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OFFICERS

Dr. Richard C. Sutliff President Dr. Alex M. Steverson President-Elect Dr. Donald H. Morgan Treasurer Dr. Richard M. Carpenter Past President Mr. Philip J. Hinkle Executive Director

DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES Dr. Scott Richardson District 1–Big Bend Dr. Julia Conway District 2–Northeast Dr. Marc A. Presnell District 3–Central Dr. Rachel Klemawesch District 4–Tampa Bay Dr. Susan M. Carastro District 5–Treasure Coast Dr. Marta P. Lista District 6–South Florida Dr. Mary Smart District 7–Southwest Dr. James M. Brechin District 8–Northwest Dr. Kelly J. Sloan-Wade District 9–Space Coast Dr. Ernest C. Godfrey AVMA Delegate Dr. Richard B. Williams AVMA Alternate Delegate

Holiday Greetings We have reached the end of a historic year in 2016. Your FVMA has had numerous successes and transition pains that have again positioned us to provide the support and value our membership deserves. We began this past year finalizing a review and rewrite of our governance bylaws under the leadership of Dr. Richard Car‑ penter. Included in our review of governance was a conversa‑ tion about providing support structures for other members of our workforce. A central belief emerged that the FVMA was in a unique position and should have a responsibility to pro‑ vide organization for these individuals. Support for our noncredentialed technicians, practice managers, and the licensed assistants along with our continued and growing support for our credentialed technicians necessitated the creation of additional targeted associations under the FVMA umbrella. The future fruit from this investment will positively affect our member’s practices as regional meet‑ ings with combined technician (credentialed and non-credentialed), along with management (including business classes for the veterinarians), are being scheduled to roll out in 2017. Advocacy victories from the recent past have allowed the FVMA to be properly seen as the leader in animal issues and welfare in Florida’s legislature. Relationships, carefully nurtured with properly provided counsel and information, place our membership’s voice in a powerful position to affect positive outcomes for animal welfare and animal health in this state, as well as being the shining light that other state associations look to as a model. Our membership’s support towards advocacy is critical and I humbly ask that you remember to make a PAC contribution when you renew your membership this year. Our 2016 conferences were successful in providing the highest-quality CE available in a relaxed atmosphere. Thank you Dr. Ernie Godfrey for the leadership provided to ensure this positive outcome for the FVMA Annual Conference and The Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference. The Florida Association of Equine Practitioners, our equine division, also achieved, provid‑ ing the highest-quality of CE programs. All these conferences not only served our Florida practitioners, but were sought out nationally and internationally. Thank you all. Our work in 2016 has provided a stronger foundation for our association. We have opened the umbrella and opened the door to our entire workforce in order to provide solid benefits to our members. 2017 is but an infant ahead of us, but we are ready to nurture it and allow it to nurture us. Hope all your Holidays were spent with friends and family! Happy New Year!

Dr. Amanda House FAEP Representative to the FVMA Executive Board Ex Officio Dr. James W. Lloyd, Dean UF College of Veterinary Medicine

Richard Sutliff DVM, FVMA President

FVMA MISSION THE MISSION OF THE FLORIDA VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION IS TO ADVANCE THE VETERINARY MEDICAL PROFESSION, PROMOTE ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING, AND PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH. 2  |  FVMA ADVOCATE


In Remembrance

THEODORE ‘TED” L. BELLHORN, DVM, DACVIM The FVMA was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Theodore “Ted” L. Bellhorn, a distinguished member of the Association from Central Florida. Dr. Bellhorn lived in Oviedo, Fla. Dr. Bellhorn passed away on December 5, 2016. He was 69 years old. A retired member of the FVMA, Dr. Ted Bellhorn devoted himself to the profes‑ sion of veterinary medicine and his highly-regarded activities as an educator. He was one of the founding members of The Central Florida Academy of Vet‑ erinary Medicine (CFAVM), which was formed in 1976, to provide continuing education to practicing veterinarians. The CFAVM continues to be a valuable resource for the veterinary community of Central Florida.

Dr. Bellhorn was a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and he practiced in the Orlando area for many years. He was also a small animal faculty member at the University of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine from 2004-2006, and was Associate Clinical Professor at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. A memorial service was held for Dr. Bellhorn on December 10, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Oviedo. Dr. Bellhorn suf‑ fered from progressive Parkinson's syndrome, and friends may make memorial contributions in his name to Cure PSP at http://www.psp.org/; or to Hospice of the Comforter at http://www.hospiceofthecomforter.org/.

In This Issue 3 | In Remembrance 4 | Member Spotlights 6 | Forward Booking Campaign 9 | 2017 FVMA Awards Nomination Reminder 10 | Legislative Action Days Update

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT APPOINTS TWO FVMA MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE Two members of the FVMA were nominated by Governor Rick Scott to the Board of Veterinary Medicine on September 26, 2016. Dr. Rudd Nelson of Lighthouse Point and Dr. Sharon Powell of Fort Myers were both appointed to three-year terms ending October 31, 2019. Appointment to the board is subject to confirmation by the state Senate. Dr. Nelson, 43, is the owner of Bayview Animal Clinic in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He is originally from Iowa, and received his undergraduate degree from Wartburg College. He received his degree in veterinary medicine from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Dr. Nelson, who succeeds Dr. Terry Spencer on the board, is married and the father of three children. Dr. Sharon J. Powell, 53, practices at Edison Park Animal Hospital in Fort Dr. Sharon Powell Myers, Fla. She attended the University of Florida for a dual major in microbiology and cell science, and animal science. She received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Kansas State University. She succeeds Dr. Nanette Parrato Wagner on the board. Dr. Powell worked in Oklahoma City before moving back to Fort Myers in 1992, where she has worked with small animals ever since.

AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION HERO VETERINARIAN AWARD GOES TO NATALIE ISAZA, DVM, OF UF CVM

Dr. Natalie Isaza is the American Humane Association’s Hero Veterinarian, beating out four other finalists this year, for the prestigious award. Close to 300 nominations were received by the association for this year’s Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Technician awards. Dr. Isaza, whose family resides on St. George Island, was named the winner during the annual Humane Hero Dog Awards ceremony, which was held on Sept. 11 in Los Angeles, California. She has expressed being humbled and honored to be chosen for the award. “To me, this award recognizes and honors all of the outstanding shelter veterinarians in our country that strive every day to improve the lives of homeless animals.” Dr. Isaza is the founder of the Veterinary Community Outreach Program at the UF CVM. She works with local animal rescue groups and shelters, providing spay/neuter surgical services, heartworm treatments, general wellness care, and more specialized veterinary care for animals in need. In addition to her work with homeless animals, she is a cofounder of St. Francis Pet Care, a free vet clinic for low-income residents of her community. She is a 1994 graduate of the college, and is UF CVM and the Barbara and Arnold Grevior Shelter Medicine Community Outreach Professor.

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An Alliance to Benefit Our Members As you know, the FVMA is a proud Associate Member of Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), and we are very pleased to announce a collaborative program between PHP, Vet‑ erinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) and the FVMA. The FVMA believes this initiative will have a sig‑ nificant impact on the health of patients and members' practices. This collaborative program focuses on the importance of forward booking, which simply means scheduling all patients’ next appointments before they leave your practice, regardless of the reason for their current visit. This includes medical progress exams and preventive healthcare exams. Forward booking ensures that patients receive the highest quality of care at the right time.

You have probably been hearing about and maybe even considering implementing forward booking in your practice, but are not quite sure how to get started. The READY. SET. GO! collaborative program can help you! To get started, visit the forward booking section on the Partners for Healthy Pets website http://www.partnersforhealthypets.org/forward_booking.aspx. Download the document titled, “The Key to Forward Booking Appoint‑ ments: Unlock the Potential of a Best Practice for Your Practice.” This gives you a simple, step-by-step approach on how to use the handful of tools available to you to provide your practice team with the skills necessary to be success‑ ful. Ready. Set. Forward Book!

The FVMA and PHP are very excited to provide this opportunity to you and your practice. By using these tools, you will be able to easily implement forward booking in your practice. The result? Healthier patients and a healthier practice!

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Advancing Patient Care Through Team Commitment to Forward Booking ALPINE ANIMAL HOSPITAL’S EXAMPLE IS JUST ONE OF THE

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The Roaring Fork Valley provides some of the best fly fishing in Colorado, and the town of Carbondale – with its 6,500 resi‑ dents located in the mountains 170 miles west of Denver – lies at its center. Resting in the magnificent shadow of 12,953-foot Mt. Sopris, Carbondale offers plenty of activity and enjoyment for tourists and residents alike. Carbondale also provides the home to Alpine Animal Hospi‑ tal, a thriving, AAHA-accredited mixed animal practice with five veterinarians and 12 staff members. Mary Fox, MBA, who char‑ acterizes Carbondale as “a fabulous town” and serves as Alpine’s hospital administrator, recently shared her observations about successfully implementing forward booking into the protocols and culture of the hospital. Q: How did your practice implement forward booking? A: It was a process, and it took some time because part of it was spending time with the staff to figure out practice goals and values, and how we express them in a positive way. We quickly learned that if we talked about forward booking in isolation and didn’t attach it to preventive healthcare, the staff thought it seemed pushy. Once we got staff buy-in that they were acting in the best interest of the patients, they started to feel comfortable and confident talking about forward booking. Q: What was the biggest barrier to implementation? A: First, the staff did not want to be “pushy salespeople.” Second, communication in the practice needed improvement. The front desk often did not know what the next step was in the preventive healthcare process so we improved the communication between our receptionists and our exam room team. We now use the code “RTG” in our software system, which stands for “Ready To Go.” No patient can leave without that code, and next to the code the doctor indicates the next steps in the patient’s healthcare. Q: How does forward booking tie into your patient reminder system? A: We’re right in the middle of evaluating the process of how we want to remind our clients. We have a new communication platform, which starts with an email reminder, then goes to a text, then a call. Once the appointment is confirmed, the client doesn’t receive any other messages. Because we use all mediums (email, text, phone), a lot fewer cards go out, which saves us time and money. In the beginning, the staff was very tentative about asking for client email addresses. It’s taken about a year, but now they

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say to clients, “and your email address is…” without becoming apologetic. What has also been important is for our staff to be unafraid of saying to the client what the patient needs. The best care for the pet should not be posed as a question, rather it’s “here’s what’s best for your pet.” You have to believe in providing the best care and then it’s natural to say, “let’s schedule that exam” instead of asking for permission. Q: How good is the practice at forward booking? A: 90% there! It took two years because our goal is to help our staff understand that we’re all in this together. It’s really a switch in practice culture, which will have a longer lasting effect than just dictating protocols to the staff. Q: Any other advice for practices? A: Have definite, purposeful goals that will bring your team together – Why are we here? What do we want our culture to be? Then, build it out and ask, “How do we accomplish this?” Sure enough, you circle back to where you started and the initial things that were difficult to implement, you either find they fit in or they don’t and you reject them. We are always trying to do things better.

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FOR THE 2017 FVMA ANNUAL AWARDS FVMA SERVICE AWARDS NOMINATIONS DEADLINE IS JAN. 2, 2017

R E D N REMI The deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 FVMA Annual Awards is January 2, 2017. Awards in several categories will be awarded by a committee which will be chaired by Dr. Richard M. Carpenter, Immediate Past President, in January. The FVMA Service Awards program is an important one that provides the entire membership of the Association a valuable opportunity to honor deserving colleagues who are exemplary veterinarians and team members, who unselfishly and dedicatedly serve the profession and clients.

The eight award categories for 2017 include: • Gold Star • Veterinarian of the Year • Lifetime Achievement • Distinguished Service • Citizen of the Year • CVT of the Year • Team Member of the Year • Pet Hero The full descriptions and criteria for nominating deserving individuals for the 2017 FVMA Annual Awards along with nomination forms, may be accessed on the FVMA website at www.fvma.org. Members can also call the FVMA toll free at (800) 9923862 for assistance in nominating a deserving colleague or friend for an award.

The annual awards also highlight exceptional service by veterinary team members, recognize a Citizen of the Year, and inducts a pet to the “Pet Hall of Fame” with a Pet Hero Award. The FVMA Annual Awards for 2017 will be presented to recipients during a gala award ceremony which will be held in conjunction with the 88th FVMA Annual Conference scheduled for April 6-9, 2017, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida.

