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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.


Donald Howell DVM, PCVMA President


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