on My 2013-2014 MVMA Year as President
by Dr. Jan
V. Ginsky, MVMA Immediate Past President
Now that the MVMA Annual Summer
Conference (which will be highlighted in our next issue) and my
year as president is over, I’ve been able to think back on the
2013-2014 year. It was an interesting year with quite a few
B. Reed, DVM and William Erskine, JD
The Maryland Legislature was active
in proposing bills that continued to address community concerns
with “dangerous dogs.” Since the Solesky decision in the fall of
2012, there has been much debate and attempted compromise to
alleviate discrimination against a single breed or breed-type.
The existing civil action going into the 2014 legislative
sessions favored the belief that all pit bulls are inherently
dangerous, which has had a large impact on animal shelters and
FROM THE AVMA
LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER
Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2014
Tell Congress to oppose mandatory
prescription writing! On February 10, Rep. Jim Matheson
(D-UT-4th) reintroduced the so-called "Fairness to Pet Owners
Act" (H.R. 4023). Like its predecessor in the previous Congress,
H.R. 1406, the legislation would require a veterinarian to
provide a client with a written prescription for domesticated
household animals, whether or not requested by the client.
FROM THE AVMA
Passes the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act
Clark Fobian, AVMA President
We're almost there!!
We are pleased to announce that the U.S. House passed the
Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act! This important bill will
make it legal for veterinarians to transport and use controlled
substances beyond their primary places of registration and
across state lines to treat their animal patients. As you may
Senate passed its version of the bill back in January, so
yesterday's action by the House brings the bill one step closer
to the president's desk."
FROM THE MARYLAND
ONE HEALTH BULLETIN
and Other Animal Diseases of Concern in Maryland
The Maryland Departments of
Agriculture, Health and Mental Hygiene and Natural Resources
issued an update on diseases of concern in Maryland.
Click here to
download the publication.
Maryland VMA to Host Summer Picnic
The Western Maryland Veterinary
Medical Association will host a summer picnic at the Catoctin
Creek Park and Nature Center in Middletown, MD. They have
reserved one of the shelters and will be having a Pig Roast
catered by Margaret Baker. This is a fairly new
park in a beautiful setting and offers quite a variety of
activities---trails, geocaching, play area, and nature displays.
The WMVMA has also arranged for a
presentation by one of the park's naturalists at 2:45 p.m.
featuring some of their critters. Veterinary students at VMRCVM
are invited this year, so you may see some new faces. Members
are asked to bring either a side dish or dessert to share, but
all other food and drink will be provided (as usual).
Please RSVP either by mail , email,
or phone. Here are the specifics:
Location: Catoctin Creek Park and
2929 Sumantown Road
Middletown, MD 21769
Date & Time: Sunday, August 10, 1
p.m. - 4 p.m.
Lunch served at approx I :30 p.m.
Naturalist Presentation 2:45 p.m.
Click here for details.
to Host 2014 Potomac Regional Veterinary Conference
The Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in
Baltimore, MD will host the 2014 Potomac Regional Veterinary
Conference November 7-9. This conference is a collaborative
effort of the Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and District of
Columbia Veterinary Medical Associations and features top
quality CE and networking opportunities.
Click here for details.
FROM THE NATIONAL
Aquarium Launches Behind-the-Scenes Veterinary Immersion Tour
Ever wondered how the National
Aquarium cares for more than 17,000 animals or what it’s like to
be an animal caretaker? Guests now have the opportunity to put
on a surgical cap and mask, and dive into a behind-the-scenes
veterinarian immersion tour led by one of the Aquarium’s staff
Catsino and Other Dog & Cat Fun
There are so many ways you can help
support Baltimore Humane Society’s no-kill shelter with barely
any effort. Just by publicizing the following events you’ll be
spreading the word – a very valuable service! And your patients
will be happy you’re letting them know about some really fun
events that help the community’s homeless pets.
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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.
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Erica O'Donnell, DVM
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Monica C. Maa, DVM
Kacie E. Schmitt, DVM
Melanie Klein, DVM
Melissa Jones, VMD
Dr. Veronica Meer
Ellen S. Harrison, DVM
Leslie S. Prescott, DVM
Korrin Lucas, DVM
Tracey A. Graham, DVM
Cheryl Stiehl, DVM
Rick A. Ramirez, DVM
Holly D. Polf, DVM
Madeline Boles, DVM
Michael DeTora, DVM, DACVS
Jonathan Stack, DVM
Jessica McGallicher, DVM
Jennifer A. Jenkins, DVM
Jessie Harper, DVM
Connie M. Gibbs, DVM
Kelly Bailey, RVT
Gloria Santamaria, DVM
Rachel Friedman, DVM
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Audrey Barker, VMD
Stephanie J. Meilleur, DVM
Angela Black, DVM
Marissa K. Kakoyiannis, DVM
Kathryn Hamilton, DVM
Julie Bennington, DVM
Ashley Sander, RVT
Jennifer L. Jones, DVM
Jennifer L. Barnard, DVM
Angela Bakanas, DVM
Rebecca L. Ewing, DVM
Connie H. Rhinesmith, DVM
Rachel Reed, DVM
Brendon Moulder, DVM
Kristine L. Krotec, VMD
Jill A. McLaughlin, DVM
Tracy Thompson, DVM
Jessica Kocher, DVM
Sara Pilkerton, DVM
Cynthia Bashore, DVM
Mary Lynn Selzer, DVM
Sherritta Ridgely, DVM
Rachel Cezar, DVM
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listings for practices and equipment for sale.
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November 7-9, 2014
Regional Veterinary Conference
Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor
Board of Directors
PO Box 5407
Annapolis, MD 21403
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