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Finance Committee

The members of the Finance Committee are the Treasurer, who serves as Chair; the President-Elect; the Secretary; and the AAVMC liaison to the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. The AAVMC Chief Operating Officer serves as the staff liaison.


  1. Review and recommend to the board for approval an annual budget for the organization in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Chief Operating Officer.
  2. Review monthly financial reports as prepared by the Chief Operating Officer.
  3. Recommend financial policies and procedures.
  4. Meet quarterly by conference call to review AAVMC financials and receive updates from Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.
  5. Meet face-to-face at AAVMC Annual Conference.
  6. Serve as a resource to Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.
  7. Review all non-budgeted expenditures over a set dollar amount to be determined by the Board of Directors, and recommend action to the Board.
  8. Assist the Treasurer in creating quarterly and annual reports to the Board and Assembly.
  9. Monitor AAVMC reserves and receive notice of all account transactions.
  10. Monitor revenue streams.
  11. Annually review member dues structures and make recommendations for increases to the Board.
  12. Arrange for an annual audit with submission of same to the Board.
  13. Ensure the appropriate response to audit findings.
  14. Annually evaluate its work as a committee and the objectives it has committed itself to and report on same to the Board of Directors.

2015 – 2016 Committee Roster

Dr. Mark D. Markel, Chair  
Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin
AAVMC Treasurer
Term expires 2017
Dr. Douglas Freeman,  President-elect 
Dean, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
AAVMC Treasurer
Term expires 2016
Dr. Jean Sander
Dean, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University
AAVMC Secretary
Term expires 2017
Dr. James P. Thompson
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
APLU Liaison 
Term expires 2017

Ms. Dotty Gray
Chief Operating Officer, AAVMC
Assistant Treasurer
Mr. Mark Stodter 
Accounting Manager, AAVMC
Staff Liaison


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