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Dr. Amanda Bisol recognized with 2023 MVMA Service Award

The MVMA Service Award recognizes an individual who has contributed to organized veterinary medicine in the state of Maine. All MVMA members are invited to make nominations and the MVMA Board of Directors selects a winner. This year Dr. Amanda Bisol was nominated by three different people. In her nomination, Dr. Joan Hendricks wrote: "I would like to nominate Amanda Bisol for the service award. Her commitment to both the Maine VMA and the AVMA are steadfast and include her yard work toward a law degree to make herself more valuable. She's a treasure and a role model."


 

Dr. Ezra Stein recognized with 2023 MVMA Distinguished Colleague Award

The MVMA Distinguished Colleague Award recognizes our colleagues around the state doing amazing work and supporting each other. Nominations are made by MVMA members and membership votes to select the winner. Dr. Ezra Stein was selected as the 2023 Distinguished Colleague Award winner. One MVMA member wrote: "Ezra is always such a positive and supportive colleague. His amazing surgical skills, his humility, kindness, approachability, and willingness to help anyone that needs help is a perfect example of what we should all try to be."

 

Summary of MVMA Activity During the 2024 Legislative Session

2024 was an emergency session in the Maine Legislature, which usually means a fairly quiet year. Not so this year, though! The MVMA was busy advocating on behalf of veterinarians and veterinary medicine. The MVMA worked on three high priority bills impacting veterinary medicine here in Maine:

LD 2156, An Act to Authorize the Provision of Emergency Medical Treatment for Certain Dogs

LD 2174, An Act to Protect Consumers from Predatory Medical Credit Card Providers

LD 1537, An Act to Amend the Laws Relating to the Prevention of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Pollution

Read more about these bills and the resulting legislation here.