IVMA
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"Serving veterinarians for the benefit of animal and human health."
November 27, 2018
DEAN GROOMS VISITS IVMA OFFICE
Dr. Dan Grooms, the new Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine visited the IVMA office on Monday, Nov 26.

Dean Grooms was introduced to the IVMA Legislative Chair, Dr. Ken May and the IVMA's lobbyists. They discussed how the ISU CVM and the IVMA could collaborate to promote the veterinary profession in Iowa.

Pictured with Dr. Grooms are IVMA Executive Director, Dr. Randy Wheeler and Chair of the IVMA Legislative Committee, Dr. Ken May (standing left to right).
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. 
HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR IVMA MEMBERSHIP?
If you haven't had time to renew your IVMA membership, you will receive a second notice in the mail this week.

Retain your IVMA benefits and continue to support the veterinary profession in Iowa by renewing your IVMA membership today!
 
There are three easy ways to renew!
  1. Send in the renewal notice you received in the mail with a check to pay your dues.
  2. Log-in to www.iowavma.org and follow the on-line instructions. You may choose to pay with a credit card.
  3. Call the IVMA office at 800-369-9564. We can take your credit card information over the phone.

Thank you for supporting the veterinary profession in Iowa!
PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR STAFF FROM RABIES
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Rabies exposure is an occupational hazard for the veterinary health care team, and preventive measures are necessary to protect personnel. Pre-exposure rabies vaccination provides additional protection for at-risk veterinarians, vet techs and other staff but does not replace good preventive measures such as personal protective equipment and safe animal- and specimen-handling procedures. To help keep you and your staff safe, the AVMA has gathered resources on the benefits and requirements of pre-exposure rabies vaccination and titers, as well as benefits provided by AVMA's insurance trust, AVMA Life. View AVMA's resources on rabies pre-exposure vaccination and titers for veterinarians.
BOVINE EMBRYO TRANSFER TRAINING OFFERED
The Iowa State University Embryo Transfer Program is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for bovine practitioners to learn or to improve their embryo transfer skills during the 2018 ISU-BETTR Short Course.

December 17-20th, 2018 at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

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AABP OFFERING PRACTICE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS FOR RECENT GRADUATE FOOD ANIMAL VETERINARIANS
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) is accepting applications for a two-year series of practice management workshops for recently graduated rural veterinarians. The workshops are tailored for recent veterinary graduates who are looking to buy/build a practice, those needing help understanding practice finances, and those needing more instruction on human resources management.

An application process will determine participants’ eligibility for this free training. Successful applicants will receive a $900 stipend to attend the training in St. Louis.

Find a detailed description and outline of the program, as well as an application on the AABP's website . The application period is from October 1 through December 15, 2018.  
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BOVINE PRECONDITIONING RESEARCH FUNDS AVAILABLE
The Iowa Veterinary Medical Association announces the availability of grant(s) supporting clinical research in beef cattle. 
 
Proposals should be aimed at providing practical solutions veterinarians can utilize in beef production environments. Funding for this support is provided by the IVMA Bovine Committee from proceeds of the Iowa Green/Gold Tag Preconditioning Program. The IVMA is encouraging proposals from private practitioners and collaborative research projects between University faculty and private practitioners.
 
The guidelines for the grant proposals can be found on the IVMA website .
 
Proposals must be received by IVMA office by Close of Business December 3, 2018 and may be sent via email to ivma@iowavma.org or mailed to 1605 North Ankeny Blvd, Suite 110, Ankeny, IA 50023.
 
Questions may be addressed to Dr. Randy Wheeler at rwheeler@iowavma.org  or 800-369-9564.
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