Seeking Your Input – Digital Education VMAE invites your participation in a brief survey in regard to current and planned digital education offerings at your VMA. All the information needed to respond is in your head – no data searching required, only 5-6 minutes of your time is requested! Based on member request, one area we’re gathering information on is webinars. The question about honorarium paid to presenters is permissible (in terms of anti-competitive concerns that can surface when such questions are asked via the listserv) because only aggregate (versus individually identifiable)...

Despite our desire to gather in San Diego for the VMAE | Summer Conference 2020, the public health crisis has caused VMAE (like our members!) to make other plans.  Based on tremendous interest by members seeking to construct a framework for delivering virtual educational events, I’m excited to share this news: VMAE | Summit Strategy to Implementation: Maximizing the virtual event opportunity Monday – Friday | June 22-26, 2020 | 1-5 PM Daily EDTPlease hold the dates on your calendar for a virtual experience that will deliver the content you’ve requested, the interactive...

Greetings, colleagues – VMAE is pleased to announce two great Thursday gatherings – one on May 21 and another on May 28. Join your colleagues in these VMAE | Live! Virtual Town Halls: The COVID-19 Pandemic: Present and Future ImpactsThursday, May 21 – 12:05-12:55 PM Mountain timeThe public health crisis has touched every facet of life and each component of the veterinary community.  Our Strategic Initiative Partners have responded in exemplary ways, developing resources at lightning speed to assist veterinary professionals in adapting to new protocols of behavior, safety, service, and practice....

VMA Partners –On behalf of Mars Veterinary Health and our U.S. practices – Banfield, BluePearl and VCA – I wanted to thank you for the fantastic work you’re doing managing the COVID-19 pandemic.While this is a global crisis, it certainly manifests itself and requires careful management at all levels, and the work you’re doing with your elected officials, state boards and other key stakeholders has been incredible. Your tireless efforts to communicate with your members and ensure they have the latest information and resources they need to stay safe has...

Merck Animal Health is sponsoring a three-part Facebook Live webinar series with industry experts who will provide insight on how to best help the veterinary team navigate this challenging time. Please feel free to share these events with your members. Webinar 1 Your mental health is important. Join Merck's Facebook Live #InThisTogether webinar on Thursday, April 23 at 1 PM ET, with moderator Dr. Christine Royal and guest contributor Dr. Elizabeth Strand, for answers to your questions about stress management and mental well-being during COVID-19.Dr. Elizabeth Strand is the Founding Director of...

A message to VMAE members from Dr. Jolle Kirpensteijn: This year's Hill's Global Symposium will take place on April 20-21, 2020 – and it will be completely virtual. Due to the COVID-19 crisis we had to adjust plans for an in-person meeting. We decided this moment presents an excellent opportunity to bring veterinary healthcare teams a complete virtual event over the course of two full days, with RACE accreditation for eight continuing education credits! The main topic is urinary health but we also emphasize leadership and professional wellbeing – all important...

VIROX ANIMAL HEALTH™ ANNOUNCES EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR WITH DR. JASON STULL AND DR. SCOTT WEESECORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IN VETERINARY AND ANIMAL GROUP SETTINGS: PROTECTING PEOPLE AND ANIMALSMarch 16, 2020Oakville, ON: Due to the announcement of the global COVID-19 pandemic by the World Health Organization, Virox Animal Health™ has organized an educational webinar featuring top infection prevention and epidemiology experts. The webinar is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 19th at 2:00pm Eastern Time, developed and presented by Jason W. Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD Diplomate ACVPM and J. Scott Weese, DVM DVSc...

The veterinary educational debt crisis is a complex and far-reaching problem that impacts the entire veterinary profession.  The problem requires solutions from all areas of the profession – including veterinary organizations that serve as conduits to relay debt-related information to members and act as innovative problem solvers. Accordingly, VMAE compiled a step-by-step playbook to assist veterinary medical associations in developing and incorporating educational debt strategies into their overall strategic framework.  The playbook lives on the VMAE website with sections to address: Make It Strategic! Educational Opportunities Funding Opportunities Financial Counseling Opportunities ...

The Critical Issues in Veterinary Association Leadership workshop, held in Chicago on January 9, 2020 immediately preceding the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference, was a collaborative offering of AVMA and VMAE.  Facilitated by Glenn Tecker, the workshop attracted 108 VMA presidents, presidents-elect, and executive directors from more than 40 VMAs who desired to deepen their alignment and communication as leadership partners in those VMAs. The workshop was a success in multiple dimensions: Demonstrating collaboration between AVMA and VMAE to the broader professional community Symbolizing the joint commitment between AVMA and VMAE to...

The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) and VMAE are pleased to announce Courageous Conversations as part two of a new three-part webinar series on Defining and Developing Your Dream Team.  The practice-building webinars are available free of charge to your members, and VHMA will issue a one (1) hour continuing education certificate to the attendee for each session. Practice owners, managers, or supervisors can use the resources to initiate professional, appropriate, constructive conversations with team members that inspire, engage, and are well received. Understanding the importance of quality interpersonal communication is key for...