Crystal balls don’t work, no matter how long you stare into them, and, last I checked, no one’s improved much on time travel since H.G. Wells wrote “The Time Machine.” So, since we don’t have any fancy tools at our disposal, it’s still difficult to predict what the future may bring. But that doesn’t mean we can’t anticipate and prepare.
What issues do you think we’ll face as a profession 10 years from now? What do you see as the major challenges and opportunities we’ll encounter? How do we as an association stay relevant and remain the voice of the veterinary profession a decade down the road?
If you’ve got ideas – and if you consider yourself a progressive thinker who can look at the big picture, participate in critical strategic discussions, ask the right questions and challenge assumptions – we invite you to seek a seat on our new AVMA 20/20 Vision Commission. We’re looking for commission members who will represent diverse experiences and perspectives both inside and outside the veterinary profession, and who bring diversity to the group through gender, generation and ethnicity.
The AVMA is an association that was established for the members and is run by the members. If we are to continue to lead the veterinary profession through the year 2020, we need to be prepared for the changes and advancements ahead, and we could use your help in getting there.