Power of Ten is a CVMA initiative designed to help recent graduates* develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. 

“Being a member of P10 has opened my eyes about the importance of CVMA for legislative issues, wellbeing and building relationships with other veterinarians. I am grateful to be a part of the P10 and will continue to be  a member of CVMA for the remainder of my career.”

– Power of Ten | DVM 2016 Class Member Jeret Benson, DVM

How it Works

Power of Ten Leadership Academy is a CVMA initiative designed to help veterinarians and practice managers develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Power of Ten Leadership Academy offers two programs, P10 | DVM & P10 | PM. P10 | DVM is intended for veterinarians who graduated within the last seven years, while its parallel program, P10 | PM is specifically designed for hospital managers.


For more information on the individual programs, please follow the buttons below.

For more information including a past program curriculum, please see the Quick Links at the bottom of this page.

Key Benefits

Through the Power of Ten, participants will:

  • Develop fundamental understanding of leadership skills and emotional intelligence
  • Deepen comprehension of communication styles and skills
  • Acquire critical skills to intensify business acumen
  • Gain the competency to utilize these skills within one’s 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

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Application Information

The application period for the 2018-2019 P10 | DVM and PM programs are now closed. Please look to your inboxes for notification from the nominating committee!


Call the CVMA offices at 303.318.0447 or email info@colovma.org