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The CVMA Nominating Committee has nominated the candidates below for roles on the CVMA Board of Directors for 2020-2021. In accordance with the CVMA Bylaws, the CVMA membership may put forth a candidate by petition with the signature of 2.5% of the voting DVM membership (or 46 members) within 14 days of this notice. If no alternative candidates are advanced by the petition process, CVMA Bylaws call for the CVMA secretary/treasurer to declare as winners the candidates identified by the Nominating Committee, and no election will be held. To put forth...

Mink farms continue to be a hot spot for SARS-CoV-2 infections, according to an update shared with veterinary organizations by the CDC COVID-19 One Health Working Group on September 8. The CDC shared updates on domestic and global animal cases of SARS-CoV-2. Based on current research and testing, minks and ferrets are highly susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infections, with mink farms continuing to be virus hot spots. Sixty-five mink farms in four countries have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infections including the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, and the United States. Other animals that appear to...

This is a paid sponsored article from Banfield Pet Hospital®. Banfield Pet Hospital® and the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) are pleased to share the fourth annual Banfield Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET)® Report, once again combining the power of data with open, solution-based dialogue to help improve patient outcomes. As the largest general veterinary practice in the U.S., Banfield has an immense amount of information that can be harnessed to shed light on barriers and opportunities within veterinary medicine. NAVC is dedicated to advancing veterinary healthcare through education, collaboration and innovation....

Perhaps CVMA’s most critical role within Colorado is to monitor state and regulatory issues of importance to veterinarians and the practice of veterinary medicine in Colorado. Through active, engaged relationship-building, CVMA works to represent the voice of veterinarians throughout Colorado on key issues. In our Legislative Update column, we provide updates on CVMA’s activities and efforts with key stakeholders throughout the state. CVMA's vital advocacy work is made possible thanks to the dues of 2,400 members throughout Colorado. Not a member? Join us in our mission to protect and advance veterinary medicine throughout...

This is a paid sponsored article from Canine Biologics. Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of two. And yet, there has not been a nutritional offering, until now, that is specifically created to support dogs fighting this disease. Denver-based Canine Biologics has launched the first-of-its-kind integrated nutrition system based on numerous research studies and clinical trials. The system was developed by an oncology veterinarian with a PhD in Tumor Immunology and a PhD veterinary nutritionist whose research emphasis is critical care nutrition and nutritional support interventions...

This is a sponsored article from Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets. This article was written by Brenna Cherry, DVM, associate veterinarian at Animal Medical Center and Spay-Neuter Clinic in Mission Viejo, California. Because I am always looking for additional ways to help my canine patients that display anxious behaviors, I was intrigued to learn about Purina® Pro Plan® Veterinary Supplements Calming Care and the potential for a probiotic supplement to help them. I initially recommended the product along with behavior modification for patients that came to the clinic displaying mild to moderate...

Perhaps CVMA's most critical role within Colorado is to monitor state and regulatory issues of importance to veterinarians and the practice of veterinary medicine in Colorado. Through active, engaged relationship-building, CVMA works to represent the voice of veterinarians throughout Colorado on key issues. In our Legislative Update column, we provide updates on CVMA's activities and efforts with key stakeholders throughout the state. CVMA's vital advocacy work is made possible thanks to the dues of 2,400 members throughout Colorado. Not a member? Join us in our mission to protect and advance veterinary...

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 Stacee Santi, DVM, CVMA president 2019-2020. With summer wrapping up and more than halfway through 2020, we are in the midst of the final stages of the pandemic: Acceptance. It reminds me of the stages of grief: Denial, blame, anger, then acceptance. It brings a new perspective of clarity and confirmation that business, life and the world is fragile and can be disrupted with something...

The following was distributed to Colorado veterinarians by the Colorado State Veterinarian's Office on August 12, 2020. Click here to sign up to receive immediate updates from the Colorado State Veterinarian's Office. The Colorado Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a 3-month-old ram in El Paso county with neurologic signs tested positive for rabies at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) laboratory.  This is the third case of rabies in domestic livestock in Colorado in 2020; a bull in Pueblo county and a goat in Yuma county were...

The following is an update from AVMA regarding COVID legislation. Congress has hit a standstill on bipartisan negotiations for the fourth coronavirus relief package, being referred to as C4. Over the weekend, President Trump responded to the stalemate by issuing a series of executive orders to respond to COVID-19. The series of executive orders provide for the deferment of payroll taxes until the end of the year for individuals making less than $104,000 annually; extend the federal unemployment insurance weekly benefit at $400 of which the states are required to contribute  25%...

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