CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Awards Luncheon on Friday, July 21st to recognize Executive of the Year, Best in Business, and Distinguished Service. Look for more information on awards coming soon. Join your colleagues at for a fun networking event Friday afternoon. We will combine our traditional group activity with a dinner at Chef JJ's, a unique, personal, and hands-on culinary experience with a focus on the Big Green Egg. Saturday we will hold our full day CE event. For the morning session we will have Terry O’Neill, CPA, CVA, of Katz,...

The mission of the VMAE Power of 10 Task Force is to engage and develop recent graduates through the broadest possible adoption of a dynamic and evolving leadership program. VMAE’s signature program, the Power of 10 (P10), has been in place as a tremendous member resource for the last 5 years. During this time, over 28 VMAs have implemented, or are in the process of implementing, the P10 program. The Power of 10 Training Institute, hosted by Elanco in Indianapolis, was held March 21-23, 2017. The P10 Task Force is looking...

Wellness is a lingering issue in our profession, and the AVMA has committed new energy and resources to helping us find ways to improve the well-being of our friends and colleagues. We continue to dedicate resources to and collaborate with veterinary colleges, state associations, corporate sponsors and others to improve wellness in the veterinary community. As part of our ongoing commitment to personal and professional wellness, the AVMA is actively involved in several initiatives. The AVMA and our insurance trusts, AVMA LIFE and the AVMA Professional Liability Insurance Trust, have joined together to...

The kickoff of the Ready. Set. Go! Forwarding Booking Campaign on January 1 marked the beginning of an ambitious collaborative effort between the Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) and Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) to help ensure healthier pets and healthier veterinary practices. Hopefully you have had the opportunity to take advantage of the wealth of resources available to participating VMAs on the VMAE website. This is such a great opportunity to make a meaningful and positive difference in the lives of your members and their patients – and it’s...

Are your members looking for ways to obtain new clients and patients for their companion animal practices? Look to our CEO Ralph Johnson to have a tested solution from which others can learn, implement and enhance local community relationships with the multi-faceted win-win-win answer of “Yes, and…” How it Started: As an outcome of the Colorado VMA’s Collaboration Task Force comprised of leaders in CVMA and Colorado shelters, CVMA embarked on a pilot program known as Return For Care. The RFC concept and processes have been implemented and measured in Douglas...

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 04, 2017 -- The Pet Nutrition Alliance (PNA), an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing resources to veterinary healthcare teams to help them position nutrition as essential to optimal pet health, is pleased to announce Spanish and French translations of its popular nutritional calculator for both dogs and cats. A weight management tool for adult dogs and cats initially launched at the NAVC Conference 2016, the nutritional calculator is a tool designed to aid the veterinary healthcare team in making nutritional assessments and recommendations to help their patients...