Article 1. Committees
1.1. Board of the College
The BOARD of the College shall consist of the officers, the three members-at-large and the chairpersons of the Credentials and Examination Committees. The BOARD shall consider all the business and policies pertaining to the affairs of the College. It, or its designated Committees, shall receive all applications, conduct examinations and certify recommendations for Diplomate status in the College. It shall consider and act upon charges against Diplomates for alleged offences against the Constitution and Bylaws of the College or charges of unprofessional conduct and shall have the authority to recommend the expulsion of a Diplomate for grievous offences or non-professional behaviour. It shall appoint standing Committees, select the time and place of meetings and determine the fees for enrolments, examinations, and other matters. It shall direct the management of funds held by the College.
The Board shall meet at least once annually between consecutive AGMs, at times judged appropriate by the President.
1.2. Credentials Committee
The Credentials Committee shall be composed of at least four members appointed by the Board, each serving normally for a term of four years. The President shall be an ex-officio member of this committee. The senior member of the Committee in terms of service shall usually serve as Chairperson.
The Credentials Committee is responsible for setting criteria for training programmes, for approving the programmes and their sponsors, and for monitoring each candidate's progress through the receipt of regular reports. The Credentials Committee shall maintain lists of approved training programmes, approved supervisors and current candidates. It shall document detailed requirements for training programmes that are necessary for accreditation by the European Board of Veterinary Specialization.
The Credentials Committees shall:
i. review Diplomates' Continuing Evaluation forms;
ii. establish guidelines to assist applicants applying to sit the diploma examination;
iii. receive, review, and assess the candidacy of applicants and of residency training programmes;
iv. forward credentials of approved applicants to the Examination Committee;
v. receive the required periodic reports from supervisors of candidates on:
(a) the annual progress of each candidate in every residency
(b) details of each training programme, in the form of an initial application with update and re-evaluation every five years.
1.3. Examination Committees
The Examination Committee shall consist of at least eight members appointed by the Board, each serving normally for a term of four years. The President shall be an ex-officio member of this Committee. A senior member of the Committee in terms of service shall usually serve as Chairperson.
The Examination Committee is responsible for the preparation and administration of the certifying examination. Results of examinations shall be forwarded by the Chairperson of the Examination Committee to the Secretary of the College with recommendations regarding the awarding of diplomas.
The Chairman of the examination committee shall compile a report on the examination after its conclusion.