It is almost May, and spring is in full swing! As everything greens up outside and all sorts of outdoor activities commence, many of us are coming through or beginning our busy seasons. IVMA is also working hard, with many projects and initiatives actively occurring or upcoming to support our members. It’s going to be a busy year, in a great way!
The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) continues to improve traceability by employing digital technology to handle electronic certificates of veterinary inspection (CVIs). In animal disease investigations, CVIs are crucial in helping animal health officials trace movements of infected animals as well as exposed animals. This applies to all species, not just livestock.
Your veterinary license will expire on October 15, 2019. Renewal information will be sent to you via email on or before August 15, 2019, from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA). Please make sure that IPLA has your current email and address of record. If you need to change your email or address, you can call, email, or send a letter with the changes for your veterinary license to IPLA.
Client relationships can be one of the most rewarding aspects of the veterinary profession and can cause the most discomfort too. A recent study1 identified client issues as the second most prevalent practice-related stressor for veterinarians. In this study, client issues were sub-categorized as “clients unable or unwilling to pay, unrealistic expectations for treatment, lack of compliance or responsibility for the pet and expectations of availability”.