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Dr. Gary Bird Memorial Scholarship

2019 Scholarship Recipients
Erin Cahill
Thomas Kile

since 7/20/18
SAVMA is a non-profit association seeking to promote the interests of veterinary medicine, including furthering the health and welfare of animals in Arizona; to advance the cause of public health and the welfare of veterinary science in the State of Arizona and to foster, develop, and promote educational programs for veterinarians and their employees.

Our Mission

To strengthen the regional veterinary community and animal wellness through education, collaboration, and leadership.

This website was last updated: April 2, 2020
The CE scheduled for April 22nd is cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Next CE:  June 25
Raegan Wells, DVM, MS, DACVECC
Critical Care:  Snake Bites, etc. 
Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board COVID-19 Announcement for Veterinarians, CVTs, Veterinary Hospital staff:

For guidance on many related topics, refer to the AVMA website COVID-19 webpage.
https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering disaster assistance.  
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

Important information from DEA. See this link:  
https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/coronavirus.html

We understand that CE conferences have been cancelled. At all times, all CE can be completed online via an interactive course that is "board-approved" (i.e. RACE-approved, offered by a veterinary college (for vets), offered by a veterinary technician program (for CVTs), sponsored by AZMVA, SAVMA, AAHA, AAVSB, or specifically approved by the Arizona Veterinary Board (see list on the Continuing Education link). At this time, the Board has not made any other decision regarding changing/postponing CE requirements toward license/certificate renewal.

Resources from the AZVMA

Visit our Member Resources tab for more links
April 1, 2020
Governor signs Executive Order 
Allows Telemedicine for Pets and Animals
See the Press Release
March 19, 2020 
Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order 2020-10 that prohibits all non-essential or elective surgeries, including dental surgeries, that utilize personal protection equipment. Read the entire Order at https://azgovernor.gov/executive-orders
March 26, 2020
Governor signs Executive Order 
on Continuity of Work
extending period of time to renew licenses