CVMA Blog

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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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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