I’m back! First I’d like to thank Dr. Ken May for taking over for me and writing this column last month. He did a much better job talking about Legislative Day than my sleep-deprived self would have done at that time. Hopefully many of you participated in Legislative Day last week and represented the IVMA at the capital.
We had a great Winter Conference last month with just under 400 attendees. I had the honor of announcing the new IVMA Life Members during the conference. A Life Member is an IVMA member who has been in good standing with the association for 40 years. Announcing their names and shaking their hands I couldn’t help but think how fortunate we are to be able to practice and do what we love because of the hard work and dedication to the profession of those who came before us. This year’s Winter Conference was unique for me because I brought my six week old twins along with me, with the help of my ever supportive Mom. I was absolutely blown away by all of the love and support that I was shown by our membership! I can’t tell you how many people stopped and talked to me about the girls and offered words of wisdom or heartfelt congratulations. It really did touch my heart and was a great reminder that our profession is full of wonderful people and interacting with and getting to know them is a big part of what makes our profession so great!
If you haven’t heard already, IVMA member Dr. Chuck Lemme is running for a position on the AVMA Board of Directors (BOD) representing District 7. You should be seeing ballots soon either in your email or mail to vote in the election. Please take a few minutes to consider Dr. Lemme for this position and vote.
Spring is almost here and I’m sure everyone is ready for some fresh air and sunshine!
Have a great month!
Kylee Thomas, DVM