2012 Newsletter Archive
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2012 Newsletter Archive

December 2012—Collaboration between physicians and veterinarians benefits all species

In this issue:

  • Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D. discusses "zoobiquity" and describes how growing interest in the concept is creating momentum for the development of an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach to medical concerns...more»
  • The EPA is seeking input from veterinarians about the harm rodenticides are causing to fill critical data gaps and support new safety measures...more»
  • Seven thousand animals. More than one million dollars in veterinary services. Twenty-three communities. These are some numbers that represent the work of HSVMA-RAVS in 2012, but they don't describe who was helped...more»
  • Through the end of this month, you can play Joy Kingdom on Facebook to help HSVMA-RAVS provide vaccinations and medical care to the animals of the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona...more»

November 2012—The Veterinarian's Oath and Factory Farming

In this issue:

  • HSVMA member Dr. Jon Geller xplores the reasons why farm animal welfare is unacceptable by the standards of any other animal, and what veterinary professionals can do to make a difference...more»
  • The veterinary voice is needed to help the nearly 950 chimpanzees languishing in U.S. laboratories reach sanctuary...more»
  • HSVMA-RAVS is working with Guadalajaran veterinarians to make their spay/neuter program successful despite working with limited resources...more»
  • Earn CE by registering for upcoming webinars, and by viewing our previous webinars...more»

October 2012—Helping At-Risk Horses

In this issue:

  • HSVMA member and large animal veterinarian, Dr. Grant Miller, shares some tips for helping your clients who may be facing difficult decisions about their horse's future...more»
  • Learn about the humane legislation HSVMA has been working to pass this year, and how you can help...more»
  • Read how HSVMA-RAVS has made an impact on both the life and future career of one veterinary student...more»
  • Check out our upcoming events, including a webinar on wildlife care and another on zoonotic diseases...more»

September 2012—Are you prepared for a disaster?

In this issue:

  • Dr. Barry Kellogg, HSVMA Senior Veterinary Advisor and disaster response expert, shares some tips about how to ensure your clinic is prepared for a natural disaster or human-caused emergency...more»
  • HSVMA welcomes the announcement of the American College of Animal Welfare being recognized as the 22nd veterinary specialty organization...more»
  • HSVMA-RAVS' reach extends far beyond each trip, providing opportunities to make a difference for veterinary students every day...more»
  • Current HSVMA members are eligible for a 20% discount from Wiley-Blackwell, the largest publisher for professional and scholarly societies...more»

August 2012—Helping the Underserved

In this issue:

  • Check out HSVMA-RAVS in action on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation earlier this month, as reported by Amber Schatz with KXMB-TV in Bismarck, N.D. ...more»
  • Last month, former FDA veterinarian and HSVMA member Dr. Michael Blackwell joined two farmers on Capitol Hill to address the importance of upholding antibiotic integrity by supporting PAMTA...more»
  • We are pleased to announce the addition of Erin Spencer, CVT, VTS (ECC) to the HSVMA-RAVS team! She brings 10 years of emergency veterinary experience to the program...more»
  • Read about a member's experience volunteering in Mexico, and learn why volunteering your expertise is not only rewarding for the people and animals helped, but also for you...more»

July 2012—Farewell to Foie Gras

In this issue:

  • Dr. Laurie Siperstein-Cook describes why force-feeding is cruel, and why she believes all veterinary professionals should back the California ban on foie gras...more»
  • Learn how you can protect wildlife and hunting dogs by supporting a California bill that would ban hounding of bears and bobcats...more»
  • Darci Adams works daily to improve the lives of animals as the South Dakota State Director for The Humane Society of the United States. She also spends several weeks in the field with the HSVMA-RAVS team each summer...more»
  • We are excited to be attending a number of conferences in the coming months. Check out where we will be, and be sure to stop by our booth if you will be attending any of the events...more»

June 2012—Advocating for Improved Animal Welfare

In this issue:

  • Dr. Michael Blackwell shares his views on a variety of topics and what he believes the role of the veterinary profession should be in promoting improved animal welfare...more»
  • Learn the facts about soring—a practice used to shape the gait of show horses—and what you can do to help end the practice...more»
  • Teaching is difficult as it is, but language barriers and cultural gaps make the job even more challenging—and rewarding...more»
  • Members: We want to hear from you! Tell us more about yourself and what you would like from HSVMA...more»

May 2012—The Future of the Veterinary Profession

In this issue:

  • Dr. Michael W. Fox outlines some of the issues posing problems for the veterinary proession's future and what veterinarians and others in the profession can do to turn things around...more»
  • Learn why the veterinary voice is needed in the legislative arena and how you can help by participating in your state's Humane Lobby Day...more»
  • Two veterinary students' encounter with a dog named Marley on their first HSVMA-RAVS trip helps reaffirm their committment to veterinary medicine...more»
  • Social networking doesn't have to be intimidating, and can actually benefit you professionally! Plus, learn the ways you can connect with HSVMA...more»

April 2012—Promoting the Welfare of Racehorses and Farmed Animals

In this issue:

  • Growing awareness of the prevalence of raceday medications, as well as injuries to both horses and jockeys, have raised questions about the practice. Learn why humane care—not drugs—promote soundness of racehorses...more»
  • HSVMA opposes "ag-gag" bills—legislation that would criminalize undercover investigations of suspected abuse at agricultural facilities...more»
  • A first-time HSVMA-RAVS volunteer learns the harsh reality of life for both people and animals on one reservation...more»
  • HSVMA has negotiated special conference rates to three upcoming conferences for our members...more»

March 2012—Humane Legislation for Hens and Pets

In this issue:

  • Congressman Kurt Schrader, the only veterinarian serving in the United States Congress, has introduced legislation that would establish basic uniform standards for the housing and treatment of laying hens in the United States...more»
  • HSVMA is one of the co-sponsors of a California bill that would prohibit landlords from requiring their tenant’s companion animals be declawed or devocalized...more»
  • We are proud to announce that Dr. Ahne Simonsen of Colorado has joined the HSVMA-RAVS team as a full-time staff veterinarian...more»
  • Submit your nominations for veterinary professionals who represent the mission of HSVMA to protect and advocate for the welfare of animals...more»

February 2012—Beyond the Call of Duty

In this issue:

  • Learn how getting involved with a spay/neuter event could be a benefit for your practice and make a difference for animals in your community who might not otherwise receive medical care...more»
  • HSVMA urges AVMA members to submit comments on a variety of animal welfare policy statements by March 1...more»
  • Spotlight on Tracy Darling, RVT, VTS (SAIM), who has been indispensible to HSVMA's Rural Area Veterinary Services for the past eight years...more»
  • HSVMA will be at a number of veterinary conferences in the coming months, and we invite you to visit our booth...more»

January 2012—New Year, New Website

In this issue:

  • We're excited to announce that we launched a new, streamlined website boasting a more modern design and new features...more»
  • Make a difference for animals both inside and outside the clinic by participating in Humane Lobby Day 2012...more»
  • Veterinarians and veterinary technicians are needed for all of our 2012 U.S. HSVMA-RAVS clinics. Check out the trip schedule and apply now...more»
  • Take a look back at our accomplishments in our 2011 Year in Review. Members will receive a copy in the mail in the next few weeks...more»

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