Advisor Guidelines

Advisor Guidelines

Advisor Guidelines

Each ACVIM Student Chapter is required to have a faculty advisor who is Diplomate of the ACVIM.

  1. Criteria

    1. The advisor must be an ACVIM Diplomate in good standing with
      the College.
    2. Faculty advisors must be affiliated with a veterinary school in a professional position, either as a faculty member and/or clinician.
    3. A co-advisor may be an ACVIM Diplomate who is not within the University or College and is in private practice. 
       
  2. Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Represent and promote the ACVIM to student affiliates.
    2. Commit to a two-year term that may be repeated.
    3. Contact Student Chapter President(s) to coordinate semester activities.
    4. Attend Student Chapter functions and activities as much as possible, especially when all students, mentors, and advisors are scheduled to be present.
    5. Promote and provide leadership in the organization of scholarly activities, speaking engagements, symposiums, and fund-raising activities with the Student Chapter.
    6. Develop and maintain communication with the dean’s office to keep it informed of ACVIM on-campus activities.

  3. Selection Process

    1. The advisor, provided he or she meets the aforementioned criteria, shall be elected by the procedure in Article I, Section 4 of the Student Chapter Bylaws.