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President's Column


2018-9 Season:
As we bid farewell to summer, and a strange summer weather-wise at that, I look forward to the upcoming topics: Ophthalmology, Zoonoses, and Dermatology finish out the 2018 year and they should be very informative. I am looking forward to the Zoonoses lecture personally as for my MPH I am currently taking both a Public Health Nutrition course and Foodborne Illnesses course. We all know how much of a role zoonotic diseases play in human health and nutrition concerns.

I wanted to take this time to send my regards and sympathies at the loss of our Merial / BI representative Robert "Bob" Spinosi, who passed away recently. He was my rep when I worked regularly at Old Marple Animal Hospital and I had gotten to know him a bit over the past 12 years. He will be sorely missed as a fixture out our meetings. Further information can be found here if you are interested.

Friendly Reminder:
Donít forget about the Sponsor Exhibitions: $200 Amazon Gift Card Raffles! And remember to visit the sponsors for more than just the raffle as their presence helps to reduce membership fees and they can provide new and helpful information to us all.

Please Enjoy: the 2018-9 season!
Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Erica Tramuta-Drobnis, VMD


October 17, 2018

Jane Sykes, DVM, DACVIM
University of California Davis

  • Ophthalmic Leptospirosis
  • Update on Zoonotic Vector-Borne and Blood Borne Diseases
  • Addressing the Antibiotic Resistance Problem

Program Co-Chairs: Ted Robinson and Paula Colletti

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Bagels/Danish Coffee/Tea in the morning

Lunch: Soup (vegetarian and non-vegetarian offerings), Sandwiches / Wraps, Chips and Home Baked Cookies


Items of Note

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.

Sponsor Exhibitions: $200 Amazon Gift Card Raffles!
At our September, October and November seminars, there will be sponsor exhibits.  At each exhibition, we will giving away $200 Amazon gift cards 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 a $200 Amazon gift card.

Please visit all of the sponsors as their exhibit fees help reduce membership fees by over $80 per member. 

November 7, 2018 Dermatology Seminar
Robert Kennis, DVM, MS, DACVD, Auburn University, will be presenting on dermatology at our next seminar on Wednesday, November 7.


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