President’s Message

IVMA President
Dr. Aaron Smiley

The Indiana Veterinary Medical Association continues to push into our 10-year vision of making Indiana the best in the country to practice veterinary medicine. The IVMA Board of Directors is refining these goals and we need your help.

The Board is creating specific goals that will require volunteers. The work will be diverse and will require active member involvement.  I realize that most of us have little margin in our lives right now. We are very busy at work, a lot of us are having to find new school schedules for our children.  It is not easy to find staffing to meet the increased demand we are experiencing in our veterinary hospitals.

Due to these realities, IVMA has made volunteering easier so you can more easily contribute to IVMA. Here are the specifics.



Members Resource Page

IVMA releases updated, new members only INSPECT resources web page with just added, step by step how to videos.

Thank you to Dr. Matt Cantrell for recording these very helpful videos, currently available under each INSPECT topic.
If you are still having questions about INSPECT our new page is easy to navigate.and is divided into various topics. featured below.

  1. How to register for INSPECT.
  2. How to register as a delegate.
  3. How to register with the clearinghouse.
  4. How to report with the clearinghouse.
  5. Zero Reporting.
  6. How to Query Before Providing a Written Prescription.


From the Desk of the Executive Director
Lisa A Perius

I hope everyone has had a nice summer and found some time for a brief break from work and online schooling, if that is your world these days.

I was on was on a Zoom recently (haven’t we all?) for a virtual convention and the keynote presenter challenged us as association staff leaders. His question to us was this – “What is your association’s superpower?”.  It really got me thinking about this. I think IVMA’s superpower is credibility. This gives IVMA that ability to keep a pulse on information that has direct impact on our members – and then share that information with you. Having IVMA do this frees up our members to do what they are trained to do – be a veterinarian – knowing that IVMA keeps you in the know.

Practice Management

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