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SMITH, Dr. James W. Jr. DVM 86, of St. Petersburg, FL. died on Sept. 11, 2020 after a four year battle with Cancer. Doc Jim was born in Tampa, FL., attended Clearwater High, served in the Marines, and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal before graduating from Auburn University with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. He also served in the Marine Reserves for over 20 years. During Doc Jim’s 40 plus years practicing veterinary medicine in St. Petersburg, he established Central Animal Hospital west (49th St.) and east (4th St.) before continuing to practice part-time for 13 years at Park Animal Hospital. During that same period, he was a Lieutenant for the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary. Doc Jim was preceded in death by his sons, James W. Smith III, and Jeremiah James Smith. He is survived by his wife of 56-years, Barbara; and daughters, Whitney Smith-Bogardus, (Jim, son, Monte Smith); Lindsy Smith (son, Hunter Beller); Jamie Scarpino (Ted, daughters, Jackie, Cassie; sons, Brad, Theo, Thomas Scarpino); Julia Smith (son, Josiah Smith). Services are Oct. 24 at 10:30 am at St. Raphael Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Florida Cancer Specialists, https://fcsf.org/ or Pet Pal Animal shelter of St Petersburg, FL at EIN Number 59-2967819

Latest PCVMA Newsletter

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PCVMA Newsletter 01/2021 Volume:32 No. 1

PCVMA Officers: 

President: Dr. Dan Jones – (PSIvet)

President-Elect:

Past-President: Dr. Hillary Maedel – (Fury Friends Veterinary Center)

Secretary: Dr. Marie Raver – (Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital)

Treasurer: Dr. Ernest Godfrey (Pinellas Animal Hospital)

PCVMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Brooke Certa – (Coastal Animal Clinic)

Dr. Kim Donovan -(Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital)

Dr. Brett Zager – (Animal Emergency Clinic – St. Petersburg)

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

PCVMA NEWSLETTER & PINELLAS ANIMAL FOUNDATION

Dr. Don Morgan – Donmorgansr@aol.com

Board of Directors:

Dr. Brooke Certa – (Coastal Animal Clinic)

Dr. Kim Donovan -(Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital)

Dr. Brett Zager – (Animal Emergency Clinic – St. Petersburg)

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,

Congratulations! 2020 is in the rear-view mirror. I doubt that any of us will be missing last year.
EVER! Happy New Year!! We have much to be thankful for. Our profession has proven (once
again) to be one of the most resilient industries during not only serious financially challenging
times but now during the first world pandemic of our lifetimes.

You and your teams have adapted to the new normal of operating safely that is required in
delivering care to patients while experiencing an increased demand for care. This increased
demand for our services is gratifying and rewarding, but that same demand and change in
operating procedures along with the lack of ability to conduct live meetings is increasing stress
and isolation in the industry. This is common feedback that we are receiving from our members
as we interact with them. I am hopeful that we will be able to resume our live meetings by
sometime this summer as the covid-19 vaccine is more widely distributed. In the mean time we
will continue having virtual CE available.

Speaking of CE, our January offering will be a 2 hour RACE approved presentation by Dr. Terri
Baldwin from BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital on “Ocular Manifestations of
Systemic Diseases”. This will be another virtual presentation on Thursday night January 21st
starting at 7pm. An email invitation will be coming out soon.

Dan Jones DVM
Director of Operations – PSIvet
djones@psivet.com | www.psivet.com
Toll-free: 888-275-6523 | Cell: 727-560-3026

THE COMBINED PCVMA/PAF ANNUAL BOD MEETING  WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY MID-JANUARY 2021

 Nominations for PCVMA officers to be elected or re-elected are highlighted above.

Nominations can be placed by emailing info@pcvma.org or contacting our President Dr. Dan Jones at 727-560-3026

Other items on the agenda will include in-person vs virtual meeting formats, suggestions for meeting topics, our PCVMA baseball game outing probably will be

August 21st at Tropicana Field and the PAF Bowser Ball at the Belleair Country Club on October 16th.  Please contact us at info@pcvma.org or by phone 727-397-7387 for more information.

 

2021 PCVMA DUES

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 $125.00 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 CLASSIFIED 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

PAF News

21st BOWser and Catsino Ball | October 10, 2020

Posted in PAF News

 

 

Jeff Nelson, brother of Elisa Nelson, in spite of the fact that our 2020 6th Annual Spring Fling 5k was “postponed,” we still received significant support from our sponsors and considering the state of the world today, we decided to distribute what money we did receive to our adopted charities on Friday afternoon at the Black Beauty statue in the courtyard of Elisa Nelson Elementary School.  For those of you who are unaware of the significance of this statue, the name “Elisa’s Greatest Wishes” was taken from an essay Elisa wrote when she was 10 years old while attending this very school.  Elisa loved to read and her favorite book was Black Beauty

Dr. Hillary Maedel and Dr. Don Morgan representing the PAF received a $2,500.00 check from the Sponsors of the  “Annual Spring Fling 5K”  held each year at Wall Springs Park in Palm Harbor.

Humane Society of Pinellas

Posted in Latest Pinellas County Veterinary News

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

Posted in Animal Services News, Latest Pinellas County Veterinary News

Pinellas County Animal Services News

Happy Holidays

Stay safe and healthy

Staff of Pinellas County Animal Services

 Thank you for your continued support and collaboration to improve animal welfare in Pinellas County.

