October 2021 NewsBytes

Monthly e-news of the MDVMA

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Possible Regulation Changes

Your Input is Requested

The State Board of Veterinary Examiners is considering changes and clarifications to Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 15.14.01 - Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and COMAR 15.14.10 & .16 – Continuing Education. These suggested changes have NOT been submitted for formal approval. Instead, the Board is sharing this draft with veterinarians, RVTs and other stakeholders ahead of formal submission in order to obtain as much constructive input as



Click here for more information and to review the draft.


MDVMA Members Help Create Network of Support

for Veterinary Students


Students, alumni, and veterinarians from around Virginia came together for Mentor Day 2021 in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.


Current students paired with mentors in the industry to seek advice and support in completing veterinary school, seeking job opportunities, and learning best practices.


See video of the event.


Ensure the Future of Veterinary Medicine in Maryland


MDVMA's Career Center allows employers and job seekers to post and review positions online.


Members receive an automatic discount when creating an account. The career center is free for job seekers.


Prices vary for employers posting an ad based on choices made including how long the ad runs.


January 19, 2022

Western Maryland VMA Meeting

Dutch's Daughter, Frederick @ 6:30 PM


March 31 - April 1, 2022

Mid-Atlantic Bovine Conference

Location TBD

June 23-25, 2022

Oceans of Opportunity

MDVMA Annual Summer Conference

June 23 - 25, 2022

Ocean City, MD

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Members enjoying an evening of networking and friendly competition at

Topgolf in Germantown

sponsored by

Corporate/Industry Partners interested in hosting an event

should contact Marisa Francis at mfrancis@mdvma.org for more information.



September 2021 New Members

Hanna Ruark, Student

University of Prince Edward Island

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
  • Finance Committee - NEW!

Questions? Contact Marisa at mfrancis@mdvma.org for more information.

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

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