MVMA 2021 Summer Meeting
August 27-28, Copper King Convention Center,  Butte

Details are being finalized for the 2021 MVMA Summer Meeting which will be held in-person.  Watch for participant registration information later this spring.

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AAEVT and BSVTA Present Their First Combined CE Event

Montana Anesthesia Meeting
Basic to Intermediate Training
June 18 - 19, 2021
Montana Equine and Medical Surgical Center
Three Forks, Montana

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OSU College of Veterinary Medicine-Clinicians' Courses Webinar Series

Clinicians from the OSU CVM Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital will provide education and guidance on managing cases from their respective specialty.

Preregistration is required. All three sessions will be in the webinar format offered via Zoom. There is no charge for the webinar sessions. 1 credit of CE per session will be available for those who are able to attend. Live (online) attendance is required for CE. The webinars are not RACE approved, however, many states including Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Idaho, New Mexico, and South Dakota (and others) have approved the webinars and/or indicated the CE was in line with their standards.  To confirm your licensure state approval, contact us at [email protected]

• Emergency and Critical Care in Small Animal Medicine, April 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. CST with Andreza Conti-Patara, DVM, MS, MBA, PhD
• Equine Infectious Disease Updates, May 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. CST with Lyndi Gilliam, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM
• Backyard Poultry, May 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. CST with Joao Lemos Brandao, LMV, MS, DECZM (Avian)

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SB 106 Veterinary Technician Licensure Bill Passes Legislature - Signed by Governor

SB 106, a bill providing the option for veterinary technicians to be licensed, has passed both Houses of the Montana Legislature, with amendments, and has been signed by the Governor.  SB 106 creates a new Veterinary Technician Licensure Program under the Montana Board of Veterinary Medicine as outlined below:

  • Individuals who seek the option of being a licensed veterinary technician are certified by the Montana Board of Veterinary Medicine who establishes the form, fees and protocols to be followed.
  • Allows those who seek to take the examination to become a licensed veterinary technician the option of either graduating from an accredited AVMA program or obtaining a minimum of 4,500 hours of work experience.  This provision was amended slightly in the House and included in the final version of the bill.
  • Establishes a scope of practice provision that will allow licensed veterinary technicians to conduct certain procedures under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian.
  • Clarifies a veterinarian is responsible for determining whether tasks delegated to a licensed veterinary technician are within the technician’s training, allowed by the Montana Board of Veterinary Medicine rule, and clearly defined.
  • Calls for increasing the size of the Montana Board of Veterinary Medicine from 6 to 7 members and requires the new member be a licensed veterinary technician.
  • Clarifies definitions involving direct supervision, immediate supervision, indirect supervision as well as language to define what is considered an emergency that calls for immediate treatment.
  • Allows for the Montana Board of Veterinary Medicine to define the conditions in which a veterinary technician licensed in another state may engage in occasional tasks.
  • Calls for a delayed effective date of this law to start on January 1, 2023.

Click here for newest version of SB 106:  SB0106.pdf (

MVMA thanks everyone involved in helping pass SB 106, most importantly the Big Sky Veterinary Technician Association and their dedicated leaders, as well as the Montana Veterinary Medical Association Legislative Committee and the Board of Veterinary Medicine.  Great job!


We are the voice of the Montana Veterinary Medical Association.

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

Message from Executive Director

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.

Stuart Doggett

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MVMA offers two meetings each year for continuing education credits:

2021 Summer Meeting - August 26-28 - Butte
2022 Winter Meeting - January 21-22 - Bozeman
2022 Summer Meeting - June 23-25 - Billings