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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...

February 6, 2024

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...

January 3, 2024

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...

December 21, 2023

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,...

December 7, 2023

“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...

November 22, 2023

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...

August 23, 2023