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Latest News from HVMA

  • Mahalo for Attending the 2016 HVMA Conference November 14, 2016
    We hope you enjoyed your time with our excellent guest speakers, packed exhibit hall, and your friends and colleagues. We would appreciate your feedback on the event. Please take our post-conference survey here. Mahalo for being a part of the HVMA!
  • AVMA 2015 Annual Report July 1, 2016
    Please log in to view the AVMA 2015 Annual Report. This report contains information that may be of interest to HVMA members, including AVMA member statistics, valuation of the veterinary degree and other veterinary economics information, an overview of AVMA’s advocacy efforts in legislation and regulation, and the AVMA’s 2015 financial report.
  • Passing of Allen Y. Miyahara, DVM April 25, 2016
    We are sorry to report that Dr. Allen Yasuki Miyahara, 88, a doctor of veterinary medicine for the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and an Army veteran, died at home on April 2, 2016. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sue K. Memorial Service will … Continue reading "Passing of Allen Y. Miyahara, DVM" […]

Legislative Alerts

  • No Title December 28, 2016
    Two major bills were passed with the support of the HVMA last year and have been signed into law by Governor Ige. Legislative Act 147 (SB2671) will go into effect July 1, 2018. This legislation recognizes veterinary technicians as qualified professionals. It is a title protection law and restricts the use of the title “veterinary … Continue reading "No […]

From Hawaii State Legislature: Measures of Interest to Veterinary Professionals

SB802 RELATING TO ANIMALS. Creates licensing requirements and regulations for animal rescue entities; provides enforcement and penalties for violations:


HB185  RELATING TO ANIMALS. Establishes licensing requirement for dog breeders and clarifies and strengthens laws pertaining to abandonment of or cruelty to animals.


SB158 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS. Requires the governor to establish puuhonua safe zones where homeless persons may reside. Appropriates funds. Section 1(e) establishes that animal companions of homeless persons shall be permitted in puuhona safe zones. 


HB151 RELATING TO OFFENSES INVOLVING THE CONFINEMENT OR RESTRAINT OF DOGS. Establishes the criminal offense of unlawful confinement or restraint of a dog to enhance related offenses under the cruelty to animals law and provide standards for the use of tethers and enclosures for dogs.


HB55 RELATING TO ANIMALS. Prohibits certain restraints and tethers that endanger or deny sustenance to a dog. Specifies penalties.