We operate using the following Bylaws to keep our Association as healthy as you keep your patients. Here you will find the FVMA Bylaws ratified by the membership of the FVMA in the 2016 FVMA General Election. These became effective immediately following the Association’s Annual Meeting held in Tampa, Florida, on April 15, 2016.
The new Bylaws resulted from a review of the old FVMA Bylaws by a Bylaws Review Taskforce appointed by then FVMA President, Dr. Richard Carpenter, at the direction of the FVMA Executive Board. The Executive Board had determined that the old Bylaws had become legally deficient due to significant statutes that affect non-profit organizations.
Five past presidents, Drs. Jim Kanzler (Chair), John R. Bass, Jan Hasse, Janet Whitlock, and Richard B. Williams (then serving as treasurer) served on the Bylaws Review Taskforce.
The Taskforce presented ‘Proposed Revised FVMA Bylaws’ to the FVMA Executive Board for its approval in December 2015. They were then placed on the 2016 General Election Ballot to be ratified by members who voted to adopt them.