President’s Message

IVMA President
Dr. Hilary Christner

Summer is officially here. For me this is a time to get outside and spend some time in the sun. Sitting at the lake this weekend I took the opportunity to reflect on what has been accomplished this year so far and what needs to move forward. Several task force groups have been formed and meetings are underway. One of our goals, as you’ve heard mentioned before, is to make Indiana the best state to practice veterinary medicine. In order to do this, we first need to gather some data to get a true picture of what the landscape of veterinary medicine in our state looks like.

Practice Management

Three Tips For Better Energy Budgeting

Living through a pandemic is exhausting! It’s been months since our world was turned upside down. The uncertainty and added stress of this time takes a lot of energy to manage. The amount of strain the pandemic puts on our day-to-day functioning can’t be underestimated. As a result, many are battling feelings of exhaustion, weariness and fatigue.

Veterinary License

Get Ready to Renew

Your veterinary license will expire on October 15, 2021. Renewal information has been sent to you via email from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA).
Please make sure that IPLA has your current email and address of record. If you need to change your email or address, you can call, email, or send a letter with the changes for your veterinary license to IPLA. If you need to change the address of your Controlled Substances Registration (CSR), you must email or send a letter. CSR changes must be in writing.

Member Resources

Glad You Asked That

Below are a few questions that have been asked by IVMA members over the last few months. Answers are provided below. As always, though, consult your own legal counsel for specific legal advice.

Question: How long do I have to keep animal health records?
Answer: You must keep animal health records for three (3) years after the last encounter with the animal.
Note that it is important to document, document, document. Further, it is appropriate to include in the animal health record communication you have with the client regarding treatment options and if diagnostics were offered or recommended, if referral was offered or recommended, and if the client refused the recommended diagnostics, treatment plan, or referral.