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FVMA Legislative Action Days March 15-16, 2017 JOIN US!

The FVMA’s Legislative Action Days is an invaluable resource in our grassroots advocacy efforts. On March 15 and 16, 2017, members of the FVMA’s Executive Board, Legislative Committee, and members will go to Tallahassee to participate in the 2017 grassroots advocacy program on behalf of the veterinary profession. Members are encouraged to join the FVMA team for Legislative Action Days. This opportunity to see and participate in the legislative process in Florida is an exciting and valuable learning experience. The exercise has derived great dividends for the Association, as the relationships forged by the FVMA through consistent effort over years at the state and local levels proved very successful for the veterinary profession in the State of Florida in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Important legislative initiatives in favor of the practice of veterinary medicine were successful, while the FVMA was able to stall some initiatives that could have negatively impacted the profession.

WHAT IS LEGISLATIVE ACTION DAYS? The event provides members with a window to engage their Senators and House Representatives in Tallahassee during the Florida Legislative Session. Legislative Action Days is structured over two days to include a workshop for attending FVMA members during which they are briefed on Senate and House bills that are of significance to the veterinary profession. The workshop also introduces members who are new to the legislative process to the proactive advocacy strategies of the FVMA. The workshop also serves as a session to plan the Association’s strategies for the second day of Legislative Action Days when FVMA delegates go to the Capitol. The Legislative Workshop is attended by the entire group comprising the FVMA Executive Board, FVMA Legislative Committee and other Legislative Action Days attendees, and will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15. On Thursday, March 16, the group will meet at the Capitol with their respective legislators, with whom appointments would already have been made by FVMA staff. First-time delegates are paired with veteran attendees for their visits with their legislators.

WHY YOU SHOULD GET INVOLVED The FVMA’s Legislative Action Days is one of the best opportunities that members have to be involved in the work of their state association, and it is an excellent opportunity to represent the local VMA/VMS membership at the State Capitol. This yearly event is an invaluable resource in the FVMA’s grassroots advocacy program. Members’ participation helps to present a powerful voice on the issues before our leaders in Tallahassee that will impact the veterinary profession and the well-being of the animals veterinarians care for in this state.

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE Delegates will stay at the Holiday Inn & Suites Conference Center in Tallahassee. Registration to attend is required by the FVMA, as there are group events planned, and registration enables the Association to plan for all attendees. Preregistration also enables FVMA staff to secure appointments for attending delegates with their legislators, subject to the availability of the particular legislator. Attendance at Legislative Action Days is free for FVMA members.

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or 2016, Legislative Action Days was held at the end of January as the Legislative Session con‑ vened 90 days early, on January 12, 2016. The event was energetic and proved to be a great success and bolstered the FVMA’s maturity as the premier voice of veterinary medicine in the State of Florida. FVMA’s status as a political advocate for veteri‑ nary medicine, animal health and welfare is well rec‑ ognized in the State Capital, Tallahassee. The Asso‑ ciation is consulted regularly by bill sponsors and co-sponsors before bills that may be of interest to the organization or may impact the profession are advanced. A large number of FVMA members join the FVMA leadership each year during Legislative Action Days. Attendees include student members from the Uni‑ versity of Florida.

You are Invited to Join Us! Call (800) 992-FVMA

2017 Legislative Action Days Schedule of Events Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Group Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Final Review of FVMA Legislative Priorities and “Charge to Delegates” 8:30 a.m. Delegates will drive to the Capitol on their own and park at the Kleman Plaza Parking Garage one block from the Capitols The FVMA will host a group breakfast Thursday morning prior to our visit to the Capitol. Following breakfast, we will recap our legislative agenda and then head to the Capitol for our scheduled appointments.

APPOINTMENTS WITH LEGISLATORS Registration for this event is free for members, but pre-registration is required. Should you have any questions on registration, please contact the FVMA office at (800) 992-3862. To gain the most from our visit to the Capitol, FVMA staff will secure appointments for you with legislators from your respective district. These appointments are made subject to the legislators’ availabilities. Members attending Legislative Action Days for the first time will be paired with seasoned veterans to ensure you gain the most out of your Capitol visit. We encourage all members to take the opportunity and participate in this important grassroots advocacy event!

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FDA COMPLIANCE POLICY GUIDE ON THE LABELING AND MARKETING OF THERAPEUTIC DIETS The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) in 2016, that explains the criteria FDA will consider when determining whether to take enforcement action regarding dog and cat food diets intended to treat a disease. From the FDA: The CPG, “Labeling and Marketing of Dog and Cat Food Diets Intended to Diagnose, Cure, Mitigate, Treat, or Prevent Diseases,” explains to FDA staff and industry that the agency intends to exercise enforcement discretion over the labeling and marketing of these diets under certain circumstances. The CPG also sets out the factors FDA will consider when determining whether or not to initiate enforcement action if the diets are sold or marketed inappropriately. Pet food diets labeled with therapeutic claims are specially formulated to address specific diseases (for example, urinary tract disease in cats). In the past, these diets were sold through and used under the direction of licensed veterinarians. However, FDA has observed an increase in marketing of these diets directly to pet owners over the internet and in retail stores. This shift toward direct marketing, without veterinary direction or involvement, concerns FDA because these diets are formulated for specific health needs and may not be suitable for all pets. In the interest of animal safety, dog and cat food diets labeled with therapeutic claims (e.g., renal failure, diabetes) should be available only through licensed veterinarians or through retailers and internet sellers under the direction of a veterinarian. In addition, comprehensive labeling information and other manufacturer communications for these diets should be made available only through licensed veterinarians. The CPG states that in general, FDA's guidance documents do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities. Instead, they describe the agency's current thinking on various topics and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited. The use of the word “should” in agency guidance documents means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required. The CPG is issued through the FDA’s Office of Policy and Risk Management Office of Regulatory Affairs, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. It may be seen and downloaded in its entirety at: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ICECI/ComplianceManuals/CompliancePolicyGuidanceManual/UCM318761.pdf

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WITH CONF. REG. FEE: Techs $95 WET LAB ONLY FEE: Techs $125

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Matthew Johnson, DVM, MVSc, CCRP, DACVS-SA

WITH CONF. REG. FEE: Vets $425 WET LAB ONLY FEE: Vets $625

Canine Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound 9:00 am - 12:50 pm

