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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 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

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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President’s Letter | Q2 2023

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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AAIV at VMX 2023 Recap

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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