Recent Graduates Join Free
Yes, the year you graduate is free.
The next year is just 25% of full dues, increasing over the next 3 years while you get established in your career.
We will also pay for you to participate in our financial wellness program, so you can put aside stress due to financial concerns and move forward with a sound financial plan.
Programs for Recent Graduates
Join our Power of 10 leadership program. Shape the industry as a member of our Committee for Leadership Advancement.
Power of 10 program
The Power of Ten Leadership Program is a NYSVMS initiative designed to cultivate leadership capacity and provide learning experiences that will enrich the individual and benefit the individual’s practice, community and profession. This program will provide ten veterinarians with leadership development sessions over the course of a year. NYSVMS will provide topic experts and meeting expenses at no charge for participants to attend sessions that not only convey the key learning points about leadership, but deepen the understanding of class members on a number of related topics.
There are four half-day sessions, with a mix of virtual and in-person attendance. Some are held concurrently with Executive Board meetings providing you with an opportunity to attend the next day. Program Alumni have gone on to many leadership positions within NYSVMS and our Regional Groups. Its a great way to start making a difference to your profession.
Applications for 2023 are closed.
Committee For Leadership Advancement
The Committee for Leadership Advancement (CLA) was created to encourage recent graduates to become more involved in organized veterinary medicine and NYSVMS. CLA members meet as a committee, the day before quarterly Board meetings, and work on projects to address the needs of our national, state and regional organizations and veterinary students. Currently, CLA gives a presentation to students at Cornell CVM, on topics such as life after vet school and the latest issues that affect the practice of veterinary medicine. CLA also helps organize the Power of 10 leadership program.
Benefits to becoming a CLA member:
- A chance to attend AVMA House of Delegates meeting and leadership conference in January in Chicago for the opportunity to meet with colleagues, school faculty, administrators, and consultants. (NYSVMS provides funds for one member to attend every year.)
- Attend all 4 Board meetings (one night hotel is covered by NYSVMS), where you will receive updates on legislative and clinical practice issues. These meetings have inspired CLA members to become more active on both the state and regional level.
- CLA members receive free yearly NYSVMS annual dues. (Regional dues are not included).
- Must have graduated from veterinary school within the past 15 years and be a current member of NYSVMS.
- Attend at least two CLA meeting in person and one by conference call each year.
- An interest in giving back to our profession by educating ourselves, colleagues and students and a willingness to develop projects to serve new graduates, as well as NYSVMS.
If you are interested in joining CLA, email Stephanie Quirini.
The Committee for Leadership Advancement (CLA) has launched a mentorship program to match NYSVMS members who have graduated from veterinary school 5 years or less with experienced NYSVMS members.
The purpose of this program is to help new graduates assimilate to their professional lives. This program is designed to be an informal mentoring process where the mentor provides coaching, listening, advice, sounding board reactions, or other help in an unstructured casual manner.
We are looking for mentors to volunteer their time and mentees to sign up. NYSVMS worked with Naylor (who runs the Career Center) to create an online platform that is easy to use. The guidelines, roles and responsibilities are all included on the site. Both mentors and mentees create an online profile through the Naylor portal.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
NYSVMS has hundreds of articles about veterinary practice in New York State in the member knowledgebase. (member login required). Below is a sampling of frequently asked questions of interest to recent graduates.
Rabies and Rabies Certifications
Cyberbullying and Social Media
Wildlife and Exotic Animals
Euthanasia and Cremation
Use of Marijuana Related Products
Flea and Tick Products
Radiology regulations and installations
Managing Patient Records
Consent to Treatment
Client recording and practice monitoring
Abuse of controlled substances by clients or staff
Client’s companion animal is on Tramadol and client continues to request more than prescribed. Recent requests have been denied and client is asking other hospitals. Should I report the suspicious activity? How do I deal with the client?
Pharmaceuticals and Prescribing
Licensing and Permits for Veterinarians and LVTs