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National Volunteer Week - April 7 to 13, 2019

April 11, 2019

National Volunteer Week provides an ideal opportunity to honor 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, “The Volunteer Factor — Lifting Communities,” is truly fitting given the extraordinary way our volunteers contribute to the CVMA and veterinary community as a whole. The time and effort volunteers dedicate to the Association is immeasurable and the individuals are invaluable. The CVMA owes its many years of success to the thousands of volunteers who have served us. We depend on the contributions of our devoted volunteers across Canada to help the 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 the CVMA and the veterinary profession on 28 different external boards, associations, legislative and policymaking groups, 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.