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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International Outstanding Delegate Service Award

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Hilton Klein received the prestigious AAALAC International Outstanding Delegate Service Award in recognition of his dedicated service as the AAIV representative at the AAALAC Member Organization Delegate Reception in September 2023. This award celebrates individuals who have made a profound impact on AAALAC International through their unwavering commitment…

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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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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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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. Carolyn Luther, MedVet ·     Dr. Tabatha Regehr, Pet…

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Learning and Leading with AAIV and K-State Olathe

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By Ellen Lowery Learning and Leading with AAIV and K-State Olathe Recap American Association of Industry Veterinarians and Kansas State University Olathe presented the annual Learning and Leading continuing education track at VMX 2023. The program featured speakers who have experienced success outside of traditional practice in roles with industry, academia and consulting. The day started out…

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AAALAC: What is it and Why are We a Member Org

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By Debra Nickelson AAALAC: What is it and Why are We a Member Org The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC International) is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of all animals in biomedical and agricultural research through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. Species covered include all laboratory…

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Partner Organization Spotlight: Pawsibilities Vet Med

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Pawsibilities Vet Med is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that proactively increases all forms of diversity within the veterinary profession through mentorship, professional development and resources to all intersecting identities including but not limited to ability, ethnicity, gender identity, non-traditional paths, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, religion, and veteran status. Pawsibilities Vet Med is for pre-veterinary…

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