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OVMA establishes program to benefit students

5 for 5 for the FutureAs part of its growing student outreach efforts, the OVMA recently created 5 for 5 for the Future, an initiative aimed at raising money for student scholarships and programs.

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.


Did you purchase SCAVMA merchandise at the 2011 MVC?

At the 2011 Midwest Veterinary Conference, The Ohio State University Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) conducted a merchandise sale. SCAVMA’s credit card machine was used for electronic transactions and an error occurred at the close of the sale. All transactions performed on Feb. 25, 2011, were never processed.

After working with the club’s credit card company, SCAVMA has corrected the issue and is now able to re-enter these failed charges. If you participated in the club’s sale and used a credit card to pay for your merchandise, please be advised that a transaction will be posted within a few days. SCAVMA would like to emphasize that your personal information has in no way been compromised.

SCAVMA would like to apologize for this error, as well as the delay in resolving this issue. Any questions or concerns may be directed to SCAVMA’s president, Randy Bond ( SCAVMA sincerely thanks you for your understanding, and, on behalf of all student clubs at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, thanks you for supporting our clubs by participating in our merchandise sales.

Dr. Lord assumes position as president of state veterinary association

New OVMA President Dr. Linda Lord (left) thanks Immediate Past President Dr. Jason Johnston, right, for his service.

COLUMBUS, OHIO — MARCH 15, 2011 — Columbus veterinarian Linda Lord 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. Lord formally accepted the position from the previous president, Dr. Jason Johnston of Troy.

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OVMA recognizes recognizes Forshey, Kukor, Cornely for contributions to veterinary medicine

COLUMBUS, OHIO — MARCH 4, 2011 — Three local individuals were recognized by OVMA President Dr. Jason Johnston for their contributions to the veterinary community during awards ceremonies at the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association’s (OVMA) annual Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC), Feb. 24—27.

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Sales tax workshop added to MVC program

Few issues generate more questions and confusion in veterinary practices than those relating to the proper collection and payment of Ohio sales tax. Which products in a veterinary facility are taxable? What about prescription versus over-the-counter drugs? How does the resale exemption work?

On Thursday, Feb. 24, (1:30 to 3 p.m.) John Trippier and Steve Russell of the Ohio Department of Taxation’s Audit Division will present important information as well as answer your questions on the proper administration of sales tax in veterinary facilities.

While this workshop is offered at the Midwest Veterinary Conference, you do not have to be attending the MVC to participate, and there is no additional fee for OVMA members or individuals from their staff. This workshop is worth one hour of non-scientific CE credit.

Please register for this workshop online. The deadline to register for this program is Feb. 18.

Join the OVMA for our annual MVC Preview Lunch tomorrow at noon

Students, learn more about one of the nation’s LARGEST vet conferences, the Midwest Veterinary Conference, and how you can be a part of making it great. Join OVMA for the MVC Preview Lunch TOMORROW at noon on campus! The OVMA will bring registration programs and lots of information on how students can attend the event for FREE and what volunteering opportunities are available.

When: Thursday, Jan. 13, noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium
Cost: FREE!

Students introduced to veterinary medicine at Veterinary Exploration Conference

Being a veterinarian is about more than caring for cats and dogs. Did you know that there are specialties in veterinary medicine just as there are in human medicine? The Veterinary Exploration Conference (formerly known as the Pre-Veterinary Medicine Conference) will introduce attendees to the vast range of opportunities available when considering a career in veterinary medicine. The Veterinary Exploration Conference is open to undergraduate college students, as well as high school juniors and seniors, who have an interest in exploring veterinary medicine.

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Wings, Tails & Scales: An Art Exhibition Celebrating Animals – Call for Artists

COLUMBUS, OH — DEC. 2, 2010 — “Wings, Tails & Scales: An Art Exhibition Celebrating Animals” is seeking entries for the annual all-media juried art exhibition to take place Feb. 24 to 27, 2011.

The exhibition, held in conjunction with the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association’s annual Midwest Veterinary Conference, is a fundraising event benefiting a different pair of charities each year. In 2011, The Wounded Warrior Project and the Josh Project at OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine will be given a portion of the proceeds.

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AABP selects two OSU students for national award

Two Ohio State bovine veterinary students were among the eight award winners from across the United States who received a special student recognition award sponsored by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. Brian Hartschuh and Elizabeth Homerosky each received $1,500 awards and an all-expenses-paid trip to the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) annual conference in Albuquerque in August.

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Veterinary license renewal and CE requirement

In January 2010, veterinarians will receive their biennial renewal application from the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board. (Veterinary licenses in Ohio renew in even numbered years, and technician registration occurs in odd numbered years). The license renewal and accompanying fee of $155 is due by March 1. Those in academia or with a government diagnostic laboratory who have obtained a limited license will not renew until later (July 1).

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