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Highlights from Recent Virtual Events

Highlights from Recent Virtual Events

Veterinary Leadership Experience On January 9, WVLDI President Kimberly-Ann Therrien convened a well-attended networking event at the AVMA’s annual Veterinary Leadership Conference (VLC). With over 80 participants, there were almost 20% students with great WVLDI,...

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WVLDI Grows Up! The Next Generation

WVLDI Grows Up! The Next Generation

The purpose of WVLDI is to strengthen and elevate our profession by creating an inclusive professional community.  At our annual (virtual!) meeting, we reviewed our Purpose, Vison and Mission. In the process, we reconfirmed our commitment to harness the strength of...

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Board Member Profile: Kimberly-Ann Therrien

Board Member Profile: Kimberly-Ann Therrien

Spending an hour with Dr. Kimberly Ann Therrien is an inspiration. As a Canadian customs officer for 10 years before becoming a veterinarian, Kim developed leadership skills in a non-traditional setting. Her early veterinary career experience working 100 hours a week,...

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Student Chapter Updates

Student Chapter Updates

The past quarter has been very busy for WVLDI student groups! Chapters were approved for Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School, bringing the total number of active student chapters to 17 across the...

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How Can We and Others Cope with Political Stress?

How Can We and Others Cope with Political Stress?

While we don’t want to avoid all news and casual discussions about politics, there are steps we can take to help us manage political stress: Limit your media consumption. According to a 2018 study, Americans spend an average of 11 hours a day on average consuming news...

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Fall News from WVLDI

Fall News from WVLDI

Fall is here and so are some exciting announcements from WVLDI!! FREE WEBINAR - October 7 Please join us for a virtual ride along with Dr. Bridget Heilsberg on October 7th at 6pm CST to learn about our history, mission, and vision. Registration is available through...

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Join the WVLDI Board of Directors

Join the WVLDI Board of Directors

The Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative (WVLDI) invites applications to join the Board of Directors. The vision of WVLDI is to be a strong and impactful voice to harness diversity and create an inclusive professional community. We aim to achieve this...

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Veterinary Leader Spotlight: AVMA CEO Dr. Janet Donlin

Veterinary Leader Spotlight: AVMA CEO Dr. Janet Donlin

Please tell us a little bit about your background:  I graduated first as a veterinary technician, and then earned a BS in Medical Technology and my DVM degree from the University of Minnesota. I’m a big believer in the power of associations and hold active memberships...

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