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MVC introduces first-ever smartphone app

Whether you’re a seasoned MVC attendee or it’s your first time, the new Midwest Veterinary Conference mobile app is a handy tool that will help you navigate the fast lane at this year’s event!

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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 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.

Ohio Use Tax Amnesty Program to Begin Oct. 1; OVMA to host Sales & Use Tax Workshop

Beginning in October, the Ohio Department of Taxation will commence a legislative-mandated use tax amnesty program for Ohio businesses. Use tax is part of sales tax law and must be paid by consumers, including businesses when sales tax was never collected by the seller on a taxable purchase. Most are unaware of use tax liabilities and hence the upcoming amnesty opportunity.

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Call for Poster Abstracts: Shelter Animal Medicine & Care

Midwest Veterinary Conference :: Hosted by the Ohio Veterinary Medical AssociationThe Midwest Veterinary Conference invites abstracts for posters to be exhibited during its annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, to be held Feb. 23 to 26, 2012. All veterinarians, shelter medicine graduate students (present and former), and veterinary students interested in presenting current, relevant, and exciting information regarding shelter medicine are encouraged to participate.

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Visit the OVMA veterinary center at the State Fair

This calf was born at the 2010 Ohio State Fair.

The OVMA invites all Fair-goers to stop by the Veterinary Education & Birthing Center, located in the Wick Pavilion at the Ohio State Fair.

OVMA members and students will be on site to answer questions, and live demonstrations will be taking place Wednesday through Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visitors will even have a chance to witness a live birth.

Dr. Yardley of the Feeder Creek Veterinary Clinic will be tweeting live at the fair and posting pictures of the animals. Follow Feeder Creek on Twitter and stay tuned to the OVMA Twitter feed as well for updates.

OVMA member volunteers will once again offer live demos.

The fair runs through Sunday, Aug. 7. For more details, visit the Ohio State Fair website.

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.


Have you registered for Legislative Day?

If you have signed up for this year’s Legislative Day on May 11 but did not receive a confirmation, please contact Government Relations Director Michelle Holdgreve at 800.662.6862 or mrh@ohiovma.org.

If you have not yet signed up for Legislative Day, please fill out the online registration form or contact Michelle Holdgreve by April 30 to sign up for the event.

The 5th annual OVMA Legislative Day will take place on May 11, 2011, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt on Capitol Square (75 E. State St.) in Columbus. All OVMA members are encouraged to attend this free event.

OVMA Food Animal Externship introduces students to large animal medicine

For students studying veterinary medicine, the best way to learn is by firsthand experience. In an effort to encourage students who want to take their education to the next level, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association will provide a total of $10,000 in matching grant funds to veterinarians willing to introduce students to food animal medicine.

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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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