Host Advanced Surgical Lab on Wound Reconstruction February 18
Spots Available. Register Today!
MVMA will be hosting an Advanced Surgical Lab on Wound
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Center
10000 Old Columbia Road
Earn 9 CE Credits - This lab will cover the theoretical and
practical aspects of managing more complicated wounds and
reconstruction procedures in small animal patients. Basic
surgical knowledge is assumed and required for course
attendance. The course is limited to 15 veterinarians.
The cost of registration is $850.
Click here for details.
Richard C.F. Burgess, BVM&S, MS, Diplomate ACVS
Daren M. Roa, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
Matthew M. Keats, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
Sakthila Jeyakumar, BVSc, (Hons I), MS, Diplomate ACVS
Dan Henry - Ethicon - Elanco
Association Equine Practitioner 2016 Presidential Tour of Duty
by Kathleen Anderson, DVM
As 2016 draws to a close I am
frequently asked “How was it?” Simple answer: It was great! As
AAEP president I straddled the line between “what is” and “what
might be.” These two scenarios are not often black and white but
usually a blend of grey – some positive possibilities and other
Human Potential = Power of
So you decided to attend Veterinary
College. You graduated, Congratulations! Now you’re practicing.
What’s next? What do you want from your hard work and your
career? Power of Ten is all about your next move.
Feed Directive: How Will It Affect Beekeepers and Honeybees?
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) announced a new set of regulations that
will affect the way medically-important antibiotics are given to
food animal species. Concern over antibiotic resistance—in
humans and animals—has moved the FDA to regulate the use of over
the counter antibiotics in feed and drinking water.
Compounding Legislation in Maryland: What Does It All Mean for
As of October 1, 2016, legislation
that passed in the Maryland 2016 session regarding the use and
sale of compounding medications by veterinarians has become
effective. Veterinarians now can order compounding medications
without patient-specific prescriptions for use in hospital and
to dispense for a seven-day use by clients. Obviously this new
law comes with benefits and questions for the practitioner.
Understanding the purpose and history of this legislation will
help practitioners to use it effectively for their patients. The
goal of this legislation has always been to benefit the patient
by providing timely treatment with medication that was not
always immediately available in veterinary hospitals or in local
pharmacies. Hopefully this series of questions and answers will
help clarify the use of compounded drugs in compliance with this
Transitional Cell Carcinoma in Canine Patients
Anthony Calo, Atlantic Veterinary Internal Medicine and Oncology
One of the most frustrating cases
that walks through the door is signs associated with the lower
urinary tract disease in an older patient with no prior history
of urinary tract infection because this often indicates
neoplasia. Clinical signs such as hematuria, stanguria (slow
and/or painful urination), pollakiuria (small frequent
urination) in this patient often indicate neoplasia of the
urinary bladder. The most common neoplastic condition in this
location is transitional cell carcinoma. Other less commonly
found tumors of the lower urinary tract include squamous cell
carcinoma, leiomyosarcoma, fibrosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma,
hemangiosarcoma, and lymphoma.
Risk Factor Study Finds Positive Correlation to VMA Membership
by Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW and Caroline
The University of Tennessee/Knoxville, Veterinary Social Work
In a recent article published in
JAVMA, Nett et al. (2016) found that membership in a veterinary
medical association is positively correlated with less mental
illness and suicidal ideation.
The authors also found that 9.1% of veterinarians were experiencing
severe psychological distress at the time of the survey and that
16.7% had contemplated suicide since graduation. These
distressing numbers are higher than that of the general U.S. adult
by Jen Swanson, Executive Director
The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc.
Founded in 1946 by Mrs. Elsa Horne
Voss, for the past 70 years the Humane Society of Harford County
has worked tirelessly to fulfill its mission to provide
temporary shelter, care, and love to all animals that come
through our doors, and to provide education to the community
about humane treatment of our animal friends. An important
distinction is that we are not affiliated with the Humane
Society of the United States, and do not receive any operational
funding from any national organizations.
