State Fair Birthing Pavilion

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    Share your expertise with the public as a Livestock Birthing Pavilion volunteer at the Nebraska State Fair.

    Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association members who volunteer to help with the Birthing Pavilion attend the Fair in Grand Island for free.

    If you would like to sign up to volunteer, get started by clicking here.

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    Share your expertise with the public as a Livestock Birthing Pavilion volunteer at the Nebraska State Fair.

    Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association members who volunteer to help with the Birthing Pavilion attend the Fair in Grand Island for free.

    If you would like to sign up to volunteer, get started by clicking here.


    Please Complete Health and Wellness Plan Questionnaire by July 1

    An online questionnaire is now available for those interested in the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association health and wellness plan. 

    Read the questionnaire instructions (click here) carefully and complete the questionnaire before July 1.

    Employees or staff who are interested also should complete the questionnaire.

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    Members current as of June 15, 2019 (that is tomorrow -- there is one day left), of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association are eligible for the new Association health and wellness insurance program.

    NVMA members and their employees will be able to enroll in the plan. 

    Click here for latest plan information.

    Click here to join the NVMA online.

    Click here to download a hard-copy membership registration form.

    Please share this post with people you know who should be members of the NVMA.


    Birthing Pavilion Volunteers Wanted

    Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association members who volunteer to help with the Livestock Birthing Pavilion attend the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island for free.

    If you would like to sign up to volunteer, get started by clicking here.

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    Members current as of June 15, 2019, of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association are eligible for the new Association health and wellness insurance program.

    NVMA members and their employees will be able to enroll in the plan. 

    Click here for latest plan information.

    Click here to join the NVMA online.

    Click here to download a hard-copy membership registration form.

    Please share this post with people you know who should be members of the NVMA.


    Insurance Program Info at Summer Meeting

    Kaw Valley Insurance representatives will be available at the NVMA Summer Meeting to discuss details of the NVMA's health and wellness program.

    The Summer Meeting is June 10 - 12, 2019 in historic Gering, Nebraska at the Gering Civic Center, 1050 M Street, Gering 69341 (308-436-6888 | 800-998-8921).

    Enjoy the Fun Day activities and enhance your career with CE offerings.

    Here's what you need to register:

    Summer Meeting Details

    Downloadable hard-copy registration materials

    Register Online


    Birthing Pavilion Volunteers Wanted

    Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association members who volunteer to help with the Livestock Birthing Pavilion attend the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island for free.

    If you would like to sign up to volunteer, get started by clicking here.

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    Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association members who volunteer to help with the Livestock Birthing Pavilion attend the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island for free.

    If you would like to sign up to volunteer, get started by clicking here.


    Register Now for the Summer Meeting

    The Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association Summer Meeting 2019 is June 10 - 12, 2019 in historic Gering, Nebraska at the Gering Civic Center, 1050 M Street, Gering 69341 (308-436-6888 | 800-998-8921).

    Enjoy the Fun Day activities and enhance your career with CE offerings.

    An early registration discount is in effect until May 17, so register now. Here's what you need to get that done:

    Summer Meeting Details

    Downloadable hard-copy registration materials

    Register Online

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    There are just 14 Nebraska State Fair Birthing Pavilion spots to fill. Please consider volunteering for this fun and rewarding activity. You even get to attend the State Fair free of charge. NVMA volunteer spots are open to veterinarians, technicians and veterinary students.

    Click here to sign up

    The dates run from Friday, August 24 to Monday, September 3. There are three shifts per day that run 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. A scrub top will be provided for you. The state fair will provide entry tickets for you and your family.

    Please contact Dr. Missy Lemons at 308-382-6330 or Crystal Lewandowski at 308-382-6330 if you have any additional questions. 

    Thank you in advance for your continued support of this public awareness event.

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    We have filled 56 of the Nebraska State Fair Birthing Pavilion volunteer spots -- and there are just 15 more to fill. Please consider volunteering for this fun and helpful activity. You even get to attend the State Fair free of charge. NVMA volunteer spots are open to veterinarians, technicians and veterinary students.

    Click here to sign up

    The dates run from Friday, August 24 to Monday, September 3. There are three shifts per day that run 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. A scrub top will be provided for you. The state fair will provide entry tickets for you and your family.

