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OVMA speaks out against governor’s plan to tax veterinary services

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – MARCH 6, 2013 – In response to the new state budget bill, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) Executive Director Jack Advent will testify today against the addition of a sales tax to veterinary services. Previously exempt, veterinarians, along with many other service providers, now face charging sales tax to their clients if the bill passes.

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Haines steps up as president of Ohio VMA; former Public Health Veterinarian honored

Dr. Patricia Haines accepts the gavel of the OVMA president from Dr. Ryan Zimmerman

Dr. Patricia Haines accepts the gavel of the OVMA president from Dr. Ryan Zimmerman

COLUMBUS, OHIO — MARCH 6, 2013 — Dr. Patricia Haines 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 (MVC) in February, Dr. Haines formally accepted the position from outgoing President Dr. Ryan Zimmerman of Fremont.

“I am honored to represent the veterinarians of Ohio as President of the OVMA,” Dr. Haines said. “Our profession will be continually called upon to provide leadership and education in the care and treatment of all animals. We must provide responses that are reasoned and responsible to encourage resolution, not conflict.”

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Celebrate National Pet Wellness Month by taking your pet to the vet

October is National Pet Wellness Month — a reminder to ensure your pet's health by taking him to the vet!

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Speak Up for Your Pet by Taking Them to the Vet!

Pets, just like people, need regular physical check-ups from their doctor. Your veterinarian is an expert on pet wellness and disease prevention. October is National Pet Wellness Month, a perfect time to ensure your pet’s health by talking to your veterinarian about regular exams, disease prevention and pet health insurance.

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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 Leadership Institute accepting applications for 2011-12 class

If you graduated from veterinary school in the past 15 years and are interested in sharpening your leadership skills, the OVMA Leadership Institute invites you to apply for this year’s class.

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World Veterinary Day celebrates vets’ contributions to animals, people, society

World Vet Day Logo COLUMBUS, OHIO — APRIL 25, 2011 — This Saturday, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) will join the global veterinary community in celebrating World Veterinary Day. Observed annually on the last Saturday in April, this year’s event is aimed at raising awareness of rabies prevention and control.

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