2016 provided us with another beautiful trip to scenic Blacksburg for the annual
mentoring program kick-off events at the Virginia-Maryland
College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM). I have now been
participating in this program for six years spanning both
my time in private practice and my current position in the
public sector. Every year, I highly anticipate the trip and have
an absolute blast. It’s honestly not just an excuse to see
Blacksburg in mid-October, though that’s a large perk.
Regional Veterinary Conference 2016 Review
The sixth annual Potomac Regional
held at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, DC, was
a success. The PRVC is a joint effort from the West Virginia,
Virginia, District of Columbia, and Maryland Veterinary Medical
Associations. The revenue from this conference, similar to our
state VMA meeting, does have a respective distribution to our VMA
to support our efforts. The November 4-6 conference had
multiple tracts including small animal, equine, public practice
and a technician program. If you have interest in becoming
involved in organizing a part of the PRVC, please feel free to
contact the Maryland VMA office.
A total of 269 attendees, including
44 veterinarians from the Maryland VMA, participated in our well-sponsored event. We also had nearly 50 companies exhibit
providing the newest products and services available.
The true highlight for me was our
fourth annual Veterinary Medical Association Sports Challenge.
The event pits the VMAs against each other in a highly
competitive sports challenge. Maryland has a proud history of
winning the golden cup but it did slip through our hands last
year. I am proud to inform all of you that Maryland has returned
the golden cup to the Old Line State after a fierce competition
of indoor tricycle racing.
We encourage you to consider the
PRVC for your education. Next year's meeting will be held at the
Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia from November
Welcomes Class of 2020
by Rick Lewis, DVM, President-Elect MVMA
August 19 was a beautiful Friday
afternoon for the White Coat Ceremony on the campus of
Virginia Tech. Dean Cyril Clarke gave a welcome presentation and
congratulations to the
incoming veterinary students of the Class of 2020. The Class of
2020 is made up of 127
veterinary students, who appeared enthusiastic and excited about
beginning their challenging
curriculum. Dinner allowed for some thoughtful and light
conversation, then followed with a
few brief remarks by invited guests.
Veterinary Foundation 24th Annual Golf Classic
John Talts, MVF Golf
Thank you to all the participants of
the MVF 24th Annual Golf Classic - Golftoberfest! Moving the
tournament to the fall provided unseasonably warm beautiful
weather at Waverly Woods Golf Club in Marriottsville. Golfers
and sponsors alike enjoyed a great time! We provided new options
this year including a golf clinic for those who wanted to
support the student scholarships, but were not familiar with the
game of golf. Our Golftoberfest theme was celebrated with
German-fare and drink – lederhosen were donned.
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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.
Kristina Corder, RVT
Dr. Emily R. Cornwell
Dr. Karen Donnelly
Dr. Amelia C. Espina
Dr. Radhika V. Gharpure
Dr. Rosalie Gibson-Holcomb
Dr. Rachel W. Gore
Dr. Tammy Han
Dr. Sarah Haring
Dr. Kye H. Kable
Kendra E. LaFauci
Dr. Sarah R. Mainardi
Dayna K. Middlestead, RVT
Dr. Elizabeth Mooberry
Dr. Amy Parrish
Dr. Bridgette A. Ringley
Dr. Julie Scaccia
Gabrielle Smith, RVT
Dr. Margaret Thies
Dr. Lucas Trout
MVMA's most recent job listings and
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below to support the companies that sponsored the 2016 Potomac
Regional Veterinary Conference
February 11-18, 2017
2017 Winter Seminar Vacation
St. James Club Resort & Spa
February 18, 2017
Advanced Surgical Lab: Wound Reconstruction
Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Center
10000 Old Columbia Rd.
Open to the first 10 to register.
Contact the MVMA office directly
March 30-31, 2017
Mid-Atlantic States Bovine Conference
May 18, 2017
Mid- Atlantic States Veterinary Clinic
Howard County Fairgrounds
West Friendship, MD
June 18-20, 2017
MVMA 131st Annual Summer Conference
Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
Ocean City, MD
November 10-12, 2017
Potomac Regional Veterinary Conference
Board of Directors
PO Box 5407
Annapolis, MD 21403
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