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WITH CONF. REG. FEE: Vets $595 WET LAB ONLY FEE: Vets $795

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DVM, DACVS

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DVM, PHD, DACVIM

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DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

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TIMOTHY HACKETT

IT & DIGITAL MARKETING CONSULTANT

DVM, MBA

VMD, DACVECC

JASON ARBLE, DVM, MSC, DACVR, MRCVS ELIZABETH BAILEY, DVM KIM BISSING, BS, CPDT-KA MEGAN BRASHEAR, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC) DEBRA CANAPP, DVM, CCRT, CVA, DACVSMR J. BRAD CASE, DVM, MS, DACVS ROD FINNEGAN, Founder & CEO, Vetinsure WADE GINGERICH, DVM, DAVDC RALPH HARVEY, DVM, MS, DACVAA MATTHEW JOHNSON, DVM, MVSc, CCRP, DACVS-SA DANIELLE MAURAGIS, CVT, ASVT LAURIE MCCAULEY, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA, CVC SANDRA MERCHANT, DVM, DACVD AMY NEWFIELD, CVT, VTS (ECC) ERIN GORDON PORTER, DVM, DACVR RACHEL POULIN, RVT, VTS (SAIM) DANIELLE RIBALTA, BAS, CVT LANCE ROASA, DVM, MS, JD DENISE S. ROLLINGS, AAS, CVT, VTS - Dentistry LYNN SEIBERT, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVB ANDRE SHIH, DVM, DACVAA, DACVECC JESSICA STINE, DVM, DACVO BRENDA TASSAVA, CVPM, CVJ HEATHER WAMSLEY, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Clinical) HEIDI WARD, DVM, DACVIM

AMANDA DONNELLY

DVM, DACVIM (NEUROLOGY)

LECTURE TOPICS

CHERIE BUISSON MICHAEL CANFIELD

DVM, CERTIFIED EUTHANASIA INSTRUCTOR

 Veterinarians - 28 credit hours  Team Members - 24 credit hours


*To register at the discounted registration rate below, your 2017 FVMA dues must be current!

Phone

Preferrred Address

Clinic Name

Name

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Total Membership Dues

Email 

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Total Spouse/Guest Fee 

$

Child’s Name – Please Print Legibly

Spouse/Guest Name – Please Print Legibly   Children’s Registration $0.00 (Children's Registration does not include lunch)

lunch for Friday & Saturday and non-ticketed social events. Those who wish to attend C.E. sessions must pay full registration fees.)   Spouse/Guest Registration $75.00

(This registration allows entrance to the exhibit hall, and includes

Spouse/Guest Registration

VETERINARIAN REGISTRATION FORM

Name as It Appears on Card

Credit Card Number

(U.S. Funds drawn on U.S. Banks)

E

After March 07, 2017 Add $75 Per Registrant

Total Events Fee $

DINNER - 7:00 PM

An Evening of Dinner, Dancing, Fun & Great Prizes!

Fri., FVMA Business Luncheon $25.00   Sat., FVMA Foundation Charitable Gala $95.00   Quantity: _____ X $95

Social Events

Florida Veterinary Medical Association | 7207 Monetary Drive • Orlando, FL 32809

Signature 

Expiration Date 

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Total WL/WS Fee 

$150.00 $795.00 $495.00 $545.00 $595.00 $595.00 $795.00 $595.00 N/A $625.00 $625.00 $795.00

(Must be Pre-Registered to attend)   Sat. Spinal Tap Workshop.................................$35.00   Sat. Cytology Workshop...................................$35.00   Sat. Hematology Workshop.............................$35.00   Sun. Culture & Sensitivity (Must Pre-Register)...........Free

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$125.00 $595.00 $295.00 $345.00 $395.00 $395.00 $595.00 $395.00 $ 35.00 $425.00 $425.00 $595.00

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Total Registration Fee   $

  Thur. Rehab. & Laser Therapy   Thur. Clinical Techniq. for Emergency Medicine   Thur. Feline Dental Extractions   Thur. Canine Dental Extractions   Thurs. Ophthalmic Surgery   Thurs. Abdominal Ultrasound - Normal   Fri. Common Canine Soft Tissue Surgery   Fri. Advanced Abdominal Ultrasound   Sat. Neurological Examination   Sat. Extracapsular Suture Stabilization   Sat. Medial Patella Luxation   Sun. Canine Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Wet Labs (WL)

Total Payment (A,B,C,D,E)

B

AVMA Accredited Veterinary School Name (Proof of current enrollment required)

  FVMA 2016 Member.......................................$525.00   Member, Graduated 2015-2016......................$ 50.00   Member, Graduated 2014...............................$350.00   Member, Graduated 2013...............................$400.00   Non-Resident.................................................$525.00   (Current Member of State VMA or Military)   Non-FVMA Member.......................................$650.00   Veterinary Student............................................ $0.00

(Includes Lunch Fri & Sat and Conference Proceedings on DVD)

Registration Fee

$

VETERINARIAN REGISTRATION

 My 2017 FVMA Membership is current  I would like to join and take advantage of the discounted registration fee. I qualify for the following: Categories: (please check one)   Regular Member $255.00  Recent Graduate (within last 2 years) $141.00  State/Federal Employee $141.00  Part-Time Employed $141.00 (Employed at FVMA Member practice & work 20 hrs per week or less)   Non-Florida Resident $104.00

FVMA MEMBERSHIP

APRIL 6-9, 2017 TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER AND TAMPA MARRIOTT WATERSIDE HOTEL & MARINA TAMPA, FLORIDA

88TH FVMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE


88TH FVMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE APRIL 6-9, 2017 TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER AND TAMPA MARRIOTT WATERSIDE HOTEL & MARINA TAMPA, FLORIDA

VETERINARY TEAM REGISTRATION Clinic Name Address

Phone Email 

Name: Email:

3rd TEAM MEMBER

Name: Email:

$ 150.00 A Member Reg. Fee  CVT  CVA Non-Member Reg. Fee  CVT  CVA $ 195.00 A   Veterinary Assistant   Practice Manager   Other Admin. Staff

2nd TEAM MEMBER

Name: Email:

$ 150.00 A Member Reg. Fee  CVT  CVA Non-Member Reg. Fee  CVT  CVA $ 195.00 A   Veterinary Assistant   Practice Manager   Other Admin. Staff

