So Many Ways to Volunteer, So Easy to Do!  VHMA Needs You!

Recent VHMA surveys show that one of the biggest benefits that managers gain from membership is the opportunity to learn from other managers.  Whether you are a new or a veteran manager, someone before you took the time to share what he or she learned to help ease the way for the next person.  If you are reading this, you too are wondering how you can give back to your Association and the veterinary management profession.  Here are just a few simple ways that you can give back to your fellow managers and help strengthen the value of their membership and the VHMA.  Pick the one(s) that appeal to your interests and availability and make a difference for other VHMA members.

Greet new members - Each month we publish a list of new members in the Practice Pulse newsletter, a call or e-mail to a new member takes just a few minutes and is a great way to extend your personal welcome and expand your network.  Visit the online Member Directory for member contact information.

Be a Greeter at the VHMA trade booth - VHMA regularly exhibits at industry conferences and meetings in order to build awareness for the association and grow membership.  Greeting attendees who stop by the VHMA booth and telling them about your experience is a great way to generate interest among practice management professionals who are not yet VHMA members - but should be.  Check out our upcoming booth schedule.

Write or videotape a VHMA testimonial - Have you learned something new at a VHMA meeting or Webinar?  Has your membership provided you with new knowledge or connections?  Whatever your VHMA success story is, VHMA would love to receive it in a short written testimonial.  Or, if you wish, videotape your testimonial on-camera and send it off to VHMA.  We promise to consider your testimonial in our future brochures, Web site, social media and membership marketing.  Sent your testimonial to the VHMA Office.

Share your unique forms – Ever find yourself looking for a sample policy or form?  Everyone does at some point.  Having a springboard to start from saves a lot of time and energy.  If you have something that you think others would benefit from please share.  You can post directly to the Sample Document Library in our MemberConnect community.

Participate in benchmark surveys - The VHMA regularly conducts Compensation and Benefit, and Practice Diagnostic Surveys.  The success of these benefits is dependant on member participation.  All personal and practice data collected is maintained strictly confidential, only aggregate data is reported to the membership.  For more information on our surveys go to our Benchmark Reports page

Write an article – The VHMA newsletter, Practice Pulse,  is published monthly and features articles written by managers for managers.  Members are encouraged to share something that is unique about their practice that others can learn from.  For more details contact the VHMA Office, admin@vhma.org,

Join a committee - The VHMA has established committees that work to promote the strategic plan of the association.  Committee volunteers play an important role in achieving an effective and progressive association.  View our current committee list, guidelines, and volunteer to join.  

Bring VHMA information to your local meeting – If you are active in your community with any local veterinary professional or networking groups, one of the easiest but very important ways you can support VHMA is by simply bringing VHMA membership materials to your next meeting.  For presentation and print materials contact the VHMA Office.

Serve on the VHMA Board of Directors - The VHMA Board of Directors is responsible for steering the direction of the association.  There is no better way to give back to the profession then by helping to shape the future for all veterinary management professionals.  For more details contact the VHMA Office, admin@vhma.org,

What ideas do you have for giving back?  Submit your ideas here.


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