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PCVMA Important News – PAF Seminar November 3, 2019

Posted in Latest Pinellas County Veterinary News

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A BRUNCH AND WELLNESS SEMINAR FOR ALL VETERINARIANS, VETERINARY TECHNICIANS AND STAFF

ST PETERSBURG MARRIOTT CLEARWATER
12600 ROOSEVELT BLVD, ST PETERSBURG, FL 33716

 SUNDAY  NOVEMBER 3, 2019  |  BRUNCH & REGISTRATION  –  11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
(remember change of time)

 Presentations:

  1. “Imposter Syndrome: If You Think You Suck, You’re Probably Wrong” 1:00 PM  –  1:50 PM
    CHERIE BUISSON, DVM, CHPV 
    SPONSORED BY PET ANGEL
  2. “Mental Health and Wellness in Veterinary Medicine”  2:00 – 2:50 PM
    PHILLIP RICHMOND, DVM, CHC, CCFP, CQPRI
    SPONSORED BY PET ANGEL
  3. BREAK –  2:50 PM – 3:20
  4.  “The Latest Tools & Tips to Manage Your Online Reputation” 3:20 PM – 5:00 PM
    ERIC GARCIA
    SPONSORED BY ELANCO

 FOUR HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDED

REPLY/RSVP TO

Admin@pinellasanimalfoundation.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RSVP CALL 727-397-7387

LIMITED TO 100 PARTICIPANTS

Latest PCVMA Newsletter

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PCVMA News Letter 02/2019 Volume:30 No. 2

PCVMA News Letter 03/2019 Volume:30 No.3

PCVMA News Letter 04/2019 Volume:30 No.4

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PCVMA News Letter 06/2019 Volume:30 No.6

PCVMA News Letter 07/2019 Volume:30 No.7

PCVMA News Letter 08/2019 Volume:30 No.8

PCVMA News Letter 09/2019 Volume:30 No.9

PCVMA News Letter 10/19 Volume:30 No.10

 

PCVMA Officers: 

President – Dr. Hillary Maedel – Westchase Veterinary Centeer and Emergency

Past President – Dr. Don Howell – Midway Animal Hospital

President-Elect – Dr. Hillary Maedel will serve two yeats 2-19-2020

Secretary – Dr. Samantha McHenry – Relief Veterinarian

Treasurer – Dr. Ernie Godfrey – Pinellas Animal Hospital

 

Board of Directors:

Dr. Brooke Certa (Coastal Animal Clinic)

Dr. Kim Donovan (Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital)

Dr. Janell Dowling (Vet 2 Door Mobile Veterinarian)

Dr. Joel Murphy (Animal and Bird Center of Palm Harbor)

PCVMA News Letter:

Dr. Don Morgan – Donmorgansr@aol.com

 

President’s Message 

Dear PCVMA Members,

Thanks for an exceptional turn out and all around wonderful evening at this year’s Bowser Ball. The board and I could not be prouder or more appreciative of your involvement. Special thanks to Dr. Don Morgan of the Pinellas Animal Foundation for putting on such an amazing event. This month, the PCVMA will be hosting its last dinner meeting of the year. The evening and CE will be sponsored by Merck. Next month, please be sure to come to the PAF Wellness Seminar and brunch. Spots are limited, so be sure to RSVP as soon as possible. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Sincerely,

Hillary Maedel, DVM
Plantation Animal Hospital, Tampa, FL
Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association – President
Pinellas Animal Foundation – Executive Board
(502) 693-4706
Hillary.maedel@gmail.com

 

TREASURER’S REPORT – 2019 PCVMA DUES NOTICES HAVE BEEN MAILED

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 CORRECTIONS ARE ALSO WELCOME. 

Donmorgansr@aol.com

Meeting Schedule for 2019: 

October 21, 2019 – Leptospirosis  – Merck – Bascom’s

November 3, 2019 – Marriott – PAF/PCVMA Sunday Brunch Seminar

December – No Meeting – Happy Holidays  

January 2020 – No Meeting

February 8, 2020 – Saturday Afternoon – Marriott – Florida Pharmacy Dispensing and the Laws and Rules for Veterinarians

 

              General discussion and agreement :  Bascom’s charges $75.00

              for plated dinners with two drink tickets.  Most sponsors have a

              limit on what they can spend.  Board members agreed that

              Bascom’s was an great place to have our meetings.  Centrally

              located, well known, great food and service and we have always

              been treated fairly. We decided to continue to have our meeting

              there even if we need to supplement the cost from PCVMA funds.    

