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Dr. Sarah Novak Nominated for WVMA President-Elect

Dr. Sarah Novak, of Stevens Point, has been nominated for WVMA president-elect. A 2006 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Novak began her career at Stevens Point Animal Hospital, which was founded by her father in 1981. She...

Second In-Person Member Event Scheduled for August 24 in Fox Cities

Take in continuing education (CE) in style at a unique, beautiful setting with wine, beer and hors d' oeuvres. Join the WVMA on August 24 from 5-8 p.m. at our second in-person Reconnect the Vets event at Whistler's Knoll Vineyard in Hortonville – just 20minutes from...

Hope Lockstaedt Wins Wisconsin FFA Veterinary Science Proficiency Award

Hope Lockstaedt of the Slinger FFA Chapter was named the winner of the 2021 Wisconsin FFA Veterinary Science Proficiency Award during the State FFA Convention in Madison in July. The WVMA sponsored the award. Lockstaedt’s veterinary science Supervised Agricultural...

Small Animal Stewardship Posters Available

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has small animal stewardship posters available for veterinarians to post in their clinics. The posters promote the use of antibiotics only when needed. The following posters are available: PAWS FOR A SECOND. Are antibiotics...

A One-Health Approach to Antimicrobial Usage

By DeAnna Theiss, DVM, MPH Born and raised in Wisconsin, Dr. Theiss completed her bachelor of science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. After moving to Colorado and working as a veterinary nurse for over 10 years, she returned to Wisconsin to...

SVM Breaks Ground on Building Expansion

By Meghan Lepisto, Publications and Media Relations Manager, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine The University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UW SVM) broke ground on its long-anticipated building expansion on June 18. The enhanced...

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Summer Henschel Elected to WVMA Executive Board

Summer Henschel, a University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UW SVM) student, was elected by her peers to serve a two-year term on the WVMA Executive Board. Henschel, of Chilton, Wisconsin, attended UW-Madison as an undergraduate, earning a B.S. in dairy...

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Joint Finance Committee Supports Position for VEB

By Attorney Jordan Lamb, DeWitt LLP The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is one step closer to having a full-time staff position for the Veterinary Examining Board (VEB). On June 2, the Joint Finance Committee approved omnibus...

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Don’t Underestimate the Importance of References

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of References

Five Tips for Writing an Effective Letter of RecommendationBy Rebecca Johnson, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVAA, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and Keith Poulsen, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Director, Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic LaboratoryHas an aspiring...

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Reflecting on My WVMA Executive Board Term

Reflecting on My WVMA Executive Board Term

By Jon Young, WVMA Student RepresentativeServing on the WVMA Executive Board has been a terrific honor. Over the past two years, I have seen the attention to detail, care and creativity it takes to steer the veterinary medical profession into the future. Seeing as it...

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Dog Sellers’ Licensing Fees Under Review

By Dr. Yvonne Bellay, Animal Welfare Programs Manager, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer ProtectionLicense and reinspection fees for dog sellers and dog facility operators are under review. The Dog Sellers and Facilities Program is currently...

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Reconnect Our Vets

By Jo-ell Carson, Executive Director, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical AssociationWe miss seeing our members, and we know you miss each other. We hear it often.“I feel disconnected.”“The mental health in our clinic is strained.”Many of you have expressed a need to connect...

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VEB Forms Telehealth Advisory Committee

By Attorney Jordan Lamb, DeWitt LLP In January, the Wisconsin Veterinary Examining Board (VEB) formalized the 13 members of its new Telehealth Advisory Committee. The Committee will assist the VEB with evaluating and developing a recommendation for a Wisconsin...

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