"Serving veterinarians for the benefit of animal and human health."
January 8, 2018
Happy New Year from the IVMA!

We look forward to serving our members in 2019!
Winter Conference Registration is Now Open
IVMA Winter Conference 2019

February 13-14

Prairie Meadows Conference Center, Altoona, IA

Registration is open! Three easy registration options:
1.   Look for the Winter Conference Registration Book in your mailbox soon and send in the enclosed registration form with a check;
2.   Call the IVMA office at 800-369-9564; or
3.   Register online at www.iowavma.org

Register today! Save $50 on registrations made before January 29!   

Remember to book your hotel rooms for Winter Conference!
It’s Iowa’s favorite place to stay! A reduced room rate (King & Double Queen Rooms $114/night ) is available at the Prairie Meadows Hotel for IVMA members during Winter Conference.

Winter Conference attendees may make hotel reservations by doing any of the following:
  1. Call 515.957.3000 & reference group block: Iowa Veterinary Medical Assn (IVMA)
  2. Go to the Prairie Meadows Hotel website www.prairiemeadows.com and use the group code: 02122019IAV
  3. Visit www.iowavma.org for a link to the Prairie Meadows hotel website.

The Hotel Cutoff Date is Friday, February 1
Save the Date to Advocate
Advocate for the veterinary profession at the 2019 IVMA Legislative Day on February 27 . Join with other IVMA members from around the state to represent the veterinary profession, deepen your understanding of the policy making process and help shape future legislation.

The day will begin with a breakfast and opening remarks at Embassy Suites Hotel in Des Moines. After breakfast the contingent will head to the Iowa State Capitol to meet with legislative leaders from the Iowa House and Senate.

Make plans now to attend the 2019 IVMA Legislative Day! There is no cost to attend and breakfast and lunch are provided for IVMA members and ISU CVM students. Register online at or call the IVMA office at 800-369-9564. 
Price Adjustment for PC Supplies
Due to a cost increase from the manufacturer, the cost of Bovine Preconditioning (PC) supplies will increase for 2019.

All profits from the sale of PC supplies is used to fund bovine research grants.

2019 PC Supplies Prices

Green/Gold Tags: $.25/each (up $.02 form 2018)
Box of 100 - $25
Case of 1000 - $250

Pliers - $25 each (up $1 from 2018)

Thank you for your support of the IVMA Bovine Preconditioning Program. More information about the program can be found on the IVMA website .
AAHA/AVMA Preventative Healthcare Guidelines Available
No need to reinvent the wheel! AAHA/AVMA Preventive Healthcare Guidelines for Dogs and Cats were created to provide an easy to implement list of protocols that help align the entire practice team. Complimented by a suite of comprehensive tools to help motivate your team, the guidelines are a must have for any practice looking to provide consistency and effectively communicate the value of preventive healthcare.

The 2-sided, single-page Guidelines document features an easy-to-use, checklist style format that offers information for either dogs or cats on:
  • Recommendations for frequency of visits
  • Subjective, objective, and assessment components for a health evaluation
  • Client communication and education plan

Click here to download your copy of AAHA/AVMA Preventive Healthcare Guidelines for Dogs and Cats and other helpful resources to help your team get started.
Volunteer Judges Needed for FFA
Each year, the Iowa FFA is grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who give their time and expertise to fulfill the FFA mission of making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. 

In preparation for the 2019 Iowa FFA cycle of events, the FFA is inviting you to serve as a judge for Career Development Events, National Chapter, and/or Proficiency award applications. 

Click on the blue links for more information about the awards. Click on the red links for the judging schedule and to sign up.

Feb. 16, FFA Enrichment Center Ankeny

April 15 or 16, State Leadership Conference, Scheman Building, ISU

Amy Ewing: amy.ewing@iowaffa.com  
ISU's Cardinal and Gold Gala to Follow IVMA Winter Conference
The 2019 IVMA Winter Conference will be held on February 13-14, 2019 at Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Altoona. The next day, February 15 at the same location is the annual Iowa State University Alumni Cardinal & Gold Gala . This event brings Cyclones everywhere together for a black-tie-optional affair celebrating Iowa State University and raising funds for first-generation student scholarships and student and alumni outreach programming.

Park your car once and stay at the Prairie Meadows hotel to enjoy both events! Make your reservations today and get excited for February!
For more information about the Cardinal & Gold Gala or to register, visit www.isualum.org or call 515-294-2584.

2019 Cardinal & Gold Gala
Friday, February 15 at 6 p.m. 
Prairie Meadows Casino & Hotel
Altoona, IA
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Iowa Veterinary Medical Association
1605 N. Ankeny Blvd Suite 110, Ankeny, IA 50023
515-965-9237 or 800-369-9564
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