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My name is Ashley Ferguson and I am the OVMA senior delegate for the SAVMA chapter at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. I recently had the honor to fly directly to Washington D.C. and lobby on behalf of the AVMA and OVMA. Before we took on Capitol Hill, I had the pleasure to hear from veterinarians who currently hold seats in Congress, Dr. Schrader and Dr. Yoho. They spoke to us about the importance of veterinary involvement in legislation. Every day there is legislation introduced that could harm, impede...

For Immediate Release – February 4, 2020 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – During the Oklahoma Veterinary Conference (OKVC) each year the newest class of Animal Hall of Fame inductees are announced and recognized during the membership breakfast. The Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) established the Animal Hall of Fame to celebrate the link between animals and people and to honor domestic animals who exemplify the strength and value of the human-animal bond. This year, during the 2020 OKVC, the OVMA awarded two individuals the title of 2020 OVMA Pet Hall...

VCA Charities to donate $50,000 to support relief efforts AVMA/AVMF donations top $125,000 (SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) January 31, 2020 – With unprecedented damage and more than 75 fires continuing to devastate Australia’s ecosystem, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and VCA Charities have joined forces on a second phase of fundraising to support those impacted by the bushfires ravaging the country. Already, the AVMA and the AVMF have raised $125,000 for the Australian Veterinary Association’s (AVA) Benevolent Fund. The AVMF received over $50,000 in individual donations coupled with...

For Immediate Release – January 30, 2020 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Each year during the Oklahoma Veterinary Conference hosted by the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) deserving individuals are honored for their hard work, dedication, and contributions to the field of veterinary medicine. Nominated by their peers and voted on by a committee awards, are given in the following categories: Corporate Industry Representative Award, OVMA Volunteer of the Year and Veterinarian of the Year. [caption id="attachment_4924" align="alignleft" width="300"] Laurel's husband and boss accepted the award on her behalf[/caption] The Corporate Industry...

STILLWATER, Oklahoma (January 14, 2020) – Dr. Claud D. Evans of Okemah is one of four Oklahoma State University graduates who are being inducted into the OSU Hall of Fame. The OSU Alumni Association is hosting the induction ceremony Friday, February 7, at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center. Induction into the OSU Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by Oklahoma State University. It recognizes alumni and former students with outstanding lifetime achievements in society and professional life. Dr. Claud D. Evans graduated from OSU in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in...

The Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) is always continuing to explore new opportunities and options to enhance the attendee experience during the Oklahoma Veterinary Conference (OKVC). OVMA knows that many attendees bring family members along to capitalize on their free time during the event. That is why we are excited to announce that we a bringing a Kendra Scott pop up shop to the 2020 OKVC. This event will feature a wide arrange of Kendra Scott pieces for our attendees and their guest to shop. A portion of every purchase will...

Washington, D.C., November 12, 2019 – In a significant departure from past practice, the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced that the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) 2020/21 application cycle will open on January 22, 2020 and close on September 15, 2020. The cycle typically opens in May. The change has been undertaken to make the process more convenient for applicants to veterinary medical schools and provide them with more time to complete the various components of the application process, according to AAVMC Director of Admissions and Recruitment Affairs Diana Dabdub. While...

For Immediate Release – November 12, 2019 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) is now accepting internship applications for the 2020 Oklahoma Veterinary Conference to be held January 23- 25 in Norman, Oklahoma. Interns will be given opportunities to gain experience in multiple facets of the conference, including working with exhibitors and sponsors as well as networking with over 700 attendees from across the state of Oklahoma. Candidates who are interested in applying for this position must submit a completed application, resume, and a list of...

For Immediate Release – November 1, 2019 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Each year the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) honors five individuals and three animals for their outstanding service and dedication to the veterinary profession and the relationship held between humans and animals. This year’s winners will be honored at the conference scheduled for January 23 -25, 2020. Nominations are being accepted from now until November 29. It is without a doubt that individuals involved in the veterinary community are dedicated and passionate about their field. The OVMA honors those...

What is a PAC? A political action committee is an organization created to raise and spend contributions from its members. Those contributions are donated to campaigns, ballots, or legislation the committee supports or opposes. Any contributions made to a PAC are voluntary. Why did the OVMA create the DVM-PAC Many associations create PACs, even the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has a PAC. It is a useful tool to increase engagement with members of Congress or state legislators. The OVMA created the DVM-PAC to make contributions towards policies and candidates in...

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