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Registration for Milwaukee is now up and online! 

Registration is on the SFT website - - so that you can get signed 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. This will be the biggest and best conference yet, with small animal session, production animal and equine sessions that honor the teachings of Dr. Robert Kenney.   

We're inviting the original ACT diplomates to join us and this year's Bartlett Award will be attended 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.

And with 3 outstanding symposia to choose from on Saturday - you can't miss. We will host a Canine Breeders Session, a Small Ruminant session and a National Symposium for Dairy Farmers.

So get busy and register for the conference and all the other opportunities that are being offered this year. While you are there, don't forget to register for your hotel rooms at the Milwaukee Hilton City Center. All of the information is available on the home page.

SFT Member Survey Heading Your Way!!

A Message from SFT President Dr. Richard Hopper

A survey for SFT members will be popping up in your email box any day now. This survey, in cooperation with the University of Oklahoma Center of Applied Research for Nonprofit Organizations, is to give us an idea of how pleased you are with the services you receive by being an SFT member and how we could improve to better serve you in the future. We hope that you will participate and give us your honest opinions. It only takes about 10 minutes and by completing the survey you will be in the drawing for several great prizes: 3 - $150 VISA gift cards will be given away as well as 3 - $50 VISA gift cards and one free SFT conference registration for your choice of 2011, 2012 or 2013. We look forward to hearing your thoughts.


Resident and Residency Registration

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please find and read, the new General Information Guide on the ACT website. Residents and residency programs, MUST register with the ACT office (attention: Charles Franz) by March 31, 2011 Registration fee is waived for existing residents; however a registration fee of $100 will be required for new residents and alternative route candidates registering after that date in 2011. The registration form is available online (in the GIG) and may be submitted via email ( or fax (334-270-3399).  Payments may be made on line.



 Rawson elected to AVMA Executive Board

Dr. Chester L. "Chet" Rawson of Markesan, Wis., has been elected to represent AVMA members living in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin on the AVMA Executive Board.

The Wisconsin VMA nominated Dr. Rawson to be the board's District VI representative, a position currently held by Dr. John R. Scamahorn of Greencastle, Ind., whose six-year term expires this July. As the sole nominee for the board seat, Dr. Rawson was declared to be elected in February.Dr. Rawson plans on using his leadership skills and professional experience to represent his colleagues in District VI. "I am very interested in continuing to support the veterinary profession through the AVMA, especially in the areas of animal welfare, animal husbandry, and livestock animal agriculture," he said

 Rawson continued

Recession impacts many veterinary incomes


Celebrate World Veterinary Year - Legends

Canada's Practical Educator - Dr. Andrew Smith, founder of Canada's first veterinary school, was not without his critics.

In the 1860s, Dr. Smith established the private, two-year program that eventually evolved into the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. By 1908, when he turned over the college to the provincial government, it had produced more than 3,000 graduates.more


Compounding comments dominate FDA notice

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the deadline for comments on how to increase the number of approved veterinary drugs on the market. Meanwhile, pleas for the FDA to not shut down compounding pharmacies continue to flood in, even though the agency says it is not planning any such action.

The FDA published a notice in the Federal Register in December, saying it wants to find ways in which it can make more drugs legally available to veterinarians and pet owners. The notice cites the large number of non-FDA-approved animal drugs that are available, and asks for strategies on how to address the issue.

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