TVMA Blog

22 Dec Clinic Flyers Available on Antimicrobial Use

The AVMA has developed two new clinic fliers to educate cat and dog owners about appropriate antimicrobial use. It’s also releasing two new documents providing do’s and don’ts for veterinarians treating cats and dogs with antimicrobials.  Click here for more information....

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22 Dec Online Consulting

Recently, in the veterinary press and trade magazines, there have been mentions of new companies being launched that will, for a fee, allow pet owners to video chat with a veterinarian about their pet. TVMA has reviewed the available information and wanted to warn our members that participation in such a venture may constitute a violation of the Tennessee Veterinary Practice Act and might expose a participating veterinarian to disciplinary action by the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Click here for more information....

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15 Nov AVMA Panel to Scrutinize Telemedicine

The practice of telemedicine remains an unresolved issue in veterinary medicine. AVMA leadership made a recommendation that telemedicine be among the topics covered by the new AVMA Practice Advisory Panel. Tennessee is one of five states that has provisions that specify that a veterinary-client-patient relationship cannot be established solely through telephonic or electronic means. Click here for details....

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15 Nov Registration Open for Music City Veterinary Conference

Music City Veterinary Conference February 26-28, 2016 Embassy Suites Hotel Nashville SE/Murfreesboro, Tennessee Topics include small animal, equine, food animal, practice management, pharmacy, USDA accreditation course, and veterinary technician.  A small animal dental wetlab is being offered as well as a follow-up with Dr. Marty Becker on animal behavior. Click here for details....

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15 Nov Benefit Tennessee Veterinary Medical Foundation by Participating in #GivingTuesday

On Tuesday, December 1, TVMF is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. We invite you to participate by making a donation to help fund TVMF programs, such as the Tennessee Animal Hall of Fame and scholarships for veterinary and veterinary technician students. A suggestion for practice owners: Consider donating 5% of your gross revenue for December 1. Click here to make a difference....

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30 Oct TVMA Makes Plans for the Future

On October 25, a Strategic Planning meeting was held to set goals for TVMA over the next two years. Facilitated by Bob Harris, CAE, of The Non-Profit Center, participants included President Dr. Maben Thompson, President-Elect Dr. Susan Moon, Vice President Dr. Joe Ed Conn, Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Midge Phillips, Executive Board members Drs. Marisa Shulman, Russell Reel, Mandy Willis, and Danny Walker, Past Presidents Drs. Allan Holladay and Walter Clark, and staff members Deloris Green Gaines, Adele Reed, and Darlene Clendenon. Watch for details on how TVMA is working for veterinarians...

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10 Oct Don’t Forget to Submit your Award Nominations

TVMA award nomination process is open online until November 6. TVMA awards categories include Lifetime Achievement, Distinguished Service, Outstanding Practitioner of the Year, and Outstanding Commercial Representative of the Year. You may also submit nominations for the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Foundation's Tennessee Animal Hall of Fame and the John C. New Service Award. Click here for more information and the link to submit your nominations....

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30 Sep Arrest Made in Veterinary Clinic Burglaries

After a two month investigation, one man has been arrested and charges are pending against another in a string of veterinary office burglaries in three states.  Timothy Gayton Ross, 43, was arrested early Saturday morning after Knox County deputies say he burglarized the Clinton Highway Veterinary Clinic around 3:30 a.m. He was under surveillance and when he was pulled over by officers on I-640, he had $24,000 worth of pet medications in his car....

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