PVMA's weekly e-news: Week of July 10-16, 2020
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We've gone virtual! It's the same great education we have always offered, and you will have full access to all the sessions, all from the comfort of your home or office!  And the good news...it's even more affordable!

Registration includes:
  • Access to a full Virtual Exhibit Hall with chances to win prizes
  • Access to 12 hours of LIVE continuing education (CE) lectures - PLUS full access to all of KVC’s RECORDED CE lectures in our Education Center for the rest of the year. That's a total of 72 hours of CE!
  • An Exhibitor Promo Box mailed to your house (Available to the first 400 attendees)
  • Tons of tracks to choose from
  • Access to PVMA's Virtual Hall of Fame Awards
  • Access to PVMA's Virtual Annual Membership Meeting
  • Access to networking meeting rooms to engage with peers
  • Online lecture notes

So don't let the dog days of summer pass you by without getting 72 hours of continuing education (CE) for one low price! Check out our affordable prices!
Questions? Contact Membership@PaVMA.org and we can assist you!
Be sure to check your inboxes soon to cast your votes for the 2020 Election of PVMA Board and Trustees.
Employment Spotlight
We are currently searching for doctors and have sign-on bonuses available in some locations! We believe that together we can practice quality medicine and make a difference in the lives of pets and their families. As a doctor in our hospitals, you will serve as the face of our veterinary practice in the community.

Some benefits include: eligibility to enroll in the Veterinarian Student Debt Relief Program, personal development plans designed to define your career goals, and Optimum Wellness Plans for up to three pets.

Please contact Kristina.Holmes@Banfield.com for more information and details!

St. Francis Animal Hospital is looking for a veterinarian to join their hospital. Salary range is $90,000 to $160,000. Great Work Environment! New Graduates Encouraged to Apply! New 5300 sq ft facility. St. Francis Animal Hospital in beautiful Lancaster County, PA. Email resume & cover letter:  information@StFrancisVet.com or call717.684.3870 and ask for Roxanne; or send to St. Francis Animal Hospital, 308 Primrose Ln, Mountville, PA 17554.

  • Competitive pay and benefits including medical, dental, vision and 401K
  • Life insurance and CE allowance
  • Paid DEA, state licensing fees and student debt refinancing options
  • Local level client decision making with the support of a community of hospitals
  • Pathways for career advancement

“When I found out that the clinic where I loved working was being sold to NVA two years ago, I was worried about what would happen. It turns out I needn’t have worried! Our clinic has maintained the same culture and level of medicine we had as a private practice with the added benefit of having corporate resources through NVA. The company has invested in us as a clinic and me as a veterinarian. They care about the profession at large and have been very supportive of my work in the profession outside of the clinic with organized veterinary medicine and outreach to veterinary schools.”

Kate Boatright, VMD
Associate Veterinarian, NVA Butler Veterinary Associates and Emergency Center
Freelance Veterinary Writer and Speaker

Petco is seeking full-time and part-time veterinarians for our new full-service Vetco Total Care Hospital in State College, PA. Our full-time roles are eligible for up to a $20k SIGNING BONUS and we offer relocation assistance! Our general practice hospital is located inside of our Petco store. Practice quality medicine, your way! Some of our full-time benefits include generous PTO; $3,500 CE allowance; Paid DEA registration; and paid parental leave! Also seeking a Hospital Office Manager, CVTs ($1000 CE allowance) and Veterinary Assistants ($500 CE allowance) Email: veterinarycareers@petco.com.

Silent Auction
During the month of August, Animal Care PA , PVMA's charitable arm, will be hosting a silent auction and raffle. Help us reach our goal to raise $10,000 at this year’s Silent Auction.

Donations must be items that are easily shipped, such as:
  • Gift cards
  • Event tickets
  • Stays at vacation homes
  • Items from Amazon that can be directly shipped to winners

Due to Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board regulations, donations may not contain alcohol.
We introduced PVMA's new Education Center last week as a new benefit for our Members. This learning management system offers continuing education (CE) and professional development courses for FREE to all PVMA Members !

With PVMA's Education Center you can:
  • View a growing library of courses
  • Watch and replay courses on demand
  • Receive PVMA PA-state approved CE for eligible courses
  • Maintain your CE records
  • Evaluate and review speakers and courses
  • View on any monitor or smart device
  • Access using your PVMA website login

This course focuses on the veterinarian's view of heartworm resistance to macrocyclic lactones. You'll explore its history of, evidence surrounding and complexities behind the resistance. You will also review efficacy reports, understand contributing factors, weather conditions, and discover new dimensions to prevention, management, and treatment of heartworm.
This webinar provides 1 hour of Continuing Education Credit. 
Sunday, July 19
at 7:00 pm
PVMA Members:  FREE
(Be sure to be logged in to your PVMA account to access this complementary course)

Non-Member Support Staff:  $10

Non-Member Veterinarians:  $25
Sponsored by:

This webinar focuses on drug shortages and prescription management and the tools available to successfully address these challenges.
This webinar provides 1/2 hour of Continuing Education Credit. 
Watch on demand
PVMA Members:  FREE
(Be sure to be logged in to your PVMA account to access this complementary course)

Non-Member Support Staff:  $10

Non-Member Veterinarians:  $25
Sponsored by:
Other Educational Events

This continuing education training is geared towards large and small animal veterinarians. The course will cover 20 of the most frequently diagnosed diseases in PA (10 diseases covered in each session). The objective is to make general practitioners more familiar with poultry diseases so they can provide basic advice to local poultry owners. Attendees will also get information related to the link between human Salmonellosis and poultry.

To register, send an email to Amy Pyle at  alp3@psu.edu.
Friday, July 24
Sponsored by:
As of July 7, 2020, over 18,500 veterinary practices took Paycheck Protection Loans (PPP) to support their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is prohibiting PPP borrowers from claiming federal tax deductions that are normally fully deductible - including some rent and utility payments, and wages and benefits paid to employees - for forgivable expenses paid with PPP funds. If this isn't reversed, veterinary small business owners could face an unanticipated additional tax burden...
Do you have a story to tell about veterinary practice? Have you learned practice pearls or tips that you want to share with other professionals? We invite you to submit an article to PVMA’s Keystone Veterinarian Magazine (KVM)! 

KVM focuses on the entire team; that is the veterinarian, certified veterinary technician, veterinary assistant, practice/office manager, CEO, bookkeeper, administrative assistant, etc. Therefore, scientific veterinary practice, wellness, and business articles are welcome. Be sure to check out our  writer's guidelines  and  editorial calendar  before submitting.

Content Due Dates:
  • Volume 4, 2020: Content due August 9, 2020
  • Volume 1, 2021: Content due November 8, 2020
  • Volume 2, 2021: Content due February 7, 2021

We are continuing to work diligently to give you timely, accurate information during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. We urge you to frequently check our website, PaVMA.org/COVID-19 , as the information may change.
  • AVMA Provided Resources for Practicing During COVID
Animal Care PA, PVMA's charitable arm, wants YOU to take advantage of this program, as a PMVA member benefit! When a client comes in with a sick animal but does not have the means to pay for their care, you can submit a request for reimbursement through the TLC Program which provides veterinary care grants. The program does not cost anything for PVMA members. All you need to do is  enroll your practice !
Featured Membership Exclusive:
The Keystone Veterinarian is our quarterly magazine, keeping members informed on veterinary issues, upcoming events, legislative and regulatory news, and what's going on in PVMA and with fellow colleagues.

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