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Lane County Veterinary Medical Association

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

January 12, 2016

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


Treasurer report:

  • $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.


New business

  • 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.

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