IVMA Story – Human Side of Animal Health

My initial introduction to Indiana was not so much a desire to move here as it was a desire to be with my soon-to-be husband who was working in Indianapolis at the time. I had never been to Indiana except once to visit him during my time in veterinary school. I graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. During veterinary school, I also completed my Master of Public Health and initially had no intention of working in clinical veterinary medicine long-term. My main passions were...

By:  Lisa Perius IVMA Executive Director “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill Have you considered getting involved with IVMA? How about donating some of your precious time to connect with colleagues, discuss IVMA opportunities, and improve your own well-being? Joining an IVMA task force, or considering a micro-volunteering opportunity, are tremendous ways to engage in your profession, meet new people, and have fun along the way. You, the members, are the power behind the strength of IVMA. As you may...

Q & A from the IVMA Below are a few questions that have been asked by IVMA members over the last few months. Answers are provided below. As always, though, consult your own legal counsel for specific legal advice. Question: How long do I have to keep animal health records? Answer: You must keep animal health records for three (3) years after the last encounter with the animal. Note that it is important to document, document, document. Further, it is appropriate to include in the animal health record communication you have with the client...

Dr. Nathan Rich One could certainly say that this year, spring has been a bit of a roller coaster as far as weather is concerned. As I write this however, the 10-day forecast on my Weather Underground app is predicting some pretty nice days of spring ahead, with just a few showers, but who doesn’t like May flowers? Oddly, the IVMA has followed the pattern of the weather and has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start, beginning with the cancellation of our March board meeting. It seems that...

Terra Shastri,  Manager of Business Development – Ontario Veterinary Medical Association “Help! We’ve been really busy lately and staff are getting frustrated with each other because no one seems to know what is going on and we look really disorganized in front of clients. How do we fix this?” While it’s great to be busy, it can be challenging to maintain a necessary level of communication between staff. Communication challenges are common for any business, so applying regular team communication opportunities is imperative – even when the clinic is busy. Consider implementing the...

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