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F V M A ADVOCATE ISSUE 5 | 2019

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President's Message The FVMA has been hard at work. Our strategic plan is in full force. As the voice of veterinary medicine in Florida, we are convening our legislative team and gearing up for the upcoming Florida Legislative Session in January 2020. Our team will visit Tallahassee, Florida and advocate for our profession, monitor issues and develop positions.

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OFFICERS

Dr. Michael Epperson President Dr. Mary Smart President-elect Dr. Donald H. Morgan Treasurer Dr. Marc A. Presnell Past President Mr. Philip J. Hinkle Executive Director

DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES Dr. Scott Richardson District 1–Big Bend Dr. Thomas E. Hester District 2–Northeast Dr. Todd Fulton District 3–Central Dr. Rachel Klemawesch District 4–Tampa Bay Dr. Susan M. Carastro District 5–Treasure Coast Dr. Marta P. Lista District 6–South Florida Dr. Barbara Lewis District 7–Southwest Dr. James M. Brechin District 8–Northwest Dr. Kelly J. Sloan-Wade District 9–Space Coast

We are asking our members to consider donating to the FVMA Professional Advocacy Committee (PAC). Money raised by the FVMA PAC goes toward the FVMA advocating on your behalf for legislation that supports veterinarians and animal health and well-being. Your contributions are imperative for a successful session. In the past six years, Florida legislators now contact the FVMA regarding bills that impact veterinary medicine. This is a luxury that we have not always had. A presence in Tallahassee is crucial to maintaining a good relationship with our elected officials. I look forward to seeing all those participating in 2020 Legislative Action Days. Thank you for advocating for our profession in Florida! “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” - Steve Jobs While it's important to defend our profession, I also want to remind you why many of us joined it. We love what we do. You may not always like the situation you find yourself in, the outcome of the last case or the amount of your student loan, but I believe veterinarians truly love what we do. New challenges will come and how you address and overcome them will define you as a person and a professional. The personal and professional challenges you face are only bumps in the road. With the support group you will develop, you can face and overcome anything. Remember to take care of yourself and don’t underestimate yourself or the value of this profession. Take time to give back to your community, be involved with your family and listen to yourself. Every one of you adds value and helps define who we are as veterinarians. Never underestimate your training and how you can impact the lives of your patients and families. As an association, we try our best to tell our membership about what we do. Florida is a large state that poses different challenges in each district. As a state association, the FVMA is ready to mobilize to neutralize threats against our profession. If there is a challenge in your district, we encourage you to reach out to your local VMAs, as well as the FVMA for guidance and support.

Dr. Ernest C. Godfrey AVMA Delegate Dr. Richard B. Williams AVMA Alternate Delegate Dr. Jacqueline S. Shellow FAEP Representative to the FVMA Executive Board

Michael Epperson, DVM

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In Remembrance Dr. Jerry C. Spears FVMA Past President - 1973

It is with our deepest regret that we inform you of the passing of FVMA Past President Dr. Jerry C. Spears, 85, of Citra, Florida, who passed away on November 12, 2019, at his residence. Dr. Spears served as president on the FVMA Executive Board in 1973. He was a dedicated large animal veterinarian who remained actively involved through the years in organized veterinary medicine. At the time of his passing, he was a FVMA Life member. In 1977, the FVMA honored Dr. Spears with the Veterinarian of the Year Award, and he was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in 1989. A native of Leesburg, Florida, Dr. Spears graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture in 1956. In 1962, he earned a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from Auburn University. He owned and operated Animal Medical Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida for more than 35 years. He was a co-owner of the one of the first pet emergency clinics established for after-hours care in St. Petersburg, Florida. He retired from full-time veterinary practice in 1995 and moved to Citra, Florida, where he served on the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine for several years. Dr. Spears returned to raising cattle when he retired to Citra, Florida, which was where he grew up. Dr. Spears' history of active service to the Florida agriculture and cattle industries

was distinguished. He served on the Board of Directors for the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association and was named honorary director of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association in 2009. He was a supporter of youth in agriculture and a sponsor of the Southeastern Youth Fair heifer show. He continued to serve both the cattle industry and veterinary community as the vice-chairman of the Animal Industry Technical Council, which advises the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. He was an active member in the Marion County Farm Bureau and sat on advisory committees to represent the county and cattle industry. He was a lifelong advocate for the entire Florida cattle industry and a charter member of the Florida Cracker Cattle Association. In his free time, Dr. Spears was an avid fisherman, and he shared this passion with his family and many lifelong friends. He enjoyed hunting and often traveled with close friends and family for hunting/fishing trips across the country. More recently, he preferred to photograph local wildlife instead of hunting them. At home, he enjoyed his vegetable garden, riding his cow horse, his dogs and watching over his cattle. Jerry C. Spears, DVM — or “Doc” — was a loyal, lifelong friend to many in his profession and the community. Dr. Spears also established the Clyde and Laura Spears Rural Animal Medicine Proficiency Award for senior veterinary medical students with an interest in food animal veterinary medicine. Dr. Spears is survived by his sister Etta Spears Beville of Leesburg and his oldest son Douglas C. Spears of Flagler Beach, as well as three granddaughters, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons.

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In Remembrance Member Spotlight License Renewal Deadline Approaching FVMA’s Veterinary Clinic Inspection Checklist 8 | The Ultimate Balancing Act: Finding Work-life Balance in the Veterinary Profession

10 | FVMA 2020 Annual Operating Budget 12 | The 91st FVMA Annual Conference - Program Details 22 | Practice Pulse 24 | Classified Advertisements 26 | Mark Your Calendars

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Dr. Harvey L. Partridge Dr. Harvey L. Partridge and his wife Patricia, both 72, of Terra Ceia, Florida passed away in a small airplane crash on October 20, 2019. Dr. Partridge was known by many in his community as a devoted veterinarian and a trusted mentor.

and clients. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, and we appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.”

Appointed by then-Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Dr. Partridge served on the Board of Veterinary Medicine from 2015-2018. He was a Florida native and graduate of the University of Florida College of Agriculture and Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He practiced veterinary medicine since 1974 and was the founder/owner of Partridge Animal Hospital, formally Riviera Animal Hospital, in St. Petersburg, Florida. He specialized in surgery, including abdominal, orthopedic, thoracic, and wound management, as well as internal medicine with special interests in ultrasonography and endoscopy.

Dr. Partridge was known throughout the St. Petersburg community for providing decades of quality care and compassion for the pets of the St. Pete community, including the police K9s for the St. Petersburg Police Department.

He was presented the FVMA Gold Star Award during the FVMA’s 89th Annual Conference in 2018 in Tampa, Florida for his dedication and many contributions as a faithful member of the Association and to the advancement the profession. Partridge Animal Hospital released a statement following his death which read in part: "Dr. Partridge was a truly wonderful doctor and advocate for animals, and he and his wife will be terribly missed by our staff

Partridge established his clinic four decades ago in 1978 as Riviera Animal Hospital. It later became Partridge Animal Hospital in the early 2000s. He sold the clinic to Dr. David Landers in 2010 but continued practicing there. He was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1970 and was the recipient of the Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship. Before attending veterinary school, Dr. Partridge was a ranch manager in Ocala.

