The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Animal Health Technology/Veterinary Technician Program Accreditation Committee (AHTVTPAC) is conducting a survey to help inform the future education of technicians/technologists in Canada. We are asking for your assistance in completing the survey and in distributing it widely across your network.
You can click here to access the survey. You will have until October 6 to complete the survey.
Hello MVMA Members,
We would like to remind members about the telemedicine program.
On February 4, 2022, the MVMA adopted a new by-law to allow for a VCPR to be established without a hands-on examination of an animal or without visiting the premises where the animal is kept in limited circumstances.
To be clear, the MVMA Telemedicine Permit only applies to Telemedicine files.
Telemedicine files: Patient files where a VCPR is established without a hands-on examination of an animal and/or visiting the premises where the animal is kept. This applies to both new and existing patients where there has not been a hands-on examination of an animal and/or visiting the premises where the animal is kept within the last 12 months.
More information about the program can be found here.
The Canadian Animal Blood Bank’s first charity golf tournament was a resounding success due to the generous contributions from these Manitoba veterinary clinics. CABB could not have achieved the $18,100.00 raised to carry on our mission, without their support! Together, we save dogs’ lives!! Thank you!
Thank you to the Assiniboine Park Zoo, Dr. Charlene Berkvens and Dr. Andrea Nace and their team for hosting the 2023 DVM Student Summer Day at the Zoo!
DVM students were treated to a wonderful day at the zoo with a behind the scenes tour of the polar bear exhibit and veterinary facilities, as well as hearing about zoo practice and the ways in which private practitioners and government veterinarians often engage in zoo practice.
Also a shout out to our volunteers, Dr. Mackenzie Marks, MVMA President, Dr. Glen Duizer, MVMA Council Member, Dr. Morgan Wawryk, MVMA Council Member, Dr. Chris Bell, CVMA Past President, and Dr. Kris Torske, CVMA Representative for engaging with DVM students and introducing them to the veterinary community in Manitoba.
Please help us spread the word through social media and clinic communications (email newsletters, bulletin boards, etc). Manitoba Agriculture’s poultry and swine specialists, as well as extension veterinarian, are hosting two in-person small holder nutrition seminars in July and August. The free evening events will cover various aspects of animal nutrition and feeding for swine and poultry raised in small-scale settings. Event details and registration links are below and the PDF poster can also be shared.
July 26, 2023 – 6:30-8:30pm – Neepawa Public Library – Neepawa, MB
August 3, 2023 – 6:30-8:30pm – Mennonite Heritage Village – Steinbach, MB
You can download a poster for the event here.
The Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association regrets to report the passing of Dr. Martha Jo (MJ) Willard. The MVMA offers condolences to family, friends, and close colleagues of Dr. Martha Jo (MJ) Willard. More information can be located here.
The MVMA reminds members of the services offered by Homewood Health.
Take a moment and catch up on the latest news from Veterinary Diagnostic Services (VDS). The quarterly VDS newsletter, VDS Lab Notes, highlights cases from our provincial veterinary laboratory, as well as other activities from the Animal Health and Welfare Branch.
The June newsletter is now available online and can be found at the following link. Past issues of VDS Lab Notes can also be found on the VDS website. Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have interesting topics ideas and pictures from Manitoba veterinary experiences or livestock production.
We just wanted to let everyone know that after 30 years of coming to Winnipeg to do veterinary ophthalmology consults, Dr Grahn has finally decided to officially retire.
His last 2 clinics will be July 12-14th and August 24-26th.
We want to thank you all for your continued referrals and support.
We want to thank Dr Grahn for always being there for our amazing clients whether he was here in Winnipeg or in Saskatoon. He was an awesome boss and we will miss seeing him every month.
Please watch for our email introducing the new ophthalmologist who will be taking over for Dr Grahn and permanently located in Winnipeg.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com.
Cathy and Cheryl