The Illinois Veterinary Medical Foundation (IVMF) provides scholarships and helps ISVMA develop charitable programs related to the veterinary medical profession.
The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) predicts, monitors and confronts issues that affect the professional practice and licenses of Illinois veterinarians. Approximately 3000 ISVMA member veterinarians, veterinary students and Certified Veterinary Technicians depend upon the representation and services provided by the ISVMA. Their participation ensures the continued strength of the veterinary profession in Illinois.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (a member only service)
Learn more about the benefits of being an ISVMA member.
2014 ISVMA Annual Convention (November 7-9, 2014 in Lombard, IL)
Registration for the 2014 ISVMA Annual Convention is now open! Please join us for an outstanding program with an amazing speaker lineup. Download the full registration brochure or the 2014 Program Brochure (most current information) to see the schedule and speakers or download the registration form to register by fax or mail. You can also register online. Walk-in registrations are welcome onsite.
Quote of the Century
In 1930, Dr. C. Hastings of Williamsville, IL said in his ISVMA Presidential Address, “You can say what you want about keeping associations out of politics, but the man out of politics is not living in the present age. This is the age of group effort.”
Dr. Hastings words ring just as true today. Membership support of state associations and the AVMA has never been more important than it is today.
Division of Professional Regulation Complaints
Complaints against any individual or entity regulated by the Division of Professional Regulation may be filed by contacting the Complaint Intake Unit. There are two methods of filing:
2) Division of Professional Regulation Print and Fill In Complaint Form
Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Division of Professional Regulation
Complaint Intake Unit
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Reportable Diseases: A veterinarian’s legal responsibilities
Reportable diseases are regulated in Illinois by state and federal law. The statutes and their regulations are specific, with two separate agencies in Illinois held responsible for the adherence of these laws. The Department of Public Health is responsible for cases involving human exposure while reportable animal diseases are handled through the Department of Agriculture. It is important not only to know how to recognize the symptoms and diagnose the diseases, but it is essential to know where and how to report them.
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ISVMA Sponsored Practice Benefit Programs
The ISVMA offers sponsored benefit programs designed to help veterinary practices operate more efficiently and increase profits! Programs include discount merchant services (credit card processing) and debt collection. The ISVMA Membership Services Committee is exploring other reputable companies that can provide additional benefits to our members.
ISVMA Makes Resources Available to Help Implement the New Sales Tax Regulation
If you wish to have copies of the handouts provided at the ISVMA Tax Seminars and/or you wish to review sample letters for changing your registration status or notifying your suppliers that you will only be purchasing from registered suppliers the information is available on the ISVMA website.