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President's Message

Wow!  What a conference!  I’m talking about “Let the Ames Begin”, the 2016 SAVMA Symposium that took place at Iowa State University March 18-21st.   What took nearly 2 years of planning finally came to fruition as over 1000 students descended upon campus the Thursday morning of spring break.  Our students were absolutely fantastic! The level of involvement and volunteerism shown by the ISU student body was amazing.  Everything from transportation, to registration, to conducting wetlabs and daytrips, to organizing social activities went off without a hitch.   More...


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VMLRP Shortage Areas Announced – Webinar Available for Applications

Seven Iowa counties and their adjacent counties (51 total) have been designated as veterinary shortage situations for 2016 for the USDA’s Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP). Approved applicants who commit to provide veterinary services for at least three years in one of these area, may be repaid for up to $25,000 of your student loan debt.

A webinar will be held on Tuesday April 12 at 1:00 PM CDT to review the application process. More information can be found on the USDA’s VMLRP Webinar page.

For more information, visit the USDA’s VMLRP Applicants Page. The deadline for applications is MAY 20, 2016.


Become the Link between the IVMA & Recent Graduates

Applications are now being taken to serve as the IVMA’s Emerging Leader Liaison to the Administrative Committee (ELL). This is an opportunity for an IVMA member to further develop their leadership skills by being involved with the IVMA at the administrative level. This position is open to any IVMA member that has graduated from veterinary school within the last 7 years.  Click here for more details and application.

Veterinary Feed Directives: Taking Action” Webinar Hosted by GlobalVetLINK

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) will host a free webinar titled, “Veterinary Feed Directives: Taking Action” on April 19, 2016.
The one-hour session is ideal for veterinarians, feed industry personnel and producers responsible for handling VFDs and those interested in learning what steps they can take now to prepare for the changes in veterinary oversight of commonly used antibiotics, effective January 2017.
This webinar also offers one hour of RACE Certified Continuing Education (CE) credit. For more information or to register, visit


AVMA New Graduate Salary Calculator

There is a PDF worksheet now available to help calculate a starting salary for veterinarians when negotiating a starting with a future employer.  (Note you must be an AVMA or SAVAMA member to view this worksheet.)  Click here to be directed to the AVMA's New Graduate Salary Calculator.

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