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HVMA Members, Hawaii Veterinarians, and Visitors

Latest News from HVMA

  • Hawaii Pet Expo 2019 April 29, 2019
    In celebration of both National Pet Week and Be Kind to Animals Week during May 5-11, 2019, the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association proudly presents Hawaii Pet Expo 2019, to be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 11 & 12 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Neal Blaisdell Center. Hawaii Pet Expo encourages responsible … Continue reading "Hawaii Pet Expo 2019 […]
  • Message from the President Apr 2019 April 29, 2019
    Aloha HVMA members, The 30th annual Pet Expo is coming up on May 11 and 12, 2019 at the Neil S. Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. This year’s theme is More than a Pet, More than a Friend … Family. Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to assist with this large event. Volunteers … Continue reading "Message from the President Apr 2019"
  • AVMA Update Spring 2019 April 29, 2019
    Aloha HVMA members! These are some highlights from the AVMA. AVMA Convention 2019 A monumental experience awaits you in Washington, D.C. and we can’t wait to see you there! This year’s event will take place August 2-6 and the CE and events schedule is now available for you to search. Start planning an itinerary that … Continue reading "AVMA Update Sprin […]

Legislative Alerts

  • Pesticides Rules Change April 27, 2019
    §4-66-54 of the Hawaii Administrative Rules is being updated by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture Pesticides branch to mandate that “every retailer that sells or distributes pesticide products to the public shall prominently post within ten feet of any pesticide product display or sales area, a warning sign that includes: Information regarding the proper […]

From Hawaii State Legislature: Measures of Interest to Veterinary Professionals

SB385 RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING. Repeals defaults on student loans, student loan repayment contracts, and scholarship contracts as grounds for sanctioning professional and vocational licensees. [HVMA SUPPORTS]


HB146 RELATING TO HEALTH. Establishes and appropriates funds for one full-time equivalent permanent veterinary medical officer position within the Department of Health. [HVMA SUPPORTS]


HB112  RELATING TO TAXATION. Requires a tax clearance before a professional or vocational license may be issued or renewed. Applies to taxable years after 12/31/2020. [HVMA OPPOSES]


SB1114 RELATING TO TAXATION. Requires a tax clearance before a professional or vocational license may be issued or renewed. Applies to taxable years after 12/31/2020. [HVMA OPPOSES]