Vermont Veterinary Medical Association

Recent News

Register today for the VVMA Summer Meeting June 23!
1)  Small Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management
2)  Food Armor
® Phase II Training - Becoming a Food Armor
®            Accredited Veterinarian

Click here for more information and to register online and save $10.

ALSO, VVMA and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture are pleased to offer Food Armor
® Phase I Training on Thursday, June 22 at the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon, NH at a special rate of $75 due to a federal grant!  Click here for more information!

Vermont legislature passed VVMA recommended changes to Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship statutory language and defined Veterinarian of Record.  Click here for more info (see pages 27-28). 

Governor Phil Scott Proclaims April 29 to be World Veterinary Day!
On April 25, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed
a proclamation recognizing World Veterinary Day 2017.  This proclamation reaffirms the role that Vermont veterinarians play in protecting the quality and security of the food supply, in advancing human and animal health through innovative techniques and instrumentation, in providing public health service through One Health education and practice, in enhancing the welfare of all species of animals, and in contributing to the economic well-being of the State.  Click here for a copy of the proclamation.

L-R Drs. Lisa Nelson, Shelley Mehlenbacher, Colleen Bloom, VVMA President Millie Armstrong, Joel Russo, VT Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbetts, Drs. Ruth Blauwiekel, Kristin Haas, and Eileen Wolfe

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 29 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

Thanks to all who attended our Winter Meeting held February 18-19 at the Burlington Hilton Hotel. 

Congratulations to Dr. Virginia Clarke (Richmond Animal Hospital), recipient of the 2017 Dave Walker Award!

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 in August 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!

Recent Press Releases
Preparing Outside Animals for the Winter
Announcing Loan Repayment Program Award Recipients

All VVMA Press Releases

 Welcome New Members!

  Christopher Spooner - Oxbow Vet. Clinic
  Bradley Temple - Springfield Animal Hosp
  Carrie Olson - Vergennes Animal Hospital
  Paul Kotas - Green Mtn. Vet. Hospital
  Meghan Morrell - VT Large Animal Clinic
  Amber Goodwin - VT Large Animal Clinic
  Alice McCormick - Petit Brook Vet Clinic
  Amy Cook - Newbury Veterinary Clinic
  Meagan Coneeny - Walpole Vet Hospital
  Andrew Hagner - Hill's Pet Nutrition
  Emily Sullivan - Riverside Vet. Care &                  Dental Services
  Neena Golden - Rutland Vet. Clinic &
            Surgical Center
  Olivia Cashman - Burlington Emergency
             & Veterinary Specialists
  Annie Kluetmeier - Burlington Emer-                    gency & Veterinary Specialists
  Kyle Bushee - Aeolus Animal & Equine
  Patricia Bartle - River Cove Animal Hosp.
  Katie Velez - VT-NH Veterinary Hospital

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

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