March 01, 2015

The new AVMA Strategic Plan aims to increase member satisfaction by focusing on objectives such as protecting and enhancing the lifelong value of the veterinary degree, providing valuable products and services, and enhancing the public image and reputation of the veterinary profession. The AVMA Board of Directors approved the plan in January, while the House of Delegates amended the AVMA Bylaws to reflect the Association’s commitment to meeting the professional needs of its more than 86,500 members.

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The 2015 AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference, held Jan. 8-11 in Chicago, showcased work the AVMA has been doing in the areas of advocacy, branding and marketing, and strategic planning. The AVMA House of Delegates also held its regular winter session while dozens of emerging and future leaders attended workshops to further hone their skills.

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Philanthropists John and Leslie Malone have committed a record $42.5 million to Colorado State University to develop regenerative medical therapies for animals and people.