Welcome to SFVMA


Upcoming Meeting — Fall 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

“Talking with Clients About Nutrition: Finding Common Ground”

“(AKA Convince your client that you know more than Dr. Google)”
Dr. Amy Farcas, DVM, MS, DACVN

Amy Farcas, DVM, MS, DACVN

This summer was Dr. Amy Farcas’ 20-year anniversary in the veterinary field, having held just about every position a small animal clinic can offer. She received her DVM from UC Davis in 2008, completed a rotating internship, and worked in small animal general practice prior to returning to Davis for her residency in small animal clinical nutrition, followed by a master’s degree in Nutritional Biology. She has been on staff at the Veterinary Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, and currently holds an Adjunct Professorship at Penn. She operates Veterinary Nutrition Care, a nutrition specialty practice in San Carlos. She is passionate about helping veterinarians use nutrition to build their practices.


6:45 pm Hors d’oeuvre and No Host Bar
7:15 pm Dinner and Meeting
8:00 pm Program

(See RSVP for full menu)

Meeting Sponsored by

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All Meetings at The Cliff House

1090 Point Lobos
San Francisco, CA 94121

(415) 386-3330

Upcoming Meeting for 2017:
November 16

All meetings are open to all DVMs
Non-members pay $75
Annual membership $230

Happy Hour Before the Meeting

Please join Fuzzy, in-home veterinary care lead by Robert and Jessica Trimble, for a sponsored Happy Hour at the Cliff House prior to the Fall meeting (Thursday, September 21) starting at 6:30pm.

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Rabies Clinic

Rabies Clinic

September 10, 2017
10am – 1pm
$6 per Vaccine!

(Dogs Only / Cash Only)

The SFVMA sponsors Rabies Clinics on four Sundays each year. Rabies clinics are held at Animal Care and Control (ACC), 1200 15th Street (at Harrison), in the “Get Acquainted” Room.

Upcoming Rabies Clinic for 2017 (Sundays):
December 10

Thanks to Our Volunteers!

Thank you to all of the volunteers that continually make these clinics a success and to those of you who have already signed up for a 2017 clinic. Volunteers are still needed for the September and December Rabies Clinics.

Please email sfvmavp@gmail.com with your information to sign up for a clinic. Rabies clinics will be held at Animal Care and Control (ACC), 1200 15th Street (at Harrison) from 10am–1pm.

Please contact Anna DeVincenzi if you have any questions or would like to volunteer: sfvmavp@gmail.com

SFVMA News — Fall 2017

President’s Message

As the seasons change so do things in the SFVMA. I am sad to announce that Dr. Katie Kennedy will be leaving the Bay Area to pursue an amazing opportunity with the Animal Medical Center in NYC. Our loss is definitely their gain and we wish her the best in her new endeavors! This means that we have an opening for a new SFVMA secretary! All board positions are for a year, however most people remain part of the board for more than one year. Joining the SFVMA board is a great opportunity to become a more influential part of the local veterinary community. We have meetings once a quarter to discuss CE, local events, scholarships, and any community concerns. If you are interested please e-mail me at sfvmapresident@gmail.com

Canine Influenza

Please be aware that cases of canine influenza (H3N2) have recently been confirmed in Maricopa County (Phoenix, AZ) and Los Angeles, with suspected cases in Montana and Central Florida. Please be alert for possible cases in the Bay Area and let us know as we will be tracking possible cases. Cases present with respiratory signs similar to Kennel cough, including rhinitis, tracheitis, bronchitis and bronchiolitis, and can predispose to secondary bacterial infection. For more information on transmission, clinical signs, and diagnosis, please review the AVMA website at https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Reference/Pages/Canine-Influenza-Backgrounder.aspx.

Fall Meeting Sponsor

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