Upcoming Meeting — Fall 2019

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

“Have You Gone Loco? Locoregional Analgesic Techniques to Minimize Opiate Usage”

Dr. Alexander Hawley, DVM, MS, DACVAA

Dr. Alexander Hawley, DVM, MS, DACVAADr. Hawley joined The Sams Clinic in 2009. As the on-staff anesthesiologist, he vigilantly monitors patients before, during, and after surgery to ensure their well-being and comfort. He wants pets to be free of anxiety and pain yet alert after surgery.
This goal is accomplished by using a progressive, multi-modal approach, combining local and regional techniques with lower doses of systemic medications. In addition, as the director of the Pain
Management Clinic, Dr. Hawley supplements more conventional protocols with both state-of-the-art allopathic therapies and acupuncture.

After obtaining his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University in 2005, Dr. Hawley went on to do a year long internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Kansas State University, followed by a three-year residency in anesthesiology at Tufts University. He also holds a master’s degree in anatomy and is a certified acupuncturist.

RSVP for Summer 2019 SFVMA Meeting
by Friday, September 13

2019 Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday, September 19
  • 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

RSVP for Fall 2019 SFVMA Meeting

RSVP by Friday, September 13, 2019

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


Potato Samosas + Jumbo Prawns with Bacon


Endive and Blue Cheese Salad


Porcini Dusted Salmon
Vegetarian Option
Vegan Option


Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Remember: The Association pays for uneaten meals. If you have RSVP’d and will not be able to make it, we need you to send in your cancellation no later than Monday, September 16, 2019.

Sponsorships for Future Meetings

Sponsor the Next SFVMA Meeting

In order to continue to contract with the Cliff House as our meeting venue, support our charitable and scholarship funds, and generally maintain the organization (with keeping dues payments reasonable), the Board will continue to seek sponsorships that help to cover the costs of our programs. While we hope to avoid overt endorsement of specific products/services, etc. during the continuing education presentations, we feel it is reasonable to allow the sponsor to distribute marketing materials and to make a brief presentation with regard to promoting their interests in recognition of their generous support.

While we would encourage members-at-large to make announcements regarding new endeavors that would be of interest to the membership, we would kindly ask that promotional materials be limited to those provided by the sponsor organization. Thanks for your understanding!

If you are interested in sponsoring a future meeting, please contact Philip Watt: sfvmapresident@gmail.com