The various ways those in the veterinary industry have achieved success and contributed to the community in 2021.
It has been another crazy year of busy hospitals full of stressful situations and exhausted professionals. However, 2021 also has brought many silver linings and opportunities. As we close out the year, I want to thank each and every one of you for following, subscribing, attending, reading, listening, and enjoying the content provided to you by Fetch dvm360® conferences, and the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference®. Here are a few of my favorite things that came out of 2021:
With wellness and mental health—as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) —being front and center in our profession, we have learned to make sure we take care of ourselves, treat others with respect, and celebrate each other’s differences. Although we still have a way to go in this arena, our profession is better off today than it was just 12 months ago. We, along with other educational outlets, have provided great resources to veterinary professionals and future veterinary professionals to help them gain a better understanding of self-care, emotional intelligence, and DEI.
This was our year to slowly return to live events. Having the opportunity to network, develop new relationships, learn the latest in veterinary medicine, and have fun doing so was simply incredible. Our team took pride in making sure your safety was our utmost concern, and we successfully held live events in Kansas City, Missouri; Atlantic City, New Jersey; and San Diego, California. If you did not attend these wonderful and immersive experiences, be sure to catch one of our conferences in 2022. Here’s a fun fact: This past year, dvm360® also had 37 live webinars with 30,000 registrants.
We hosted several networking and career fair events to help you find a position that best suits your passion and needs. Our webinars and live events included sessions that are relevant and important to you—financial security, practice succession, career changes within veterinary medicine, and practice profitability. Our educational modalities are intended to empower you to gain further success in your career.
This holiday season reminds us of the importance of giving back and helping those in need, whether it’s our 2-legged or our 4-legged friends. We are proud to have raised awareness of many of the organizations important to you, the animals, and our profession. Moreover, we were able to help inspire future generations to enter the veterinary profession. Our international dvm360® vet student ambassador program is just 1 example of how we develop and nurture relationships with our future colleagues from all over the world.
We all are veterinary heroes. We just don’t wear the capes to show it. Thank you, everyone, for your hard work, dedication, and service to the veterinary industry. Thank you for giving voices to the voiceless and elevating veterinary medicine. We also want to send a special congratulations to the winners of Veterinary Heroes™ 2021. Be sure to nominate a veterinary professional in 2022.
On behalf of the dvm360® team, we wish you and your families a joyful holiday season and healthy New Year. There is a lot more in store and we cannot wait to see you in 2022!