MVMA Finishes an Active
by James Reed, DVM -
MVMA Immediate Past President
Immediate Past President James Reed, DVM (left) is
recognized by incoming President John A. Kable, DVM for
his service to MVMA as its president.
The board of directors of the
Maryland Veterinary Medical Association has been very active
this past year. Our Summer Conference in Ocean City was a large
success and provided a suitable finale to our work as a group.
Through the help of Lauren Michalski and The Management Alliance, Inc.,
we have expanded our interaction with neighboring organizations
and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary
Medicine. We have also implemented policies that will increase
our membership numbers and benefits.
programs provided an
excellent source of
information with venues that allowed colleagues to exchange
ideas and network through personal interaction. Legislative
activity and national issues were closely monitored and our
organization continued to grow in an effort to represent and
preserve our legacy and professional interests.
Our association has increased its ability to notify members
about issues with an internet connection via an online
newsletter. Further interaction between our members and VMRCVM
through the use of the World Wide Web is also being explored.
The MVMA is committed to providing and improving these important
functions, so as to meet our mission statement and increase
membership benefits. I have complete confidence that the
upcoming year and new board of directors will take these
interests and actions to a higher level.
There are many ways to measure commitment in an organization. I
like the old barnyard analogy of the contribution that the pig
and the chicken make for a successful breakfast. Even though
many of us are not as bold as the pig, the effort of a group of
chickens results in a more enjoyable and sustaining benefit to
Ive learned a great deal this year as president and found it
very rewarding to work with so many committees and dedicated
practice professionals. I wish to thank the members for giving
me the opportunity to enjoy the experience and I look forward to
the activity in the upcoming year.