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January 7, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines and vaccinations

Updated January 6, 2021 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued emergency use authorizations (EUA) for the first COVID-19 vaccines in December 2020. Vaccines authorized for emergency use by the agency are those that, based on large clinical trials, have met standards of efficacy and...

January 5, 2021
Veterinarian Status as Vaccine Priority Group

Yesterday, January 4, a letter from MDVMA on behalf of its members was sent to the Governor and secretaries of the departments of agriculture and health requesting that veterinarians and veterinary team members be included and listed, after front-line health workers, for receiving the...

December 23, 2020
The Maryland Veterinarian – Winter Issue 2020

Winter Issue 2020 A Year Like No Other Looking Ahead to Legislative Session 2021 Technology and Tips for Staying Out of Trouble Making Your Practice More Cat Friendly Hormones and the Heart And More! Read Winter Issue...

December 22, 2020
COVID relief and spending bill address veterinary priorities

Congress has passed a fourth COVID-19 relief bill and a comprehensive spending package to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2021. These packages include many of AVMA’s top advocacy priorities, including fixing the unfavorable IRS tax treatment of expenses paid...

December 7, 2020
Industry News

AGNR Showcases Leadership and Innovation Across One Health UMD Researcher Receives NIH Funding to Develop a Novel Approach to Vaccination Check-in With New Owners to Prevent Surrenders The Ins and Outs of Severe Equine Asthma Moose Davis, Beloved Therapy Dog, Remembered for Exemplary Life...

December 7, 2020
Clinical Year Students

MDVMA members are encouraged to host students by sharing clerkship opportunities in their practice. VMCVM has many resources in place for students during COVID, including providing PPE to each student to take with them on their external experiences. In addition, students must complete a...

October 22, 2020
PDMP Registration Requirements and PDMP Access for Veterinarians with CDS Licenses

Dear Maryland Veterinarians, Thank you for your continued efforts to safely prescribe and dispense controlled dangerous substances (CDS) in Maryland while protecting and promoting animal health and welfare. This letter seeks to provide guidance regarding the registration and use of PDMP by veterinarians. Registration...

September 18, 2020
AVMA prepares response to FDA draft compounding guidance

Based on feedback from member veterinarians and other stakeholders, the AVMA has compiled a list of key points to share with the FDA in our formal comments on the proposed FDA Draft Guidance for Industry #256: Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Substances. The deadline for...

September 3, 2020
About Curbside Service

The Board office has received a number of complaints from consumers who do not like curbside service. You have probably heard the same complaints. We want to clarify the Board’s position. Although you are required to operate in a manner that adheres to the...

June 15, 2020
New webinar explains proposed rules on bulk compounding

An AVMA blog post (New webinar explains proposed rules on bulk compounding) relays information about a new on-demand webinar on AVMA Axon that shares more information about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Draft Guidance for Industry #256, which addresses veterinary drug compounding...