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Save the Date for the 2017 KVMA Convention
Plans are underway for the 2017 KVMA Convention. KVMA is bringing together excellent educational sessions as well as opportunities to network with fellow veterinarians, industry professionals and veterinary students. This year's meeting will be held February 3-5 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan, KS. You will be receiving a convention program in the mail before Christmas.
It's that time of year again, time to reinvest in your professional association by renewing your Kansas Veterinary Medical Association membership. The networking and tangible resources available through KVMA are certainly important, but the strong voice the KVMA provides on the state and national level on your behalf is worth the price of membership itself.
Renew today by logging into your membership profile at the right.
Department of Labor issues overtime rule effective Dec. 1
The U.S. Department of Labor issued a highly anticipated overtime rule starting December 1, 2016. The new rule state that any exempt salaried employees earning less than $47,476 a will qualify for time and a half when they work more than 40 hours a week. The previous threshold to qualify for overtime pay for these workers, last set in 2004, was $23,660.
For a complete review of the rule and how it will impact veterinary medicine, visit the recent JAVMA article by Malinda Larkin.
Veterinary Feed Directive implementation date nears
Whether you're working with production animals, backyard food animals, or even certain pets, you may need a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) in order to comply with new federal regulations. Legally, any cow, pig, chicken, turkey, duck, pheasant, quail, sheep, or goat, is a food-producing animal (along with lobsters, honeybees, catfish, and salmonids), and must be treated as such when it comes to medications. There are drugs, that cannot, under any circumstances, be administered to them, and the extra-label drug use rules and Minor Use/Minor Species (MUMS) Act DO NOT apply to the VFD.
For complete information, visit our Documents of Interest webpage.
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