Volunteer Positions

MVMA Volunteer Positions

The MVMA is not currently seeking volunteers for any particular positions, however, we are always looking for members who want to be more involved in our Board or committees. Our Legislative Committee and Continuing Education Committee both need volunteers. If you are interested in either of these committees, or in participating on the MVMA Board, please contact Katherine Soverel ([email protected]).

Other Opportunities

York County Community College is looking for a public community member to serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for the 2021-2022 academic year.  This committee is not only vital to the veterinary technology and animal care and management degree programs, but ensures all animals involved in the program are treated humanely and with the utmost respect. IACUC oversees the health and wellbeing of the animals involved in the program, as well as the safety of those working with them.  This position would involve two meetings per academic year, as well as possibly visiting and evaluating our off campus clinical instruction sites to ensure they are current with all recommended IACUC standards. This is an unfunded position, but opportunities are present to network with local area farms and veterinary hospitals, as well as YCCC professionals and students. Please send a current resume and all inquiries to Academic Affairs, YCCC, 112 College Dr. Wells, ME 04090 or to [email protected]. York County Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. York County Community College does not discriminate in its education and employment programs on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or religion. For more information, please call (207) 216-4437.

The Department of Animal Welfare is seeking veterinarians to submit their names to the Governor's office to sit on Maine's Animal Welfare Advisory Council. The Council meets quarterly during business hours in Augusta. They are currently meeting via Zoom, but are expected to begin in person meetings this fall. Please contact Katherine Soverel ([email protected]) if interested. Please indicate your reasons for interest and any relevant background you have for the position. The MVMA Governance Committee will select two MVMA members to submit to the Governor's office.

During these challenging times, Dr. Coville in Aroostook County would like to offer a small “future” opportunity for recovery and recuperation. Once the Covid-19 crisis is behind us, and the restrictions on casual movement are lifted – a “get-away” might be just what you want as a stepping stone to a brighter and more normal tomorrow. Dr. Coville has a rustic cabin on the shore of a 16,000 acre lake. The front windows look out across 2 miles of water to a wooded Canadian shoreline. The location is 3 miles in off the pavement on a well kept dirt road. The vast surrounding acreage is sparsely occupied with much of it in conservation easement. The camp itself offers all the expected features and services including Internet and Wifi. A limited number of “post-Covid rejuvenation opportunities” will be offered to fellow Maine veterinarians by Dr. Coville once the State allows such actions. If interested please inquire at [email protected] regarding details, dates, and terms of use. Good Luck and Best of Health to Everyone.