    Please contact Dr. Missy Lemons at 308-382-6330 or Crystal Lewandowski at 308-382-6330 if you have any additional questions. 

    Thank you in advance for your continued support of this public awareness event.


    Input Requested to Identify Food Animal Veterinary Shortage Areas in Nebraska

    The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is seeking any input you may have to assist us in identifying areas in the state that have a shortage of food animal veterinarians to adequately monitor and provide health care for livestock in adjoining counties with large numbers of cattle, pigs and other food animals.

    Our department is given the responsibility to identify these areas in order for them to become eligible as shortage areas for USDA’s Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP). The objective of this program is to provide incentives to recent veterinary school graduates or prospective graduates. The program offers financial assistance for incurred debt, in exchange for moving and practicing in an area that is in serious need of veterinary services, and where it has been difficult to recruit young veterinarians. In some cases, there may be several senior veterinarians who are on the verge of retiring, which will create a shortage of veterinary services in that area in the near future.

    Due to some date changes in the last couple of years, USDA has changed the window of time to gather information and submit shortage area nominations; that window has been significantly reduced, but needs to be completed by very early 2019. We need your input as soon as possible, as a large time investment is needed to prepare shortage submissions to USDA-NIFA before the nomination deadline. If you have any input on this matter please contact Steve Roth in the NDA office at steve.roth@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-6861. Steve works in the Ag Promotion and Development focus area and compiles all the information that will be submitted to USDA for approval. Please include contact information for Steve to follow up with inquiries.

    Thanks!

    Dennis A. Hughes, DVM

    Nebraska State Veterinarian/Nebraska Department of Agriculture

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    Attend the Nebraska State Fair free of charge and help out with the Livestock Birthing Pavilion. NVMA volunteer spots are open to veterinarians, technicians and veterinary students.

    Click here to sign up

    The dates run from Friday, August 24 to Monday, September 3. There are three shifts per day that run 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. A scrub top will be provided for you. The state fair will provide entry tickets for you and your family.

    Please contact Dr. Missy Lemons at 308-382-6330 or Crystal Lewandowski at 308-382-6330 if you have any additional questions. 

    Thank you in advance for your continued support of this public awareness event.

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    This question recently was posed to the AVMA Division of State Advocacy:

    Q. What do state practice acts permit pre-veterinary students to perform when they are getting their practice hours prior to admission to vet school?

    Here is the answer provided by the AVMA Division of State Advocacy:

    A. State practice acts do not reference pre-veterinary students; however, high school and college students are referenced in licensing applications and/or sections regarding licensing of veterinary technicians. Some definitions for veterinary assistants are broad enough to include pre-veterinary students working in veterinary clinics. Nearly every state requires veterinary technicians to take and pass a credentialing exam to ensure they have entry-level knowledge of the duties to be performed. AVMA’s scope of practice chart for veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants summarizes duties permitted by each position.

    According to the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), there are no uniform standards across the states. With respect to vet techs, some states require licensing while others barely have standards. NAVTA’s mantra is veterinarians diagnose, prescribe and perform surgery while vet techs do anything and everything else under the supervision of a veterinarian. Vet techs are educated to be the veterinarian’s lab technician, radiography technician, anesthetist, surgical technician and client educator. Vet-techs graduate from a two-year, AVMA-accredited program or from an AVMA-accredited B.S. program from a college or university.


    Nearly 50 Sign Up for Birthing Pavilion -- We Need About 22 More

    Nearly 50 members of the NVMA have volunteered to help at the Nebraska State Fair Livestock Birthing Pavilion, and we need about 22 more to sign up. When you come out to help, you also get to attend the State Fair free of charge. NVMA volunteer spots are open to veterinarians, technicians and veterinary students.

    Click here to sign up

    The dates run from Friday, August 24 to Monday, September 3. There are three shifts per day that run 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. A scrub top will be provided for you. The state fair will provide entry tickets for you and your family.

    Please contact Dr. Missy Lemons at 308-382-6330 or Crystal Lewandowski at 308-382-6330 if you have any additional questions. 

    Thank you in advance for your continued support of this public awareness event.

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    We have had a wonderful response so far in our call for volunteers for the Nebraska State Fair Livestock Birthing Pavilion. We have more spots to fill, so please help! NVMA volunteer spots are open to veterinarians, technicians and veterinary students.

