Lane County Veterinary Medical Association
|Posted by lcvma on January 25, 2016 at 6:40 PM|
LCVMA meeting notes for January 12, 2016
The meeting followed a CE talk by Dr. Trish Ashley, Dermatology Vignettes and Vinaigrettes
- $15,720 in checking account
- $25,308 in CD with maturity date in October 2016
- As of this meeting, only 5 people have paid dues for this year
- There was very poor dues collection from last year
- We are current with IRS and State tax filings
No committees with reports
Dr. Gail Schroder from Greenhill
- Poll for feline rabies vaccine from attendees: Do we use the 1 year or the 3 year vaccine for cats? Response was split evenly between them.
- Sponsorship for animals with medical needs: There are times when they have animals with medical needs that need to be addressed after adoption. She proposes a sponsorship program to help get them adopted and make sure they get follow up care. By advertising that these animals are sponsored by a certain Veterinary Clinic/Hospital, that would give some advertising value to the clinic and perhaps a new client. She proposes a voucher to be given to the new owner for a certain dollar amount ($50-100?) to be used to address the specific animals need and within a certain period of time.
- Feedback given:
- We don’t want this to imply to the new owner that an exam has already been performed by the sponsoring veterinarian.
- What if the adopter doesn’t want to go to that clinic? Perhaps they have an established relationship with another clinic or they don’t live near the sponsoring clinic.
- Another idea was proposed to have a generalized sponsorship to be passed out as needed. The ‘advertising’ would instead be a type of display board with a list of sponsoring clinics. This way the adopter could pick which clinic they would like to go to. The clinics could then pick a certain amount they are willing to sponsor for the year.
Dr. Smalley OVMA representative:
- Encourages attendance and engagement with the OVMA
- They have quarterly meetings. The last meeting was on communication.
- Benefits to joining include having a voice in the legislature. They have 2 part time lobbyists that work to make sure legislators understand the veterinary industry. Other benefits are working as a group to achieve goals that may benefit the individual. Current projects include suicide prevention, lay classes for first aid, and addressing the issue of student debt.
- The OVMA works closely with OVMEB which is especially important with the addition of lay persons into the OVMEB.
- The combined OVMA meeting with OSU provides a much higher quality meeting than either could provide alone.
- Why doesn’t the area have a school for CVT’s?
- LCC will not fund a program that does not provide a living wage to graduates.
Instatement of new board members:
- President: Elizabeth Zenger, DVM DACVIM
- Vice President: Rebecca LaMarche, DVM
- Secretary: Eleanor Teplin, DVM
- Treasurer: Sheri Schlorman, DVM
Rebecca LaMarche, our new vice president mentioned the June meeting will be a workshop on compassion endurance.