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PULSEPOINTS
Angel Fund and
Edna Boydston
Grants
The SCVMA has made it easier for you
to apply for an Angel Fund grant for a
client in need who has a pet in need.
The Angel Fund, supported by the Animal
Health Foundation, has provided
more than $110,000 to pet owners
without the financial wherewithal to
care for their pets. The Angel Fund,
AHF, veterinary clinic and pet owner
all contribute to the cost of care. This
frequently allows a pet to get needed
tests or treatment and avoid economic
euthanasia.
To participate, there must be an
SCVMA member veterinarian on staff
at the hospital. And the hospital must
be a registered participant. The pet
owner must have no available financial
resources, including cash, available
credit and access to third-party funding
from companies such as Care Credit.
The participating hospital must match
up to $500 of the amount that the
Angel Fund contributes (a maximum of
$1,000) and the pet owner must commit
to pay 10% of the bill.
Registering for the Angel Fund also
registers you for the Edna Boydston
Grant which is given specifically to pet
owners over 65 who have pets with
healthcare needs.
To register your hospital ahead
of time, you may go to https://
www.scvma.org/resources/
angel-fund-and-other-grants/.
If you have previously registered, but
not online, please register online at:
https://www.scvma.org/resources/
angel-fund-and-other-grants/.
For further information you may go to:
https://www.scvma.org/resources/
angel-fund-and-other-grants/ or
https://www.animalhealthfoundation.
net/how-we-help/angel-fund.html.
8
Two SCVMA Trustee
Positions Open
We have two positions on SCVMA's
Board of Trustees opening in 2022.
One in Region 1 (Los Angeles County)
and one in Region 2 (Orange County).
Dr Inez Del Pino (Region 1) has completed
her term of office and is ineligible
for re-election. Dr Karla Nichols
(Region 2) has completed her first term
and is eligible to run for re-election.
To be a candidate for one of these
positions, you must:
Be a voting member of the SCVMA.
Have been a voting member for three
years or more.
Reside or have your place of employment
in Los Angeles or Orange counties
and be affiliated with a chapter in
Los Angeles or Orange counties.
Be willing to commit to a minimum
of three years serving your community
and your association.
If you are interested, you must complete
an SCVMA-approved petition by obtaining
10 signatures of SCVMA voting
members in your region that includes
the signature of one member of the
current SCVMA Board of Trustees.
Petitions are available by calling 714-8217493
or at scvmainfo@scvma.org.
You must send the original to the
SCVMA at 5576 Corporate Avenue,
Cypress, CA 90630. Faxed or e-mailed
submissions will not be accepted.
Completed petitions must be received
by October 1.
If you have any questions, call the
SCVMA Offices at 714-821-7493.
RETIRED MEMBERS
DEFINITION
AND POLICY
CHANGE
On May 26, the SCVMA Board of Trustees
voted to change the policy on the definition
of retired members and their dues
structure. Previously, retired members
were:
i. Any persons who have been VOTING
members of the association for more
than 15 years;
ii. and have retired from active practice
of veterinary medicine (less then 500
hours per year),
iii. and have attained the age of 60;
iv. and have applied to the Board of
Trustees to become retired members.
Dues will be determined by the Board
of Trustees on a case-by-case basis.
2. Retired members had all rights of
membership except that they were
not eligible for life membership
status.
The updated retired membership policy:
1. Retired members are:
i. Any persons who have been VOTING
members of the association for more
than 15 years;
ii. and have retired from active practice
of veterinary medicine (practice less
then 500 hours per year),
iii. and have attained the age of 60
years;
iv. and have applied to the Board of
Trustees to become retired members.
v. Dues will be set at $175 per year.
2. Retired members shall have all rights
of membership except that they
are not eligible for life membership
status.
Chapter Officers / As we start the second half of 2021, it is not too
early to show your interest in serving as an officer in 2022 for one of our seven demographic
chapters: San Fernando, San Gabriel, North Bay/Westside, South Bay, Southeast, Orange County
and Saddleback.
Chapter presidents must be SCVMA member veterinarians. They serve two-year terms.
Other chapter officers, vice-president (program chair) and treasurer/secretary must be
SCVMA members but need not be veterinarians. For further information about how to
become involved, email us at membershipdesk@scvma.org. Terms start January 1.
JULY 2021
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Pulse - July 2021

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

Pulse - July 2021
Chapter Meetings & Calendar
President’s Perspective
SCVMA Profile
Pulsepoints
The RVT and the Human- Animal Bond: Exploring the Interspecies Connection
Practical Pathology
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
From The SCVMA Office
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Pulse - July 2021 - Chapter Meetings & Calendar
Pulse - July 2021 - President’s Perspective
Pulse - July 2021 - SCVMA Profile
Pulse - July 2021 - Pulsepoints
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Pulse - July 2021 - The RVT and the Human- Animal Bond: Exploring the Interspecies Connection
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Pulse - July 2021 - 14
Pulse - July 2021 - Practical Pathology
Pulse - July 2021 - Medical Leeway
Pulse - July 2021 - UC Davis Update
Pulse - July 2021 - Tools For Success
Pulse - July 2021 - Angel Fund
Pulse - July 2021 - Dear Tabby
Pulse - July 2021 - The RVT
Pulse - July 2021 - Industry Insights
Pulse - July 2021 - Quick Reference
Pulse - July 2021 - AVMA Diplomates
Pulse - July 2021 - Digital Photography For Veterinarians
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