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 : MARCH 16, 2017
STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT MEETING NEWS!

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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 Winter 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 since July 1 we have distributed over $7200 to help 18 pets.  The in memoriam program as well as the dog-house donation jars are all doing well and we thank you.
…. <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

Anna DeVincenzi, DVM

415.664.0191

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

RABIES CLINIC:


The last Rabies Clinic of 2016 will be December 11. Thank you to all of the volunteers that continually make these clinics a success. A sign-up sheet for the 2017 clinics will be passed out at the November 17th meeting; please consider donating your time to support this cause. If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to volunteer, please email sfvmavp@gmail.com with your information to sign up.

Rabies clinics will be held at Animal Care and Control (ACC), 1200 15th Street (at Harrison) on from 10am-1pm. Please contact
Anna DeVincenzi if you have any questions or would like to volunteer for the clinic.


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.

HAPPY HOUR  DECEMBER 8!

You asked, and you shall receive. SFVMA will be sponsoring a Happy Hour at Driftwood bar in SOMA on the evening of Thursday, December 8th. And the first round is on us!! If you are interested in attending, please email Robin Kelly at sfvmapresident@gmail.com so that we can get a rough head count