June 20 NDSU-VDL CE Seminar – Cosponsored by NDVMA

The NDSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (NDSU-VDL) Seminar is a day-long continuing education event hosted by NDSU VDL faculty at the Carrington REC. Its purpose is to provide current information on a variety of pertinent topics. The seminar will provide up to 8 hours of continuing education for DVMs approved by NDBVME. The CE meeting is […]

Highly pathogenic avian influenza detected in TX, KS dairy cattle

(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) March 25, 2024—Continuing their investigation into a disease event affecting primarily older dairy cows in Texas, Kansas, and New Mexico, today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus in laboratory samples […]

ICVA Board of Directors Call for Nominations

The ICVA has sent out a call for nominations for two at-large positions on the ICVA Board of Directors. The Board of Directors are appointed for three-year terms and may serve a maximum of three (3) terms. The ICVA holds two regular business meetings each year, typically in June and January, at locations selected by […]

AVMA is now accepting applications for the 2024 – 2025 AVMA Fellowship Program

This fellow will begin at the end of August 2024 and serve through August 2025. The deadline for applications is February 9, 2024. Recent graduates and AVMA member veterinarians are eligible to apply. Please visit AVMA’s 2023 – 2024 Fellowship Program website for more information. Any questions can be emailed directly to me or to […]

Federal Legislation Re: Scheduling of Xylazine

On December 12, 2023 the House passed the Support for Patients and Communities Reauthorization Act (SUPPORT Act), which contains key components of the AVMA-endorsed Combating Illicit Xylazine Act. The language within the SUPPORT Act would schedule xylazine as a Schedule III drug while exempting from scheduling the FDA-approved animal drug, which means, if enacted, veterinarians […]

AVMA District 7 Director Position

Nominations are sought to fill the District 7 Director position on the Board of Directors (2024-2030). Nominees must reside within the district, which includes: Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Nominations are due by February 1, 2024.  Nomination materials (including the Nomination Form, Nomination Instructions, Petition Form, and Rules of the Election) are […]

“Atypical Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease”

The Department of Agriculture and other veterinary agencies are investigating an infectious respiratory disease affecting dogs across the U.S., after several states reported incidents of dogs suffering from pneumonia-like symptoms, though little is known about the illness and how it spreads. The Oregon Department of Agriculture first received reports of an “atypical canine infectious respiratory […]

MentorVet Connect

The AVMA has joined MentorVet to launch MentorVet Connect, a structured mentorship program that connects early-career veterinarians with trained mentors who can offer invaluable support and guidance, providing new veterinarians with free access to an established and proven mentoring platform.  The opportunity to receive mentoring from an experienced and nurturing colleague can be transformational for veterinarians starting out […]