1st TEAM MEMBER $ 150.00 A Member Reg. Fee  CVT  CVA Non-Member Reg. Fee  CVT  CVA $ 195.00 A   Veterinary Assistant   Practice Manager   Other Admin. Staff

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$125.00 $125.00 $125.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A

With Conf. Reg. Wet Lab Only

INCLUDES LUNCH - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Wet Labs (WL) & Workshops (WS)

  Thur. Rehab. & Laser Therapy WL $75.00   Sat. Dental Radiology Positioning and Techniques WL $95.00   Sat. Dental Nerve Blocks & Dental Prophylaxis WL $95.00   Sat. Spinal Tap WS (Must Pre-Register to Attend) $35.00   Sat. Cytology WS (Must Pre-Register to Attend) $35.00   Sat. Hematology WS (Must Pre-Register to Attend) $35.00   Sun. Culture & Sensitivity WS (Must Pre-Register to Attend) Free Total Wet Labs & Workshops Fee $

$125.00 $125.00 $125.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A

B

$

  $75.00 Spouse/Guest

Spouse/Guest Registration

C

With Conf. Reg. Wet Lab Only

INCLUDES LUNCH - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Wet Labs (WL) & Workshops (WS)

  Thur. Rehab. & Laser Therapy WL $75.00   Sat. Dental Radiology Positioning and Techniques WL $95.00   Sat. Dental Nerve Blocks & Dental Prophylaxis WL $95.00   Sat. Spinal Tap WS (Must Pre-Register to Attend) $35.00   Sat. Cytology WS (Must Pre-Register to Attend) $35.00   Sat. Hematology WS (Must Pre-Register to Attend) $35.00   Sun. Culture & Sensitivity WS (Must Pre-Register to Attend) Free Total Wet Labs & Workshops Fee $

$125.00 $125.00 $125.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A

B

$   $75.00 Spouse/Guest

Spouse/Guest Registration

C

With Conf. Reg. Wet Lab Only

INCLUDES LUNCH - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Wet Labs (WL) & Workshops (WS)   Thur. Rehab. & Laser Therapy WL $75.00   Sat. Dental Radiology Positioning and Techniques WL $95.00   Sat. Dental Nerve Blocks & Dental Prophylaxis WL $95.00   Sat. Spinal Tap WS (Must Pre-Register to Attend) $35.00   Sat. Cytology WS (Must Pre-Register to Attend) $35.00   Sat. Hematology WS (Must Pre-Register to Attend) $35.00   Sun. Culture & Sensitivity WS (Must Pre-Register to Attend) Free Total Wet Labs & Workshops Fee $

$

Name:

(This registration allows entrance to the exhibit hall, and includes lunch for Friday & Saturday and non-ticketed social events. Those who wish to attend C.E. sessions must pay full registration fees.)

Spouse/Guest Registration

Name:

(This registration allows entrance to the exhibit hall, and includes lunch for Friday & Saturday and non-ticketed social events. Those who wish to attend C.E. sessions must pay full registration fees.)

  $75.00 Spouse/Guest Name:

D

(This registration allows entrance to the exhibit hall, and includes lunch for Friday & Saturday and non-ticketed social events. Those who wish to attend C.E. sessions must pay full registration fees.)

$

After March 7, 2017 Add $25 Per Registrant

  $95.00 Quantity: ________

Sat., FVMA charitable gala/ Dinner

  $0.00 Children’s Registration

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Name:

$

  $0.00 Children’s Registration

Sat., FVMA charitable gala/ Dinner   $95.00 Quantity: ________

Name:

D

  $0.00 Children’s Registration $

Name:

Sat., FVMA charitable gala/ Dinner   $95.00 Quantity: ________

$    Visa    Mastercard   American Express Discover Expiration Date 

Total Team Member Payment (1,2,3) Method of Payment   Check/Money Order    Charge My Credit Card Below $ Credit Card Number  

Signature 

Florida Veterinary Medical Association | 7207 Monetary Drive • Orlando, FL 32809

Name as It Appears on Card

VETERINARY TEAM REGISTRATION


It’s a soft chew. Kills both fleas and ticks. It’s prescription only.

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NexGardTM (afoxolaner) is the protection you asked for, and patients will beg for. NexGard is FDA-approved to kill fleas, prevent flea infestations, and kill Black-Legged (deer) ticks, Lone Star ticks and American Dog ticks. NexGard is available only with a veterinarian’s prescription, and features anti-diversion technology monitored by Pinkerton® Consulting & Investigations.

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FVMA EXECUTIVE BOARD APPROVES 2017 ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET The FVMA Executive Board has approved the Association’s 2017 operating budget, which is a balanced budget of more than 2.86 million dollars. The budget reflects FVMA’s commitment to the sustainability of the Association’s current programs and services, to advancing strategic goals, and to broadening the delivery of its quality service to the diverse veterinary professional community of Florida. It is grounded in the FVMA’s commitment to exercising sound steward‑ ship of the fiscal resources of the FVMA membership. Membership dues will remain the same in 2017. The strength of the FVMA has enabled us to expand our grassroots advocacy efforts and has catapulted us to be‑ ing the premier voice of veterinary medicine in Florida. I encourage you to join the FVMA PAC with a financial contribution; equally important, we ask members to become engaged at the local level to support your association’s legislative and regulatory initiatives. We are looking forward with great anticipation to the launch of the FVMA re‑ gional continuing education program. This program will provide CE opportunities for veterinary team members and veterinary practices, in various areas of our state, and serve as valuable outreach to underserved areas of the state. In 2017, we will offer four regional conferences for veterinary medical care team members in Jacksonville, Destin, Fort Myers and Tallahassee. The regional meetings will also elevate FVMA’s presence in those areas and broaden our membership demographic. The FVMA has the fiscal resources, experienced leadership and a dedicated professional staff to expand and enhance our membership services and outreach. Its all-encompassing efforts continue to serve our membership well, and serve to protect and advance the veterinary profession in Florida. The 2017 budget equips the FVMA to perform efficiently in all areas of operation, and to carry out all of its important functions. Let us be inspired by the FVMA’s mission statement, “The mission of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association is to advance the veterinary medical profession, promote animal health and wellbeing, and protect public health.” If you have any questions regarding the 2017 fiscal operating budget, they may be directed to Phil Hinkle, Executive Director, or to me. Thank you for the opportunity to serve this great profession. Respectfully, Donald H. Morgan, DVM Treasurer

The 2017 budget equips the FVMA to perform efficiently in all areas of operation, and to carry out a

ADVOCACY

EDUCATION

The powerful voice of veterinary medicine in Florida.