              We also discussed having unsponsored meetings with local

              speakers and using membership dues/PCVMA funds to pay.

 

 

 

 

PAF News

PAF Bowser nad Catsino Ball

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PINELLAS ANIMAL FOUNDATION OUTREACH EVENTS

PAF Bowser nad Catsino Ball

Over 250 veterinarians, staff, families and friends attended this outstanding event in support of veterinary medicine and the student scholarship fund at SPC College of Veterinary Technology

Dr. Walter Woolf of Air Animal Pet Movers was presented the “Life-Time AchievementAward” for his many years of service to the PAF and PCVMA at the BOWser and CATsino Ball 2019, by Dr. Hillary Maedel, President of the PCVMA and PAF board member


PAF Brunch and wellness Seminar

Sincerely,

Donald H. Morgan DVM
President – PAF

Humane Society of Pinellas

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The Humane Society of Pinellas (HSP) is dedicated to reducing the rate of euthanasia in Pinellas County. Neonatal kittens are a particularly vulnerable population with more than 2,000 euthanized in Pinellas last year due to lack of resources. HSP is seeking the public’s partnership to drastically reduce this number through our Kitten Crusaders Program. Together, with the help of veterinary clinics, animal hospitals, shelter/rescue partners, and citizen foster homes, we can provide loving care to kittens in need. There are many ways to be a part of the solution! Please contact Amanda Audia, HSP’s Director of Operations at AmandaA@HumanePinellas.org to join the Crusade to save these precious animals and make a positive impact in our community!

Dr. Brenton Gallas                                        
 Medical Director
 Humane Society of Pinellas

Animal Services News

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Pinellas County Animal Services News

August is upon us and back to school preparation has begun.  Everyone looks forward to FALL to get a break from high temps, kittens at peak intake, and stray dogs running loose after a fireworks event.  Pinellas County Animal Services, our shelter partners, rescue partners, and many of our veterinary partners have and continue to successfully save, foster, and adopt this year’s batch of kittens while significantly lowering the euthanasia rate of tiny ones this year.  This is thanks to our many staff, volunteers, rescues, and community supporters that have stepped up for the babies.

Another exciting event for the shelter pets in Pinellas County is the Clear the Shelters Mega Adoption Promotion sponsored by Hills, WFLA, and Telemundo on August 17th.  Clear the Shelters is a nationwide event to promote the adoption of shelter pets and Pinellas County Animal Services along with many other shelters in the Tampa Bay area are looking forward to another successful super-sized adoption day this year.  At PCAS all adoption fees are waived and our shelter will be open 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 17th in hopes of adopting all our available pets into their forever homes.

As always, if any of your clinics have any questions about licensing programs or any of our other services please contact us at 727-582-2600. 

 

Doug Brightwell, MBA, CAWA

 

Doug Brightwell, MBA, CAWA
Bureau Director
Pinellas County Animal Services
12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774
Phone 727-582-2607
dbrightwell@pinellascounty.org

SPCA Tampa Bay News

SPCA Tampa Bay

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SPCA Tampa Bay

New Veterinarians at SPVC

We’ve hired two new veterinarians to join the team at the St. Petersburg Veterinary Clinic.  Dr. Nichols and Dr. Hurt and seeing patients and braiding into the team fabric.  We’re happy to have them on board!

New Dawn Animal Behavior

We have hired two new trainers at New Dawn, both starting in September.  We are excited to be able to continue to offer the favorite classes, like nose works, and also add some new classes to the line-up, such as agility.  

North County Animal Resource Center

Our Palm Harbor satellite had a Grand Opening in July and since then has had a significant uptick in foot traffic, mostly with stray domestics and injured wildlife.  As well, we had a significant contribution to the food bank, so feel free to direct those in need to the location at 34088 US Highway 19N or call 727 337-0421 to speak to a representative Sun-Thurs 9-4.

Hurricane Response

In advance of Dorian’s potential landfall in Florida, we transferred in over 70 animals from five shelters expected to be impacted.  Many of them have since been adopted into our Pinellas County community.  We’re grateful Florida was spared from the storm and happy to be a part of  the state’s compassionate disaster response.

Tara Yurkshat, COO
SPCA Tampa Bay