President’s Message

IVMA President

Dr. Maria Cooper

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the Wellness Issue of the Hoosier Veterinarian! The IVMA Executive team along with our Health and Wellness Committee felt that an issue of the Hoosier Veterinarian dedicated uniquely to wellness in our profession would be a simple way to share the message of its value and significance.

Low angle view of a happy family walking with their dog. 



IVMA Wellness

Health & Wellness

Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW
Caroline Faust, DVM

Wellness Risk Factor Study Finds Positive Correlation to VMA Membership
The University of Tennessee | Knoxville, Veterinary Social Work Program

In a recent article published in JAVMA, Nett et al. (2016) found that membership in a veterinary medical association is positively correlated with less mental illness and suicidal ideation.

Sick Maltese dog on exam in vet clinic

License Renewal

Your License Will Expire Soon

Your veterinary license will expire on October 15, 2017.  Renewal information will be sent to you on or before July 15, 2017, from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA).

Practice Management

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Terra Shastri

Keeping Clients and Staff Happy During Busy Times

During hectic times in your practice, staff and clients can get stressed easily. Here are a few simple steps that you can follow to not only keep clients happy, but to keep your practice team functioning well during busy times: