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Lane County Veterinary Medical Association

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes for Lane County Veterinary Medical Association

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November 10, 2009 Meeting--- Minutes

Posted by lcvma on November 17, 2009 at 12:59 AM Comments comments (0)

Minutes from November 10, 2009 LCVMA Meeting:


No corrections to the previous minutes


Treasurer report: Checking: $13,059.98

                                  CD: $17,159.85


Committee Reports:


Animal Emergency Response Team – contact: Mary Whitlock

  • Will be finishing ER plan for county, a community meeting will be held in January
  • If you have interest in ER participation, please provide your contact information to Dr. Whitlock

Gail Schroder (Greenhill)

  • The Feral Fix project is beginning it's second year. For any active participants, you will receive 4 CE credits. These are retroactive.
  • Feral Fix is looking for a CVT who may be interested in covering the surgery days (Sundays). This is a paid position.
  • Analgesia is now available for the spay/neuter protocols for cats in the Feral Fix program.
  • The LCVMA and others (the City of Eugene, LCAS and GHS) were honored by the county commissioners for the volunteer efforts regarding the Feral Fix program. Sandra Smalley accepted a plaque on behalf of the LCVMA.

New Business:



  • Quorum was established as 25% of the voting membership (paid members) with 2/3 of the people required at a meeting
  • Concerns were raised regarding the language to define a "life member", as records to confirm that a member has been active for said period of time often do not exist. Motion was made to insert language that would allow for a member to "vouch" for another member in the absence of appropriate documentation. The motion was approved.
  • Motion to approve the by-laws was passed. These will become effective in 2010.

Community Donation:

  • The members were asked to think of appropriate recipient for a donation of the OVC check. Several potential recipients were discussed; the LCAS adoption page in the Register Guard, which provides some positive PR, the Feral Fix program, the efforts for the Emergency Response Team, and others were encouraged
  • Discussion ensued regarding whether or not the members wish to pursue philanthropic avenues again this year, or if funds should be directed towards CE efforts
  • The new by-laws require a budget, which will dictate the moneys allotted towards CE and potentially funds for other uses, which may include charity.
  • Motion to "re-gift"/donate the OVC moneys was passed. Suitable recipients should be considered and discussed at the next meeting.

Vote on raising annual dues to $100/year

  • The board recommended increase as the funds will help encourage better CE efforts, and for $100/year, each member receives membership, 5 dinner meetings and 7.5 hrs of CE credits.
  • Comparable dues in Portland (VMA) are $125/yr and in San Francisco, CA, $150/yr
  • Motion to increase the annual dues to $100/year passed by a narrow margin

New Executive Board

Treasurer --- Dr. Sherri Schlorman

Secretary --- Dr. Shelly Knopsnyder

Vice President --- Dr. Liz Gray

President --- Dr. Sara Laroux

Adjustment of speaker for Final LCVMA Meeting

Posted by lcvma on November 6, 2009 at 12:42 PM Comments comments (0)

A reminder for the Final LCVMA meeting

Tuesday night, 11/10/09 at 6:30pm at the Oregon Electric Station

Sponsored by Abaxis

Speaker: Dr. Keith DeJong

Topic: Increasing Economic Growth During a Recession - Building Customer Relationships Otherwise Known As, "The Holy Grail"

Please RSVP to [email protected] by 11/8/09

You may also visit for additional information

Final Meeting---November 10, 2009

Posted by lcvma on October 18, 2009 at 4:48 AM Comments comments (0)

November 10, 2009

The Lane County Veterinary Medical Association and Abaxis


"Increasing Economic Growth During a Recession---Building Customer Relationships Otherwise Known As 'The Holy Grail'."


Craig Tockman, DVM

Place: Oregon Electric Station, 27 E 5th Ave., Eugene, OR

Time: 6:30 pm

  •  Dinner will be served (vegetarian option available)
  •  Business meeting to follow the presentation--Be prepared to vote on approval of by-laws, community donation, increasing annual dues for members and the Board of Directors
  • 1.5 hours CE credit

Please note: Space is limited to attendance of forty to fifty seats. Please note on the rsvp if technicians are interested in attending and all efforts will be made to welcome them if room allows.

