Welcome to SFVMA

Upcoming VIRTUAL Meeting — Summer 2021

Thursday, June 17, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Inappetence and Weight Loss in
Chronic Disease — Why Treatment Matters”

Presented by:  Ryan Goupil, DVM

Please join for an evening learning about why treatment matters when treating inappetence in chronic disease during which will introduce Elura (capromorelin for cats) to manage weight loss in cats with CKD and revisit Entyce for dogs. At the beginning, we will provide a brief overview of the recently launched, first oral treatment for both fleas and ticks: Credelio Cat.

Ryan Goupil joined Elanco Animal Health following the acquisition of Aratana Therapeutics, where he began in 2017 as the Veterinary Medical Liaison for the West Coast, and has now assumed the role of Specialty Consulting Veterinarian. Prior to this, he was a member of the ER/CCU team at Sage Veterinary Centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, completed an internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, NJ and completed his undergraduate and veterinary studies at Cornell University. He has past industry and academic research experience in the areas of immunotherapies for hematologic malignancies, graft-vs-host disease as well as exploring NSAID and nutraceutical treatments for various cancers.


7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
via Microsoft Teams Meeting

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… or Call In (audio only):

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(United States, New York City)

Phone Conference ID #: 474 699 15#

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Microsoft Teams Meeting

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Meeting Sponsor

Rabies Clinic [T.B.A.]

Rabies Clinic

RABIES CLINICs for 2021
*** To Be Announced ***


… but please consider volunteering for
Vet SOS! (www.sfvma.net/volunteer)

Thanks to Our Volunteers!

Please contact Anna DeVincenzi if you have any questions or would like to volunteer: sfvmavp@gmail.com

2021 Rabies Clinics

  • *** To Be Announced ***

New CVMA Delegate Needed!

We need a new CVMA Delegate and alternative
to represent San Francisco veterinarians!

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

SFVMA News — Summer 2021

Latest Newsletter

A MESSAGE TO SFVMA MEMBERS

Dear Colleagues,

I was walking around my neighborhood this past weekend thinking about just how lucky we are in San Francisco. Everyone was wearing a mask shopping at the outdoor farmer’s market while people try to figure out the sudden CDC announcement that vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks. I have now gone for a few walks in the Presidio and Golden Gate Park mask free, but it has really become a habit to put one on every time I walk out of my apartment. It’s just something that most San Franciscans have done to protect each other and our communities, and that has certainly not been the case in many other places.

At the time of writing, 76% of San Franciscans over 16 years old have already had at least one vaccine, and we just started vaccinating 12-15 year-old kids as well. This is amazing and well above what many other places have accomplished thus far. I’m grateful to live in a place where so many people believe in science and have been so caring about trying to protect each other. …

Continue reading this article and more in the
Summer 2021 SFVMA Newsletter
(PDF)