The ACVIM is powered by our member volunteers. Without the ongoing contributions of time, talent and expertise of our members, we would be unable to execute and deliver on the projects and programs you see on these pages. Thank you to all of the volunteers that served during the 2020-2021 timeframe.


Volunteer Cycle 

In 2020, we changed the timing of some of our volunteer application periods. Starting in 2021, we will have two cycles: one for our certification committees and one for membership volunteer groups.

  • Our certification committees, which focus on test development, maintenance of certification and other certification-specific activities, do their work from July – June of each year. The call for volunteers for these committees goes out in January, with appointments confirmed by March.
  • Our membership committees and task forces, such as Diversity & Inclusion, Membership, ACVIM Forum, Education and Research (ERC) and Advanced Continuing Education (ACE), do their work from January – December. The call for volunteers for these committees goes out in June. Length of service, time commitment and duties vary by committee or task force, although all involve at least one-year terms. General information on the volunteer opportunities will be provided at the time of each respective call for volunteers.


Volunteering with ACVIM allows you to have a voice in the future of your association.  We are grateful for all of the contributions of our members and encourage you to submit your application to get involved in the coming year. The highlights listed below outline key projects and initiatives that made significant progress in 2020. 


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