2022/2023 Membership Renewals 

MVMA Members - it is time to renew your dues for the 2022/2023 membership year!  To renew, log in to your account, click on My Profile and renew from there.  If you do not remember your username, please email the office.  Note: if you did not renew by November for the 2021/2022 year, your account has been marked as inactive.  Email the office at i[email protected] to renew your dues.  

We appreciate your continued support!

MVMA Committee Involvement

Keep engaged in your MVMA!  Sign-up today for one or more of the newly restructured MVMA committees. 
Committee meetings will be conducted via Zoom later this fall.  Watch for member emails regarding the meeting dates and times.

Thank You!

MVMA Members and Allied Business Partners
for making the 2022 Summer Meeting a great success.  

Join us for the 2023 Winter Meeting scheduled for January 26 -27 at the Best Western GranTree Inn in Bozeman

USDA Defend the Flock Program

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been detected in domestic poultry in the United States. Birds can be infected with HPAI and show no signs of illness. They can carry the disease to new areas when migrating. All bird owners should prevent contact between their birds and wild birds and report sick birds or unusual bird deaths to State/Federal officials, either through their state veterinarian or through USDA’s toll-free number at 1-866-536-7593.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) urges all poultry growers to make sure they are doing everything possible to keep their birds healthy and reduce the risk that an infectious disease will spread from their property to other flocks. Anyone involved with poultry production—commercial or backyard flocks alike—should review their biosecurity plan and enhance their biosecurity practices to assure the health of their birds.

The APHIS Defend the Flock public education program provides checklists, videos, webinars, and educational resources to help poultry growers learn good biosecurity. All materials can be found at bit.ly/DefendtheFlock-Resources2022 and are free and available 24/7.

Biosecurity is the key to keeping our nation’s poultry healthy, and a responsibility that we all share. Let’s keep our poultry healthy together!

University of Minnesota's Partners for Wildlife Fellowship Program Releases Educational Video

Below is a link to a brief video presentation developed to provide introductory information to veterinarians on how to render medical assistance to wildlife before transfer to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. It emphasizes the importance of the partnership between wildlife rehabilitators and veterinarians, and discusses the role each profession plays in the treatment of wildlife patients. It also discusses the legal aspects of providing such care.

This video is not a substitute for training and education in wildlife medicine; rather, it is designed to be an introduction to the topic that will motivate veterinarians to learn more and partner with wildlife rehabilitators.  There are links both within the video and in a document accompanying it that contain resources that practitioners who desire additional knowledge can access for no or minimal cost. 

This presentation and supporting documents were developed as a product of the Partners for Wildlife Fellowship Program.  Partners for Wildlife (P4W) is an initiative of the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center that works with wildlife rehabilitators and veterinarians to improve the welfare of orphaned, ill, and injured wildlife of all species.

For further information or questions please contact Dr. Laura Johnson ([email protected]) or Partners for Wildlife ([email protected]).

LINK: https://sites.google.com/umn.edu/wildlifeinvetpractice/home 

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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.

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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Grow With Education!

MVMA offers two meetings each year for continuing education credits:

2023 Winter Meeting - January 27 - 28 - Bozeman
2023 Summer Meeting - June 22 - 24 - Missoula
2024 Winter Meeting - January 26 - 27 - Bozeman