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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...

Spring Is the Time To Administer EEE and WNV Vaccines

By Julie McGwin, DVM, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Division of Animal HealthSpring means warmer weather, which in turn brings mosquitoes. With mosquitoes come diseases that can affect both humans and animals.Eastern Equine...

Legislation To Repeal Personal Property Tax Reintroduced

By Attorneys Jordan Lamb and Wes Webendorfer, DeWitt LLPThe WVMA, along with numerous business and professional associations, has advocated for years to eliminate the personal property tax because it is unfair, restrains private sector growth and results in...

Clinics Need Candidates and Students Need Experience

By Jo-ell Carson, Executive Director, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical AssociationIt seems we have a disconnect between those looking to hire and those trying to find a job. The good news is, we are setting up a way to connect you this summer. The Shallow Recruitment...

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...

WLIC Launches Animal Disease Traceability Video

By Allison Hahn, Communications & Administrative Manager, Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium The Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) is debuting a video highlighting the importance of animal disease traceability and the use of...

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Dr. Douglas Kratt Assumes Role of AVMA President

Dr. Douglas Kratt, of Onalaska, Wisconsin, assumed the role of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) president during the AVMA House of Delegates meeting on July 31. The meeting was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Kratt ran on the platform of...

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Farewell

By Kim Brown Pokorny, Executive Director, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association WVMA Membership: On August 5, after 12 years as your executive director, I will walk out of the WVMA office for the last time. I have decided to go back to my agriculture...

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Coronavirus Vaccine, CoroFlu, in Testing Phase

By Eric Hamilton, University Communications, University of Wisconsin-Madison An international collaboration between virologists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the vaccine companies FluGen and Bharat Biotech has begun the development and testing...

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Reflecting on My WVMA Executive Board Term

By Michelle Hintz, WVMA Student Representative When reflecting back on the last three years of my veterinary education, the first thought that comes to mind is, “Where did the time go?” It’s hard to believe all that has happened in the last few years and the...

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Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Update

By the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Division of Animal Health With the growing threat of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is recommending that shelters and...

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