President’s Letter | Summer 2023

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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 industryvets@gmail.com 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

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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

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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

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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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President’s Letter | Q1 2023

allison sateren

President’s Perspective I am in complete disbelief that I am saying this but welcome to 2023. VMX marked my first official meeting as president. As a 15-plus year member of AAIV, three years on the board and more than 18 years of industry experience, I have a passion for this organization and can’t wait to get…

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Career Transition Panel Recap

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Career Transition Panel Recap Last fall, AAIV hosted a lively discussion on veterinary careers in industry. This was moderated by Dr. Valerie Ragan, Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine, VAMD. The panelists included: ·     Dr. Russ Drury, Boehringer-Ingelheim and Pawsibilites Vet Med ·     Dr. Jen Kasten, Dechra Pharmaceuticals ·     Dr. Caroline Luther, MedVet ·     Dr. Tabatha Regehr, Pet…

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Why It’s Smart to Be Open to Opportunity

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By: Stacy Pursell Why It’s Smart to Be Open to Opportunity in Your Career The way in which you view opportunity is the number one factor in ultimately determining how successful you will be in your animal health career. That may sound like a rather bold statement, but I can say with confidence that it’s…

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