Clinic Set for May 12
6 CE Credits •
Howard County Fairgrounds • West Friendship, MD
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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Ocean City to Host Summer
MVMA is headed back to the
beach for its 2011 Summer Conference. The Clarion Resort
Fontainbleau Hotel will host the region's premier event
for education, developing business partnerships and
networking June 25-28. Watch your mail and e-mail for
Rehabilitation: Caring for Chilly Visitors from the
In addition to overseeing veterinary
care for over 15,000 animals living at the National Aquarium,
the Animal Health Department team also cares for wild animals
that come to the Aquarium for rehabilitation through the Marine
Animal Rescue Program (MARP). As the cornerstone of our ocean
health initiative, MARP actively rescues, rehabilitates, and
releases marine mammals and sea turtles that become stranded
along Maryland’s coasts.
Protect Pets and People
Veterinarians have a long
tradition of protecting the public welfare by
controlling disease in livestock and overseeing food
safety. While the modern companion animal practitioner’s
focus would seem to be nurturing the animal arm of the
human-animal bond, veterinarians must also assume
responsibility for promoting healthy pet ownership.
Physicians may be inadequately prepared to address the
many infections that have potential for zoonotic
transmission from pets to people.
News from the Center for
Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine
The current first year class will be declaring their
track focus this spring choosing from small animal
medicine, large animal medicine, mixed animal medicine,
equine medicine, and public and corporate medicine. We
are excited for all of these students, especially those
who have indicated an interest in the Public and
Corporate track. These new students and those currently
in the Public and Corporate track will be seeing
significant changes in curriculum, focus and advising
Forging an Alternate Path
The year 2011 signifies a
milestone for every member of my class at
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary
Medicine. We are each about to become a working part of
this great profession. I am excited to join the ranks as
a veterinarian, although I plan to pursue this career in
a more non-traditional manner.
Resistance: Is it Possible?
The American Heartworm Society
addresses the topic of diminished efficacy of heartworm
preventives and speaks to veterinarians' concerns about the
possibility of heartworm resistance in this update.
ACVB, AVSAB Symposium Set
for July 15
The American College of
Veterinary Behaviorists and the American Veterinary
Society of Animal Behavior will hold their annual
Behavior Symposium on Friday July 15, 2011 in
association with the annual AVMA meeting in St. Louis
(hotel TBA). For more information go to
www.avsabonline.org or contact Dr. Karen Sueda
Karen.Sueda@VCAHospitals.com or 310-478-5035.
Veterinary Conference Scheduled for November
MVMA is partnering with the
DC Veterinary Medical Association, the Virginia
Veterinary Medical Association and the West Virginia
Veterinary Medical Association to host the first annual
Potomac Regional Veterinary Conference in November. The
L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC will host the
event November 11-13, 2011.
The conference will offer
small animal and public practice sessions. Initial
sponsors include IDEXX, Merial, Nutramax Laboratories
and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary
Medicine. Watch your mail and e-mail for more
MVMA Sponsors Survey -
Your Opinion Counts
The Maryland Veterinary Medical
Association (MDVMA) has created a survey to assess the needs of
its members and potential members. The survey is available
online and should take less than five minutes to complete. Your
responses are anonymous and will help the MVMA to improve
services and continuing education opportunities for you and the
entire Maryland veterinary community.
Click here to access
MVMA Extends Virtual
Community with List Serve
The Maryland Veterinary Medical
Association (MVMA) is excited to announce the launch of its
official, members-only, list serve. The MVMA list serve, hosted
by Yahoo Groups, will create an open forum for our members to
communicate directly and publicly with one another. Members will
be able to ask their colleagues questions and share information
about cases, practice management, continuing education
opportunities, and any other information that is new or
noteworthy for Maryland's veterinary community.
Significantly, this new service is being provided to members at
no additional cost. To get started, send an e-mail to
MDVMAfirstname.lastname@example.org or visit
MVMA Web Site Redesigned
MVMA has redesigned its web site,
www.mdvma.org, to make it more useful to visitors. The most
notable changes are to the site's organization and the
accessibility of information on the site. Members will be able
to find the information they need more quickly and with fewer
Additionally, the site content has
been bolstered with daily updates on news and events impacting
the veterinary community. This should make the MVMA site a
regular stop in your daily browsing.
Take a look.
MVMA Mourns Passing of
MVMA mourns the recent loss of two
members of Maryland's veterinary community -Roger E. Olson, DVM
and Joann Steely Holbrook.
Welcome New Members
MVMA welcomes the following members
who have joined since our last newsletter was published.
P. Steve Anderson, DVM
Michelle Hudnall, DVM
Joanna Walker, DVM
Industry Council Member
MWI Veterinary Supply
MVMA's most recent job listings and
listings for practices and equipment for sale.
News from MVMA
Here is the
Spring 2011 issue of The Maryland Veterinarian. You can find an
archive of MVMA's newsletters in the members-only section of our
May 12, 2011
West Friendship, Maryland
June 25-28, 2011
MVMA Summer Conference
Ocean City, Maryland
November 11-13, 2011
MVMA Fall Conference
Board of Directors
Drive, Suite 5
Annapolis, MD 21403
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MVMA's List of Relief Veterinarians
Veterinarian is the quarterly publication of the Maryland
Veterinary Medical Association.
Editorial contributions are welcome.
Click here to submit an article.
The opinions expressed by the authors published in The Maryland
Veterinarian are not necessarily those of the MVMA, its
officers, directors or members and should not be construed as
legal advice, medical advice or a recommendation of conformity.