Dear Member,

The May seminar with Dr. Mike Willard is just days away and we hope you are registered to attend. Hill’s, Specialty Veterinary Pharmacy, and Elanco are our main sponsors for this meeting. We have many of our other sponsors and exhibitors attending as well. Please take time to thank them because without the support of our sponsors, none of these meetings would be possible. The sponsors have also donated great raffle prizes that will go home with some lucky attendees.

The next event will be the Family Zoo Day at the Houston Zoo, Sunday, June 3rd sponsored by Blue Pearl and Royal Canin. Registration is open online at This is a members only event with the option of purchasing tickets for immediate family at $15 each. A more detailed schedule will follow, but this is a general overview of the day. Check-in and receive your tickets and wristbands in the morning (time to be announced). Members will attend two hours of CE while family can enjoy the zoo. Family and members will meet for lunch in the education building and for visits from several of the zoo’s animal ambassadors. This will be followed by tours of the new veterinary hospital and time to enjoy the rest of the zoo. The Houston Zoo does an amazing job hosting events and please thank our own Dr. Joe Flanagan and the zoo’s veterinary staff for allowing us behind the scenes.

Please be assured that the HCVMA Board of Directors hears our members’ complaints and concerns concerning website issues, the venue, parking and food. We are working to resolve and/or improve these. For the remainder of 2018, our venue at the Marriott West Loop will remain the same. Due to cost increases and continued parking issues, other venues in the same area are being considered. As always, we welcome your feedback.

Respectfully submitted,
Angela Coleman, DVM
2018 HCVMA President