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Upcoming Meeting — Winter 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

“Brain Basics: Localization and Treatment Tips”

Dr. Alexander Tun, DVM, DACVIM (neurology)

Dr. Alexander Tun, DVM, DACVIM (neurology)

Dr. Alexander Tun received his BA in Music from Amherst College. He went on to earn his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Dr. Tun then completed his small animal rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA, followed by a neurology specialty internship at the Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers, NY. He finished his residency in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery back at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and then joined the SFVS team. His clinical interests include the research and study of inflammatory brain diseases.

Dr. Alexander Tun’s Video Bio

RSVP for Winter 2018 SFVMA Meeting by Friday, November 9

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


6:30 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

Cliff House

Rabies Clinic

Sunday, December 9, 2018
10am – 1pm
$6 per Vaccine!

(Dogs Only / Cash Only)

Rabies Clinic

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.

Animal Care and Control

Thanks to Our Volunteers!

Thank you to all the volunteers that continually make these clinics a success! Volunteers are still needed for the December Rabies Clinic and we are starting sign ups for the 2018 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 — Winter 2018

Winter Meeting Sponsor


I was trying to do some work at home but was constantly being interrupted by Kui, my 5 year old dachshund cross who was pawing at me to be picked up. Or at least that is what I thought. He seemed anxious to get down whenever I picked him up. After several times doing this, he seemed to give up and then proceeded to go over to his water bowl and nudged that around on the floor and then proceeded to scratch at the floor. I finally cottoned on that the water bowl was empty and as soon as I filled it he immediately drank and went back to the couch for a nap, seemingly satisfied that he had been able to communicate with his not so smart human companion.

I thought how smart he is. I compared this to his house mate, Billy who is a beaglelab cross who probably would have died of thirst had I not filled the bowl. This was also the dog that when he first heard a siren and began to bay for the first time could not work out where the sound was coming from: not the siren but his own bay. Every
time he made the noise, he ran around furiously appearing as if he was looking for the dog that made it. So it is apparent that dogs differ in their innate intelligence. Kui may have a future in astrophysics but Billy may be my stay-at-home freeloader for life.

So it did make me think. HOW SMART ARE DOGS?

Continue reading this article and more in the Winter 2018 SFVMA Newsletter (PDF)