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President's Column

Dear Fellow Colleagues,

It is our final lecture of the 2018-2019 season. It has been a great year.

It has been a pleasure serving you as first a Director, Vice President and finally, as your President. This group provides great opportunities from great continuing education by our Nation’s leading experts, excellent sponsors and exhibits, and great opportunity to network and interact with our colleagues.

We’ve made a few changes this season and they seem to be going well! We hope to continue to improve our experience and always welcome suggestions and questions at any time.

Please remember to thank our sponsors and exhibitors at our June session. Thanks to their efforts and contributions, our fees are greatly reduced.

Our final session should be a great one, Clinical Pharmacology, Dawn Boothe, DVM, MS, PhD.

A special thanks to Larry Koffer and Midge for all their help in making these CE opportunities possible.

Remember to renew your membership early in July/August. As Larry mentioned at the May business meeting, we are trying to go more Green and will continue to email lecture notes and hopefully the power point slides for each session. If you wish to pay for printed notes your fee will be $40 higher for the year. 42 credits per year is amazing for such a low fee!

Remember to tell your new associates, recent grads, and technicians that there are also individual session fees and even discounted rates for new and recent graduates. We welcome all! We end the season with 275 members and we hope we soon reach 300+.

Thanks for a great year and I hope that everyone has a fantastic summer season. We will see you back here in September, 2019.


Your outgoing President
Erica Tramuta-Drobnis, VMD



Clinical Pharmacology
June 12, 2019

Dawn Boothe, DVM, MS, PhD
Auburn University

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Cannabinoids
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Drug Interactions

Program Co-Chairs: Ted Robinson and Paula Colletti

Directions to Seminar Venue

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Bagels/Danish Coffee/Tea

Barbecue on the Back Patio (weather permitting)

  • Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers
  • Vegetarian baked beans
  • Cucumber salad, potato salads
  • Chips
  • Soft drinks
  • Watermelon for dessert in the exhibit hall

Items of Note

New Fee Schedule
As part of our efforts to avoid wasting paper, we are offering our members the option of saving a little on their membership fees by either printing their own notes or following along digitally. We will still continue to provide all members the notes digitally by email and from our website. The new fee schedule is as follows:

  • Recent Graduates (after 1/1/2014) $ 150 without printed notes / $190 with printed notes
  • Early Registration (before 8/23/19): $399 without printed notes / $439 with printed notes
  • Standard Registration (after 8/23/19) $439 without printed notes / $479 with printed notes
  • Technicians: Early Registration: $140 / $175; Standard Registration: $165 / $190

NOTE: Dr. Chris Byers, the presenter for our April 10 Emergency Medicine / Critical Care seminar, provided his presentation slides and videos for our membership. The slides and a link to his videos are now on our website in his notes section.

Seminar Start / End Time Survey
A majority of our members completed the survey regarding the start/end time of our seminars. Seventy percent of the responses indicated a desire to keep the schedule the same instead of starting 30/60 minutes earlier and ending 30/60 minutes earlier. We will continue to start our seminars at around 9:00 am and conclude between 3:30 -3:45 pm.

Remember: Delaware Valley Academy seminars are open to technicians.
The fee for technicians affiliated with members is $30 per seminar. No preregistration is necessary. The fee for technicians not affiliated with members is $40 and technician students enrolled in accredited vet technology programs can attend for free.

Afternoon Sign-in Sheets
Just as we did at the April and May seminars, the afternoon sign-in sheets will be in the exhibit hall at approximately 2:00pm. We will spread out the sign-in sheets so enter the exhibition hall and look for your specific sign-in sheet.

Continuing Education Statements & Membership Renewal
• Statements will be emailed by Saturday, June 15 for credits earned through the DV Academy since September 1, 2018.
• Please try and renew your 2019-2020 membership early to take advantage of the early registration discount of $40.

Sponsor Exhibitions: $200 Amazon Gift Card Raffles!
At our April, May and June seminars, there will be sponsors exhibits. At each exhibition, we will give away one $200 Amazon and one $100 Amazon gift card to those members who visit at least half the sponsors in the hall. Pick up a sponsor bingo card on the registration table and when you visit a sponsor, have them mark off their square.

Deposit your card into the raffle barrel after visiting at least half the sponsors and you will be eligible to win an Amazon gift card. The winners of the $200 and $100 gift cards at our May seminar were Drs. Dawn Irwin and Gerald Latterner, respectively. Please visit all of the sponsors; their exhibit fees help reduce membership fees by over $80 per member.


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