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Executive Board Vacancies for 2013-14

Nominations: Candidates for Executive Board vacancies can be nominated by any member in good standing, by local associations or by self-nomination. Nominations for candidates don’t have to originate from a member in the same region or type of practice as the candidate. However, a member can only vote for a candidate in their region or practice type. More than one candidate can enter the election for each position.

Nominations should be submitted to the WSVMA office along with the candidate’s current curriculum vitae no later than May 1, 2013. Ballots will be sent to members at the beginning of July and the deadline to cast votes is July 31, 2013.

Be sure to update your membership record! When voting for a practice type representative, you must vote according to your practice type listed in your member record. Please update your membership record now to make sure your practice type on file is accurate.

 WSVMA Executive Board Positions Available November 2013

Position Qualifications Current representative whose term is ending Nominees
Region VII Okanogan, Ferry, Chelan, Douglas, Grant Counties* Dr. Mark Shelton  
Region VIII Spokane, Stevens, Adams, Lincoln, Whitman, Pend Oreille*                                          Dr. Michael Burdette Dr. Michael Burdette
Region IX                    Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, Asotin*
Dr. Lori Pritchett Dr. Diana Thome
Equine Medicine Must be an active member in a practice that is more than 50% equine.  Dr. Dan DeWeert Dr. Chantal Rothschild
Companion Animal Medicine Must be an active member in a practice that is more than 50% small animal and/or exotics. Dr. Diane Pinkers Dr. Diane Pinkers
Specialty Medicine Must be an active member and board certified in an AVMA recognized specialty. Dr. Lisa Parshley Dr. Tamara Walker

 *If retired or not currently practicing, regional representatives must reside within the boundaries of the region. Regional representatives who are relief veterinarians or who have mobile practices must reside within the boundaries of the region.

Elections
Candidates will be elected by a majority of votes from the members in their geographic area or practice type they will represent.

Terms
Terms for regional and practice representatives are for three years and each representative can serve up to two terms. Partial terms don’t apply to term limits. Board members who have served previously are eligible to serve up to two additional terms as a practice representative. Terms start at the beginning of the fiscal year, November 1.

Vacancies
Vacancies shall be filled by an active member elected by the Executive Board at its next meeting following such vacancy. The representative elected shall serve the remainder of the term to which elected. 


New WSVMA Executive Board Structure

Regional Representatives – each representative has one vote

Regions Counties
Region I Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, Island
Region II Snohomish
Region III King
Region IV Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Pierce, Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap
Region V Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Skamania
Region VI Kittitas, Yakima, Klickitat
Region VII Okanogan, Ferry, Chelan, Douglas, Grant
Region VIII Spokane, Stevens, Adams, Lincoln, Whitman, Pend Oreille
Region IX Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, Asotin

Practice Representatives – each representative has one vote

Companion animal: The representative for companion animal practice must be an active member in a practice that is more than 50% small animal and/or exotics.

Production: The representative for production animal practice (e.g. bovine, poultry, aquaculture) must be an active member in a practice that is more than 50% production medicine.

Equine: The representative for equine practice must be an active member in a practice that is more than 50% equine.

Specialty: The representative for specialty practice must be an active member and board certified in an AVMA-recognized specialty.


 

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