Open Nominations 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 your nominations to nominating_committee@hawaiivetmed.org by September 1, 2018.

Elections will be held at 1 pm on Saturday November 10, 2018 during our HVMA 65th Annual Meeting at the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel.

Message from the President Vol 2, 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 by and support our public outreach at the Pet Expo, please sign up here.

The HVMA booth theme is “Year of the Dog”, and we are looking for more veterinarians and veterinary assistants to guide visitors through the booth and answer questions at the “Ask-a-Vet” section. Other volunteer posts include entrance greeters, Food Bank donation collectors, poop patrollers, and helpers at our Keiki Make ‘n Take craft booth.

We are also gearing up for HVMA’s 65th annual meeting to be held November 8-11th at the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel. Speakers include Fear Free advocates Marty Becker and Gary Landsberg, ECC specialist Tim Hackett, exotics specialist Joerg Mayer, and internal medicine specialist Debra Zoran. We will also have laboratory sections on orthopedics by Beale and Hulse, dentistry by Kevin Stepaniuk, and cat behavior by Karen Sueda. Information on our conference will be posted here, with registration opening up this summer. We hope you will join us.

Would you like to write an article or draw a comic for our quarterly newsletter? Can you write up a visitor’s guide suggesting activities and eateries for our out-of-state conference attendees? Are you interested in serving on the HVMA Board? Do you have any other ideas you would like to help the HVMA implement to better serve our members? These are just a few ways you can get more active with us! Please contact me at contact@hawaiivetmed.org if you want to get involved or have an idea to share. Open board positions are listed here, or you can directly contact Leilani Sim-Godbehere, head of the Nominations Committee, for more info.

Thank you for your membership renewal in 2018. Please remember to sign up for your online account at https://hawaiivetmed.org/newaccount. You will need an individual online account to register for the annual conference at the reduced membership rate. We are happy to help you with this process, so please contact us if you have any difficulties.

Aloha,

Jill Yoshicedo, DVM
President, Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association

Updates from the 63rd Annual HVMA Conference

The 63rd Annual Meeting at the Hilton Waikiki Beach was a great success.

This year’s meeting was held in memory of Dr. Allen Y. Miyahara, who played an instrumental role in forming the HVMA as well as mentoring many of our members.

In attendance were 180 veterinarians, 1 student, and 79 technicians and support staff from Hawaii, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Guam and the US mainland. The exhibit hall featured 34 vendors and offered something for everyone.  Our annual business meeting and elections were held on Saturday after lunch.

Highlights from the conference include Dr. Sueda and Carly Crowell speaking about behavior topics as well as our own local experts from VCA Oahu Veterinary Specialty Center: Drs. Lam, White and Atherton on the latest updates in surgery, Internal Medicine and Radiology.

The Saturday pau hana was one to remember with incredible food and hula lessons!

Many thanks to our major sponsors: Abaxis, Bayer, inTrauma, VCA, Veterinary Orthopedic Implants, and Zoetis.

We hope you enjoyed your time with our excellent guest speakers, packed exhibit hall, great food and your friends and colleagues. We would appreciate your feedback on the event. Please take our post-conference survey here.

We look forward to seeing you all next year.

Save the date: October 26-29, 2017.