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AAVMC by the Numbers


Membership and Governance

Membership by Type

U.S. Schools: 28

Canadian Schools: 5

International: 12

Vet Science: 8

Comp Med: 8

Affiliate: 4

 

Total Members: 65



Committees

Voting Board Members: 12

Advisory Committees to BOD: 6

Committees of the Assembly: 7



 











Veterinary Medical College Application Service

VMCAS 2013 Summary

Schools Using VMCAS: 34

Total DVM Programs: 47

Number of Applicants: 6,766

Number of Applications: 27,704

Average # of Schools Applied to: 4.1

Annual Revenue: $2,442,902




VMCAS 2014 Important Dates

VMCAS Launch: June 5, 2013

VMCAS Deadline: October 2, 2013













Meetings

Regular Annual Meetings: 3

  • Deans Conference (January)
  • Annual Conference (March)
  • Summer Meeting (July - August)
Typical Attendance at Largest: 250




Journal of Veterinary Medical Education

Frequency of Publication: Quarterly

Circulation: 2,400 Print Copies

Website: www.jvmeonline.org


Print and online access is free to AAVMC member institutions.




History

Founded in Illinois: 1966

VMCAS Launched: 1995

Incorporated in D.C.: 1997




AAVMC Programs and Services

  • Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
  • Veterinary Medical College Application Service
  • Student Debt Initiative (Follow-up on Donna Harris Report)
  • Leadership Academy
  • Conferences
    • Annual Conference
    • Summer Meeting
    • Deans Conference
    • Veterinary Educator Collaborative Support
    • Partners for Healthy Pets Support and Programming
  • Awards
    • Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award
    • Excellence in Research Award
    • Senator John Melcher, DVM Leadership in Public Policy Award
    • Iverson Bell Award
  • Advocacy
    • Advocacy Summit and Congressional Reception
    • Student Advocacy Externship
    • Meetings with Congressional and Executive Branch Leaders
    • Representation with an array of issue coalitions
  • Diversity
    • Patricia Lowrie Diversity Leadership Scholarship
    • Institutional Research (e.g. Climate Survey)
  • Communications
    • Press Releases
    • Electronic Newsletter
    • Annual Report
    • Website
  • Data
    • Comparative Data Report
    • Advocacy Survey
    • VMCAS Applicant Data
    • Fulfillment of Data Requests
  • Recruitment (Program in Development)
  • VMSAR (Admissions Publication)
  • Wetterberg Scholarship Administration (Activity Ending 2013)



Regular AAVMC Meetings


Annual Conference

Total Attendees: 200 - 250

Institutions Represented: U.S., Canadian, and international schools and departments. Deans, associate deans, and other faculty attend, as well as individuals from other stakeholder groups outside of schools (e.g. corporations, AVMA, etc.).

Program: Held in Alexandria, VA. Three days of programming on topics in education, diversity, leadership, administration, and other issues facing veterinary medical education. Also includes award presentations, a large evening reception (all stakeholders in DC area invited), and a veterinary medical career fair for children and teens up to high school age.


Annual Meeting

Total Attendees: 35 - 60

Institutions Represented: U.S., Canadian, and international schools and departments. Usually attended by deans (or other main institutional representative) only.

Program: Held at the AVMA Convention. Consists mainly of business meetings of the Board of Directors and Assembly. Sometimes includes joint meetings with other groups and associations.


Deans Conference

Total Attendees: 30 - 45

Institutions Represented: U.S., Canadian, and international schools (accredited only). Limited to deans only.

Program: Consists of a half-day of presentations, followed by two more half-days of free flowing topical discussions on issues of importance to colleges in veterinary medicine. Also includes a welcome reception, and has included another reception and plated dinner for the Deans. Many deans also bring their spouses to this event.




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