"Serving veterinarians for the benefit of animal and human health"
January 9, 2018
In This Issue
Dates to Remember
January 25
IVMA Executive Board Meeting

February 14-15
IVMA Winter Conference

February 28
Legislative Day
For more information on any of these events visit www.iowavma.org.

Sharing the LOVE at Winter Conference 2018
Make a New Year's Resolution to Update Your IVMA Member Profile!  
Help us serve you better in 2018! 

The IVMA staff frequently refers to IVMA Member Profiles to bring customized information to certain groups of veterinarians.  If your Member Profile isn't current, you may be missing out on timely information relevant to your practice type. We also get requests from the public for veterinarians who treat certain animals.

Please make sure the information in your Member Profile is current!

It's easy!

Go to www.iowavma.org and log in to update your profile. 
Please pay special attention to:
  • Areas of Special Interest
  • Species in Your Practice
  • Any changes to phone, address or email.

If you need help logging in or updating your profile, give us a call at 800-369-9564. We're here to help!


Thank you for helping us serve you better! 

Annual Report now Available on IVMA Website 
The 2017 IVMA Annual Report is now available!   
Again this year, we have provided you with a shorter, more graphic annual report in our "Snapshot" Annual Report.  More details can be found in the Annual Report Stats also found on the IVMA website. 

Clink here to view the Snapshot 2017 Annual Report.   
The AVMA Council on Education (COE) Selection Committee is seeking interested and qualified veterinarians to serve on the Council.  
The AVMA Council on Education is recognized as the accrediting body for schools that offer the professional DVM degree, or its equivalent in the US and Canada; the COE also accredits other foreign programs. The Council encourages and assists colleges of veterinary medicine in meeting the requirements for accreditation, thus maintaining and advancing veterinary education, the basis for our profession.
The COE Selection Committee is charged with appointing the non-academic members of the Council (the academic members are selected by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges). The committee will be filling the following positions in the spring 2018:
* Private Clinical Practice 
* Private Food Animal Clinical Practice 
* Member-at-Large
Click here for more information and the application form.
Join the Cause at Legislative Day 2018 
The Iowa Legislature began its 2018 session yesterday, January 8. The IVMA a nd their lobbyists will be tracking the session to keep its members informed about potential bills that would affect the veterinary profession.
Advocate for the veterinary profession at the 2018 IVMA Legislative Day on February 28. Join with other IVMA members from around the state to represent the veterinary profession, deepen your understanding of the policy-making process and help shape future legislation.
We need you to help make a strong showing of veterinarians
! The more IVMA members participate in this effort, the stronger the voice the IVMA will have.

Legislative Day will begin with a breakfast and opening remarks at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Des Moines. After breakfast the contingent will head to the Capitol to meet with legislative leaders from the Iowa House and Senate.

Legislative Day (including breakfast and lunch) is FREE for IVMA members and ISU CVM students. Register online at
www.iowavma.org  or call the IVMA office at 800-369-9564.

YOU can make a difference!
SAVMA/IVMA Wellness Meeting March 1
Federal Accreditation Core Orientation
If you need to renew your Federal Accreditation, there is an upcoming opportunity at Iowa State:
Federal Accreditation Core Orientation
February 8, 2018 (5pm-7pm)
Room 1226, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Sign up deadline February 2
Email Dr. Monica Howard-Martin mohoward@iastate.edu to register.

Volunteer Opportunity - FFA Judges Needed 
Every year FFA members exhibit their excellence in developing premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. Volunteers have the opportunity to assist the Iowa FFA Association in judging the work the FFA members have put forth.

If you are interested in serving as a judge, please visit   http://www.iowaffa.com/judges.aspx for more information. 
You may use this link to find important dates and times and fill out the request form to participate in judging.  
If you plan to serve as a judge, please complete the online form by January 31st. 
Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference 
The 2018 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference will be held January 27, 2018 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. This year's event will address economic challenges facing producers following the drought of 2017.
New this year is the "Smoke on the Water" Beef Barbecue Contest, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.  Attendees will enjoy the free brisket lunch provided by the professional teams competing in the barbecue contest.
Admission is free to the conference and will follow the KIIC Farm Show on Friday afternoon prior to the conference. No preregistration is necessary.  Additional information is available at www.cornbeltcowcalf.com  .  

  The IVMA Communiqué is published bi-monthly by the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.
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