Welcome to SFVMA

SFVMA Membership Enrollment for 2024 is Still Open!

Membership Applications Will be Accepted Until April 15, 2024

Dear colleagues,

There are still have a few days left to apply for or renew your SFVMA membership for 2024, if you haven’t already!

SFMVA will be continuing in-person meetings at McCormick and Kuleto’s in San Francisco’s historic Ghirardelli Square. Our quarterly meetings are a great way to meet other veterinarians, commiserate, celebrate our wins, and support each other while getting in some CE, and a delicious meal. They are also a good way to bring your ideas and thoughts to board members to take onto the CVMA. Whether you are a potential new member or renewing your membership, please take a moment to update your contact information (especially the email address to which the newsletter should be directed) by completing a membership application. The membership form may be submitted electronically on our website: 

Dues are $300 per year (for 4 quarterly in-person meetings) per member for 2024. Dues payments may be made with either check (PO Box 320365, SF, CA 94132)  or by PayPal through the invoice forms available on the website. If payment is made for more than one application, please clearly indicate which individuals are included in the payment (this option is also available online, or a list of individuals to be covered may be emailed to the treasurer). Each member should complete an application regardless of payment method so that their contact information is updated.

Payment is due by April 15, 2024. After this date, payments will be on a “per meeting” basis at $125 per person.

Please also note that we’ve updated our “Payment for Hospitals & Organizations” form. While payment may still be submitted for up to 10 members at a time — each member must also fill out individual application forms with their respective details.

We hope you will join us in 2024!

Warm regards,

Dr. Brian VanHorn
SFVMA President

Dr. Emily Adamson
SFVMA Vice President

Dr. Jessica Lau
SFMVA Secretary

Dr. Karen Truong
SFVMA Treasurer

Upcoming In-Person CE Meeting — T.B.A.

June 20, 2024
6:15pm – 8:30pm

Presented by:   Dr. Carrie Jurney

Sponsored by:   Remedy

Summer 2024 Meeting Information Coming Soon!

Check back again in a few weeks…

… or join our mailing list today to be notified when meeting info is posted!

In-Person CE Meetings Schedule for 2024

We are pleased to announce the 2024 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 21, 2024

Dr. Ken Gorczyca, Dr. Ari Rozycki, and Brandon Conley  —
Sponsored by A Gentle Rest and Gateway Services

June 20, 2024

Dr. Carrie Jurney  —  Sponsored by Remedy

September 12, 2024

Dr. Saelinger  —  Sponsored by Cardiac Vet, Inc

November 21, 2024

[ topic T.B.D. ]  —  Sponsored by Blue Pearl

SFVMA News — Spring 2024

Latest Newsletter

PRESIDENT’S Statement  —  March 2024

Hello all our members,

I am hoping that everyone is enjoying a prosperous 2024 so far. With our frequent wind and rain this year, I am told that Giardia associated diarrhea is keeping the Flagyl and Fenbendazole flying off the shelves. Seems like a good time to be in the soft stool treatment business. Please feel free to let me know what types of disease your practices are seeing increases in so that we can keep each other informed. Changes in the ways that reference laboratories share information with public health agencies make it more important for our local community to communicate what we are seeing on the frontlines.

On the topic of public health, I have been asked to invite our members to take part in a short survey. Dr. Kim Conway is the One Health lead veterinarian at the California Department of Public Health, Center for Environmental Health. They are conducting a statewide survey of California companion animal veterinarians on the topic of antimicrobial prescription practices. The data collected is aimed at combating antimicrobial resistance through the development of materials that may benefit California veterinarians and their patients. It is anonymous and only took me 10 to 15 minutes to complete. A link to the survey is here: https://ncv.microsoft.com/Z02ISthvbd. Please note this survey will only be open through the end of March.

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Become a CVMA Member

If you haven’t already done so, please consider becoming a CVMA member.

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!