Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association

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 Dr. Meg Mueller Nominated for WVMA President-Elect 

Dr. Meg Mueller, DVM  Dr. Meg Mueller, of Brackett, Wisconsin, has been nominated for WVMA president-elect.  A 2010 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mueller practices mixed animal medicine at Osseo-Augusta Veterinary...

DHS Announces New Tick Identification Service

By Xia Lee, PhD, Public Health Entomologist, and Rachel Klos, DVM, MPH, Vectorborne Disease Epidemiologist, WI Dept. of Health Services  The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Vectorborne Diseases Program is excited to announce a new DHS Tick...

Find Ways to Fully Utilize CVTs in Your Practice

By Sabrina Freter, CVT, Veterinary Technician Program Director, Madison College  I started my career in a progressive equine referral hospital soon after graduating from Madison College. The board-certified surgeons within the practice effectively utilized each team...

Abigail Schmoldt Wins Wisconsin FFA Proficiency Award

Abigail Schmoldt of the Slinger FFA Chapter was selected as the winner of the 2022 Veterinary Science Proficiency Award during the State FFA Convention held in Madison in June. The WVMA sponsored the award. Schmoldt’s veterinary science Supervised Agricultural...

Ashley Oppermann Elected to WVMA Executive Board

Ashley Oppermann, a University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UW SVM) Class of 2025 student, was elected by her peers to serve a two-year term on the WVMA Executive Board. Oppermann completed her undergraduate work at UW-Parkside, earning a bachelor’s...

DHS Announces New Tick Identification Service

By Xia Lee, PhD, Public Health Entomologist, and Rachel Klos, DVM, MPH, Vectorborne Disease Epidemiologist, WI Dept. of Health Services  The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Vectorborne Diseases Program is excited to announce a new DHS Tick...

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Ashley Oppermann Elected to WVMA Executive Board

Ashley Oppermann, a University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UW SVM) Class of 2025 student, was elected by her peers to serve a two-year term on the WVMA Executive Board. Oppermann completed her undergraduate work at UW-Parkside, earning a bachelor’s...

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Class of 2023 Recognized at Blue Coat Ceremony

The annual Blue Coat Ceremony was back inside for the first time since 2019, as COVID-19 restrictions kept groups from gathering indoors the past two years. Held in Union South’s Varsity Hall on April 10, family, friends and School of Veterinary Medicine faculty...

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Save the Dates for 2022 WVMA Outdoor Events

The WVMA is bringing back Reconnect the Vets events in 2022! Feedback from the 2021 events was very positive, letting us know you are again looking for opportunities to come together in safe, outdoor settings this year. Five Events Planned Around the State Five...

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Try LifeCoach on for Size

By Jo-ell Carson, Executive Director, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association Those who choose to work in the veterinary profession are some of life’s biggest cheerleaders. You are often the first to mentor a student. You take time to make sure new staff members feel...

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The Year of Connectivity

By Jo-ell Carson, Executive Director, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association Disconnected. This is a term we have been hearing often since the pandemic began. We hear it, but more than that, we feel it. In 2022, the WVMA will continue to find creative ways to give...

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Three New Leaders Join WVMA Executive Board

District 1: Peter Gaveras, DVM, MBA Dr. Peter Gaveras, of Wauwatosa, is a small animal veterinarian with Silver Spring Animal Wellness Center in Glendale, where his special interests include feline and internal medicine. Prior to joining the team in 2015, his career...

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WVMA Recognizes New Life Members

The WVMA is pleased to recognize 16 members who will attain life membership in 2022. Their dedication to the veterinary medical profession and commitment to organized veterinary medicine has not gone unnoticed. New WVMA life members include: Larry Bender, DVM, of...

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Support the VetMed PAC!

By Attorney Jordan Lamb, DeWitt LLP As we gear up for the 2022 elections, the WVMA urges members to support the VetMed PAC, our state political action committee. Supporting candidates for state legislative office is part of the WVMA advocacy program. Many critical...

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Presidential Term Filled With Rewarding Experiences

By Dr. Tom Bach, Past President, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association When I made the decision to pursue the board presidency of the WVMA, there was a part of me thinking, “What have I just done?!” My kids were out of the house, my wife and I were traveling more...

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