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You are no longe a lone voice in the wilderness. Through NAFV you have a megaphone to shout from the highest mountain tops. We put the voice of the entire membership behind your voice so people listen. And when necessary we work with our allied associations such as AVMA, Animal Agriculture Coalition, to name a few.
Congress and Administrations try to change the rules on you, like proposals that reduce retirement benefits or locality pay. We partner with many associations representing federal employees to get your voices heard. And when it comes to personnel practices we stand with you be it in your supervisory/managerial role or you employee role.
Our members and their Agencies share the common goal of improving human, animal or environmental health through the application of best practices in professional veterinary medicine. Anything we can do to meet these common goals will make your work life productive and impactful instills a positive sense of accomplishment. Pride in your work and knowing it makes a difference is the best we can hope for. We hope to ensure your knowledge and experiences get communicated to the people that can use it to improve your delivery of services in the most practical but scientifically correct manner.
We advocate for you, be it as a manager, supervisor or employee. Our goal is to improve your ability to deliver the highest standards of veterinary public practice for your stakeholders. That may mean through legislative action, regulation changes, policy positions, staffing levels, or personnel actions. We are here for you to consult with, discuss situations in a non-attributional environment and develop a way forward. We try to transform your issues or problems into opportunities!
Join our Facebook page and discuss postings of the day with your colleagues and friends. Not sure you want to discuss it in an open forum, join our closed “NAFV Members” page to seek advice, see what other members are discussing and share your knowledge and expertise to help someone else. Attend chapter meetings organized by your coordinators and have an out of work experience with your coworker. Join the millennial committee to help advance NAFV to be pertinent for the millennial generation.
And once you have reduced your stress from your veterinary work you can relax and listen to the Financial Wellness Webinars or the Work Life Balance webinars . Enhancing your veterinary career, enhancing your science knowledge, enhancing your financial status and enhancing your spare time is the goal of NAFV
Professional continuing education webinar lectures. Topics are geared to the interests of public practice veterinarians. We provide certificates of completion recognized by some State licensing boards (check your State requirement to be sure). Free to members, open to all for a nominal fee of $20.
When bad things happen to good people doing public heath work you need to be prepared. Agencies reimburse you for up to 50% of the cost of this coverage. And, be sure to go to the members only page to get the member discount code.
Sometimes just having a quick conversation with our attorney can save you days, months or years of headaches. Remember we are an organization of managers and supervisors so schedule that call whether you are the employee or the supervisor.
We are working on free TSA -Pre Check for federal veterinarians
Most Agencies offer retirement seminars. But financial wellness should begin long before veterinary school but certainly long before you think about retiring This series of webinars, in person lectures and online financial tools covering a comprehensive approach to financial wellness.
What is the wellness effect?
Members only online discount program to hundreds of attractions, services, auto repair, hotels, rental cars and more.
Management and supervision are hard enough when you have your team all in one location Add distance to the equation and you amplify the challenge. This series of webinars, videos and online learning tools should help bridge the gap somewhat. Combine that with networking with fellow members for solutions and simple solutions should be close at hand
This series will explore the meaning of having work life balance . It will present different perspectives on it and work to give you a better idea of what it meant to you.