Led to Lead: How we all can make a difference

Recorded January 7, 2021

Join AVMA President Dr. Douglas Kratt to hear about his leadership journey and explore all the ways you can help lead the veterinary profession through AVMA volunteer opportunities.


About the host: Dr. Douglas Kratt, a 1998 graduate of the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, is a small animal practitioner from La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he and his wife, Dr. Kimberly Kratt, own Central Animal Hospital. Dr. Kratt most recently served as AVMA president-elect and, prior to that, was chair of the AVMA House Advisory Committee. He has also served on the AVMA Strategy Management Committee and Task Force on Volunteer Engagement. He was Wisconsin’s delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates, president of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, and has served in many other capacities for his state.


About the co-host: Michael Wilson, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management, has been in his role as the Director of the Convention & Meeting Planning Division of AVMA since June 2017. Michael’s focus has been creating more engaging experiences for attendees of the AVMA Convention and Veterinary Leadership Conference. His team also provides the quality continuing education offered throughout the year during the events and on AXON. With 30 years of experience in hotels, Michael has held leadership positions for hotel brands including Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance and Capella Hotels. In 1996 Michael became a Certified Meeting Planner and maintained his memberships with associations like MPI (Meeting Professionals International) and PCMA (Professional Convention Managers Association).