Veterinarian Resources


AVMA-The AVMA is the nation's leading advocate for the veterinary profession. Representing more than 93,000 members, they protect, promote and advance the needs of all veterinarians and those they serve.

College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota-The College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Center at the University of Minnesota provide a variety of services for veterinarians, from consultations with specialists to diagnostic services, continuing education, and more. 

Minnesota Board of Animal Health-The mission of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health is to protect the health of the state’s domestic animals through education and cooperation with veterinarians, producers, owners and communities.

Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine-The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine is the licensing agency for veterinarians in the state of Minnesota and was established by the Minnesota Legislature in 1893.

Minnesota Veterinary Historical Museum-The Minnesota Veterinary Historical Museum was established in 1985 to document the past progress of the Minnesota veterinary profession and to recognize the people responsible for that progress. Indeed, there has been a great deal of progress by the Minnesota veterinary profession over the last century.

MNVMRC-The Minnesota Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (MNVMRC) was established in 2004 to prepare for animal disease emergencies. As a primary organization that responds to animals in disasters in MN and neighboring states, it is an all-hazards and all emergencies volunteer responder program.

Partners for Healthy Pets-Led by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) is an unprecedented collaborative alliance of over 100 veterinary associations, colleges of veterinary medicine and animal health companies all committed to a vision of improved overall health for pets.

Prescription Drug Small Animal Flow Chart

Prescription Drug Food Animal Flow Chart

Fix The Debt – Our Future, Our Responsibility
The MVMA Board of Directors has identified the student debt crisis as an issue of importance for the MVMA and is committed to working individually as well as collaboratively with other organizations (AVMA, AAVMC, U of M CVM, etc.) in providing information and resources to its members on this issue. 

DIR Action Grid
Economics - Mike Dicks
Fix the Debt Summit - AGENDA
FIX THE DEBT update June 2016
NAVMEC Report
Participants
Solution Concepts - Overviews 
Students opening remarks
Vets4Vets
The VIN Foundation Student Debt Center

Media Ready Resources-Media attention is often valuable free publicity, which lets you deliver your important message to a large audience. However, for many people it is a very stressful and nerve-wracking event when the media calls asking for an interview. 

Veterinary News Network (VNN)
10 Things NOT To Do With the Media
20 Essentials for Successful Interviews
Crisis Communications (Steps for Managing a Media Crisis)
50 Interview Tips Only the Pros Understand
What to do When the Media Calls
AVMA Media Links
MVMA State Fair News Press Release for Volunteers

Minnesota Dog Bite Prevention Program-Every year, almost 5 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States, and most of those victims are children. The good news is that most dog bites can be prevented if people, especially children, learn how to be safe around dogs. After you have attended the Dog Bite Prevention Training - to reserve the Dog Bite Prevention Poster or to receive Dog Bite Prevention Instruction materials online, please email [email protected] or call (651) 645-7533.

Animal Chiropractic-A list of MVMA veterinarian member AVCA, IVCA or HO Certified Animal Chiropractors in Minnesota can be found below with a link to view chiropractors registered to engage in animal chiropractic by the Chiropractic Board in MN. Please submit any additions or corrections to the MVMA office. 

According to Dr. Larry Spicer, Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners:  "A licensed chiropractor may engage in the practice of animal chiropractic diagnosis and treatment if registered to do so by the Chiropractic Board and the animal has been referred to the chiropractor by a veterinarian.  No where [in the law] is there a requirement that the chiropractor be "certified" by any school.  They are merely required to graduate from an approved school, completing a specified number of hours. The DC is authorized to practice spinal manipulation following registration with their Chiropractic Board and referral of an animal from a veterinarian." 

MVMA Member Certified Animal Chiropractors
American Veterinary Chiropractic Association

Education Requirements-Practitioners must complete a course of at least 210 hours from an approved program. There are four schools approved by the Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission (ACCC) in the United States where this education can be obtained:

Visit the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association website for more information regarding approved basic programs and requirements. All graduates of these programs are trained in canine and equine chiropractic.


Certification-
There are three certifying bodies for animal chiropractic: