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E.I. Medical Imaging Approves Vets Getting Help In Rural Areas

Posted by Jim Turner on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 08:24 AM

AVMAIn a press release produced by The American Veterinary Medical Association, it was announced the AVMA is supporting 2 senators and legislation called the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program.  The following release information was sent by Vet-Advantage News:

AVMA supports bill to put more veterinarians in shortage areas The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) applauded two U.S. senators for sponsoring “important legislation that will help ensure all of America’s rural communities get access to the veterinary care they desperately need,” the association said in a release. Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) introduced the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Enhancement Act (S. 440) last week, which is a bill that will exempt VMLRP awards from a steep federal income withholding tax, allowing more veterinarians the opportunity to provide ranchers and farmers with vital food safety and animal and public health services. “The AVMA has lobbied hard for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act over the last six years because we understand the far-reaching impacts that it can have on improving the health and welfare of our nation’s livestock and sustaining U.S. agriculture production,” said AVMA President Dr. Ted Cohn. “As the veterinary profession has evolved, we have seen more veterinarians begin practicing in the cities, leaving many farmers and ranchers in rural areas in need of essential services for their livestock. The VMLRP provides the necessary incentive to support veterinarians who are willing to devote their lives to public service by practicing in the nation’s shortage areas, and we thank our leaders in Congress for continuing to support this important initiative that is a win for both public and animal health.”

E.I. Medical Imaging will be watching this legislation and lending its own support through advocacy for the legislation.  The bill will make it possible for many veterinarians to travel and set up shop in rural areas where they might not otherwise be able to work.  Our products work well with this endeavor as we can be used in the field and away from a brick and mortar animal hospital or on-location veterinary practice.  Good luck to those involved in the program and we will keep a close eye on the bill in Congress.

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Tags: E.I. Medical Imaging, Veterinarians, AVMA, Veterinary Legislation, Vet Practice

Tax Credit Renewed For Veterinarians and Farmers

Posted by Jim Turner on Mon, Dec 22, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

taxOn Friday the President signed H.R. 5771: Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (aka Tax Extenders Act) retroactively expanding the Section 179 deduction limits through 12/31/2014 has been enacted. The bill was passed by the house on December 3 and the Senate did their part on December 16.  This is great news for those looking to purchase business equipment.

Only this 2014 tax year is covered by this measure - therefore it is a good business decision for many to finance equipment immediately to make the December 31, 2014 cutoff for the write-off provisions. Please make sure to contact your tax professional to see if you and your company qualify for the write off.

If you want to get your purchase accomplished before the end of the year, contact your sales representative today to get a quote for your new Ibex® Pro, Ibex® Lite or Ibex® LS portable ultrasound system.  We can still send the unit to you via Federal Express and you can begin using the system right away, and benefot for the tax advantages.  Contact us now!

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E.I. Medical Imaging Excited About Vets Being Portable

Posted by Jim Turner on Wed, Jul 09, 2014 @ 02:40 PM

durable portable ultrasoundWe sell "Portable Ultrasound Solutions" in our Ibex® family of products so it is with great excitement we see recent good news coming from the AVMA. Their press release provides the overall story of what has been happening in the U.S. House of Representatives:

AVMA applauds U.S. House for passing a bill that allows veterinarians to provide complete care beyond their clinics

Washington, D.C.—Veterinarians across the country can soon breathe a collective sigh of relief that they will be able to carry and use controlled substances to provide complete care to their animal patients beyond their clinics and across state lines due to the U.S. House’s passage today of the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) thanks Congress for recognizing the important service that veterinarians provide to their animal patients wherever they may be by passing this commonsense piece of legislation, bringing it one step closer to the president’s desk.

“The AVMA was established more than 150 years ago by veterinarians who cared for the animals that provided food and transportation for Americans,” said Dr. Clark Fobian, president of the AVMA. “Although times have changed since 1865, veterinarians’ need to travel to their patients has not. Today, Congress made it clear that veterinarians are responsible public servants who must be able to use vital medications to treat their patients—no matter the location—so that they receive the best quality care. We applaud our elected officials for clarifying federal statute, which has left veterinarians confused and concerned over the past year. We look forward to seeing President Obama sign this important legislation into law in the near future.”

Sponsored by Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), both veterinarians, in the House, and Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and Angus King (I-Maine) in the Senate, this legislation makes it legal for veterinarians to transport and use controlled substances beyond their registered places of business. It also allows licensed veterinarians to register in multiple states, regardless of where their principal place of business is located. The Senate unanimously passed its version of the bill on Jan. 8.

“Today is a victory for veterinarians across this country, but more importantly, it's a victory for the health and well-being of the animals they are entrusted to care for,” said Rep. Schrader. “Ridiculous bureaucratic interference from the DEA would have seriously impeded veterinarians' ability to properly treat their patients. The Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act will provide veterinarians with the certainty they need to continue to providing mobile or ambulatory services for their animal patients.”