    Click here to sign up

    The dates run from Friday, August 24 to Monday, September 3. There are three shifts per day that run 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. A scrub top will be provided for you. The state fair will provide entry tickets for you and your family.

    Please contact Dr. Missy Lemons at 308-382-6330 or Crystal Lewandowski at 308-382-6330 if you have any additional questions. 

    Thank you in advance for your continued support of this public awareness event.


    AVMA Launches Website for Veterinary Students, Early Professionals

    As part of its ongoing commitment to veterinarians at all stages of their careers, the AVMA has launched a new website to help guide veterinary students and early career veterinarians with the transition from veterinary school to their professional careers. MyVeterinaryLife.com was developed to gather, organize and share information and resources addressing the specific needs of students and early career veterinarians. Visitors to MyVeterinaryLife.com will find resources and tools to help develop their careers, maintain their wellbeing and manage the financial stresses of personal and professional life. Visit MyVeterinaryLife.com.

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    The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has released the first feline-specific anesthesia guidelines to the veterinary community, which are published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

    “By proactively developing an individualized anesthetic plan that considers the uniqueness of each feline patient and recognizing that ‘one size does not fit all,’ the experience for the cat can be improved and the outcome successful. It is our hope these guidelines will become the practice’s go-to resource and each team member will have a new awareness of all the tools and techniques available to them,” said the guidelines co-chairs. Read More


    Please Volunteer for the Livestock Birthing Pavilion

    Many thanks to those who already have volunteered for the Nebraska State Fair Livestock Birthing Pavilion. We have more spots to fill, so please help! NVMA volunteer spots are open to veterinarians, technicians and veterinary students.

    Click here to sign up

    The dates run from Friday, August 24 to Monday, September 3. There are three shifts per day that run 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. A scrub top will be provided for you. The state fair will provide entry tickets for you and your family.

    Please contact Dr. Missy Lemons at 308-382-6330 or Crystal Lewandowski at 308-382-6330 if you have any additional questions. 

    Thank you in advance for your continued support of this public awareness event.

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    The online AVMA Animal Health Studies Database lists 371 studies for companion and agricultural animals in 17 fields of veterinary medicine, and the AVMA has enhanced the interface and is looking at ways to raise public awareness. Participating in veterinary clinical trials is a boon to animal and human health, says Dr. Sue VandeWoude, who serves on the AVMA Council on Research and as associate dean for research at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. READ MORE


    Please Volunteer for the Livestock Birthing Pavilion

    We have filled eight shifts for the Nebraska State Fair Livestock Birthing Pavilion -- and we have more spots to fill, so please volunteer! NVMA volunteer spots are open to veterinarians, technicians and veterinary students.

    Click here to sign up

    The dates run from Friday, August 24 to Monday, September 3. There are three shifts per day that run 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. A scrub top will be provided for you. The state fair will provide entry tickets for you and your family.

    Please contact Dr. Missy Lemons at 308-382-6330 or Crystal Lewandowski at 308-382-6330 if you have any additional questions. 

    Thank you in advance for your continued support of this public awareness event.

     

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    Repost from the AVMA State News Bulletin

    In 2017, at least 10 states proposed modifying their prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and five successfully enacted new PDMP laws. We’ve also seen 78 opioid-related bills introduced and seven regulations this session. Twenty-six bills have become law and two regulations have been finalized.

    As the opioid epidemic continues, PDMPs, prescription limitations and continuing education requirements related to opioids have become more commonplace. But policymakers remain active in trying to find ways to address the misuse and diversion of these products.

    A new law in Arizona now requires veterinarians to report, within 48 hours, clients they suspect are trying to obtain controlled substances with an intent other than to treat the animal patient. Legislation in Minnesota would have required the person buying the controlled substance to present a valid photo identification but allowed for the veterinarian to forgo this requirement if they knew the person. A bill in Connecticut would have stipulated when veterinarians could prescribe and dispense controlled substances to themselves and members of their immediate family and extended family. And one bill in California would require a prescription to include a description of the diagnosis, the condition for which the prescription was issued and directions for use, all to be provided to the state’s Department of Justice. Another would require reporting details such as why additional prescriptions were needed and which other medications were considered.

    States are also establishing drug takeback programs for the safe and secure collection and disposal of unwanted medications. A law was enacted in Washington state this spring while California and New York both considered such provisions. There is not currently a push for veterinarians to administer drug takeback programs, but veterinarians should be familiar with ways clients can appropriately dispose of controlled substances.

