This collaborative, industry-wide initiative is focused on leading
innovation in global animal health
The Veterinary Innovation Council (VIC) is a non-profit 501(c)6
association and project-driven, collaborative industry body launched by
The VIC was formed to act as the first veterinary
organization that works industry-wide to focus on positive change and push the
envelope for innovative solutions across professional boundaries.
What does the VIC mean for you?
This council, composed of the brightest minds in the
profession, will listen to, identify and tackle global challenges facing the
industry for the greater good.
To convene the brightest minds in the profession and
industry together to tackle innovation opportunities that lift up all animal
health care segments including caregivers, academia, suppliers and consumers.
Convene talent from across the profession to tackle global
challenges facing the animal health industry; challenges that require
collaboration and innovation
Develop realistic, innovative solutions capable of transforming
areas of critical value to the veterinary profession and animal health industry
Collaborate with professional organizations, companies and
non-profits to implement the innovations and reforms.
Where do we start?
The board will serve as a resource to drive change and will
act for the benefit of consumers and the entire profession, rather than any one
individual group. The VIC’s focus is not on what’s best for the NAVC —
but what’s best for the veterinary community overall. The NAVC was the catalyst
for the VIC, driven by its more than 30 years of experience in the industry and
its many amazing relationships within the profession to leverage and build the
foundation for a long-term engine that drives innovation and reform. However,
the VIC has a much greater vision and purpose industry-wide, and the NAVC
will help vital veterinary initiatives come to life as part of the global
VIC’s first initiatives
So what transformational topic are we prepared to take on? The initial mandate of the VIC Board of Directors is to explore the area of telehealth and its impact on veterinary medicine. The current VIC telehealth pilot is focused on establishing practice relationships with mutual benefit where telehealth activities will be tested with the end goals of increasing efficiencies within clinic workflows, creating success models utilizing telehealth tools, and providing better experiences for all stakeholders.
How will we focus on positive change?
We will work to promote strategic, innovative and
industry-wide solutions that will enhance animal health for the benefit of consumers,
veterinary professionals and the animal health industry. VIC will utilize
experts across the industry and focus on results, not
process: move quickly and decisively in areas of high impact.
If you’d like additional information about the VIC, or
you’d like to get involved in furthering our mission to provide better care for
animals everywhere, please contact Dr. Mia Cary directly at VIC@navc.com
Our Board of Directors