Dear Veterinary Leaders,

Thank you so much for visiting us at the Veterinary Leadership Institute.  We hope you find our new site informative, engaging and full of content that inspires you to become a person of positive influence for our profession!

With the holiday season upon us, I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of such an important organization.  I am constantly thinking about how we can support our profession in real and meaningful ways.  If we, as veterinary professionals are going to successfully navigate the many challenging opportunities facing our profession, we need to stand together with a unified, clear, articulate and persuasive voice – it can’t be business as usual. I think that is why I love the VLI so much.  We are equipping veterinary professionals with the skill sets necessary to have influence and speak in that clear, unified voice. Through hands-on learning, our program attendees, whether veterinary student, faculty member, private practitioner, industry partner, practice manager, technician, kennel staff member, or other support personnel, are given the tools necessary to make a positive difference as a leader in the profession. Our programs are designed to be the starting point for a life of personal and professional reflection and development and as such, we are creating a group of individuals who can’t be satisfied with the status quo, a group of individuals willing to do the difficult personal work necessary to become people of influence no matter where life has them positioned.

Please take this opportunity to peruse our site and get acquainted with what the Veterinary Leadership Institute has to offer.  We want you to be a positive difference maker in the profession and are hopeful that you will find this site to be a wealth of information.  Please contact us if you have any questions.


Executive Director

Our programs are designed to be the starting point for a life of personal and professional reflection.