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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RSVP for Fall 2017 SFVMA Meeting

RSVP by Thursday, September 14, 2017

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

Hors d’oeuvre

Apples, Blue Cheese and Pecans on Belgian Endive

Blackened Beef Tenderloin on Garlic Crouton with Caramelized Onion and a Horseradish Cream


Assorted Sonoma Baby Greens with Goat Cheese Crostini and Red Wine Shallot Vinaigrette


Maple Leaf Farm Roast Duck Breast with Zinfandel Sauce, All Spice Scented Sweet Potatoes and Fresh Market Vegetables
Vegan Option


Lemon Soufflé with Blueberry Sauce

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, September 14, 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

Sponsor the Next SFVMA Meeting

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.