"Serving veterinarians for the benefit of animal and human health"
August 7, 2018
In This Issue
Dates to Remember
September 12
IVMA Sports & Field Day

September 19
IVMA Executive Board Meeting

September 20-21
IVMA Annual Meeting

For more information on any of these events visit www.iowavma.org.

Dr. Dan Grooms Named ISU CVM Dean
Dr. Dan Grooms, professor and chair of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University, has been appointed the next Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of the  College of Veterinary Medicine  at Iowa State University. He will begin Oct. 1.

Dr. Grooms, an expert in bovine infectious diseases, earned a bachelor's degree in animal science from Cornell University and two degrees from The Ohio State University - a veterinary medicine degree and a Ph.D. in veterinary preventive medicine. He joined Michigan State in 1997 and was promoted to his present position in 2014.

Dr. Grooms also holds board certification from the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, with specialty in veterinary virology; is a former president of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners; and has served on the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture's Committee on Animal Health
Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 Certification Offered
Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) at Iowa State University is offering Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 advisor certification opportunities, including a newly scheduled session for Monday, Sept. 10. This is an all-day session and passage of an exam at the end of the session is required for certification.

The session will be held at the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center on the Iowa State campus in Ames. 

The application deadline is Aug. 31 or when the 30-person maximum is reached. Those who qualify and are interested in the program should download the application form from the IPIC website, then complete and submit it soon. 

The Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine has approved seven hours of CE credit for the session.
New at IVMA Annual Meeting! IVMA / ISU CVM Job Fair

Plan Now to Attend IVMA Iowa State Football Tailgate
Join the IVMA on Saturday, September 22 for a tailgate before the Iowa State vs. Akron football game. Plan on joining other IVMA Cyclone fans for pregame burgers, brats and beverages. All IVMA members, their guests and ISU veterinary students are invited!

This is the day after the IVMA Annual Meeting, so plan on staying in Ames for all of the festivities! Make your hotel reservations now!

ISU vs. Akron IVMA Tailgate
Saturday, September 22
Time TBD (3 hours before kickoff)
Tent #13 - North of Jack Trice Stadium in Tent Row (Cardinal and Gold striped tents down center of parking lot)

Tickets for the ISU vs. Akron football game are available at www.cyclones.com .

Thank you to our tailgate sponsors!

Save BI Box Tops to Fund Scholarships for ISU CVM Students
For the 5th year, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is offering Future Service Scholarships to support future cattle veterinarians graduating from the Iowa State University (ISU) College of Veterinary Medicine.

BI formed an alliance with the IVMA Foundation to offer this unique scholarship to graduating seniors at ISU. The final amount of the scholarship is determined by BI veterinarian and producer customers submitting box tops from Pyramid® 5 and Pyramid® 5 + Presponse® SQ product boxes.

BI will donate the following to fund the Future Service Scholarships. The donation is doubled for producers and veterinarians who participate in the Iowa Green and Gold Tag Preconditioning Program (see information below).

* $2.50 per 100 doses of PYRAMID 5 + PRESPONSE SQ
* $1.25 per 100 doses of PYRAMID 5

From now through Dec. 31, 2018, producers and veterinarians throughout Iowa are encouraged to help fund the scholarship by clipping their box tops. Producers should forward their box tops to their veterinary clinics. Clinics then work with their BI sales representatives to submit to:
Boehringer Ingelheim
c/o Shanya Hunter
3902 Gene Field Road
St. Joseph, MO 64506

Thank you for supporting the IVMA Foundation and future Iowa veterinarians!

IVMA Sports and Field Day

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