The event is free to veterinarians who are LCVMA members.

More information at

Please RSVP by 11/6/09 to Patti Mayfield

[email protected]

September 8th Meeting--- Minutes

Posted by lcvma on September 20, 2009 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Minutes from September 8th meeting



• Angie from OVRA got her internal medicine specialty certification and is offering free CE for technicians and assistants. If interested, contact her at OVRA.

• Feline distemper has been found in the last 6 weeks in Glenwood and Cottage Grove.


Specific points

Animal Emergency Response Team – contact: Mary Whitlock

o Need to get names of facilities which will participate in case of emergency. Many clinics have signed up; need more! Still looking for more DVMs and CVTs to sign up as well.

o Will be finishing ER plan for county, plan to conduct training sessions at least once per year.


• Sara Laroux

o Please look at new bylaws. Are they clear? Anything omitted?

o Contact Sara via email or phone for concerns.

o Can be found at the LCVMA website under News

o Will be voted on at the November meeting.


• Patti Mayfield

o Look at website

o Blog page to voice opinions, talk about current veterinary topics, etc.

o Email any blog entries to Patti


• Gail Schroder (Greenhill)

o Adult animals now get 2 vaccines 3 weeks apart

o Cats tested for FeLV not FIV; recommend retest at veterinarian

o All adopters have an info sheet on vaccines and testing. First exam at new veterinarian should involve discussion of future vaccination protocol.

o Regarding S/N suite, complications are now covered at EVH or Animal Urgent Care. No cost to client if within a reasonable amount of time from surgery.

 IF complications noted from 9-5 M/F, call Greenhill directly; Outside of those hours, call EVH.

 If complications treated by regular vet, Greenhill will not cover.


• Bruce Mueller (field vet)

o Need to increase surveillance of large animal diseases in Oregon lacking in obligatory and voluntary monthly reporting of notable diseases, need more large animal veterinarians to help

o Looking for someone to head up Lane County; a “go to” person for supplying monthly information.


Goals for November 10th meeting:

• Voting in new bylaws

• Vote on raising annual dues to $100/year

• Elect new board

Sept 8, 2009 Meeting

Posted by lcvma on September 1, 2009 at 9:06 PM Comments comments (0)

September 8, 2009

The Lane County Veterinary Medical Association and Purina

present “The Myths of Commercial Pet Food”


Dr. Emily Cross

Place: Ring of Fire Restaurant in the Orchid Room, 1099 Chambers Street, Eugene

Time: 6:30pm

  • Dinner will be served (vegetarian option available)

  • Business meeting to follow the presentation

  • 1.5 hours CE credit

  • A special announcement regarding Large Animal Vets will be made at the meeting!!!!

Please note: Space is limited to attendance of forty seats. Please note on the rsvp if technicians are interested in attending and all efforts will be made to welcome them if room allows.

The event is free to veterinarians who are LCVMA members.

Please remember to review the LCVMA By-Laws posted on the LCVMA website. A vote will be made regarding these by-laws at the businesss meeting.

Please RSVP by 5/21/09 to Sara Laroux

[email protected]

To All LCVMA Members

Posted by lcvma on August 24, 2009 at 10:17 AM Comments comments (0)


As an LCVMA member, I am trying to get the word out to our members that we are in desperate need of volunteers to work the OVMA State Fair booth. See the OVMA website for open slots.



Sandy Smalley, District 2 representative

To all members of the LCVMA

Posted by lcvma on August 24, 2009 at 10:14 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Lane County Veterinary Medical Association,


I have earned the title of Veterinary Technician Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine (VTS-SAIM). I am the first technician to have obtained this specialization in the state of Oregon. It would be my honor to share the knowledge and experience I have with other veterinary technicians and assistants in Oregon. Small animal internal medicine encompasses a wide range of topics from immune-mediated diseases to Cushing?s disease to GI endoscopy. I would love to present continuing education seminars in individual practices or in a large group setting on any small animal internal medicine topic that will focus on the technicians and assistants.



Angie Price, BS, CVT, VTS (SAIM)

Oregon Veterinary Referral Associates

444 B Street

Springfield, OR 97477

(541) 726-1100 main

(541) 726-4269 fax

[email protected]