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Registration for Milwaukee - Early discounts end July 1 

SFT Members who register before July 1 can save at least $70!  Registration is on the SFT website - - for the upcoming conference in Milwaukee, August 9-13, 2011. You can register online or print off the form and fax or mail it into the SFT office.   

We've invited the original ACT diplomates to join us and this year's Bartlett Award will have opening remarks by Dr. David Bartlett himself. We will have our Family Fun Night at the Milwaukee Public Museum on Wednesday, Thursday night is our Auction and Therio Awards Dinner and Friday night we will attend a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game.

There are three great symposia on Saturday, August 13. We will host a Canine Breeders Session, a Small Ruminant session and a National Symposium for Dairy Farmers. Those who attend the general SFT conference can attend any of the symposia for the discounted price of $95.00.

Registration for the conference and Milwaukee Hilton information are available at

Milwaukee is a wonderful balance of time-honored traditions and dynamic, creative energy.  The city’s beautiful lakefront location, stunning architecture, and pride in their history combine with cutting-edge developments and forward-thinking initiatives to create a vibrant spirit defining Milwaukee and setting them apart from any other destination. Visit MORE


SFT Student members can register for the conference in Milwaukee at nocharge before July 1. In addition, Dr. Marty Greer has made arrangements for some veterinary students to have accommodations provided with local families so that they can afford to attend. Students will have to provide their own transportation. Interested students should contact Dr. Greer at

 3rd Annual Theriogenology
Foundation Silent/Live Auctions


Plan to attend the Third Annual Theriogenology Foundation Live & Silent Auction during the annual conference, Thursday evening, August 11, 2011. This event is held in conjunction with the Therio Awards Banquet and benefits the Foundation for the support and advancement of Theriogenology. Auction donations from the membership are encouraged and greatly appreciated. Please contact Melissa with donation information - item description and estimated value Advance tickets are required for the awards dinner, but not for the auctions only. For ticket information visit:

Dr. Dwight Wolfe selected 2011 Bartlett Award winner

Dwight F. Wolfe, DVM, MS, DACT of Auburn, Alabama has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the David E. Bartlett Award. This award is presented annually to a distinguished individual who has made important contributions to the field of theriogenology.(more)

Dr. Cheryl Lopate 2011 Dr. John Steiner Award Recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Lopate on being selected as the recipient of the 3rd Annual John Steiner Award for Excellence in Practice. Dr. Lopate will be presented the award at the Annual Therio Awards Dinner, August 11, 2011 in conjunction with the annual Therio Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (more)



AVMA applauds Senate passage of bill to repeal 1099 tax language

(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) April 5, 2011 – The American Veterinary Medical Association is pleased that veterinary practice owners and other small businesses will not be sentenced to additional and costly information-reporting procedures that would have an adverse effect on their businesses. Tax paperwork and compliance are already major expenses for small businesses and the new reporting requirements would have substantially increased these costs. article

New AVMA waste disposal microsite answers veterinary questions

 (Schaumburg, IL) April 25, 2011— Hazardous waste disposal, safe drug disposal, federal and state regulations, environmental impacts—these are just a few of the day-to-day challenges veterinarians must address in order to be legally compliant as well as good citizens. To help veterinarians deal with the complex waste disposal issues, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has launched a Waste Disposal microsite.more

 Veterinary Services Investment Act will benefit
animal and public health, states AVMA


Celebrate World Veterinary Year - Legends


Aleen Cust - Britain's First Woman Veterinarian made veterinary medicine her life's ambition.

Apart from overcoming barriers of tradition and sexism to go down in history as Britain's first woman veterinarian, Dr. Aleen Cust was, by all accounts, a remarkable woman.

Born in 1868 in Ireland, Dr. Cust was an independent soul, driven and career-oriented at a time during the late 19th and early 20th centuries when British convention considered such qualities to be out of place in a respectable woman. (more)



 Discounted rate for Theriogenolgy

Members of the Society for Theriogenology and American College of Theriogenologists are entitled to a personal subscription toTheriogenology at a special reduced price ($233 in United States; $267 in all other Countries).

As an SFT/ACT Member Subscriber, you will receive 18 issues per year and access to full content online back to 1995. more

 Veterinarians Call for Solutions to Production Animal Cruelty

The majority of us don’t think about where our meat, dairy and eggs are produced.  But, on occasion, undercover videos surface, highlighting horrible abuses and cruelty on production animal farms.   But is that indicative of normal practices, or hyped for shock effect or fund raising?  What’s the true reality here? 

By:  Dr. Jim Humphries, President, Veterinary News Network

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  Don't forget to have your picture taken with "The Fonz" while you are in Milwaukee in August!!


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