Dear Member,

Time flies by fast, and yet there are still many exciting things coming up soon! Our next HCVMA general meeting will be held on Thursday, March 14. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Beth Boudreau, DVM, DACVN, from Texas A&M, who will discuss 2 hours of CE on seizure management. A version of this lecture was delivered at the New York State Veterinary Conference last fall, but will be tailored to fit into a two hour window. The meeting is sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, so don’t forget to stop by and thank them for allowing us to eat at Maggiano’s. A buffet dinner will be served from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Specialty Veterinary Pharmacy (SVP) is giving away Astros tickets to one lucky person at each meeting; everyone is encouraged to check in before 7:30 pm to be eligible for the raffle. As a reminder, March 31 is the deadline to pay your annual dues; please log in at www.hcvma.org if you have not done so already. Alternatively, you can also mail a check to HCVMA treasurer Dr. Lenette Deschamps at 11120 Scarsdale, Houston, TX, 77089.

The month of March is pet poison awareness month. Remind your clients of the dangers of Easter lilies, sugar-free gum containing xylitol, chocolate, sago palm, and the list goes on. The ASPCA has a 24-hour poison control hotline that can be reached at (888) 426-4435.

In April we are planning our social day at the Houston Zoo. Please mark your calendars for Sunday, April 7, at 9:30 am. This meeting will have 2 hours of anesthesia & analgesia CE from Dr. Rebecca Sayre, DVM, DACVAA. Lunch will be provided and an animal demonstration is also in the works. Because this is our annual social day, family members, friends, and children are welcome at this event! Having a support network and family are so important, and we want to acknowledge those people who have been present to help as we work late and sacrifice for our careers. Balancing life and work is extremely difficult in the veterinary profession; we invite all of those people who have enriched our lives to come out and have some fun at the Houston Zoo.

I hope to see you at the upcoming HCVMA events! Please reach out if you have any questions.

Respectfully submitted,

Jaclyn Ong, DVM
HCVMA President 2019

 

 

 

 

 




Jaclyn Ong, DVM
HCVMA President 2019