President’s Message

IVMA President
Dr. Aaron Smiley

This year has not been typical but the IVMA was prepared. In 2016 the IVMA Board of Directors committed to restructuring the IVMA governance
structure. The process took multiple years and required the unselfishness of Board members voting themselves out of office.
President Abraham Lincoln wrote, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
The IVMA Board members passed the test.


Meet Your IVMA 2021 Candidates
IVMA would like to introduce you to our new 2021 Officers.
President:  Dr. Hilary Christner – Ross ’06
President Elect:  Dr. Aaron Johnson – Purdue ’05
At Large Board Member:  Dr. Lisa Hepworth – Purdue ’12
Thank you to all of our IVMA Board Members for volunteering their time and for their commitment to organized veterinary medicine in Indiana.

IVMA Executive Director

From the Desk of Lisa A Perius

Happy New Year!
Greetings, IVMA members, and best wishes for a promising 2021. As you can see from the included IVMA Impact Report 2020, IVMA has been busy working for you. It is my continued privilege, as I start my 25th year as Executive Director of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, to serve this incredible and respected profession.


2020 IVMA Impact Report

IVMA Mission:  The IVMA promotes animal well-being, public health and advances in the profession and serves as a voice for the veterinarians while advocating the highest standards and ethics.