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 New video promotes AVMA Future Leaders program

​(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) June 5, 2014—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has released a new video highlighting its Future Leaders program and encouraging AVMA members to apply.

The video features the 10 members of the 2013-2014 AVMA Future Leaders program discussing what it means to be a leader and asking veterinarians to “help make history and push our profession into the future it deserves. Be a future leader.”

The AVMA Future Leaders program, sponsored by Zoetis Animal Health with facilitation generously provided by Dr. Ken Andrews of High Impact Facilitation, seeks to develop the strengths and talents of veterinarians to benefit the profession and society through leadership in organized veterinary medicine. To develop those skills, participants complete 360-degree assessments and follow their short- and long-term goals with Dr. Andrews, while also fostering individual relationships with prominent veterinarians in the field and participating in leadership lectures.

In addition, each class of Future Leaders works together to strengthen their teambuilding and project-management skills and to develop resources for AVMA members to utilize.

You can view the video on AVMA’s YouTube channel at To learn more about the Future Leaders program, visit

For more information, contact Michael San Filippo, senior media relations specialist, at 847-285-6687 (office), 847-732-6194 (cell), or

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