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September 2018 Newsletter
Events to 
Benefit PEF
PEF at Erie County SPCA's Paws in the Park
September 22
8:30 am-2:00 pm

Beaver Island
State Park
2136 W.Oakfield Road
Grand Island, NY

Come join PEF at Erie County SPCA's Paws in the Park, their longest-running fundraiser that is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The event invites people to come with (or without) their dog for a scenic two-mile walk at Beaver Island State Park.
Click here for more information.
PEF at NFVS Mini Vet School 2018
October 2
October 9
October 16
October 23
October 30
7:00-9:00 pm

Medaille College
18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY

The Mini-Vet School is presented by the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and hosted by Medaille College in Buffalo, NY.

NFVS and Medaille's Mini-Veterinary program is where people and science come together. You will learn about the causes and treatments of the conditions that affect your pets, as well as some of the latest advances in veterinary medicine.

The Mini-Veterinary School is a five-week series of lectures by the most accomplished and dynamic veterinarians in the area. Each lecture will be a "course" in a subject covered in veterinary school.
Click here for more information.
PEF at Lancaster Unleashed
Woof & Treat

October 13
11:00 am-1:00 pm

5 West Main Street
Lancaster, NY

Trick or treat with your furry friends in the business district of the Village of Lancaster. There will be costume contests for best costume and owner/dog look-alike. 
Click here for more information and to register.
Other Local Pet-Related Events
Rock-A-Bully Fundrasier
Proceeds benefit 

September 22
6:00-11:00 pm

Club Marcella
439 Pearl Street
Buffalo, NY

Come and experience Buffalo's Pittie Party of the Year! Rock A Bully is Fix A Bull's annual fundraiser to help local dogs get "fixed". All proceeds from this event will be used to spay/neuter many more pit bulls/pit mixes/bully breeds. Over 350 dogs fixed and counting! 
Click here for more information and to buy pre-sale tickets.
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Mini-Vet School 2018
Another year of Mini-Vet School is right around the corner!  Come join PEF every Tuesday in October at Medaille College for this annual program where people and science come together!

The poster below gives information on seminar topics and registration information.

Supporting PEF All Year Long!
Want to support PEF all year long?  Consider participating in one of the below programs!
Amazon Smile:
Sign up with Amazon Smile and they will give 0.5% to PEF for qualified purchases. Purchasers need to go to first and enter Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society Pet Emergency Fund Inc. as your charity of choice.  Amazon will then remember your charity selection for future purchases.

New York State employees can contribute to PEF through weekly payroll deductions as part of the SEFA NYS.  An employer's payroll office can provide additional information. 

Employees of companies who participate in the United Way's campaign challenge may direct their contributions to PEF.  Simply complete the optional "Where Do You Want Your Gift to Go?" section on the back page of the campaign card.

PEF Board Member Spotlight

Learn More About the Folks Behind the Scenes!

Michelle Horton, DVM
Board Member

Dr. Michelle Horton was born and grew up in western New York. She graduated from Cansius College with a degree in Biology in 2009, and obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Guelph (Ontario) in 2013.
After graduation, Dr. Horton worked at Blue Cross for two years, then moved to Toronto for one year to practice and experience big city life. She returned to Blue Cross and is now its Medical Director.  Outside of work, she enjoys traveling the world, trying new restaurants and cuisines, and exploring the great outdoors with her Border Collie mix, Lenny.
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