Board Basics & Beyond
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 1-2, 2022

Fontaine Hotel

Kansas City, Missouri


The Member Board investment is $250 USD per person.

What Attendees Are Saying
“I had no idea how valuable this training would be…Great content, well organized. I am inspired to be more involved. I just wanted to let you know that I had such a great time this past weekend at the AAVSB training. I was not sure what to expect, (and expected it to be a bit of a sleeper!). It's always good to be wrong in a good way! I learned so much information and have come home motivated and inspired. It was great to meet so many wonderful, dynamic people- I know I will be keeping in touch with several of them.”

-2019 Attendee

Registration is closed. Contact Lainie Franklin , Member Services Concierge, with 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