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Now is the time to renew your MVMA membership!

Please continue to support the efforts of MVMA by renewing your annual membership today.  Click here to renew:

2020/2021 MVMA Renewal

To renew by mail, print this form and mail with payment.


AVMA Launches Trust Retirement Plan on October 1 

The AVMA Trust Retirement Plan provides a robust 401(k) solution offered exclusively to AMVA members.  Participating members, whether they are practice owners or self-employed veterinarians, will enjoy cost efficiencies, simplified administration, and reduced fiduciary burden.  In addition, the AVMA Trust Retirement Plan will give staff veterinarians, practice managers and plan participants access to comprehensive financial tools, resources, and education.  The AVMA Life Trust has partnered with Transamerica and other leading providers for the record keeping, investment and fiduciary aspects of the plan in order to offer benefits customized to AVMA members' needs.  Click here for more information. 

AVMA Trust One-Hour Race Approved Webinars will be offered until December 2020 addressing topics from business insurance to practice safety.  


Montana Board of Veterinary Medicine Extends CE Deadline

As requested by MVMA earlier this summer, the Montana Board of Veterinary Medicine recently took action to extend the deadline for obtaining CE credits for this license renewal cycle.  Please note, the license renewal deadline remains November 1, 2020, however, CE can be obtained until January 31, 2021.  The official Board announcement is found below:

On August 31, 2020, the Board of Veterinary Medicine voted to extend the Continuing Education (CE) deadline for licensees to January 31, 2021.

Licensees are still required to renew by the November 1, 2020 renewal deadline. Licensees are encouraged to renew online.

ARM 24.225.511 requires that a licensee obtain no more than 10 hours of their 20-hour CE requirement from online courses. An "online course" is a course designed to be taken at the licensee's convenience and that does not allow for back and forth interaction between the licensee, instructor/presenter, or other attendees. A presentation that has a live platform and allows for interaction between attendees and the presenter is considered an in-person course.

If you have any questions, please contact board staff at [email protected].

Rhonda Morgan
Executive Officer

Board of Veterinary Medicine
Montana Department of Labor & Industry
Business Standards Division
PHONE (406) 841-2320

 


Virtual CE Opportunities 

 

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/

Veterinary Law and Ethics
Ongoing
https://www.animalandveterinarylaw.com/courses

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society Conference
September 12-14, 2020
https://tools.eventpower.com/reg/search_user?show_id=1856

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) General Practitioners' Course
Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th, 2020
 http://www.ACVOconference.org/general-practitioners/

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

 

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!

DPHHS Website

Welcome!

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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Grow With Education!

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.