World-class education and events supporting professional development, and active engagement with the UFCVM

PRIORITIES:

PRIORITIES:

■ Lobbying Influence ■ Political Action ■ Grassroots Relations ■ Issues Management

■ Supporting Competency ■ Mentoring and Matching ■ Leadership Development ■ Diverse Delivery Methods

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FVMA 2017 FISCAL OPERATING BUDGET INCOME Membership Dues $ 691,257 FVMA Political Committee $ 25,000 Continuing Education/Certification Programs $ 1,905,125 Publications $ 135,700 FVMA Foundation $ 2,500 Member Services Income $ 107,400

TOTAL INCOME

$ 2,866,982

EXPENSES Administrative & Financial Affairs $ 304,960 Facility Costs & Upkeep $ 89,300 Staff Compensation & Related Costs $ 1,087,597 Legislative Advocacy Legislative Services

$ 123,000

Educational Program Expenses $ 1,106,175 Communications & Public Relations Publications Expenses

$ 128,750

Inter-Professional Relations $ 26,200 Membership Services Program $ 1,000

TOTAL EXPENSES

$ 2,866,982

FISCAL OPERATING BUDGET BALANCED AT $2.86M

all of its important functions, and enables the advancement of the FVMA's 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.

MEMBER SUPPORT

STRENGTH

The support and services which benefit members.

The leadership and resources to be the authority on veterinary medicine in Florida.

PRIORITIES:

PRIORITIES:

■ Serving All Members ■ Unique FVMA Programs ■ Support from Entry to Succession

■ Efficient Governance & Structure ■ Building & Stewarding Resources ■ Opportunities to Engage Members

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PRACTICE GOT A QUESTION? THE FVMA CAN HELP.

One of the benefits of membership in the FVMA is our Helpline, (800) 992-3862, available to members daily, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Our Helpline also provides insight to the FVMA staff, of the challenges and concerns of our members. In this feature we will highlight topics from the questions we received in preceding weeks, in an effort to keep our members up-to-date on current concerns as well as regulatory and legislative changes.

QUESTION:

I am a human chiropractor that just got certified by the AVCA (American Veterinary Chiropractic Association). I am having a hard time finding Florida written law regarding legality of adjusting animals. I am under the impression that a vet referral is needed. A: Your assumption is correct that you must have a referral from a licensed veterinarian and work under his/her responsible supervision, as these are delegated tasks to unlicensed individuals, (non-veterinarian, emphasis added), which can be found in FS 474.202 (10) Definitions, appended below: "Responsible supervision" or words of similar purport mean the control, direction, and regulation by a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine of the duties involving veterinary services which she or he delegates to unlicensed personnel. For further information you can review the veterinary practice act FS 474 and FAC Rule 61G18.

QUESTION:

This is a 2 issues question. a) Can the patient/client/veterinarian relationship be established with an exam on a pet, paired with communication between the client and veterinarian over the phone, in the event a pet is being boarded only, and during that time, needs medical attention? The pet in question had not previously been seen by a vet at the boarding facility. b) T he ne x t que stion i s what if the client or the emergency contact cannot be reached? A: Generally speaking, a veterinarian working for the boarding facility can establish a legitimate VCPR in an emergency without examining the animal if he/she has authorization from the client, and is able to speak to the animal’s regular veterinarian. If the regular veterinarian confirms that the animal suffers from x or y condition, the boarding facility’s veterinarian can proceed to treat. Obviously, an examination by the facility’s vet should be attempted if possible, to diagnose or confirm, but in an emergency basis, a reasonably prudent veterinarian

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is entitled to rely on the diagnosis or instructions of the animal’s regular veterinarian for treatment. Item ‘b’ meanwhile, is one of those situations that should be addressed in the clinic’s boarding agreement. The agreement should specifically state that in the event of an emergency justifying medical treatment, the owner agrees to authorize emergency medical treatment in the best interest of the animal. The boarding agreement should state that contact with the owner at (phone number) will be tried, but in the event the facility is unable to contact the owner the standing written authorization will be used. That way, even if the vet has never met or spoken to the owner, the vet has authorization in writing.

QUESTION:

How long should controlled drugs log books be kept? And should the veterinarian retain proof of when logs are shredded? A: From F.S. 893.07 Records: In either case, the records described in this subsection shall be kept and made available for a period of at least 2 years for inspection and copying by law enforcement officers whose duty it is to enforce the laws of this state relating to controlled substances. Law enforcement officers are not required to obtain a subpoena, court order, or search warrant in order to obtain access to or copies of such records. And from F.S. 499.0121 Storage and handling of prescription drugs; recordkeeping: (b)  Inventories and records must be made available for inspection and photocopying by authorized federal, state, or local officials for a period of 2 years following disposition of the drugs or 3 years after the creation of the records, whichever period is longer. The 893 statute says you need to keep records for at least 2 years. The language in chapter 499 says 3 years after the creation of the records. FVMA advice is to default to the language in chapter 499 and keep the records


for three years after the creation of the records. This is especially true if the veterinary clinic has either a veterinary prescription drug retail establishment permit, a veterinary prescription drug wholesale distributor permit, or a limited prescription drug veterinary wholesale distributor permit. When it comes to having proof of shredding, no regulation that discusses having proof of destruction of the drug logs were found, but as a matter of risk management, it may be a good idea to have a receipt or record of some sort which documents when and how the drug logs for a certain time period were destroyed.

QUESTION:

Is there a mandatory spay/neuter law in Florida relating to before adoption? A: There is no such law. As a matter of policy, however, most Humane Societies and similar organizations require that any animal adopted out be spayed/neutered to avoid unwanted breeding. There may also be requirements from grant organizations or other sources of funds as a condition of receiving funding.