    Resources you can use:

    AVMA Disposal of Unwanted Medications

    FDA Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know


    Just Three Birthing Pavilion Volunteer Spots Left

    Just three volunteer spots are left for us to completely cover every shift at the Nebraska State Fair Birthing Pavilion. Please consider volunteering for this fun and rewarding activity. You even get to attend the State Fair free of charge. NVMA volunteer spots are open to veterinarians, technicians and veterinary students.

    Click here to sign up

    The dates run from Friday, August 24 to Monday, September 3. There are three shifts per day that run 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. A scrub top will be provided for you. The state fair will provide entry tickets for you and your family.

    Please contact Dr. Missy Lemons at 308-382-6330 or Crystal Lewandowski at 308-382-6330 if you have any additional questions. 

    Thank you in advance for your continued support of this public awareness event.

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    MANHATTAN, KANSAS -- Dr. Michael Moore, Surprise, Arizona, has been selected by the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine for its 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award. This award was presented during the Alumni Awards Brunch at the Alumni Reunion Weekend on June 2. Dr. Moore (photo) is a former President of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association. Read the full story about his recognition in the latest issue of the NVMA's quarterly newsletter, Veterinary Views.


    Volunteer Now for the Livestock Birthing Pavilion

    The NVMA is looking for volunteers to help in the Birthing Pavilion at the Nebraska State Fair. This is open to veterinarians, technicians and veterinary students.

    Click here to sign up

    The dates run from Friday, August 24 to Monday, September 3. There are three shifts per day that run 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. A scrub top will be provided for you. The state fair will provide entry tickets for you and your family.

    Please contact Dr. Missy Lemons at 308-382-6330 or Crystal Lewandowski at 308-382-6330 if you have any additional questions. 

    Thank you in advance for your continued support of this public awareness event.


    VHMA and ACT Collaborate to Offer the First Veterinary Management Specific Course: Becoming A Training Expert

    ALACHUA, FLORIDA ---The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) and ACT Online Training have partnered to offer the industry’s only veterinary specific course on training. Becoming A Training Expert is designed to increase employee efficiency, improve employee morale and retention and streamline training costs. Upon completion participants will receive a VHMA approved certificate in veterinary practice training and facilitation.

    The Course

    Become A Training Expert, a VHMA certificate course, is a critical resource for developing the entire veterinary team. The course focuses on training methods, practical techniques and the application of adult learning principles and outlines a step-by-step formula that participants can follow to implement comprehensive ongoing training that will energize and inspire the veterinary team.

    The course provides a host of tools and resources including 10 powerful modules, more than 50 videos, worksheets, interactive activities and a manager’s toolkit. Participants receive 16 hours of CE and three-month access to ACT Online Training.

    Facilitated by Julie Poncier, CVPM, a veterinary practice management consultant with more than 20 years of experience in the veterinary industry, Poncier targets leadership development, veterinary team training and improving the work environment to ensure the success of the practice.

    For a limited time the course is available for the introductory price of $699 (regular rate is $999) and includes 3-month access to ACT Online Training.

    Click here for more information or to register

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    The NVMA is looking for volunteers to help in the Birthing Pavilion at the Nebraska State Fair. This is open to veterinarians, technicians and veterinary students.

    Click here to sign up

    The dates run from Friday, August 24 to Monday, September 3. There are three shifts per day that run 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. A scrub top will be provided for you. The state fair will provide entry tickets for you and your family.

    Please contact Dr. Missy Lemons at 308-382-6330 or Crystal Lewandowski at 308-382-6330 if you have any additional questions. 

    Thank you in advance for your continued support of this public awareness event.


    SVMBS Continues to Evolve

    Clayton Kelling, DVM, PhD, writes in the current issue of the NVMA quarterly newsletter Veterinary Views:

    The Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center had the opportunity to host the Summer NVMA Meeting, June 14-16, 2018. This meeting was a landmark event for our school that featured our new facilities. It was a great opportunity for NVMA members and our faculty to interact. We look forward to hosting future NVMA meetings.

    The School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences continues to evolve as changes occur in our faculty as a result of retirements and strategic recruitment of new faculty. Read the full SVMBS update in Veterinary Views.