San Francisco Veterinary Medical Association -
Congratulations to Nicole Captanian as this year’s recipient of the SFVMA UCDavis veterinary student scholarship! Ms. Captanian was recommended by Dr. Jill Williamson at AIMSS, and has an interest in small animal and exotic practice.
Congratulations to Elin Gunnarsson as this year’s RVT scholarship recipient! She was recommended by Drs. Vered Bar and Alex Herman at All Pets Hospital.
We will also offer a scholarship at Western University next year. Requirements are: current enrollment in the vet med program, current or former employment by an SFVMA member, and a letter of recommendation from the same. Interested students may contact:
Director of Development
College of Veterinary Medicine
The objectives of the Association shall be to advance the science and art of veterinary medicine in all its branches, including its relationship to public health, the biological sciences and agriculture. The Association shall provide a forum for the discussion of issues of importance to the veterinary profession, and for the development of official position statements. The Association shall be the authorized voice for the profession in San Francisco in presenting its views to government, academia, agriculture, pet owners, the media and other concerned public.
DUES / MEMBERSHIP
Dues are $230 per year (for 4 quarterly meetings) per member. Dues payments may be made with either check, or by PayPal through the invoice forms available on the website. If payment is made for more than one application, please clearly indicate which individuals are included in the payment (this option is also available online, or a list of individuals to be covered may be emailed to the treasurer). Each member should complete an application regardless of payment method. If your dues were paid via a group/ hospital/ employer payment, we likely do not have all of your individual information on file! The application form may be submitted electronically on our website. Please complete the form if you have not already done so.
Payment is due by April 15th (tax day!). After this date, payments will be on a “per meeting” basis ($75 per meeting). No exceptions!
September 13, 2015
$6 PER VACCINE!!
The SFVMA sponsors rabies clinics on four Sundays each year. All clinics are located at Animal Care and Control, 1200 15th Street (at Harrison) in the Get Acquainted Room.
more info on rabies clinic….
The Summer Newsletter is here!
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OPEN SEAT ON THE ANIMAL CONTROL AND WELFARE COMMISSION
FOR A PRACTICING VETERINARIAN
Due to a change in employment, I am unable to continue to serve on the Commission and would like to encourage any interested individuals to apply to fill this vacancy ASAP. The Animal Control and Welfare Commission is made up of representatives from stakeholder organizations with an interest in animal issues (including a practicing veterinarian) as well as members of the public. The Commission acts as an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors with regard to animals in private, public, and commercial care, and holds hearings and submits recommendations regarding animal control and welfare in San Francisco. Meetings are held at City Hall, Room 408 on the third Thursday of the month (no meeting in December) at 5:30pm and are open to the public. Sadly this does conflict with the SFVMA meetings somewhat, but I have found in
most cases I am able to make it just on time. The qualifications state that one must be a veterinarian that actively practices in SF, but you need not be a resident. It is important that the veterinary community be represented as certain topics that arise can impact our practice (such as the cat declaw ordinance, breed-
Information about the Commission
Application process/ forms
SPONSORSHIPS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS
In order to continue to contract with the Cliff House as our meeting venue, support our charitable and scholarship funds, and generally maintain the organization (with keeping dues payments reasonable), the Board will continue to seek sponsorships that help to cover the costs of our programs. While we hope to avoid overt endorsement of specific products/services, etc. during the continuing education presentations, we feel it is reasonable to allow the sponsor to distribute marketing materials and to make a brief presentation with regard to promoting their interests in recognition of their generous support.
While we would encourage members-
If you are interested in sponsoring a future meeting, please contact Carrie Jurney.
The SFVMA Board will consider charitable grants to organizations that support the care and welfare of animals in our community and promote the veterinary profession.
Please contact Jason Kidd for details on requests for donations.
Please remember that our funding year ends June 30. If you want to use your current Grant in Aid (GIA) funds this year you must submit your paperwork by June 15. Any unused GIA funds will go back into the general fund and be reallocated on July 1. <Read more here>
Carrie Jurney, DVM,
Dr. Leila Marcucci,
DVM, DABVP (Avian)
Jason Kidd, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Shari B. O'Neill,
DVM, MPH, DACVPM