P10 | Doctors

How it Works

Ten participants will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the Power of 10 | Doctors leadership academy.  Participants will join a network of peers in a series of learning experiences that commence in September 2019 and culminate in September 2020.

Power of 10 | Doctors is a pathway to help recent graduates answer questions like:

  • I emerged from veterinary school and I’m in practice – but how can I get a better grasp on what makes me tick?
  • Now that I have a technical staff, how can I form, manage and lead an effective team?
  • Who am I in the bigger picture, and what can I give to my family, my community, and my profession that will be my legacy?”

We anticipate that the Power of 10 | Doctors class will also create a sense of community and participants will likely build lasting bonds with other members of the leadership academy class.

In-person learning experiences are scheduled to minimize the impact on working hours – and the entire program is designed to garner support from practice owners who recognize their key responsibility in developing human resources.

Participants will receive full tuition scholarships to the program – plus complimentary registration to CVMA Convention 2020, where Power of 10 Leadership Academy graduates will be recognized. CVMA will provide food for gatherings, coaches and the curriculum team, and two nights lodging for the initial gathering in Niwot; participants are otherwise responsible for their own lodging if needed and for transportation to all learning experiences.

*This program is intended for veterinarians who graduated within the last seven years; other candidates may be considered based on their level of interest.

How to Apply

The application period for the 2019-2020 P10 | Doctor program is now closed.

  1. Read through the Program Information to get a better understanding of the program and the commitment involved.
  2. Talk with your practice owner about the program and gain their commitment to supporting your involvement. You can also download this letter from CVMA CEO, Diane Matt, which introduces the program to practice owners and explains the benefits the program provides.
  3. Complete the application form and submit it to CVMA. The application period opens April 11, 2019 and closes May 31, 2019.

*If selected to join a Power of 10 class, participation requires a Premium or Core membership in CVMA.

2019/20 Class Schedule

The 2019/20 class schedule is now available for download.

The Power of 10 Coaches

Dr. H Howells and Dr. Hannah Klein – two CVMA members recognized for their leadership, communication, and business skills – are the Power of 10 | Doctors curriculum coaches. They’ll be assisted by a team of subject matter experts, veterinary mentors, and certified facilitators in helping Power of 10 participants grow through in-depth, high-impact learning experiences.

Learn more about the Power of 10 | Doctors coaches in the program information brochure.


Please contact Ashley Larson, Manager of Chapter Relations, at AshleyLarson@colovma.org or 303.539.7646.