Upcoming Meeting — Fall 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

“THE COST OF CARING: How To Defeat Compassion Fatigue”

Julie Squires

Julie SquiresJulie Squires is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist who brings a unique perspective and approach to support the sustained energy and passion of those exposed to the highly stressful and traumatic environment of animal welfare, veterinary medicine, lab animal research and animal rescue. She does this in a very distinct way, by empowering them to help themselves through easy-to-implement yet powerful, practices and insights.

Julie has over twenty-five years of experience within the veterinary industry leading organizations, developing and executing training, workshops and 1:1 coaching most notably for Nestlé Purina, Bayer Animal Health and IDEXX Laboratories. She is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist through the Traumatology Institute. Julie’s clients also gain from her training and experience as a Certified Life Coach.

Her company, Rekindle LLC, offers on-site seminars, workshops, online courses and private coaching and is the result of the need Julie saw to help those that work with animals maintain their wellbeing and mental health. Julie lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband John, pugs Ernie & Mabel and Gregg & Duane, their two cats.


RSVP for Fall 2018 SFVMA Meeting by Friday, September 14

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

2018 Meeting Dates

  • November 15

RSVP for Fall 2018 SFVMA Meeting

RSVP by Friday, September 14, 2018

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

Hors d’oeuvre

Marinated Ahi Tuna on Crisp Wonton + Spiced Potato Samosas, Cilantro Chutney


Assorted Sonoma Baby Greens


Grilled Filet Mignon with Shallot Crust
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 17, 2018.

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