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WVPMA Board Continuing Education Chairperson

The Continuing Education Chairperson is a member of the Executive Board and is appointed by a majority vote of the President, Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer and President-Elect. The Continuing Education Chair has no set term limit.

It is the responsibility of the Continuing Education chair, along with the current board, to plan the all meetings for the WVPMA Membership. The chairperson will obtain the following and submit to the board for approval and continued direction. Tasks include but are not limited to:

Obtain a speaker

  • Search for & secure speaker
  • Present topics and submit to board for selection and approval
  • Confirm details with speaker
    - Speaker fees
    - Travel & hotel arrangements
    - AV needed and any request needed for presentation
    - Get bio on websites and send out on e-groups
    - Obtain notes & outline for presentation prior to presentation
  • Verify speaker gift is purchased

Solicit Sponsors

  • Contact past convention sponsors to offer Primary sponsorship
  • Invite sponsors to attend our business meeting to be recognized
  • Offer sponsor 15 minute presentation prior to speaker, along with option for booth and promotional materials
  • List on website along with link
  • Send them a follow up thank you card


  • Registration can be done online

On site Details

  • Food & Breaks
    - Arrange breakfast and food for breaks
  • President elect is responsible for convention surveys & attendance certificates
  • Prepare materials for attendees


  • Submit a report one week prior to the meetings to each board member for review
  • Present progress report at each meeting
  • Track sponsorship and cost and present to board and members

Who Manages Your Practice?

As you well know, the rapid pace in which the veterinary profession is changing requires devoted attention to detail in order to succeed. Today's practice owner does not always have the time to maintain, promote and enhance the evolution of the practice. As a result, a practice manager is enlisted to take on the responsibility of managing the practice.

The position of veterinary practice manager is typically filled by promoting from within the practice or by hiring a qualified individual. This person will take on a variety of responsibilities from human resource management and organizational leadership to practice budgeting and financial management.

Veterinary Practice Managers