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National Volunteer Week - April 15 to 21, 2018

April 15, 2018

National Volunteer Week provides a wonderful opportunity to honour the veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, students and other volunteers who donate their time and expertise to the various projects undertaken by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) in support of Canada’s veterinary profession. 

This year’s National Volunteer Week theme is “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering.” The time and effort CVMA volunteers dedicate to the Association is immeasurable and the individuals are invaluable. The CVMA would have not reached the momentous milestone of 70 years of existence without the commitment of the thousands of volunteers who have served with us over seven decades. The CVMA depends on the contributions of our devoted volunteers across Canada to help our association achieve a variety of goals and objectives, and ensure the voice of the Canadian veterinary profession is heard across the country and around the world. We are indebted to them for their service. 

Over 600 volunteers support the work of the association, through their work on our Executive, Council, various standing committees, advisory groups, and task forces, and by reviewing articles for our journals. CVMA’s volunteers take time from their demanding schedules to act as ambassadors in media interviews and represent CVMA and the veterinary profession on 28 different external boards, associations, legislative and policy-making groups, both in Canada and abroad. 

View a complete list of CVMA’s volunteers here.

If you would like to volunteer for the CVMA or are interested in serving on a particular committee and wish to find out more, please contact the CVMA office or your provincial representative on CVMA Council. You can also consult the About CVMA section of this website for additional information. 

CVMA committees, boards, task forces, etc. are established by Council to address specific issues, recommend action to Council, and provide annual reports. Members interested in volunteering can complete a CVMA Volunteer Form and return it to the CVMA office.