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  • 11/18/2020 1:40 PM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    As part of MVMA’s commitment to becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization, we are creating a committee to help direct and oversee some of this work. We are now accepting applications for the DEI Committee. Anyone interested should fill out the application by clicking here. MVMA is looking for members of this committee to possess the following criteria:

    • Has respect for diversity in all of its facets.
    • Committed to helping the MVMA serve and grow a diverse constituent base.
    • Has a willingness to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • Has an influential presence and can motivate others.
    • Understands the MVMA and the challenges associated with an increasingly diverse world.
    • Is committed to the values of equity and inclusion; to cultivating an inclusive association; and to removing barriers to membership.
    • Has a willingness to learn and grow in the area of diversity equity and inclusion.
    • A team player who seeks to develop solutions that benefit the MVMA.

    The MVMA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee will consist of 9-11 member veterinarians, as well as 5-6 additional non-voting members from various sectors of the community, unrelated to veterinary medicine. We will meet as many times as necessary to complete the work, but no less than every other month for the first year. The committee seats will offer one-, two- and three-year terms, with the goal of having about one-third of the committee rolling off each year. Members will be able to serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms. If you have any questions, please email us at mvma@michvma.org. We plan to have members selected by the end of 2020, with the first meeting of the DEI Committee taking place in January. Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 4.

  • 10/29/2020 3:36 PM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    Join us on Wednesday November 4, 2020 to welcome Elizabeth A. Rozanski, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC!

    Register Now!

    Dr. Rozanski will talk about Respiratory Diseases and will cover the following topics:

    • What is New in Respiratory Medicine: A case-based approach
    • The first 1 hour – Success in trauma patients.
    • The geriatric pet in the ER
    • Procedures you can do in Practice
    • Veterinary Jeopardy – Fun facts you should know

    Growing up outside of Chicago, near the Brookfield Zoo, Dr. Elizabeth "Liz" Rozanski developed a love for veterinary medicine from age five. As a member of the Foster Hospital for Small Animals’ Emergency and Critical Care team, she treats animals at one of the nation’s busiest academic emergency rooms. She is board-certified in both internal medicine and emergency and critical care.

    Dr. Rozanski graduated from the University of Illinois with her DVM degree. After completing a residency in Philadelphia, she was drawn to Tufts by the position’s combination of research, teaching, and service. She teaches toxicology and respiratory medicine throughout the four-year Cummings School DVM curriculum, and lectures in others. "I love the students," she says. "They are a continued source of inspiration and enthusiasm."

    She has also been involved in student efforts to provide free rabies vaccinations in low-income housing in the City of Worcester, serves as a faculty mentor for summer student research projects, has raised funds for the American Heart Association (with her dog, Brie, named after one of her favorite cases at the Foster Hospital) through the Central Massachusetts Heart Walk, and lectures often at continuing education and community events. She is also the past president of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society.

    Dr. Rozanski’s primary research interest is in respiratory function in small animals, and she recently co-authored, with the help of fellow faculty member Dr. John Rush, "A Color Handbook of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine" (Manson, 2007). She lives near the school’s Grafton campus with, as she notes, "a menagerie of pets—all rescues."


  • 10/06/2020 2:06 PM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    The 2020-2021 Small Animal Seminar Series (SAS) has finally arrived and this series is packed with quality CE for you and your staff. Topics include respiratory diseases, oncology, feline medicine, hospice/euthanasia, internal emergency medicine, and client interactions. Our expert speakers from around the country will provide 6 hours of CE during each seminar. That's a total of 36 hours of CE if you join us for the entire series! Click the "SPEAKERS & SESSION INFO" link below to learn more and register.  

    Click Here to Register for the Entire Small Animal Series

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    LIMITED TIME PROMOTION: Register the same person for all 6 seminars and SAVE $10 per seminar. That's a total savings of $60.00! The deadline to register for all 6 seminars is 5:00 pm, Tuesday, Nov 3. 2020. After that date, you may register for individual seminars at their specified rates. 

    LOCATION: Sessions will take place virtually and in-person. Each seminar below will indicate the location and additional details. All in-person seminars to be held at The Meeting Space, 4039 Legacy Pkwy, Lansing, MI 48911. Free parking will be available for all attendees. Our first two sessions will be virtual, with the plan to continue in-person events beginning in February. If that can’t be done, we will continue with a virtual format.

    REGISTRATION: Registration is now open and can be accessed by clicking the links below. The "ONLINE REGISTRATION" link below will direct you to the  seminar package promotion. If you would like to register for the individual sessions, please click the registration link under each speaker.  


  • 09/17/2020 1:45 PM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    THE NEW SERIES HAS ARRIVED! HOW MUCH WILL YOU SAVE?

    The 2020-2021 Small Animal Seminar Series (SAS) has finally arrived and this series is packed with quality CE for you and your staff—at the lowest prices ever. Now when you buy the entire series of six seminars, you’ll get them all for the low price of $899, but only until Oct. 2. After that, prices will increase, but you will still be able to save on individual seminars until Nov 3.

