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President's Message


I hope your summer has been fun and festive with many new memories made surrounded by friends and family.  Thankfully we’ve continued to get much needed and appreciated rain despite our typical summer Texas weather.  Many of us are getting geared up for the coming school year and others for the upcoming fall CE opportunities.  Regardless, after a busy summer, the fall schedule is starting to fill up too.  With that said, please don’t forget to add our Family Fall Fest and Shotgun Shoot to your calendar, October 15.  The Thayer family has graciously provided the venue again this year.  We look forward to this event every year and the opportunity to enjoy each others company outside the hospital setting.

Our August meeting covers a topic we all would rather not think about but a daily reality for anyone in practice - Professional Liability Insurance.  Dr. Linda Ellis will be presenting common  questions related to malpractice allegations and practice situations. As a staff veterinarian for AVMA PLIT, she reviews professional liability claims, assists in the defense by identifying experts and appraisers, and she advises the insurance broker and underwriters about new developments in veterinary medicine.  Please join us on August 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm to learn more and have your liability questions answered directly from Dr. Ellis.

In September, Brian Cichocki, DVM, DACVO from Texas Veterinary Ophthalmology will be discussing glaucoma, a common presenting complaint for many of our veterinary patients.  His insight on immediate treatment and long term prognosis will increase your “toolbox” by guiding you in medication selection and discussions regarding the diagnosis with your clients.

In other news, Dr. Sarah Bisgard is happy to announce the arrival of Mena Bisgard Chaudhari on July 7.  She and mom are doing well in their new home in Ohio.  Our congratulations to the entire Bisgard/Chaudhari family on their newest addition.  Additionally, Mrs. Thayer (Dr. Thayer’s wife and Mandy’s mom) is recovering from an extended hospital stay.  Our wishes for a quick and full recovery.

I hope to see you all on the 17th!

Tonya Stephens, DVM MS PhD