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PCVMA Important News – PCVMA Meeting Schedule | 2018

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Meetings for 2018: 

President-Elect Dr. Chrissy Mamone did a great job lining up meetings for this coming year; unfortunately for the PCVMA, she will be leaving Pinellas in January for a new job opportunity.

January 15, 2018, Dr. Brian Scott, Dermatology, sponsored by Ceva

February 19, 2018,  Meeting sponsored by Zoetis

March 15, 2018, Legally Mine,  We will have to make a change here, they were just her November 2016

April 2018,  Please attend the FVMA Annual Conference in Tampa, April 5-8th

May 21, 2018,  Meeting sponsored by Idexx

June 18, 2018, Dr. Robertson, Sponsors, Pet Angel and Lap of Love

July 21, 2018,  PCVMA Baseball Game, Hill’s and Idexx

August 20, 2018, Dr. Ashley Oakes, Dentistry, Sponsored by Freedom Bank

September 8, 2018, PAF Bowser and Catsino Ball, Belleair Country Club

October 8, 2018, Political Forum, PCVMA/Freedom Bank, Marriott(?)

November 19, 2018, Freedom bank meeting

December 2018, No Meeting, Happy Holidays

 

Elections for 2018 will be held at the January 15th meeting by the general membership, nominations from the floor will be accepted.

The BOD recommends the following veterinarians for election to the general membership.

President  – Dr. Howell to continue in 2018 for two years (Midway Animal Hospital)

President-Elect – Dr. Hillary Maedel (Northeast Animal Hospital)

Secretary – Dr. Samantha McHenry  for a two year term (Midway Animal hospital)

Treasurer – Dr. Ernie Godfrey to continue for another two year term (Pinellas Animal Hospital)

Board Member – Dr. Janell Dowling to replace Dr. Samantha McHenry on the BOD for a two year term (Bayshore Animal Hospital).

Board members Drs. Donovan (Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital), Scribano (Northeast Animal Hospital) and Rumore (Lake Seminole Animal Hospital)  will continue on the BOD for one more year of their two year terms.

PCVMA News Letter Editor – Dr. Don Morgan

 

FVMA Legislative Days:  Drs. Howell and Donovan currently are available and will be going to Tallahassee to represent the PCVMA January 16-18th.

Drs. Klemawesch, Godfrey and Morgan will also be going but representing the FVMA as well as the PCVMA.

 

Meeting adjourned: 7:57 PM

 

Janell Dowling, DVM                                         Don Howell, DVM

PCVMA –  Secretary                                           PCVMA – President

Latest PCVMA Newsletter

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PCVMA Newsletter January 1, 2018 | Vol 28, No. 1
PCVMA Newsletter February 1, 2018 | Vol 28, No. 2

 

President’s Message 

The PCVMA would like to wish all a happy Valentine’s Day from our association.

Our February meeting will be at Bascom’s Chop House on Monday the 19th At 7:00 pm. Our speaker for this meeting will be Dr Patrick Flynn . His topic will be “An Easy Way To Take Back Pharmacy Revenue And Simultaneously Offer Better Medicine ” .This is a 2 hour CE event. Our sponsor for this meeting will be Zoetis.

Remember dues are now due and are $100.00 bring a check to the meeting if you have not mailed it to our Treasurer.

Remember to support the Pinellas Animal Foundation with your monies from the sale of county license tags. The Pinellas Animal Foundation was started by local veterinarians and we all need to continue to support this organization.

I would like to report we had a good meeting of our delegation with our legislators at the FVMA Legislative Days in Tallahassee.

Looking forward to seeing everyone this month at our meeting.

Regards

Donald Howell DVM, PCVMA President
Midwayah@gmail.com

TREASURER’S REPORT – 2018 PCVMA DUES ARE DUE

Please support your county organization providing you with information and opportunities on continuing education, political/legislative issues, business/financial issues, Pharmacy & Laws and Rules required CE and social events throughout the year.   Practice owners, please help your associates with their membership  and the PCVMA with your continued support.

Dues are $100.00 per year per veterinarian.

Checks and inquires can be address to:

Dr. Ernest Godfrey
PCVMA Treasurer
Pinellas Animal Hospital
7791 52nd Street North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Meetings for 2018

February 19, 2018,  Meeting sponsored by Zoetis

March 19, 2018, Open

April 2018,  Please attend the FVMA Annual Conference in Tampa, April 5-8th

May 21, 2018,  Meeting sponsored by Idexx

June 18, 2018, Dr. Robertson, Sponsors, Pet Angel and Lap of Love

July 21, 2018,  PCVMA Baseball Game, Hill’s and Idexx

August 20, 2018, Dr. Ashley Oakes, Dentistry, Sponsored by Freedom Bank

September 8, 2018, PAF Bowser and Catsino Ball, Belleair Country Club

October 8, 2018, Political Forum, PCVMA/Freedom Bank, Marriott on Roosevelt

November 19, 2018, Freedom bank meeting

December 2018, No Meeting, Happy Holidays

 

Elections for 2018 will be held at the January 15th meeting by the general membership, nominations from the floor will be accepted.