QUESTION:

QUESTION:

A dog was brought to the clinic twice by the owner who requested euthanasia on both visits because she was not able to handle the “anxiety issues.” On the first visit the veterinarian explained he could not euthanize since the animal was healthy, and offered alternatives and prescribed anti-anxiety medications. One the second visit, after euthanasia was once more requested, he offered that the owner surrender for adoption. The client surrendered the animal and he was adopted by a new family. About a week later, the owner’s daughter asked that the animal be returned so she could adopt him which was not possible as the new owners wanted to keep the pet. The original owner is now requesting copies of all his records, a copy of the surrender letter, copies of lab work etc. Is the clinic required to provide this since she surrendered the dog and gave up all rights? A: Although the client surrendered the dog and gave up all rights, the client is still a client of record and therefore entitled to copies of the records, and particularly those records showing the treatment the client paid for. However, she is not entitled to subsequent records of treatment the new owner may provide.

As the responsible veterinarian of my clinic, can I be held accountable for actions performed by associates I employ? A: The standard answer to the question "Can I be sued for that?" is "$450 and a piece of paper and you can be sued for anything." With regard to the question, the clinic may have some liability under the theory that they negligently hired an incompetent veterinarian.

END NOTE: The ultimate responsibility in the

practice of veterinary medicine lies with the licensed veterinarian. Professional discretion must always be exercised.

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CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Description: NEXGARD™ (afoxolaner) is available in four sizes of beef-flavored, soft chewables for oral administration to dogs and puppies according to their weight. Each chewable is formulated to provide a minimum afoxolaner dosage of 1.14 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg). Afoxolaner has the chemical composition 1-Naphthalenecarboxamide, 4-[5[3-chloro-5-(trifluoromethyl)-phenyl]-4, 5-dihydro-5-(trifluoromethyl)-3-isoxazolyl]-N[2-oxo-2-[(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)amino]ethyl. Indications: NEXGARD kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), and the treatment and control of Black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis), American Dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), and Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum) infestations in dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older, weighing 4 pounds of body weight or greater, for one month. Dosage and Administration: NEXGARD is given orally once a month, at the minimum dosage of 1.14 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg). Dosing Schedule: Body Weight 4.0 to 10.0 lbs. 10.1 to 24.0 lbs. 24.1 to 60.0 lbs. 60.1 to 121.0 lbs. Over 121.0 lbs.

Afoxolaner Per Chewable (mg)

Treatment Group Afoxolaner

Chewables Administered

11.3 One 28.3 One 68 One 136 One Administer the appropriate combination of chewables

NEXGARD can be administered with or without food. Care should be taken that the dog consumes the complete dose, and treated animals should be observed for a few minutes to ensure that part of the dose is not lost or refused. If it is suspected that any of the dose has been lost or if vomiting occurs within two hours of administration, redose with another full dose. If a dose is missed, administer NEXGARD and resume a monthly dosing schedule. Flea Treatment and Prevention: Treatment with NEXGARD may begin at any time of the year. In areas where fleas are common year-round, monthly treatment with NEXGARD should continue the entire year without interruption. To minimize the likelihood of flea reinfestation, it is important to treat all animals within a household with an approved flea control product. Tick Treatment and Control: Treatment with NEXGARD may begin at any time of the year (see Effectiveness). Contraindications: There are no known contraindications for the use of NEXGARD. Warnings: Not for use in humans. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, contact a physician immediately.

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Precautions: The safe use of NEXGARD in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures (see Adverse Reactions). Adverse Reactions: In a well-controlled US field study, which included a total of 333 households and 615 treated dogs (415 administered afoxolaner; 200 administered active control), no serious adverse reactions were observed with NEXGARD. Over the 90-day study period, all observations of potential adverse reactions were recorded. The most frequent reactions reported at an incidence of > 1% within any of the three months of observations are presented in the following table. The most frequently reported adverse reaction was vomiting. The occurrence of vomiting was generally self-limiting and of short duration and tended to decrease with subsequent doses in both groups. Five treated dogs experienced anorexia during the study, and two of those dogs experienced anorexia with the first dose but not subsequent doses. Table 1: Dogs With Adverse Reactions.

Oral active control

N1

% (n=415)

N2

% (n=200)

Vomiting (with and without blood)

17

4.1

25

12.5

Dry/Flaky Skin

13

3.1

2

1.0

Diarrhea (with and without blood)

13

3.1

7

3.5

Lethargy

7

1.7

4

2.0

Anorexia

5

1.2

9

4.5

Number of dogs in the afoxolaner treatment group with the identified abnormality. 2 Number of dogs in the control group with the identified abnormality. In the US field study, one dog with a history of seizures experienced a seizure on the same day after receiving the first dose and on the same day after receiving the second dose of NEXGARD. This dog experienced a third seizure one week after receiving the third dose. The dog remained enrolled and completed the study. Another dog with a history of seizures had a seizure 19 days after the third dose of NEXGARD. The dog remained enrolled and completed the study. A third dog with a history of seizures received NEXGARD and experienced no seizures throughout the study. To report suspected adverse events, for technical assistance or to obtain a copy of the MSDS, contact Merial at 1-888-637-4251 or www.merial.com/ nexgard. For additional information about adverse drug experience reporting for animal drugs, contact FDA at 1-888-FDA-VETS or online at http://www.fda.gov/ AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth. Mode of Action: Afoxolaner is a member of the isoxazoline family, shown to bind at a binding site to inhibit insect and acarine ligand-gated chloride channels, in particular those gated by the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), thereby blocking pre- and post-synaptic transfer of chloride ions across cell membranes. Prolonged afoxolaner-induced hyperexcitation results in uncontrolled activity of the central nervous system and death of insects and acarines. The selective toxicity of afoxolaner between insects and acarines and mammals may be inferred by the differential sensitivity of the insects and acarines’ GABA receptors versus mammalian GABA receptors. 1

