August 2021 NewsBytes

Monthly e-news of the MDVMA

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Board of Directors News

At the June 22 Board of Directors meeting, officers wore sworn in by AVMA President at the time, Dr. Douglas Kratt.  Effective July 1, 2021, Dr. David Handel of Kentlands Veterinary Hospital in Gaithersburg assumed the role of MDVMA President.


Meet your 2021-2022 Board of Directors.


Recently, the MDVMA membership voted to approve amendments to the association's Constitution and Bylaws with the purpose of clarifying nomenclature, process and/or procedure, and address constituent associations.  Constituent Associations, commonly referred to as county VMA's, were eliminated from the constitution and replaced with regional delegates.


View the revised Constitution and Bylaws

View the MDVMA Board of Directors Regional Map.

The Maryland Veterinarian

Summer 2021 Issue

2020-2021 MDVMA Membership Awards

Pharmacy Headaches: Part 2

Is There a Trending Reluctance of Practice Ownership?

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August 29, 2021

Western MD VMA Annual Summer Picnic

Cunningham Falls State Park

Manor Area Pavillion
6709 Cunningham Falls Park Rd., Thurmont, MD
RSVP by Sunday, August 22

September 17-18, 2021

VMCVM Connect 2021

Mentor Program, Career Mixer & Match,

Reunion, Continuing Education


October 2, 2021

VMCVM Building Brindges

Virtual Job & Externship Fair


October 3, 2021

Ultrasound Wet Lab

Harford County, MD

June 28-30, 2022

MDVMA Annual Summer Conference

Ocean City, MD

Ensure the Future of Veterinary Medicine in Maryland


New Members July 2021

Dr. Michael Peters

Johnson-McKee Animal Hospital

Salisbury, MD


Industry News

MDVMA 2021-2022
Executive Officers

Dr. David Handel, President
Dr. Matthew Keats, President-Elect
Dr. Elizabeth Hepner, Vice President
Dr. Elizabeth Cottrell, Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Shadawn Salmond-Jimenez, Immed Past President
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

135 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.