Dear HCVMA Member,

In vet school, I thought I finally learned how to be flexible and to weather whatever was thrown at me.   Maybe so, but I must say, these past few months have been stretching that skill to the max!  I am sure you feel exactly the same way.  In this new wave of the storm, our families and our wonderful career choice are there to ground us and to remind us that we have a lot to be thankful for.  Surely there are more challenges to come and I know we all will be able to weather them too. 

As we consider our “new (relatively long-term) normal”,  HCVMA  is weighing the prudence of hosting live CE events given that the COVID environment changes so rapidly.  We do not want to put anyone at risk, but we understand the value of coming together as a community.   So, we are exploring webinar alternatives for you in case the possibility live events is unsure .  We will have the CE currently scheduled in September, but the format may be different.  We will let you know as we get closer to the date.

On a very somber note, Larry Christensen, an HCVMA life member, passed away in June.  Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his family and colleagues.  Loss is always hard to accept, especially now.  All of us on the HCVMA board wish you a safe July; keep rolling with the punches! 

Patty Grana
HCVMA President 2020