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Have you completed FLORIDA’s MANDATORY CE?

Click here to order the course today! Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Veterinary Medicine has allowed Florida licensed veterinarians until December 31, 2020 to obtain their required continuing education. Online course includes: ► Combined audiovisual presentation on Florida Laws and Rules Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine & Dispensing Legend Drugs by…

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ALERT: FDA Draft Compounding Guidance

IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED: Compounded medications at risk! The FVMA has recently learned of a concerning development that, if enacted, will significantly restrict veterinarians’ ability to treat their patients. This is in regards to the FDA’s Draft Guidance for Industry #256, “Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Drug Substances” (“GFI #256″): https://www.fda.gov/media/132567/download Veterinarians’ access to compounded medications would be severely restricted. A…

FVMA SERVICE AWARDS – Call for Nominations – 2021 FVMA Annual Awards

The FVMA urges members to take this excellent opportunity to recognize deserving colleagues and friends of the profession who go above and beyond the call of duty in service to the Association and to contribute to the enhancement and protection of veterinary medicine in Florida. Nominations are being invited in the following award categories: Distinguished…

What Veterinarians Need to Know About Required Continuing Education in Florida

Continuing education is a requirement for license renewal by veterinarians in the State of Florida. The guide for this requirement which veterinarians must follow, is contained in Rule Chapter 61G18-16, Florida Administrative Code of Chapter 474, Florida Statutes. The statute directs that licensed veterinarians must renew their licenses every two years.  The code stipulates that “All…

Coronavirus and your practice

Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard       Click here for a downloadable brochure

Announcing the FVMA’s New Veterinary Care Team Affiliate Member Program!

The FVMA is excited to announce the launch of our new team member affiliate membership program to recognize the outstanding contributions of veterinary care teams in our industry, and to support both team member career development and the veterinary profession. Operating within the FVMA, these new organizations extend the reach and mission of our association…

SECONDARY PENTOBARBITAL POISONING Poses a Threat to Protected Species and to Florida Veterinarians

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) provide for substantial fines and the possibility of imprisonment. Criminal penalties may run as high as $250,000 per individual or $500,000 per organization and up to five years in jail. Civil penalties can be as much as $25,000 per violation under the ESA and up to $5,000 per violation under the BGEPA.