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. I sincerely hope you will continue your membership with the WVMA and appreciate all that it has to offer. Annual membership runs from April 1, 2023 through March 31, 2024. Here are some of the things your membership dues 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 during the legislative session and the interim, we can be proactive in the legislative process. Through the work of the lobbyist, the WVMA board members and the executive director of the WVMA, the WVMA has advocated for Wyoming veterinarians within the state legislature for the past many years. The biggest issue that has come over the last year was the introduction of State mandated veterinary technician licensure that was brought up during the 2022 interim by the Joint Agriculture Committee of the State of Wyoming. The WVMA board felt it best for veterinarians to lead the charge for technician licensure, as opposed to a third party outside the veterinary profession. A task force was formed in association with this issue and has met over the last 8 months to come up with preliminary documents outlining the process of veterinary technician licensure.
Quality CE - Every year, the WVMA hosts two multi-day 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 and knock out those continuing education requirements for licensure. The 2023 Summer Meeting will be held in Laramie Wyoming June 12-13, 2023, and 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 8-9, 2023 at the Hilton Garden Inn, a NEW LOCATION 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.
President: Tiffany Healey, DVM (Cheyenne) President-Elect: Mandy McKim, DVM (Worland)
Past President: Kenzie Mares, DVM (Glenrock) 2nd President-Elect: Hayley Wright, DVM (Cheyenne)
1st Member-At-Large: Chelsea Croghan, DVM (Cheyenne) 2nd Member-At-Large: Joe Dona, DVM (Casper)
Secretary-Treasurer: Susan Walker, DVM (Torrington) WSVL: Kerry Sondgeroth, DVM, PhD (Laramie)
AVMA Delegate: Mike Meeboer, DVM (Torrington) WY State Veterinarian: Hallie Hasel, DVM (Cheyenne)
AVMA Alt. Delegate: Tiffany Healey, DVM (Cheyenne) Allied Representative: Greg Faxon (Casper)
I am grateful for this association and its members. Thank you Wyoming veterinarians for 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!
Tiffany Healey, DVM