Blue Green Algae on lakes
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
Thank you for attending the VVMA Summer Meeting on June 23!
1) Small Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management
2) Food Armor® Phase II Training - Becoming a Food Armor® Accredited Veterinarian
Speaker notes are available in the Members Only section of our website.
Congratulations to Drs. Nancy Firey and Melissa Straight for winning the $100 Amazon gift cards in our vendor game!
ALSO, the VVMA and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture were 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!
Vermont legislature passed VVMA recommended changes to Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship statutory language relating to food animal medicine 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 http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html
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!
Sarah Blau - West Mountain An. Hosp.
Katie Velez - VT-NH Vet. Hospital
Patricia Bartle - River Cove Animal Hosp.
Kyle Bushee - Aeolus Animal & Equine
Annie Kluetmeier - BEVS
Olivia Cashman - BEVS
Neena Golden - Rutland Vet. Clinic &
Emily Sullivan - Riverside Vet. Care &
Andrew Hagner - Hill's Pet Nutrition
Meagan Coneeny - Walpole Vet. Hospital
Amy Cook - Newbury Veterinary Clinic
Alice McCormick - Petit Brook Vet. Clinic
Amber Goodwin - VT Large Animal Clinic
Meghan Morrell - VT Large Animal Clinic
Paul Kotas - Green Mtn. Vet. Hospital
Carrie Olson - Vergennes Animal Hospital
Bradley Temple - Springfield Animal
Christopher Spooner - Oxbow Vet. Clinic
The VVMA One Health Committee is now on Twitter, thanks to Dr. Kathy McNamara. Follow us here for the latest information!