The Maine Veterinary Medical Association is dedicated to the professional advancement of animal care.
Practice Act Update
With our “Act to Update Maine’s Veterinary Practice Act” now having been passed by a virtually unanimous override of the Governor’s veto, this bill is now law, effective late September (90 days after the Legislature adjourns). The new provisions of law are here. There are no major changes from present law. Many of the updates are simply to language, particularly regarding veterinary technicians. Perhaps the most significant provision is that Maine law for the first time includes a Veterinarian- Client-Patient Relationship requirement, as set forth at the very end of the new legislation. The language now incorporated into Maine law is mostly taken from the AVMA Model State Practice Act, which Maine’s Dr. Susan Chadima helped write.
MVMA Scholarship Awards
Our Association encourages Maine’s veterinary students to return to Maine to practice. In this regard, our Maine Veterinary Education Foundation awards a number of scholarships to students –including veterinary technicians--completing their education. To read more about the students awarded scholarships this year, please click here. Any Maine student enrolled in a school of veterinary medicine is welcome to dues-free membership in our Association.
Rabies Management Guidelines
As a service to our members, this website now includes a Quick Reference Guide to the most important sections of the Maine Rabies Management Guidelines, as well as links to the commonly needed forms. To access this guide, go to Rabies Management under MVMA Member Resources on the left or click here.
Our next CE Meeting will be Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.
Dr. David Williams from the GI Lab at Texas A&M University will be speaking. More information on his topics will be coming soon.
The 2015 Scholarship applications are currently being reviewed. Read more about the 2014 recipients and view details of the scholarship program.
If your veterinarian gave you a survey invitation, please click the button above to start the survey.
If you are looking for a veterinarian in your area, a veterinarian that has specialized training or one that sees specific types of animals, please visit our directory.
Pet Food Recalls
Click here to view the latest list of recalled pet foods.