December 2021 NewsBytes

Monthly e-news of the MDVMA

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The Maryland Veterinarian

Winter 2021 Issue


Happy Starts Here

Anorexia and Snuffles: Basic Rabbit Care

Minimally Invasive Approach to Tracheal Diseases


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January 19, 2022

Western Maryland VMA Meeting

Dutch's Daughter, Frederick @ 6:30 PM

Sponsored by Idexx

Veterinarians Only - RSVP

January 20, 2022

Veterinary Virtual Career Fair

11:00am - 2:00pm

Employers - Register Here

Job Seekers - Register Here

March 31 - April 1, 2022

Mid-Atlantic Bovine Conference

Ramada Plaza, Hagerstown, MD

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June 23-25, 2022

Oceans of Opportunity

MDVMA Annual Summer Conference

June 23 - 25, 2022

Ocean City, MD

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Membership Committee Social Event

Members enjoying an evening of networking at Pooles Island Brewing Company in Middle River.


Thank you Boehringer-Ingelheim for hosting!

Corporate/Industry Partners interested in hosting a social event

should contact Marisa Francis at for more information.

Seeking Committee Volunteers

Get Involved!  Make a Difference!


The Board of Directors is welcoming new members to join one of the associations committees.

  • Membership Committee
  • College Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Public Relations Committee

Questions? Contact Ashley at for more information.

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MDVMA lobbyist, Moira Moynihan Cyphers, has been named one of The Daily Record's 2021 Leading Women!


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November 2021 New Members

Bradley Price - Veterinarian

Valerie Hayden - Technician

Darbi Jones - Student

Naomi Kass - Student

Jessica Manion - Student






Dr. Jean Towsend of Lutherville passed on October 8, 2021.


Dr. Towsend's work was instrumental in saving hundreds of cats through her TNR programs.


Donations in her name can be made to the Maryland Feline Society in Lutherville.


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, Immediate 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

Maryland Veterinary Medical Association

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