TVMA Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy (formerly Power of 10) 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 TVMA Leadership Academy will provide a small cohort of veterinarians with seven leadership development sessions over a nine-month period. The program is 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 three sessions in Austin, one session at the Southwest Veterinary Symposium, and a session at the TVMA Annual Conference, as well as two virtual sessions.

Tuition for the program is $500. Participants receive complimentary registration to the TVMA Annual Conference, where participants will present their class project to the TVMA Board of Directors and will have the opportunity to attend CE sessions at the conference. 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 gatherings in Austin, at Southwest Veterinary Symposium, and at the TVMA Annual Conference, totalling approximately twelve nights.

Key Benefits:

Through the program, 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 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

2024-25 Tentative Meeting Schedule

July 13-14, TVMA office, Austin
September 26-28, Southwest Veterinary Symposium, Fort Worth
October TBA, Zoom 
January TBA, Texas Capitol, Austin 
February TBA, Zoom 
March 28-31, TVMA Annual Conference, The Woodlands 
April/May, TVMA office, Austin

Class Costs

Class tuition includes presenter fees, assessment instruments, many meals during class sessions, and registration to the TVMA Annual Conference. Participants are responsible for hotel lodging, travel, and some meals. TVMA and generous sponsors help defray the costs of the program, but participants should budget for approximately 12 nights of hotel lodging, three trips to Austin, and travel to Fort Worth and The Woodlands.

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 TVMA Leadersip Academy APPLICATION online by May 17, 2024 and wait to hear from the selection committee. 


Appications for the 2024 class will be accepted through
*MAY 17, 2024*

Apply online HERE.

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