Effectiveness: In a well-controlled laboratory study, NEXGARD began to kill fleas four hours after initial administration and demonstrated >99% effectiveness at eight hours. In a separate well-controlled laboratory study, NEXGARD demonstrated 100% effectiveness against adult fleas 24 hours post-infestation for 35 days, and was ≥ 93% effective at 12 hours post-infestation through Day 21, and on Day 35. On Day 28, NEXGARD was 81.1% effective 12 hours post-infestation. Dogs in both the treated and control groups that were infested with fleas on Day -1 generated flea eggs at 12- and 24-hours post-treatment (0-11 eggs and 1-17 eggs in the NEXGARD treated dogs, and 4-90 eggs and 0-118 eggs in the control dogs, at 12- and 24hours, respectively). At subsequent evaluations post-infestation, fleas from dogs in the treated group were essentially unable to produce any eggs (0-1 eggs) while fleas from dogs in the control group continued to produce eggs (1-141 eggs). In a 90-day US field study conducted in households with existing flea infestations of varying severity, the effectiveness of NEXGARD against fleas on the Day 30, 60 and 90 visits compared with baseline was 98.0%, 99.7%, and 99.9%, respectively. Collectively, the data from the three studies (two laboratory and one field) demonstrate that NEXGARD kills fleas before they can lay eggs, thus preventing subsequent flea infestations after the start of treatment of existing flea infestations. In well-controlled laboratory studies, NEXGARD demonstrated >94% effectiveness against Dermacentor variabilis and Ixodes scapularis, 48 hours post-infestation, and against Amblyomma americanum 72 hours post-infestation, for 30 days. Animal Safety: In a margin of safety study, NEXGARD was administered orally to 8- to 9-week-old Beagle puppies at 1, 3, and 5 times the maximum exposure dose (6.3 mg/kg) for three treatments every 28 days, followed by three treatments every 14 days, for a total of six treatments. Dogs in the control group were sham-dosed. There were no clinically-relevant effects related to treatment on physical examination, body weight, food consumption, clinical pathology (hematology, clinical chemistries, or coagulation tests), gross pathology, histopathology or organ weights. Vomiting occurred throughout the study, with a similar incidence in the treated and control groups, including one dog in the 5x group that vomited four hours after treatment. In a well-controlled field study, NEXGARD was used concomitantly with other medications, such as vaccines, anthelmintics, antibiotics (including topicals), steroids, NSAIDS, anesthetics, and antihistamines. No adverse reactions were observed from the concomitant use of NEXGARD with other medications. Storage Information: Store at or below 30°C (86°F) with excursions permitted up to 40°C (104°F). How Supplied: NEXGARD is available in four sizes of beef-flavored soft chewables: 11.3, 28.3, 68 or 136 mg afoxolaner. Each chewable size is available in color-coded packages of 1, 3 or 6 beef-flavored chewables. NADA 141-406, Approved by FDA Marketed by: Frontline Vet Labs™, a Division of Merial Limited. Duluth, GA 30096-4640 USA Made in Brazil. 1050-4493-02 Rev. 4/2014

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NEW! Pinellas Seller eager to retire! Well-established, solo dr, VETCounty. TECHNICIANS & STAFF growth potential. 4.5-day work week. RE included. (FL63P) BUSY 5 DOCTOR PRACTICE IN NAPLES seeking energetic, hardworking team-players to Reduced! fill open technician, assistant and receptionist Orange County. Price 2 doctor, small animal practice. $1.3M+ gross in 2015. Minimum No Emergencies. $335K+ personal income. RE included. (FL17O) positions. 2 years’ experience for techs, strong skills a must. E-mail cover-letter and resume to megan@angelanimal.vet” Jacksonville. Solo doctor pr actice, well equipped leased facility on (6/16:ID #2888) Monument Road. 4.5 day work week. Personal income of $168K. (FL42J) NEEDED FT CLIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE-TAMPA AREA: Sarasota County. 4000+SF facility on approximately 1 acre cor ner lot near Westchase and Emergency seeking a Full-Time up and Veterinary coming newCenter neighborhood. 2 doctor,issmall animal practice.Client $1.1M+ Service Representative. In this is expected to provide exceptional gross. No Emergencies. RE position, included. one (FL22E) client service while maintaining a smooth and efficient flow of clients and Orange Park the Bedroom ! Solo adoctor, small patients through animalCommunity. hospital. InMotivated addition, seller it requires practical animal practice locatedprocedures on Highway 17. Personal to new owner knowledge of the clinic’s and policies. The income CSR is expected to projected at $178K. (FL12G) perform the office duties related to patient care and treatment and to assist the staff andFlorida. doctorsCongrats as needed. Experience Avimark preferred and of Central to Dr s. Greg & with Donna Shamrock on the sale Shamrock Veterinarians to Dr. Fox. (FL13M) computer skills required as weRaquel are a paper-lite practice. Send resume to:

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PRACTICE FOR SALE - MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Profitable and ready for more growth. 1000 sf small animal clinic North Miami FL, Good location, well maintained leasehold facility on busy highway with reasonable rent high net. Call at (786) 683-9027 (6/16; ID #28335) ZEPHYRHILLS FL, WELL ESTABLISHED SMALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL, & REAL ESTATE FOR SALE at appraisal values. Seller financing with very little down. Frank 407-529-5651. (5&6/16; ID #28095) FOR SALE: 24/7 Emergency and Continuous care animal hospital located in Pembroke Pines about 10 miles from downtown Ft Lauderdale. Opened in the mid 1970’s, it is the first EC only facility featured in Veterinary Economics magazine for hospital design and the second accepted by AAHA as an Accredited Hospital. Presently we have no specialists but the hospital would do well with a specialist of any diplomacy. The real estate may be rented or purchased. Photo’s on request. Ron Ridge (Elsiecay@aol.com) 954-962-0300 (5&6/16; ID #3554)

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2 BANKS SHOR-LINE CAGES (KCMO) 3 TOP 2 BOTTOM STAINLESS STEEL – looks great cleans easily $1,400 per unit, American Standard Scrub Sink – Perfect Condition $350 Porcelain, Stainless Steel Dental Sink (46 x 24 x5) Excellent Condition $425, Surgery Table – continuum flat top table hydraulic – excellent condition $750 OBO, Surgical Commercial Open Base Work Tables (2) Excellent Condition $160 each, IV Stand $20, Suburban Surgical Scale (45 x 21 x 4) Stainless Steel cleans easily – reader attached by 3 foot arm, no bending $150, Engler-Son-Mate Scaler Polisher $900 OBO, Lots of miscellaneous items (Stethoscopes, I.V. Pumps, Exam Tables. All prices Negotiable Call Dr. James Steffes – (727) 376-4646 (6/16; ID #4131)

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