Where Did You Go?!?
This past year seems like a blur as I reflect back on my
time serving as your IVMA president.
I stood before you almost one year ago to begin my term, I
mentioned that I looked at the year as an open book test.
And you, the membership, would be where I turned for the
Well you didnít disappoint. I continue to marvel at the
incredibly talented and giving members that make up our
Without the numerous board members, committee members and
volunteers that give so much of their time and energy, we
would not be the active, functional organization that we
In March, your IVMA Board of Directors adopted the
#1 Review Agriculture/Animal Welfare Issues,
#2 Study Veterinary Business Issues,
#3 Increase/Improve Membership Numbers in the IVMA,
#4 Improve IVMA PR/Marketing/Communication and
#5 Assess Continuing Education/Learning.
Our committees and task forces have been extra busy working
on these goals.
First, the Public Relations Committee made our new logo and
tagline a reality. It was a big change, but one Iím
particularly proud of. The Membership Committee has been
newly energized, looking to increase membership numbers and
They are working on different ways to reach out to
veterinary students and recent graduates to engage them
within our association. The Animal Welfare Committee
continues to find deserving recipients for their annual
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