Upcoming Meeting — Summer 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

My Approach to Cutaneous Mast Cell Tumors and Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Dogs

Jim Farese, DVM, DACVS

Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology


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)

All Meetings at The Cliff House

1090 Point Lobos
San Francisco, CA 94121

(415) 386-3330

RSVP for Summer 2017 SFVMA Meeting by Thursday, June 8

Upcoming Meetings for 2017:
September 21
November 16

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

RSVP for Summer 2017 SFVMA Meeting

RSVP by Thursday, June 8, 2017

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

Hors d’oeuvre (subject to change)

Middle Eastern Hummus with Lemon and Garlic on a Crisp Pita Chip

Chili Crusted Crispy Calamari


Baby Spinach Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts, Ricotta Salata Cheese, Bacon, Tomatoes, and Balsamic Vinaigrette


Oven Roasted Breast of Chicken with Chive and Yukon Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Market Vegetables
Vegan Option


Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brulee

Remember: The Association pays for uneaten meals. If you have RSVP’d and will not be able to make it, we need you to send in your cancellation no later than Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Previous Meeting

The Great Pretenders:
New Developments in Benign Oral Lesions
in Dogs and Cats

Maria Soltero-Rivera, DVM, DAVDC, Medical Director

Dr. Maria Soltero-Rivera received her DVM from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 2008. After that, she returned to her native Puerto Rico for a year-long small animal surgical internship at Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Juan, followed by a small animal rotating internship at Long Island Veterinary Specialists in Plainview, NY. Dr. Soltero-Rivera became board certified in veterinary dentist and oral surgery in 2014 after completing her residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine where she continued to lecture for the following 2 years. Dr. Soltero-Rivera then moved to the Bay Area and she currently practices at VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists while still serving as adjunct assistant professor at PennVet. Her clinical interests include diagnosis and treatment of oral tumors, management of oral and maxillofacial trauma, and feline oral inflammatory conditions. When she’s not working she can be found playing at the beach with her 3 year old, Aurora, her husband, Bernardo, and their 2 Chihuahuas, Olivia and Pickles. She also loves cooking, reading and running.

Thanks to SFVS for sponsoring the Winter meeting!

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-at-large to make announcements regarding new endeavors that would be of interest to the membership, we would kindly ask that promotional materials be limited to those provided by the sponsor organization. Thanks for your understanding!

If you are interested in sponsoring a future meeting, please contact Robin Kelly, DVM.