The Power of Ten Leadership Program is an MVMA initiative designed to cultivate leadership capacity in recent graduates (graduated between 2013 and 2020) and provide learning experiences that will enrich the individual and benefit the individual’s practice, community, and profession. It is designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business.

Power of Ten is a pathway to help recent graduates answer questions such as:

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?

Participation in the Power of Ten class creates a spirit of community and participants build lasting bonds with other members of the leadership academy class. 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 potential.

Dr. Mark Albrecht, MVMA Secretary/Treasurer, and Dr. Katie Rein, past MVMA President, are the curriculum coaches. They are assisted by subject matter experts, veterinary mentors, and certified facilitators in helping Power of Ten participants grow through in-depth, high-impact learning experiences.

 2020-2021 Class Participants

The following applicants were selected to participate in this year’s Power of Ten leadership academy.  These participants will engage in a series of learning experiences that commence in August 2020 and culminate in June 2021.  MVMA extends its sincere appreciation to the MVMA members who employ these individuals and encouraged their participation. 

Grace Clifford, DVM
Manhattan, MT
2015 Murdoch University Graduate
Locum Veterinarian - currently at Skyline Veterinary Hospital
Kelsey Heiberg, DVM
Belgrade, MT
2020 CSU Graduate
Black Dog Veterinary Services
Ellen Holbrook, DVM
Livingston, MT 
2020 CSU Graduate
Colmey Veterinary Hospital
Kaitie Ivory, DVM
Missoula, MT 
2019 WSU Graduate
Pruyn Veterinary Hospital
Katherine Malcott, DVM
Belgrade, MT
2014 VMR Graduate
Sorensen Small Animal Hospital
Magdalena Niedermeyer, DVM
Lolo, MT
2019 Tufts University Graduate
Burnt Fork Veterinary Clinic
Garrett Ryerson, DVM
Helena, MT
2020 WSU Graduate
Banfield Pet Hospital
Chelsea Uffelman, DVM
Hardin, MT
2017 CSU Graduate
Best Friends Animal Hospital
McCaide Wooten, DVM
Missoula, MT
2019 CSU Graduate
Pruyn Veterinary Hospital


 To learn more about the Power of Ten Program, contact Jenny Bloomquist, MVMA Association Coordinator, at [email protected]