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The AVMA celebrates the varied and vital work of veterinary technicians during National Veterinary Technician Week (Oct. 13-19) (SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) October 11, 2019—In all of her preparation and education to become a veterinary technician, Allyne Moon knew her career would include working on all kinds of animals, from dogs to cats to gulls to goats. But testifying in court? “Not in a million years,” she laughed. But as medical team lead for a municipal shelter in California, Moon was asked to do just that. By documenting evidence and presenting it before a judge,...

State Urges Marylanders to take Precautions to Protect Livestock, Pets, and Humans ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 7, 2018) – A National Veterinary Services Laboratory test has confirmed the presence of the Haemaphysalis longicornis tick, also known as the East Asian tick, the longhorned tick, and the bush tick, in Maryland. This is the first confirmed sighting of this tick species in the state. The longhorned tick was found on a white-tailed deer in Washington County and was confirmed on Friday, July 27. The state’s Departments of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources are working...

The Maryland Veterinary Foundation grants educational scholarships to deserving Maryland residents pursuing all levels of veterinary medical education. With the high cost of veterinary medical education, the need for such scholarships has never been greater. The Maryland Veterinary Foundation, through the generosity of its many donors, provides needed financial assistance to students preparing themselves to join the veterinary profession. Download The 2018 Program (and paper registration) GOLFERS Register By 9/1 • Foursome $500 • Individual $175 • Young Graduate* $125 *Must have graduated from vet school within the past 7 years • Luncheon and Auction Only $...

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