AVMA invests in the future of the veterinary profession. Read on for ways you can attend the VLC at reduced costs.
SAVMA members who are interested in developing their leadership skills are encouraged to attend. The AVMA will reimburse airfare/mileage and up to three nights of shared hotel room and tax costs for one student from each of the veterinary colleges represented in the SAVMA House of Delegates. Registration fees will be covered by SAVMA. Selection of the student from each veterinary college will take place via an application process administered by the SAVMA Executive Board. Applications are now closed.
Students and recent graduates
The AVMF offers $2,000 through the Rex Anderson VLC Travel Award Endowment Fund to help offset the cost for a veterinary student or recent graduate to attend VLC. You are encouraged to apply if you meet these eligibility requirements:
- SAVMA member in good standing or a recent graduate (graduating class of 2019 or more recent) of a veterinary school accredited by the AVMA Council on Education
- Must be located within the United States (grants will be provided to cover domestic travel expenses only)
Connection to the state of Montana is preferred (from Montana, attends school in Montana, plans to return to practice in Montana etc.).
Applications are now closed.
The AVMA is offering $1,000 scholarships for 10 AVMA members to attend the 2024 Veterinary Leadership Conference (VLC) and develop their leadership potential. To qualify for the scholarships, applicants must have graduated within the last five years (graduating class of 2019 or more recent).
You are highly encouraged to apply if you fall into at least one of the following categories:
- Rising leaders – Veterinarians with a desire to lead who have little or no prior leadership experience
- Under-represented in veterinary leadership – Veterinarians from a demographic, geographic, or socioeconomic group or practice type that is under-represented in U.S. veterinary leadership
Scholarships are awarded in the form of a $1,000 stipend to help with the cost of registration, travel, and meals while attending the VLC. Applications are now closed.
AVMA member veterinarians interested in developing their leadership skills are encouraged to attend. The AVMA will reimburse airfare/mileage and up to three nights of hotel room and tax costs for one leader from each state VMA and allied constituent organization in the AVMA House of Delegates. Check with your state VMA or allied constituent organization for information on how to be selected. Registration fees are not reimbursed by the AVMA.
State VMA and constituent allied organization executive representatives
Each association represented in the AVMA House of Delegates is encouraged to send a representative interested in developing their leadership skills, such as their executive director, public relations representative, president, president-elect, or other staff/volunteer member of the VMA or constituent allied organization. AVMA will pay half of the travel for two representatives from each association in the House of Delegates. Registration fees are not reimbursed by the AVMA.