It is a privilege to serve as President of our organization. I look forward to the next two years' of service, and to the opportunities and challanges before us. Yes, I said challenges! I think it can definitely be said that veterinary medicine has arrived at a crossroads of sorts. It is no secret that the reality of the economic recession is forcing our profession to acknowledge the need to take a look at the established paradigms that have defined us for so long and to make some hard decisions about change.
The AACPPV is not immune to change and, in many ways, our members have a front and center role in the redefining process of the profession. While by some standards our members are small in number, make no mistake that our role is large. Every day our members can be found in research labs, colleges and universities, the halls of government, and veterinary practices across the United States. In these places, we often find ourselves quietly consulted to develop new products, teach new students, bring sensible regulatory oversnight, and advance the art and practice of our craft. It is imperative that we embrace these roles to the best of our ability, and, where possible, to help facilitate change.
The knowledge and skills to facilitate change are not necessarily easy to come by, and I, along with other officers and board members recognie that these items are not always found in one place. Over the past few years, the board has acknowledged tha tthe AACPPV has a role and an obligation to held advance the skill sets of our varied members, and we have embarked on new programs to do just that. Our education webinars were our first effort at upping the ante and in 2013, we will add to that effort with our first AACPPV sponsored multi-session program at the 2013 AVMA meeting. Our plans are to bring you four hours of uniquely targeted training to our membership during these sessions. In addition, the Baord is also exploring a certification pathway that for the first time would result in tangible credentials for the unque job market of AACPPV members.
Yes, these are bold plans, but htey are for the benefit of our membership and they depending on the membership to bring them to fruition. With that in mind, we are extending an invitation for each of you to get involved. Know up front that there are no preconceived limitations and no preset boundaries to these plans, but we need ideas and individuals to make them happen! So, be on the lookout for our 'mixer events' at select veterinary conferences and take the time to stop by, meet your colleagues, share your ideas, and be part of the process. A small investment of your time can lead to huge returns for us all.
James Freeman, 2012-2014 AACPPV President
AACPPV 2012-2013 Board of Directors
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James Freeman - Photo Not Available
President James R. Freeman Merial, Ltd.
President-Elect Silene Young Novartis Animal Health
Immediate Past President Lynn Fondon Brakke Consulting
Secretary Carol Barton Pfizer Animal Health
Treasurer Norman D. Stewart Merck Animal Health
AVMA Delegate Brian Huseman CEVA BIOMUNE
Alternate AVMA Delegate Dan Marsman P & G Health Care
John Blake - Photo Not Available
John Blake, DVM Bayer Animal Health
Janet Donlin AVMA PLIT
Cori Gross - Photo Not Available
Cori Gross, DVM Veterinary Pet Insurance
James Hall Bayer Animal Health
Hilton Klein - Photo Not Available
Hilton Klein Harlan Laboratories
Richard Hartigan Pfizer Animal Health
Executive Director MaryAnne Bobrow, CAE, CMP, CMM 6060 Sunrise Vista Drive, Suite 1300 Citrus Heights, CA 95610-7098 Phone: (916) 726-1560 FAX: (866) 508-3947 E-mail: MaryAnne Bobrow
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