TVMA Power of 10

The Power of 10 Leadership Program is a TVMA initiative designed to cultivate leadership capacity in recent graduates 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 recent graduates (graduated from a college of veterinary medicine with a DVM degree in the years 2016-22) with six leadership development sessions over a nine-month period. TVMA will provide topic experts to participants 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.

Participants will receive full tuition scholarships to the program – plus 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, and lodging for the two-day gatherings in Austin.

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 inaugural 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

The 2022-23 schedule is currently in development. Here is the meeting schedule from 2019-2020:

June 22-23 Austin (Saturday & Sunday)

August 25-25 Austin (Saturday & Sunday)

September 27-29 SWVS/San Antonio (Friday-Sunday)

October 5-6 College Station(Saturday & Sunday)

January 20 Austin/State Capitol (Monday)

February 27- March 1 San Marcos/TVMA Annual Conference (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 and submit it either by mail, email ( or fax 512-452-6633 by Friday, May 20, 2022 and wait to hear from the selection committee. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION


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