UPbook has become a Bronze-level Strategic Initiative Partner, and VMAE welcomes them to our community and expresses gratitude for their support!   “Too often a practices front desk is their number one vulnerability and UPbook is on a mission to reverse this.  Our goal is to turn practice phones and the people answering them into key drivers of their revenue and success” stated Dr. Michael Warren, CEO of UPbook.  Warren explains “Our veterinary-specific front desk optimization platform was designed to help practices monitor customer service, improve workflow, convert and retain more clients, and...

AVMA’s diversity and inclusion webpage has webinars, podcasts, and other resources – including a book list that can serve as a starting point for those who want to become stronger allies in pursuit of racial justice and equity.  A growing library of webinars on AVMA Axon® empowers veterinary professionals to combat bias and help make the veterinary profession and veterinary practices more welcoming to all people. Three CE webinars are now available for all veterinary professionals to view free of charge: Diversity, marginalization and intersectionalityUnconscious bias: How it affects us and...

The College of Veterinary Medicine at the Western University of Health Sciences is convening an important dialog to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the veterinary profession.  ”A Black Perspective on Race in Veterinary Medicine: A Conversation” will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 6-8 PM Pacific time (Zoom meeting ID 761 820 4389, password CVM2020).  The conversation will be led by three distinguished veterinarians: Phillip Nelson, DVM, PhDDean, College of Veterinary MedicineWestern University of Health Sciences Ruby L. Perry, DVM, MS, PhD, Dip. ACVRDean, College of Veterinary MedicineTuskegee University Michael...

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! ...