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September Reconnect in Green Bay 

One Event, Two Panels  Join the WVMA on Wednesday, September 14, from 3:30-8:30 p.m., as we Reconnect the Vets at The Automobile Gallery in Green Bay. The gallery provides a beautiful backdrop of interesting automobiles that...

Contributing to the Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Efforts 

Debra Hamelback, Executive Director, Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association  Up to 10.5 inches of rain fell on eastern Kentucky in just 48 hours at the end of July, causing significant flooding that imperiled hundreds of people, homes, farms, and animals. The...

UW School of Veterinary Medicine Hosts Regional Summit Promoting Diversity and Inclusion 

By Britta Wellenstein, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine  The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (UW SVM) hosted the Iverson Bell Midwest Regional Diversity Summit in May, the first site to hold the event,...

 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...

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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Wisconsin Approves RHDV2 Vaccine

By the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Division of Animal Health Wisconsin veterinarians can now offer the Medgene Labs vaccine for rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2), thanks to authorization by the Wisconsin Department of...

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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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