newsletter highlighting veterinary issues for
August 26, 2004 Volume II, Number 6
In This Issue
· FairPay Overtime Rules
· National Pet Wellness Month
· 2005 ISVMA Convention
· ISVMA Membership Reminder
Category of Links
New “FairPay” Overtime Rules Will Affect Most Veterinary
For additional information, see the JAVMA article
highlighting changes in the law by Dr. Raymond Stock, assistant director,
AVMA Governmental Relations division or visit the Department of Labor's FairPay Web site. This information is offered
as an overview only. If you have specific questions, you should consult an
accountant or qualified attorney.
Fort Dodge Animal Health and the AVMA
announced on July 24 during the AVMA convention that October will be
designated National Pet Wellness Month and unveiled details of a joint
Remember the Date Change!
Brand new for 2005 is a General Session featuring Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald of Animal Planet's Emergency Vets. Dr. Fitzgerald has been performing stand-up comedy on an almost-nightly basis since 1986. His rapid-paced, one-liner style, combined with his ability to entertain without offending, has made him a highly requested act throughout the country.
The 2005 ISVMA Annual Convention will include:
Have Your Practice Associates Forgotten to Send in Their Membership Renewal Forms or New Member Applications?
September 30, 2004 is the last day for you or your practice partners to renew your membership in ISVMA. After that date, anyone that has not paid their 2005 annual dues will have their membership terminated in accordance with the ISVMA Bylaws.
ISVMA has so far added 258 new members in 2004! All member prospects were mailed application materials and an invoice last month. Make sure everyone in your practice is supporting organized veterinary medicine through membership in ISVMA. Membership is not only important to the profession but it provides so many tangible benefits for the members! If you are unsure whether you or a doctor in your practice is a member, you can verify by checking at http://www.isvma.org/findadoctor.htm. Only ISVMA members are listed in the “Find A Veterinarian” search page.
If you’re a 2004 graduate, your membership in ISVMA is free this year! Please note that your student membership DOES NOT automatically transfer. You must fill out a new DVM application. You can become a member online at http://www.isvma.org/application.htm.