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President's Message

Benchmarks and Dashboards…

How is the AABP doing?

While in private practice, one of my favorite rancher clients would often say, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” For cattle veterinarians and their clients seeking to improve their operations, truer words have never been spoken.

We utilize benchmarks in our daily work to establish a basis for comparisons and draw conclusions about opportunities for improvement. Similarly, there are many metrics by which an association such as ours can be evaluated and compared to other veterinary organizations. Last month, I attended the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference in Chicago along with members of the AABP Executive Committee. We joined nearly 500 volunteer leaders and executives from other veterinary organizations from around the country. During one of the sessions, Bob Harris, an authority on organizational management, discussed the importance of dashboarding and benchmarks for an organization to evaluate its “health.”

Mission Statement

The American Association of Bovine Practitioners is an international association of veterinarians serving society as leaders in cattle health, welfare and productivity.

AABP Continuing Education

In keeping with the AABP Mission Statement "The AABP is an international association of veterinarians organized to enhance the professional lives of its members through relevant continuing education that will improve the well-being of cattle and the economic success of their owners, increase awareness and promote leadership for issues critical to cattle industries, and improve opportunities for careers in bovine medicine." AABP is working to create online CE training modules for members.

Important AABP Deadlines
3/15/2015 Student Recognition Award
Second and third year veterinary students who are interested in dairy and/or beef veterinary medicine are encouraged to apply for a Student Recognition Award sponsored by Merck Animal Health.
4/1/2015 Student Externships
Those students needing help with expenses for Externships lasting more than two weeks are encouraged to apply for an AABP Externship Grant. Applications are due April 1, 2015.
5/1/2015 Small Ruminant Research Summaries
The 48th Annual AABP Conference will feature a scientific session focused on small ruminant research that is directly applicable to the health, welfare and productivity of goats, sheep, camelids or farmed deer. Faculty, graduate students, practitioners or veterinary students are urged to disseminate information to practitioners. Each presentation should be limited to 15 minutes. Research projects having direct application to small ruminant practitioners are being solicited for the Oral Session on Friday, from 4:15 to 6:00 p.m., or the Scientific Poster Session. Project summaries focused on all areas of small ruminant health, welfare and production are welcome including pharmacology, epidemiology, medicine, surgery, economic analysis, pathology, preharvest food and environmental safety, diagnostics, and health monitoring. Projects should have relevance to practitioners and may be broadly applicable or more specifically applicable. To be considered for the AABP Small Ruminant Research Summary session and publication in the annual meeting proceedings, the abstract must be submitted electronically to AABP by May 1, 2015. To submit an abstract, go to http://aabp.org/abstracts/defaultSRP_save.asp. If you have questions about the AASRP research summaries program, contact Patty Scharko (pschark@clemson.edu or 803-422-6998).
5/1/2015 Call for 2015 Research Summaries and Scientific Poster Sessions Abstracts
Research projects having direct application to bovine practitioners are being solicited for presentation at the Oral and Scientific Poster Sessions for the 2015 Annual Conference of the AABP. Project summaries focused on all areas of bovine health, welfare and production are welcome including pharmacology, epidemiology, medicine, surgery, economic analysis, pathology, pre-harvest food and environmental safety, diagnostics, and health monitoring. Projects should have relevance to bovine practitioners and may be broadly applicable to the cattle industry or more specifically applicable to the beef or dairy industry. Oral presentations made by graduate students in the AABP Research Summaries will be eligible to compete in the “AABP Graduate Student Research Summary Presentation” competition. The top three presenters from the graduate student competition will receive cash awards. To be considered for the AABP Research Summary sessions (either the oral or poster sessions) and publication in the annual meeting proceedings, your abstract must be submitted to AABP by May 1st, 2015. Abstracts must be submitted electronically. For more information and to submit an abstract, go to www.aabp.org, click on Conference, then Research Summaries in the submenu. If you have questions about the research summaries program, contact Drs. Chris Chase (christopher.chase@sdstate.edu) or Jessica McArt (jmcart@cornell.edu).
5/31/2015 Amstutz Scholarships
The Amstutz scholarships are funded jointly by the proceeds from the Amstutz Scholarship Fund and AABP members. In 2014, ten $7,500 scholarships were awarded. Applicants must be student AABP members enrolled in colleges of veterinary medicine in Canada, the United States, Ross University or St. George's University. Applicants must be in their second year (will graduate in 2017) of the veterinary curriculum at the time of application. Completed electronic applications and two electronic letters of reference must be received on the AABP website by May 31, 2015.
5/31/2015 Amstutz Scholarships
The Amstutz scholarships are funded jointly by the proceeds from the Amstutz Scholarship Fund and AABP members. In 2014, ten $7,500 scholarships were awarded. Applicants must be student AABP members enrolled in colleges of veterinary medicine in Canada, the United States, Ross University or St. George's University. Applicants must be in their second year (will graduate in 2017) of the veterinary curriculum at the time of application. Completed electronic applications and two electronic letters of reference must be received on the AABP website by May 31, 2015.
6/15/2015 AABP Foundation - Zoetis Scholarship Program
Students who will be graduating with their veterinary degree in 2016 and are enrolled in colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States are encouraged to apply for one of this years Foundation - Zoetis Scholarships.
6/15/2015 Foundation - Cargill Scholarship
Students who will be graduating with their veterinary degree in 2016 and are enrolled in colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States are encouraged to apply for one of this year's Foundation - Cargill Scholarships.

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