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Letter from the AAIV President
July 31, 2017

Greetings!

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.
 
Regards,

Mia Cary, DVM
2017 AAIV BOD President
mcary@navc.com



American Association of Industry Veterinarians announces partnership with Kansas State University Olathe to serve and grow its membership and create academic opportunities for graduate students
July 11, 2017

OLATHE — American Association of Industry Veterinarians (AAIV) is pleased to partner with Kansas State University Olathe to further the mission of both partners. As the national headquarters of AAIV, Kansas State University Olathe will help AAIV grow its membership, increase programming, provide logistical support for webinars and events, and oversee AAIV's communication efforts with veterinarians in industry, their associated companies, veterinarians who are considering careers in industry and the general public. 

"The AAIV Board of Directors is very excited about this new relationship with K-State Olathe," said Dr. Mia Cary, AAIV 2017 Board President. "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."

Concurrently, Kansas State University Olathe will use AAIV's member companies to support the animal health industry through research, training and education. Graduate students in the campus' Professional Science Master's and veterinary biomedical science degree programs will be able to use these industry connections for capstone projects, job shadowing and internships.  

"K-State Olathe is very excited to build a collaborative partnership with AAIV," said Ralph Richardson, dean and CEO of Kansas State University Olathe. "We anticipate this partnership will lead to tremendous academic opportunities for Kansas State University students and veterinarians nationally as we move forward."

The agreement was developed under the guidance and sponsorship of Boehringer Ingelheim — a diamond sponsor, and Ceva Biomune, Elanco Animal Health, Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc., Merck and Co. Inc. and Zoetis Inc. as platinum sponsors. Dechra Veterinary Products and The VET Recruiter are silver sponsors.