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Lane County Veterinary Medical Association

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

LCVMA Meeting Minutes for January 12, 2010

Posted by lcvma on January 24, 2010 at 6:53 PM

LCVMA Meeting Minutes for January 12, 2010

Changes to last meeting minutes

  • November 2, 2009 = no changes

Treasurer's report

  • Checking = $xxxxx.xx
  • CD            = $xxxxx.xx

Old business

  1. Donation/possible recipients of 2009 OVC kickback funds totaling $788.62
  • LCAS Advertisements as done last year
  • TNR program: funds would be very helpful in expanding current services and adding new:  more leukemia tests, improved pain management (metacam vs ketofen +/- buprenex), revolution treatments, deworming, SQ fluids
  • Political Action Committee via Oregon Veterinary Medical Association

       2.  Oregon Veterinary Conference is on March 3-5, 2010

       3.  Final vote for appropriation of OVC kickback funds at the next LCVMA meeting on March 9, 2010.

Committee Reports

  1. Animal Emergency Response Team - Contact Mary Whitlock
  • Meeting on Thursday, January 28th at Lane County Mental Health in Michael Rogers Rm. @ 2411 MLK Blvd, Eugene: Topics = County's plan for animals in event of disaster, volunteer/training opportunities, preparing your own pets/family for disaster
  • Possible LCVMA project: An fully equipped emergency response trailer that will also have potential for LCVMA PR and education throughout the county/state

        2.  Greenhill Humane Society - Contact Gail Schroder

  • Please inform your clinics/staff/clients that the only follow up care/veterinary services provided to adoptees is post spay/neuter complications for spay/neuters performed at GHHS.  These services are free.  Any other veterinary needs are referred back to the pet's regular/referring DVM.

New Business

  1. Suggestion to consider changing by-laws to vary/alter/rotate the nights of LCVMA meetings to allow members to attend meetings that normally cannot attend on Tuesday evenings.
  2. Considering pros/cons of  speaker topics of relevance/interest to mixed and large animal practitioners of the Lane county area.
  3. A contact list for retired veterinarians is needed to allow invitation to join LCVMA and offer lifetime memberships if qualified (see by-laws).  If any one has names and contact information regarding such individuals, please contact the LCVMA board.


  1. Thank you to the following for supporting our January 12, 2010 LCVMA meeting
  • Sponsor: Elanco
  • Dinner speaker:

    "Away from the Elbow? Toward the Knee? Be Prepared When Osteosarcoma Gets Tricky!"


    By Amy Csiszer, DVM, surgical resident at OVRA

       2.  Winner of door prize donated by Elanco = Dr. Sara Naidoo

       3.  Next meeting on March 9, 2010

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