President’s Message

IVMA President
Dr. Aaron Smiley

COVID-19 changed the world and veterinarians met the challenge. Doctors across Indiana reduced the risk of viral infection for their communities and staffs while caring for Hoosier pets and livestock. Curbside care, paid telemedicine, and a quick response to the Indiana State Department of Health’s request for medications and ventilators were a few of the specific examples where veterinarians adapted and made a difference. From the beginning of the crisis, veterinarians have been part of the solution.

Practice Management

Use Emotional Satisfaction to Keep Your Team Engaged
Terra Shastri

Katharine Dobbs, an RVT, CVPM and Human Resource Management Consultant, believes the biggest motivators for staff at a veterinary hospital are based on emotional satisfaction, the connection staff feel with animals and their strong desires to take care of a pet’s emotional and physical well-being. She says, “The workplace must continue to foster and promote emotional satisfaction – despite workplace challenges – to keep a veterinary professional engaged and passionate about the work they do.”
How do you get your team to be more engaged while meeting their needs for

IN Board Of Animal Health

Coronavirus-Related Resources

While the pandemic has put so much in flux these days, just know that the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) remains open and operational. The majority of BOAH staff members are accustomed to working from home on a day-to-day basis, covering field activities across the state. Most of the central office staff have also shifted to working remotely during the stay-at-home order.

Our team members are still here to serve Indiana citizens: Our meat and poultry and dairy inspectors continue to ensure our food supply is operational;

IVMA Membership

Microvolunteer Opportunities

Even in today’s times, connecting with colleagues and staying engaged with your profession remains more important than ever.
IVMA needs and wants your involvement!
What is microvolunteering? It is a volunteer opportunity that is offered in short and convenient, bite-sized chunks of time. It offers you a series of easy tasks that can be done anytime, anywhere, on your own terms. The key benefit is flexibility!
Microvolunteering provides many benefits for you: Fit volunteering into your busy lives – remote and microvolunteer opportunities keep you connected with you colleagues and your profession.

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