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ANGEL FUND/
BOYDSTON UPDATE
The SCVMA is pleased to announce
that the Animal Health Foundation
has offered to raise the per patient
support of the Angel Fund and
Boydston Grant to $1,000.
The veterinary hospital still must
match the AHF gift but only up to
$500. The requirement for pet owners
is still 10% of the total invoice.
The hope is that more pets and pet
owners can benefit from the generosity of the Animal Health Foundation
and that the cost of care is less of a
barrier to providing for the needs of
the patient.
To learn more about the funds and to
enroll your practice (at no cost), go to
https://www.scvma.org/resources/
angel-fund-and-other-grants/.

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
RECRUITING

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he SCVMA Political Action Committee, chaired by Dr. Peter Vogel, is seeking additional volunteers. The objective of the PAC is to act as a liaison
between the SCVMA Board of Trustees, legislative advocate, members and local
politicians.
The PAC engages with local politicians regarding issues that impact the veterinary profession, the animals for whom we care and small business-related regulations. There are multiple subjects about which the PAC engages in discussions
with supervisors and members of city councils. Additionally, there are opportunities to meet at hosted events and make PAC donations to local representatives.
To make it easier and to ensure representation throughout the large area that is
the SCVMA footprint, the PAC is seeking to add members to its committee. One
representative from each regional chapter would give sufficient coverage in those
cases where face-to-face meetings would be beneficial.
If you are interested in learning more or joining the PAC, email pweinstein@scvma.org.
And thanks to all of you who have given generously to the PAC over the years.
Most recently, our appreciation goes to Drs. Bruce Burch and Birinder Sahai.

SCVMA Endorses Dick Sullivan as AVMA District X Director
The SCVMA Board of Trustees recently voted
unanimously to support and endorse the candidacy of Dr. Dick Sullivan, past president of both
SCVMA and CVMA and life member of SCVMA,
for the position of AVMA District X director.
Dr. Sullivan provided this statement:
My name is Richard (Dick) Sullivan and I am
running for AVMA's District X Director position.
District X is made up of AVMA members from
Hawaii, Nevada and California. My opponent is
Dr. Leianne Lee Loy who is the delegate from Hawaii to the AVMA
House of Delegates.
I believe that the most important function of organized veterinary
medicine is advocacy for its members at all levels: local, state and
national. I have testified before the Los Angeles City Council, the Los
Angeles County Board of Supervisors and at a state senate committee
hearing. I have been a member of CVMA's legislative committee for
over 25 years. I also believe that it is very important to participate in
the work of the Veterinary Medical Board. I was a member of the VMB
for six years and now I am a member of its advisory committee. I am
also on a Policy Task Force of the American Association of Veterinary
State Boards. The task force discusses and recommends language for
different issues within a state's practice act. And finally, I am on the
AVMA PAC.
I believe in the three components of advocacy: a strong government relations division in Washington, a strong and active PAC and

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grassroots activity that puts a veterinarian in contact with every legislator.
When it comes to advocacy, experience matters. You
not only have to be at the table, but you have to
know the issues in depth, you have to do your own
research, and you can't be afraid to stand up for
what is best for our patients. In the long run, that is
what is best for our profession. When outside groups
are challenging our scope of practice, they are constantly saying that we are just protecting our income
stream. In fact, we are recommending a standard of practice that
assures that there is a veterinarian in control of the veterinarian-clientpatient relationship and the standard of practice.
I would greatly appreciate your vote for this important position
on AVMA's Board of Directors. Balloting begins March 1 and ends
March 31. AVMA will send out email ballots on or around March
1 and will send out a reminder around March 15. If AVMA does not
have an email address for the member, a ballot will be sent by mail.
All ballots must be returned by March 31. It would be a great honor
to be your representative on AVMA's Board of Directors.
If you want to know more about the campaign, national legislative
issues or testimonials or you would like to see who has endorsed me
or know more about me, visit my website:
http://richardsullivanforavma.com/.
Thank you,
Dick Sullivan, DVM

MARCH 2021

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Pulse - March 2021

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

Pulse - March 2021
Chapter Meetings & Calendar
President’s Perspective
SCVMA Profile
SCVMA Profile
Pulsepoints
Practical Pathology
Veterinarians Key to Planet’s Future, UC Davis Global Health Expert Believes
Medical Leeway
UC Davis Update
Tools for Success
Angel Fund
Dear Tabby
The RVT
Industry Insights
Quick Reference
AVMA Diplomates
Digital Photography for Veterinarians
Resources
Disease Table
Classifieds
From the SCVMA Office
Pulse - March 2021 - Pulse - March 2021
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Pulse - March 2021 - 1
Pulse - March 2021 - 2
Pulse - March 2021 - Chapter Meetings & Calendar
Pulse - March 2021 - President’s Perspective
Pulse - March 2021 - SCVMA Profile
Pulse - March 2021 - SCVMA Profile
Pulse - March 2021 - Pulsepoints
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Pulse - March 2021 - 9
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Pulse - March 2021 - Practical Pathology
Pulse - March 2021 - Veterinarians Key to Planet’s Future, UC Davis Global Health Expert Believes
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Pulse - March 2021 - Medical Leeway
Pulse - March 2021 - UC Davis Update
Pulse - March 2021 - Tools for Success
Pulse - March 2021 - Angel Fund
Pulse - March 2021 - Dear Tabby
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Pulse - March 2021 - The RVT
Pulse - March 2021 - Industry Insights
Pulse - March 2021 - Quick Reference
Pulse - March 2021 - AVMA Diplomates
Pulse - March 2021 - Digital Photography for Veterinarians
Pulse - March 2021 - Resources
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