Latest MVMA News and Stories 



Stay up-to-date on the latest MVMA news and stories. If you have a story idea that the MVMA should be covering for the newsletter, social media or website reach out to MVMA Marketing and Communications Manager Ryan Tibbitts at [email protected]. Don't forget to follow the MVMA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Member Spotlights

Check out our latest newsletter which includes a number of member spotlights. We caught up with St. Francis Animal Hospital for a full-page feature. The team of Dr. Jennifer Blair, Dr. Megan Schommer and Dr. Jessica Lewis are navigating co-ownership while fostering communication, laughter and a close-knit work family, affectionately referred to as “wamily” amongst the clinic. Read the full story here.

 

We also talked with Dr. Jim Winsor who is enjoying retirement after a career journey worth taking a few minutes to read about. He is a staple in the Minnesota veterinary community. He married his wife, Dr. Ann Winsor, in 1987 and together they grew Inver Grove Animal Hospital while tremendously helping the growth of the MVMA as well. Dr. Winsor has served as president, program chairman for the MVMA Annual Convention, a board member and as treasurer. He even helped the MVMA move into their current office space in South St. Paul. He also served on the board of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation (MVMF). Read his story here.


 

Introducing NEW Mental Health and Wellness Benefit 

 We are excited to introduce a new MVMA benefit that will focus on mental health and wellbeing in partnership with Restorative Path Counseling and Wellbeing. ANY team member, working at a practice where an MVMA member is employed will be able to take advantage of this benefit.

 MVMA members and their team will have access to…

• Individual therapeutic consultation
• Access to 5 additional sessions covered by MVMA to allow time to gain additional skills, tools or coping strategies to manage situations regardless of insurance or financial barriers
• Ability to reach Restorative Path Counseling and Wellbeing on short notice for crisis debriefing and emotionally charged/sensitive situations

 
Visit https://www.restorativepathcounseling.com/ or reach out to [email protected] to learn more.


 A Night of Celebration 

We brought together past presidents, MVMA 2022 award winners, scholarship recipients, staff and more for a night of celebration on April 21st at St. Paul Brewing. So thankful for this community and the opportunity to come together.

Head to our Facebook page to see full spotlights and bios on each winner. 


Connecting Clinics and Students

The Path to Practice returned as an in person event for the first time since 2019 on Thursday, April 21st with 30 clinics and nearly 100 University of Minnesota 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students in attendance.

Students were able to connect with clinics looking for positions ranging from externships to full-time veterinary positions. We loved seeing all the networking in action for this FREE MVMA member benefit.


 

Recent Media Coverage

The Star Tribune features MVMA's MOVE Task Force in the Inspired Section on Saturday, February 20th. The feature focused on the MOVetForward baskets that have been helping spread cheer across Minnesota veterinary clinics since early in the pandemic. Read the full feature here. 

KARE 11 followed up on an incredible story about MVMA lifetime member Dr. Robert Bogan and his quest to ensure his county would have a vet after he retired. Watch the good ending to the story that inspired thousands here.