Upcoming Meeting — Summer 2019

Thursday, june 20, 2019

“Integrative Approach to Pain Management in Small Animal Medicine”

Dr. Ilana Strubel MA, DVMA, CVSMT, CCRT

Dr. Ilana Strubel MA, DVMA, CVSMT, CCRTDr. Ilana Strubel is a 1995 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and has been in general veterinary practice in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 24 years with a special interest in Integrative Medicine. In 2014 she founded A Well Adjusted Pet, Veterinary Rehabilitation and Integrative Wellness Center, located in Pacifica, CA.

She completed her training in Animal Physical Rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, and became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) with additional training in Sports Medicine and Conditioning, Neuro and Geriatric Patient Rehab, Pain Management, and Veterinary Orthotics and Prosthetics. 
She recently completed coursework to become a Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapist (CVAT) with a focus on evidence based medical acupuncture for pain management and rehabilitation; and is also certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (CVSMT).

Additionally she completed a Donald G. Low-CVMA Practitioner Fellowship with UC Davis – Behavior Service in 2005 and has offered training classes with the SF/SPCA’s Behavior & Training Department, developing and teaching a Senior Dog Therapeutic Exercise course curriculum.

Dr. Ilana Strubel is also a dedicated community volunteer and currently serves on the board of Paw Fund and is credited with being the founder of Veterinary Street Outreach Services (VET SOS) where she volunteered as Project Coordinator for 12 years.   She has also served for many years on the board of Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS-SF) and is a co-founder of San Francisco Aid for Animals (SFAFA).

Out of love and adoration for disabled, senior pups, she currently volunteers her skills with Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.

RSVP for Summer 2019 SFVMA Meeting
by Friday, June 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

2019 Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday, June 20
  • Thursday, September 19
  • Thursday, NOVember 21

RSVP for Summer 2019 SFVMA Meeting

RSVP by Friday, June 14, 2019

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


Phyllo Triangles with Spinach and Feta Cheese + Shrimp Tostadas with Avocado Salsa


Shaved Kale Salad


Maple Leaf Farm Roast Duck Breast
Vegetarian Option
Vegan Option


Tahitian Vanilla Creme Brûlée

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, June 17, 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