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The following was distributed to Colorado veterinarians by the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office on February 2, 2021. Click here to sign up to receive immediate updates from the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office. The Colorado Departments of Agriculture and Public Health and Environment have confirmed that a mule residing in Eagle County has tested positive for bat variant rabies. This is the first case of rabies in domestic livestock in Colorado this year and the first case of rabies in an equine in Colorado since 2013. The spillover of bat variant rabies into domestic animals...

During a member town hall on January 25, CVMA shared a preview of key legislative issues to watch in Colorado during the Colorado General Session. (Did you miss the town hall? The recording is available to watch here!) CVMA also hosted an informational presentation during the event from the Dumb Friends League about Socially Conscious Animal Communities, an important bill that will be introduced in the legislature in February. The bill would amend the PACFA Act and would set minimum standards for the treatment of dogs and cats in shelters and rescues. The...

The Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine has announced a permanent rulemaking hearing on February 11, 2021. Tracking Veterinary Rules is one of the key advocacy activities CVMA performs on behalf of members and the profession in Colorado. What’s it about? This final rulemaking is the last step in a year-long process of a mandatory review of the Colorado Veterinary Rules that began in February 2020. The rules have been thoroughly reviewed and reorganized. CVMA represented the interests and concerns of Colorado veterinarians at each step in the process, and worked to...

Over 170 people interested in animal issues in Colorado came together on Thursday, January 21 for the first CLAW Caucus of the 2021 Colorado legislative session. The CLAW Caucus, or Colorado Legislative Animal Welfare Caucus, meets four times each year during Colorado's legislative session. The caucus meets to discuss and explore current issues impacting animals in the state of Colorado, often including presentations by key groups from around the state. CLAW includes state legislators who are interested in issues that impact animals; members of the public (including veterinary professionals) are also...

This column was written by Rebecca Ruch-Gallie, DVM, AVMA delegate for CVMA and Curtis Crawford, DVM, AVMA alternate delegate for CVMA. The first virtual AVMA VLC (Veterinary Leadership Conference) was successful. CVMA's delegates and alternates were hard at work with the potential for eight resolutions and two VIF (Veterinary Information Forum) topics: Timing of Canine Spay/Neuter and Vet Med in the time of COVID. This summary shares an update on the governance portion of the conference. Colorado is in District IX with Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Utah. CVMA is represented...

On January 13, all Colorado veterinary licensees received an email from DORA regarding new emergency rules for various health care professions. Click here to read the emergency rules from DORA. How do these rules impact veterinarians? Veterinarians and a number of other licensed health care professionals have temporarily been permitted to expand their scope of practice in order to administer COVID-19 vaccinations pursuant to the governor's Executive Order D 2021 008. The emergency rules developed by DORA will temporarily permit certain licensed health care professionals including veterinarians to deliver the COVID-19...

In our Leadership Update column, CVMA leaders provide their perspectives on the veterinary profession in Colorado and the changing world around us. This column was written by Jackie Christakos, DVM, CVMA president 2020-2021. My friends and colleagues–we made it to 2021. Congratulations! What a crazy ride 2020 turned out to be, many weeks feeling like the next level of real-life Jumanji for veterinarians. The ever-present worry of keeping ourselves and our staff safe, an increase in need for patient care, and minimal vacation time for most of us has been exhausting to say the...

Updated 3/30/21 Get the latest information on telemedicine and how it can help you and your patients during COVID-19. What are the Colorado requirements currently for telemedicine during COVID-19? C.R.S. § 12-315-104(19)(b) requires a VCPR be established by physically seeing and examining an animal. However, there is an executive order currently suspending the requirement for an in-person VCPR -- this order originally went into effect December 29, 2020 and has been renewed every 30 days since then. This means that a veterinarian may conduct telehealth appointments with any client/patient without first establishing...

This is a paid sponsored article from Canine Biologics. Having a dog with cancer creates many challenges. Struggling to pay for nutrition for canine cancer patients should not be one of them. It has been a difficult year for many pet parents and like you, we are doing our part to help. For a limited time, Canine Biologics is offering up to 40% OFF of its three-part Integrated Nutrition System to support dogs fighting CANCER. The COVID-19 relief rate will be locked in for the duration of subscription plans. One-time purchases, such...

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