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PCVMA BASEBALL OUTING
Over 80 veterinarians, staff, friends and families enjoyed a wonderful Saturday evening at Tropicana Field.
Thanks to Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Idexx Laboratories who sponsored our annual event.
The PAF has just launched a beautiful video screen at the Great Explorations Children’s Museum veterinary office exhibit in St. Petersburg. There are four buttons that children can push and view 90 second videos involving pet wellness, imaging, surgery and a continuous scroll showing moving images of many different animals.
Some 160,000 children and parents visit the museum annually.
We will be placing a plaque under the video screen with naming opportunities for sponsors. This is a $10,000.00 project teaching young children and parents about responsible pet ownership and veterinary care. We already have Air Animal down for the first one at $1000.00. They will be good for five years and any hospital or organization wishing to sponsor, please contact our office at 727-397-7387 or email@example.com.
Donald H. Morgan DVM
President – PAF
Pinellas County Animal Services News
It has come to our attention over the last few months that citizens in Pinellas County are unsure of what to do when they find a pet. Some of our processes have changed but many remain the same. Please share this information with your clients as a means of increasing lost pet reunification.
Please make a reasonable attempt to locate the animal’s owner.
Safely confine pet.
- If Pet is wearing a tag (do not remove from pet) – Get the tag id number and call phone number provided on tag for owner’s information.
- If tag is not found, make sure you drive around the neighborhood. Look for any ‘Lost Flyers’ and talk to neighbors to see if anyone is missing their pet.
- Go to a local Vet or Shelter and have pet scanned for Microchip if possible.
- If pet has a chip and you decide to keep until you find owner:
- Call the corresponding chip company and report the animal found.
- Call Animal Services and put in a Found Report (reports stay on file 30 days and then ownership change).
If citizen finds animal and decides to not keep, call Animal Services at 727-582-2600 option 4 for pickup or bring the pet to the shelter at 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo 33774 on Monday through Friday from 9-6pm or on Saturday from 9-1pm.
Bureau Director – Pinellas County Animal Services
12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774
Any practices in Pinellas County that have a confirmed case of canine influenza, please notify Animal Services!
Linda L. Boger
(727) 582-2559 – Fax
At the shelter, we are in preparation mode for our 28th Annual Pet Walk, on October 6. Throughout the summer we have several Yappy Hours at local bars, building momentum and energy for the event. Please check our website for dates and locations!
Also, we are currently looking for a full time veterinarian to join the shelter and hospital team. Please see the end of the newsletter for the job description and details.
Saturday, August 18, we are participating in a “Clear the Shelters Adoption Event,” with the hope of getting as many of our shelter residents new homes, including dogs, cats, and pocket pets.
Lastly, in St. Pete, we continue to provide all ranges of services—but a reminder, during these summer months, that we provide very affordable TNVR services, including trap rentals, that can help reduce community cat populations.
As always, any questions for us, or to schedule tours of either of our facilities, please contact either myself or Dr. Melisse Conway, our Medical Director.
Rizal Lopez, DVM
Senior Director/Veterinary Services
SPCA of Tampa Bay
9099 130th Avenue North | Largo, FL 33773
727.499.0370 fax: 727.499.0368
St Petersburg College – School of Veterinary Technology
We have admitted 30 new campus students and 61 new online students to our AS program. 22 new students have joined our BAS program. As reflected by these numbers, interest in the profession and our program remains high.
Our annual Open house will be on Wednesday, October 17. More details will be coming in the near future.
Richard M. Flora, DVM MSBA
Dean – School of Veterinary Technology
St Petersburg College
12376 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774
Fax: (727) 444-6971