Dr. Russell T. Snyder FVMA Life member Dr. Russell T. Snyder, 86, passed away on October 27, 2019, in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Snyder was the recipient of two FVMA Gold Star awards, the 2001 FVMA Lifetime Achievement Award and received the 2015 FVMA Distinguished Service Award. He was an active member of the veterinary community, who joined the FVMA in the early 1960s, serving on the Executive Board as the District II Representative as well as on the FVMA Finance Committee. He joined several other committee appointments at the University of Florida, including the Long-range Planning Committee and UF College of Veterinary Medicine Admissions Committee. He also served on the UF College of Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee for more than 25 years. A past

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president of the Jacksonville VMS, Dr. Snyder was also closely affiliated with the University of Florida CVM, where he was instrumental in planning for the college and developing several funds to help financially support veterinary medical students. Dr. Snyder operated Snyder Animal Hospital, P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida for 43 years, where he had many enlightening and enjoyable years with the local and state associations during that time. He was one of the founding members of the Jacksonville Veterinary Emergency Clinic and served two terms as president of the Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society (JVMS). Dr. Snyder served our country in the military as a captain in the Veterinary Corps of the United States Army. He was a respected veterinarian and a passionate master gardener. Dr. Snyder is predeceased by his daughter Laura Jean, and he is survived by his wife Jeanette, three sons and six grandchildren.


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

FVMA member assists in post-Hurricane Dorian relief Dr. Bethany “Bess” Darrow, an FMVA member since 2008 and owner of Tune Ups Veterinary Equine Dentistry and Services in Williston, Florida, teamed up with the nonprofit group Animal Wellness Foundation for a one-day trip to the Bahamas to provide disaster relief for large animals post-Hurricane Dorian. On October 7, 2019, the team left for a one-day relief effort to bring hay for the 19 surviving horses at three farms on Grand Bahama. In addition to providing food supplies, Dr. Darrow’s duties included medical assessments of the horses. “In the Bahamas, since these people live on an island, all feed and hay has to be brought in by cargo ships,” Dr. Darrow said. “The surplus they had was wiped out by the storm, so they honestly were days from being in a real jam of not having enough feed. Due to the many contacts I made during Hurricane Michael, we were able to connect a great group of people, welfare organizations and feed suppliers nearly instantly, and feed was shipped over for the horses shortly after the storm.”

Dr. Bethany Darrow (second from left) gets ready to board a private charter with members of Houses4Horses, the Animal Wellness Foundation and Alaqua Animal Refuge. They went to the Bahamas to view damage and assess the status of horses after Hurricane Dorian. Photo courtesy of Dr. Bethany Darrow

Dr. Darrow has always had a lifelong passion for horses and a need to make a difference in the lives of animals. She was an avid member of the United States Pony Clubs and used to compete extensively in dressage and eventing. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in biology in 1992, she became a large animal veterinary technician. During her time as a barn manager in the early 1990s, a certified equine dentist gave a lecture on the benefits of equine dentistry. This inspired Dr. Darrow to become an equine dental technician with the International Association of Equine Dentistry in 2001 and, eventually, graduate with her DVM from Ross University in 2007. After working in both Pennsylvania and Maryland, she eventually relocated to Florida. Dr. Darrow also was a horse trainer and riding instructor. She has never lost her passion for teaching about the importance of proper equine dentistry and offers educational lectures to local groups and organizations.

Dr. Darrow (left) with her friend and client George Johnson, who lost his entire horse farm, nature center, home and organic fruit/vegetable farm. He lost a total of nine horses and more than 120 other animals. Photo courtesy of Dr. Bethany Darrow

Dr. Darrow has previously been involved in disaster relief efforts. Last year, she spent most of her time in the Florida Panhandle, providing relief and aid to her equine clients post-Hurricane Michael. She went door to door after the hurricane to check on horses and livestock in the affected Florida Panhandle area. Dr. Darrow and her colleagues were able to set up a temporary barn to be used as a shelter to protect animals that were moved out of unsafe areas, providing free transportation for those who needed it and feed/hay for their horses. Dr. Darrow also set up the Hurricane Michael Horse Relief Fund, a GoFundMe campaign, after the hurricane hit, which allowed for Dr. Darrow and her colleagues to temporarily foster 22 horses at local farms, adopt out horses that they could, and provide feed and shelter to the hundreds of horses affected by the hurricane. “In both hurricanes, nobody ever expected the storms to be as bad as they were,” Dr. Darrow said. “At some point, most of the things people did to be prepared during a hurricane became irrelevant when the biggest storms in history came crashing down. I was honored to be a part of these movements to help the horses.”

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REMINDER - MAY 31, 2020

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Veterinarians in Florida must complete a minimum of 30 hours of CE every two years to renew their licenses. The deadline for acquiring required CE hours this year is May 31, 2020. The guide for required continuing education needed by Florida veterinarians for licensure purposes is Rule Chapter 61G18-16, Florida Administrative Code of Chapter 474, Florida Statutes. This rule directs that licensed veterinarians must renew their licenses every two years in the even-numbered year. The last renewal date was June 1, 2018. The next renewal date is June 1, 2020.

Other Important Guidance From 61G18-16.002 F.A.S. •

One hour of CE equals a minimum of fifty (50) minutes and a maximum of sixty (60) minutes. Total hours of lecture time cannot be added up and divided by 50 minutes to obtain one (1) hour credit for each 50-minute interval.

Computer online programs that involve online, real time, live or delayed participatory questioning or responses are not correspondence courses.

Five hours of CE in laws and rules may be obtained once during the biennium by attending a full day or eight hours of a Board of Veterinary Medicine meeting where disciplinary hearings are conducted by the board. The attendee must sign in with the executive director of the board or designee before the meeting begins; must remain in continuous attendance; must sign out with the executive director of the board or designee at the end of the meeting day or at a time earlier as affirmatively authorized by the board. A licensee may receive continuing education credit for attending the Board meeting only if he or she is attending solely for the purpose of obtaining CE.

Licensees must retain certifications of attendance or provider verification documenting completion of continuing education for a period of not less than three years from the date the course was taken.

Failure to comply with the continuing professional education requirements shall prohibit license renewal and result in delinquent status at the end of the biennium.

61G18-16 of the Florida Administrative Code specifies how many hours of particular CE-earning modalities are acceptable, as well as the types and categories of CE veterinarians may pursue in the biennium in order to be licensed for the succeeding period. It goes on to define the standards that must be upheld and adhered to by continuing education providers.

Requirements for Active Status License Renewal in Florida

61G18-16.002 Continuing Education Requirements for Active Status License Renewal (1) reads: “All licensed veterinarians shall be required to obtain continuing professional education which contributes to the advancement, extension or enhancement of professional skills and knowledge in the field of veterinary medicine.” The CE requirements contained therein include: • Completion of 30 hours of continuing professional education in veterinary medicine every two years. • No less than one hour of CE must be in the area of dispensing legend drugs. • No less than two hours of CE must be in the area of the laws and rules governing the practice of veterinary medicine as contained in Chapters 455 and 474, Florida Statutes, and Rule Title 61G18, F.A.C. • Not more than fifteen hours can be non-interactive, correspondence courses. • Not more than five hours in complementary and alternative medicine modalities.

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FVMA’s VETERINARY CLINIC INSPECTION

CHECKLIST

IMPORTANT NOTICE – If you are unable to check any box on this Inspection Checklist, you need to IMMEDIATELY address that area so your establishment can pass an unannounced state inspection. Call the FVMA toll-free at 800.992.3862 with questions. This inspection checklist is provided as a service to FVMA members. This document is a useful tool to help our members prepare their establishments for an unannounced inspection. For additional information on the state inspection rules and regulations, contact the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Regulation at 850.487.1395, or contact the FVMA toll-free at 800.992.3862 or visit our website at www.fvma.org.

LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

FACILITIES/EQUIPMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RESUSCITATIVE CARE

PREMISES REQUIREMENTS (MANDATORY) Exterior

FACILITY REQUIREMENTS

Veterinarian(s) at this establishment possesses a current, active Florida license This establishment has a current, valid premises permit License(s) of each veterinarian(s) is conspicuously displayed This establishment’s valid premise permit is conspicuously displayed This establishment does not employ unlicensed person(s) in the practice of veterinary medicine Exterior signs legible and easily identifies location Facility is clean and in good repair Emergency care telephone number is visible and easily seen from exterior Grounds are clean and orderly

Interior

Restroom(s) is clean and orderly Office is clean and orderly Emergency telephone answering service is available 24 hours a day

Examination Room

Examination area is clean and orderly Lined waste receptacles are in all exam rooms Disposable towels and sink are available (sink in the restroom is not acceptable) Examination table is constructed of smooth impervious material

Pharmacy

Area and equipment are clean and orderly Sterile instruments, drapes, caps and masks Operating table appropriate for proposed use and constructed of smooth and impervious material Oxygen and equipment are available for immediate use Anesthesia equipment Holding areas capable of sanitation/proper ventilation/sufficient lighting/size consistent with welfare of animal Sanitary cans lined with disposable bags Effective insect and rodent control Carcass disposal meeting local sanitary codes Emergency lighting which includes at minimum, a functioning rechargeable battery-operated light Fire extinguisher with current annual inspection tag Refrigeration to store drugs, biologicals, lab samples, reagents and other perishable items Handling and disposal of biohazardous waste in accordance with Rule 64E-16, Florida Administrative Code [61G18-15.002(2)(a)15.] Veterinarians must furnish clients with permanent address for obtaining medical records

FACILITIES FOR RADIOLOGY OR OUTSIDE SERVICE

Clean and orderly pharmacy area X-ray machine; 100 MA minimum Blood storage or donor is available Developing tanks Accurate controlled substances log Monitoring of exposure of personnel to radiation required Accurate patient medical records FACITILITES FOR SURGERY OR OUTSIDE SERVICE If controlled substances are on the premises, a locking, secure cabinet for storage Must be clean and orderly DEA certificate kept on premises Sterilization of surgical equipment by autoclave or gas method Segregated area for storage of expired drugs Operating table appropriate for use and constructed of smooth, impervious Disposable needles and syringes surface All drugs stored on the premises are properly labeled with drug name, strength, Well lighted and expiration date Oxygen and equipment for its administration All drugs are properly labeled and dispensed in child-proof containers unless HOSPITAL WARDS OR OUTSIDE SERVICE otherwise requested in writing Area must be clean and orderly MEDICAL RECORDS Holding area(s) size must be consistent with the welfare of the animal Medical records as required by 61G18-18.002 Florida Administrative Code Well lighted [61G18-15.002(2)(a)6.] Proper ventilation

LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS Microscope Centrifuge

ON PREMISES OR CONTRACT MANDATORY

Urinalysis equipment or outside lab available Hematology facilities or outside lab available Blood chemistry or outside lab available Microbiological capability or outside lab available

OPTIONAL ITEMS REQUIRING INSPECTION Reception area is free from hazards Grooming area is clean and orderly Kitchen/food area is sanitary

EXERCISE RUNS (OPTIONAL)

Clean and secure No hazards


THE ULTIMATE BALANCING ACT

Finding Work-life Balance in the Veterinary Profession Katherine Pearce, FVMA content & engagement specialist The two components that make up most of our time are work and life, yet sometimes a distinction is not always clear. Work is not considered a part of life. Many pursue a career in the veterinary profession because they feel that if they love what they do, it won’t be work. The opposite immediately becomes true as 60-hour work weeks become the norm. Weekends, birthdays and holidays disappear into a rabbit hole of animal emergencies and nonstop obligations to clients and patients. A topic of increased interest within the profession has been work-life balance and helping veterinary professionals find that balance. The FVMA has some tips and guidance on how you can find the work-life balance that works best for you and your time.

The Imbalance When finally getting home, you may feel too tired and stressed to be present. When you’re at work, you feel guilty. If you go home, you feel guilty. Those in the veterinary profession feel they must constantly give to others and share the pain of their patients and clients. This tendency burns veterinary professionals at both ends until there’s nothing left. In no time, self-care disappears. If no help is sought out, this may escalate into a loss of self-worth, isolation, loss of morale, detachment, an increase in emotional intensity (having reactions that are stronger than warranted) and even existential despair. Little sleep, poor eating habits, and, sometimes, a reliance on drugs and alcohol becomes the norm. Veterinary professionals stop playing with pets and start to dread their clients — these are serious signs that work has become too much. “I distinctly remember our neurology professor, Dr. Cheryl Chrisman, tell us to make sure we had balance in our professional lives,” says Dr. Phillip Richmond, chair of the FVMA's Professional Wellness and Well-being Committee. “This was hard for me to comprehend at the time. I mean, I’ve got student loans to pay and have been eating ramen noodles and hard-boiled eggs for the past four years. Plus, isn’t this everything I ever wanted — to be a veterinarian? ‘It’s time to get to work,’ I thought. Well I did, and I took on more than I could handle. I almost didn’t make it.” According to a 2018 study reported by the AVMA, one in 20 veterinarians experience serious psychological distress with those younger than 45 being more at-risk. The most frequent conditions experienced by those who reported serious psychological distress were depression (98%), burnout (88%) and anxiety (83%). This imbalance of work and life can result in severe mental health

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complications that are exacerbated by perfectionist qualities commonly seen in those who enter the veterinary field. These issues can result in imposter syndrome, which can further deteriorate self-confidence and negatively impact self-worth. Those in the veterinary profession often think they are selfish for taking time for themselves, but a work-life balance is necessary.

Say “No” “I have prior obligations” or “Sorry, I’m not available then” are both great ways to start saying no without giving more information than necessary. Even if the obligation is only to yourself, start making your personal life a priority. If you’re struggling to say “no,” ask yourself why you should say “yes.” If it seems impossible to say no, consider having an open and honest discussion with clients about your medical abilities and their expectations, as this type of communication can help reduce the risk of compassion fatigue. Try to remember that saying no, whether regarding personal or professional pressures, will help you say yes for years to come.

Take Time Away It’s important to take time off without feeling guilty. It’s not about working hard, coming in early and leaving late. It's about ensuring you will be able to work in a healthy, happy manner. This will allow for the longevity of a personally fulfilling career. “My experience forced me to find balance,” Dr. Richmond says.


provide CE at a resort, which can turn required work into a mini vacation. If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255 (TALK). Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. The Crisis Text Line is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. at any time and a live, trained crisis counselor receives your text and responds on a secure online platform. You can also call 211 to speak with a live, trained service professional in your local area. All calls are confidential, and 211 is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “One way to define ‘balance’ is having well-being in these five aspects of our lives: career, which includes challenging ourselves and partaking in lifelong learning; social, which includes having strong and healthy relationships; financial; physical, which includes incorporating nutrition, sleep and exercise into your routine; and community, which reminds us to remember to engage with the people and area where we live. When we can make progress in all these areas, balance is the end result.”

Additional Reading:

Working in the veterinary field is what you do rather than who you are. Though it may seem impossible at first, the delegation of tasks or arranging with another veterinarian to cover for you is an important step toward a life outside of work. A great way to prioritize time off is making a calendar every year of important birthdays, anniversaries, family events and holidays to get an idea of when vacations should be scheduled. The inclusion of personal days is also valuable, as leisure time is the best way to recharge.

