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PCVMA Important News – PCVMA BASEBALL OUTING

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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.

Latest PCVMA Newsletter

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PCVMA Newsletter August 1, 2018 | Vol 28, No.8

PCVMA Newsletter July 1, 2018 | Vol 28, No.7
PCVMA Newsletter June 1, 2018 | Vol 28, No.6
PCVMA Newsletter May 1, 2018 | Vol 28, No.5
PCVMA Newsletter April 1, 2018 | Vol 28, No.4
PCVMA Newsletter March 1, 2018 | Vol 28, No. 3
PCVMA Newsletter February 1, 2018 | Vol 28, No. 2
PCVMA Newsletter January 1, 2018 | Vol 28, No. 1

 

President’s Message 

Our August meeting of the PCVMA will be on August 20th at Bascom’s Chop House. Our speaker will be Dr Ashley Oakes from The Pet Dentist at Tampa Bay. Our topic will be Dental Care and Treatments that keep Pets Healthy and Happy.  This meeting will be sponsored By Boehringer Ingelheim.

Please RSVP early so we can give our venue a accurate count on the number attending.

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

 

WOULD EVERYONE  TAKE A MINUTE TO REVIEW ANY CLASSSIFIED ADS YOU MAY HAVE POSTED IN THIS NEWS LETTER.   PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WANT THEM REMOVED,  OTHERWISE YOU MAY CONTINUE TO GET LOTS OF UNNECESSARY PHONE CALLS OR E-MAILS.   ANY CORECTIONS ARE ALSO WELCOME. 

Donmorgansr@aol.com

 

Up Coming Meetings for 2018

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 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 info@pinellasanimalfoundation.org.

Sincerely,

Donald H. Morgan DVM
President – PAF

Animal Services News

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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.

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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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

SPCATampaBay.org

St Peterburg College News

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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
(727) 302-6721
Fax: (727) 444-6971
flora.richard@spcollege.edu