San Francisco Veterinary Medical Association - PO Box 320365, San Francisco, CA 94132

SFVMA  San Francisco Veterinary Medical Association SFVMA

OBJECTIVE of SFVMA


The objectives of the Association shall be to advance the science and art of veterinary medicine in all its branches, including its relationship to public health, the biological sciences and agriculture. The Association shall provide a forum for the discussion of issues of importance to the veterinary profession, and for the development of official position statements. The Association shall be the authorized voice for the profession in San Francisco in presenting its views to government, academia, agriculture, pet owners, the media and other concerned public.


UPCOMING MEETING : NOVEMBER 17, 2016
No info on next meeting yet, stay tuned!

Meetings








         



DUES / MEMBERSHIP


Dues are $230 per year (for 4 quarterly meetings) per member. Dues payments may be made with either check, or by PayPal through the invoice forms available on the website.  If payment is made for more than one application, please clearly indicate which individuals are included in the payment (this option is also available online, or a list of individuals to be covered may be emailed to the treasurer). Each member should complete an application regardless of payment method. If your dues were paid via a group/ hospital/ employer payment, we likely do not have all of your individual information on file! The application form may be submitted electronically on our website. Please complete the form if you have not already done so.  

Payment is due by April 15th (tax day!). After this date, payments will be on a “per meeting” basis ($75 per meeting). No exceptions!

Rabies Clinic

RABIES CLINIC

DECEMBER 11, 2016
10AM-1PM

$6 PER VACCINE!!

The SFVMA sponsors rabies clinics on four Sundays each year. All clinics are located at Animal Care and Control, 1200 15th Street (at Harrison) in the Get Acquainted Room.

Dogs only.

more info on rabies clinic….

Newsletters

NEWSLETTER


The Autumn Newsletter is here!

Click here to download the most recent newsletter.






EVENTS & NEWSLETTER

SPONSORSHIPS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS


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 Robin Kelly, DVM,.

CHARITABLE DONATIONS:


The SFVMA Board will consider charitable grants to organizations that support the care and welfare of animals in our community and promote the veterinary profession.  

Please contact Jason Kidd for details on requests for donations.

GREAT NEWS FROM SF AID FOR ANIMALS!!

We are happy to report that this year we have 95 doctors participating with us and the Grants-in-Aid amount remains at $700. If all the grants are utilized, we will be disbursing over $66,000 …. <Read more here>

SFVMA SCHOLARSHIPS

VETERINARY STUDENTS
If you know a good candidate for 2016, please encourage them to apply. Applications are accepted from October to December annually as determined by the college.  Requirements are: current enrollment in the vet med program, current or former employment by an SFVMA member, and a letter of recommendation from the same.  Interested students can contact:

Hnouzong Her

Scholarship Accounting

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

hher@vetmed.ucdavis.edu


We will also offer a scholarship at Western University next year. Requirements are: current enrollment in the vet med program, current or former employment by an SFVMA member, and a letter of recommendation from the same.  Interested students may contact:

Tim McPheron

Director of Development

College of Veterinary Medicine

tmcpheron@westernu.edu



RVT Students


To support and encourage RVTs in San Francisco, the SFVMA has established a scholarship program for students enrolled in an accredited RVT program. We will award $1000 to 2 candidates who are currently or have previously worked in the practice of an SFVMA member, and have a stated desire to return to SF after graduation. Submissions should include a personal statement from the student, a letter of recommendation from the veterinarian, and proof of enrollment at an accredited RVT program.  The deadline for applications is May 1 annually.  Questions should be sent to Katie Kennedy at sfvmasecretary@gmail.com


PRESIDENT

Robin Kelly, DVM,
415.566.0540

sfvmapresident@gmail.com



VICE-PRESIDENT

Dr. Leila Marcucci,
DVM, DABVP (Avian)

415.566.4359
sfvmavp@gmail.com

TREASURER

Jason Kidd, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
415.401.9200

sfvmatreasurer@gmail.com


SECRETARY

Katie Kennedy,
DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
415.401.9200
sfvmasecretary@gmail.com




CURRENT OFFICERS

SFVMA VICE PRESIDENT:


After numerous years on the SFVMA Executive Board in various capacities, Dr. Leila Marcucci has decided to resign her post as Vice President. Thank you to Leila for her dedicated service. Anyone interested in continuing her work in bringing leadership to the SFVMA, please submit nominations to sfvmapresident@gmail.com

SPONSOR A FUTURE 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 Robin Kelly.


CHARITABLE DONATIONS


The SFVMA Board will consider charitable grants to organizations that support the care and welfare of animals in our community and promote the veterinary profession.  Please contact Jason Kidd for details on requests for donations.

AT THE LAST MEETING WE SENT AROUND FORMS TO SEE HOW
THE SFVMA CAN WORK TO FURTHER BENEFIT YOU.

Responses showed that there was interest in volunteer opportunities and social events. I will be working on putting together a happy hour event and hiking get together (beginner level hike, I’m not a mountain climber ) later this year and we are looking into different SFVMA sponsored volunteer opportunities. We will have more information on these at the next meeting.


In the meantime, don’t let that stop you from getting out to volunteer in our community and get your family and co-workers involved as well! San Francisco has an array of volunteer opportunities, below are some links to help get you started:

  

PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) and Shanti

https://www.paws.org/get-involved/volunteer

Shanti offers opportunities for members of the community to be of service, to put their compassion, their skills, and their interests into action to support people living with the challenges of HIV and cancer, and other life challenges


Homeless Cat network

http://www.homelesscatnetwork.com/volunteer.html

Homeless Cat Network provides numerous opportunities for volunteers to help improve the lives of community cats. You can work directly with cats, or you can work behind the scenes on program management, fundraising and events, PR/marketing, or online promotion


Education Outside

https://www.educationoutside.org/volunteer

Education Outside opens kids’ classroom doors for hands-on science learning in schoolyard gardens, integrating children with nature. (415) 355-6979


Beach Clean-up for Shore Birds sponsored by the Audubon Society

http://www.goldengateaudubon.org

Second Monday of the month from 10:00am until noon (510) 843-2222

 

ROCK (Real Options for City Kids)

http://rocksf.org/volunteer/

People who are investing in their city, their neighborhood, and their future by providing positive relationships and experiences to at-risk children. By joining R.O.C.K., you are able to dig in and make positive changes in your community every day that you volunteer. 415-333-4001

CE CREDIT CLARIFICATION

There have been numerous questions recently about CE credit for SFVMA meetings. Each meeting is statutorily approved as it is hosted by the SFVMA and counts for 1 hour of CE. Please pick up a CE certificate at the registration desk for proof of attendance. Signing in on the attendance sheet is NOT adequate proof to the VMB of CE credit. Please direct any questions to Katie Kennedy.