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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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Explore our mentoring program, compensation data, career resources and more.

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Learn about what it means to be in industry, our collaboration with the AVMA and more.


Parents Who Travel Panel Discussion

May 14, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM


Building Fences: Developing and Maintaining Boundaries at Work and in Life

Jun 17, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM


AAIV Networking Event at AVMA Convention 2024

Jun 23, 2024 7:30AM—9:00AM

Hilton Austin 500 East 4th Street Austin, TX 78701

News & Updates

My Must Have | Q2 2024
By Ann Korbel, D.V.M. When I made the transition from general veterinary practice to industry, I became a road warrior. Over the years I’ve developed a long list of travel essentials, but today I’d like to share a fun one. I never leave home – for work or for play – without a Turkish cotton towel.…
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My Must Have | Q1 2024
By Jennifer Kasten, D.V.M. Industry veterinarians are busy people. For most of us, our days are filled spent in airports or driving down highways, attending dinners that extend late into the night, sleeping in hotel rooms and squeezing in email and admin time wherever we can get it. Our office-based colleagues frequently spend their time in…
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Q1 2024 AVMA House of Delegates Report
By Debra Nickelson D.V.M., MBA AAIV Delegate The House of Delegates for the AVMA met during the Veterinary Leadership Symposium early January in Chicago. For once it was rather nice outside! The American Association of Industry Veterinarians is represented by myself and Dr. Tim Smaha. Please send any comments or questions to AAIV at…
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President’s Letter | Q1 2024
President’s Perspective Dear AAIV Members, As we step into the promise of a new year, I am honored to serve as the President of the AAIV. Winter invites us to reflect and set intentions for the coming year, and I invite each of you to join me on this journey. Reflecting on 2023, we celebrate…
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New AAIV coordinator: Izzy Ramirez
We have a new face in the AAIV world! Isabella “Izzy” Ramirez will be taking over the role of AAIV coordinator in the new year. Izzy comes from an administrative assistant and customer service background, previously holding roles at FosterAdopt Connect and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Kansas City, KS. As many of you know, AAIV has…
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AVMA Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteering on AVMA Councils and Committees is an excellent way to make sure your voice gets heard and contribute to the profession.  The AVMA invites you to explore the Committee and Council positions still available in 2024.  Please visit the Volunteer Opportunities section of the AVMA website to learn more.  The list of vacancies includes incumbents whose…
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Total Planning Veterinary Services – Disability Income Insurance FAQs
AAIV’s sponsor, Total Planning, would like to share some frequently asked questions. Make sure to mention you are an AAIV member as members receive a discount! What is Disability Income insurance? It’s a financial safety net that helps replace a portion of your income if a serious illness or injury prevents you from working. How…
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President’s Letter | Q4 2023
President’s Perspective It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us. Where did the time go, and when will I find the time for a little holiday shopping? I wanted to open this letter by congratulating the 2023 board on their accomplishments this year. I truly appreciate your hard work and patience along…
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