CVMA Blog

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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22 May Updated Veterinary Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing Policy

On Monday, May 21, Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 18-22 Clinical Practice for Opioid Prescribing. The bill went into effect immediately upon the Governor's signature. This new state law limits the number of opioid pills a healthcare provider can prescribe and affects physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, and veterinarians.   Veterinarians are unique in their prescribing because they may also be dispensing the prescribed medication. If prescribing a controlled substance using their DEA number, veterinarians are required to register and maintain an account...

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