VMAE | Live! is all about connecting our special network for input, insight and inspiration while exploring association management and professional issue topics.

VMAE | Live! will convene on the third Thursday of each month, starting at 12:05 PM Mountain time (and concluding by 12:55 PM).  Each session will feature VMAE colleagues who will share their expertise or external subject matter experts who will provide their thoughts. There will be time for questions – and answers – as well as interactive polls to keep things focused, lively, and relevant to the interests of VMAE members.

Animal Emergencies – What Have We Learned about the VMA’s Role?

November 21, 2019

Our three presenters have first-hand experience in navigating the complex challenge of responding to animal emergencies.  In this edition of VMAE | Live! they will help VMA executives develop an understanding of how VMAs can be critical contributors before, during and after an emergency.  Join the conversation to learn more about:

  • What role can / should our VMA play in terms of connecting to the animal emergency management system?
  • What does that system look like – and at what stage might our VMA be involved in response, and on whose request?
  • Who are the partners and stakeholders we might interact with in both planning and response phases?
  • What types of resources might a VMA provide during an animal emergency?
  • What types of animal emergencies might VMAs be called on to support?
  • How does business continuity planning for veterinary clinics intersect with response capacity?
  • How can a VMA engage and educate its members in both proactive and reactive activities?
  • What does the information sharing system between VMAs look like (or what should it look like!) when one VMA is experiencing challenges – and other VMAs want to know about needs, conditions, and generally how to be supportive?

November Presenters

Chris Copeland, JD

Executive Director, Texas VMA

Warren Hess, DVM

Assistant Director, Division of Animal and Public Health, AVMA

Kim Pokorny, MS, MBA

Executive Director, Wisconsin VMA
Future VMAE | Live! Sessions

November 21
Animal Emergencies – What Have We Learned about the VMA’s Role?

  • Chris Copeland, JD – Executive Director, Texas VMA
  • Warren Hess, DVM – Assistant Director, Division of Animal and Public Health, AVMA
  • Kim Pokorny, MS, MBA – Executive Director, Wisconsin VMA

December 19
Helping Your Members Create Practice Cultures That Thrive!

  • Karlene Belyea, Chief Culture Officer, MVP Mission Veterinary Partners
  • Dr. Mike Cavanaugh, CEO, American Animal Hospital Association
  • Dr. Jen Brandt,  Director of Member Wellness & Diversity Initiatives, American Veterinary Medical Association
Previously Recorded Webinars

Reframing our View of Veterinary Work — Calling or Career?

October 17, 2019

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Four Tips to Help Your Members Reduce Team Turnover

September 19, 2019

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Successful Associations Know When To Say No

August 15, 2019

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How Veterinary Practices Are Successfully Using Digital Marketing Tools

July 18, 2019

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Effectively Messaging to Member Segments