The BOD recommends the following veterinarians for election to the general membership.

President  – Dr. Howell to continue in 2018 for one more year (Midway Animal Hospital)

President-Elect – Dr. Hillary Maedel (Northeast Animal Hospital)

Secretary – Dr. Samantha McHenry  for a two year term (Midway Animal hospital)

Treasurer – Dr. Ernie Godfrey to continue for another two year term ( Pinellas Animal Hospital)

Board Member – Dr. Janell Dowling to replace Dr. Samantha McHenry on the BOD for a two year term (Bayshore Animal Hospital).

Board members Drs. Donovan ( Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital), Scribano (Northeast Animal Hospital) and Rumore (Lake Seminole Animal Hospital)  will continue on the BOD for one more year of their two year terms.

PCVMA News Letter Editor – Dr. Don Morgan

FVMA Legislative Days:  Dr. Howell will be going to Tallahassee to represent the PCVMA January 16-18th.

Drs. Klemawesch, Godfrey and Morgan will also be going but representing the FVMA as well as the PCVMA.

 

Janell Dowling, DVM                                         Don Howell, DVM

PCVMA –  Secretary                                           PCVMA – President

 

 

PAF News

Pinellas Animal Foundation

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The Pinellas Animal Foundation is relocating the North County Pet Loss Support Group Meetings to the Brookdale Safety Harbor at 3141 N McMullen Booth Road.  Meetings will be held on the second Tuesday afternoons of each month from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. 

Those wishing to make a reservation at Brookdale with Dr. Judy Gammonley, our PAF North County Counselor, please call 727-397-7387 and leave her a message.

Hospitals needing more Pet Loss Support Cards for their clients,  please call the PAF office at 727-397-7387 and we will mail them out.  The PAF Pet Loss Support Program is a complementary service provided to your clients and paid for by those hospitals supporting the PAF.

Sincerely,

Donald H. Morgan DVM
President – PAF

Animal Services News

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Pinellas County Animal Services (PCAS) started off 2018 like so many others; evaluating our current situation and setting goals for the New Year.

The PCAS staff continues to work on the five year positive trends of lowering animal intake and increasing live release rates.

Our focus is also on improving customer service with you, our veterinary resellers, as well as the citizens in the community.

There is one important Public Health goal that each of you can assist PCAS with.  That goal is increasing and maintaining rabies vaccination in cats and dogs.  As you know in 2017 statewide there were two people, one dog, along with numerous cats, bats and raccoons that tested positive for the rabies virus.  PCAS needs the assistance of every veterinary professional in Pinellas County to educate their clients on the importance of the rabies vaccine.  Most resistance to vaccination and insistence that it is not necessary comes from the owners of indoor pets.  They insist rabies vaccination is not necessary because rabies is no longer a threat and their pets do not go outside.  As we all know rabies is no longer prevalent due to diligent vaccine programs.  The last rabies outbreak in Pinellas County was in the late 90s and PCAS would like to remain vigilant and avoid future outbreaks. This goal may only be achieved through a countywide collaboration to educate and vaccinate

Doug Brightwell

Bureau Director  – Pinellas County Animal Services
12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774

Phone 727-582-2600

ALERT

 Any practices in Pinellas County that have a confirmed case of canine influenza, please notify Animal Services!

Linda L. Boger
Administrative Secretary
(727) 582-2657
(727) 582-2559 – Fax
lboger@co.pinellas.fl.u

SPCA of Tampa Bay News

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SPCA Tampa Bay has a number of events scheduled in February and March, please find more details on our website (www.spcatampabay.org).

 -Feb. 14:  Valentine’s Day event, 6pm to 8pm:  “Animal Attraction:  A Single’s Event.”  This is an on-site mixer for single people who love pets, and there will be games and activities.  Proceeds benefit the animals at the shelter, $20 registration fee.

-Feb. 17:  Volunteer Fair, 10am to 2pm:  get a chance to visit and see what volunteer opportunities are currently open

-Feb. 17:  Parent’s Night Out, 6pm to 9pm:  register your child to spend an supervised evening at the shelter’s Education building, where our team will keep them occupied with pet related activities and learning, while you get a much needed date night

-March, various dates:  Spring Break camps for kids—keep them occupied and educated!

 As always, we leave an open invitation to all vets in the PCVMA to tour either the shelter or our Veterinary Center in St. Pete.  You can email me anytime with questions or tour information:  727-220-1770.

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

SPCATampaBay.org

St Peterburg College News

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St Petersburg College – School of Veterinary Technology

We will welcome 62 new AS students and 15 new AS students this spring.  One of our new BAS graduates, Michelle Marks, spoke at our December commencement, where 39 As students and 18 BAS students graduated.

On behalf of all of us here in the Veterinary Technology program, we wish you all a safe, healthy, prosperous new year.

 

Richard M. Flora, DVM MSBA
Dean – School of Veterinary Technology
St Petersburg College
12376 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 302-6721
Fax: (727) 444-6971
flora.richard@spcollege.edu