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Upcoming In-Person CE Meeting — Winter 2022

Thursday, November 17, 2022 —— 6:15pm – 8:30pm

“Zennovation in Sedation:
Rethinking What Is Possible”

Presented by: Dr. Julie Kluxdal

In this educational presentation, we will discuss sedation in dogs. The foundation will be set by reviewing the basic physiology behind commonly used sedatives in dogs. We will discuss the most commonly used sedatives and reversal agents, and introduce a novel sedative.

Julie Kluxdal, DVMDr. Julie Kluxdal is a 1998 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She spent eight years in clinical practice. Her practice experience includes canine, feline, emergency, exotic pet and wildlife medicine.

Her career transitioned to the animal health industry when she accepted a position as a Field Technical Services Veterinarian in 2006 and most recently joined Dechra Veterinary Products as a Professional Services Veterinarian in November 2019. Outside of work Julie enjoys spending time outdoors with her family hiking and biking at home in California. When they can, they enjoy visiting other parts of the United States and the world. Her family includes her husband, son, a house full of cats and one snake.


6:15pm – 7:00pm  Check-in / Hors d’oeuvres
7:00pm – 7:30pm VMA Announcements / Updates / Dinner Starts
7:30pm – 8:30pm  CE Lecture

Dinner Menu


  • Bruschetta
  • Seared Ahi Tuna
  • Fried Chicken Slider
  • Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

FIRST — (choice of one option)

  • Caesar Salad
  • Clam Chowder

Entree — (choice of one option)

  • Mushroom Ravioli with Eggplant Caponata
  • Filet and Shrimp Scampi
  • Seasonal Grilled Fish

Dessert — (choice of one option)

  • Seasonal Cheesecake
  • Crème Brûlée

Cash bar will be available

McCormick & Kuleto’s

Meeting at McCormick & Kuleto’s in GHIRADELLI SQUARE

900 North Point St
San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 929-1730

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In-Person CE Meetings are BACK!

We are pleased to announce the long-awaited Return of In-Person Meetings — which will be held at McCormick & Kulettos in the beautiful Ghiradelli Square — on the following dates:

November 17, 2022

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

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