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

Year End Numbers

As we end the year, we have served over 7000 animals in the shelter including over 2100 native wildlife, despite all the changes COVID-19 has wrought.  In addition, we have adopted out 3000 animals.

Year End Wrap-Up

It’s good to see 2020 in the rear view…  Like everyone else, we headed into the new year feeling empathy for our colleagues in Australia, with the staff raising a modest donation to send.  Next – as the saying goes – and then…COVID.  We like so many around the county and Country went through the questions of closing, staying open, curb-side services, all appointments at the shelter.  In the end, we stayed open at the shelter and vet clinic and despite changes in procedures, have continued to be a resource for the community.  Like everyone, we’ve had some scares but we’ve also watched our team become more cohesive than ever.  We look forward to the happy things this new year brings.  Happy New Year to you and yours!

 Tara Yurkshat, COO
SPCA Tampa Bay

St Peterburg College News

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St Petersburg College – College of Veterinary Nursing

SPC’s Veterinary Technology Pinning Ceremony

 SPC Vet Tech graduates celebrated the successful completion of their Associate’s degree December 13th at our official pinning ceremony. The ceremony was held outdoors at the Seminole Campus. Graduates, family, friends, and faculty gathered to recognize this milestone.  Faculty presented student awards and graduates engaged in some dog breed fun. Tradition was upheld with a virtual student prepared video highlighting all the campus graduates and their SPC vet tech journey while enjoying a grab and go lunch. Attendees received a personalized yard sign to share their success.

A well-deserved congratulations to all our 2020 Fall veterinary technology graduates!

We would also like to thank everyone who donated holidays goodies for our animals.  They had a wonderful holiday filled with love.

https://www.spcollege.edu/c

Cynthia Grey, DM
Associate Dean
College of Veterinary Nursing
St. Petersburg College |

727.302.6724 |

Grey.Cynthia@spcollege.edu

 

 

Other Classified Ads

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CPA Recommendation

“For many years now I have been blessed to have an accountant who understands the specifics of operating a veterinary practice and business. He is Steve Macy of Stephen A. Macy, CPA, PA. He has provided unflagging service with regards financial reports, regulatory reportings, and filling any tax or business forms needed for tax reporting.

He has been a resource for me as a practice owner to reduce one area of stress for us as veterinary business owners. Steve’s service frees us to spend more time as doctors. I would love for some of my fellow veterinarians to benefit from his help.

An overview of Steve Macy’s services include: Accounting, Quickbooks Online, Tax, payroll and back office solutions plus consultations.”

Gregory Todd DVM

Stephen A. Macy, CPA, PA

13770 58th St. N

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(727) 544-8875

https://macycpa.com/

Veterinarians Seeking Ownership

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Veterinarians Seeking Ownership

If the status of your classified ad has changed or you wish to include an ad in the PCVMA newsletter, please contact Dr. Don Morgan at Donmorgansr@aol.com or 727-397-7387 (PAF/PCVMA Office) or 727-410-7856 (Cell) for the next newsletter.

Also, if you change your e-mail address or practice location, please notify my in
order to continue to receive meeting notices and the news letter.

 

Continuing Education

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Externship – Seeking

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Seeking Externship

If the status of your classified ad has changed or you wish to include an ad in the PCVMA newsletter, please contact Dr. Don Morgan at Donmorgansr@aol.com or 727-397-7387 (PAF/PCVMA Office) or 727-410-7856 (Cell) for the next newsletter.

Also, if you change your e-mail address or practice location, please notify my in
order to continue to receive meeting notices and the news letter.

4th year veterinary student looking for externship in the St. Petersburg/Pinellas area

My name is Melissa Feldman; I am a rising 4th-year veterinary student at the University of Florida graduating in May 2017, seeking an externship at a private practice in St. Petersburg for 1-2 weeks in August. I have a Masters in Public Health, serve on the SAVMA Executive Board, am a published first author in Veterinary Quarterly, and have already completed eight months of clinical rotations during which I have completed over 30 spays and neuters. I can be reached at 305-926-8941 or melvet10@gmail.com.

 

Veterinarians Looking for Work

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Veterinarians Seeking Work

If the status of your classified ad has changed or you wish to include an ad in the PCVMA newsletter, please contact Dr. Don Morgan at Donmorgansr@aol.com or 727-397-7387 (PAF/PCVMA Office) or 727-410-7856 (Cell) for the next newsletter.

Also, if you change your e-mail address or practice location, please notify my in
order to continue to receive meeting notices and the news letter.

Dr Nanette Leto

I am a 1990 KSU grad who is relocating from the west coast to Florida in October or November.

I am looking for  permanent relief or part time Internal Medicine position. I have a current active license in good standing.

If interested call cell at 904-514-7473 or email to fourpawsonly@aol.com. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
Nanette Leto DVM

Dr Samantha McHenry

I am a small animal veterinarian and I recently completed a small animal rotating internship at a specialty hospital, in New York City. I am new to the St. Petersburg area and am seeking a position in a small animal practice able to provide further professional advancement. I am hard working with a positive attitude and want to be part of a team dedicated to providing the best care for our patients. Please contact me via phone or email. I can send my CV along with references via email or deliver them personally. I am eager to introduce myself and get to know everyone, so please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. 

Email: mchenrysamantha@gmail.com; Phone: (407) 496-1483