Personal/Professional Development

NAVC Pet Advocacy


Become a Pet Advocate!

Many times it is forgotten that our community includes those besides veterinarians, veterinary nurses, practice managers, and support staff. Pet owners and clients are the backbone of veterinary healthcare, but it is neither clients nor veterinary professionals making some of the big decisions in the industry. That is why the NAVC has launched a new Pet Health Advocacy platform. As members of this community, we want to share our feedback regarding legislative and regulatory initiatives related to pet health.


Focus on Your Wellbeing at VMX 2020!

Personal health and wellbeing for veterinary professionals is one of the NAVC’s top priorities. That is why we are implementing many new wellness initiatives at VMX 2020, the world’s largest, leading veterinary conference. Mark your calendars for January 18-22 in Orlando, Florida where you’ll learn and grow alongside peers who motivate and inspire you.

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Dream It, Be It: Dr. Mary Beth Davis’ Story

Most veterinary students struggle with classes and clinicals, but what if you had recently suffered a paralyzing spinal injury that left you wheelchair-bound? Read the story of Dr. Mary Beth Davis, DVM, who graduated from Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Health Sciences, class of 2019, and how she persevered to achieve her dream of becoming a veterinarian.

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The Emotional Topic of Veterinary Student Selection

A university in Australia has recently introduced emotional intelligence testing as part of the selection process for its medical program with the aim of enrolling students with the strong social skills needed to succeed at university and in the workplace. Those candidates with acceptable educational achievements were further evaluated by an external organization specializing in …

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Cornell Launches Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship focuses on four pillars: education, economics research, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. Through its educational program development efforts, CVBE will offer a variety of educational programs including a new DVM certificate program, as well as post-graduate executive education.

Women in Veterinary Medicine History

The History of Women in Veterinary Medicine in the U.S.

Challenges, opposition and obstacles had to be overcome by the early female pioneers in veterinary medicine in the United States. Here is a timeline of just a few of the significant milestones achieved by women who have helped pave the way for today’s female veterinarians succeeding in the profession. Protection Status