For those of you who remember the television program ABC’s Wide of World of Sports, you might recall how the show opened with the introduction, “Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” The program ran for more than 30 years, and what made it so unique was that it was probably the only place at the time where you could find televised competitions in sports such as track and field, curling and even surfing (not that this Georgia boy was much of a surfer).
Here at the AVMA, we’re interested in the issues that are spanning today’s veterinary world – and we’re hoping your input will help us prepare for the future. We’re inviting members to help us shape our strategic plan by identifying the most critical issues facing the veterinary profession over the next five years.
As part of this environmental scan, we’ve put together a quick, one-page, Web-based survey to collect your feedback. The survey asks only one question: What are the three most critical issues facing the veterinary profession in the next five years? The AVMA Executive Board will be using your input as part of its ongoing effort to re-evaluate and revise our strategic plan. Just click on the link above to take the survey.
Comments submitted by March 20 will be included in the Executive Board’s April 2010 discussion of the AVMA Strategic Plan. Comments received after that date will be included in future board discussions.
Just like the variety of contests captured by Wide World of Sports, there are myriad issues affecting veterinary medicine. And the more we hear from you, the more tuned-in we’ll be in helping shape the profession and preparing it for whatever the future may bring.