Dear ASV Members, 

The Association of Shelter Veterinarians is currently seeking nominations for our Board of Directors.  Board members are essential to the success of the ASV –  they contribute to committees and projects that advance the mission, vision, and strategic goals of the organization. This is your opportunity to help mold the future of the ASV! Veterinarians who have been ASV members for at least two years are encouraged to apply via self-nomination using this nomination form.  

Board members are asked to participate in bi-monthly conference calls, engage in email correspondence throughout the year, contribute to committees and projects to accomplish the ASV’s work, and attend the annual board meeting and ASV Member Reception, which typically takes place in association with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) Symposium. In 2021, the ABVP Symposium is scheduled for September 16-19 in New Orleans - travel is not provided.  Terms are for 3 years, starting in January. We hope you will consider joining us!

Nomination packages must be submitted by e-mail to [email protected]. The deadline for submission is May 1.  

For more information, please see the Q&A below. Please feel free to reach out to the ASV nominations committee at [email protected] with any questions. We hope you will consider joining us! 


ASV Board of Directors Nominations Q & A

What is the minimum requirement? 

Two years membership in the ASV. Previous board members are eligible to be nominated again after a period of at least one year off the Board.

What’s the nomination process?
Interested ASV members should apply via self-nomination. Nomination packages should include a completed nomination form, a letter of intent, and a curriculum vitae or resume (not to exceed 3 pages).  Letters of recommendation or a list of references may be included at the discretion of the applicant. Nomination packages should be emailed to [email protected] by May 1.

How are nominees selected to join the board?
The ASV nominating committee will review all nomination packages, and ask nominees to complete a survey and participate in an interview. The nominating committee will then recommend a slate of nominees for a vote by the current Board of Directors. Participation in ASV committee work, attendance at annual meetings, and demonstration of leadership and advocacy will be considered. Additional consideration will be given to other skills that nominees may possess that would benefit ASV, including financial planning, fundraising, or legal expertise. Ideally, the ASV Board includes representation from all regions of the US, diverse social groups, and a variety of practice areas within shelter medicine, so these factors will also be considered. 

When is the nomination deadline? 
May 1