The Veterinary Innovation Council (VIC) is a non-profit 501(c)6 association and project-driven, collaborative industry body launched by the NAVC .
The VIC was formed to act as the first veterinary organization that works industry-wide to focus on positive change and push the envelope for innovative solutions across professional boundaries.
This council, composed of the brightest minds in the profession, will listen to, identify and tackle global challenges facing the industry for the greater good.
To convene the brightest minds in the profession and industry together to tackle innovation opportunities that lift up all animal health care segments including caregivers, academia, suppliers and consumers.
The board will serve as a resource to drive change and will act for the benefit of consumers and the entire profession, rather than any one individual group. The VIC’s focus is not on what’s best for the NAVC — but what’s best for the veterinary community overall. The NAVC was the catalyst for the VIC, driven by its more than 30 years of experience in the industry and its many amazing relationships within the profession to leverage and build the foundation for a long-term engine that drives innovation and reform. However, the VIC has a much greater vision and purpose industry-wide, and the NAVC will help vital veterinary initiatives come to life as part of the global community.
VIC’s First Initiatives
So what transformational topic are we prepared to take on? The initial mandate of the VIC Board of Directors is to explore the area of telehealth and its impact on veterinary medicine. The VIC Telehealth Project is focused on establishing practice relationships with mutual benefit where telehealth activities will be tested with the end goals of increasing efficiency within clinic workflows, creating success models utilizing telehealth tools, and providing better experiences for all stakeholders. The overarching objective of the VIC Telehealth Project is for veterinarians to have the freedom to use telehealth tools within their practice at their professional discretion in order to:
We will work to promote strategic, innovative and industry-wide solutions that will enhance animal health for the benefit of consumers, veterinary professionals and the animal health industry. VIC will utilize experts across the industry and focus on results, not process: move quickly and decisively in areas of high impact.
If you’d like additional information about the VIC, or you’d like to get involved in furthering our mission to provide better care for animals everywhere, please contact Mia Cary directly at MCary@NAVC.com.
The Veterinary Innovation Council’s Innovation Awards (VIC Awards) is positioned to be an annual program that is designed to take a look back and recognize those people and organizations who have dedicated themselves to the betterment of the animal health industry through innovations that make a difference in the lives of animals everywhere.
Nominations open in February 2017 and close on May 1, 2017. Final voting begins on July 1, 2017 and will close on September 30, 2017. The winners will receive their awards at VMX 2018.
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