• https://atwork.avma.org/2018/02/09/new-study-measuresmental-wellbeing-among-veterinarians/ • https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/ PeerAndWellness/Pages/work-life-balance.aspx • https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/ PeerAndWellness/Pages/Workplace-Wellness-Practical-Tips. aspx • https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/ PeerAndWellness/Pages/Setting-up-Wellness-Program.aspx • https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/ PeerAndWellness/Pages/self-care.aspx • https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/ PeerAndWellness/Pages/family-in-your-self-care-plan.aspx • https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/ PeerAndWellness/Pages/get-help.aspx

Put Yourself on Your To-do List Practicing self-care can start with something as small as a professional haircut, a relaxing bath, lighting candles in your home or even visiting a place that gives you spiritual peace. While veterinary professionals often dedicate their free time to “good causes,” this can add stress and doesn’t provide a needed reprieve. Do for yourself what you do daily for animals — take proper care. Try looking into these: • Meditation. • Yoga. • Appointment with a mental health professional. • Doctor, dentist or chiropractor appointment.

Work-life Coexistence While it can be daunting to take the first step, it is essential that the facets of your life coexist. To have a long and enjoyable career, both parts of life must come into balance without one killing the other. Even work can provide a break, through the attendance of professional development courses such as conferences that

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FVMA 2020 ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET APPROVED The FVMA Executive Board approved the Association's 2020 operating budget in September 2019 with a balanced budget of more than $3.5 million. This budget reflects the FVMA’s continued growth, as well as its commitment to the sustainability of the Association’s current programs and services, to advancing strategic goals and to broadening the delivery of high-quality services to the diverse veterinary professional community of our state. We are equally committed to exercising sound stewardship of FVMA membership fiscal resources. The strength of the FVMA has enabled us to expand our continuing education services and grassroots advocacy efforts, allowing the association to become the premiere voice of veterinary medicine in Florida. I encourage you to join the FVMA Professional Advocacy Committee or make a financial contribution. We ask members to become more engaged at the local level to support your association’s legislative and regulatory initiatives in 2020. We recognize the invaluable contributions all members of the veterinary team make to animal health and well-being, along with the advancement of our profession in Florida, and we invite these professionals to join our ranks to strengthen the voice of veterinary medicine in our state. The FVMA has the fiscal resources, experienced leadership, and the dedicated professional staff to expand and enhance our membership services and outreach. It's an all-encompassing effort to continue to serve our membership well, protecting and advancing the veterinary profession in Florida. The 2020 budget equips the FVMA to perform efficiently in all areas of operation and carry out all of its important functions. Let us be inspired by the FVMA’s mission statement: to advance the veterinary medical profession, promote animal health and well-being, and protect public health. If you have any questions regarding the 2020 fiscal operating budget, please direct them to me or Executive Director Phil Hinkle. Thank you for the opportunity to serve this great profession. Respectfully,

Donald H. Morgan, DVM FVMA Treasurer

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FVMA 2020 FISCAL OPERATING BUDGET INCOME Membership Dues $ 813,875 FVMA Political Committee $ 25,000 Continuing Education/Certification Programs $ 2,521,688 Publications $ 120,000 FVMA Foundation $ 2,500 Member Services Income $ 105,100

TOTAL INCOME

$ 3,588,163

EXPENSES Facility Costs & Upkeep $ 141,000 Membership Services & Administration $ 1,778,145 Legislative Advocacy $ 129,000 Educational Program Expenses $ 1,379,500 Communications & Public Relations $ 133,018 Inter-Professional Relations $ 27,500

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With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $475 | Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $675

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $450 | Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $650

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SATURDAY, MARCH 14 | 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Tony M. Woodward, DVM, DAVDC R. Michael Peak, DVM, DAVDC

Søren Boysen, DVM, DACVECC Serge Chalhoub, BSc, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $450 | Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $650

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $495 | Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $695

DENTAL RADIOLOGY POSITIONING & TECHNIQUES

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FRIDAY, MARCH 13 | 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 13 | 1:30 - 5:30 P.M. Denise S. Rollings, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)

DENTAL NERVE BLOCKS, CLEANING, PROBING & CHARTING

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With Conf. Reg. Fee: Techs $95 | Wet Lab Only Fee: Techs $150

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 | 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Denise S. Rollings, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Techs $95 | Wet Lab Only Fee: Techs $150

Register your seat early —


Wet Labs & Workshop

Randy Basinger, DVM, DACVS

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THURSDAY, MARCH 12 | 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Robert Swinger, DVM, DACVO

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $475 | Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $675

THURSDAY, MARCH 12 | 1:30 - 5:30 P.M. Randy Basinger, DVM, DACVS

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $495 | Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $695

PONSORS

FRIDAY, MARCH 13 | 8 A.M. - 12 P.M. (AM SESSION)* 1:30 - 5:30 PM (PM SESSION)* Andrew Mackin, BSc, BVMS, MVS, DVSc, FANZCVSc, DACVIM John Thomason, DVM, MS, DACVIM With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $295 | Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $495

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $495 | Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $695

FIVE-MINUTE, FIVE-DOLLAR TESTS: “SPECIALIST” DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES

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SATURDAY, MARCH 14 | 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Andrew Mackin, BSc, BVMS, MVS, DVSc, FANZCVSc, DACVIM Jeb Cade, DVM, MS

With Conf. Reg. Fee: Vets $95 | Wet Lab Only Fee: Vets $250 DV

MEDIAL PATELLA LUXATION

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*SAME WET LAB OFFERED FOR AM AND PM SESSION.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12 | 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

OPHTHALMIC SURGERY

THE GREAT ENDOSCOPY ADVENTURE

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Special CE Offerings  Suicide Prevention Certification

Friday, March 13, 2020 | 1:30-3:20 p.m. Philip Richmond, DVM, CHC-BCS, CCFP Kelly Brady, LMHC, AP

Pre-registration required. Limited seating.  Dispensing Legend Drugs

Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 7-7:50 a.m. Edwin Bayó, Esq.

 Florida Laws & Rules Governing the

Practice of Veterinary Medicine Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 7-8:50 a.m. Edwin Bayó, Esq.

— wet lab seats sell out fast!


Resort & Venue Information HILTON ORLANDO BONNET CREEK

14100 BONNET CREEK RESORT LANE ORLANDO, FL 32821 P: 888.353.2013 • FVMA Special Rates: Starting at $235, plus taxes • Group rate extended stay three days pre- and post-conference, based upon availability.

WALDORF ASTORIA ORLANDO

14200 BONNET CREEK RESORT LANE ORLANDO, FL 32821 P: 888.353.2009 • FVMA Special Rates: Starting at $285, plus taxes • Group rate extended stay three days pre- and postconference, based upon availability. All room rates quoted above are exclusive of applicable resort fees. There is an optional daily resort fee at the individual guest’s discretion. The resort fee is $45.00 per night, per room. Applicable state and local taxes will be posted to all guest rooms. The optional resort fee covers the following items, services and amenities: • Kids meals deals and discounts. • Free golf club rental after 2 p.m. • Daily water (two bottles). • Unlimited in-room local and 1-800 calls. • Access to Golf Club practice facilities. • Lazy river tubes and cabana discount.

