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 in the first year? That ultimately will be decided by VIC’s Board, but initial discussions have centered on breaking down the barriers to implementing telemedicine or mobile medicine, and leveraging the training of certified veterinary technicians as part of this reform. These are only a few ideas, but examples of a major changes to expand veterinary markets and client services utilizing transformational technologies being deployed effectively every day in the human health sector.
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.
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