We are so grateful to have veterinarians like you in our membership. Together our mission for the Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association is to promote the health and welfare of animals in Wyoming, to provide continuing education for Wyoming veterinarians and surrounding states, and to be the voice of Wyoming veterinarians in matters of public issues. You are important to us, and I sincerely hope you will continue supporting the WVMA and enjoying all that it has to offer. Our membership runs from April 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023. Here are some of the things your contribution will go towards supporting:
Legislative Action – The WVMA retains a lobbyist year-round to actively monitor all legislation that may affect veterinarians. With the lobbyist serving as our eyes and ears at the Capitol and during the interim, we can be proactive in the legislative process. Through the work of board members and the lobbyist, the WVMA has advocated for Wyoming veterinarians for the past four sessions.
Quality CE – Every year, the WVMA hosts two multiday meetings that offer great continuing education organized by the current association president. We hope you will join us for at least one of the meetings! It is a great time to establish camaraderie with your fellow veterinarians. The 2022 Summer Meeting will be held in-person at The Inn At Lander in Lander, WY, June 26 – 28. It will include 16 hours of both small and large animal CE. You will receive an email and brochure in the mail when registration opens. The Winter Meeting is scheduled for December 9 – 10, 2022 at The Ramkota Hotel in Casper and will offer 12 hours of CE. We are also excited to offer discounted, on-demand opioid CE through an online RACE-approved course. The Opioid 411 Anytime course fulfills the controlled substance CE requirement for license renewals.
Leadership Opportunities – The Board of Directors is actively involved at both the state and national levels. Serving on the WVMA Board of Directors is a great chance to develop your leadership skills and check out all the fun things to do in Chicago. If you have any interest at all, please contact a Board member, we’d love to visit with you! We appreciate the time and efforts of our current Board members.
I am grateful for this association and its members, you’re such an inspiring group of human beings. I’ve mentioned to you previously that although we share many similarities, our differences are as vast as the beautiful Wyoming skies we live under. Each of us brings something different to the table and that’s why it is so meaningful to have your support. So, thank you Wyoming veterinarians for being you and joining with me in the WVMA and its endeavors. I look forward to working with you to keep the future of Wyoming veterinary medicine bright!
Kenzie Mares, DVM