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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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