As we push the veterinary profession forward, we seek to foster leadership among dedicated veterinarians.

The Power of Ten, made possible with help from Elanco, CareCredit and the FVMA Foundation, is an annual leadership program, for which FVMA representatives and board members select recent graduates in the veterinary medicine field, who are FVMA members, to undergo a specially designed curriculum. This curriculum is designed to foster and support leadership potential in the profession through learning experiences that will engage and develop foundational skills in leadership, communication and business.

Apply for Power of Ten:

Application: Available here in May 2023
Application cycles for Power of Ten begin every summer.

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Key Benefits

Through the Power of Ten, the FVMA’s goals are for our young professionals to:

  • Develop a fundamental understanding of leadership skills and emotional intelligence
  • Deepening comprehension of communication styles and skills
  • Acquire critical skills to intensify business acumen
  • Gain the competency to utilize these skills within their life, practice, and community
  • Heighten awareness of themselves and better understand how to maximize interactions with those around them
  • Develop a vision of the leader they can be – and what it takes to become that leader
  • Experience a supportive environment that fosters meaningful interpersonal relationships and collaborative, lifelong interaction

About the Power of Ten

Ten participants will be selected from an applicant pool to participate in the Power of Ten. Participants will join a network of peers in a series of learning experiences and mentoring sessions during the course of a year.

The program is intended to be a pathway to help selected recent DVM graduates maneuver and successfully handle the challenges of their new professional environments.

The FVMA anticipates that the Power of Ten will also create a sense of community and build lasting bonds with other members of the leadership academy class.

In-person learning experiences will be scheduled to minimize the impact on the participants’ working hours – and the entire program is designed to garner support from practice owners who recognize their key responsibility in developing veterinary leaders.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, webinars, and other special offerings exclusive to the Power of Ten.

Participants will receive full-tuition scholarships to the program, and the FVMA will publicly recognize Power of Ten graduates in an appropriate fashion.

Our Current Classes

The inaugural FVMA Power of Ten class graduated on March 18, 2022, at the FVMA Annual Conference 2022. As we celebrated the young leaders who made our first Power of Ten program possible, we also inducted and introduced the class who will continue the program’s mission across the next year.