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SFVMA Membership Enrollment for 2023 is Now Open!

Membership Applications Will be Accepted Until April 15, 2023

Dear colleagues,

We hope that your 2023 is starting off well! We are happy to announce that the SFMVA will be continuing in-person meetings this year at McCormick and Kuleto’s in San Francisco’s historic Ghirardelli Square.

Our quarterly meetings are a great way to meet other veterinarians, commiserate, celebrate our wins, and support each other while getting in some CE, and a delicious meal. They are also a good way to bring your ideas and thoughts to board members to take onto the CVMA. Whether you are a potential new member or renewing your membership, please take a moment to update your contact information (especially the email address to which the newsletter should be directed) by completing a membership application. The membership form may be submitted electronically on our website: 

Dues are $300 per year (for 4 quarterly in-person meetings) per member for 2023. Dues payments may be made with either check (PO Box 320365, SF, CA 94132)  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 so that their contact information is updated.

Payment is due by April 15. After this date, payments will be on a “per meeting” basis.

SFVMA members’ names will be listed on our website with hospital affiliation. Email addresses will be confidential and used only for the purposes of communicating with the membership regarding matters related to the organization.

We hope you will join us in 2023!

Warm regards,

Dr. Amy Lightstone
SFVMA President
sfvmapresident@gmail.com

Dr. Anna DeVincinzi
SFVMA Vice President
sfvmavp@gmail.com

Dr. Jessica Lau
SFMVA Secretary
sfvmasecretary@gmail.com

Dr. Karen Truong
SFVMA Treasurer
sfvmatreasurer@gmail.com

In-Person CE Meetings Schedule Updated for 2023!

We are pleased to announce the 2023 schedule for SFVMA’s upcoming In-Person CE Meetings — which will be held at McCormick & Kulettos in the beautiful Ghiradelli Square — on the following dates (always on a Thursday):

March 16

June 15

September 21

November 16

Upcoming In-Person CE Meeting — T.B.A.

Thursday, March 16, 2023 —— 6:15pm – 8:30pm

Spring 2023 Meeting Information Coming Soon!

Check back again in a few weeks…

… or join our mailing list today to be notified when meeting info is posted!

SFVMA News — Winter 2022

Latest Newsletter

President’s statement — November 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Five years ago, I joined the board of the SFVMA originally as the secretary as a way to give back to our local veterinary community. I had been doing relief work around the city for a couple of years and wanted to help provide a place for everyone to come together to meet, commiserate, and learn with other veterinarians in the area. We’ve certainly had some trials during this time with losing the Cliff House, trying to figure out providing online CE during COVID, finding a new venue during a pandemic willing to take a large group, and trying to encourage local veterinarians to join us once again.

It has been a pleasure to serve this community, and I am very grateful for all the people that I have met and gotten to know during this time. However, after serving as the secretary, the president, or both during the last 5 years, it is time for me to step down from the board. We will be once again holding elections for the president and vice president positions at the November meeting like the old days (the new secretary, treasurer, and HOD representatives were elected earlier this year). Dr. Anna DeVincenzi has served as the vice president for the last 6 years and would also like to step down. Most people have historically served as board members for 2-3 years, though certainly some for less, so we’re both a bit overdue for an exit (thanks COVID). …

Continue reading this article and more in the
Winter 2022 SFVMA Newsletter
(PDF)

Become a CVMA Member

If you haven’t already done so, please consider becoming a CVMA member.

The CVMA defends your right to practice by actively representing the veterinary profession on proposed federal and state legislation and regulations at the legislature and the Veterinary Medical Board.

https://cvma.net/membership/

New CVMA Delegate Needed!

We need an alternative CVMA delegate to represent San Francisco veterinarians!

Please reach out to
Jessica Lau at sfvmasecretary@gmail.com
if you are interested in helping represent out community!