On January 25 we are scheduled to meet with another group of legislators for the purpose of relationship building and issue education. If you can find some time on January 25 to join us for those particularly important meetings, please let us know.
The Membership Committee organized a few social events sponsored by industry partners and the CE Committee is working on a robust program for the summer conference. The College Committee has enjoyed record attendance at webinars offered to the VMCVM students.
As a practicing veterinarian the work life balance is elusive. However, I have found that giving even a small amount of time to MDVMA is extremely rewarding. Being actively involved in the community as well as meeting and discussing issues that are important to Maryland veterinarians has been enlightening as much as it has been fulfilling.
As the communication landscape has changed, nearly all of our meetings are held virtually and with that, I encourage all of you to spend an hour or two a month and get involved in an MDVMA committee. Each one of us has a unique perspective that is valuable to the veterinary community. Sharing that perspective with your colleagues is more important than ever.
Please contact MDVMA Executive Director, Marisa Francis to inquire about volunteering a bit of your time to a committee. I hope to meet more of you before the end of my term.
David Handel, DVM, CVA, CCRP