The AVMA Economic Summit is the meeting for veterinary professionals and stakeholders who want to understand, influence, and improve the economic future of the veterinary profession. This year’s event will take place entirely online October 26-28, making it easier than ever before to participate. Come away with a deeper understanding of where the profession is headed and strategies to help members thrive in today’s veterinary landscape. Here’s what you can expect: Examine the effects of COVID-19 and what's needed for veterinarians to thrive in the post-pandemic world.Discover what drives clients' perceptions of...

The AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference (VLC) is going virtual in 2021, including the AVMA House of Delegates winter session that takes place during the conference. That means you can join the veterinary profession's premier conference for leadership development from wherever you are! Through a unique mix of CE sessions, AVMA governance meetings, and networking, VLC attendees will expand and hone their leadership skills while connecting with a diverse network of colleagues from all walks of the veterinary profession—all without having to travel. Registration opens this October—stay tuned for more details! In the...

AVMA has partnered with Petpro Tele+ to deliver the AVMA Telecast, becoming the only provider of veterinary content directly through telehealth resources.  AVMA provides veterinary-specific content with the goal of delivering timely information to veterinarians on any Internet-connected device.  The AVMA Telecast landing page contains more information and easily accessible links to download the app and view the AVMA Telecast Channel.  A press release is also available for sharing.  PetPro Tele+™ is a telehealth product that gives local clinics a streamlined telehealth toolkit in an easy-to-use app. It quickly and easily gives...

The primary goal for Pet Peace of Mind (PPOM) is keeping the hospice patient and pet together during the patient’s time on hospice.  PPOM trains hospices how to provide care for pets of hospice patients. The hospice provides specially trained volunteers to assist with daily care such as feeding, exercise and pet sitting. Other services may include arranging trips to the veterinarian, groomer, or boarding facility, plus developing an adoption/foster care plan for pets after the patient dies. The patient’s existing veterinarian will be used if there is already a relationship...

If you’re evaluating the impact of physical distancing requirements on meeting room capacity, you’ll find this new online tool to be helpful. Created by Banquet Tables Pro, the calculator works in two ways — by the number of people required, or by the square footage of the room; the calculator presents results with various distances between people. Check out the tool here. ...

Many VMAE members have learned from Jeffrey Cufaude at VMAE conferences – and now Jeffrey has created a free 30-minute webinar: Facilitation Essentials for Online Meeting Mannagement. The video presents tips and practices to help you navigate the world of virtual meetings with ways to prepare, enhance participation, and lead your online gathering. The video can be found here. Thanks, Jeffrey, for sharing this resource with VMAE colleagues! ...

Dr. Larry Garcia, at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, has obtained institutional approval to conduct a survey to assess veterinary practice and practitioner readiness for natural and man-made disasters. The VMAE Board of Directors agreed that disaster preparedness is an important topic and that VMAE would bring this survey to your attention. Dr. Garcia shared the following introduction and survey link, which can be used in or adapted for communications to your VMA members: Hello, my name is Dr. Lawrence “Larry” Garcia. I am a Clinical Assistant Professor...

The Pride Veterinary Medical Community (PrideVMC) is excited to announce the recipients of two new student awards, the PrideVMC Student Diversity Bonus Award and the PrideVMC Student Intersectionality Award. Both awards are sponsored by Merck Animal Health. Jessica Rutten and Kaitlin Brown are the award winners because of their commitment to diversity and inclusion, the professionalism of their award applications, and the creativity and innovation evident in their application assays. Each award recipient will receive a $4,000 scholarship on behalf of Merck Animal Health. Read more here. ...

Leading successful organizational change depends in large part on how much influence you have and whether you can help people understand how the change benefits them, writes Art Petty. "Once people see themselves as part of the changing environment and feel empowered to define how the change impacts them, resistance melts," he writes. Read more here.  ...