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Upcoming In-Person CE Meeting — Summer 2023

Thursday, June 15, 2023 — 6:15pm – 8:30pm

“Verdinexor — A New Oral Treatment Option for Canine Lymphoma”

Presented by: Dr. Julie Kluxdal

This lecture will discuss the novel class of drugs called SINE inhibitors, with emphasis on Laverdia CA-1 (verdinexor). We will review SINE mechanism of action along with a thorough review of the data leading to a reasonable expectation of efficacy and FDA conditional approval of Laverdia-CA1. We will also look at where this new oral option fits into specialty and primary care practice therapies as consideration for future use. The attendee will learn how to properly dose and safely dispense Laverdia-CA1 as well as how to monitor their lymphoma patient on Laverdia-CA1, including how to address any potential adverse events.

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 and Hors d’oeuvres
7:00pm – 7:30pm SFVMA Announcements / Updates / Dinner Starts
7:30pm – 8:30pm  CE Lecture

Dinner Menu

Hor d’Oeuvres

  • Vine Ripe Tomato Bruschetta (vegan)
  • Crab Cake Sliders with Tartar Sauce
  • Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon


  • Mixed Greens Salad with Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese (can be prepared vegan upon request)

Main Course — (choose one)

  • Stuffed Pepper with Eggplant Caponata on a Bed of Spinach with Red and Yellow Coulis (vegan)
  • –or–
  • Classic Shrimp Scampi with Linguini in Garlic and White Wine
  • –or–
  • Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast with Salsa Verde, Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables

Dessert — (choose one)

  • Seasonal Cheesecake
  • –or–
  • Fruit Cup (vegan)

Coffee and Tea available
Cash bar will be available

2023 In-Person Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday, March 16
  • Thursday, June 15
  • Thursday, September 21
  • Thursday, November 16
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 Schedule 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

SFVMA News — Summer 2023

Latest Newsletter

President’s Statement — May 2023

From the Trenches

One evening recently, I visited a new pair of clients for a home euthanasia consultation that was very emotional initially. This couple had a sweet dog who was very broken. We discussed all options but they knew what needed to be done even before I arrived. They were not in denial, they just needed to hear me to validate their feelings.

As we discussed their dog’s long life and worked through planning our best protocol for ending it, the room became almost palpably wet through the tears. Things went as perfectly as possible. They thanked me as we hugged. I wrapped their dog up and left them sobbing on the couch as I walked down the hall to the front door. Holding my bag in one arm and their medium-size dog in the other made it difficult to turn the knob. By focusing on it and using my remaining two fingers, I was able to push it open enough to squeeze through.

My first thought was “Wow, it got really dark outside”. As a motion activated night light came on, I realized I had not exited the home as expected. Instead, I was standing in a sort of makeshift dungeon with faux brick walls. As I scanned the room I realized there were whips, elongated toys, and leather clothes hanging up. My next thought was “Oh, that kind of dungeon.” …

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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.


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!