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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="7365" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]January 25, 2023 - The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement (BDLE) has been operating in a deficit for several years and annually requires a transfer of funds to maintain operations.  This has prevented the BDLE from hiring a new warden when a position is vacated, thus resulting in the Bureau being understaffed.  It is for this reason that in 2022 the Department of Agriculture reached out again asking for increases to both dog and kennel license fees.  Representative Eddie Day...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="7365" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]January 20, 2023 – For many Pennsylvanians, pets are chosen family who deserve all the love, affection and care their human family receive. As a proud parent — to two humans and two dogs — state Rep. Mike Schlossberg takes that seriously. “Lexi and Chrissy are as much Schlossbergs as Auron and Ayla. To some degree, they get better treatment than I do,” Schlossberg joked. As part of his family’s care for their two dogs, the Schlossbergs purchase pet insurance to ensure...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][button target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="Download Statement" link="https://dqc7a9lj816ta.cloudfront.net/app/uploads/20220616195841/Statement-on-Vet-Nursing-Language-APPROVED-4-12-22.pdf"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Background and Context: In 2017, NAVTA launched the Veterinary Nurse Initiative in part to address the ongoing credentialed veterinary technician shortage present in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country. NAVTA’s leadership proposes that standardizing the title to “veterinary nurse” enhances public awareness about the role of the CVT/RVT/LVT, as well as providing clarity about the role within the profession. One of the significant issues with the title “veterinary technician” is that over the past several decades, it has been...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="5617" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] As part of our mission to ensure the vitality of the veterinary profession and enhance animal health and welfare, PVMA continues to take appropriate action against those who practice veterinary medicine without a license. Our profession recently saw a significant win in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, released the final adjudication of Maria McElwee v. Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, State Board of Veterinary Medicine. The decision reinforces what PVMA has always believed – the Board of Veterinary Medicine...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="5030" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text] PVMA needs you, our valued Members, more than ever. Please take the time to share your support for Senate Bill 907 by contacting Pennsylvania state legislators today. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]PVMA needs you, our valued members, more than ever. Please take the time to share your support for Senate Bill 907 by contacting Pennsylvania State legislators today. What Is Senate Bill 907? SB907 is sponsored by Senator Gene Yaw of...

In today’s society there are several factors that guide millennials in the workplace. They want to be happier than their parents, find more purposeful work and work with better companies. Millennials also want their employers to align with their personal values. Vacation and sick time are important, but an even bigger lure for young workers is flexible work time. Millennials want to work from home, design their own 40-hour workweek, or have the ability to purchase additional time off. Millennial motivation is also driven by health care and retirement packages. Keep...

Recently, veterinary professionals were sent a letter from the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) regarding the waiver lifting limitations on CE ending on September 30, 2021. We understand the confusion surrounding this matter and wanted to provide clarification from the BPOA. Today, we received the following statement. Veterinary Medicine was one of several boards permitting licensees to renew their license utilizing Continuing Education obtained through either in-person courses or distance learning at a ratio of up to 100% at their next renewal following January 1, 2021.  Veterinary Medicine renewed November...

An employee’s mental health includes how they think, feel and act, and includes their emotional and social well-being. It can change over time depending on factors such as their workload, stress and work-life balance. DID YOU KNOW that 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness annually? A recent study by Deloitte revealed that less than half receive treatment. A study from the Mental Health in the Workplace Summit also found that mental illness is the leading cause of disability for U.S. adults aged 15 to 44 and that more...

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) announces that The Association Partner will be an exclusive partner in creating the Digital Advertising, Sponsoring & Retargeting Program. The Association Partner takes a unique approach to promote PVMA’s most important initiatives while creating a strong relationship between top industry suppliers and PVMA Members. The Digital Advertising, Sponsoring & Retargeting Program allows companies to effectively interact with top veterinary professionals in the industry, in addition to PVMA conference attendees. “We are very excited to partner with PVMA, as we recognize PVMA as an industry-leading veterinary association,” said...

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