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The AAIV promotes the value of veterinarians in human and animal healthcare industries. We strive to advance the professional standards and development of veterinarians engaged in any phase of industry employment.

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President’s Letter | Q3 2023
President’s Perspective It’s fall, y’all! I don’t know about you, but I am enjoying the little bit of cooler weather and college football. Our recent virtual networking event was the perfect event to kick off the season! Not only did we have a chance to see some new faces interested in learning more about AAIV,…
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President’s Letter | Summer 2023
President’s Perspective If you know me personally, you know I am a creature of habit. I wake up at the same time each day; I park in the same parking lot at the airport; and I paddle board the same route each time I get out on the water. Yes, guilty as charged. However, I…
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New AVMA Award to Recognize Achievements in Supporting DEI
April 2023 Debra Nickelson DVM, MBA AAIV Alternate Delegate We invite you to nominate an AVMA member who has made significant contributions to the veterinary profession through innovating and transformational leadership in promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. on May 22.  Beginning this year, a new AVMA award will formally…
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Embracing Multigenerations in the Workplace
Dr. Collins presented a webinar about how people of any generation can effectively engage and interact with people of other generations in the workplace. She showed some examples of general perceptions regarding each generation and shared that people often compare the next generation coming up as not fitting their familiar mold. These generation categories include:…
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AVMA President-Elect Candidates
The American Association of Industry Veterinarians is your organization. We get one vote on the next AVMA President-Elect. This year, there are three outstanding candidates. Check them out on the AVMA site. We encourage you to send a message to about these candidates. Who would you vote for? Candidates for 2023-2024 AVMA President-Elect
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Q2 2023 AVMA House of Delegates Report
By Debra Nickelson AVMA endorses federal legislation to address illicit xylazine A newly proposed law backed by the AVMA would help combat the emerging threat posed by illicit xylazine while protecting veterinary access to this important animal sedative. The Combating Illicit Xylazine Act was introduced into congress in March. The bill’s provisions would equip law enforcement…
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AAIV at VMX 2023 Recap
It was an absolute pleasure to have so many of you join us in Orlando for the 2023 Veterinary Meeting and Expo! Our time together began on Saturday with the Learning and Leadership Continuing Education Track, an AAIV and K-State Olathe sponsored program, which featured a lineup of knowledgeable speakers sharing insights and advice helpful…
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Q1 2023 AVMA House of Delegates Report
By Debra Nickelson February 2023 Resolutions There were nine resolutions brought forward to the House of Delegates for review during the winter session in January. Such resolutions are brought to the House if a new policy is created, an existing policy needs rewording or if the board of directors determines the policy to be pertinent.  An…
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