    Topics include respiratory diseases, oncology, feline medicine, hospice/euthanasia, internal emergency medicine, and client interactions. Our expert speakers from around the country will provide 6 hours of CE during each seminar. That's a total of 36 hours of CE if you join us for the entire series! 

    Our first two sessions will be virtual, with the plan to continue in-person events beginning in February. If that can’t be done, we will continue with a virtual format.

    Six sessions. Thirty-six hours. One low price. Have you registered yet?


  • 08/27/2020 3:28 PM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    What’s going on?  What is the current economics of the Veterinary Profession and how do we not only survive but thrive! 

    Presented by Mark Opperman, CVPM

    7:00 - 9:00 pm, Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    These are some interesting times we are living in. How is your practice doing during the Pandemic? How are practices responding to the challenges, get updated and see how your practice compares. Now more than ever you need to keep on top of your practices finances. Do you know how you stack up? Find out what numbers you should be looking at and what to do about them. Discover how doctor production comparisons can help your doctors practice better medicine and improve your revenue streams. Knowing which monthly numbers to look at will help empower you to steer your practice in the right direction.

    Register Now!

  • 07/14/2020 3:48 PM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    In any learning event MVMA schedules, the safety and well-being of our members, sponsors, staff, speakers and partners are our top priorities.  Our goal is to always produce quality CE that is timely and from expert speakers who can provide insight on the advancements in veterinary medicine. Due to recent upticks in COVID-19 cases and travel bans from businesses, universities and other institutions, we have made the difficult decision to make this year’s Great Lakes Veterinary Conference a fully virtual event. We are disappointed to not be gathering together on the island, but know you will be pleased with the program we put together. With our new conference format, you will have the freedom to view the seminars in the comfort of your own home, office or wherever you prefer.

    So, you probably have a couple of questions regarding the conference and your registration. We have many of those answers and are happy to assist you through this transition.

    CONFERENCE PRICING AND REGISTRATION – What you need to do

    We have slashed prices to make this more affordable for anyone who wants to attend. New pricing is available below. If you are currently registered for either the in-person or virtual event, we will send you a refund for the difference in price and keep your registration for the new event. You only need to contact us if you intend to cancel. All cancellation fees are waived for this year if you cancel by Friday, Aug. 7.

    REGISTRATION LEVELS

    GLVC – ONSITE

    GLVC – VIRTUAL

    SAVINGS

    MVMA Member Veterinarian

    $389

    $199

    $190

    All other Veterinarians

    $499

    $249

    $250

    MVMA Member Technician

    $259

    $149

    $110

    All other Technicians

    $289

    $179

    $110

    MVMA Member Hospital Staff

    $259

    $149

    $110

    All other Hospital Staff

    $289

    $179

    $110


    ROOM RESERVATION(S) – What you need to do

    Grand Hotel

    Option 1: Cancel your room and MVMA covers the room cancellation fee.

    Please note, you will have 7 days from the date you received this email to inform the Grand Hotel about your decision to keep your current reservation as-is, cancel the reservation, or find an alternate date to transfer your funds to. If you cancel, a full refund will be issued by the Grand Hotel. A fee associated with the cancellation will be billed to the MVMA. You must cancel your reservation within 7 days of receiving their email to qualify for this fee waiver. The Grand Hotel will bill the MVMA directly after the reservation has been canceled and no further action from you will be required.  

    Option 2: Keep your original reservation and enjoy the island.

    Option 3: The reservation may be moved to another time within the current season designated by the Grand Hotel. Please contact the Grand Hotel for the most up-to-date schedule on room availability. This request must be made before Wednesday, August 5.

    To contact the Grand Hotel about your reservation and the option you prefer, please call 1-800-334-7263 to speak with a reservation representative.  

    IF YOU HAVE ACCOMMODATIONS OTHER THAN THE GRAND HOTEL – What you need to do

    Option 1: Cancel your room and MVMA covers the room cancellation fee*.

    Please note, if you decide to cancel your reservation, the MVMA will cover the cancellation fee up to $50 per reservation. To qualify for this fee waiver, you must contact your hotel and cancel your reservation before your reservation can no longer be canceled for a full refund minus the cancellation fee. Please advise the hotel to send the MVMA an invoice for the amount of cancellation fee and our staff will process their request. Please advise the hotel to address the invoice to the following:  

    Michigan Veterinary Medical Association

    Attn: Sheri Fandel

    2144 Commons Parkway

    Okemos, MI 48864-3986

    Option 2: Keep your original reservation and enjoy the island.

    Option 3: If your hotel allows, you may be able to move the reservation to another date. Please contact your hotel to further discuss their policy on hotel reservations.

    GLVC SPEAKERS

    We have an exciting lineup of speakers for our virtual event who will bring you important and timely content, including two recent additions.

