The IVMA has two Emerging Leader Liaison to the Administrative Committee (ELL) positions each year. The purpose of this position is to provide a link and build relationships between the IVMA, recent veterinarian school graduates and veterinary school students. The position is an opportunity for an IVMA member to further develop their leadership skills by being involved with the IVMA at the administrative level. The ELL will build relationships with other IVMA leaders and give back to the veterinary profession.
The ELL position is a two-year assignment, with one new ELL added each year.
This position is open to any IVMA member that has graduated from veterinary school within the last 7 years.
Applications open January 1 and are due April 10 of each year. Check back here after January 1 for the application and job description.
Current IVMA Emerging Leader Liaisons
Dr. Tara Miller, Senior ELL
Dr. Miller was born and raised in Iowa. After receiving her bachelor's degree in Animal Science with a minor in Microbiology at Iowa State University, she continued her education at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine; earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2013. Upon graduation she was accepted into a Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Internship at the Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After completion of her internship, she made a home in Albuquerque, NM working at an Emergency practice for 2 years before transitioning to a small animal and exotics practice for 1.5 years. She has since returned to the Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center to practice as an emergency veterinarian.
Dr. Miller is a member of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, and International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. She plans to pursue certification in veterinary pain management, veterinary acupuncture, veterinary massage, and laser therapy. She has special interest in small animal emergency and critical care, cardiology, preventative medicine, multi-modal pain management, and behavior.
In her free time, she is training her horse in Dressage, learning acroyoga, lyra, silks, reading, hiking, and traveling.
Dr. Amie Roberts, Incoming ELL