Tony Miele Attends Legislative Reception in Albany
Dr. Antonio Miele, ILICA’s current Secretary and Co-Founder, recently attended the New York State Veterinary Medical Society’s Legislative Reception at the University Club in Albany, New York. Miele, CEO of Veterinary Asset Mgmt Inc. from 1999 until the present, is an active member in many prestigious veterinary medical groups including the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, Animal Behavior Professionals, Veterinarian & Pet Businesses, as well as being recently nominated to the AVMA (American Veterinarian Medical Association) Task Force which will address the difficulties of certification and accreditation for foreign veterinary graduates who wish to work in the USA.
Assemblyman Michael Cusick, Assembly District 63, Tony Miele DVM (New York City), Assemblyman Matthew Titone, Assembly District 61
Tony, as he is known to his friends, is a graduate of Naples University Federico II and continues to maintain close ties with his second home in Italy. In 2005 he founded the Ardeatina Animal Hospital, a 24hr facility which fuses both Italian and American culture in its implementation of medicine, technology and management.
Representative Dr. Steven Katz, Dr. Laurel Kaddatz, Tony Miele The discussion in Albany between legislators and veterinarians focused mostly on veterinary medicine issues and thoughts on the profession. A never ending stream of proposed legislation impacting veterinary medicine flows from Albany throughout New York State. In 2012 veterinarians are finding themselves in a rapidly changing global profession in which young veterinarians are carrying increasingly and seemingly insurmountable debt loads, corporations are buying more and more practices, and veterinarians are seeking better work-life balance, younger generations are more mobile than ever before and are delaying or not pursuing pet ownership, visits to veterinary practices are declining, and more and more professions and government agencies are intervening more frequently in veterinary medicine. Several important legislators were on land to lend their thoughts on these pressing issues."