Welcome to the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association!
The VVMA is hosting a three-part, focused financial webinar series for our members:
• September 29: Veterinarians Beginning a Career
• October 27: Veterinarians Established in Practice or Changing Employment
• November 17: Veterinarians Planning for or Approaching Retirement
For more information, contact the VVMA
Dog Toxicant Xylitol Appearing in Peanut Butters - Click here for more information!
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - Saturday, September 26 from 10-2. Aims to provide a safe, convenient responsible means for disposing of prescription medications while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. To locate a collection site or to download materials to promote National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html
Blue Green Algae on Lake Champlain. 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
Rabies Bait Drop to begin Tuesday, August 11. To prevent the spread of disease among wildlife, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is conducting an aerial bait drop in nine Vermont counties (Grand Isle, Franklin, Chittenden, Lamoille, Orleans, Caledonia, Essex, Addison and Washington). The baits will be dropped by plane into carefully plotted corridors of remote lowland areas and valleys in Vermont and will also be placed by hand in urban areas. Officials say the baits are not harmful to children or pets if touched or eaten, but say they should not be handled or disturbed. If you have any questions, contact the Vermont Rabies Hotline at 1-800-472-2437.
VVMA Foundation announces 2015/2016 scholarship recipients! Read more
Don't miss VVMA members on WCAX-TV's Everything Animals! VVMA members interested in appearing on a future program should contact the VVMA!
Veterinary License Renewals - Were due May 31, 2015. Veterinary licensure is done through the Vermont Board of Veterinary Medicine within the Office of Professional Regulation. More information and helpful links are available on our website by clicking on the "Veterinary Licensing Information" link on the left.