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WVPMA's Board Membership Chair position defined
WVPMA Board Positions

WVPMA Board Membership Chairperson

The Membership Chairperson is a two (2) year term.


  • Handles WVPMA membership information requests
    - Mails brochure and application to interested parties, answers questions via phone or email, directs potential or new members to the WVPMA website
  • Sends a welcome letter or email to new members
    - Include how to log in to e-groups, membership list, description of what to find on the website, who to contact with questions about the association, where to find meeting information
  • Introduces new members at the membership meetings and distributes new member materials
  • Works in conjunction with the Marketing Committee to invite area non-member clinics to member meetings
  • Send a “Welcome” e-mail to the membership announcing & welcoming new members as they join the WVPMA (including the new member’s contact information)
  • Report the current number of active members and the number of new members to the board and to the membership at bi-monthly meetings
  • Assist the Convention Chairperson with member registration, materials, name badges, etc., as needed
  • Assist other board members and association committees with membership details and materials, as needed

Important Notations:

New Member Packets includes:

  • Definition of a Practice Manager
  • WVPMA Application
  • Updated WVPMA Meeting Schedule
  • WVPMA Brochure

Welcome letter from Membership chair person explaining how to access website and e-groups so member may access:

  • WVPMA By-Laws
  • Library List (of reference materials available for check-out)
  • Schedule of meetings (dates, hotel details)
  • Membership List
  • Welcome Letter (sign for president)
  • Information regarding the website & e-groups (address) & WVPMA brochure

Who Manages Your Practice?

As you well know, the rapid pace in which the veterinary profession is changing requires devoted attention to detail in order to succeed. Today's practice owner does not always have the time to maintain, promote and enhance the evolution of the practice. As a result, a practice manager is enlisted to take on the responsibility of managing the practice.

The position of veterinary practice manager is typically filled by promoting from within the practice or by hiring a qualified individual. This person will take on a variety of responsibilities from human resource management and organizational leadership to practice budgeting and financial management.

Veterinary Practice Managers