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The Illinois Veterinary Medical Foundation (IVMF) provides scholarships and helps ISVMA develop charitable programs related to the veterinary medical profession.

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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.

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News & Action Items

New Power of 10 Leadership Program
Accepting Applications

ISVMA is pleased to announce its new leadership program, Power of 10. This four-session program is an in-depth leadership opportunity that provides 20 hours of continuing education credit at no cost to the participant. The program is designed for veterinarians who have been in practice seven years or less since graduation and are ISVMA members.

Each session of the program will be held in a different location that provides a fun and interactive experience to reinforce the leadership, communications, teamwork and other skills being taught. This is unlike any leadership program you have ever experienced.  

The skills you will learn by participating in the Power of 10 are:

  • Practical leadership skills for use in your practice

  • Ways to make your communication more effective by increasing your emotional intelligence

  • Interaction with people who have different communication styles

  • Improvements in both your personal and professional business acumen

  • A vision of the leader you can be and what it takes to become that leader

  • How you can and why you should personally affect organized veterinary medicine

  • Establish professional relationships in a supportive environment

Only 10 individuals across Illinois will be chosen to participate in this unique program so please complete the short application and return it to ISVMA before Sept. 30. Additional information can be found in this brochure.

 

ISVMA Board Elections

ISVMA Board Election Ballots are in the mail. To learn more about the candidates, click here. Completed ballots are to be returned to the ISVMA no later than Sept. 17.

 

 

convention logoMark Your Calendars!

2015 ISVMA Annual Convention
Oct. 23-25
Crowne Plaza, Springfield, IL

 

Registration is open for the 133rd ISVMA Annual Convention. To download the 2015 Convention Brochure, click here. To register online, click here.

 

The conference will offer up to 20 hours of CE over the course of 3 days. Each day has 3 small animal, one practice management, one large animal, one technician, and one special interest track. Topics will include cardiology, respiratory, exotics, clinical pathology, orthopedics, nutrition, emergency preparedness, integrative medicine, pain management, OSHA/DEA, and several wet labs.

 

Featured Events:

  • Governor Rauner (INVITED)
  • PRIVATE Viewing of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Sponsored by: Hindsale Pet Cemetery & Crematory
  • Homecoming Tailgate with UI College of Veterinary Medicine and ISVMA (everyone welcome!)

 

Some Featured Speakers:

Mark Opperman, Practice Management

Dr. David Twedt, Endocronology

Dr. Bill Tranquilli, Pain Management

Dr. Rosmary LoGiudice, Alternative Medicine

Phil Siebert, CVT, Vet Pharmacy Rules/OSHA Compliance

 

 

Plan to Visit Our Confirmed Exbititors:

  • ABAXIS
  • AKC Reunite
  • AVID Identification Systems
  • Antech Diagnostics
  • Bayer Animal Health
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • CEVA Animal Health
    Central Illinois X-Ray
  • Christian Veterinary Mission
  • Cuattro
  • CryoProbe
  • Diamondback Drugs
  • Elanco
  • Elsevier/Moby/Saunders
  • K-Laser USA
  • Henry Schein Animal Health
  • Heska Corporation
  • Hill's Pet Nutrition
  • Hinsdale Animal Cemetery & Crematory
  • Hudson Aquatic Systems
  • IDEXX Laboratories
  • iVet Professional Formulas
  • MWI Veterinary Supply
  • Merck Animal Health
  • Nutramax Laboratories, Inc.
  • Pet Health Pharmacy
  • RWE Management Company
  • Royal Canin
  • Roadrunner Pharmacy
  • scil animal care company
  • Sedecal USA, Inc.
  • Shor-Line
  • SomerCor540
  • Sound-elkin
  • USDA-APHIS, VS
  • Universal Ultrasound
  • University of Illinois, Veterinary Diagnostics Lab
  • Vetamac, Inc.

Thank You to our 2015 Convention Sponsors:


Platinum

Hinsdale Pet Cemetery & Crematory

 

Gold
Elanco

 

Silver
Cutting Edge
Hill’s Pet Nutrition
IDEXX
Merial
National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
NutraMaxx
Patterson Veterinary Supply
USDA-APHIS

Bronze
Boehringer-Ingelheim
CEVA

Kinetic Vet
Newport Labs

 

Contributing
American Veterinary Medical Association
American Association of Swine Veterinarians/National Pork Board
Christian Veterinary Mission
Midwest Veterinary Supply
RWE Management
University of Illinois, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine
Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness

 

Highlights

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:

1) Division of Professional Regulation Online Complaint Form

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

 

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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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(current list of reportable diseases)

 

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.

 

Legislative Relations Survey ISVMA is still trying to identify veterinarians who have a relationship with one or more of the 177 members of the Illinois General Assembly. click here...


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