As a bonus to its Student Members, OVMA recently held a contest for a free hands-on lab registration to the 2012 Midwest Veterinary Conference. The following Student Members were drawn to attend these labs free of charge:
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Ohio’s livestock care rules will become effective today when Department of Agriculture Director James Zehringer signs off on them at a special ceremony in Fort Recovery. The establishment of these comprehensive livestock care standards was required by Ohio’s constitution following the passage of State Issue 2 in 2009.
The OVMA invites all Student Members to apply for the second annual Leadership in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship, established to acknowledge and advance the importance of organized veterinary medicine at all stages of a veterinarian’s career.
The scholarship, a $500 award paid directly to OSU’s office of Fees and Deposits, is only available to current OSU College of Veterinary Medicine students in good academic standing who are also Student Members of the OVMA.
To learn more and to apply for the 2011 award, please visit the Student Section of the OVMA website. The deadline for application is Oct. 3, 2011.
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2011 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced to the public that veterinarians who are currently accredited in the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) may continue to perform accredited duties and may elect to continue to participate in the NVAP until Oct. 1, 2011.
A recently publicized case allowed a taxpayer to deduct her out-of-pocket costs incurred in caring for fostered animals as a charitable contribution deduction (Van Dusen v. Commissioner, Dec. 58,642, 136 TC No. 25). The costs allowed by the court included veterinary care, pet supplies and household utilities. The court determined a portion of the claimed costs were indeed related to the taxpayer’s volunteer work with qualified section 501(c)(3) charitable organizations.
The initiative, approved by the OVMA Board of Directors at its June meeting, will set aside $5 from every Midwest Veterinary Conference registration for the next five years into a fund to support veterinary and technician student scholarships and programs.
The OVMA estimates that this program will raise $17,500 in revenue each year, for a total nearing $90,000 over the five-year period.
Federal legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives which would significantly impact prescribing practices of veterinarians. H.R. 1406, the Fairness to Pet Owners Act, was introduced by Rep. Jim Matheson (UT-2) and Rep. Lee Terry (NE-2) on April 6th and referred to the House’s Energy and Commerce Committee.
The following is the American Veterinary Medical Association’s response to undercover footage released by Mercy For Animals depicting abuse of farm animals at E6 Cattle Company in Hart, Texas.
April 28, 2011
It seems that every few months another undercover video is released by an animal rights organization showing abuse of animals on a farm or in a processing facility. Typically, when these abuses come to light, the AVMA condemns the behavior and encourages full prosecution of those responsible for the abuse. This is what we did following the release of the latest such video, which showed the horrifying abuse of calves at a cattle farm in Texas.
Following extensive public comment and a fair amount of controversy, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board has reinserted language in proposed veal standards to stipulate that after Dec. 31, 2017, calves which are housed individually must be able to turn around. Additionally, after Dec. 31, 2017, tethering of veal calves will only be allowed to restrain a calf for examination, transit, treatment or as an intervention for naval cross-sucking.
Would you like to be more involved in the Midwest Veterinary Conference? Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with experts in your field and maybe even meet with speakers one-on-one? Would you like to sit in on MVC wet labs? How about attend the Conference for free? Read on to find out how!
Become a Session Presider or Assistant
A Session Presider serves as an “ambassador” to one or more Speakers. Presiders introduce the speaker before the session. (Don’t worry, we will prepare a short speech for you!) In the event of a problem, Session Assistants help to locate appropriate staff to resolve A/V equipment or room issues. Together, Presiders and Assistants help make the session run smoothly by troubleshooting any issues so the Speaker can continue his or her presentation.
Take your Conference experience to the next level by becoming a Session Presider or Session Assistant. Volunteer three or more hours, and you can attend the MVC for FREE! (Plus, you can earn SCAVMA points!)
Volunteer your pet as a demonstration animal
If your cat or dog is well-behaved and sociable, consider volunteering him or her as a demonstration animal for one of the MVC’s wet labs. You will be able to attend the lab along with your pet and observe the lecture and demonstrations. Students who volunteer for a wet lab will receive free parking and an appreciation gift.