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As images of dogs left behind during Hurricane Harvey permeate social media and news stories are written about rescue organizations bringing dogs from Texas, animal health officials are recommending that adoptive families exercise caution.

Fotolia 78893252 Subscription Monthly M“Certain mosquito-borne diseases, heartworm in particular, are prevalent in the southeastern United States, so when a dog is brought to Wisconsin it is possible that it has heartworm,” says Dr. Yvonne Bellay, humane program veterinarian with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection—Division of Animal Health.

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prayfortexasIf you are looking for a reliable way to help those affected by the flooding in Texas, the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation is accepting monetary donations for victims. Visit https://www.texvetpets.org/giving/ and select "Disaster" on the "Please Select Foundation Program" drop-down menu. These donations will be earmarked for the relief fund.

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Wisconsin veterinary credential holders must re-apply to renew their credential before December 31 of every odd numbered year. The next re-application/renewal cycle will begin October 1, 2017.

You will need to establish a MyDATCP account in order to renew your credential online this fall. DATCPlogo 1in 4c

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2017 FFA WinnerOn June 13, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) President, Dr. Scott Spaulding, presented Abbagail Schotter, of Ridgeland, with the State FFA Veterinary Science Proficiency Award at the 88th Annual State 

FFA Convention in Madison. This award recognizes the student who best demonstrates an understanding of veterinary medical practices and animal health care in Wisconsin.

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On May 7, Dr. Linda Sullivan was recognized as the 2017 Human Cancer Hero for Puppy Up Madison.

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Student Representative, iDanielle Schuld grew up in Portage, Wis. and attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison for her undergraduate degree. Her interest in veterinary medicine began by shadowing veterinarians on the weekend.

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Mark your calendar for the 2017 WVMA Annual Convention – Licensed to Practice – being held October 12-14 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.WVMA 2017 Logo Final

The convention will be held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association and Wisconsin Veterinary Practice Managers Association conventions, and features an immense lineup of nationally acclaimed speakers and trade show vendors.

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On March 9, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association Member, Dr. Keith Poulsen spoke at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds. His talk titled, "Is 'I grew up on a farm' Enough to Protect your Patients from Zoonotic Disease?", was a part of the WVMA's Public Health and Food Safety Committee's goal to educate human doctors on the One Health model.

"The talk was relevant for the group because it focused on zoonotic disease" says Dr. Poulsen, who has a split appointment at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. "The pediatrics department is a great place to start sharing information because children are at a higher risk for infections of zoonotic and foodborne disease compared to adults."

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MIDDLETON, Wis. (WTMV) -- Middleton Fire Department is now equipped to have a better chance of saving pets during emergencies.

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The Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) awarded Sheila McGuirk, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM of Dodgeville, the WVMA Veterinarian of the Year Award at its 101st Annual Convention on Friday, Oct. 14.

Dr. Nigel Cook believes Dr. McGuirk is synonymous with calf health and disease and the queen of bovine internal medicine.

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