Students and faculty members from nearly all veterinary colleges in the country—and a few foreign colleges—gathered for the 2006 AVMA Veterinary Leadership Experience. The event was held June 6-11 at the Ross Point Conference Center in Post Falls, Idaho.
The third annual VLE offered participants an experiential and highly interactive curriculum involving an array of learning formats. Participants learned about leadership, communication, and collaboration during the event, which was coordinated through the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Recently, the AVMA made a commitment to contribute $75,000 annually for four years to the VLE, allowing organizers to focus on developing the curriculum rather than raising money.
Along with the AVMA, the following organizations sponsored the event: American Animal Hospital Association; AVMA Group Health & Life Insurance Trust; AVMA PLIT; Banfield, The Pet Hospital; Cutting Edge Products; Fort Dodge Animal Health; Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.; Novartis Animal Health; Pets Best Insurance; Pfizer Animal Health; Simmons Educational Fund; U.S. Army Veterinary Corps; VCA Antech; Washington State University; and Washington State VMA.