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President’s Message

IVMA President
Dr. Nathan Rich

One could certainly say that this year, spring has been a bit of a roller-coaster as far as weather is concerned. As I write this however, the 10-day forecast on my Weather Underground app is predicting some pretty nice days of spring ahead, with just a few showers, but who doesn’t like May flowers?

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Q & A From The IVMA

Glad You Asked That

Below are a few questions that have been asked by IVMA members over the last few months. Answers are provided below. As always, though, consult your own legal counsel for specific legal advice.
Question: How long do I have to keep animal health records?
Answer: You must keep animal health records for three (3) years after the last encounter with the animal.

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One Welfare

Animals in Traffic Accidents

Thousands of animals, both livestock and companion animals, travel on Indiana roadways every day.  While rare, there are times when these animals are involved in a traffic accident or end up running loose on roads.  First responders, like law enforcement (LE) and firefighters, are usually, as the name implies, the first people who arrive at the incident site.

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IVMA Volunteer Opportinties

Get Involved

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

Have you considered getting involved with IVMA? How about donating some of your precious time to connect with colleagues, discuss IVMA opportunities, and improve your own well-being?