IVMA President

Dr. Maria Cooper

Dear Colleagues,

I am honored, privileged, and excited to serve as your 2017 IVMA President. My thanks to Dr. James Stepusin for his tremendous leadership over the past 12 months.

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One Welfare Article

Horse Welfare


The equine species is very diverse and widely varied. This is largely due to the different breeds within the species. Breed registries have defined standards and traits that are preferred or expected within each category and it is these characteristics that make the breeds unique.

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Membership Resource

Forward Booking


As you know, the IVMA is a proud Associate Member of Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) and we are very pleased to announce a collaborative program between PHP, Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) and our Association.

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Practice Management

Setting Yourself Apart

Terra Shastri

What’s one example of inconsistent service? Recently, my usual stylist at my hair salon moved to another salon nearby.  When I went for my next appointment at the salon, it was a completely different experience than I’d had in the past.