1. The annual meeting will be held for the transaction of business. Scientific papers related to veterinary ethology and behavioral medicine will be presented at the meeting.
A general meeting of the members shall be held each year. At least every other year, this meeting will coincide with the meeting of the Clinical Animal Behavior Conference American Veterinary Medical Association. With a majority vote of the active membership, the annual meeting may be scheduled to occur at a time and location apart from the Clinical Animal Behavior Conference American Veterinary Medical Association meeting.
2. Special meetings of the members may be called by the president. Alternatively, 10% or more of the members having voting rights can call a meeting without the authorization of the president. Should a meeting be called, the officers of AVSAB are required to attend the meeting and minutes documenting the meeting shall be taken by the Recording Secretary.
3. The place of meeting for the annual meeting shall be at the same place at which the meeting of the Clinical Animal Behavior Conference American Veterinary Medical Association is held each year, or an alternate location determined by majority vote of the active members.
1. These By-Laws may be altered, amended or repealed and new By-Laws may be adopted by a majority of the voting membership present at any regular meeting, or at any special meeting, if at least two days written notice is given of an intention to alter, amend, or repeal these By-Laws or to adopt new By-Laws.
2. Amendments to these By-laws may be approved using mail-in ballots only if there is unanimous approval of the proposed amendments by all voting members of the Society.
3. Motions to amend proposed constitutional amendments may not introduce any new changes outside the scope of the original notice given prior to the meeting.
4. Proposed amendments to the By-laws must be in concordance with the legal statutes of the state of incorporation of the Society and can be generated by any of the following methods
a. decision of the Executive Board
b. support of 10% of the voting membership
c. majority support at the annual meeting