While the temperatures outside soared, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) also turned up the heat on educating members at its summer meeting last week in Kansas City.

AVC President Dave Sjeklocha, DVM, Sublette, Kan., says the summer AVC meeting was a tremendous success. “The meeting had a lot of great content and an excellent attendance by members with about 270 veterinarians present,” he says. “We received a lot of great comments on the program that Dr. Larry Moczygemba and the program committee put together.”

This meeting’s program included topics such as risk management fundamentals, low-input cow-calf management, customer communications, nutrition, pyrethroids and bulls, research updates, heifer development, AI, preconditioning and financial records. This meeting had a more cow-calf focus, while subsequent meetings will focus more on the stocker and feedlot segments.

This meeting followed AVC’s spring meeting which was its first gathering in Washington, D.C. “After our April meeting where we spent time in Washington, it was encouraging to hear comments from members on how successful they thought the meeting was and how they have started to maintain relationships with their elected officials so we can have an influence on the future of food animal agriculture,” noted Sjeklocha.

Read more about the AVC spring meeting in Washington, D.C. here.

Also on hand at the summer AVC meeting were a number of veterinary students. Twenty-one of these were participating in Elanco Animal Health’s student leadership program using the Insights® Discovery program.

“We are appreciative of Elanco having their insights leadership conference and that drew in a lot of students,” Sjeklocha says. “Kansas City is a great location to draw in students because so many veterinary schools are in close proximity. They had a great time, learned a lot and we really enjoy having students come to the meeting.”

The next AVC meeting will be November 29-December 1 in Denver, Colo.

Find out more about the AVC here.