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[Canceled!] Upcoming Meeting — Summer 2020

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)

Rabies Clinic

[ canceled! ]

Sunday, June 14, 2020
10am – 1pm
$6 per Vaccine!

(Dogs Only / Cash Only)

Rabies Clinic

The SFVMA sponsors Rabies Clinics on four Sundays each year. Rabies clinics are held at Animal Care and Control (ACC), 1200 15th Street (at Harrison), in the “Get Acquainted” Room.

Animal Care and Control

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 sfvmavp@gmail.com 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.

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

2020 Rabies Clinics

  • Sunday, June 14  [ CANCELLED! ]
  • Sunday, September 13
  • Sunday, December 13

ALERT for Rabbit Veterinarians

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.

Email:  babybird@bayareabirdhospital.com
Phone:  (415) 566-4359

Leila Marcucci DVM,
Dip ABVP (Avian)
Bay Area Bird and Exotics Hospital

Updated: June 10, 2020

New CVMA Delegate Needed!

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

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

SFVMA News — Summer 2020

Latest SFVMA Newsletter

SFVMA Newsletter — Summer 2020


Dear Colleagues,

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. …

Continue reading this article and more in the
Summer 2020 SFVMA Newsletter