News from the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association                                                  Spring 2013

MVMA Update: Closing the Door on 2012 and Welcoming 2013
by Kris 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 2013. Click here for details.

Legislative Update 2013
by James B. Reed, DVM

This year’s legislative session is currently reviewing bills in three areas that affect the veterinary profession.  Click here for summaries of these bills and MVMA's legislative activities.

Your MVMA: What's in it for You!
by Alan Stader, DVM

From continuing education, to communication, to networking opportunities, the MVMA is committed to ensuring quality veterinary care in our state and a prosperous veterinary community. Click here to see how MVMA membership benefits you.

Licensure Renewal for Fiscal Year 2014
by Laura C. Downes, Executive Director, State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

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. Click here for details.

Maryland Veterinary Foundation Hosts 21st Annual Golf Classic

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.  Click here for details.

News from College Park: CPCVM Extends its Reach
by Valerie 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.

MVMA Student Chapter Executive Board

Meet the leaders of the MVMA student chapter at VMRCVM. Click here for details.

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. Click here for details.


Still Time 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. Click here for details

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. Click here for details

2014 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. Click here for details.


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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.

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 legislation.

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 Classifieds

MVMA's most recent job listings and listings for practices and equipment for sale. Click here read them.


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:

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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.


Coming Events

April 3-4, 2013
Bovine Conference
Hagerstown, Maryland

May 16, 2013
Mid-Atlantic States Veterinary Clinic
West Friendship, MD


June 23-25, 2013

128th Annual Summer Conference
Ocean City, MD


November 8-10, 2013

2013 Potomac Regional Veterinary Conference
The Greenbrier Resort

White Sulphur Springs, WV


March 12-15, 2014

2014 Winter CE Adventure
Spring Creek Ranch

Jackson Hole, WY

MVMA Leadership

Board of Directors

Executive Director

Lauren Michalski


MVMA Headquarters
PO Box 5407

Annapolis, MD 21403


Fax: 410-268-1322

Relief Veterinarians

Click here for MVMA's List of Relief Veterinarians


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