Peer To Peer News

As noted in a communication on Thursday, it was announced by Dr. Janet Donlin on Friday morning that VMAE is now receiving association management services through AVMA. Lisa Perius captured the announcement in a brief video in case you weren’t able to be in the ballroom for the VLC Plenary Session. One point to add is that the arrangement with AVMA does not change Tesha’s relationship with or service to VMAE — she and I will continue to be your staff team. Ralph Johnson, CEO | VMAE ...

Kelli Albarado - Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (Director of Operations) Forrest Bell - New England VMA Matthew Fernandez - Florida VMA (Program Manager) Fred Gingrich, DVM - American Association of Bovine Practitioners Tenley Haack - Idaho & Wyoming VMA Diane Matt, CAE - Colorado VMA Victoria Staples - West Virginia VMA Ann Wade - Florida VMA (Executive Assistant) We look forward to your active participation in VMAE and hope you find your membership valuable!...

If you’re like me, you depend on your fellow VMAE colleagues to help you excel in your role as veterinary association executive. How many times a year do we reach out to one another for advice, work examples or other valuable assistance to help us grow our organizations and serve our members? To me, you are the best member benefit VMAE offers. In addition to the importance of leaning on each other day-to-day, we offer a treasure trove of resources contributed by VMAE members and partners that you may have forgotten...

It's been a whirlwind (well, truthfully, a bit of a blur!) of activities since the last Peer to Peer update, seeing VMAE members connecting, learning, and serving together. Here are a few highlights: The VMAE Fall Conference 2016, held in Austin, was -- it goes without saying -- another terrific gathering of colleagues. Whenever VMAE members come together you can depend on lots of laughs and the free flow of ideas. Mary Byers, CAE, stimulated our thinking all day Friday with her presentation on 5 Radical Changes for Associations. Saturday...

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...