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
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
We have spectacular dates
and have arranged for discounts on rental equipment and
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
MVMA Has a
The MVMA headquarters office has
moved. Here is the association's new contact information.
Maryland Veterinary Medical
PO Box 5407
Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone: (410) 268-1311
Fax (410) 268-1322
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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,
Welcome New Members
MVMA welcomes the following members
who have joined since our last newsletter was published.
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
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Camel's Garden Hotel
March 29-30, 2012
Conference for Bovine Practitioners
May 10, 2012
West Friendship, Maryland
June 23-26, 2012
MVMA Summer Conference
Ocean City, Maryland
Board of Directors
PO Box 5407
Annapolis, MD 21403
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