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OAHF golf tournament raises nearly $7,000

Fore Animals Classic

Drs. Ryan Zimmerman, OVMA President, (left) and Gary Thompson joined OAHF for a round of golf on Sept. 12.

Fore Animals Classic

OVMA Immediate Past President Dr. Linda Lord scored the longest drive among the women players.

Wednesday marked the fifth annual Ohio Animal Health Foundation’s Fore Animals Classic. Fifty-six players joined OAHF at Bent Tree Golf Club in Sunbury, raising nearly $7,000 for animal-related projects and research.

Congratulations to our prize winners at the 2012 Fore Animals Classic:

  • First place team – Foresight Veterinary Services
  • Second place team – Knapp Veterinary Hospital
  • Third place team – Tharp Animal Health Care Center
  • Long drive women – Linda Lord
  • Long drive men – Ryan Ballard
  • Proximity – Joe Shaw
  • Longest putt – Brad Wentz

Thank you to all of our sponsors:

  • Summit County VMA
  • MedVet
  • Alterra Real Estate
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
  • Summit County VMA
  • The Cat Company
  • Hummel Pet Crematory
  • Kate Raymond & Michelle Krocker
  • Dr. Dave Bauman
  • Tharp Animal Health Care Center
  • Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
  • Southgate Veterinary Clinic
  • Gateway Animal Clinic
  • Animal Care Hospital of Reynoldsburg
  • Knapp Veterinary Hospital
  • MWI
  • Elanco
  • Horizon Animal Hospital
  • Geo. Fern Co.
  • Spectrum Surgical
  • Arlington Bank
  • Beau Townsend Ford
  • Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • Dr. Len Tinney
  • Foresight Veterinary Services

Prize Donations Provided by:

  • Golf Galaxy
  • Hyatt Columbus
  • Hampton Inn Columbus
  • The Cleveland Browns
  • Geo. Fern Co.
  • OVMA

OVMA affected by recent severe weather

As a result of the weekend’s severe weather, the OVMA office is without Internet access and air conditioning. As such, please be aware that we may be operating under shortened hours until these issues are resolved. Until then, we will have limited access to email but will do our best to respond in a timely fashion. If you need immediate assistance, you may contact  us by phone at 614.486.7253; if we are unavailable, please leave a message and we will respond as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience as we work toward resolving these issues.

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.