Vermont Veterinary Medical Association


Recent News


**VVMA Spay Neuter CE and Wet Lab - Register today!
Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, 2016
Montpelier, VT
With generous sponsorship by PetSmart Charities
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The Wet Lab on Sunday is limited to the first 16 people who register.  Click here for more information.   There are still a few spots left for Sunday's wet lab!  Don't miss out!

The VVMA has joined in an effort to increase the professional and community awareness of the need for safe use, safe storage and safe disposal of prescription medications. In partnership with the Bennington County Prescription Drug Task Force, an information packet created specifically for the veterinary profession was mailed this week to Vermont veterinary clinics, included in the VVMA e-newsletter, and put on our website. It also includes the VVMA’s Veterinary Practice Guide to DEA Regulations. Check it out and join us in our goal of making sure the veterinary profession is aware of how to prevent substance abuse!

Blue Green Algae.  Pet owners need to be mindful around algae blooms. If animals ingest the toxin, they can be quickly paralyzed and die. Signs of poisoning include weakness, staggering, difficulty breathing, convulsions and death. For more information on the dangers of blue green algae and a map of current conditions, please visit http://healthvermont.gov/enviro/bg_algae/weekly_status.aspx#map​

It’s Tick Season!
For excellent information on ticks for animals and humans, check out this website: http://www.tickencounter.org/

Thank you for attending the VVMA Summer Meeting on June 24 at the Burlington Hilton Hotel.  Members can access all speaker notes from the Meeting by logging in and clicking here.

Recent Press Release - Surviving Summer in a Fur Coat:  Heat Dangers for Pets
All VVMA Press Releases

 
 Welcome New Members!


  Emily Comstock - VT Large Animal Clinic
  Sabina Ernst
  Justin Goggin - Metro Vet. Radiology
  Kaitlin Manges - Ark Veterinary Hospital
  Dan Cole
  Thomas Olney - Rockingham Vet. Clinic
  Kevin Tobey - Elanco
  Diane Gildersleeve - Newbury Vet. Clinic
  Richard Levine - VCA, Inc.
  Corine Farewell - UVM
  Katryna Fleer - VIP Pet Care
  Farrell Campbell - Riverside Vet. Clinic

  Lisa Oswald - Borador Animal Hospital
  Todd Tams - VCA, Inc.
  Elena McSherry

  Vanessa Selger-Fitzgerald Animal Hosp    Rachel Orlowski - BEVS
  Lisa Quinn - BEVS
​  Aaron Lothrop - Essex Veterinary Center
  Kimberly O'Connor - Derby Pond A.H.
  Thomas Linden - Northwest Vet. Assoc.
  Emma Basham - Chelsea Animal Hosp.


  
The VVMA One Health Committee is now on Twitter, thanks to Dr. Kathy McNamara.  Follow us here for the latest information!

https://twitter.com/OneHealthVT


For VVMA Members...

Get a Laugh Out of a New VVMA Member Benefit!  Click here for more information!



CONGRATULATIONS to Dr Elizabeth Brock of Northwest Veterinary Associates in St. Albans!  She received $10,000 from the Vermont Food Animal Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Program.  This program is funded by the Vermont legislature and is administered by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and the VVMA.  We will be accepting applications on September 1 for the fall round of awards.  More information on the program is available here.  

For VVMA Members...
Summer Meeting Speaker Notes
Spring 2016 Newsletter
Winter Meeting Speaker Notes
Fall 2015 Member Directory
Must log in to access


The VVMA is hosting a three-part, focused financial webinar series for our members:|
• September 13:  Veterinarians Beginning a Career, Interested in Student Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Strategies
• October 4:  Veterinarians Established in Practice or Changing Employment  
• November 8:  Veterinarians Planning for or Approaching Retirement

Contact the VVMA for more information.