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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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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.


TIP on hotel room registration.  The Crowne Plaza has given ISVMA a direct line to our own group reservation manager, Darlene Sidwell.  You may call her direct to make your reservation at 217-585-2871 or email her at  She works Monday-Friday from
8 am -4:30 pm but will also return voice mail and email messages.


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:

  • 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
  • Universal Ultrasound
  • University of Illinois, Veterinary Diagnostics Lab
  • Vetamac, Inc.

Thank You to our 2015 Convention Sponsors:


Hinsdale Pet Cemetery & Crematory




Cutting Edge
Hill’s Pet Nutrition
National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
Patterson Veterinary Supply


Kinetic Vet
Newport Labs


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



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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Phone: (217) 546-8381

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