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Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.  And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.  ~ The Dalai Lama.

Information Updates

Part-time Associate Veterinarian Vacancy:
Call Kathy Harris, Academy Pet Hospital at 505-822-0255, for information.

NEW BOARD RULES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 17, 2014:
The Board's revised rules were approved on December 16, 2013.  Please click here to download.

2014 Board-set DVM and RVT Examination dates

January 17, 2014;

May 23, 2014.

Examinations are administered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Examinations are not open book.

*Examinations may also be taken on a date of applicant's choosing in the Albuquerque Board office at a higher examination fee.  Examinations must be scheduled no later than 24 hours prior to the desired examination date.  


IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD:
The Board continues to be notified of the solicitations to veterinarians for the purchase of drugs for re-sale to companies offering an incentive of paying a percentage of the sales of the drugs to the veterinarian ordering the drugs.  Be advised, this type of dispensing of prescription drugs is in violation of the Board's Rules and Regulations, specifically:

16.25.9.17 A. No legend or controlled drug shall be prescribed, dispensed, or administered without the establishment of a veterinary-client-patient relationship.
COMPOUNDING VETERINARIAN PRODUCTS:
The Board of Pharmacy has provided clarification concerning the compounding of veterinarian products.  Please click on the link to view the Board of Pharmacy's Regulation concerning this topic.
Controlled Substances Dispensed by Veterinarians

The Board of Pharmacy has provided a helpful link to the PMP Dispensing Practitioner Manual to assist licensees in the controlled substances reporting to the Board of Pharmacy. Click here to access the instruction sheet.

URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD
May 1, 2013
The Board at its most recent Board Meeting held on April 5, 2013 discussed HR 1528, the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of 2013, amending the Controlled Substances Act to allow veterinarians to transport, administer and dispense controlled substances outside of their registered locations.
The Controlled Substances Act and resulting federal regulations make it illegal for veterinarians to transport controlled substances for use outside of their registered locations. A statutory change to the Controlled Substances Act will allow veterinarians to legally provide complete veterinary care a the offsite locations of their patients thereby providing proper care to their patients. The ability to be mobile will ensure the health and welfare needs of the animals as well as safeguarding the public safety and the nation's food supply.
The Board encourages all licensees to contact their Congressional representatives and voice their support of the amendment that currently detrimentally impacts all veterinarians and the services they provide. Urge your representatives to become co-sponsors; the more co-sponsors for the amendment the better chance it has of being passed by Congress. The following Congressional representatives are of importance to the issue due to the committees on which they sit and should be contacted as well:
Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham, Agriculture Committee. Contact: Alma Acosta at alma.acosta@mail.house.gov;
Representative Ben Lujan, Energy & Commerce Committee. Contact Andrew Jones at andrew.jones@mail.house.gov;
Representative Steve Pearce, while not on a committee of influence, has agreed to provide support for the amendment. Contact Jessica Blake at jessica.blake@mail.house.gov.
For further information on HR 1528 and the proposed amendment, click here.
Thank you for supporting HR 1528,
Board of Veterinary Medicine Board Members

PROPOSED CHANGES TO RULES AND REGULATIONS:
To access the latest version of the proposed changes, click here. It is recommended that the document be printed in color to facilitate reading the current language and the proposed changes.
SCHOOL LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM
The loan repay program is available for new graduates practicing in rural areas, in public health and in State government. In New Mexico, one award was made in 2010; four awards in 2011; and two awards were made in 2012. The program offers $25,000 per year for five years to pay off student loans. Applications are being accepted now; applicants can apply to the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information applicants can visit www.nifa.usda.gov.

INFORMATION UPDATES

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2011: The fee for DVM, RVT, AI, PD or Facility mailing list is $100 per spreadsheet list, $125 per mailing label list. All requests must be accompanied by the signed and dated Electronic Data Agreement.

Gross Receipts Tax

The Board recently learned from its auditors, Ricci & Company, that the Taxation and Revenue Department changed its statute related to tangible personal property used in the practice of veterinary medicine. Claims can be filed for a refund of Gross Receipts Taxes paid for the taxable years 2007-2010 based upon the previous statute. Attached is the prior statute and regulation for your use in making a claim. Click here for statute

UPDATE:

Filings for the gross receipts tax refunds continue to be approved by the Taxation and Revenue Department. The time frame for the entire filing and approval process for claims in excess of $10,000 is typically six (6) months; claims less than $10,000 process sooner. Don't miss out on this opportunity to recoup gross receipts taxes paid on tangible personal property in relation to your practice of veterinary medicine.
The following is a list of Board approved continuing education.

 

Continuing education approved at October 4, 2013 Board Meeting:
2013 AHVMA Annual Conference, Animal Holistic

 

Veterinary Medicine Association; August 24-27, 2013;
Kansas City, Missouri; 122.00 CE hours

 

2013-2014 Basic Course in Veterinary Acupuncture,
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS);
October 23-27, 2013; November 20-24, 2013;
January 22-26, 2014; February 25-March 2, 2014;
San Antonio, Texas; 153.00 CE hours
Information contact:  Deborah Prevratil
Telephone:  970-266-0666

 

A Step-by-Step Approach to Enucleations,
VCA Ceterinary Care Animal Hospital &
Referral Center; August 7, 2013; 
Albuquerque, New Mexico; 1.00 CE hour
Information contact: Kelly McEwen
Telephone: 505-292-5353

 

Allergy & Allergy Mimickers, Dermatology for Animals
and Royal Canin; September 4, 2013;
Albuquerque, New Mexico; 1.00 CE hour
Information contact:  Rebecca Mount or Rachel Christmas
Telephone:  505-881-7205

 

Animal Care Expo, The Humane Society
of the U.S.; May 8-11, 2013, Nashville, Tennessee;
16.00 CE hours

