Power of 10 Leadership Academy is a CVMA initiative designed to help member veterinarians develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Valued at over $2,000, a Power of 10 scholarship is a powerful benefit for CVMA members.

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 year-long learning experiences that commence in October and culminate in fall 2023 at CVMA West in Durango.

Through Power of 10, 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 your life, practice, and community
  • Heighten self-awareness 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

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 West 2023, where Power of 10 | Doctors  Leadership Academy graduates will be recognized. CVMA will provide food at each session, coaches, the curriculum team, and two nights lodging in Nederland for the initial gathering; participants are otherwise responsible for their own lodging if needed and for transportation to all learning experiences.

Prospective participants are encouraged to review the curriculum and schedule below prior to applying. Attendance at all events is expected and is very important for your educational experience. Every effort should be made to attend all events, and attendance is required without exception at the Initial Gathering, held October 14-16, 2022.

*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

Applications for the 2022-2023 Power of 10 Leadership Academy are now closed! Applications for 2023-2024 will open in Spring 2023.

Power of 10 coaches

Hannah Klein, DVM

Dr. Hannah Klein was raised on the Western Slope of Colorado where, from a young age, she was always out with the animals in the barn. Even during her undergraduate work in equine science and biomedical sciences at Colorado State University, Dr. Klein continued to work with large animals as a veterinary technician. She graduated from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and is licensed in both Colorado and Wyoming. Dr. Klein owns her own solo, mobile, large animal practice and offers emergency, urgent, and routine preventative care for large animals. Having gone through the Power of 10 program herself in 2015, she saw firsthand the transformative power of this program. With two kids, a husband, and a dog at home she is always on the go!

Heather Martinez, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Dr. Heather Martinez is a veterinary epidemiologist who works at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as the Council of State and Territory Epidemiologists Applied Epidemiology Fellow, working on the Colorado COVID-19 response and the zoonotic program. She grew up just outside Seattle, and moved to Fort Collins, Colorado for college, where she graduated with a degree in biomedical sciences and a minor in Spanish. She graduated from Washington State University in 2013, where she fell in love with the idea of using animal health as a tool for human health and learning how to use a One Health approach solve complex issues. Dr. Martinez loves to go running and hiking with her dog and husband, but you are equally likely to find her curled up on the couch with her cats, a steaming cup of coffee, and a good book. Dr. Martinez is a 2015 Power of 10 alumnus, where the leadership training and contacts she made were instrumental in her growth as a veterinarian and leader. She is thrilled with the opportunity to continue her leadership journey with Power of 10 as a mentor!

Thank you, Power of 10 sponsors!

What our graduates say

“Power of 10 has been an invaluable experience for me. I have learned more effective communication strategies and how to recognize what I need in order to be the best practitioner, friend, and partner that I can be! I have also met the most amazing people during this experience and will value their friendships for a lifetime!”

– Danielle Adams, DVM (Power of 10 | Doctors Class of 2020)

“Applying for Power of 10 was the best spontaneous decision I’ve ever made; I’ve received so much support during the stressful craziness that was 2020 and I’ve met so many wonderful veterinarians whose positivity and perseverance is genuinely inspiring. I’ve grown as a vet and a person because of this program.”

– Nichole Haake, DVM (Power of 10 | Doctors Class of 2020)

“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 P10 and will continue to be  a member of CVMA for the remainder of my career.”

– Jeret Benson, DVM (Power of 10 | Doctors Class of 2016)


Please contact CVMA Manager of Chapter Relations Ashley Larson at 303-539-7646 or [email protected].