Thursday, June 18, 2020
The Summer 2020 Meeting Has Been Canceled!
Dear SFVMA Members,
We regret to inform you that the SFVMA meeting scheduled for Thursday June 18th has been canceled.
With ongoing recommendations for social distancing, and after discussion with the Cliff House, we have decided it is best to cancel the June SFVMA meeting. We remain hopeful that the next meeting scheduled for Thursday September 17th will take place as planned, but we will, of course, re-evaluate as we get closer since developments with COVID-19 are ever changing.
We look forward to connecting with everyone in person again in the future. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns in the mean time. Thank you again for going out on the front lines everyday to help provide care for everyone in our community. Your dedication is greatly appreciated. Stay safe out there, and take care of yourselves.
Your SFVMA board members
2020 Meeting Schedule
- Fall — Thursday, September 17
- Winter — Thursday, November 19
All meetings are open to all DVMs
Non-members pay $80
Annual membership $190* (* for 2020 only)
[ canceled! ]
Sunday, June 14, 2020
10am – 1pm
$6 per Vaccine!
10am – 1pm
$6 per Vaccine!
(Dogs Only / Cash Only)
Thanks to Our Volunteers!
Thank you to all the volunteers that continually make these clinics a success! Volunteers are still needed for the upcoming 2020 Rabies Clinics. Sign up today!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2020 Rabies Clinics
Sunday, June 14[ CANCELLED! ]
- Sunday, September 13
- Sunday, December 13
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2) has finally arrived in Southern California and we can expect it to make its way north in the near future. I’d like to form a group to make a plan to address this disease. It is a deadly virus that is highly contagious to domestic rabbits but is also infecting native species of rabbits and hares. There have been outbreaks of the disease in several states including Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. Washington state has already dealt with an outbreak, starting last year, and has done much of the work for us. (rabbit.org/rhdv/ for more info)
There is a vaccine available that must be imported from Europe. Please contact me if you see rabbits and are interested in working together to make a plan for recommendations for our clients and vaccine clinics. We are able to import the vaccine and share it amongst ourselves but must plan that in advance.
Phone: (415) 566-4359
Leila Marcucci DVM,
Dip ABVP (Avian)
Bay Area Bird and Exotics Hospital
Updated: June 10, 2020
We need a new CVMA Delegate and alternative
to represent San Francisco veterinarians!
Please reach out to
Amy Lightstone at email@example.com
if you are interested in helping represent out community!
A MESSAGE TO SFVMA MEMBERS
Thank you for continuing to care for the animals and families of San Francisco though the middle of a pandemic. You have continued to adapt on a daily basis to the latest recommendations by government and veterinary organizations to help keep our workers and clients as safe as possible. You have continued to try your best to provide quality veterinary care through masks, telephones, and parking lots with clients experiencing a new level of stress and anxiety.
You have navigated trying to figure out telemedicine on the fly and continued to fight to help the veterinarians of this state loosen telemedicine restrictions so that we can help vulnerable pet owners at home. It has been a trying time to say the least, but I am extremely impressed by how adaptable and committed the veterinarians and veterinary staff members of this city have been and will continue to be. …