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Featured Speakers

MARK ACIERNO

MBA, DVM, DACVIM

LORE HAUG

CHAD JOHANNES

DVM, MS, DACVB

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM, ONCOLOGY)

R. MICHAEL PEAK

DVM, DAVDC

RICK ALLEMAN

LENORE BACEK

DVM, Ph.D., DABVP, DACVP

DVM, MS, DACVECC

STANLEY KIM

BVSc, MS, DACVS

SHEILAH ROBERTSON

BVMS (Hons), Ph.D., DACVAA, DECVAA, DACAW, DECAWBM (WSEL), CVA, MRCVS

RANCE SELLON

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM, ONCOLOGY)

CHRISTINE CULLER

DVM, MS, DACVECC

TAMI LIND

BS, RVT, VTS (ECC)

ROBERT SWINGER

DVM, DACVO

MICHAEL D. WILLARD MICHAEL WONG

DVM, MS, DACVIM-SA

• • • • • • • • • •

ANDREW MACKIN

BSc, BVMS, MVS, DVSc, FANZCVSC, DACVIM

TYLER WERNLI

DR. RANDY BASINGER EDWIN BAYÓ, ESQ. DR. SØREN BOYSEN DR. KELLY BRADY MEGAN BRASHEAR, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC) DR. ANDREW BUGBEE DR. JEB CADE DR. SERGE CHALHOUB DR. KIRSTEN COOKE DR. KATHLEEN GELATT-NICHOLSON

GARY NORSWORTHY

DVM, DABVP (FELINE)

AMELIA WHITE

DVM, MS, DACVD

TONY M. WOODWARD

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DR. ADAM GONZALES DR. SHANNON HOLMES DR. JESSICA MARTINEZ DR. AARON MASSECAR DR. BREE MONTANA REBECCA “BECKIE” MOSSOR, RVT CORT NORTON, CVT JEANNE PERRONE, CVT, VTS (DENTISTRY) • DR. ALEXANDRIA POLLES

 American Association of Veterinary State Boards RACE, Provider #532  Sponsor of Continuing Education in New York State  Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine, DBPR FVMA Provider #0001682

ERIC GARCIA

DVM, DAVDC

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS

RACE APPROVED:

DVM, DACVIM (NEUROLOGY)

AMARA ESTRADA

DVM, DACVIM (CARDIOLOGY)

CE HOURS FOR:

• DR. PHILIP RICHMOND • DENISE S. ROLLINGS, CVT, VTS (DENTISTRY) • DR. ALFREDO ROMERO • DR. SCOTT SECREST • DR. JAMIE STAHL • DR. JOHN THOMASON • DR. KENNETH R. WALLER III • DR. STUART WALTON • DR. LINK WELBORN  Veterinarians - 31 credit hours maximum  Technicians - 19 credit hours maximum


91ST FVMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE MARCH 12-15, 2020 HILTON ORLANDO BONNET CREEK & WALDORF ASTORIA ORLANDO ORLANDO, FLORIDA

FVMA AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP

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Email: 

TEAM MEMBER REGISTRATION Name: Clinic Name: Preferred Address: Phone:

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Registration fee includes CE (excluding those with additional fees), lunch on Friday & Saturday, non-ticketed social events, access to the exhibit hall and a digital copy of conference proceedings.

Free

$150.00

Free

WET LABS/WORKSHOP   Friday, Suicide Prevention Certification Workshop (Pre-registration required.)

$95.00

With Conf. Reg. Wet Lab Only

  Friday, Dental Radiography Positioning and Techniques

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$150.00

$

  Saturday, Dental Nerve Blocks, Cleaning, Probing & Charting $95.00

TOTAL WET LABS

$    Visa    Mastercard   American Express Discover Expiration Date  Signature 

Total Membership Dues

SOCIAL EVENTS

$

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No Fee

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Add $50 per registrant after February 4, 2020.

TOTAL SOCIAL EVENT FEES

  Saturday, March 14 Spring Fling (Pre-registration required.)

(Four tickets must be purchased at the same time to qualify for discount.)

______ x 1 Ticket for $35.00 = $ ____ ______ x 4 Tickets for $100.00 = $ ____

FVMA Foundation Reverse Raffle (Win $2,500)

  Friday, March 13 Award Ceremony & Installation of Officers   Saturday, March 14

No Fee

The FVMA offers affiliate membership to team members in the following categories: Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) – graduates of AVMA-accredited veterinary technology programs who have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam; dual certification/membership Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) - graduates of the FVMA’s CVA program; dual certification/membership Veterinary Practice Manager (VPM) – current or previously employed veterinary practice or hospital managers Animal Care Technician (ACT) - on-the-job-trained veterinary technicians with at least three years of experience. Please visit www.fvma.org/team-members for applications to these entities.

$ 250.00

$ 200.00

 My 2020 FVMA Affiliate Membership is current.  I would like to join and take advantage of the discounted registration fee. My affiliate membership application is enclosed. (Note: Incomplete applications may result in delayed membership and conference registration.) You may add your total membership dues to Box A to the right or pay separately on your application. CVT - $55, VPM - $55, ACT - $35

REGISTRATION FEE

Member Registration Fee  CVT   CVA   VPM   ACT Non-member Registration Fee  CVT  Technician/Assistant  Practice Manager  Admin Staff SPOUSE/GUEST REGISTRATION

$

  Spouse/Guest Registration................................................................................................$125.00 Spouse/Guest Registration Includes:  Friday lunch  Saturday lunch  Spring Fling  Exhibit Hall access  All coffee breaks DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCESS TO CE Spouse/Guest Name   Children’s Registration (Ages 0-17) (Children’s Registration does not include lunch).....................$0.00 Child’s Name Child’s Name TOTAL REGISTRATION FEE

TOTAL TEAM MEMBER PAYMENT (A, B, C, D)

Method of Payment   Check/Money Order   Charge My Credit Card Below $ (U.S. funds drawn on U.S. banks)

Credit Card Number Name as It Appears on Card

TEAM MEMBER REGISTRATION FORM FVMA | 7207 Monetary Drive • Orlando, FL 32809 | Phone: 800.992.3862 | Fax: 407.240.3710


(Your 2020 FVMA dues must be current to register at the discounted registration rate below.)

Phone:

Preferred Address:

Clinic Name:

Name:

Email: 

TOTAL REGISTRATION FEE $

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Signature 

Expiration Date 

FVMA | 7207 Monetary Drive • Orlando, FL 32809 | Phone: 800.992.3862 | Fax: 407.240.3710

$0.00

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No Fee

Add $100 per registrant after February 4, 2020.

TOTAL SPECIAL EVENT/GUEST FEE $

  Saturday, March 14 Spring Fling (Pre-registration required.)

SOCIAL EVENTS   Friday, March 13 Award Ceremony & Installation of Officers No Fee   Saturday, March 14 FVMA Foundation Reverse Raffle (Win $2,500) ____ x 1 Ticket for $35.00 ____ x 4 Tickets for $100.00 = $ ____ (Four tickets must be purchased at the same time to qualify for discount.)

