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
||No limit - currently have 8 officers
||An interest in Veterinary Business
||Must be a veterinary student year 1, 2, 3, or 4.
||Elections for new officers are held in October and selections are made by November 1st.
||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.
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.