Mid-Atlantic States Veterinary Clinic Set for
May 10 in Howard County
7 CE Credits •
Howard County Fairgrounds• West Friendship, MD
MVMA's 2012 Mid-Atlantic
States Veterinary Clinic will be held May 10 in the Main
Exhibition Hall of the Howard County Fairgrounds.
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.
The clinic offers seven CE hours.
for details and online registration.
HB 912 Addresses Animal Guardianship
Your veterinary association
recently responded to legislation introduced to the
Maryland House of Delegates. House Bill 912, introduced
in early March, would alter certain terminology relating
to the ownership and guardianship of dogs under Article
24 Political Subdivisions – Miscellaneous Provisions.
by Tom Armitage, DVM, MVMA President
It has been a busy season
for some of your MVMA officers and committee members,
not the least of which was an impressive turnout of
members at the State House on March 1 in opposition to
The State of Our "Stake"
The definition of the word
“stake” can be interpreted in many ways. It may be the
wooden sharpened object that you plunge into the heart
of the vampire. It can be defined as a claim made toward
a piece of property, and, it can be the investment one
has made into his or her personal finances and career.
This last definition is the one that I would like to
take a few moments to address, that is, the “stake” that
each one of us as veterinarians has committed to the
veterinary profession. Today, more than ever before,
each of us finds him- or herself examining our present
and future in arguably the best profession in the world.
PCR for the Molecular Diagnosis of
Infectious and Genetic Diseases: A Primer
PCR or polymerase chain
reaction technology has become an accessible and
economical tool for diagnosing infections in veterinary
patients and for identifying genetic mutations that are
the basis for a variety of congenital and heritable
of genetic fingerprints and paternity testing are
PCR amplifies the target
genetic material, which may be present in minute
amounts, to produce many copies of DNA that reach a
Vincent, a 9 year old male, castrated Labrador
retriever, presented to GAVH on 1/3/12 with a 7- day
history of vomiting. Initially vomiting was
intermittent, but became constant, and the dog was
unable to drink or eat without vomiting. Abdominal
radiographs revealed a spoon foreign body in the cranial
Dean Schurig Lays First Hokie Stone in New Virginia Tech
Veterinary Medicine Building
Dr. Gerhardt Schurig, dean of the
veterinary college, joined construction workers on Tuesday, Feb.
21, to place the first batch of the dolomite limestone in the
façade for the new Veterinary Medicine Instruction Addition.
VMRCVM Announces Scholarship Recipients
Regional College of Veterinary Medicine announced the
following scholarship recipients at its awards luncheon
earlier this month.
Alicia Agnew, Class
Maryland Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary
Class of 2012
Dr. David Bogash Memorial Award
Sarah Brauning, Class
Dr. A. Cleveland Brown Scholarship
Kathryn Thomas, Class
Jane Nusz Foy Memorial Scholarship
Ellen Ferguson, Class
Dr. Robert C. Hammond Scholarship
Class of 2012
Maryland Veterinary Medical Association's Past
Kevin Jones, Class of
Dr. Harry L. Schultz, Jr. Memorial Award
Dr. Charles G. Ziegler Memorial Scholarship
Raju Naik, Class of
Ray Thompson Communication Scholarship
New MVMA Student Chapter at VMRCVM
A new student club has been
started at the Virginia- Maryland Regional College of
Veterinary Medicine. The MVMA student chapter has been
started to provide networking and learning opportunities
to ALL students attending VMRCVM, and not just to
Cassie Wedd Receives Mitchell E. Essey Veterinary Public
Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine,
Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary
Medicine (VMRCVM) is pleased to announce that Ms.
Catherine (Cassie) Wedd has been selected as the first
recipient of the Mitchell A. Essey Veterinary Public
Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine
2012 has been busy at the
CPCVM as they start the New Year, continuing to modify,
update, and stretch.
Nominations Due by April 24
MVMA's Nominating Committee has
presented its slate of candidates for MVMA's board of directors.
Independent nominations are also accepted.
Awards: Call for Entries
The Maryland Veterinary Medical
Association, through the Public Relations Committee, is looking
for candidates for its Distinguished Veterinarian Award and Good
Sohn to Serve as MVMA's Associate Executive Director
Meet Brittany Sohn, MVMA's new
associate executive director.
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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.
Jennifer L. Bitman, VMD
Nara Deterding, DVM
Mark C. Haines, DVM, MS, MPH, DACVPM
Kristen M. Koester, RVT
Paul Pomes, DVM
Katie E. Sabella, DVM
Robert D. Silcox, DVM
Kristal J. Southern, DVM, MPH
Janice Tesi, DVM
Lisa Zakai (Keaton), DVM
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May 10, 2012
West Friendship, Maryland
June 23-26, 2012
MVMA Summer Conference
Ocean City, Maryland
Board of Directors
PO Box 5407
Annapolis, MD 21403
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