Child’s Name Child’s Name

(Children’s Registration does not include lunch)

Spouse/Guest Name   Children’s Registration (Ages 0-17)

SPOUSE/GUEST REGISTRATION   Spouse/Guest Registration $125.00 Spouse/Guest Registration Includes:  Friday lunch  Spring Fling  All coffee breaks  Saturday lunch  Exhibit Hall access DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCESS TO CE

   Visa    Mastercard   American Express Discover

$

$250.00

$675.00 $650.00 Free $695.00

$475.00 $450.00 Free $495.00 $95.00

$675.00 $650.00 $650.00 $695.00 $695.00 $675.00 $495.00 $495.00

$475.00 $450.00 $450.00 $495.00 $495.00 $475.00 $295.00 $295.00

With Conf. Reg. Wet Lab Only

VETERINARIAN REGISTRATION FORM

Name as It Appears on Card

Credit Card Number

(U.S. funds drawn on U.S. banks)

$

TOTAL WET LABS/WORKSHOP FEE

Techniques That Are Actually Easy and Inexpensive

 Saturday, Five-minute, Five-dollar Tests: “Specialist” Diagnostic

WET LABS/WORKSHOP  Thursday, Basic Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound  Thursday, Feline Extraction Techniques  Thursday, Canine Extraction Techniques  Thursday, Cranial Cruciate With OrthoZip  Thursday, Medial Patella Luxation  Thursday, Ophthalmic Surgery  Friday, The Great Endoscopy Adventure* (AM session)  Friday, The Great Endoscopy Adventure* (PM session) *Same wet lab offered for AM and PM session.  Friday, Advanced Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound  Friday, Difficult Extractions and Retrieval of Fractured Root Tips  Friday, Suicide Prevention Certification Workshop (Pre-registration required.)  Saturday, Veterinary Point-of-care Ultrasound for Everyday Practice

Method of Payment   Check/Money Order    Charge My Credit Card Below $

TOTAL PAYMENT (A, B, C, D)

B

AVMA-accredited veterinary school name (Proof of current enrollment required)

Includes CE (excluding those with additional fees), lunch on Friday and Saturday, non-ticketed social events, access to the Exhibit Hall and a digital copy of conference proceedings.   FVMA 2020 Member.......................................$575.00   Member, Graduated 2018-2019......................$100.00   Member, Graduated 2017...............................$400.00   Member, Graduated 2016...............................$450.00   Non-resident..................................................$575.00   (Current member of state VMA or military.)   Non-FVMA Member.......................................$700.00   Veterinary Student..............................................$0.00

REGISTRATION FEE

$

VETERINARIAN REGISTRATION

 My 2020 FVMA Membership is current. A Total Membership Dues  I would like to join and take advantage of the discounted registration fee. I qualify for the following: Categories: (Please check one.)   Regular Member $275.00  Recent Graduate (within last two years) $153.00  State/Federal Employee $153.00  Part-time Employee $153.00 (Employed at FVMA Member practice & work 20 hrs per week or less.)   Non-Florida Resident $117.00

FVMA MEMBERSHIP

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You Take Care of Them— Let Us Take Care of You The AVMA Trust is excited to announce the arrival of the AVMA Trust Association Health Plan. To learn more about how you and your employees can save on health insurance and enjoy preferred pricing, visit avmatrustahp.com.

Did you hear the one about the veterinarian who thought ordering a compounded medication from a 503A pharmacy was the same as from a 503B pharmacy? For more information, visit

stokes503B.com or call 888-508-503B (5032).

Stokes is one of the only veterinary-focused compounding pharmacies that has earned registration from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a 503B Outsourcing Facility. TM

503B

All products made under cGMP1; same FDA regulations followed by the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry

Lower standards are no laughing matter.

Authorized to compound large batches

Trust Stokes.

Available for dispensing2 and unlimited hospital administration in all 50 states

The FDA Commissioner has stated that all hospitals should order compounded medication from an FDA Registered 503B Outsourcing Facility.

Consistent quality and integrity of products from batch to batch

When you order from our FDA Registered 503B Outsourcing Facility, you can be certain what you prescribe is what your patients receive.

1 cGMP - Current Good Manufacturing Practices | 2 Varies based on individual state law. Federal law allows dispensing and administration - FDA Federal SEC. 503B. [21 U.S.C. 353b]

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PRACTICE GOT A QUESTION? THE FVMA CAN HELP.

One of the benefits of membership in the FVMA is our Helpline, 800.992.3862, available to members daily, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Our Helpline also provides insight to the FVMA staff, of the challenges and concerns of our members. In this feature we will highlight topics from the questions we received in preceding weeks, in an effort to keep our members up-to-date on current concerns as well as regulatory and legislative changes.

QUESTION: Are we allowed to prescribe and treat over telemedicine calls?

But the recent rule change that came into force on October 1, 2019, includes the highlighted yellow below:

A: This is a very open-ended question. In order to prescribe, you must

61G18-14.002 Licensure by Endorsement. (1) An applicant for licensure by endorsement must submit an application on forms provided by the department and an application fee. The application fee must accompany the application. (2) Licensure by endorsement is governed by Section 474.217, F.S. (3) For purposes of Section 474.217(1)(a), F.S., in order for another state’s licensure requirements to be considered substantially similar to, equivalent to, or more stringent than the requirements of Chapter 474, F.S., the other state as of the date the application for endorsement is received by the Board, must require the following: (a) National Board Examination with a passing score on the National Board Examination of Veterinary Medicine equivalent to or higher than 1.0 standard deviation below the mean score. The mean score and standard deviation are statistically arrived at on the basis of the performance of the criterion population taking the examination on the common testing date. The criterion population is defined as candidates from American Veterinary Medical Association accredited schools or colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States and Canada who are taking the National Board Examination for the first time. For applicants that have taken the National Board Examination (NBE) after December 1, 1992, a passing score on the NBE shall be a scaled score of four hundred twenty-five (425) on a scale ranging from two hundred (200) to eight hundred (800); (b) The Clinical Competency Test with a passing score on the Clinical Competency Test portion equivalent to or higher than the mean score minus 1.0 standard deviation below the mean score or converted score which is four hundred (400) statistically arrived at on the basis of the performance of the national candidate population taking the Clinical Competency Test on that testing date, the common testing date. The candidate population is defined as candidates who are graduates of American Veterinary Medical Association accredited schools or colleges of veterinary medicine who graduated the year in which they are taking the Clinical Competency Test and are taking it for the first time. For applicants taking the Clinical Competency Test (CCT) after December 1, 1992, a passing score on the CCT shall be a scaled score of four hundred twenty-five (425) on a scale ranging from two hundred (200) to eight hundred (800); and

first establish a legitimate veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR), which requires Nos. 1, 2 and 3 below:

(y)  Using the privilege of ordering, prescribing, or making available medicinal drugs or drugs as defined in chapter 465, or controlled substances as defined in chapter 893, for use other than for the specific treatment of animal patients for which there is a documented veterinarian/client/patient relationship. Pursuant thereto, the veterinarian shall: 1. Have sufficient knowledge of the animal to initiate at least a general or preliminary diagnosis of the medical condition of the animal, which means that the veterinarian is personally acquainted with the keeping and caring of the animal and has recently seen the animal or has made medically appropriate and timely visits to the premises where the animal is kept. 2. Be available or provide for follow-up care and treatment in case of adverse reactions or failure of the regimen of therapy. 3. Maintain records which document patient visits, diagnosis, treatment, and other relevant information required under this chapter. If you have never seen the animal or made medically appropriate and timely visits to the premises where the animal is kept, you can’t establish a VCPR. A veterinarian can’t diagnose something over the phone without having examined the animal. Once you have established a valid VCPR, the client can call you, and, if you are comfortable with the description of what the problem is (i.e. the animal has a reoccurring infection that you have treated in the past and is reoccurring), you can prescribe for that without having examined the animal. Veterinary telemedicine has been the subject of proposed legislation that has not yet passed.

QUESTION: The DBPR’s website writeup on licensure by endorsement says: If your license has been active in your state for three years or more you may apply to Florida for licensure by endorsement. The fee is $605. You are required to take the Laws and Rules examination and you must submit an official transcript from your veterinary school, and licensure verifications from every state in which you hold or have held a license. If you are a foreign graduate, a copy of your Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certificate can be submitted in place of an official transcript.

