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HCVMS HAHF Annual Dinner

Come join us for a great time for a great cause!    

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Disaster Preparedness

    TAKE PART IN THE STATE SART DEPLOYMENT EXERCISE 2017   The Florida SART (State Agricultural Response Team) annual multi-agency deployment exercise will take place on the weekend of February 18, 2017, at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds. The exercise will include humans, dogs, and horses, as

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Powdered gloves banned for use in medical and veterinary offices

 From the FVMA   FDA BAN OF POWDERED GLOVES FOR USE IN VETERINARY MEDICINE GOES INTO EFFECT JAN. 18!    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the use of all powdered surgeon’s gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s glove,

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Be on the lookout for Screwworms!

  MEMBER ALERT Veterinarians! Be on the lookout for screwworm!    As you know, a screwworm infestation in the Lower Keys was detected and announced in October of last year. At that time, a joint state and federal eradication program was initiated.   More recently, the U.S.

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You can catch the flu from your cat?

You can catch the flu from your cat?

Our thanks to Dr. Lisa Centonze, Veterinary medical director for the Pet Resource Center for providing these two links…        Veterinarian in New York Catches bird flu from a cat        Can you catch the flu from your cat? Additional information on Avian Flu can be found

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Fashion Feather and Furs Seeking Sponsors!

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Impact Fee Public Hearing April 26th

Impact Fee Public Hearing April 26th

There will be a public hearing on a potential impact fee increase on Tuesday, April 26th. Hillsborough County is proposing what could be a 3 -10 fold increase in impact/ mobility fees for new construction. This would impact veterinarians wishing to open a new facility or expand an

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Rabid Cat Alert

Rabid Cat Alert

From the Health Department: RABIES NOTIFICATION This is to inform you that a gray domestic shorthair cat in the area of Citrus Park near the intersection of Ehrlich Road and Del Valle Road has tested positive for rabies. Protect your pets and family by following the suggestions

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New Credit Card Rules Driving More Chargebacks

New Credit Card Rules Driving More Chargebacks

Since the EMV liability shift, many small business owners are getting more chargebacks than they expected. Heartland and the National Restaurant Association recently hosted a webinar to help merchants understand the chargeback process and learn how to protect their business. Here’s what you missed. Chargeback Management 101

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Credit Card Changes are Here

From our friends at the Bank of Tampa: A Helpful and Simple EMV PDF is here: HeartlandandEMVinalittleover60secondsPDF. Demystifying the EMV Liability Shift The acronym EMV stands for the European MasterCard Visa consortium that developed payment card technology utilizing embedded chips. EMV is a set of standards designed

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