 

Call of the Wild:  Wildlife Medicine and Diesases of 
Wildlife, Sonia M. Hernandez, DVM and Heather
Wilson Barron, DVM; June 18, 25, 2013; July 2, 9,
2013; Live Webinar; 8:00 CE hours

 

Donkey Welfare Symposium, University of California-
Davis; November 1-3, 2013; Live Webinar; 20.00
CE hours

 

Equine Dentistry, Intl. Association of Equine
Dentistry; February 15-17, 2013; 16.00 CE hours

 

Improving the Feline Experience, Fabulous Felines;
June 30, 2013; Albuquerque, New Mexico; 1.00 CE hour
Information contact:  Merry Stubblefield
Telephone:  505-280-8705

 

Mast Cell Tumors: From Benign to Deadly,  VCA Veterinary
Care Animal Hospital & Referral Center; December 4, 2013;
Albuquerque, New Mexico; 1.00 CE hour
Information contact:  Kelly McEwen
Telephone:  505-292-5353

 

NMBVM Veterinary Jurisprudence, Online year 'round;
VetMed Consulting; 5.00 CE hours
Information contact:  Dr. Madan Kharé
Telephone:  732-247-3737

 

Veterinary Roundtable, Veterinary Diagnostic
Services; August 14, 2013; 2.00 CE hours
Informtion contact:  Dr. Timothy Hanosh
Telephone:  505-383-9299

Continuing education approved at April 5, 2013 Board Meeting:

Certified Veterinary Herbal Medicine: Dermatology; Oncology; Immune-Mediated Diseases
March 15-18, 2013, 32 CE hours

 

Certified Veterinary Herbal Medicine: Respiratory; Cardiovascular, (Online),
January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013, 32 CE hours

 

Certified Veterinary Herbal Medicine: Gastrointestinal; Spleen, (Online),
January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013, 32 CE hours

 

Certified Veterinary Herbal Medicine: Liver; Endocrinology, (Online),
January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013, 32 CE hours

 

Certified Veterinary Herbal Medicine: Kidney; Geriatric; Urinary; Reproductive, (Online),
January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013, 32 CE hours

 

Certified Veterinary Herbal Medicine: Dermatology; Oncology; Immune-Mediated Diseases, (Online)
January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013, 32 CE hours

 

Veterinary Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Intro: Small Animal
April 6, 2013, 7 CE hours, San Diego, California

 

Veterinary Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Intro: Equine, (Online),
April 7, 2013, 7 CE hours, San Diego, California

 

Information contact: Daneya P. Mitchell
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Telephone: 1-800-891-1986, ext. 109

 

*Pursuant to 16.25.4.8 A. (1) of the Rules and Regulations: Non-contact hours may comprise no more than half of the annual requirement of 15 hours.

**Pursuant to 16.25.4.8 A (4) of the Rules and Regulations: Instruction in alternative, non-western medicine...may comprise of no more than half the annual requirement of 15 CE hours.

 

Radiographic Diagnosis Interpretation and Treatment,
Various dates for 2013, 2 CE hours, various New Mexico locations

 

Root Tip Removal,
Various dates for 2013, 2 CE hours, various New Mexico locations

 

Regional and Local Nerve Blocks,
Various dates for 2013, 2 CE hours, various New Mexico locations

 

Understanding Periodontal Disease and Therapy Options,
Various dates for 2013, 3 CE hours, various New Mexico locations

 

Top 10 Oral Problems to Recognize,
Various dates for 2013, 2 CE hours, various New Mexico locations

 

Getting Dentistry Off the Ground in Your Practice - Secrets of Success,
Various dates for 2013, 1 CE hour, various New Mexico locations

 

Dental Radiographs - How and Why,
Various dates for 2013, 6 CE hours, various New Mexico locations

 

Canine Introduction to Oral Surgery and Periodontal Disease,
Various dates for 2013, 8 CE hours, various New Mexico locations

 

Feline Introduction to Oral Surgery and Periodontal Disease,
Various 2013 dates, 8 CE hours, various New Mexico locations
Information contact: Eric Brenner
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Telephone: 505-379-9789

 

"Solutions to the Most Common Problems"
Texas Equine Veterinary Association, August 15 - 17, 2013, Marble Falls, Texas
Information contact: Sara Green
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Telephone: 806-673-1987
 
CVC in Kansas City
August 23 - 26, 2013
DVM - 32.00 CE hours; Practice Managers - 30.00 CE hours; Veterinary Technicians - 27.00 CE hours
Information contact: 1-800-255-6864, ext. 6
 
CVC in San Diego
October 31 - November 3, 2013
DVM - 32.00 CE hours; Practice Managers - 30.00 CE hours; Veterinary Technicians - 27.00 CE hours
Information contact: 1-800-255-6864, ext. 6
Email: Email: http://www.TheCVC.com

CVC in Washington, DC
May 8-12, 2014
DVM - 41.00 CE hours; Veterinary Technicians - 41.00 CE hours
Information contact:  1-800-255-6864, ext. 6

*Pursuant to 16.25.4.8 A. (1) of the Rules and Regulations: Non-contact hours may comprise no more than half of the annual requirement of 15 hours.

**Pursuant to 16.25.4.8 A (4) of the Rules and Regulations: Instruction in alternative, non-western medicine...may comprise of no more than half the annual requirement of 15 CE hours.

 

Arizona licensees:
Arizona Veterinary Medical Examining Board Meetings:
Licensees can earn 2.00 CE hours attending Board meetings held monthly.
Check website for information: www.vetboard.az.gov

 

Various RACE-approved online continuing education (see Note): Contact: www.vetmedconsulting.com
Note: Online CE may constitute a maximum of one-half of the annual required 15.00 hours.