TVMA Power of 10

The Power of 10 Leadership Program is a TVMA initiative designed to cultivate leadership capacity for veterinarians at any stage of their career and provide learning experiences that will enrich the individual and benefit the individual’s practice, community, and profession.

How it works:

The Power of 10 Leadership Program will provide ten veterinarians with six leadership development sessions over a nine-month period. The program was previously limited to recent graduates, but is now open to veterinarians during any stage of their career. Participants will hear from topic experts in sessions that not only convey the key learning points about leadership, but also deepen the understanding of class members on a number of related topics. Sessions will include four face-to-face sessions in Austin, one face-to-face session in Fort Worth during the Southwest Veterinary Symposium, as well as a final session in The Woodlands at the TVMA Annual Conference.

Tuition for the program is $500. Participants receive complimentary registration to the TVMA Annual Conference, where Power of 10 Leadership Program graduates will be recognized. TVMA will provide food for gatherings, coaches and the curriculum team for the sessions. Participants will be responsible for  paying for their lodging for the two-day gatherings in Austin, at Southwest Veterinary Symposium, and at the TVMA Annual Conference.

Key Benefits:

Through the Power of 10, participants will:

  • Develop a fundamental understanding of leadership skills, personal branding, and emotional intelligence
  • Deepen comprehension of communication styles and skills
  • Gain the competency to utilize these skills within ones’ life, practice and community
  • Heighten awareness of one’s self and better understand how to maximize interactions with those around you
  • Develop a vision of the leader you can be – and what it takes to become that leader
  • Experience a supportive environment that fosters meaningful interpersonal relationships and collaborative, lifelong interactions
  • Build a strong network within the Texas veterinary community

What participants in the Power of 10 Class said about their experiences:

“I had a wonderful experience and feel like I grew a lot. I was so pleased to take away such good information that I can implement in real life.”

“Overall a wonderful experience and chance for self-development.”

“I am so happy/proud to have been a part of the program. It was amazing and I hope I can help carry on the tradition.”

“Great program! Really honored to be a part of it this year.”

“It was really valuable and I am really appreciative to have been a part of it.”

“This really lit a fire under me and got me excited about getting more involved both with local VMAs and TVMA.”

Meeting Schedule

2023-24 Meeting Schedule

May 20-21, 2023 -  TVMA Office, Austin (Saturday & Sunday)

July 26-27, 2023 -  TVMA Office, Austin (Wednesday-Thursday)

September 21-22, 2023  -  SWVS, San Antonio (Thursday-Friday)

January 17,  2024 - Texas State Capitol, Austin

February 28-March 3, 2024 - TVMA Annual Conference, Irving (Thursday-Sunday)

Interested in participating? Great, here’s your next step!

Step 1: 
Get your practice owner/supervisor to commit to supporting your involvement in this program since it means you will likely miss a few days of work for these important sessions.

Step 2: 
Fill out the Power of 10 Leadership Program APPLICATION online by February 1, 2023 and wait to hear from the selection committee. 


Appications for the 2023-24 class will be accepted through
*February 1, 2023*

Apply online HERE, or download the form HERE.

Questions? For more information contact: Angela Russell at or 512-452-4224