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Latest News from HVMA

  • AVMF Extends Disaster Relief to Hawaii Veterinarians May 27, 2018
    AVMF Disaster Relief and Reimbursement Grants  The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) provides two grant programs to help veterinarians and the animals they care for during times of disaster. Grants are available to support victims of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanoes, wildfires or oil spills.  Disaster Reimbursement Grants for […]
  • Open Nominations 2018 May 10, 2018
    HVMA Board Member Elections 2018 President-Elect Vice President Secretary Treasurer Hawaii County Representatives (2) Maui County Representative (1) Executive Vice-President More information about board positions may be found in our bylaws. You may also contact the nominating committee or any current board member if you have further questions. Please submit […]
  • Message from the President Vol 2, 2018 May 10, 2018
    May 2018 Dear Colleagues, Our annual Hawaii Pet Expo will be held this weekend on May 12-13th. Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to help put on this popular event. We expect over 10,000 attendees and can still use your help! If you have a couple free hours this weekend to stop … Continue reading "Message from the President Vol 2, 2018

Legislative Alerts

  • RVT Applications Now Available Online May 27, 2018
    Applications for licensing registration as a RVT in Hawaii are available online here. Senate Bill 2671 passed in 2016 which set the following requirements to qualify as a veterinary technician in Hawaii: Be at least 18 years of age Have successfully passed the Veterinary Technican National Examination Meets at least ONE of the following conditions: … Continu […]

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.