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The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) predicts, monitors and confronts issues that affect the professional practice and licenses of Illinois veterinarians. Approximately 3000 ISVMA member veterinarians, veterinary students and Certified Veterinary Technicians depend upon the representation and services provided by the ISVMA. Their participation ensures the continued strength of the veterinary profession in Illinois.

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convention logoPLEASE NOTE: ISVMA will be upgrading its website and its database management from Feb. 22- March 8. Our intention will be seamless transfer, however; if you have any difficulties utilizing the website or registering for an event, please contact our office at 217-546-8381 or email us at



March 2016

March 2-3: Mississippi Valley VMA Meeting

The annual meeting of MVVMA will be held at the Par-A-Dice Casino in Peoria. The two day meetin will offer tracks for companion and large animal practitioners as well as CVTs. There will also be a day-long focus on practice management with Dr. Andrew Roark. Other speakers will include: Donelda Goy, DVM, Michele Rosenbaum, VMD, Dipl, ACVD, Bob Smith, DVM, MS, DABVP, and Amy Breton-Newfield, CVT, VTS (ECC).

You can review the brochure here and sign up here.


March 16: Kankakee Valley VMA Meeting

The Spring Meeting of the Kankakee Valley VMA Meeting will be held from 3:30-8 p.m. on March 16 at the Joliet Junior College, Weitendorf Agriculture and Horticulture Center, 17840 W. Laraway Rd, Joliet, IL 60433. The meeting focus will be on Veterinary Neurology: Seizures, Neurolocalizations and Case Studies. The presenter will be Devon Hague, DVM, DACVIM, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine.

You can review the brochure here and sign up here.




Thank you for a terrific ISVMA Convention in Springfield! Great lectures, busy exhibit hall and fun networking! CE Certificates were mailed in November. Please contact us if you have questions about yours.


Plan to attend the 2016 ISVMA Convention, Nov. 4-6, at the Westin in Lombard.



IMPORTANT for ALL Licensees

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations has upgraded its website. Licensees are now able to update your contact information at anytime. IDPFR will now be using email as the primary notification method for license renewal notifications and other important notifications. The Department is also reasearching using automated call technology for future licensee notifications. As a result of these new initiatives, it is critical that IDFPR has the primarily email address and phone number for all licensees.


To submit or update your phone number, email address, or address please follow the instructions below:

1.       Go to: (This is the same page where licensees may request paper reprints of their licenses.)
2.       Click the link at the top of the screen that says, ‘Click Here to request a License Reprint or to Change your Address, Email Address or Telephone Number.’ 
3.       Select your profession in the first dropdown box.
4.       Make sure that ‘Change/Verify Address & Contact Info’ is selected in the ‘reprint reason’ dropdown box.
5.       Enter your licensee number, US social security number, and date of birth.
6.       Click ‘Search.’
7.       Once your information has been found, it will be displayed and updates can be made to phone number, email, and address fields.
8.       Make the desired updates and click ‘Save and Continue’ to lock them in the system.




Quote of the Century

In 1930, Dr. C. Hastings of Williamsville, IL said in his ISVMA Presidential Address, “You can say what you want about keeping associations out of politics, but the man out of politics is not living in the present age. This is the age of group effort.”


Dr. Hastings words ring just as true today. Membership support of state associations and the AVMA has never been more important than it is today.


Division of Professional Regulation Complaints
Complaints against any individual or entity regulated by the Division of Professional Regulation may be filed by contacting the Complaint Intake Unit. There are two methods of filing:

1) Division of Professional Regulation Online Complaint Form

2) Division of Professional Regulation Print and Fill In Complaint Form

Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Division of Professional Regulation
Complaint Intake Unit
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601


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Reportable Diseases: A veterinarian’s legal responsibilities

Reportable diseases are regulated in Illinois by state and federal law. The statutes and their regulations are specific, with two separate agencies in Illinois held responsible for the adherence of these laws. The Department of Public Health is responsible for cases involving human exposure while reportable animal diseases are handled through the Department of Agriculture. It is important not only to know how to recognize the symptoms and diagnose the diseases, but it is essential to know where and how to report them.

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(current list of reportable diseases)


ISVMA Sponsored Practice Benefit Programs

The ISVMA offers sponsored benefit programs designed to help veterinary practices operate more efficiently and increase profits! Programs include discount merchant services (credit card processing) and debt collection. The ISVMA Membership Services Committee is exploring other reputable companies that can provide additional benefits to our members.


ISVMA Makes Resources Available to Help Implement the New Sales Tax Regulation

If you wish to have copies of the handouts provided at the ISVMA Tax Seminars and/or you wish to review sample letters for changing your registration status or notifying your suppliers that you will only be purchasing from registered suppliers the information is available on the ISVMA website.


Legislative Relations Survey ISVMA is still trying to identify veterinarians who have a relationship with one or more of the 177 members of the Illinois General Assembly. click here...

Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association
1121 Chatham Road
Springfield, IL 62704

Phone: (217) 546-8381

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