Power of 10

An Interactive Program for the Next Generation of Veterinarians

Learn the practical skills needed to find success in and outside of your veterinary career

Power of 10 Class is Full

Each and every veterinarian deserves a fullfilling career.

But without the proper foundation, this profession can quickly leave you feeling in over your head…
Work can leave you feeling isolated and overwhelmed
You don’t feel equipped to handle challenging situations
Expectations and pressures from work impact your relationships
You’re not sure you have what it takes to perform at a high level
Educational debt seems impossible to overcome
It’s difficult to find a space for authentic conversations
That’s why we created the Power of 10. It’s an interactive program that gives the next generation of veterinarians the skill sets they need to confidently advance not just in their careers but in real life.

Courses designed to help you find success in and outside of your veterinary career.

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Financial Planning

Gain a comprehensive understanding of essential financial concepts and tools crucial for managing veterinary practices effectively. This program equips participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze financial statements, create budgets, and make informed financial decisions. You will delve into topics such as revenue and expense management, financial forecasting, strategic planning, and practice valuation.

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Conflict Resolution

This program will provide you with strategies and techniques to effectively manage and resolve conflicts that may arise in a veterinary practice, whether they involve staff dynamics, client interactions, or other professional relationships. Through practical training and real-world scenarios, you'll learn how to communicate more openly, address conflicts constructively, and promote a positive working environment.

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Emotional Intelligence

Delve into the principles of emotional intelligence, equipping you with the knowledge and techniques to better understand and manage your own emotions and those of your team, clients, and patients. You'll learn to cultivate empathy, build stronger relationships, and navigate challenging situations with emotional intelligence at the core. Develop the emotional intelligence necessary to excel in veterinary practice, fostering empathy, teamwork, and effective communication for improved patient care and client satisfaction.

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Career Advancement

Gain valuable insights into career advancement within the veterinary profession. Power of 10 offers a comprehensive roadmap to help you achieve your career goals, whether you aspire to become a practice owner, advance to a leadership role, or excel in your current position. You'll learn about strategic career planning, leadership development, effective communication, and essential business acumen tailored specifically to the veterinary industry.

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Team Building

This program provides a comprehensive understanding of how to assemble, motivate, and lead high-performing teams in the veterinary industry. You'll learn effective strategies for fostering collaboration among team members, enhancing communication, and resolving conflicts constructively. The Power of 10 program equips you with the tools and knowledge to create a positive and cohesive team environment that not only improves workplace morale but also enhances the quality of patient care.

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Strategic Leadership

When you enroll in the INVMA Power of 10 program, you'll delve into the art of strategic leadership tailored specifically to the veterinary profession. Gain a deep understanding of effective leadership techniques, team empowerment, and how to adapt to the evolving landscape of veterinary medicine. Thus, empowering you to steer your practice towards growth and sustainability while making a positive impact on the veterinary community as a whole.


This program is intended for current VMA member veterinarians who graduated within the last 7 years. Other candidates may be considered based on their level of interest. Enrollment is limited to 10 veterinarians per year.


Attendance and participation in a year-long program of lectures, panels, discussions, and experiences yielding lifelong, supportive relationships between cohort-members and increased engagement in organized veterinary medicine. 

The real backbone of this program is the time spent together and with guest mentors during the sessions. Because of this time commitment, particularly on some weekdays, it is imperative that participants’ employers are aware of and supportive of participation in this program. The VMA executive director and the facilitators would be happy to support/participate in any conversations with employers or managers to help convey the benefits of your participation in this program.

With your commitment, attendance is considered mandatory.


August 14, 2024
Welcome to IVMA and Insights Personality Training – meeting will be held at IVMA Offices, downtown Indianapolis, sponsored by Elanco.

September 11, 2024
Veterinary Well-Being Bootcamp – Dr. Elizabeth Strand – meeting will be held at the office of Katz Sapper Miller CPA, Indianapolis

October 16, 2024
Veterinary Leadership Essentials – Emotional Intelligence, Communication, and Feedback – Dr. Michelle Harcha – meeting will be held at the office of Katz Sapper Miller CPA, Indianapolis

November 13, 2024 
Unburdened: Evidence-Based Workshop to Decrease Stress in Client Interactions – Mary Beth Spitznagel, PhD – meeting will be held at the office of Katz Sapper Miller CPA, Indianapolis

December 4, 2024
Financial Wellness – Personal and Practice – meeting will be held at the office of Katz Sapper Miller CPA, Indianapolis

January 9-11, 2025
AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference, Chicago, IL, scholarships to attend provided by the Larry Borst Leadership Endowment through the Indiana Animal Health Foundation.

January 31 – February 1, 2025
IVMA LEAD Program, Embassy Suites, Noblesville.


This program is complimentary for IVMA members who are recent or new graduates.
To be eligible you must have obtained a DVM degree between 2018-2024.  The 2024 Power of 10 class is now full. If you are interested in participating and would like to be put on a waitlist for 2025, contact lisa@invma.org.