Federal Veterinarians often work in widely dispersed areas with little contact for sharing ideas, working through problems, or even just sharing experience to see if others are seeing the same things. Jump on our members only Facebook group and follow the discussions or add a topic of your own. Or join a webinar and learn and interact with your fellow colleague.
Having a mentor is a great way to advance your career. Agency mentoring programs are sometimes too close to home to feel comfortable. Find a colleague in another Agency to discuss your career goals. Register for our webinars on career development. Learn about the SES Core Qualifications and how you can gain experience to meet them.
We make lifelong learning easy, accessible, and free from the comfort of your home. We have reenergized the American Academy of Veterinary Preventative Medicine with monthly webinars on topics of interest related to your work in public pactice.
Often our work location and committments restrict the opportunities to take on leadership roles. You can build your skills and resume by volunteering to lead a NAFV Committee or to be a NAFV coordinator. Demonstrate your leadership qualities as a NAFV coordinator and host face to face or virtual meeting with your colleagues. Lead an interagency policy team to further the role and status of public practice. Topics could include veterinary loan repayment programs, food safety or, communicable disease outbreaks threatening the human and animal populations of the United State and the world.
Collectively we are 1,700 individual voices speaking as one on whatever topic you decide is important. The NAFV voice has no limits, we represent you in the halls of Congress, and with Department and Agencies; we do that in collaboration with partner associations that carry clout and influence with the people that make the decisions. Don't let your concerns and ideas have only one voice—share them, multiply them and have it rise to a level where it will be heard, and changes possibly implemented.
Federal veterinarians are the unsung heroes in the federal community. Your work impacts the lives of everyone living in the United States and the world. Help I Form others by advocating for yourself and fellow federal veterinarians by being an active member of NAFV.
We deliver these courses by webinar and have a section of this website devoted to this mission.
While Agency training is sometimes hard to get. We offer a convent webinar series that help build your skills. We will cover such topics as crucial conversations, fixing a problem with an employee, documenting performance issues, and other useful, practical tools to make your supervisory life easier. And as for career development and Work-Life Balance Seminars we have seminars to explain how to get the skills to meet the Senior Executive Service Core Qualifications. And as the perfect complement to making your work life easier we offer work life balance webinars to reduce stress and get more done (at home!). And register for our Financial Literacy webinars and in-person lectures too.
No one thinks they need professional legal advice, until they do. Be prepared with free consultation with the NAFV attorney.