Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA)

Academic - Vet-Med


The VBMA will provide the students, faculty, and staff of the College of Veterinary Medicine an organization for the purpose of discussions on topics of business and management issues concerning the profession of Veterinary Medicine.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

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Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 22
ISU Members 11
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members No limit
Allowed Officers No limit - currently have 8 officers
Membership Qualifications An interest in Veterinary Business
Membership Restrictions Must be a veterinary student year 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Elections/Selection Elections for new officers are held in October and selections are made by November 1st.
Meetings We have 8-12 lunch or dinner meetings per semester for the club. Executive team meets 5-7 times per semester.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Speakers from across the country come to present on topics in one of four categories listed below. Veterinary students that are part of the VBMA earn credit for each meeting they attend, working towards a nationally recognized business certificate. Members must obtain a certain amount of credits in each category in order to be eligible for the business certificate. Categories: 1. Business Operations, Management and Ownership 2. Business Finance 3. Career and Personal Development 4. Business Leadership Skills

Description of Special Events

VBMA participates in special events such as the Veterinary Expo (1st annual Expo held October 2015) and other community outreach events that promote awareness and knowledge of VBMA, both the Iowa State Chapter and National Chapter.