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AVMA leaders shared the latest Association updates during the plenary session of the 2023 AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference. The announcements included the AVMA reaching a record-high 101,965 members by the end of 2022 and a new digital reputation management toolkit for veterinary team that is available to the entire veterinary profession.

Six veterinary professionals shared stories about the lasting effects of leadership during the keynote address at the 2023 AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference 2023 in Chicago.

Dr. Vladlen Ushakov, president of the Ukrainian Small Animal Veterinary Association, briefed AVMA leadership on Jan. 5 at #AVMAVLC about the state of the Ukrainian veterinary profession following the Russian invasion nearly a year ago.

Veterinary practices looking to improve their workplace culture need look no further than the AVMA and other organizations, which offer a wealth of information in this area.

Many members of the AVMA House of Delegates who spoke at the HOD’s Veterinary Information Forum and during an HOD committee meeting said that optimally engaging all members of the veterinary team is key to improving efficiency and productivity. And fully recognizing and further developing the skills of team members also supports their professional growth, career satisfaction, and well-being and directly impacts retention and attrition.

The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, in partnership with the University of Cambridge and The Kennel Club in the U.K., is offering the Respiratory Function Grading Scheme to measure the severity of brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome in dogs.



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