“As a large animal veterinarian, my operating room wasn't always in an office. Most times, it was in the field,” said Rep. Yoho. “Expecting ranchers to transport their livestock to a veterinary clinic every time medication is needed is an example of overly burdensome policy created by bureaucrats rather than the folks who know the issue. This bill will correct that problem and allow veterinarians to practice their profession without fear of unnecessary government intrusion. I am thankful for my colleague and good friend Representative Schrader's hard work on this issue and look forward to this legislation being signed into law.”

Veterinarians have previously been told by the Drug Enforcement Administration that the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) barred registrants from taking controlled substances beyond their registered locations, such as their clinics or homes. This narrow interpretation of the law has been problematic for veterinarians who provide care in a variety of settings. The DEA had also maintained that veterinarians must have a physical address within each state where they want to be registered; this interpretation has restricted veterinarians who live along state borders, but need to provide care in both states.

The AVMA has been actively engaged with the DEA and members of Congress and their staff for more than a year, explaining how this restrictive provision in the CSA affected its member veterinarians’ ability to provide complete veterinary care to their animal patients. The AVMA helped raise awareness on this issue by encouraging members and allied organizations to contact their legislators in support of this important bill, running several advertising campaigns in D.C. publications, and creating a number of multimedia communications products. These advocacy efforts led to more than 27,000 letters sent to members of Congress, bipartisan cosponsorship by 185 representatives in the U.S. House, and the endorsement of the bill by over 130 veterinary medical and other organizations.

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We don't consider our ultrasound a controlled substance that may have been covered under the proposed legislation, but we certainly want to keep all of our veterinary customers in a situation where they can treat all their patients without restrictions of only being in their own clinics.  We will contiue to provide them with the ability to be mobile and and portable in using our diagnoistic ultrasound machines.

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Tags: Veterinarians, AVMA, Lesgislation, Portable UItrasound Machines, Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act

At E.I. Medical Imaging School's In For Summer!

Posted by Jim Turner on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

EIMI Education and TrainingEducation and Training is a big part of what we like to offer our customers here at E.I. Medical Imaging.  It is important to us to offer the latest information in the use of our portable and durable veterinary ultrasounds.  We recently had an offering of a basic bovine reproduction class in Springfield/Colombia, Missouri, on April 10.  I have heard those that attended learned a great deal about how to use their ultrasound.

We are offering another class this summer for those interested in learning more about the use of their Ibex® Portable Ultrasound on June 12-13, 2014, in Bridgeport, Nebraska.  If you are interested in attending this class and learning more about bovine reproduction and how to use your ultrasound, you can register today. Our class in Nebraska is taught by Dr. Craig DeMuth and he will be instructing on Ultrasound Reproduction with a classroom lecture, and then the following day will be on-site in the field for some great hands on experience. We are also providing 9 hours of RACE approved CE credit to those veterinarians in attendance. 

learning ultrasoundThe class is limited to the first 8 (eight) participants. If you don't get registered soon you may miss out on this great opportunity. We will take the first 8 registrants that have paid for the course. Get your reserved spot today by filling out the form and registering as soon as possible. The cost of the class is $750US and you can pay easily right from the registration. You will be prompted for payment during the registration process.  I also know we are offering special discounts and special pricing for the classes if you purchase an Ibex® Portable Ultrasound.  Check with your sales representative or even arrange for a free demo of your unit. They can help you buy your Ibex® Portable Ultrasound and get you registered for a class!

We are adding other training classes and learning opportunities so be sure to check back often to see what we have to offer.  If you see a class in the future you want to attend, it's not to early to guarantee your spot with a registration.  If you don't see a class in your area or if you want to have us teach a class in your part of the country, we would be happy to work with you and see how we can arrange a class closer to your area.

Classes we have scheduled currently include:

June 12 & 13, 2014

Bridgeport, NE

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September 25 & 26, 2014

Omaha, NE

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October 9 & 10, 2014

Montana

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October 23 & 24, 2014

North Dakota

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November 13 & 14, 2014

Kearney, NE

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Tags: E.I. Medical Imaging, ultrasound training, Ibex®, Education and Training, Veterinarians, Business Tips, Veterinary Business, Ultrasound Classes, Ultrasound Seminars

New Age Education and Training For The Portable Ultrasound

Posted by Jim Turner on Tue, Nov 12, 2013 @ 09:40 AM

digital education and trainingBusinesses are having to change the way they do things to keep up with the digital world.  We live in an age now where snail mail, print advertising, good old fashion face-to-face meetings and a handshake are a thing of the past.  We continue to evolve in business with the invention of technology and how we conduct our day-to-day business transactions.  At E.I. Medical Imaging, we are not much different in the way we approach our business.  We too must adapt to the way of the future.  We are using social media and technology to provide up to the minute information about our products and services.  Our Ibex® Portable Ultrasound Systems' software can be updated with a few strokes of a keypad on your computer and online, and we have many other technologically advanced features too numerous for this post.

