Welcome to SFVMA


Upcoming Meeting — Spring 2019

Thursday, MARCH 21, 2019

“A Step by Step Approach to Canine and Feline Weight Loss”

Dr. Craig Datz, DVM, MS, DABVP, DACVN

Dr. Datz is a 1987 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He spent 14 years in private companion animal practice and 11 years on the faculty at the University of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine working in the areas of Community Practice and Clinical Nutrition. In 2012 he joined Royal Canin USA where he is the Director of Scientific Affairs. Dr. Datz is board-certified in clinical nutrition and is dual board-certified in canine/feline and feline practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

RSVP for Spring 2019 SFVMA Meeting by Friday, March 15

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

SFVMA Membership Enrollment for 2019 is Now Open!

Membership Applications Will be
Accepted Until April 15, 2019

Whether you are a potential new member or renewing your membership, please take a moment to be sure that your contact information is up-to-date with us (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 $230 per year (for 4 quarterly meetings) per member. Dues payments may be made with either check, 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 15th. After this date, payments will be on a “per meeting” basis ($75 per meeting). No exceptions!

Enroll for 2019 SFVMA Membership!

Rabies Clinic

Sunday, MARCH 17, 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 March Rabies Clinic, and we are currently accepting sign ups for the upcoming 2019 clinics..

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, March 17
  • Sunday, June 9
  • Sunday, September 8
  • Sunday, December 8

SFVMA News — Spring 2019

Spring Meeting Sponsor

Royal Canin


What is Happening to Veterinary Medicine?

I admit that the question is a little ambiguous. It can be answered in many ways. We could discuss the dramatic changes that have occurred to our profession over the last 30 or 40 years. We could discuss whether those changes have uniformly benefitted our patient and us as professionals. We could also discuss where veterinary medicine may be headed in the future.

Many of us we could debate pros and cons of the changes. There have been advances in technology and medical care. The business of veterinary science has dramatically changed with supply companies, insurance, ownership and expected revenue. The cost of veterinary medicine has increased dramatically to enable to supply the services
our clients demand. Are we still considered a caring profession? What is the effect of these changes on the individual as a professional?

Where is veterinary medicine going now? Are we aware of the changes? Are we prepared and is there a place for all of us? So many questions! I understand that millennials may not care where we came from, but the old adage remains as true today as it was when it was first coined and that is “If you want to know where you are going then look where you have been.” …

Continue reading this article and more in the Spring 2019 SFVMA Newsletter (PDF)