As the current MVMA President, I could not be more honored to serve both our members and the Michigan veterinary community in this capacity. Over the years, this profession, my leadership roles within the MVMA and fellow members have been a great source of happiness and fulfillment in my life. This has continuously fueled my desire to serve and give back in a multitude of ways. In my new role, I look forward to the evolution of the MVMA as we strategically enhance our offerings to match the needs of our profession. Beyond working to improve our CME, conferences, communications and member resources, my tenure will include an emphasis on health and wellness for veterinarians and their staff members. As a veterinarian and practice owner, I have faced personal and professional challenges that have led me to reframe my chosen career path on a continuous basis. This fluidity, along with the camaraderie of fellow veterinarians in the Jackson community, have been the driving forces in my ability to thrive in a world where we have a significant risk of burnout, compassion fatigue, depression, and suicide. As a leader in the organization, I care deeply about our profession and those who serve in it.