One of the things we intend to implement for the future of E.I. Medical Imaging and our Ibex® Family of Ultrasound Systems and accessories is education and training.  It would be difficult to arrange a location where we could invite the hundreds and thousands of our customers and users to gather and allow us to prepare a lecture series and allow you the user to have hands on education and training of our device. We can do this on a small level and we would be happy to oblige this and will have these types of education training opportunities in the future.  Right now there are a handful of companies that are trying to accomplish this, but it is an uphill battle and a costly endeavor.  If you want to be trained in the use of ultrasound it is going to take an inordinate amount time, which we all know means money, and it will cost you dearly monetarily to attend.  With the use of technology and the use of the digital world we can change the way you spend your time and your money. 

At E.I. Medical Imaging we are currently working on a way to decrease your time and the money you spend to get the training you need to be successful in your practice as a veterinarian. This all falls in line with our idea that "Helping Your Practice Makes Perfect Sense."  Stay tuned in here for future announcements about our education and training.  We will soon have ways you can get the education and training you need for use of our equipment and a way to help you with your veterinary practice.

Of note and as a persuasive point to what I have discussed here, Dan Grooms, President of the AABP has his November message that has has provided.  The message is provided via YouTube, a use of video I applaud.  The message is simple about the fate of the Enyclopedia Britannica and how it failed to adapt to the evolving world.  We as businesses should also learn to adapt.  I hope the message is clear.


 

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Tags: E.I. Medical Imaging, ultrasound training, AABP, Ibex®, Education and Training, Dan Grooms, Veterinarians, Business Tips, Veterinary Business

E.I. Medical Imaging Expands to New Office and Manufacturing Facility

Posted by Mia Varra on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 @ 02:12 PM

 

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Friends of E.I Medical Imaging celebrated the new office and manufacturing facility last month. EIMI President, Chas Maloy is pleased to announce the expansion of E.I Medical Imaging in Loveland, Colorado.

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New products have continued to fuel growth and expansion. Established in 1984, E. I. Medical Imaging is now serving the veterinary industry in all 50 states and 20 countries.

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Erika Wierman, DVM (Left) Chas Maloy (Center) Kelly Walton, DVM

 "We are pleased and excited to move into our new manufacturing facility. This move has allowed us to greatly expand our manufacturing capabilities while providing ample room for growth. It is with great pride that we are able to continue to engineer and manufacture our products not only in the US, but right here in Colorado." states Charles Maloy, President of E.I. Medical Imaging.

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"The City of Loveland is fortunate to keep E.I. Medical Imaging in Loveland," said Betsey Hale, Economic Development Director for the City of Loveland. "Businesses with a foundation in Bioscience will be a key to Loveland's economic recovery and growth of primary jobs.

NEW ADDRESS:
110 12th STREET SW, UNIT 102
LOVELAND, CO 80537
1.866.365.6596/ 970.669.1793
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Celebrate 25 years of Innovation in Portable Veterinary Ultrasound

Posted by Mia Varra on Wed, Jun 16, 2010 @ 09:25 AM

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E.I. Medical Imaging celebrates 25 years of innovation in portable veterinary ultrasound. 

Loveland, CO- E.I. Medical Imaging rings in 2009 with great pride celebrating their 25th year as a world leader in portable veterinary ultrasound. E.I. Medical Imaging is the only U.S. based manufacturer of veterinary ultrasound designed specifically for veterinary use. 

The company started 25 years ago as a small family operated business focused on the needs of veterinary and livestock professionals using ultrasound in the field. The small company used its resources in engineering and knowledge of the farm and clinical environments to design ultra portable, durable ultrasound technology that can easily be taken to the animals. 

E.I. Medical Imaging president, Chas Maloy acquired the company in 2005 and states, "Our core values remain intact: We put our customer first, and we deliver solid, effective ultrasound solutions." 

E.I. Medical Imaging is proudly launching the company's 5th Generation of portable ultrasound systems in 2009. The new Ibex ultrasound incorporates the latest in technology and design to be the most rugged and shock resistant portable veterinary ultrasound offered in the market today. It is an all-digital system that offers the user flexibility and results they can clearly see. 

Maloy comments, "25 years is a long time for a company our size to remain in this industry.  We are very proud to be able to deliver to our customers new, quality domestically manufactured products and continue to deliver the service for which we have come to be known.  We have over 3 1/2 years of R&D into these new products.  We are confident that our customers (both existing and new) will recognize the amount of thought and effort that went into the design.  

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