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A Message From the President

May/June 2016

Spring is here!  The grass is green, the flowers are blooming and life reemerges from the coldness of winter.  This is a great time to be a veterinarian.  We see the new additions to our clients’ families as they bring in their new puppies and kittens.  We prepare for our busier season with the coming of longer days and great outdoor activities.

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As we reflect on 2015 and look forward to a new year, the KCVMA would like to express our appreciation for each of our members. Our goals as an organization are simple - to support and celebrate Kansas City-area veterinarians through continuing education and networking opportunities, and advocate on behalf of our members and our profession. Your membership in the KCVMA allows us to strive for the best quality speakers, venues and resources possible. Without you, the KCVMA wouldn’t be what it is today.

Membership payments are due at the beginning of each calendar year. Please visit and follow the instructions provided to renew your membership for 2016. Remember – only dues-paid members may attend continuing education opportunities and social events. If you have questions about the renewal process please contact our website administrator (Darin Nadler,

Note to Life Members: Even though your membership is complimentary, we ask that you complete the renewal process. This critical step keeps you in our system as an active member. If you choose not to renew, we’ll assume you no longer wish be an active member and we’ll remove you from our contact lists. If you would prefer to renew via email please feel free to contact Darin Nadler ( or Wanda Geis (

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Animal Health Community Responds in Wake of Kansas Wildfires

By: Jen Nigro

Farmers and ranchers in six Kansas counties are recovering from the devastating effects of wildfires that swept across the southern part of the state.  Hardest hit was Barber County, where nearly 400,000 acres succumbed to a blaze that started in northern Oklahoma.  Comanche County lost an additional 41,000 acres in the same fire.  It was the biggest wildfire in Kansas history, prompting Governor Sam Brownback to declare a state of emergency on March 23.  Unrelated fires in Geary, Wabaunsee, Riley and Morton counties took nearly 12,000 more acres.

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Welcome to the official website for the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association! Our members include veterinarians and veterinary technicians in the greater KC area. We provide continuing education opportunities to help advance the knowledge and skill of our members, and promote the dissemination of information on subjects pertaining to veterinary medical activities, including social events that promote a fraternal spirit within our profession. The Board of the KCVMA develops and advocates specific legislative positions to inform members about important issues that affect our field. We respect and promote compliance of laws relative to the practice of veterinary medicine in both Missouri and Kansas. We hope you find our website useful and informative. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

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Want to join the KCVMA? Being a Member Has Never Been Better!

Find out more about the great benefits the KCVMA provides its members. The KCVMA holds monthly CE events that are free to all dues paid veterinarians and veterinary technicians are welcome to come as well.

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