February 2022 NewsBytes

Monthly e-news of the MDVMA

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MDVMA Summer Conference

Oceans of Opportunity


June 23-25, 2022 - Ocean City, MD


18 hours CE credit available, 5 tracks:

Small Animal
Large Animal
Veterinary Technology
Practice Management


Details and registration are coming soon!



At the Clarion Resort Fontainbleau Hotel by calling 1-800-638-2100


Be sure to mention Maryland Veterinary Medical Association to receive the discounted rate.

Discounted rooms are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis until May 20, 2022.


Defend your right to exercise professional judgment.


Your elected officials WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU regarding HB 22 / SB 67 because they directly impact the ability of a veterinarian to practice with discretion and in the interests of their patient and client



Talking points to assist you

  • Maryland's veterinarians believe that AVMA's policy on declawing is the correct approach.
  • Maryland's state licensing board already ensures our practices are appropriately regulated and holds veterinarians accountable
  • As written, this legislation undermines the validity of the veterinary-client-patient relationship
  • It takes education, collaboration, and patience to pass meaningful and effective legislation to ensure a happy and healthy community.

How to Find Your Representatives

  1. Click the following link: Find My Representatives
  2. Select Lookup.
  3. Type your street address and zip code
  4. Click Find

It takes 10 minutes to call and/or email your representatives. 

Time is running out.  Do it today!


Seeking Committee Volunteers

Get Involved!  Make a Difference!


The Board of Directors is welcoming new members to join one of the association's committees.

  • Membership Committee
  • College Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Continuing Education

Learn about MDVMA volunteer opportunities. 


In Case You Missed it...

The Maryland Veterinarian

Winter Issue


Happy Starts Here

Anorexia and Snuffles: Basic Rabbit Care

Minimally Invasive Approach to Tracheal Diseases


Click the image to read the online version

Click HERE to download the PDF version


February 24, 2022

Nosh & Know

7:30 PM

Limited to the first 20 MDVMA veterinarian members

Information and Registration

March 31 - April 1, 2022

Mid-Atlantic Bovine Conference

Ramada Plaza, Hagerstown, MD

Registration is Open!

June 23-25, 2022

Oceans of Opportunity

MDVMA Annual Summer Conference

Ocean City, MD

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Ensure the Future of Veterinary Medicine in Maryland


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January 2022 New Members

Estelle Ward - Veterinarian

Alexandra Yerkes - Veterinarian

Sarah Anderson - Student


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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