Getting A Global Groove on for 2019

There’s no better way to launch the 2019 than with a bouquet of gratitude to the Germinder20 #PowerofPinkHonoree Susan Little, DVM, DACVB. She spreads best practices in feline medicine far and wide. Sure she’ll be at VMX next week and Western Veterinary Conference soon after, both global meetings located in the U.S., but it’s the jetting off to far-a-way places to educate that Dr. Little is known for – 40 total in 2018. In fact, she’ll be at the International Society of Feline Medicine Symposium April 3, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

She’s also known for her digital presence via twitter @catvetsusan and Instagram @catvetsusan – and her sunny attitude – and her leadership in veterinary medicine as a former president of the Winn Feline Foundation – and as a past president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and…..well, you can read the story here.  Congratulations again Dr. Little on this honor.

Her Honoree donation went to the fabulous Winn Feline Foundation at the end of 2018. I was sad to hear the wonderful Vicki Thayer, DVM, another favorite feline expert, was retiring from Winn as Executive Director, and always wish her the very best. Winn is now in the capable hands of another veterinary favorite Julie Legred, CVT as she takes over as Executive Director.  Congratulations on your retirement Dr. Thayer and congratulations to Julie!

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London Vet Show 2018

Speaking of that “global groove,” I did some travel myself near the end of 2018 – a three city tour of Paris, London and Prague for some prelude research for stories, some for the Goodnewforpets community and more global speaking and travel in 2019.  I visited Paris before the turmoil that has plagued the center city and hope those issues are resolved before a planned trip about pets in Paris later this year. There are still stories to be told about all there was to see and discuss about the practice of veterinary medicine in the UK and planned meetings with Londoners coming to New York City. And Prague, beautiful Prague. Again, much planned to explore this personal favorite, a solid veterinary community and a decidedly pet loving country. I don’t know that I’ll match Dr. Little’s amazing travel schedule, but I’ve got a few more countries on the list.

So goodnewsforpets community, what’s your global groove for this year?

I look forward to finding out from many of you at VMX next week!

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