Update: Closing the Door on 2012 and Welcoming 2013
Evans, DVM, DACVS • MVMA President
The year 2013 is off to a good
start! I am happy to report that the 2012 Potomac meeting and
the MVMA fall meeting were well- attended, so we are looking
forward to an enthusiastic showing at MVMA-sponsored events in
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Legislative Update 2013
B. Reed, DVM
This year’s legislative session is
currently reviewing bills in three areas that affect the
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bills and MVMA's legislative activities.
What's in it for You!
From continuing education, to communication, to networking
opportunities, the MVMA is committed to ensuring quality
veterinary care in our state and a prosperous veterinary
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membership benefits you.
Renewal for Fiscal Year 2014
by Laura C.
Downes, Executive Director, State Board of Veterinary Medical
The renewal period for annual
registration of veterinary licenses, veterinary hospital
licenses, and triennial registration for veterinary technicians
is right around the corner. The State Board of Veterinary
Medical Examiners (SBVME) is encouraging its licensees to use
the online system for the 2014 fiscal year (FY2014), the period
covering July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
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Maryland Veterinary Foundation Hosts 21st Annual Golf
The Maryland Veterinary Foundation
will host its 21st Annual Golf Classic May 22 at the River
Course at Queenstown Harbor in Queenstown, MD. The event
supports veterinary education through the many scholarships
provided by the Foundation. The tournament will use a scramble
format with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The registration fee is
$125 for a golfer or $500 for a foursome.
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College Park: CPCVM Extends its Reach
Ragan, DVM, Director
Greetings from the College
Park campus of your veterinary college! Last summer, we
shared with you a White Paper on transitioning this
campus of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of
Veterinary Medicine to a National Center of Excellence
for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine. Since then
we have continued to work to make that happen,
responding to requests for our collaboration from other
veterinary colleges and expanding worldwide
opportunities for our students. Click
here for details.
Student Chapter Executive Board
Meet the leaders of the MVMA
student chapter at VMRCVM.
Veterinarians Can Ease the Transition for Animals Moving from a
Rescue into an Adopter's Home
In the last issue of the The
Maryland Veterinarian, I talked about the shelter data that
every veterinarian needs to know. Today, I’d like to
discuss how a veterinarian can help keep adopted animals
in their new home. Veterinarians can play an important
role in reinforcing the choice to adopt. In doing so,
they are establishing a new bonded client for the
practice, and saving the life of an animal.
MVMA CE EVENTS
to Register for MVMA Bovine Conference
MVMA will hold the 2013 Mid-Atlantic
States Conference for Bovine Practitioners April 4-5 at the
Clarion Hotel in Hagerstown, MD. The conference offers 16 hours
of continuing education. If you are a practitioner of bovine
veterinary medicine, this is a premier opportunity for
continuing education and networking.
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Mid-Atlantic States Veterinary Clinic Set for May 16
The Main Exhibition Hall at the
Howard County Fairgrounds will host this year's Mid-Atlantic
States Veterinary Clinic on May 16. The conference offers eight
hours of continuing education. If you are a practitioner of
small animal or equine veterinary medicine, this is a premier
opportunity for continuing education, business information and
networking. There are also educational opportunities for
technicians, farriers and students.
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Winter CE Adventure
MVMA is headed to Spring Creek Ranch
in Jackson Hole, WY for its 2014 Winter CE Adventure. The event
will take place March 12-15, 2014.
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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.
Lainey E. Anderson, RVT
Amy E. Brauns, RVT
Kimberly Braxton, DVM
Amie L. Carrier, DVM
Tabitha R. Cook, RVT
Elizabeth DeLomba, DVM
Jodi M. Edwards, DVM
Jennifer Goessling, DVM
Cynthia H. Harker, DVM
Rebecca Krimins, DVM, MS
Jennifer M. Lynch, DVM
Melissa S. Mustillo, DVM
Rebecca Owens, DVM
David J. Pasnik, DVM, MS
Tracey Robinson, DVM
Nitin Singh, DVM
Amanda Stump, DVM
Cynthia B. Watter, RVT
Cynthia J. Willer, DVM
Genna L. Woodruff, RVT
by Dr. Jan V. Ginsky, MVMA President-Elect
In my article “The
FTC Workshop on Pet Medications: One Vet’s Perspective” in
the Winter 2013 issue of the Maryland Veterinarian, I stated
that the panelists from Doctors Foster and Smith® were in favor of
legislation HR 1406, ( which would require veterinarians to
provide a written script for all medications prescribed). They
have responded that Dr. Foster was not in favor of the
The panel on portability was a discussion regarding portability
of written prescriptions as per HR 1406. Portability is defined
as the state or quality of being portable, or carried or moved
with ease. During this panel discussion Dr. Foster never said
that he was in favor of HR 1406, but said “We need a supply of
product. We do need veterinarians to have portability, and I
think they’re working in that direction.”
MVMA's most recent job listings and
listings for practices and equipment for sale.
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Capture and Restraint Class offered
by Orphan Wildlife Rescue Center in Lusby, Maryland, April 13,
2013 from 9 a.m.-
4:30 p.m. Six CEUs will be awarded. The cost is $85 (lunch
provided). Hands on use with blow darts, pneumatic and powdered
dart rifles, and chemical restraint.
The Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center
is located at:
12199 Bonanza Trail
Lusby, MD 20657
To register, you may call Bonnie
Roger at 301-922-4325 or email her at:
19th Annual Lake Erie Walleye
Fishing and Golf Seminar Weekend, May 16-19, 2013, Commodore
Perry Inn & Suites in Port Clinton, Ohio.
For more information,
download the brochure.
April 3-4, 2013
May 16, 2013
Mid-Atlantic States Veterinary Clinic
West Friendship, MD
June 23-25, 2013
Ocean City, MD
November 8-10, 2013
Regional Veterinary Conference
The Greenbrier Resort
March 12-15, 2014
2014 Winter CE
Spring Creek Ranch
Jackson Hole, WY
Board of Directors
PO Box 5407
Annapolis, MD 21403
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MVMA's List of Relief Veterinarians
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