Who’s Who in the AVMA?

Dr. Rena Carlson steps in as the 2023-2024 AVMA President. Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Faeh who was elected as AVMA President-Elect. Dr. Jennifer Quammen is the AVMA Vice President for another year. Left: Dr. Rena Carlson                     Middle: Dr. Sandra Faeh                      Right: Dr. Jennifer Quammen Two candidates announced their run for AVMA Vice President for 2024-2026:…

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Q3 2023 AVMA House of Delegates Report

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By Debra Nickelson The Major Resolution There were nine resolutions brought forward to the House of Delegates for review during the summer session in July. 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. A…

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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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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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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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Q4 2022 AVMA House of Delegates Report

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By Debra Nickelson AVMA House of Delegates Report If you have not participated in a Veterinary Leadership Conference, I encourage you to attend. Sure, Chicago can be freezing cold in January, but it can be surprisingly pleasant, and you are indoors most of the time. There also will be fun team-building projects for a good cause.…

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Q3 2022 AVMA Report

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By Debra Nickelson New Initiatives Journey For Teams The AVMA is co-launching a multi-year educational initiative to help veterinary workplaces become more diverse, equitable and inclusive. The AVMA and VMAE plan to deliver monthly learning modules for about 30 months on topics related to DEI on the project’s website. These modules will be about 15 minutes…

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Q3 2022 AVMA House of Delegates Report

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By Debra Nickelson I am pleased to announce that Dr. Sandy Willis is our official liaison with the AVMA. Dr. Willis asked to be assigned the American Association of Industry Veterinarians. Dr. Ellen Lowery and I are thrilled to have Dr. Willis on our team. Dr. Willis served as an intern at the University of Minnesota…

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Q3 2022 AVMA Leadership Report

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By Debra Nickelson Meet your AVMA Leaders 2022-2023 AVMA President: Dr. Lori Teller (Left most)2022-2024 AVMA Vice President: Dr. Jennifer Quammen (Middle left)2022-2023 AVMA President-Elect: Dr. Rena Carlson (Middle)AVMA Board of Directors Chair: Dr. Ronald E. Gill (Middle right)AVMA Board of Directors Vice Chair: Dr. Charles Lemme (Right most) Candidates for 2023-2024 AVMA President-Elect Dr. Sandra…

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