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High Path Avian Influenza Is Now in Wisconsin

By the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Division of Animal Health Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continues to pose a threat to the poultry industry globally. Outbreaks have been found in wild and domestic poultry...

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...

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...

Free Peer-to-Peer Learning With Veterinary Mastermind

Applications are now being accepted for 2022 Veterinary Mastermind sessions slated to be held in June, August and November. Take advantage of this free personal and professional growth opportunity. The Veterinary Mastermind program is designed to reinvigorate...

Tokyo Olympics Offers Rare Opportunity for Wisconsin Veterinarian

By Alisyn Amant, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary MedicineWVMA member Dr. Lisa Borzynski was given the opportunity of a lifetime in July 2021 when she traveled to Tokyo, Japan, as a Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) veterinarian for the Tokyo...

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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