The Board of Veterinary Medicine has two openings for members in 2016:
A licensed veterinarian residing in Minnesota to serve on the Large Animal Complaint Review Committee, and a public member to serve on the Impaired Veterinarian Complaint Review Committee. Applicants for the veterinary member must have an active Minnesota veterinary license, and at least 5 years of veterinary experience, preferably with large animals. The public member may not or never have been, a member of the veterinary profession, the spouse of any such person, or have a material financial interest in either the provision of veterinary service or an activity directly related to the profession.
Board members are considered volunteers. However, a member does receive a modest per diem for time spent on the work of the Board and travel to the meetings. The time commitment for a veterinarian on the Large Animal Complaint Review Committee and a public member are: 3 - 6 Board meetings/year for an entire afternoon; 10 - 20 complaint review conferences of 2 hours each/year; and 1-2 hours a week reviewing complaint files. The terms are for 4 years, and members can reapply for 2nd and 3rd terms.
The Secretary of State's Office is now accepting applications for the open positions. These will be reviewed by the Governor who will make the appointments. The new Board members' term will begin January 1, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Click here to download the PDF from the Secretary of State's website. The Open Appointments Vacancy Notice is available on page 39 under Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine.
The Secretary of State's link to online applications or a downloadable application can be found on this page: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=308
Please contact Dr. Wilson at the Board of Veterinary Medicine if you have questions about the positions: (651) 201-2844 or firstname.lastname@example.org