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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Q2 2022 AVMA Legislative Report

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By Debra Nickelson AVMA Legislative Report April 2022 Since AVMA is involved in several legislative activities, here is a separate report. AVMA secures funding for programs essential to the veterinary profession  Recently, Congress passed a government spending bill that includes many wins for veterinary medicine. During this process, the AVMA has been engaged with lawmakers…

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Q2 2022 AVMA House of Delegates Report

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By Debra Nickelson AVMA House of Delegates Report April 2022 It seems there are two seasons for the AVMA House of Delegates: meetings and getting ready for meetings. In preparation for the summer meeting during the AVMA Convention, we are looking for Veterinary Information Forum (VIF) topics to discuss and possibly be formed into resolutions for policy. So…

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Jan/Feb 2022 AVMA House of Delegates Update

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By Debra Nickelson AVMA House of Delegates Report Winter Meeting 2022 The winter session of the AVMA House of Delegates occurred Jan. 7-8 during the Veterinary Leadership Conference in Chicago. This was a hybrid meeting in which many delegates, including Dr. Ellen Lowery, attended virtually. Dr. Pam Mitchell, representing Louisiana, and I attended in person. Resolutions…

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