TVMA Blog

15 Sep House of Delegates wrap-up, July 2015

The AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) held its annual meeting on Thursday and Friday, July 9-10, 2015. The HOD took action on three proposed bylaws amendments and eight resolutions. The following proposed bylaws amendments were approved: #3-2015, Board of Directors, which changes the term of AVMA Board of Directors (BOD) members from 4 years to 6 years. This was approved by an 86.4% majority. #4-2015, Council on Research, which expands the 2 positions representing academic veterinary medicine to include individuals heading either Departments of Comparative Medicine or Veterinary Sciences .This was approved on...

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15 Sep LMU-CVM announces partnership with Daemen College

Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) signed a memorandum of agreement on April 20 with Daemen College in Amherst, New York to offer an accelerated program that would allow students from Daemen College to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at LMU-CVM. It is the first formal agreement like this that LMU-CVM has established with another institution. The memorandum of agreement was officially signed by LMU-CVM Dean and Vice President Glen F. Hoffsis, DVM, MS, Daemen President Gary A. Olson, and Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen vice president for academic...

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08 Sep UTCVM welcomes new Assistant Director of Advancement/Alumni Relations

Kiplynn Fritts (Kippy) Todd began her role on April 6 and will be part of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) Advancement Team with the University of Tennessee Foundation. With seventeen years of experience in higher education fundraising, she comes from Middle Tennessee State University where she served as Development Director for the College of Mass Communication. She has a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from UTK and has held various positions with University of Tennessee Alumni Leadership since 1993 including past president of the Sullivan County...

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20 Jan Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians: We Need Your Opinions on Wellness

Veterinarians are at an increased risk of suicide, and relatively little is known regarding the risk for suicide and other negative mental health outcomes in veterinary assistants, technologists, and technicians. The mental well being of our veterinary community is of paramount importance to us all. To learn more about veterinarian, veterinary technician, veterinary assistant, and veterinary technologist experiences with and opinions about mental health and substance abuse problems, work-related stress, and intervention/prevention programs, the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association, Auburn University, and University of Georgia are working together to survey veterinary professionals...

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