SFVMA News — Fall 2017

President’s Message

As the seasons change so do things in the SFVMA. I am sad to announce that Dr. Katie Kennedy will be leaving the Bay Area to pursue an amazing opportunity with the Animal Medical Center in NYC. Our loss is definitely their gain and we wish her the best in her new endeavors! This means that we have an opening for a new SFVMA secretary! All board positions are for a year, however most people remain part of the board for more than one year. Joining the SFVMA board is a great opportunity to become a more influential part of the local veterinary community. We have meetings once a quarter to discuss CE, local events, scholarships, and any community concerns. If you are interested please e-mail me at sfvmapresident@gmail.com

Canine Influenza

Please be aware that cases of canine influenza (H3N2) have recently been confirmed in Maricopa County (Phoenix, AZ) and Los Angeles, with suspected cases in Montana and Central Florida. Please be alert for possible cases in the Bay Area and let us know as we will be tracking possible cases. Cases present with respiratory signs similar to Kennel cough, including rhinitis, tracheitis, bronchitis and bronchiolitis, and can predispose to secondary bacterial infection. For more information on transmission, clinical signs, and diagnosis, please review the AVMA website at //www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Reference/Pages/Canine-Influenza-Backgrounder.aspx.

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SFVMA News — Spring 2017

Leptospirosis in Bay Area

There has been an apparent increase in the incidence of leptospirosis across the country, including within San Francisco. Please be keep this in mind when presented with dogs showing possible clinical signs (fever, lethargy, gastrointestinal upset, renal failure with or without liver failure). Consider discussions about preventative measures with at-risk pets, and remember that this is a zoonotic disease. If you have a suspected or confirmed case, please email Katie Kennedy at sfvmasecretary@gmail.com; SFVMA will be tracking the incidence and report back.

2017 SFVMA Membership

Now that we are solidly into 2017, don’t forget to pay your SFVMA membership dues. Annual membership dues are unchanged at $230/doctor and continue to include dinner at all 4 CE meetings at the Cliff House and a 25% discount for newsletter advertisements. Please complete the Membership Application on the website; payment can be submitted by credit card via PayPal or by check. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Katie Kennedy at sfvmasecretary@gmail.com.

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