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Get Ready! Executive Board Meeting September 11, 2013

– Gateway Hotel, Ames

0 Meeting packets will be distributed in early

September 0 Don’t forget to RSVP for Dinner and Continuing Education program on the Service Dog Industry. Call the IVMA office at 800-369-9564 to RSVP. 0 Before the meeting: I challenge you to

identify 3 constituents to talk with to hear what IVMA topics are important to them. Member communication is critical!


Coming Soon Updated IVMA Website! The IVMA staff is working diligently to convert the member database and website to our new platform. We are excited to offer an updated look to our website that’s easier for our members to navigate. Our goal to have the new site live by October 1, 2013.


Rep. Jack Drake Visits ISU CVM IVMA helped arrange a visit to the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine by Iowa Representative Jack Drake. Representative Drake has been a strong supporter of the veterinary profession and funding for both the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Your Turn Next! Look for an invitation for the Executive Board to visit the ISU CVM in the near future.


IVMA Annual Meeting September 11-13 Scheman Building Iowa State Center

Planning for the Annual Meeting is moving forward smoothly. We are expecting a larger than average attendance due to the great program and the upcoming relicensing period.


Heartland Veterinary Conference

IVMA Officers and our AVMA Alternate Delegate will donate 3 days of their time to represent the IVMA at the Heartland Veterinary Conference in Lexington, KY in late August.


Animal Abuse/Neglect Reporting We continue to receive calls from members about the veterinarian’s role in reporting animal abuse. 0 The Animal Welfare Committee has appointed a task force to develop guidelines for our members on how to handle suspected abuse cases. 0 Iowa law does not require veterinarians to report but the AVMA Code of Ethics indicates we have an obligation to report. 0 Iowa does not offer “Good Samaritan” protection for those who report suspected abuse. 0 We will keep you updated on the proposed guidelines.


2013-2014 Power of Ten Leadership Program The next class of the Power of Ten Leadership program will begin meeting on Friday of the Annual Meeting. Dr. Melissa Beyer and Dr. Randy Wheeler are heading up this year’s POTL. We are excited to announce this year’s participants: Dr. Kylee Thomas Dr. Clifton Paulsen Dr. Kimberly Lehman Dr. Laurie Meythaler-Mullins

Dr. Pat Hoffmann Dr. Preston Ayers Dr. Melissa Harrer Dr. Tom Hansen


Summer Intern Update 0 IVMA summer intern, Maria Sjodin has completed eight vet

camps, including three camps associated with the State 4H convention. We had over 160 students participate in the camps. Our goal has been to be able to help our members promote veterinary medicine by offering vet camps within their clinics. 0 Dr. Kristi Mason hosted a camp at her clinic this summer. 0 Maria will represent the IVMA at the CVM freshman orientation in August.


Drs. Johnson and Wheeler attended the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine meeting on July 25. The meeting was also attended by a group from the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association who continue to lobby for pregnancy diagnosis and embryo transfer to be performed by non-veterinarians.


IVMA Vice President Nomination Dr. Jennifer Schleining was nominated to run for Vice President. Ballots will be distributed electronically on August 8th.


Position Statement Review We are reviewing all IVMA position statements and will have them ready for review by the Legislative Committee when they meet in August. That committee’s recommendation will be forwarded to the Executive Board for discussion in September.


The White Coat ceremony at ISU CVM is August 23. If you would like to coat an incoming freshman contact Dr. Monica Howard at the CVM. She can be reached at 515-294-0391 or mohoward@iastate.edu.


A U G U S T August Meetings It’s a busy month at the IVMA office! Here’s what’s happening: 0 7 website training meetings 0 Swine Committee Meeting 0 Bovine Committee Meeting 0 Legislative Committee Meeting 0 Animal Welfare Task Force Meeting 0 Foundation Board of Directors Meeting 0 Dr. Schleining’s VP Orientation 0 Board of Veterinary Medicine Meeting 0 CVM Research Day 0 Animal Hall of Fame Meeting


Enjoy every last drop of Summer! See you in September!

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