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Latest News from HVMA

  • Leianne Lee Loy Running for AVMA Board of Directors Representing Hawaii’s District March 6, 2021
    Message from Leianne K. Lee Loy, current AVMA Hawaii Delegate and candidate for AVMA Board of Directors Representing District X: Aloha Colleagues! I ask for your support and vote to be the next member of the AVMA Boardof Directors. You will be receiving an email from the AVMA with a ballot,my biography and “Seeking Statement”. … Continue reading "Leiann […]
  • 2021 Membership Renewal January 30, 2021
    Welcome to the new year! The Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association is a not-for-profit organization that depends upon our member participation and dues. Your dues enable us to host regular CE, provide scholarships for veterinary and veterinary technician students, advocate on behalf of the veterinary profession in Hawaii, and give back to our community. Thro […]
  • HVMA Supports PAWS Across the Pacific January 30, 2021
    When the pandemic reduced flights to and from Hawaii last spring one little-known impact was that on our local animal shelters. Many island shelters and rescues rely on transport of dogs and cats to the continental US for placement options when no adopters are found locally. The cancellation of flights reduced the availability of space … 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]