June has arrived and so has the summer weather in Houston! In June, we welcome a new crop of veterinary school graduates to the area. We urge them to join the HCVMA for local CE, to meet other local veterinarians and specialists, and be a part of the HCVMA community. If you are working with a new graduate, please spread the word about HCVMA.
At the recent Heart of Texas CE Event, HCVMA had an exhibitor table and the opportunity to promote our organization and upcoming events. Some interesting comments were heard, such as “I didn’t know HCVMA was still around,” “but I don’t live in Harris County so I can’t be a member,” and quite a few “I used to be a member and I really should rejoin.” As members, please help us dispel these myths and encourage your fellow veterinarians to join the HCVMA.
HCVMA had a fantastic turnout for Dr. Willard’s seminar in May. We greatly appreciate our sponsors, Hills, Specialty Veterinary Pharmacy, Elanco, Idexx, and our exhibitors for making that seminar possible. If you missed the meeting, you can access the notes online at hcvma.org.
Our next event is HCVMA Family Zoo Day on Sunday, June 3rd. Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners and Royal Canin are teaming up to sponsor this event. Registration will close June 1st. This will be a fun and educational event for the whole family.
There will not be a Thursday evening meeting in June, July or August. We hope you will have the chance to spend some time with family and friends. The summer months are hectic ones in our profession and we all need to take some time to catch our breath and recharge our batteries.
We hope to see you at the Family Zoo Day. Our next meeting will be Thursday, September 13 with Dr. Lucien Vallone from Texas A&M including a talk on Smartphone Ophthalmology.
Angela Coleman, DVM
2018 HCVMA President