CVMA Wednesday, October 22, 2014


How does the disease affect the animal population and what is the risk to household pets. Read more....
A new and exciting membership benefit will be available to all CVMA member veterinarians on November 1, 2014. We are pleased to introduce Free Legal Services as an added value to the many benefits you already receive as a CVMA member. This benefit entitles CVMA member veterinarians up to one-half hour of telephone and research work per month with an attorney at no cost. This program is generously sponsored by the Veterinary Insurance Services Company (VISC).
View the status, Governor's action, and CVMA position on the 2014 legislative bills affecting veterinary medicine.
Recognize your RVT October 12-18! This year's theme is "What Does a Vet Tech Do?" The dedication started in 1993 and is always celebrated the third week in October. National Veterinary Technician Week provides an opportunity to recognize technicians' contributions to the veterinarian profession. Join us this week in showing appreciation!
On October 6, the final rule of the Drug Enforcement Administration takes effect to reschedule hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act. For more information regarding practitioner requirements for handling, storing and recording the use of Schedule II controlled substances, click here for member access to information.
The CVMA submitted a letter to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) regarding the AVMA Council on Education.  The AVMA COE is recognized as the accreditor for U.S. veterinary schools and colleges and must meet specific accreditation policies and procedures set forth by the US Department of Education. The COE was reviewed by the NACIQI in 2012 and directed to come into compliance on specific school accreditation standards. The NACIQI opened a comment period which ends on September 22 and will meet this December to address the issues of concern regarding the COE.
The faculty of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine invite you to nominate a graduate for the 2015 Alumni Achievement Award. Read more....
Bravo recalls select chicken and turkey pet foods because of possible Salmonella health risk. Read more....
New RVT Roads to Certification Workbook
The latest version of the workbook is currently available in the CVMA store. Purchase now!
The CVMA commissoned a study and report on economic trends affecting California Veterinarians. The survey data give a detailed picture of the demographic makeup of the population of veterinarians in California, economic conditions of the industry, and veterinarians’ attitudes toward the profession and its future. The survey findings cover a range of topics including work hours, job satisfaction, hiring, student debt, practice ownership and pay and benefits.
We recently changed our web service company and have a new way to keep track of your CE. For more information, click here.
There have been several recalls in the past couple months. Visit our Recall Information page for a list of recent recalls and more information about the companies and products involved.
Beginning January 1, 2014, new VMB Minimum Standards of Practice regulations are in effect. Updates to the California Code of Regulations include changes to client notifications, recordkeeping, and surgery room requirements among others.

CVMA CVA Program
The CVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant program gives unregistered assistants employed in a veterinary practice, the opportunity to advance their knowledge and learn the skills needed to increase their value as a member of the veterinary practice

California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC)

CVMA Insurance Program through VISC

Subscribe to the online interactive CVMA Regulatory Guide.

Frequently Asked Regulatory Questions.







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