Upcoming In-Person CE Meeting — Spring 2023

Thursday, March 16, 2023 —— 6:15pm – 8:30pm

“Blood Transfusion Practicalities”

Presented by: Kate Hopper BVSc, PhD, DACVECC

Professor of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care,
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis.

Kate Hopper BVSc, PhD, DACVECCDr. Kate Hopper is recognized for excellence in teaching critical care and emergency medicine to professional students and residents, and for her international reputation in continuing professional education.

A professor in the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Hopper received her veterinary degree (1991) and MVS in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (1999) from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Pathology (2007) from UC Davis.

Recognized with teaching awards (2002, 2003) from DVM students and as an Outstanding Graduate Teacher (2004), her expertise is sought beyond the school, including teaching clinical acid-base and electrolyte physiology to UC Davis School of Nursing students and at Cornell’s week-long cardiopulmonary ‘boot’ camp for critical care residents nationally. Dr. Hopper is internationally recognized for her leadership in conference organization for AVECC and IVECC. Her co-edited/ authored reference text Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, now in its 3rd edition, is internationally recognized and essential reading for residents in training and for specialists.


6:15pm – 7:00pm  Check-in and Hors d’oeuvres
7:00pm – 7:30pm SFVMA Announcements / Updates / Dinner Starts
7:30pm – 8:30pm  CE Lecture

Dinner Menu

Hor d’Oeuvres

  • Vine Ripe Tomato Bruschetta (vegan)
  • Ahi Tuna Poke Spoons
  • Grilled Shrimp Skewers


  • Mixed Greens Salad with candied walnuts and blue cheese (can be vegan on request)

Main Course — (choose one)

  • Cedar-roasted Atlantic Salmon with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables
  • Center cut Filet Mignon with roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes
  • Blackened Cauliflower Steak with toasted
    almonds, carrots, salsa verde (vegan)


  • Crème Brûlée with fresh berries (vegan option available on request)

Cash bar will be available

2023 In-Person Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday, March 16
  • Thursday, June 15
  • Thursday, September 21
  • Thursday, November 16
McCormick & Kuleto’s

Meeting at McCormick & Kuleto’s in GHIRADELLI SQUARE

900 North Point St
San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 929-1730

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