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Lane County Veterinary Medical Association

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

September 8th Meeting--- Minutes

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.


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

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