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President’s Message

IVMA President
Dr. Nathan Rich

Hello again.  I hope this month’s Hoosier Veterinarian finds everyone doing very well.  I’m sure as we enter into the dog days of summer you are all finding yourselves very busy. Many of you, whether you are in private practice, industry, academia or research may find yourselves busier than you want to be as the economy continues to improve and the importance of pets in our lives continues to increase.

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One Welfare

Shelter Standards

Animal shelters are busier than ever, receiving millions of animals each year. With many shelters meeting or exceeding their capacity, caring for such large numbers of animals can present varied challenges. While some shelters may be able to meet the demand and provide exceptional care for their animal residents, others are not equipped to handle this large influx.


Hot Topics

CBD Oil Legal Questions Answered

The Indiana Legislature passed Senate Enrolled Act No. 52, which was subsequently signed into law by Governor Holcomb. This legislation amended several sections of the Indiana Criminal Code related to the sale of products including CBD. SEA 52 amended the Indiana Code to add I.C. 24-4-21-1 et seq. This new chapter to the Indiana Code regulates the distribution of low THC hemp extract.

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Get Involved

At-Large Board Member Options Available

Looking for an engaging and interesting volunteer experience within IVMA? Consider running for a position on the IVMA Board of Directors!  IVMA is currently seeking nominations from those who may be interested running for an at-large position on the board.
The new IVMA governance structure will transition to a board of directors comprised of at-large members (4) and regional representation (3 – north, mid, south).