CVMA Blog

09 Apr Colorado veterinary leaders approve statement supporting the socially conscious animal communities and opposing the no-kill movement in animal welfare

(Denver, CO) – In a unanimous move, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Board of Directors has approved a position statement supporting the socially conscious animal community movement and opposing the no-kill movement in animal welfare. The statement comes after a no-kill organization running an animal shelter in Pueblo relinquished its license amid a state investigation into shelter conditions and high number of animal deaths. “As veterinarians, we have a responsibility to prevent and relieve animal suffering,” said CVMA President Will French, DVM. “The idea of the no-kill movement is misleading, and...

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12 Mar Exploring Telehealth in Veterinary Medicine

  Anywhere you look, the buzz is all about virtual care as the "next big thing" in veterinary medicine. CVMA teamed up with CSU in 2018 to survey active pet owners regarding their attitudes toward virtual care. Download the telehealth survey results here: Veterinary Telehealth Survey Results 2018...

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18 Feb Denver area veterinarians partner with local shelters to provide adopted shelter pets health care after adoption

For many shelter pets, going home with their forever family is the first step in a bright new future. Now, Denver area veterinarians are teaming up with shelters to ensure these adopted shelter pets continue to receive lifelong care the moment they walk out the door. The partnership between Denver area veterinarians and Denver area shelters is facilitated by Connect for Care, a new program run by the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and designed to unify veterinarians, shelters, and pet owners all around the same common goal: Ensuring adopted shelter...

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01 Dec CVMA Welcomes New Communications & Marketing Director

CVMA is pleased to introduce our new Director of Communications and Marketing, Kate Wessels. A proud Colorado native, Kate is passionate about enhancing the lives of Colorado animals and the people who love and care for them. Kate grew up in Douglas County and has earned degrees from CU-Boulder, where she also sat on the CU-Boulder Alumni Association Board of Advisors. During her time at the university, she spent two semesters working with CVMA as our first-ever Communications intern. Kate later went on to join AAHA in a staff communications role, eventually...

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12 Sep President’s Letter to CVMA Members

September 12, 2018 Dear CVMA Members, For more than 20 years, PetAid Animal Hospital (formerly Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital) has provided veterinary care to underserved pets in the Denver metro community. You may know that in 2007, visionary CVMA leaders saw the value of providing veterinary care to pets of owners in financial distress. At that time, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation (CVMF) was created as the charitable arm of CVMA to take over the operation of Harrison Memorial Hospital and provide donor-supported veterinary care to income-qualified pet owners. In 2012, the...

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