The 2019-2020 season is approaching, and we welcome you to another year of scientific educational presentations along with the fabulous buffet at the Pelican Yacht Club in Fort Pierce. TCVMA members can receive up to 2 hours of Florida CE credits (per attended meeting), as our organization is a Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine Provider (Number PVDR42). As always, our regular meetings will occur on the first Wednesday of selected months.

This season’s meetings are currently planned for:

September 18, 2019

Our first meeting will be the FL Board Pharmacy Requirement presented by Brooke Hutchinson, Pharm.D of Skip’s Pharmacy, sponsored by Haisley Pet Loss Services.

  • The AERC and Skip’s Pharmacy will be providing fun giveaways. These include a $75 compounding coupon for Skip’s Pharmacy and Sunrise Theatre memberships and premium seats to select Sunrise shows. Come join us for some great education, fine cuisine, and the company of your colleagues!
Oct. 2, 2019

Teresa Goodson, DVM, DACVIM & Cynthia Patterson, DVM, MBA, DABVP will present Heartworm Disease. This meeting is sponsored by Jeff McDuffie with Zoetis.

Nov. 6, 2019

Jane Sykes, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM will present Leptospirosis: A New Era of Diagnosis and Prevention. Donna Krochak, DVM with Boehringer Ingelheim will be sponsoring this months meeting.

Feb. 5, 2020

Dan Boruta, DVM, DACVAA will present Anesthesiology

March 4, 2020

Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, DACVIM will speak about Cushing’s Disease and Sandy Forehand with Dechra will sponsor this meeting.

April 1, 2020

This month is Liver Disease presented by Dr. Joe Taboada and sponsored by Sean Brennan with Nutramax and Derek Card with Covetrus

May 6, 2020

Leilani Alvarez, DVM, DACVSMR is presenting Latest Update on Joint Supplements. Aaron Ahlum with Virbac will be sponsoring this meeting.

June 3, 2020

Julie Hempstead, DVM, DACVO will present Ophthalmology. Kim Skielnik with Animal Eye Specialty Clinic will sponsor the meeting

All meetings begin with a social hour at 6:00 pm, where you can visit with our colleagues and our sponsors’ representatives. The presentations begin at 7:00 pm, but plan to get there early so you can enjoy the incredible feast prepared by the Pelican’s chefs. Normally these are 2 hour presentations with a break somewhere around the middle of the talk.

Dues for each member are only $50 per SEASON, and the dues cover the NEW season beginning on Wednesday September 5, 2019 and extending until August 2020 (See Membership Rules). We invite you to join, or renew your membership with a check payable to TCVMA and mailed to TCVMA, c/o Animal Emergency and Referral Center, 3984 S. US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34982. Please complete and return the membership information form, along with your check.

The AERC will be providing fun giveaways again, including memberships and premium seats to the Sunrise Theatre! Come join us for some great education, fine cuisine, and the company of your colleagues.

We will also be continuing to offer technician continuing education credits for the technician meetings as available. Your technicians will receive a certificate at the end of each attended meeting to submit for FVMA continuing education credits.