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President’s Message

IVMA President
Dr. Nathan Rich

It is hard to believe that the Holiday season is upon us already. As I write this, I’m watching my children run around in their Halloween costumes, excited for the abundance of candy that surely awaits them in the coming days. My wife has decided to forgo the Thanksgiving holiday this year, so in lieu of dragging out Thanksgiving decorations, wreaths and tinsel are starting to emerge from the basement closets. Regardless, we are in the thick of my favorite season. The trees are changing, the leaves are falling, Purdue football has a pulse and basketball is right around the corner.

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Member Services

 Opioid Education in Indiana

In January of 2018, the IVMA Board of Directors approved assembling the Veterinary Opioid Education Task Force. This task force is charged with assessing the laws that pertain to the legal prescribing and dispensing of opioid drugs by veterinarians in Indiana. The task force has been busy this year compiling the best and most accurate information for IVMA members. This work by IVMA illustrates one more important value of your membership.

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Know Your 2019 Candidates

Meet our 2019 IVMA candidates.  President Dr. Matt Cantrell, President Elect Dr. Aaron Smiley, At Large Board Members Dr. Lisa Hepworth, Dr. Kristi Kantz, Dr. Greg Kurtz, Dr. Corey Swart.

Practice Management

Culture – Every Practice Has One…But Is It the One You Want?
Wendy Hauser, DVM – Peak Veterinary Consulting

The concept of actively crafting corporate culture has been the topic of many articles and seminars over the years.  In 2016, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) commissioned a study1 performed by the Daniels College of Business at University of Denver to examine how organizational culture impacts veterinary hospitals. Key areas of focus included the different subcultures that exist in veterinary hospitals as well as evaluating how hospital metrics are impacted by culture.