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ISVMA Annual•Convention

2017 Annual Convention, Nov. 3-5, 2017 in Lombard
2017 Exhibitor Prospectus

Thank you to our attendees, sponsors and exhibitors for a terrific 2016 Annual Convention!
2016 Convention Sponsors

Canine Influenza Resources

VFD Resources for Veterinarians

Are you ready?  Do you know the veterinarian’s role?

Veterinary Feed Directive effective on Jan. 1, 2017
(The VFD impacts food producing animals)

ISVMA Resource Guide to VFD

NY Veterinarian Infected with H7N2 While Working with Shelter Cats

H7N2 Strikes Veterinarian Working with Infected NYC Shelter Cats

A veterinarian working with H7N2-infected cats at Animal Care Centers of NYC was diagnosed with the same form of avian influenza. Although the case was mild and symptoms have resolved completely, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said such cases can be concerning because animal and human forms of influenza can share genetic material and mutate, potentially creating a  new and more potent virus.  (NBC News, 12/22/16)

Veterinary Update Veterinary Update

H7N2 Risk to Humans Is Low

Illinois Academy of Veterinary Education Announced

The mission of the Illinois Academy of Veterinary Education is to promote the advancement of veterinary practice knowledge for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.  To be considered for membership, one must meet an elevated CE requirement (significantly above the minimum Illinois requirement), be of good moral character, and exhibit professionalism within and outside of the workplace.

Academy Details

Academy Application


Powdered Gloves Not Permitted Beginning Jan. 18, 2017

FDA has ruled that powdered gloves can no longer be used in veterinary and human medicine as of Jan. 18, 2017. The ban includes all powdered patient examination gloves, powdered surgeon’s gloves and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s glove. More information is available here and here.

Seoul Virus

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Buyer Strategies for Success

This informative, all day seminar (8 CE hours) will be held on Monday, March 13 at at Starved Rock State Park in Utica, IL. The meeting features experienced practitioners, a practice purchasing expert, and a recent practice owner, sharing information to help you successfully navigate purchase and ownership. Links to the downloadable brochure, as well as registration, are provided below.

Practice Ownership

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2nd Annual Downstate Conference

Please join ISVMA and SIVMA April 7-8 at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon, Illinois for this educational event.  Multiple speakers on small animal, large animal, and practice management topics will be featured. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn while networking with colleagues and more than a dozen exhibitors!

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2018 Education Vacation Cruise

2018 ISVMA Education Vacation
5- Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Ft. Lauderdale
Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2018
Ports of call Cozumel and Costa Maya
10 hours CE to be presented on days at sea
ISVMA Cruise Brochure
Register Here


Northern Illinois Veterinary Medical Association

Please join the NIVMA in Rockford on Wednesday, April 19th as they host their annual Spring Meeting.  Dr. Stuart Clark-Price will be presenting 6 hours of continuing education on anesthesia and analgesia.  Click on the links below to download the meeting brochure, or to register on line.

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Advancing the well-being of veterinary medical professionals, the public and the environment.

The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) predicts, monitors and confronts issues that affect the licenses of Illinois veterinarians. Approximately 2700 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.