    Annette Petersen, Dr.Med.Vet., DACVD, Associate Professor, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

    Erica Noland, MS, DVM, DACVP, Academic Specialist, Anatomic Pathology, Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

    Your GLVC speakers also include:

    Melanie Goble, DVM, Vice President, Not One More Vet

    Daniel Langlois, BS, DVM, DACVIM, Assistant Professor, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

    Sarah L. Babcock, DVM, JD, President, Animal & Veterinary Legal Services, PLLC

    *Dr. Jim Noxon who was scheduled to present on the island is no longer able to participate.

    If you have any questions, regarding your registration, hotel options, or general conference questions, please feel to email mvma@michvma.org or call 517.347.4710. Our staff will be glad to assist you with any questions you have might have.

    Again, thank you for registering for the 2020 GLVC. We look forward to seeing you soon!


  • 06/15/2020 9:36 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    You provide the highest level of care for your patients. Are you offering the same level of retirement security to your employees? Smaller employers have faced a number of obstacles when it comes to offering their employees a retirement plan. Higher operation costs, numerous fiduciary responsibilities, payroll integration challenges—all with a limited human resources staff.

    This pandemic has had us all tightening our belts, looking for savings wherever we can find it. As your association, we’re always looking for ways to save you money or make your jobs easier. Recent legislation has made access to retirement plans easier than ever before for organizations like yours. Plus, you can save anywhere from 30-40% off your current retirement costs.

    View the introduction webinar exclusively for MVMA members where we discussed:

    • New legislation, and the impacts and opportunities it can have for small employees
    • Opportunities and challenges of new multiple employer plan (MEP) regulations
    • Ways to maximize access to increased small-employer pension plan startup tax credit

    View Now: https://michvma.org/MEP

  • 06/01/2020 8:53 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    The events of the past week have shown us it’s more important than ever to work to understand each other. But we can’t get there until we become aware of our unconscious bias.

    In this free webinar for members, Dr. Tonya Fountain will discuss:

    • Prejudice, bias and unconscious bias
    • Discuss origins and who is affected
    • Its impact on organizations and employees
    • Ways to address it and minimize its damage in the organization, on employees and on clients

    This open and candid conversation will help us to increase our level of understanding and awareness or workplace issues cause by prejudice, bias and unconscious bias. We’ll also look to strategize ways to combat bias in the workplace.

    Join us for this important and timely conversation taking place this Wednesday, June 3, from 2-3 p.m.

    Click here to register for this valuable webinar today!


  • 05/27/2020 11:33 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    We’re excited to offer a brand new learning opportunity this summer—a virtual option for the Great Lakes Veterinary Conference. While we are planning to host GLVC as normal on Aug. 16-18 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, we want to make sure the content of this conference is accessible to anyone who wishes to attend.

    Attendees now have the choice to register for the in-person event or the virtual option that allows you to participate from just about anywhere. MVMA has contracted with Motown Digital to provide this opportunity. The software is easy to use and will allow you to feel as if you were in the room. You will be able to participate fully, including asking questions and interacting with in-person attendees.

    We wanted to offer this new option in the event we are not able to meet in person in August, or if group sizes are limited. Below is a short FAQ. If you have other questions that have not been answered, please email us and we will provide the answer. Registration is now open for both opportunities so be sure to claim your spot.

    So, what happens if I register for the event at the Grand Hotel and it’s canceled due to COVID-19? You will be able to participate in the virtual setting, or you will be given a full refund with no cancellation fees.

    What if a limited group can meet on the island and more people have registered than there are spots? For example, if only 50 people can gather in one place, the first 50 people to register for the event have the right of first refusal. If all want to be at the Grand Hotel, everyone who registered after the first 50 will automatically be placed in the virtual option, so it’s important to register early. If you’re not interested in the virtual option, you will be given a full refund.

    Will the virtual option still be available if restrictions are lifted and there is no limit to the amount of people who can gather at the Grand Hotel? Yes. We want everyone to be able to access this material in the safest way possible. If you don’t feel comfortable meeting in a large group, you can still participate virtually. The plan is to offer a blend of in-person and online content. The virtual option will move forward regardless.

    Click Here to Register for the Great Lakes Veterinary Conference Today!


  • 05/18/2020 7:20 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    MICHIGAN ANIMAL HEALTH FOUNDATION (MAHF) CALL FOR GRANT REQUESTS

    MAHF Grant Applications are Due June 1

    Did you know that MVMA's non-profit arm, the Michigan Animal Health Foundation (MAHF), awards grants each year for education and research projects?

    MAHF was created to allow those who love animals an opportunity to offer monetary support for critical research and education that benefits the health and welfare of animals. The MAHF offers grants of up to $10,000. Learn more about MAHF and its grant opportunities. The Research and Educational Grant Application Instructions, Application Form for Educational Grants and Application Form for Research Grants will provide the additional information you will need in order to apply.

    Michigan Animal Health Foundation's Mission

    To provide financial assistance to individuals and institutions for educational and scientific purposes in order to advance science to benefit the health and welfare of animals.


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