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Latest News from HVMA

  • Letter from the President – Aug 2020 August 7, 2020
    I hope this message finds you all well. This has been a challenging year so far for us all, regardless of practice type. The support from one another has made a significant positive impact on the ability to be more resilient in the face of incredible uncertainty and change.  The HVMA Executive Board has been … Continue reading "Letter from the President […]
  • 2020 HVMA Conference Cancelled August 2, 2020
    Dear HVMA Members, Thank you so much for your positive feedback and support for our annual conference. We sincerely want to meet your expectations and provide the same quality CE and warm fellowship that we have in the past. We regret that we have decided to cancel our 2020 Annual Conference (November 12th-15th) due to … Continue reading "2020 HVMA Conf […]
  • In Remembrance – Dr. Jessica Massengale August 2, 2020
    Dr. Jessica Claire Lee Massengale, 34, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, died peacefully on Thursday, July 9, 2020. She was born in Huntington, West Virginia, on May 18, 1986 to Roger and Debra Massengale and baptized as a child at First United Methodist Church, Paintsville, Kentucky. A life-long learner, Jessi received her high school diploma in 2004 … Continue reading […]

Legislative Alerts

  • Microchip Regulation Update August 3, 2020
    On July 1, 2020, the City and County of Honolulu implemented mandatory microchip identification for cats and dogs over the age of four months. This replaces the City and County of Honolulu’s dog license tag requirement, but does not replace the requirement that cats allowed outdoors have visible identification. Any dog or cat without a … Continue reading […]

From Hawaii State Legislature: Measures of Interest to Veterinary Professionals

HB2528/SB2985 RELATING TO VETERINARIANS. Modifies Hawaii’s veterinary practice act to 1) provide immunity in the absence of gross negligence to veterinarians who provide emergency care to an animal, and 2) clarify that the duty of a veterinarian includes reporting to law enforcement any cases of animal injury or death where there is reasonable cause to believe that it relates to dog fighting or animal abuse, while granting veterinarians immunity from any civil liability for such reporting. [HVMA SUPPORTS]