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OVMA to relocate to temporary office

Due to the fire that damaged the OVMA office, the staff will be relocating temporarily to a new office, located at:

3300 Riverside Drive
Suite 125
Columbus OH 43221

The phone number will remain 614.486.7253 / 800.866.OVMA, and the post office will be forwarding our mail.

We anticipate being in this location for three months while our building is undergoing repairs. We also expect to be reachable by phone beginning Friday, June 8. Until then, please contact us by e-mail and we will be answer as soon as we are able.

Thank you again for your understanding.

OVMA testifies in support of wild and dangerous animal legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COLUMBUS, OHIO − MARCH 22, 2012 – The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) testified yesterday in support of Senate Bill 310, which would regulate the ownership of dangerous and wild animals in Ohio. The OVMA has long advocated that the private ownership of certain species should either be prohibited or significantly restricted, a policy in line with that of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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MVC attendance highest in three years

Attendance from the 2012 Midwest Veterinary Conference shows increases in both the core audience and overall attendance in comparison with the 2010 and 2011 Conferences.

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OVMA names Glauer 2011 Ohio Veterinarian of the Year

Dr. Dave Glauer, former State Veterinarian and technical writer for the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, was recognized with the OVMA's highest honor, Veterinarian of the Year.

COLUMBUS, OHIO — MARCH 1, 2012 — Former State Veterinarian David Glauer was recently recognized with the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association’s (OVMA) highest honor, the Veterinarian of the Year Award. This award, presented by OVMA’s outgoing President Dr. Linda Lord, recognizes one individual for outstanding contributions, dedication and service to the veterinary profession, the community and the animal kingdom.

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OVMA recognizes Winsley, Shriver, Washington for contributions to veterinary medicine


Bill Winsley, former executive director of the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, was honored with the OVMA Special Achievement Award.

COLUMBUS, OHIO — MARCH 1, 2012 — Three local individuals were recognized by Ohio Veterinary Medical Association’s (OVMA) outgoing President Dr. Linda Lord for their contributions to veterinary medicine and the community during awards ceremonies at the annual Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC), Feb. 23-26.

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Zimmerman assumes position as president of state veterinary association

Passing of the Gavel

Outgoing OVMA President Dr. Linda Lord passes the gavel to incoming President Dr. Ryan Zimmerman at an awards ceremony held at the annual Midwest Veterinary Conference.

COLUMBUS, OHIO — MARCH 1, 2012 — Fremont veterinarian Ryan Zimmerman was recently elected to the position of President of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). At an awards ceremony at OVMA’s annual Midwest Veterinary Conference in late February, Dr. Zimmerman formally accepted the position from outgoing President Dr. Linda Lord of Columbus.

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OVMA’s Observer wins silver award in national media contest

The OVMA's newsletter, The Observer, has been given a Silver Award from Association TRENDS, which sponsors an annual media contest for associations across the country.

Bethesda, MD (Dec. 22, 2011) — The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association has been honored with a Silver Award in the Most Improved Magazine or Journal category of Association TRENDS’ 2011 All-Media Contest. It was one of more than 450 entries in the association publications contest.

“We are extremely pleased to be considered one of the country’s top association publications,” said Communications Director Krysten Pyles. “We have worked diligently to improve The Observerand it is a great honor to be recognized alongside so many respected state and national associations.”

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OVMA renews call for limitations on private ownership of dangerous animals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 19, 2011 – The unfortunate events involving the release of wild and dangerous animals in Muskingum County serves as a reminder that Ohio’s absence of meaningful regulation of exotic animals needs to be addressed in an appropriate and timely manner.

The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) supports legislative and regulatory efforts to restrict private ownership of indigenous and non-native wild animals that pose a significant risk to public health, domestic animal health or the ecosystem, as well as those species whose welfare is unacceptably compromised. The possession of exotic and dangerous animals by private individuals presents a clear risk to public safety, as well as unnecessarily compromising animal welfare.

Ohio’s veterinary community will continue to work with state entities to advance appropriate restrictions on exotic animal ownership in an expeditious manner.

 

About the OVMA

The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) is a non-profit organization providing services to its members in the areas of continuing education, advocacy on public policy matters, and access to variety of professional resources. The OVMA represents more than 2,400 veterinarians practicing in various fields and specialties. The OVMA’s principal purpose and mission is to foster life-long learning, stewardship, compassion and community in veterinary medicine. Learn more about the OVMA and access a wealth of animal health resources online at www.ohiovma.org.

OVMA tax workshop receives high ratings from attendees

Tax Workshop

OVMA received positive feedback from veterinarians and staff who attended the Sales & Use Tax Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, OVMA kicked off its fall continuing education program with the Sales & Use Tax Workshop. The course was designed to familiarize attendees with the new parameters of Ohio use tax enforcement, responsibility and amnesty.

A total of 77 veterinarians and staff members participated in the workshop. Attendees gave positive feedback on the course and presenter Justin Mohler of Watson & Associates, Inc., rating the workshop an average of 4.76 out of 5.

As a follow-up to the course, OVMA is working with the firm on a sales and use tax guidance document. The manual is currently in development. Check back to the OVMA site often for updates on an expected completion date. In the interim, members may direct their tax-related questions to the OVMA at 800.662.6862 or ohiovma@ohiovma.org.

OVMA announces fall education programs

OVMA Fall CE

Don't miss out on OVMA's fall CE programs!

The OVMA has just announced its Fall Education Program lineup, which will kick off on Sept. 28. Courses will cover Ohio sales and use tax regulations, professional use of social media, how to develop an effective veterinary team, and OSHA and record keeping.

Both OVMA Members, their staffs and non-members are welcome to attend, but due to space restrictions, interested individuals are encouraged to register early for the following courses:

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