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Registration for Milwaukee - Still time to register 

SFT Members still have time to register to attend the SFT/ACT conference and symposia in Milwaukee, August 9 - 13, 2011. Pre-conference registration will end on July 18, after that date on site registration will be done.
There are three great symposia to choose from 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 $120.00.

Registration for the conference and Milwaukee Hilton information are available at Our block at the hotel is filling up, act now!



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Since its beginning in 1882, the Milwaukee Public Museum has become one of the largest in the United States, now housing over 6 million specimens. The museum is a compilation of human and natural history providing a dynamic and stimulating environment for learning, with something to excite and challenge visitors with a diversity of interests.  

Do not miss out on this fun filled night sponsored by Intervet Schering-Plough. In addition to all the great exhibits, including the amazing Butterfly Vivarium, there will be a wide variety of amazing food! This is sure to be a fun filled evening with family and friends! Advance tickets are required. Tickets are only $30. 

Last year the Family Fun Night was a SOLD OUT event so be sure to purchase your tickets today!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Don’t miss out on the great seats in section 213 for the Milwaukee Brewers game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Group tickets are $38 each and can be purchased with your conference registration. Ticket price does not include food or beverage. Tickets are going fast!!

3rd Annual Theriogenology Foundation Auction
Call for Auction Items

Plan to attend the Third Annual Theriogenology Foundation Live & Silent Auction during the annual conference, Thursday evening, August 11, 2011.  In honor of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the American College of Theriogenologists and the 250th anniversary of the world’s first veterinary school in Lyon France, our silent auction theme this year is "Historical Highlights & Happenings”. We’re counting on your donations to fill a table brimming with items of significance to the early years of our profession and discipline. Dig deep into your basements, offices and attics for those ancient books, photos or tools of our trade. Pass on those dusty collectibles that you’ve enjoyed for the past 30 years to the next generation of theriogenologists. Items not of this genre will certainly also be accepted.

This year’s live auction will showcase a limited number of special items sure to test your credit card limit!   Items of all price ranges are needed to have something for every budget, so please contribute to this signature fundraising event. Proceeds from the auctions enable our Theriogenology Foundation to advance the science and practice of animal reproductive medicine. Help secure our future!

Suggested items include:

Historical Veterinary items (i.e. old veterinary tools – other vintage items)
Educational Opportunities
Tickets to sporting events
Apparel – jackets, windshirts, polos, hats, etc.

Contact Melissa Williford at the Theriogenology Office at or 334-395-4666 with a brief description of your item and its approximate value by, Friday, July 25thto be included in this year’s auction. Items may be hand delivered to the Conference registration desk at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center during the Conference, or if you prefer, you may mail or UPS to arrive no later than July 15th to:

SFT Office
Attn: Melissa Williford
8116 Old Federal Rd, Ste C
Montgomery, AL 36117

Tickets are $45.00 per person for the Therio Awards Dinner and Auction.

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. (things to do)


SFT Student members can register for the conference in Milwaukee for the price of $40. 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


Remain vigilant for illness linked to chicken jerky treat consumption

On June 15, 2011, the AVMA received notification from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) that they have received reports that mirror the cases reported in 2007. The AVMA issued an alert to its members on June 16, informing them of the situation in Canada and recommending vigilance for any suspected cases in the U.S. The AVMA also issued an alert on June 17 to the state veterinary medical associations and allied organizations represented in the AVMA House of Delegates.(more)

AVMA releases draft revision of Model Practice Act

An AVMA task force has released a first draft of potential revisions to the AVMA Model Veterinary Practice Act, incorporating input from veterinarians and the general public.

The next step is for AVMA entities such as councils and committees to provide feedback.

The AVMA first adopted a model practice act in 1964 to serve as a set of guiding principles for state regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine. The most recent major revisions were in 2003.Last year, the AVMA Executive Board established a task force to review the model practice act. Early this year, the task force invited AVMA members and nonmembers to submit comments on potential changes. (more)




 Celebrate World Veterinary Year - Legends
Dr. James Alfred Wight aka - Dr. James Herriot

 Dr. James Alfred Wight entertained millions with his stories about emergency calls that spoiled meals, late-night pleas to aid a healthy dog, and the surprise survival of livestock that seemed to be dying.

"That's veterinary practice for you. You get a lot of nasty shocks, but some lovely surprises, too," Dr. Wight wrote under the pen name Dr. James Herriot in the book "The Lord God Made Them All." (article)



  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


Don't forget to visit the Harley Davidson museum while you are in Milwaukee - vrroom, vrroom


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