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PULSEPOINTS

Availability of COVID Vaccinations for the Profession
" We are in very fluid situation " as the industry seeks vaccinations for the pandemic, SCVMA Executive Director Peter
Weinstein said. " Things may change very quickly. By the
time you read this, the website URLs may change and the
information may be obsolete. "
Over the weekend of January 8-11, he said, a number of colleagues and their staffs had differing experiences as they
sought vaccines, ranging from completely welcomed to
utter disregard.
Neither the Orange County nor LA County Public Health
Systems seemed to be fully aware of the decisions that had
been made in the previous week about vaccinating members of the veterinary profession nor had their websites or
apps been updated. Thus, eager veterinary professionals
seeking vaccinations found a group of county employees
following guidelines that had not been updated. There were
a number of successful vaccination experiences, however.

Orange County

Try https://covid19.othena.com/patient-registration/
agreement
There is also an app for OTHENA that is available in
the APP store. It will rotate between availability and " No
appointments currently available; please check back
regularly. "
Los Angeles County

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/
vaccine/hcwsignup/
Here are suggestions from LA County's website with a
similar list of suggestions from the OC site.
If you are coming to a DPH vaccination site, you must
bring one of the four sets of documentation listed below
to your appointment:

For general information, visit the public health websites:

Healthcare worker employee badge with photo
OR

ORANGE: https://coronavirus.egovoc.com/
covid-19-vaccination-distribution.

Professional license AND a photo ID
OR

LA: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/
covidvaccinedistribution/.

Signed letter from employer on facility letterhead AND a photo ID
OR

" I am not giving advice as much as sharing information, "
Dr. Weinstein said. " Do your own due diligence. I am aware Payment stub from your healthcare provider with your
of two sites at which you can try to enroll to be vaccinated. I name AND a photo ID.
am not sure whether you will wait online and be welcomed.
So, take this advice with a shaker of salt. "

SCVMA Education and Scholarship Foundation
As we enter a new year, the SCVMA Foundation continues to support the financial needs of
our local veterinary students and RVT students. The pandemic has made face-to-face fundraisers a challenge and thus our foundation finds itself a little short of funds compared to where
we want to be from a budgeting standpoint. We are working to identify new and unique gifting opportunities that can be done virtually and also want to remind you that our 501(c)(3)
designation makes a great fully tax-deductible personal donation.
We are looking forward to profiling some of recipients and updating you on their successes
over the years since they received their scholarships. If you would like to directly contribute
to the foundation, you may do so at https://www.scvma.org/foundation/.
Southern California Veterinary Medical Association

APPLICANTS December 2020
First Name Last Name, Membership
Mario Guarracino, DVM
Megan Whisler, DVM
Nessie Gann, DVM1
Stephanie Hengst, DVM
Jennifer Hoose, DVM
Cooper Hasselbrink, DVM1

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George Grant, DVM
Ketaki Karnik, DVM
Elaine Martinez, DVM
Melia Pitney, DVM Student
Megan Bendtzen, Friends of the Assn
Betty Fundakowski, Non-Resident
Amanda Rofe, Para-Professional

Ruben Gonzalez, Para-Professional
Jennifer White, Para-Professional
Sonnia Nevarez, BS, RVT, Para-Professional
Bijula Yusin, Public Service
Emma Pearce, RVT Student
Michelle Kolano, RVT Student
Aidan Hernandez, RVT Student

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https://covid19.othena.com/patient-registration/agreement https://covid19.othena.com/patient-registration/agreement http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/hcwsignup/ http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/hcwsignup/ https://coronavirus.egovoc.com/covid-19-vaccination-distribution https://coronavirus.egovoc.com/covid-19-vaccination-distribution http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidvaccinedistribution/ http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidvaccinedistribution/ https://www.scvma.org/foundation/

Pulse - February 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pulse - February 2021

Pulse - February 2021
Chapter Meetings & Calendar
President’s Perspective
SCVMA Profile
SCVMA Profile
Pulsepoints
Practical Pathology
Cover Feature Story
21 to watch in 2021
Medical Leeway
UC Davis Update
Tools for Success
Angel Fund
Dear Tabby
The RVT
Industry Insights
Quick Reference
Digital Photography for Veterinarians
AVMA Diplomates
Resources
Disease Table
From the SCVMA Office
Pulse - February 2021 - Pulse - February 2021
Pulse - February 2021 - Cover2
Pulse - February 2021 - 1
Pulse - February 2021 - 2
Pulse - February 2021 - Chapter Meetings & Calendar
Pulse - February 2021 - President’s Perspective
Pulse - February 2021 - SCVMA Profile
Pulse - February 2021 - SCVMA Profile
Pulse - February 2021 - Pulsepoints
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Pulse - February 2021 - 9
Pulse - February 2021 - 10
Pulse - February 2021 - Practical Pathology
Pulse - February 2021 - Cover Feature Story
Pulse - February 2021 - 13
Pulse - February 2021 - 21 to watch in 2021
Pulse - February 2021 - 15
Pulse - February 2021 - Medical Leeway
Pulse - February 2021 - UC Davis Update
Pulse - February 2021 - Tools for Success
Pulse - February 2021 - Angel Fund
Pulse - February 2021 - 20
Pulse - February 2021 - Dear Tabby
Pulse - February 2021 - The RVT
Pulse - February 2021 - Industry Insights
Pulse - February 2021 - Quick Reference
Pulse - February 2021 - Digital Photography for Veterinarians
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Pulse - February 2021 - AVMA Diplomates
Pulse - February 2021 - Resources
Pulse - February 2021 - Disease Table
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