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  • 04/24/2017 7:02 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    Testimonials are needed by May 15 on your experience with forward booking. We want to spread the word about real-life experiences in which practices like yours have benefited from implementing this practice. Visit MVMA’s website to learn more: 

  • 04/17/2017 6:48 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Michigan July 23-25, 2017

    Would you like to attend a fun CE event that’s worth driving across the state or flying in from far away? Then join us at Grand Hotel for great speakers and awesome social events! We’ve added more CE than ever before so you won’t want to miss it!

    Register Online Now!
    Print a Registration Form
    View the Conference Brochure
    Make Your Hotel Reservation Now

  • 04/10/2017 7:49 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    The Michigan Animal Health Foundation (MAHF) has a new Companion Animal Fund which will begin accepting applications for funding April 1, 2017.

    The Companion Animal Fund is a service to MVMA members that subsidizes non-elective treatment to a select group of pet owners. In order to qualify for funding, pet owners must:

    • Be otherwise unable to pay for treatment
    • Be a current client of a veterinary hospital with an animal being treated by a member of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association
    • Be under the federal poverty level, on Medicaid or on WIC (Women Infants & Children)

    MVMA veterinary hospitals are eligible to receive up to $500 per client and a total of up to $500 per clinic/hospital. Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis until the year’s supply has run out and will begin again at the start of the next year. We hope to expand both funding and eligibility in the future and increase the total funds allotted per clinic/hospital.

    As this is an MVMA member service, funding applications must be completed and submitted by veterinary staff and signed by an MVMA member. Applications will not be accepted from pet owners. Click here for a fund application and other information needed to apply. Note that you will need to log into the MVMA website to access this information. If you need assistance logging in, please email us at

    Would you or your clients like to donate to the MAHF?

    Help us help you fund more care for animals in need! Currently we are seeking donations to help increase our fund. Donations are tax-deductible and can be made through PayPal:

    If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to Michigan Animal Health Foundation and send to 2144 Commons Parkway, Okemos, MI 48864.

    Are you an customer?

    Your support for the Michigan Animal Health Foundation (MAHF) goes 10x as far today when you purchase items through Amazon Smile! They are celebrating their #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI by donating 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) today only, March 16. Support the MAHF - get started at

  • 04/03/2017 7:52 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    September 13, 2017: Dr. Nick Nelson, Practice Management

    October 4, 2017: Dr. Robert Kennis, Dermatology

    November 1, 2017: Dr. David Wilkie, Ophthalmology

    December 6, 2017: Dr. Angela Lennox, Exotics

    March 7, 2018: Dr. Steve Thompson, Geriatrics

    April 4, 2018: Dr. Tammy Grubb, Anesthesia & Pain Management

    Learn More Here:

  • 03/27/2017 7:17 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    Are you a practice owner? If so, have you told us? We've contacted the practice owners shown in our database about this survey but if you are a practice owner and haven’t updated your record, we hope you will. Login to to update your information with us to make sure you receive the latest news and information from the MVMA. Please contact us at if you need your login information. 

    If you are a practice owner, you should have received the link to complete MVMA's Compensation and Benefits Survey earlier today. This comprehensive survey asks questions about the compensation and benefits offered to your associates and practice team (practice managers, technicians, assistants and front office staff). It also examines several other areas (type of practice, years in practice, location, etc.). Survey results will allow MVMA members to evaluate their compensation and benefit policies compared to those of other MVMA members. 

    We are asking the owner and/or practice manager to complete this survey online to help us compile the data more efficiently by March 31. If you have not received the link, please contact us at

    Please have compensation information for your veterinarians and staff available to you when you begin the survey, as well as information about medical and retirement plans, if applicable.

    The more data we can collect from Michigan practices, the better information we will have to share with you!

  • 03/20/2017 8:52 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    Print a Registration Form
    View the 2015-2016 Series Brochure
    Register for the OSHA Seminar Online Now

    • Getting Your OSHA Program Started
    • The Top 5 OSHA Rules Every Practice Needs to Know
    • Pushing Drugs: Pharmacy Rules and Regulations You Need to Know

  • 03/13/2017 7:01 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    Presented by The Michigan Veterinary Medical Association and the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine

    Do you need help improving communication and productivity in your practice or work environment?

    Are you struggling with compassion fatigue, work/life balance and finding happiness?

    The MVMA & MSU CVM Professional Competencies Certification Program is for you!

    Since 2012, the MVMA has had a successful leadership program for young veterinarians called the Power of Ten Leadership Academy. This program is now ready to be shared with others in the form of a Professional Competencies Certification. The purpose of the new certification program is to engage and develop veterinary professionals through a dynamic and evolving leadership experience. This program includes a series of learning opportunities and connects participants with a network of peers who have similar challenges.

    Register Online Now!
    View the Certification Brochure

  • 02/20/2017 10:47 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    Come to Lansing and meet the legislators who make decisions for you!
    Veterinarians are the leading source of information on animal related issues in Michigan and a relationship with your lawmaker is the key to conveying this to policymakers! 

    We’ll do all the work!
    We will contact your lawmakers and tell them you will be in attendance. The event will include lunch. Don’t miss it!

    Use this registration form to RSVP to Cheryl Baase at, phone 517/482-5000, or fax 517/482-9934.

    Please make sure to RSVP no later than Friday, March 3, 2017!

  • 02/06/2017 7:59 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)
    March 8, 2017
    Renal with Mark J. Acierno, DVM, MBA
    Register for the Renal Seminar Online Now

    We are excited to have Dr. Mark Acierno give a six hour seminar on commonly encountered urology / nephrology topics. Dr Acierno will cover a wide range of topics ranging from how to improve the life of patients with chronic kidney disease to the latest in treating acute kidney injury. Other important topics will include FLUTD, canine incontence and how to treat common nephrotoxicosis. 

    • Help! Help! I Can’t Pee (FLUTD)
    • Acute Kidney Injury: An Update
    • Improving the Life of Feline Patients with CKD
    • Canine Incontinence: Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Nephrotoxicosis: Ethylene Glycol and Beyond
    • Protein-Losing Nephropathy: Current Recommendations

  • 01/23/2017 7:00 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    Are you an MVMA member who is looking to grow within the profession?

    Do you want to reach beyond your comfort zone and build your leadership skills? 

    The Power of Ten Leadership Academy is for you! Spaces are filling up quickly – if you’re interested contact us at ASAP for an application.

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2144 Commons Parkway
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