Lane County Veterinary Medical Association
|Posted by lcvma on September 20, 2009 at 4:55 AM|
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.
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