News from the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association                                                  Winter 2012


Telluride to Host 2012 MVMA Ski Seminar

16 CE Credits • Camel's Garden Hotel • Telluride, Colorado

What do you get when you combine top-notch CE with Colorado skiing? MVMA's 2012 Ski Seminar.

The Maryland Veterinary Medical Association is returning to the Camel's Garden Hotel in Telluride, CO for its annual ski seminar. CE sessions will be held early in the morning and late in the afternoon, leaving your days open to enjoy Telluride.

We have spectacular dates and have arranged for discounts on rental equipment and lift tickets.

Click here for seminar details and online registration.


Garo and Racker: Hometown Heroes

Elizabeth Kreitler and her two canine partners, Racker and Garo, are veterans of search and rescue. The dogs are her companions certainly, but have a much more important purpose. Racker and Elizabeth are members of the elite Virginia Task Force 1, part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s network of emergency responders certified in urban search and rescue (USAR). DETAILS

2012 Will Bring New Challenges
by Tom Armitage, DVM, MVMA President

The year 2012 will undoubtedly will provide us all with new and interesting challenges. Thanks to volunteer efforts by many of your fellow members in this past year 2011 your association has continued to innovate, communicate and represent your professional needs and concerns. DETAILS

Guess What I Saw?

An 11-month-old, castrated male, domestic shorthaired cat was referred to a veterinary emergency and referral clinic with a primary complaint of urinary blockage. The referring veterinarian (rDVM) had diagnosed a urethral obstruction earlier that afternoon, but could not pass a urinary catheter. DETAILS

Review of Veterinary Pharmacy Laws and Regulations

Our day to day practice is governed by many laws and regulations. While some of these regulations are quite easy to follow because we are confronted with them on a daily basis, others may require more review, as we do not need to know them on a regular basis. The State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (SBVME) routinely sees cases related to lack of knowledge of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). As a result of this, a review of veterinary pharmacy laws and regulations is in order, which includes requirements on prescribing, dispensing, and disposing of controlled substances relative to a veterinary pharmacy. DETAILS

Joe Flacco Brings Awareness to Baltimore Humane Society

If you live or practice in the Baltimore area you may have noticed billboards featuring the Ravens quarterback, Joe Flacco, as spokesperson for Baltimore Humane Society. The focus of the campaign is to encourage Marylanders to team up with the Baltimore Humane Society to adopt, volunteer or donate to the area’s only no-kill shelter.  DETAILS


MVMA Has a New Address

The MVMA headquarters office has moved. Here is the association's new contact information.


Maryland Veterinary Medical Association

PO Box 5407
Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone: (410) 268-1311
Fax (410) 268-1322

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Don't Forget to List Your Externship with MVMA

MVMA is compiling a list of externship opportunities to support our relationship and communication with the students at VMRCVM. If you are a member and want to list your externship, click here.

Welcome New Members

MVMA welcomes the following members who have joined since our last newsletter was published.

New Members

Robert E. Adamski Jr., BVMS
Elianne Amstalden, DVM
Stephanie Burbach, DVM
Harrison S. Foy, DVM
Melanie Hasson, DVM
Sandy Herman, VMD

Cheryl Latterell, DVM
Mark B. Levine, VMD
Sundar Natarajan, DVM, PhD
Catherine Otis, DVM
Vickie J. Sloan, RVT
Carol H. Spicknall, DVM
Petros Voskerchian, DVM

MVMA Classifieds

MVMA's most recent job listings and listings for practices and equipment for sale. DETAILS


In This Issue...

Working Dogs

President's Message

Guess What I Saw?

Pharmacy Regulations

Flacco/Humane Society



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Coming Events

February/March 2012

Ski Seminar

Camel's Garden Hotel

Telluride, Colorado


March 29-30, 2012

Mid-Atlantic States Conference for Bovine Practitioners

Hagerstown, Maryland


May 10, 2012

Mid-Atlantic States Veterinary Clinic

Howard County Fairgrounds

West Friendship, Maryland


June 23-26, 2012

MVMA Summer Conference

Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel

Ocean City, Maryland

MVMA Leadership

Board of Directors

Executive Director

Lauren Michalski


Association Coordinator

Brittany Sohn


MVMA Headquarters

PO Box 5407

Annapolis, MD 21403


Fax: 410-268-1322

Relief Veterinarians

Click here for MVMA's List of Relief Veterinarians


The Maryland Veterinarian is the quarterly publication of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association.

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