News and Noteworthy________________________________________________
April is National Heartworm Awareness Month
Protecting your dog or cat from heartworm disease is simple and affordable. Treating heartworm disease is costly, difficult and can be life threatening. Make an appointment for your pet’s yearly checkup and let’s keep your best friend safe!
Read the ALVMA press release on heartworm awareness month.
Watch the video below to learn more about heartworm prevention.
2014 ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event
The sixth annual ACVO National Service Animal eye Exam event takes place this May, 2014. Eligible service animals are invited to receive a free eye exam from a participating ophthalmologist. Repeat clients from past events are welcomed to participate. To check eligibility and register online beginning April 1st, go to www.ACVOeyeexam.org. Registration ends April 30th. Special thanks to the
American College of Veterinary ophthalmologists and their Diplomates. (This event is endorsed by the AVMA.)
For veterinarians wishing to participate, click here for information and promotional tools.
Need to Know_________________________________________________________
Partners for Healthy Pets
This unprecedented alliance program is now over 100 organizations strong and offers veterinarians the tools to market their practices with minimal effort. It is free to use as part of your ALVMA membership benefits. Downloadable print ads, social media tools, promotional schedules and more are all organized and planned for you. Be part of this national campaign taking aim at reducing preventable diseases among cats and dogs by urging pet owners to schedule veterinary checkups at least once per year. Sign up today at Partners for Healthy Pets.
Alabama Veterinarians - Get Involved
Participate in the ALVMF Spay/Neuter License Plate Program
click here to learn about the program
Online Spay/Neuter Permit Number Request for Veterinarians
Monthly Forms available here
Do a good deed when you renew your tag! Also, check off the ALVMF Spay/Neuter Program on your Alabama income tax return.
Learn about the program, see if you qualify for surgery on your pet
Search for participating veterinarians in your county
Veterinarians - be a part of research history
Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is a groundbreaking effort to learn how to prevent cancer and other diseases. It is the largest and longest observational study ever undertaken to improve the health of dogs. The study will enroll up to 3,000 Golden Retrievers and will last 10 to 14 years, they need your help! Click here to learn how to participate.
FDA Veterinary News (click here for all veterinary related news from the FDA)
Looking for a Relief Veterinarian?
Alabama Wildlife Center - Help Alabama Wildlife Wildlife Hotline: 205/663-7930 ext 2
ASBVME WEBSITE Phone: 334/262-8068 - Fax: 334/262-8716
National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps Information
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