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Board Basics & Beyond - Registration Now Open!

The AAVSB's Board Basics & Beyond is an interactive training session designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to excel as a regulatory board member, executive, or staff member. This training is ideal for individuals new to their position or those wishing to learn more about being a regulator. It is scheduled for April 20-21, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Travel dates are April 19 and 22.


  • Increase board member knowledge
  • Promote effectiveness in regulation
  • Identify issues and potential resolutions

Questions That Will Be Addressed

  • Is everyone a public member?
  • What is the definition of a veterinarian?
  • Does 'shall' mean 'may'?
  • What constitutes a quorum?
  • How/Who determines what education is necessary for licensure?
  • What is a conflict of interest? Why is it important?
  • Can the Board/Council delegate authority to another entity?
  • What are the grounds for discipline?
  • Does the Board/Council have immunity? Are there different kinds?
  • Is there data that is reported to the Board/Council at every meeting?

Agenda Highlights

  • Terminology: Importance of Language
  • Introduction of AAVSB Practice Act Model
  • Small Group Discussions:

            Board Operations & Applications/Renewals
            Board Staff Authority - Delegation & Conflict of Interest
            Enforcement - Discipline & Sanctions
            Outreach & Social Media

  • Protecting the Board & Staff - Immunity


Registration is open January 8 - March 30, 2018.
Registration is open to Member Board Executive Directors, Member Board members, and Member Board staff.
$250 USD Investment by Member Board - all other reasonable expenses (i.e. transportation, lodging, food, etc) are covered by the AAVSB.

Register Online Here

What Attendees Are Saying

"I enjoyed the small group discussions - topics and questions were great - answered many. I gained more perspective and clarity."

"This was exactly what I needed to be an effective Board Member."

"I certainly left feeling more confident in my role as a Public Member."

Training Policies & Procedures

   Attn: Lainie Franklin
   380 W. 22nd Street, Suite 101
   Kansas City, MO 64108
   Phone (toll-free): 1-877-698-8482 ext. 221
   Fax: 1-816-931-1604

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