Who & What

Board Basics & Beyond is an interactive training session designed with the new board member, executive director, board staff, or attorney in mind. Participants acquire knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their regulatory role. This workshop is ideal for individuals new to their position or those wishing to learn more about being a regulator.

When & Where

April 14-15, 2023

Fontaine Hotel

Kansas City, Missouri


The Member Board investment is $250 USD per person.

What Attendees Are Saying
"Great to hear other states' board approaches and situations they deal with."
- Craig Nishimoto, DVM - Hawaii Board of Veterinary Medicine
"I learned so much that I can take back with me. It was wonderful to put faces to some of the names I frequently see as well."
- Amanda Briggs, Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners
"It's my first time here so I didn't have any expectations and the course was incredible and well run. The support/organization for travel accommodations was also phenomenal."
- 2022 attendee

Registration is closed. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Key Outcomes

By attending Board Basics & Beyond, you'll walk away with a better understanding of the following:

  • The Role of the AAVSB in supporting and advancing the regulatory process for veterinary medicine
  • Terminology: The Importance of Language
  • Practice Act Models
  • Basic Board Operations
  • Board Authority, Delegation, & Conflict of Interest
  • Enforcement, Discipline & Sanctions
  • Outreach & Social Media
  • Protecting the Board & Staff through Immunity
Questions That Will Be Addressed

By attending Board Basics & Beyond, the following questions 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?

Important Documents

An AAVSB representative specialized in your question will get back to you