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 February 20, 2014

Happy “Love Your Pet Day”! What better day to officially announce that registration is now open for the 2014 Mutt Strut & Pet Expo?

Last year YOU raised over $70K in pledges, which made a life-saving difference for more than 2,800 homeless animals. This year we know these animals can depend on you to make an even bigger difference!

Mutt Strut spokesdog LucyWe strut for rescues like Lucky Lucy Valentine, our Mutt Strut spokes-pup. Lucy was the leader and protector of a group of dogs wandering homeless in our community during the winter polar vortex.

This heroic pup took great care of her friends. Lucy is lucky to have friends like YOU! Every pledge you make or raise ensures that every "Lucy" is given a second chance.

Can you help reach our goal of $75,000? It's so simple and so much fun.

By registering for Mutt Strut, you'll get access to easy web-based tools to help you reach your fundraising goals and inspire your friends and family to get involved. Register today at our Mutt Strut website.

In 2014, we promise even more cool activities, games, and entertainment for you and your favorite canine companion. It's sure to be the most marvelous Strut yet!

We can't wait to see you on May 10!

Go Strutters,

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Elaine Greene, Executive Director
Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter

We congratulate DFPC's Cindy Sorrell to her new title!!!! We are so proud of her accomplishment!!

 VHMA Welcomes Its Newest CVPM Member

ALACHUA, FL -- Cindy Sorrell recently earned the distinction of Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) by successfully passing the certification exam offered by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) onOctober 27, 2012 in Dearborn, Michigan.

VHMA's certification program measures the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully manage the ever-changing business environment of today's veterinary practices and requires a continued commitment to further improvement through continuing education.  This designation is VHMA's highest professional distinction.

The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, Inc.  (VHMA), is an international professional association, created in 1981, to support individuals in veterinary practice management.  Our guiding principles include the pursuit of excellence in practice management, opening channels of communication and networking among practices. 

Over 1,600 hospital managers, veterinarians, technicians and consultants belong to the VHMA.  Our membership is international consisting of 10% Canadian citizens and 90% US citizens.

Members of the VHMA benefit from conferences and meetings exclusively devoted to management; newsletters on current management topics, written by managers for managers; benchmark surveys; an online Career Center; a Mentor Program; a complimentary subscription to Veterinary Economics magazine, and most importantly, networking opportunities at meetings and through our List Servs and Practice Issues Forum.

For more information about the CVPM program, contact VHMA Executive Director Christine Shupe, CAE, (877) 599-2707/(518) 433-8911 or visit the VHMA Web site at"

Congrats Cindy!!

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