Having known Dr. Andrew Verdin when he externed at the AEC, she was impressed with the quality of medicine, patient care, and commitment to clients exhibited at Integrity Animal Health. Founded on the principles of responsible servant leadership, accountability, and integrity in serving the veterinary student body of Visayas State University (VSU), the College of Veterinary Medicine – Supreme Student Council (CVM-SSC) is the forefront of the veterinary students' right and welfare and serves as their highest governing body. • Participate in a meaningful connection with others that honors differences. Thrilled to see this type of content being offered to the veterinary profession. Development of an organizational strategic plan to promote doctor wellbeing is essential for our collective continued success to preserve the integrity of the veterinary profession. Over his career, Darcy has developed a deep appreciation for the dedication and passion of people within the veterinary community and the compelling need to support each other, communicate effectively and lead with integrity and authenticity. practice veterinary medicine. For these reasons, we all have an obligation to do the right thing, act with integrity, and be honest with each other and with those that entrust us to care for the animals they love or depend upon for their livelihood. • Consider what it means to be authentic in life and leadership. They rebranded the practice as Integrity Animal Health … Veterinary medicine is a complex enterprise characterized by rapid and ongoing change. • Understand their gifts and limits and how these inform who they are as a leader. Over his 30 plus years as a veterinarian, Darcy has served as a clinician, educator and administrator and held leadership positions such as Teaching Hospital Director, Department Chair, and Associate Dean of Professional Services. In truth, at times like these, those principles matter now more than ever. DCM is a real disease. To live in a fair society, we must speak out against injustices in our society, be guided by truth, and not repeat the failures of the past. The scope and integrity of the information contained in a practice's medical records influence the quality of patient care and client service and affect liability risk, practice productivity, and overall practice value. Reflective Journey Day 6- Acknowledge the space. Once lost, this credibility is hard to regain in the eyes of our colleagues, those we serve, and in those who love and support us. • Slow down and reflect on questions of meaning and purpose in their work and life. To substantiate this claim two developments will be presented and analyzed in order to show the current challenges facing veterinarians specialized in farm animal health. He is a certified facilitator for the Center for Courage and Renewal and co-leads the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Leadership Academy. By taking this oath, veterinarians are pledging to honesty and integrity in their actions as they become healers of animals, and in service to society. • Learn how to listen deeply, ask open, honest questions and build more trustworthy relationships and spaces. Since 1998, Penny has led Courage to Lead, a national leadership development program for leaders in health care and other serving professions. Without the humility to understand the impact of their actions and the ability to be on the side of truth, our students must understand that they will jeopardize the lives of their animal patients, and lose the credibility of those they serve. Andrew joined Verdin Veterinary Services in May 2010 and became a practice owner in 2014. (adapted from Shanafelt and Noseworthy, 2017) The principles we live by and hold within our hearts are the compass that guides us in troubled times. April 15-18, 2021. Despite its importance, there is a lack of applied research on the range of ethical challenges faced by veterinarians. After all, if our leaders are dishonest and our system faulty, then why should we conduct ourselves with integrity and show respect for others, our professional colleagues, or even ourselves? Veterinary ethics in the context of food production is a special case that is in need of additional reflection from philosophy and veterinary professionals. In this season of confusion and conflict, I would ask each of us to reflect on the values we value in others and ourselves, and why integrity, honesty, and respect are the foundation to the trust we have in each other and our profession, and are required by the society we serve. A convenient excuse could be the pandemic that has disrupted our lives and separated us from each other. We are not just trusted professionals, but examples for others, and we must cherish our values knowing that eventually today’s discord will pass. They shall also recognize a responsibility to seek changes to laws and regulations which are contrary to the best interests of the patient and public health. Frequent questions that consume leaders are ‘what’ needs to be accomplished, ‘how’ can it be done and what skills do I need to lead effectively? Indeed, as history has shown, this social contract is fragile—if we do not maintain this trust the contract can be rescinded. A wound is defined as a break in the continuity of a tissue of the body. Leaders are needed who can act with integrity and bring their hearts and minds into that demanding conversation called leadership. Darcy’s personal passions include cooking, cycling, cats and travel. • Explore how to engage in their leadership roles from a deep sense of identity and integrity. As scientists we must follow the data towards evidence-based conclusions and resolve to honestly report our findings. Quality medical records are the cornerstone of successful equine veterinary practice. Veterinarians, individually and collectively, shall uphold the integrity of the veterinary Darcy helped establish the communication skills teaching program at the AVC. Darcy and his wife, Shelley Burton, a clinical pathologist at AVC, live in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Interested in sponsoring the VLE? It’s long overdue from my perspective. I also know that if we forfeit those traits, we will slip in society’s regard. Wound care in veterinary medicine is an essential part of patient management with great potential to impact the duration and extent of an animal’s recovery from surgery or traumatic injury. International Journal of Veterinary and Animal Medicine accepts articles related to anatomy, biochemistry, biotechnology, clinical medicine and surgery, Theriogenology, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, microbiology and immunology, parasitology, epidemiology, breeding and genetic, feed and nutrition, wild life, animal products and their processing and related fields. I was able to network with an impactful, genuine, thoughtful group of veterinarians as we strive to be better leaders, communicators, and colleagues.