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(c) Graduation from a school of veterinary medicine meeting the requirements specified in Rule 61G18-13.002, F.A.C. (4) Applicants for licensure by endorsement shall demonstrate knowledge of the laws and rules governing the practice of veterinary medicine of Florida by successfully completing the laws and rules portion of the licensure examination. (5) Applicants who qualify for licensure under Section 474.217, F.S. who have never had disciplinary action taken against any professional license by any jurisdiction may, in lieu of taking the laws and rules portion of the licensure exam, demonstrate knowledge of the laws and rules governing the practice of veterinary medicine of Florida by completing a Board approved 2 hour continuing education course on Florida’s laws and rules as set forth in subsection 61G18-16.002(2), F.A.C. (6) Individuals applying for a temporary license pursuant to Section 474.2125, F.S. in an “emergency” as defined in Section 252.34(4), F.S., may demonstrate knowledge of the laws and rules governing the practice of veterinary medicine of Florida by preparing and attaching to their application a written acknowledgment of having read Chapters 474, 455, 465, 499, 585, 828, and 893, F.S.; Rule Division 61G18, F.A.C.; and the “Practitioner’s Manual, 2006 Edition” published by the Drug Enforcement Administration of the Department of Justice. Does that mean an applicant licensed in other states who has had no disciplinary action can forgo taking the laws and rules exam by attending the course at a conference or taking the online course? A: The statute says that an applicant for licensure by endorsement

must demonstrate knowledge of the laws and rules “in a manner designated by rules of the board,” and the Board just recently amended this to provide for the course as one way.

QUESTION: We recently had a CVT interview with someone who just relocated from California. In California, a CVT can do "simple" extractions. I'm not sure what this means or if this is allowed in Florida. Can you clarify?

allowed to extract teeth (dentistry) in Florida, which is classified as veterinary medicine.

QUESTION: I am a veterinarian licensed in Brazil and Spain who specializes in animal dentistry. I was offered a working visa by an animal hospital in Florida to work as their main dentistry specialist. My question is does the H1B visa allow me to work for them legally as a dentistry specialist? A: To practice veterinary medicine in Florida you must be licensed by the Board of Veterinary Medicine. The law on specialists is 61G1821.001 Advertising. Below is the relevant section addressing this. The highlighted portion defines a “specialist” for your guidance:

(3) No veterinarian shall disseminate or cause the dissemination of any advertisement or advertising which is in any way fraudulent, false deceptive or misleading in form or content. Any advertisement or advertising shall be deemed by the Board to be fraudulent, false, deceptive or misleading if it: (a) Contains a misrepresentation of facts; or (b) Is misleading or deceptive because in its content or in the context in which it is presented it makes only a partial disclosure of relevant facts; or (c) Creates false or unjustified expectations of beneficial treatment or successful cures; or (d) Conveys the impression that the veterinarian disseminating the advertising or referred to therein, his staff, his services or method of delivery of veterinary services are superior to any other licensed veterinary services, licensed veterinarian or legally recognized method of delivery unless such claims can be substantiated. A veterinarian shall not advertise that he is a specialist unless he is a diplomate of one or more national specialty boards which are recognized by the Board of Veterinary Medicine. For the purpose of this rule the Board recognizes only those national specialty boards which are recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association. It is permissible for a veterinarian to advertise that he limits his practice to or has a particular interest in a particular species or particular area of practice.

A: Under Chapter 474 Veterinary Medical Practice, veterinary

QUESTION: We received information from the DEA about the launch of the Suspicious Orders Report System. We would like to know if the FVMA has any information of how, or if, we would need to comply as veterinarians who own a veterinary hospital in Florida? In a memo we received, it lists 12 Registrant Business Activity Classes that are affected by the requirements. It is not clear to us if veterinarians belong to one of those classes.

In Florida, only a veterinarian who is licensed in the state may engage in the practice of veterinary medicine. CVTs, therefore, are not

A: The FVMA’s legal counsel has advised our organization that this

medicine “includes, with respect to animals, surgery, acupuncture, obstetrics, dentistry, physical therapy, radiology, theriogenology, and other branches or specialties of veterinary medicine.”

new reporting system is applicable to drug wholesalers. There is no reporting obligation for an individual practitioner.

END NOTE: The ultimate responsibility in the practice of veterinary medicine lies with the licensed veterinarian. Professional discretion must always be exercised.

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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS VETERINARIANS WANTED

VETERINARIAN WANTED – CAPE CORAL, FL: Are you tired of practicing corporate medicine? Do you want to manage your cases with the skill that your years of training and experience lead you? Animal ER of SWFL is seeking a Veterinarian to join our team carry out our promise to our clients: making their pet’s health our top priority and excellent service our goal. We have a full diagnostic suite utilizing in-house lab equipment, digital radiology as well as access to ultrasound. Our staff is highly experienced to support the delivery of exceptional patient care. RequirementsDoctor of Veterinary Medicine, Previous Emergency Experience Desired; Benefits- Continuing Education Allowance, Paid Vacation, Compressed Work Schedule (optional) Job Type: Full-time (3 days a week); Salary: Commensurate with experience; Experience: Veterinary: 1 year (Preferred); License: DVM (Required); Shifts: Graveyard (Required) (5/19; ID#27080) VETERINARIAN WANTED – WAKULLA COUNTY, FL: Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital has an immediate opening for a companion animal veterinarian. Any experience level is acceptable for a candidate that is motivated and enthusiastic. The successful candidate would be the 5th veterinarian in the practice. Our hospital is a modern, 3 year old, 5,000 sq/ft facility offering 5 exam rooms, large treatment room, complete Idexx lab and digital radiology, including dental. We offer our patients all soft tissue surgeries as well as orthopedic and neurosurgical services. Any staff veterinarian motivated to learn surgical techniques and procedures is encouraged to participate. Ultrasound, Therapy laser and Digitherm imaging are also available in house. Our veterinarians provide care for all species in the collection at the Tallahasse Museum of Natural History (Native species, including panthers and bears) as well as support and care of injured or stranded Sea Turtles in our area. The hospital is open Mon-Fri only, 8:00 am– 5:00 pm. Weekends belong to our veterinarians and staff for family life. The hospital is located on the “Big Bend” coast just south of Tallahassee, Fl. For the outdoor minded, Wakulla County has a new, paved bike trail that will soon encircle the entire county. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge comprises 68 thousand acres and a large part of the county’s coastline, to preserve the land for wildlife and public use. Year around hiking, fishing, bird watching and other outdoor activities abound. Compensation is on commission basis. Expect earnings to exceed $100 K per year. Contact: Norm Griggs, DVM (Owner) normgriggs@gmail.com or Jeanette Burdette (office Mgr) (850) 926-1475, 4851 Coastal Hwy, Crawfordville, Fl 32327.(5/19; ID#5471) VETERINARIAN WANTED – KISSIMMEE, FL: Osceola Animal Emergency is looking for a veterinarian for our growing practice in Kissimmee, Florida. We are open as an emergency practice from 6 to midnight on weekdays, Saturday 2pm to midnight, and all day Sunday 9am until midnight. Weekdays 9 until 6 we are a daytime practice, and also Saturday 9am until 2pm. We have a very well equipped hospital with 4 exam rooms and are fully computerized. Our surgery suite is highly advanced and we perform advanced orthopedic surgeries including TTA and hip replacement. We have digital x-ray, ultrasound, and a Vimago CT machine. We also have cold laser, cryopen, tonopen, full monitoring equipment, an ICU, and isolation area. We prefer a veterinarian who has an interest in surgery since we perform referral surgeries. New graduates will be considered. Salary will be dependent upon experience and motivation. Please provide a resume to Dolphinvet@gmail.com. Call 407-910-4771 and ask to speak to our office manager Joe to set up an interview. (5/19; ID#26792) VETERINARIAN WANTED – KEY LARGO, FL: The Island Hammock Pet Hospital is looking for the right candidate with several years of experience to help us continue to grow and achieve our goals of providing exemplary medicine to our patients and outstanding service to our clients. We are a new, fast growing, three doctor companion animal practice located in Key Largo, Florida. We offer a strong compensation package, an experienced staff and a rewarding work environment. We operate a new, AAHA accredited, state of the art facility and utilize efficient business practices. You can learn more about us at www.IHPH.net. The fabulous Florida Keys offers some of the best fishing and SCUBA diving available in North America. Island life is a laid back, semi-rural lifestyle. All of the advantages of a large metropolitan area are within a 45 minute drive. If you love the water and sun, the Florida Keys is a great place to live. To learn more about the position, please send your resume to careers@IHPH.net. (5/19; ID#10524) VETERINARIAN WANTED – HOLLYWOOD, FL: City College is seeking a full or part time veterinarian for its Veterinary Technology Associate program in Hollywood, FL. Qualified candidates will hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent) and be currently licensed to practice in Florida. Responsibilities include overseeing animal care on site, leading the teaching clinic, and classroom instruction. Teaching experience is preferred. For details or to submit resume please contact Kim Augustin at 954-744-1777 ext.2022 kaugustin@citycollege.edu. (5/19; ID#8556) VETERINARIAN WANTED – NAPLES, FL: Full-Time Associate Wanted Gulfshore Animal Hospital, an AAHA 3 doctor practice in beautiful Naples, FL, is seeking a full-time associate to fill our third doctor vacancy. Established

