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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
Dear PCVMA Members,
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far! This month we’ll be having a fun meeting and watching the Tampa Bay Rays take on the White Sox. This is one of my favorite events each year and should be a great time. Please make sure you all read up on the recent happenings in Congress about the Fairness to Pet Owners Act. This has been an ongoing battle for many years, but it appears to gaining traction in this session. We recommend to reach out to your representatives or follow the suggestions from the AVMA on how to make a difference. For more info, you can always contact your board members.
Hillary Maedel, DVM
Plantation Animal Hospital, Tampa, FL
Pinellas County Veterinary Medical Association – President
Pinellas Animal Foundation – Executive Board
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
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.
The AVMA Legislative Alert for Florida
Legislative Alert confirms last week’s Announcement that Governor DeSantis signed HB 7125.
This new law allows veterinary records to be furnished without written authorization in any criminal action or situation where a veterinarian suspects a criminal violation.
If a criminal violation is suspected, a veterinarian may, without notice to or authorization from the client, report the violation to a law enforcement officer, a certified animal control officer, or an appointed agent.
Meeting Schedule for 2019:
July 20, 2019 – PCVMA Baseball Game – Hill’s/Idexx -Tropicana
August 19, 2019 – Oncology – BluePearl – Bascom’s
September 7, 2019 – BOWser & CATsino Ball-Belleair Country Club
October 21, 2019 – TBD – Merck – Bascom’s
November 18, 2019 – TBD – Idexx – Bascom’s
December – No Meeting – Happy Holidays
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.