President’s Message

IVMA President

Dr. Maria Cooper

Dear Colleagues,

AVMA’s first convention in Indianapolis since 1941 is officially in the books. It was great to see so many of your faces in downtown Indy as both attendees and in volunteer roles. IVMA’s booth in the Exhibit Hall attracted countless visitors, and we loved opening up the IVMA offices that Saturday night for socializing with our members over wine and snacks.


IVMA Wellness

Health & Wellness

By Dr. Jen Quammen
High Performance Living

I’ve (Jen) been thinking about fitness and have some thoughts I’d like to share. Ryan and I have often talked about the difference between fitness and exercise. Fitness is all about function while exercise is about appealing to vanity.

Labrador Panting --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

One Welfare

The Drug Crisis & the Potential Impact on Animals

Everyone has seen media stories about the opioid drug crisis in the United States. These drugs have claimed the lives of so many people. This epidemic has sparked action at the local, state, and national level to deal with prescription drug overdoses and illegally-laced compounds overseas.


Practice Management

Standardized Chart of Accounts

Available Free to Veterinary Professionals

The Veterinary Hospital Manager’s Association (VHMA) partnered with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), Veterinary Management Groups (VMG), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and VetPartners to provide veterinary professionals access to a free, powerful finance tool.