CVMA Blog

04 Apr CVMA Member Dr. Melanie Marsden Wins AVMA Election!

CVMA is excited to announce that our own Dr. Melanie Marsden is the newly elected AVMA District 9 Representative!   The elections concluded on March 31 and results were announced on April 3. In this role, Dr. Marsden will represent AVMA members in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah.   Dr. Marsden is the owner of Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic in Colorado Springs. She has been an active member of CVMA for 20 years and currently serves as our AVMA Delegate. She is a past-president of CVMA and the Colorado Springs Area...

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26 Mar CVMA Fills New Position of Administrator of Governance Services and Programs

Please help CVMA welcome Leticia (Letty) Roady, our new Administrator of Governance Services and Programs. Letty comes to CVMA after serving seven years at DaVita, Inc. supporting Executives from the Information Technology, Risk and Litigation (Legal), and HIPAA (Legal) departments in a high level administrative role, and holds an International Facilities Management Association certification.   In this role, Letty will¬†oversee executive office matters such as elections, Board of Directors meetings, Community Outreach, and Return for Care. She will also support CVMA CEO, Diane Matt with scheduling, travel, and other executive projects.   Please feel...

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16 Mar Dr. Keith A. Roehr Honored at Western Veterinary Conference

State Veterinarian & CVMA member, Dr. Keith A. Roehr, has been selected by the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and its Veterinary Medical Alumni Association to receive a 2018 Alumni Recognition Award. The award was presented March 5 at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas and is in recognition of his career in veterinary medicine and for having served as an exemplary role model for future alumni in a professional and community setting.   Read the full press release from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University....

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16 Mar Rabies on the Rise in Colorado, Pet and Livestock Owners Cautioned About Rabies

The Colorado Department of Agriculture and Tri-County Health Department have confirmed that an alpaca in Douglas County has died due to a rabies infection. Pet owners are urged to check records to ensure rabies vaccinations are up-to-date. Livestock can also be infected with rabies and owners are encouraged to discuss the risk of rabies exposure with their local veterinarian.   Read the full press release from The Colorado Department of Agriculture....

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23 Feb Skunk Rabies Making Early Appearance in Colorado

During the first six weeks of this year, there were 12 skunks with confirmed rabies in Colorado. Skunk variant rabies is now endemic in all counties along the front range and in the eastern plains, including Denver. During the first two weeks of February, five skunks from Denver were laboratory confirmed as rabid. In addition to Denver, positive skunks were also submitted from Boulder (1), El Paso (5), and Larimer counties (1).   Maps of Denver and El Paso County Locations of Skunks   Now (before the spring increase in skunk activity) is a...

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