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in 1971, Dr. David Ball and Dr. Kim Schemmer have owned Gulfshore Animal Hospital since 1987. We have a 4350 sq. ft. hospital and boarding facility located on the main highway in central Naples. Our practice is computerized with the most current ImproMed software, capable of paperless medical record keeping. Our practice is equipped with the latest technology including digital dental radiology, laser surgery, K-Laser therapy, Sound digital radiology, Idexx in-house laboratory equipment, and a GE laptop ultrasound. We have an exceptional clientele who demand, and can afford, quality comprehensive veterinary care. Our practice is committed to attention to detail and exceptional client communication and service. We have an excellent management team composed of the current owners and a practice manager of 15 years who are committed to a team approach to the practice of veterinary medicine. This management team is prepared to and capable of training the new associate in the management procedures and practices that have contributed to this very successful practice over the years. The candidate must have leadership skills, share the approach to veterinary medicine described above. This is a tremendous opportunity for the right individual. Our practice address is 3560 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103 and our website is www.gulfshoreanimalhospital.com. Interested candidates should email a letter of introduction and current resume to drdave@gulfshoreanimalhospital.com.(5/19; ID#26066) VETERINARIAN WANTED – ORLANDO, FL: MetroWest Veterinary Clinic in southwest Orlando is seeking a FT or PT Veterinarian. We are an established, AAHA accredited, two and a half doctor practice and growing. We have served the Orlando area for 26 years. Our standard of care meets or exceeds the expectation of AAHA - and we continually strive for improvement and growth. Our clinic is equipped with digital whole body and digital dental radiographic equipment, ultrasound, endoscope, full in house lab equipment, EKG monitoring, etc. Our established client base, along with our excellent support team, provides a rewarding work environment. Excellent clinical and surgical skills, strong communication skills and a heart for not only the pet, but also the owner, are essential. No after hour responsibilities and no emergency shifts. Benefit package includes: CE hours - Matching 401K - Health, Vision and Dental Insurance - Paid Vacation - Professional Dues. Please send your resume to dinahc@icloud.com (5/19; ID#6527) VETERINARIAN WANTED – ST.PETERSBURG, FL: We are looking for a full-time veterinarian to join our progressive, four doctor, AAHA Accredited hospital. We have a great group of passionate doctors along with an excellent staff including 8 CVTs. We have seven full exam rooms plus a discharge room, an ultrasound room and a euthanasia room. We are a paperless practice with digital radiology, digital dental radiology, endoscopy, ultrasound, laser therapy etc. Our hospital is located in beautiful St. Petersburg, FL. We have amazing weather, beaches, excellent restaurants and a very pet friendly downtown area. We would prefer someone with strong surgical skills. Salary will depend on experience. Please email or mail your resume to dr.buso@hainesroadvet.com. (5/19; ID#19982) VETERINARIAN WANTED – DUNEDIN / ST PETERSBURG, FL: I have two, independently-owned, small animal hospitals in Pinellas County Florida (Dunedin - 4.5 Doctors; St Petersburg - 2 Doctors). Mentorship available. Dunedin Animal Medical Center & Pet Resort is a well-respected, established, and AAHA-accredited animal hospital. We treat a wider range of medical, surgical, and dental cases than many general practices and most of our cases can be treated in-house. The Dunedin Animal Medical Center & Pet Resort facility boasts: six spacious exam rooms with lift tables; treatment area; digital x-ray; surgical suite with excellent surgical monitoring capabilities and dedicated recovery room; dental surgical suite with digital dental x-ray and high-speed dental equipment; ultrasound; tonometry; in-house laboratory capabilities; and electronic medical records. St Petersburg hospital is similarly equipped. All of this in the vibrant Tampa Bay Metropolitan Area which is surrounded by 34 miles of beaches and only 90-minute drive from Disney. Please contact Dr. Hodges by email: DVM4U2@gmail.com (5/19; ID#28265) VETERINARIAN WANTED – TALLAHASSEE, FL: Full-time small animal associate veterinarian is needed at Novey Animal Hospital. We are looking for a veterinarian to join our team that enjoys practicing high-quality medicine and surgery in a client-centered, compassionate and collaborative manner. We are located in Tallahassee, Florida, home of the state capitol, FSU, FAMU, and are only a short drive to the beach. Tallahassee is ranked in the top 100 best places to live in America and one of the best places to raise a family. We are a well-established hospital, with great clientele and a well-trained staff. We are equipped with digital dental radiography, digital radiography, ultrasound, laser, and more, with a specialty hospital and multiple emergency hospitals within minutes.Our associates enjoy great benefits, including a 4.5-day work week, no emergency on-call, health insurance, 401(k) match, and more! Recent and new graduates are welcome; mentorship will be provided and collaboration amongst our doctors is highly valued and expected.Please contact: Larry Novey, larrynovey@hotmail.com or (850) 508-2171. (5/19; ID#12890)

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ASSOCIATE WANTED – COLONY PLAZA ANIMAL HOSPITAL: Looking for an associate for our busy, progressive practice located in The Villages, Florida, within an hour of Orlando, Gainesville and the beaches. We are in a rapidly growing community with an affluent and educated clientele. The practice has been open 6 years and is well equipped with 4 exam rooms, digital radiography, dental radiography, therapeutic laser, surgery suite, private office


for each doctor and much more. There are three specialty hospitals within driving distance to allow referrals when needed. A traveling board certified radiologist performs our ultrasounds. We offer a fun work environment and focus on providing a quality work-life balance. We offer health insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, CE stipend, competitive salary and a signing bonus to the right candidate. If interested please send your resume or CV to sdrum1@hotmail.com (5/19; ID #5816)

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