President’s Message

IVMA President
Dr. Hilary Christner


IVMA has wrapped up a busy and productive year, as evidenced by the program updates included in this issue of the newsletter. My hope is that as a valued member you have taken the opportunity to use the services offered by IVMA.

The January newsletter is an Impact Report to apprise our members of the great work being done by their association. The information contained here reflects the hard work of the IVMA Board of Directors, countless volunteers and IVMA leadership.


2021 Impact Report

2021 was a busy year for the IVMA.  From our Power Programs, Wet Labs, virtual CE offerings and our new Partner Clinic Program, & Membership Assistance Program.  We have been busy bringing you the latest information on veterinary medicine.  Check out our 2021 Impact Report and see all the great things IVMA has been up to.  Also, learn more about how you can get involved with the IVMA.

Continuing Education

2022 Crossroads Veterinary Conference

The IVMA’s Crossroads Veterinary Conference (formerly the IVMA Annual Meeting) is set to be held from February 3-5, 2022, live and in person!

The Crossroads Veterinary Conference Working Group has planned a quality continuing education event.

Member Resources

Membership Assistance Program (MAP)

The IVMA Board of Directors, at their June 2021 board meeting, voted to approve adding an INCREDIBLE new member benefit for all IVMA members – and your immediate household members! The IVMA is pleased to add the Membership Assistance Program (MAP). The IVMA has partnered with McLaughlin Young Group, an independent provider of MAP services.  There is no enrollment required and you are eligible to use the MAP through McLaughlin Young(Mygroup) as a current IVMA member.
The MAP offers help for personal and/or professional concerns by providing FREE, confidential, short-term counseling and personal consultation. Additionally, the MAP provides work-life resources for such issues as legal and financial consultations, online learning, and resources.

There is no cost to you for your phone calls or face-to-face visits with the MAP.  The Indiana Veterinary Medical Association covers all expenses for this program.