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Latest News from HVMA

  • Letter from the President – Aug 2019 August 12, 2019
    Dear Colleagues, Registration is now open for our 66th Annual Conference, which will be held November 7-10, 2019 at the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel. We are again offering RACE-approved CE with a great speaker and subject lineup including, dentistry, infectious disease, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and more. We will also be offering a daylong … Conti […]
  • HVTA Update August 12, 2019
    Our goal is to get as many eligible techs grandfathered in as RVTs as possible. So far only 3 have done it! This is the YEAR to get them studying. That way they can take the VTNE in 2020 and beat the 2021 cut-off. Study sessions are on the HVTA website and on the Events tab of … Continue reading "HVTA Update"
  • Rat Lungworm Disease Workshop August 11, 2019
    The University of Hawai`i at Hilo invites the public to the 6th International Scientific Workshop on Angiostrongylus cantonensis and Angiostrongyliasis (rat lungworm disease), held January 5-8, 2020, at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. Dr. Richard Malik (PhD, DVM) of the University of Sydney’s Centre for Veterinary Education will be leading discussion sessions for v […]

Legislative Alerts

  • AVMA Report Summer 2019 August 13, 2019
    Aloha HVMA Colleagues and Happy Summer! We are preparing for the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Summer Session for the House of Delegates which will begin prior to the AVMA Convention – “A Monumental Experience.” Here are the highlights for our session beginning on Thursday August 1, 2019 in Washington DC: 2019 D.C. Hill Visits: … Continue re […]

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]