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MVMA Regrettably Forced to Cancel Summer Meeting

The MVMA Board of Directors has regrettably been forced to cancel the Summer Meeting which was previously rescheduled for August 27-29 in Missoula.  Given the rise in COVID cases, the majority of the meeting speakers and vendors were recently prohibited from traveling and participating in person.  In addition, the Missoula County Health Department’s evolving meeting restrictions would have made the gathering prohibitive.

MVMA leadership and staff made a valiant effort to execute an in-person event and discussed proceeding with a virtual format, but determined it was not a cost efficient and viable option at this time.  The Board extends its sincere appreciation to Dr. Beth Blevins for the time and effort she devoted to planning an outstanding event for the membership and regrets the ultimate outcome.

The Association wishes to also thank the members and allied partners who had already registered and will begin processing reimbursements August 1.  The Missoula Hilton Garden Inn will cancel reservations with no penalties, but members are encouraged to call the hotel (406-532-5300) as soon as possible to cancel.  If you have questions regarding refunds, please contact Jenny Bloomquist, Association Coordinator at 406-447-4259 or [email protected]

MVMA will now focus on hosting a Winter Meeting, under the direction of Dr. Cara Voss, January 23-25 at the GranTree Inn in Bozeman.  The meeting will be expanded to include a limited number of trade show exhibits, as well.  Watch for registration information this fall.


Virtual CE Opportunities 

 

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)Virtual Convention
August 20 -22, 2020 
 
avmaconvention.org

Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association
August 14 -15, 2020
https://conta.cc/2Wsy8sn
     -The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) is offering special promotional pricing for out-of-state veterinarians who are members of their state's VMA to attend their Virtual Keystone Veterinary Conference. 
     -Use the promo code V3TM3D to save $50 off registration. All attendees get 72 hours of continuing education (CE) - 12 LIVE hours & 60 RECORDED hours, plus much more! 

Mid American Conference
On-demand starts August 15th and the Zoom Live on the afternoons of September 18/19
https://www.kvma.org/kvma-mid-america-conference/

Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference
October 2- 4, 2020
https://pnwvc.wsvma.org/pacific-northwest-veterinary-conference/program-on-demand/
      -MVMA members may register for discounted member pricing
     -Over 100 live sessions and 30 pre-recorded sessions. Access to all sessions for 12 months. 

New York Veterinary Medical Society
October 2 - 4, 2020
https://online.nysvc.org/

American Association of Feline Practitioners
October 3, 4, 24, 25 - 2020
https://catvets.com/education/conference/

 

 


 

COVID-19 Updates

 

Montana Phase Two Reopening Plan Starts June 1:  14-Day Visitor Quarantine Lifted  -  https://covid19.mt.gov

Montana Announces System to Sanitize N95 Respirators for Health Care Workers:  click here

AVMA COVID-19 Resources:  https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19

COVID -19 Guidance to Livestock Markets and Related Businesses:   click here

Small Business Owner's Guide to Cares Act:  click here

Click button below for Montana Coronavirus Information & Resources from Dept. of Health & Human Resources - Check back for daily updates!

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Objectives of the association are to advance the science and art of veterinary medicine including their relationship to public health and agriculture.

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I encourage you to take full advantage of the many opportunities available to members of MVMA. Our association advocates for members through the legislative and rule-making processes and negotiates special rates for a variety of products that will enhance your bottom-line. MVMA is also the leading provider of CE for veterinarians in Montana with two programs per year. Please browse through our website to become more familiar with our CE meeting dates, current members and membership benefits.

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MVMA offers two meetings each year for continuing education credits:

Winter Meeting - Typically the third Friday & Saturday in January.  Always in Bozeman.  

Summer Meeting - Typically Sunday - Tuesday near the end of June.  Moves around the state and includes our only Trade Show.