In This Issue…
issue of the E-SOURCE Newsletter contains the following articles:
for the ISVMA Spring Seminars
UI-CVM/ISVMA Job Fair
UI – VTH Oncology Services
Announces New Clinical Trials
Register Online for the ISVMA Spring Seminar!
The Illinois State
Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) is proud to offer an excellent
continuing education seminar designed to develop vital communication skills
essential for each member of your practice team. Nationally acclaimed
consultant Karyn Gavzer
will present: "It's Not
What You Say; It’s How You Say It – Tips and Strategies for Effective Client
is a practice management consultant specializing in marketing and training.
She has worked in pet health care sales and marketing for over 15 years and
served as director of marketing for the American Veterinary Medical Association.
She has spoken on practice management and marketing at veterinary meetings
around the world. Gavzer has an MBA and is a
certified veterinary practice manager. She serves on the board of the
Association of Veterinary Practice Management Consultants
ISVMA encourages teams
to attend this program together in order to maximize the benefits of the
exciting and challenging growth opportunity. The seminar is designed to
assist veterinary practices improve client relations, patient medical
compliance and the practice’s bottom line!
Register at www.isvma.org/springseminars.htm
REGISTER EARLY TO GUARANTEE
are only 150 spaces available at each of three regional locations for this
very popular and useful program.
ISVMA thanks Fort
Dodge Animal Health
for their generous
sponsorship of this important continuing education program. Their
support allows ISVMA to offer "It's not what you say; it’s how you
say it -- Tips and strategies for effective client communications" at
reduced registration rate.
Students at UI-CVM and ISVMA Survey State’s Veterinarians on Externship Programs
of you know, community practice is the route that most veterinary students
take post-graduation. In order to
further help its students prepare for their future careers, the University
of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine and the ISVMA are working
together to establish an organized externship program for veterinary
students. This program would match
students with practices in their area of interest throughout the State of Illinois. Each externship will be anywhere from
2-12 weeks in duration, and will have basic requirements set up that the
student and the practice would each have to fulfill in order to ensure a
positive experience for both.
that the veterinary students at the University of Illinois
are anxious to learn about private practice from veterinarians all over the
state. What we would like to find
out is how much interest there is in the veterinary community in helping
future veterinarians learn about the profession in the real world.
If your practice would
consider being involved with this program, please fill out the form at www.isvma.org/extsurvey.htm. Your participation
in this survey is most appreciated.
About the bird in
issue includes a photo of a Northern Saw-whet Owl taken in January 1998 at
the Middlefork Wildlife Management Area in Vermilion County, IL.
UI-CVM / ISVMA Job Fair
UI-CVM fourth year students are quickly
preparing themselves for their first jobs in the veterinary
profession. They are acquiring useful
experiences in their long-awaited rotations and they are studying for
their licensure exam when they have moments free to do so. At long last, the reality that they
will be employed next year as doctors of veterinary medicine has hit
home! It is time for their
preparation to meet opportunity and the UI-CVM and ISVMA are jointly
promoting a Job Fair to match prospective employers with these
well-educated and well-prepared veterinarians to be.
As a result of the ISVMA Annual Convention date
changing to November 2005, this will be the only organized opportunity
for employers to meet with the College
of Veterinary Medicine Class
If you will be looking for a new employee,
please register to be a part of the Job
Fair at the College of Veterinary Medicine on Saturday, January 29, 2005 between 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. There will be tables available in
our Atrium for you to display information about your employment
opportunities. Between 10:00 a.m.
and Noon there will be a sign up arrangement to provide you with a chance
to actually hold initial interviews with students. These interviews will be set on a half
hour appointment basis from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This new format will provide a great
opportunity for students to meet you and to engage in some initial
interviews. For both employer and
potential employee, half an hour is really only long enough to get some
sense there might be interest in having a longer conversation. However these short appointments allow
for many contacts in one afternoon and we assume any follow up visits
would be more effective at the employment site.
As has been the case at ISVMA Conventions,
there will be student resumes to review.
We will have two books of resumes.
One book will be students who will be available for initial
interviews at the Job Fair.
Another book will hold resumes of students who may be tied up with
clinic responsibilities but would be interested in making an arrangement
to interview at another time. We
will assist you in every possible way to get in touch with students who
seem to have potential to fit the employment opportunity you are
During the entire day our Jobs Database will be
available (including helpful support staff) for input of your job
opportunities so graduating veterinarians from across the nation will
have access to your information.
Register on-line at www.isvma.org/jobfair.htm
We look forward to seeing you at Job Fair 2005.
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UI VTH Oncology Services Announces New
The U of I VCCC provides a wide variety of programs in basic
and clinical cancer research. While their main focus is on clinical
research in animals with spontaneously arising cancers, they also perform
studies into the fundamental genetic changes which result in malignant
transformation at a cellular level. Some of their most important research
advances have been transferred to the treatment of human cancer patients.
The mission of their
clinical research program is to investigate better therapies for the
treatment of animals with cancer. Their clinical research is directed
toward finding the best treatment for the cancer with the least side
effects in the rest of the body.
While they offer a variety of standard treatment methods and
investigational protocols, their main research thrust in the clinical area
is toward the development of targeted cancer therapies. These
therapies are aimed at the cancer cells specifically and therefore spare
other normal cells.
To read more about the new clinical trials, visit http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/vth/clinical.html