AVMA Future Leaders Program

"AVMA's members should be proud of this program and I am confident that they will be impressed by these Future Leaders."

Dr. Ken Andrews
High Impact Facilitation
December 14, 2011 

Are you ready to take the next step in leadership and service for our profession? If you’re an AVMA member just emerging in your career (15 years out from veterinary school or less) and you’re looking for an exciting yearlong program to help you blaze your leadership path, the Future Leaders Program might just be the program for you. To apply, you don’t need to already be an established leader in organized veterinary medicine…for example, maybe you served as an officer for your SCAVMA in veterinary school, or you attended the VLE previously, or, perhaps you’ve just become a subcommittee member for your state veterinary medical association. If you’ve shown leadership involvement previously, are an AVMA member, and you’re 15 years out of veterinary school or less, you might just be a great fit for this program!​

It’s all about the journey. The Future Leaders Program is unique and takes a holistic approach to leadership development - its goal is to develop the strengths and talents of veterinarians, promoting their leadership skills for the benefit of the veterinary workplace, society as a whole, and especially our profession through leadership in organized veterinary medicine. To develop those skills, participants get to complete 360-degree assessments and follow their short- and long-term goals with our professional facilitator Dr. Ken Andrews, while also fostering individual relationships with prominent veterinarians in the field and participating in leadership lectures. Each class of Future Leaders also works as a team, to strengthen teambuilding and project-management skills, and to develop novel, useable resources for our members to utilize.

We need veterinarians emerging in their careers to blaze their leadership paths and get prepared to lead us into the future.  Are you ready to take that next step?

Apply Now!

Frequently Asked Questions


Please email or call 800-248-2862, ext. 6636. 

Support for the AVMA Future Leaders Program is generously provided by
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The AVMA and its Future Leaders also thank Dr. Andrews for his generosity in donating his time to this program.