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Meeting Update: November 2

Susan Little, DVM

  • Cat with Elevated Liver Enzymes
  • Pancreatitis
  • Managing Feline Diabetes
  • Feline Arthritis

Program Co-Chairs
Suzanne Cavadel and Amy Mohl

Food for Thought
roast turkey
  • Salad
  • Roast Turkey/Stuffing
  • Vegetarian Entrée
  • Mashed Potatoes/Gravy
  • Green Beans
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Assorted Rolls/Butter
  • Ice Cream Specialties

Remote Viewing Sites
Please remember that we have many simulcast sites open to DC Academy members. Unfortunately, our Annapolis Junction and Rockville sites have closed. The sites are located in the following towns: Dover, DE; Washington, DC; Baltimore, Bowie, Frederick, Gaithersburg, and Waldorf, MD; Leesburg, Winchester, and Yorktown, VA; Morgantown, WV.

You must renew your DC Academy membership to attend at a remote site as there are no walk-in registrations at remote sites. DC Academy members may attend at no charge at simulcast sites, but members must pre-register by sending an email with their name and site they wish to attend by 5:00 pm Monday prior to the seminar.

NOTE: Remote site registrants must provide 48 hour cancellation notice to avoid the $25 no-show administration fee. The intention of setting up group viewing simulcasts is to foster the collegial nature of our seminars. If you have any questions about the simulcasts, please contact Larry Koffer or 703-733-0556.

December 7 Seminar on Autoimmune Diseases
The seminar on December 7, 2017 is on Autoimmune Diseases and will be presented by Andrew Macken, BSc, BVMS, DACVIM, Mississippit State University..

Job Board Postings
In order to expedite the placement of classified notices on the seminar bulletin boards and on the classified section of the website, please send your notices prior to the seminar. This insures that the correct wording is on both the bulletin board and the website. We will not be able to accept notices for immediate posting during the seminar.

Technician Seminar Series
The technician seminar series continues on Wednesday, November 1 with a presentation on feline medicine by Susan Little, DVM, DABVP. Dr. Little’s topics include:

  • Feline Arthritis
  • The Constipated Cat
  • Anesthesia for Cats
To register your technicians for the remaining 3 seminars in the series,please download, complete and return the form and return along with $140 registration fee. Technicians may also attend the seminar on a one-time basis for $65 which is payable at the door.

Note: We have four remote viewing sites for technicians this year at the following locations: Bowie (Dogs & Cats Referral Center) and Gaithersburg (VCA VRA),  Maryland; Leesburg, The Life Centre, and Winchester, VVERC, Virginia.  All technicians must pre-register for the remote sites via the remote viewing site form in the Technician Information section of the website.  There are no walk-in registrations at remote sites, however, technicians may still walk in and register at the Elks Lodge.
President’s Column
Greetings and happy fall. I hope you've been able to start enjoying the cooler weather. This month will be a terrific seminar for both the technicians and doctors. Dr. Susan Little will be lecturing about one of my favorite species, cats. The practice management series will begin again in December so mark your calendars.

As November brings Thanksgiving, we are all reminded of just how lucky to be where we are. In this light, during the November meeting we are having a drive to help veterinarians impacted by Hurricane Maria. One of my classmates is there, and hearing the day to day struggles they are having are simply heartbreaking. Please bring the following (all unused and unopened) to our next meeting and we will ship it out.

She is asking for the following: unused vetwrap, gauze, bandage supplies, catheters, syringes and needles, antibiotics, medications, soap, deoadrant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, first aid kits, batteries, battery operated fans and lights, portable cellphone chargers, diapers, baby wipes, toliet paper, canned food, garbage bags, mosquito/bug repellant, blankets, pillows, towels, radios, walkie talkies, band aids, non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, duct tape. We cannot ship liquids.

Looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting for the pumpkin pie.

Erica R Barron

Sponsor Exhibit Hall Kindle Fire / DC Academy Copper Moscow Mule Mug Set Raffles
At the Elks Lodge, we have been holding three Kindle Fire / DC Academy Copper Moscow Mule Mug Set raffles in the exhibit hall during each break. All you need to do is put your name on a ticket stub to be eligible for the Kindle Fire / Moscow Mule Mugs. Once entered, you do not need to be at the seminar to win. We’ve had six winners so far and our October winners were Drs. Tom Collins, Pervaiz Manzoor and April Yancy. There are three separate raffles as the ticket bowl is emptied after each drawing. Visit the sponsors for a chance to win a Kindle Tablet.

New York Vet
Last chance to register for New York Vet, the all-new conference brought to you by Clinician’s Brief, at special pricing for DC Academy members. Convenient two-day programming and streamlined exhibit hall in the heart of NYC, a perfect CE destination. With 55+ hours of RACE-approved CE covering the latest in medicine to business, New York Vet will prove to be the best conference value yet. Register today at NewYorkVet.com for ONLY $99 using the promo code CS99. Regular price now $449. Can’t wait to see you there!

DC Academy Practice Management Series
The DC Academy Practice Management seminar series, presented in conjunction with the Virginia Maryland Veterinary Managers Association (VMVMA), resumes on Wednesday, December 6 with a seminar on The Money Talk & Practice Tool Kit. The three-seminar series is available to members and their staff for a fee of only $150 for all three seminars. You may also register for an individual seminar for a fee of $100.

Please see the flyer and registration form. These seminars will be held at the Elks Lodge and at four remote sites: Bowie (Dogs & Cats Referral Center) & Gaithersburg (VRA) in MD and Leesburg (TLC) & Winchester (VVERC) in VA.

NOTE: There is no walk-in registration at the remote sites.


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