President’s Message

IVMA President

Dr. Maria Cooper

Dear Colleagues,

Here at the IVMA, we are on the move – both figuratively and literally! In mid-December, the IVMA headquarters will be moving from the Pan Am Plaza in downtown Indy to Discovery Hall on the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Diversity Business Team Planning Board Meeting Strategy Concept

IVMA Bylaws

IVMA Bylaws Change

IVMA Board

IVMA Board Proposes Changes to Bylaws

As you may be aware, the IVMA Board of Directors appointed a Governance Task Force over a year ago to assess the viability of the current IVMA governance structure – both for the Board of Directors and the standing committees of IVMA.

Portrait Of Vet In Field With Cattle In Background

One Welfare

Cattle Welfare

Bovine veterinarians must be committed to the humane treatment of cattle and their welfare.  In the Veterinarian’s Oath we swear to “use our scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge”.


Practice Management


Overcoming Communication Challenges

Terra Shastri,  Manager of Business Development – Ontario Veterinary Medical Association

“Help! We’ve been really busy lately and staff are getting frustrated with each other because no one seems to know what is going on and we look really disorganized in front of clients. How do we fix this?”