MVMA Peer Review Committee – Public Representative
The MVMA is reaching out to its member to identify individuals to serve as a public representative on the MVMA Peer Review Committee. Please click here for more information bout the role. Individuals interested in this role must complete and send the application to the MVMA. Click here to apply. The MVMA Council will review the applications and appoint a new public representative.
Role of the MVMA Public Representative
The role of a public representative is to investigate complaints against MVMA members and reach decisions regarding these complaints within the framework of The Veterinary Medical Act of Manitoba and the General By-laws of the MVMA as part of a Peer Review Complaints Committee (PRCC). All PRCC members must approach each complaint as impartially as possible. The committee’s public representative will typically provide a non-veterinary perspective, presenting insight on what a reasonable pet/animal owner would expect in their interactions with a veterinarian and the client’s perspective during an exchange. For example, there may be a situation where something seems obvious to the veterinary members on the PRCC, but where the public representative can identify, it would not be obvious to a layperson. That gap in understanding could form part of a communication problem that lies at the heart of a complaint.