"Serving veterinarians for the benefit of animal and human health"
April 3, 2018
In This Issue
Dates to Remember
April 19
IVMA Executive Board Meeting

April 27
IVMA Spring Practice Management Seminar

September 12
IVMA Sports & Field Day

September 19
IVMA Executive Board Meeting

September 20-21
IVMA Annual Meeting

For more information on any of these events visit www.iowavma.org.

Dr. Chuck Lemme New AVMA District Director
The votes are in!  

It was announced on April 1 that Dr. Chuck Lemme of Cedar Rapids won a seat on the AVMA Board of Directors representing District 7.  District 7 includes the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Dr. Lemme will serve a six year term from 2018 - 2024.

Dr. Lemme expressed his gratitude  to the IVMA membership, "I am excited about the opportunity to continue to serve the veterinarians of Iowa as a member of the AVMA Board of Directors.  I would like to thank all of you for your support in the election and a big thank you to the IVMA officers, Board of Directors and the great IVMA staff for all the help they gave me during the campaign.  I couldn't have done it without all of you, " he said.

Congratulations Dr. Lemme!
IVMA Spring Practice Management Session 
Register Today!

The April 27 IVMA Spring Practice Management Session will help you lead confident conversations with your clients about patient care.

Topics include:
  • Get Clients to Accept Diagnostic Tests
  • How to Increase Preventive Care Visits
  • Lead Clients' Decisions with Yes-or-Yes Choices
  • What Millennial Clients Want from Your Clinic
  • How to use Social Media to Promote Preventive Care

Our speaker will be Wendy S. Myers of Communication Solutions for Veterinarians. 

5 Hours of CE will be offered (pending approval).   
 Remember - If you are an I-Vet PAC Sustaining Member, your registration to the Spring Practice Management seminar is FREE!

Registration is open on www.iowavma.org or call the IVMA office at 800-369-9564. 
Visit the IVMA at ISU's Animal Learning Day

You're Invited to Help Celebrate with Dr. R.A. Carmichael
Dr. R.A. Carmichael of Keota is a 2018 recipient of the Iowa State University Distinguished Alumni Award. This the highest honor given to alumni by Iowa State University through the ISU Alumni Association. 

His family would like to invite you to an open house to honor Dr. Carmichael.  Please join them:

Saturday, April 21
Luncheon served at Noon
Open House Reception 1:00pm- 4:00pm
Lagos Acres Country Club
2010 Keokuk-Washington Rd
Keota, IA

If you can not attend, well-wishes can be sent to :
R.A. Carmichael DVM
Mahaska Veterinary Clinic
2348 Hwy 92
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

New IVMA Directory this Summer - Update Your Profile Now! 
In preparation for the publication of the biennial IVMA Membership Directory early this summer, please visit the IVMA website and make sure your profile is up to date.

Go to ivma@iowavma.org and log in to see your profile information. 

If you need assistance updating your member profile or logging in to the website, please contact the IVMA office at 1-800-369-9564 or email your corrected information to ivma@iowavma.org . We are happy to help!

Kramer-Marks Lecture Offered at ISU CVM
ISU-IVS Partners in Progress CE Event
The Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center at Iowa State University is co-sponsoring a free continuing education event with Iowa Veterinary Specialties on Wednesday, April 11, at the Des Moines Botanical Center.

"Partners in Progress CE Event" will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day with a free breakfast served at 7:30 a.m. The free lunch will feature a keynote address by Dr. Stephanie West, the newly-hired director of hospital operations at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center. 

The event will include 21 continuing education lectures from 14 different speakers including many from the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center in Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine.

The complete speaker schedule is online and includes a  list of the speakers.

RSVP to 515-280-3100 or email jkelso@ivsdsm.com

ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Video
The ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has produced a video for the public about the role and impact of the VDL. Please share this four-minute, informative video with your friends, family and especially your Iowa Legislator to show the importance the ISU VDL has on the safety of the food we eat.  

For more information about the VDL, visit their website
Nominations Sought for IVMA Executive Board
Are you or someone you know interested in giving back to the veterinary profession? The IVMA is seeking nominations for two-year terms on the Executive Board. The Executive Board is made up of 22 dedicated veterinarians from 20 districts in Iowa. You may only nominate someone from your own district.

This year elections will be held for even numbered districts. Odd numbered districts will be up for reelection in 2019.

Districts are determined by member's home address, not clinic/work location.

For more information about the IVMA Executive Board, visit www.iowavma.org . Click on About Us, Who We Are and then Leadership.
Send in your nomination to the IVMA Office at 1605 North Ankeny Blvd., Suite 110, Ankeny, IA 50023, email it to ivma@iowavma.org or fax it to 515-965-9239. Please include your name, name and city of the nominee, and district number. The deadline to receive nominations is April 15, 2017.
Spring Clean-up at Living History Farms
Spend a few hours on the farm on Wednesday, April 25 joining IVMA officers and members to help clean up the Heck Veterinary Infirmary at the 1875 Town of Walnut Hill at Living History Farms in Urbandale. Volunteers will spend 2-3 hours sprucing up the interior and exterior of the historic veterinary clinic. Lunch will be provided. To register, call the IVMA office at 800-369-9564 or email at ivma@iowavma.org .
Become the Link between the IVMA and Recent Graduates
  Applications are now being accepted to become an Emerging Leader Liaison to the Administrative Committee (ELL ) for the IVMA.  The purpose of this position is to provide a link and build relationships between recent veterinary school graduates and the IVMA.  This position is open to any IVMA member who has graduated from veterinary school within the last 7 years.

The Emerging Leader Liaison will attend select meetings and events. As compensation, the ELL will receive a one year IVMA membership, all travel expenses to attend meetings, and paid registration to some veterinary conferences.

For a full list of job responsibilities, compensation offered and how to apply visit the IVMA website Application deadline is April 10. Selection will take place by April 30.
  The IVMA Communiqué is published bi-monthly by the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.
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