Letter from the AAIV President
July 31, 2017
My name is Mia Cary, and it is an honor to serve you as the American Association of Industry Veterinarians President this year. I am truly impressed with the passionate, driven people I have the opportunity to work with and meet through AAIV. Thanks to the dedication and engagement of our current and former Board of Directors and members, our association is building new partnerships and initiatives. On behalf of the board, it is my pleasure to share the following announcements with you.
AAIV has partnered with Kansas State University Olathe, and the AAIV Board of Directors is very excited about this new relationship. This partnership will bring stabilization to our administrative platform while providing many new opportunities for our members as well as for the animal health industry.
Another exciting development is that we recently launched a new website and membership platform, which you can access by visiting www.aaivet.org
. I invite you to log in, explore the new website, and connect with us as you have questions.
In addition to building new partnerships, one of our main initiatives is to continue growing our membership to serve more industry veterinarians. On July 22, 2017, we launched a membership drive with the goal to recruit 200 additional members by July 2018. As a current member, you are our best advocate for sharing the association with your colleagues. Help us reach our goal, and you will have a chance to win $200. Learn more by visiting the member drive website
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions about our initiatives. I hope to connect with you at one of our upcoming networking receptions or industry webinars
; the details for these events can be found on our new website
. Thank you for being part of AAIV. Your drive and talent make me excited not only for the future of this association, but also for the future growth and positive impact of veterinarians in industry.
Mia Cary, DVM
2017 AAIV BOD President