Time to renew!
It is that time of year again! If you have not submitted your membership renewal to the Society, please make sure you do so soon to avoid missing out on the many benefits that the Society for Theriogenology has to offer:
>Hospital listing by species and procedures for search on website - business tool for referrals
> Reduced registration fees for annual Therio Conference
> Access to the Members-Only area of Therio web site, including past proceedings and newsletters
> Easy access to proceedings of the Society's Annual Conference
>Clinical Theriogenology; the official quarterly publication of the Society for Theriogenology
> Access to SFT-SA & SFT-LA, small animal and large animal listservs for case discussion with specialists
> Networking among fellow veterinarians with varied discipline interests
> Resource information on website
> Reduced rate for Elsevier's Theriogenology journal
For your convenience you are able to renew your membership on the SFT web site, www.therio.org.
Shape the future of veterinary medicine
(Schaumburg, IL) November 9, 2010—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is soliciting comments from veterinarians and veterinary healthcare team members on its Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA) in order to help shape the future of veterinary medicine.
The current MVPA, which was last reviewed in 2003, includes sections on definitions, veterinary medical boards, licensing, client confidentiality, veterinary education, veterinary technicians and technologists, abandoned animals, cruelty to animals, as well as other topics. (more)
Link to MVPA: http://www.avma.org/issues/policy/mvpa.asp
Take advantage of Listserv benefit
The Society for Theriogenology offers a Large Animal Listserv (sft-la) as well as a Small Animal Listserv (sft-sa) to better serve the needs of our members. If you are not a member of either of these lists you will definitely want to join today. Each listserv is a great tool to discuss and seek advice on clinical cases.
To subscribe send an email to: Melissa@franzmgt.com. In the body of the email list which listserv you would like to join as follows: subscribe sft-la Firstname Lastname.
Members are welcome to join both lists if interested.
AVMA questions power of Prop B
(Schaumburg, IL) November 11, 2010—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) questions whether limit laws, such as Proposition B, recently passed in Missouri, are the best approach to improving the welfare of dogs.
On November 2, voters in Missouri passed Proposition B, a statutory amendment that places a limit on the number of unspayed or unneutered dogs breeders in that state can own. Its intent was to improve the welfare of dogs kept by high-volume breeders, but Dr. Ron DeHaven, chief executive officer of the AVMA, expressed concern that the amendment may miss its mark. (more)
Mark Your Calendar
We hope your calendar is marked for August 9-13, 2011 for the annual Therio Conference and Symposia! In the heart of the Midwest, this is sure to be a great conference filled with educational and recreational opportunities for everyone. Complete conference information and registration will be coming soon to the Therio web site. The program committee is busy putting together the final sessions. A great time for networking, family fun and CE credits! See you in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2011!
Winter Board of Directors Meeting
Jan 21-22, 2011