September 2021 NewsBytes

Monthly e-news of the MDVMA

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MDVMA President Welcomes DVM Class of 2025


On August 20, the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine DVM Class of 2025 capped off the final day of orientation with the annual White Coat Ceremony.  MDVMA President, Dr. David Handel attended the event.


VMCVM's newest veterinary students received their stethoscopes, co-sponsored by MDVMA, their official lab coats, and a welcome to the profession from the VMCVM Alumni Society, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, and Dr. Handel on behalf of MDVMA.


See all photos from the ceremony.


In Case You Missed It!

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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Click HERE to download the PDF version


PVMA’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.


September 17-18, 2021

VMCVM Connect 2021

Mentor Program, Career Mixer & Match,

Reunion, Continuing Education


September 23, 2021

Elanco Networking Event at Topgolf

20201 Century Blvd.

Germantown, MD 20874

Info and RSVP

October 2, 2021

VMCVM Building Bridges

Virtual Job & Externship Fair


October 3, 2021

Veterinary Point of Care Ultrasound for Everyday Practice

Harford County Humane Society

2208 Connolly Rd.

Fallston, MD


June 28-30, 2022

Oceans of Opportunity

MDVMA Annual Summer Conference

June 23 - 25, 2022

Ocean City, MD

Save to Calendar

Ensure the Future of Veterinary Medicine in Maryland


New Members August 2021



Dr. Lisa Beagan

Annapolis, MD


Dr. K. Ivan Cunningham

La Plata, MD


Dr. Charla Smith

Gwynn Oak, MD



Maya Sullivan

Ross University School of Vet Med


Gabrielle Turner

Virginia-Maryland College of Vet Med




Survey Requests

The Potomac Regional Veterinary Coping, Resilience and Challenges (CRC) survey, aims to assess the stressors veterinarians are experiencing during COVID-19, understand coping and supports, and to disseminate resource information. 


CLICK HERE to access the survey.      


Deadline Tuesday, September 7 at midnight.

DVM/MPH student at the University of Illinois is seeking the help of clinical veterinarians with a survey she is conducting titled "A National Survey of Licensed Clinical Veterinarians on Current Zoonotic Disease Practice and Prevention"


CLICK HERE to access the survey.

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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.

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