and Grievance Committee reviews and attempts to mediate ethical issues and client complaints referred to the MVMA.
Equine Practice Committee
The Equine Practice Committee plans 4 CE events and several labs annually with the latest information available in equine medicine. They also provide timely responses to critical issues as they arise in equine practice and communicate with Michigan equine practitioners, veterinary medicine as a whole, the horse industry and the public.
The Executive Committee consists of MVMA’s President, President-Elect, First Vice President, Second Vice President and Immediate Past President. The Committee acts on behalf of MVMA’s Board of Directors between Board meetings and also functions as MVMA’s Finance Committee.
Food Animal Practice Committee
The Food Animal Practice Committee supports food animal practitioners in matters pertaining to regulation, legislation, and continuing education. Their goal is to promote, protect, and ensure the success of food animal veterinary medicine, while concurrently monitoring the health and welfare of the Michigan livestock industry.
Leadership Development Committee
The Leadership Development Committee engages in activities that provide a consistent and diverse leadership ladder for the organization on a state and national level.
Legislative Advisory Committee
The Legislative Advisory Committee assists the MVMA Board of Directors in formulating and implementing MVMA legislative policy and MVMA positions on State regulatory proposals. They integrate the needs and concerns of members into their recommendations which are made in the overall best interest of veterinary medicine.
The Membership Committee assists MVMA staff in recruiting new members and retaining current members. In addition, they review membership programs and services and make recommendations to the Board on new services and member benefits.
Public Health Committee
The Public Health Committee monitors, develops and implements MVMA programs that address zoonotic diseases in Michigan.
The Student Committee reviews all request for funding made to the MVMA by student groups and determines funding. They review MVMA student programs and suggest ideas for new programs.
Veterinary Technician Committee
The Veterinary Technician Committee identifies and makes recommendations to the MVMA Board on issues pertaining to veterinary technology.
Wellness Task Force
The Wellness Task Force was convened in 2015 to provide and develop resources needed to assist members with compassion fatigue, concerns about finances, burnout, overwhelm, problems balancing work and personal life, general fatigue, sleep problems, concerns about career, depression and more.
Young Professionals Task Force
The Young Professionals Task Force will explore new ways to bring value to and engage Millennials and young veterinarians.