"Serving veterinarians for the benefit of animal and human health"
June 13, 2017
In This Issue
Dates to Remember
July 28
IVMA/NVMA Riverboat Cruise

September 13
IVMA Sports & Field Day

September 21-22
IVMA Annual Meeting

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

IVMA Riverboat Cruise Planned for July 28  
Join the Iowa and Nebraska Veterinary Medical Associations on a riverboat cruise on the River City Star departing from Omaha on July 28.

You will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Missouri River, the Omaha Riverfront, Freedom Park Naval Yard, and cruising under the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian bridge. This is a great chance to relax, network with fellow Iowa and Nebraska veterinarians and enjoy a summer afternoon on the river.

Bring your family! All are welcome!

July 28, 2017
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Tickets - $7.00/adults Children under 12 - Free!
Snacks and drinks provided.

RSVP to the IVMA by July 7 at www.iowavma.org or 800-369-9564.

Sponsored by Elanco and MWI.

Return your IVMA Election Ballots
Dr. Amanda Fales-Williams, Photo: Iowa State University. 
Ballots for the IVMA Executive Board and Vice President were distributed to IVMA members by email, fax or mail last week. Ballots are due back to the IVMA office by June 20.    

If you did not receive a ballot, please contact the IVMA office at 800-369-9564 or via email at ivma@iowavma.org.  

Dr. Amanda Fales-Williams has been nominated for the office of Vice-President. There are currently no other nominees. 

Members residing in odd-numbered districts will be voting for Executive Board representatives. Up for election or reelection include:
District 1            Dr. Andrew Van Roekel, incumbent
District 3            Dr. Nathan Bye, incumbent
District 5            Dr. Vincent Collison, incumbent
District 7            Dr. Zach Vosburg, incumbent
District 9           Dr. Shawn Nicholson, incumbent
District 11          Dr. Joel Loomis, incumbent
District 13         Dr. MacKenzie Paulson
                          and Dr. Michael Slattery
District 15         Dr. James Berger, incumbent
District 17         Dr. Jerry Katzer, incumbent
District 19         Dr. Leah Thies, incumbent

Thank you for your support! 

New Veterinarians Can Attend AVMA Convention for Free! 
New veterinary school graduates qualify for one complimentary registration to AVMA Convention, to be used any time within five years of graduation. This is in addition to any AVMA Conventions you may have attended while still in veterinary school. That means if you graduated between 2012 and 2016 and haven't used your free registration offer at a previous AVMA Convention, you can attend this year's conference absolutely free!

If you are a 2012 graduate and haven't already taken advantage of this benefit, this is your last year to do so. Head over to avmaconvention.org now so you don't miss out on this great benefit!
Leaders of the Pack - Women in Veterinary Leadership Book
A book written about women in veterinary leadership has a connection to Iowa State University and the IVMA.

The book titled, "Leaders of the Pack: Women and the Future of Veterinary Medicine," was written by the founders of the Women's Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative: Julie Kimble, CEO of Greater Good Leadership and the late Dr. Donald F. Smith, dean emeritus of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

In doing research for the book, Dr. Smith interviewed former IVMA Executive Director and current Director of Hospital Operations at the Iowa State University Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center, Dr. Tom Johnson about how Iowa State University CVM and the IVMA have excelled in promoting women in veterinary leadership roles. Dr. Smith wrote an article on the subject that was published in the January 2014 IVMA Update.

The book, which explores key themes in leadership and highlights women in veterinary medicine is available from Purdue University Press.  
Animal Health in the Heartland Symposium 

NOTE: In the May 30 IVMA Communiqué, the date for this event was incorrect.  The correct date is July 18-19.
We apologize for this error.

The Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) and Bio Nebraska Life Sciences Association (Bio Nebraska) are proud to announce the second annual
Animal Health In t he Heartland: Ensuring A Safe Food Supply symposium July 18-19 at Iowa State University.  

Recent outbreaks of Avian Influenza (AIV) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) have had serious consequences in our Heartland region, and disease in our livestock herds poses significant threats to our food supply. The Ensuring A Safe Food Supply symposium promises to offer key federal, state and industry leaders the opportunity to discuss solutions for animal health preparedness.

For more information and to register visit www.iowabio.org/animalhealth 
Join the Power of Ten Leadership Class of 2017-2018! 
If you are out of veterinary school less than seven years and want an opportunity to get involved in organized veterinary medicine, network with your peers and learn new skills, the Power of Ten Leadership Initiative (POTL) is for you!
POTL participants join a network of their peers in a series of learning experiences over 9 months, that help to enrich and benefit them, their practice, community, profession, and association.  Although the curriculum changes slightly from year to year, past POTL Leadership classes have addressed topics such as team building, staff leadership, effective communications, public speaking, best practices in practice management and personal wellness.   
For more information about POTL, including what past participants have to say about POTL, please visit www.iowavma.org . The deadline for applications is July 1, 2017.
Nominate Today for the Iowa Animal Hall of Fame 
We want to hear about your special patient!

Nominations are open for the 2017 Hall of Fame Awards. Now is your chance to give a special client and their pet this honor. Nomination forms can be found on the IVMA website or you can call the IVMA office at 800-369-9564 to have one mailed to you. Only IVMA member veterinarians may nominate.

The deadline for nominations is August 1, 2017.
  The IVMA Communiqué is published bi-monthly by the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.
1605 N. Ankeny Blvd Suite 110
Ankeny, IA 50023
515-965-9237 or Toll Free 800-369-9564
Visit our Website at www.iowavma.org