Welcome to SFVMA


Upcoming Meeting — Winter 2019

Thursday, NOVEMBER 21, 2019

“Staging and Management of Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs”

Brian Scansen, DVM, DACVIM

Brian Scansen, DVM, DACVIMAssociate Professor of Cardiology
Service Head, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery
Colorado State University

Dr. Scansen graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in both oceanology and zoology from the University of Washington. He then graduated from veterinary school at Michigan State with DVM and MS degrees. He completed an internship at The Ohio State University in small animal medicine and surgery; he stayed for a residency in cardiology. He then completed a fellowship in interventional radiology and endoscopy at the University of Pennsylvania and the Animal Medical Center (New York, NY).

Dr. Scansen is a diplomate of the ACVIM, specializing in cardiology. He has been an Associate Professor of Cardiology and Service Head of Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery at
Colorado State University since 2015. His research interests include congenital heart disease in animals, advanced cardiac imaging, and minimally invasive therapeutics.

RSVP for Winter 2019 SFVMA Meeting
by Friday, November 15

2019 Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday, November 21

All meetings are open to all DVMs
Non-members pay $75
Annual membership $230


6:30 pm Hors d’oeuvre and No Host Bar
7:15 pm Dinner and Meeting
8:00 pm Program

(See RSVP for full menu)

All Meetings at The Cliff House

1090 Point Lobos
San Francisco, CA 94121

(415) 386-3330

Cliff House

Rabies Clinic

Sunday, DecEMBER 8, 2019
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

2019 Rabies Clinics

  • Sunday, December 8

SFVMA News — Winter 2019

Winter Meeting Sponsor




We have spoken before of the changes to veterinary medicine including global corporatization, the sophistication of care, increasing costs and the impact of pet insurance. Some of us may benefit from these changes. In fact, it is likely that if you have sold a practice recently that you did benefit financially. However, we have also spoken of the increasing costs of veterinary education while the average remuneration for the veterinarian has remained somewhat static over the last 10 to 15 years. The comparatively poor remuneration may arguably be the reason that we seem to be one of the least ethnically diverse professions and with a significant reduction in the number of males applying for veterinary medicine. However, there is a signification problem looming that is in dire need to be addressed and that is the conditions and salaries of our veterinary technicians and support staff.…

Continue reading this article and more in the
Winter 2019 SFVMA Newsletter