CVMA Blog

16 Jul CSU Launches Certificate in Spanish for Animal Health and Care

Colorado State University has launched a new undergraduate certificate in "Spanish for Animal Health and Care" to make sure students in veterinary and animal science fields are equipped to communicate after they graduate and begin working with Spanish speakers in a farm or ranch setting. The new certificate will be offered by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures beginning this fall, and will be available in an online-only format as well as in person. Read the full article in the CSU College of Liberal Arts Magazine....

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11 Jul New Feline Anesthesia Guidelines from AAFP

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) released new feline anesthesia guidelines to all members of the veterinary community. Published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, these are the first exclusive guidelines authored by an expert panel and endorsed by the International Society of Feline Medicine that aim to make anesthesia and sedation safer for feline patients. Read the full press release from AAFP and access the guidelines here....

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29 Jun CVMA Member Karen McCormick Wins Democratic Primary for 4th Congressional District

Retired CVMA member and Longmont veterinarian, Karen McCormick, won the Democratic primary for the 4th Congressional District of the United States Congress against Chase Kohne on June 26, 2018. The historically conservative 4th Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Ken Buck, who is running unopposed in the Republican primary. Read the full Times-Call article....

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11 Jun CVMA Welcomes Manager of Chapter Relations

The change to a chapter structure was an important step in the evolution of CVMA. Understanding that chapters want to become more active to engage members, we created a new staff position dedicated full time to helping our chapters operate and grow. We are pleased to announce that Ashley Larson has joined CVMA as our Manager of Chapter Relations!   A Colorado native, Ashley has spent the last 12 years working inside a veterinary hospital. She started at the front desk and then cross trained as an assistant, eventually becoming the practice...

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08 Jun Updated Continuing Education Information from SBVM

The State Board of Veterinary Medicine (SBVM) requires that veterinarians and academic veterinarians in Active status must complete at least 32 hours of continuing education every two years before a license can be renewed.   Board Policy Criteria for Continuing Education was updated on December 14, 2017 and streamlines the process for continuing education approval. The new policy contains criteria for courses automatically approved by the Board. Courses meeting this criteria no longer need to be reviewed and approved by the Board.   Read the full statement from the SBVM, including Frequently Asked Questions...

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