Welcome to the Arrowhead Veterinary Medical Association

The goal of the Arrowhead VMA, which was incorporated as a non-profit organization, is to provide continuing education opportunities for veterinarians and veterinary support staff in Northland.  Our board of directors has worked as non-paid volunteers to accomplish this goal.  We are proud to have developed a strong organization that has a loyal following of attendees that come to Duluth twice each year to enjoy a quality continuing education experience, and through a collaborative effort help support deserving veterinary students through the two scholarships created by the organization.

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Continuing Education Opportunity!

WHEN: May 11, 2024
WHERE: Holiday Inn & Suites, Downtown Duluth in the Great Lakes Ballroom in the basement level
TIME: 8 AM – 4:30 PM, with 7 CE Credit Hours approved for full-day attendance
Speaker: Rick Alleman, DVM, PhD, DABVP, DACVP

: Clinical Pathology (Hematology, Cytology and Urinalysis) for Today’s Small Animal Veterinary Practitioners
Partnered support provided by Idexx Laboratories


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Our History

Arrowhead VMA was founded to provide CE opportunities for the Northland veterinary community and has done so continuously.  Dr. Tom Bloom was exceptional in keeping the organization alive and strong by securing excellent speakers during his involvement with the organization until his untimely death.  The Tom Bloom Scholarship was developed to recognize his contribution to the organization.

The Arrowhead VMA has been very fortunate to have help over the years from corporate sponsors that have enabled the organization to procure nationally recognized speakers with cutting edge lectures.

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The Arrowhead Scholarship was won by Anastasia Johns, a second-year student. Anastasia Johns is Recognized for her academic success and her experiences as an educator. During the school, she created alternate ways for the students to learn and retain difficult material, helped students with lecture material and created her own introductory lectures, and kept the students engaged and interested in the material on the laboratory sessions. She also utilized her teaching skills to help peers master the difficult material that veterinary school presents as a Vet Peer Assisted Coach.