Maryland Veterinary Medical Association
May 2021 NewsBytes
MDVMA's monthly e-news

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2021 DVM Commencement Ceremony
MDVMA President Participates in Commencement Ceremony

Virginia Tech hosted 16 in-person ceremonies from May 10 through May 16. MDVMA President, Dr. Shadawn Salmond-Jimenez was invited to welcome the 128 graduates to the veterinary profession.

Maryland General Assembly
End of Session Legislative Report

Maryland’s 90-day legislative session began with a lot of uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our presiding officers, Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones worked all interim on health and safety protocols, incredible technology upgrades and some significant tweaks to the legislative process. Aside from the legislators, press, and a few select staff, the State House complex was closed to lobbyists, advocates, and the general public. Going virtual meant that Compass lobbyists and clients zoomed in to testify in bill hearings, attend work sessions, and meet with legislators.

MDVF is Recruiting Members to Serve
The Maryland Veterinary Foundation is seeking current MDVMA members who bring life experience, diverse outlooks, and a passion for giving to join the Board of Trustees.

MDVF Trustees are stewards of the foundation's assets. Responsibilities include a clear understanding of the foundation's mission, active participation in meetings and fundraising events, and monitoring of investment performance and activities to ensure appropriate and demonstrable impact.

Want to make a difference in the lives of Maryland's future veterinarians? Contact Marisa Francis at
Currently accepting articles for the Summer 2021 Issue

Small Animal | Large Animal | Equine | Exotic | Specialty
Surgery | Practice Management | Financial Planning
Veterinarian Technology | Health and Wellness

Submission deadline is July 12.
Relief Veterinarians

MDVMA Members in good standing that offer veterinary relief services will be added to a list that is made available to members.

Click HERE to complete the form.
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More than 130 Years of Service

Since 1886, the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MDVMA) has protected the interests of veterinarians in Maryland. MDVMA is the only statewide professional membership association dedicated exclusively to the profession of veterinary medicine and the interests of the veterinary team.

2020-2021 Executive Officers
Dr. Shadawn Salmond-Jimenez, President
Dr. David Handel, President-Elect
Dr. Matthew Keats, Vice President
Dr. Elizabeth Cottrell, Secretary/Treasurer

Dr. Andrew O'Carroll, AVMA Delegate
Dr. Jenny Krueger, AVMA Alt Delegate
Dr. Robert Silcox, Director at Large
Dr. Richard Street, III, Director at Large