November’s general meeting was wonderful. The panel discussion on Preparing Students for Competition was so valuable, each teacher had so much to contribute, thank you to all those who shared their wisdom, tips and experience: Fei Xu, Kathy Rood, Lori Weidemann, Charles Newton, and Claire Westlake. I loved a quote given by Charles, “Amateurs practice until they get it right, professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong.” (I have much more practicing to do). DVMTA is privileged to have such fabulous members!
Thank you to Lisa Hunt for organizing our December Luncheon at Jalapeno Buck’s, it was great fun. The food was amazing, and the company was wonderful. I’m so glad we get to spend a few moments every now and then just relaxing and visiting. Now that the holidays are over we get to focus on our spring events: Cavalcade, Awards in Excellence and Achievement Day. There are many students already preparing, and it’s sure to be an exciting and rewarding season. Good luck as you prepare your students for these upcoming events, see you there!
-Shannon Payne, DVMTA President