In response to the ongoing challenges facing veterinary economics and veterinary medical education, the AVMA participated in an historic meeting at the North American Veterinary Conference earlier this month with the deans from our veterinary colleges. It was a lively and constructive gathering, bringing together the major players who are all trying to address the issues that have an impact on both today’s and tomorrow’s veterinarians. The AVMA Executive Board, the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges and 35 veterinary school deans began a dialogue that will bring us toward a common understanding of the economic issues, pressures, and stresses felt across the profession. Future meetings are scheduled, with the next one planned for March. We will keep you posted as developments occur and as we seek solutions to the pressing issues we face.