MVMA has a brand new monthly webinar opportunity that you don’t want to miss. Looking for a way to get cutting edge CE on your own time? The MVMA can help!

Viewing choices are now available. The choice is yours, and you may mix and match to fit your schedule.

You will not want to miss this new Lunch and Learn webinar series. For more information on speakers, schedules, session information, and pricing, please click the links below. 



Stacy Pursell, CPC, CERS
President/Executive Search Consultant | The VET Recruiter®

Stacy Pursell, CPC, CERS, is an internationally respected Executive Recruiter and Search Consultant, based in the United States and ranked in the top 1% of search consultants worldwide. Stacy builds world class Animal Health, Veterinary and Pet Industry organizations. She is a Talent Scout and Workplace/Workforce expert in the Animal Health Industry, Pet Industry and Veterinary Profession and specializes in direct hire and contract placements in the Animal Health, Animal Nutrition, Animal Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary and Pet Specialty Industries. Stacy helps companies of all sizes throughout the United States, Canada and abroad locate, recruit and hire the best talent for their specific needs. Stacy has assisted many of the major Animal Health Companies in recruiting C-Level executives, senior level management personnel, mid-level management and individual contributors. In addition, Stacy has helped start-up Animal Health Companies and Veterinary Businesses build their entire teams. She has assisted numerous veterinary hospitals; both corporate and privately owned, across the United States in finding executive leadership, associate veterinarians, medical directors, chief of staff and boarded veterinary specialists. With 23 years of executive search and recruiting experience, Stacy has one of the highest success rates in the recruiting industry and has filled more positions in the Animal Health Industry and Veterinary Profession in the United States than any other recruiter. She was also the first recruiter in the United States to specialize in the Animal Health Industry, Pet Industry and Veterinary Profession as a search practice specialty. In fact, Stacy developed the Animal Health and Veterinary Recruiting niche as a recruiting specialty. Stacy has been called a trend spotter and trailblazer, especially in the Animal Health and Veterinary Industry. She is an entrepreneur. To view the complete bio, click here

Lunch & Learn Session:

  • David vs. Goliath: How to Outhustle and Out-hire the Competition | Thursday, May 20, 2021

    Steve Bolin, DVM, MS, PHD

    Section Chief, Immunodiagnostics & Parasitology Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation | MSU VDL

    Dr. Bolin graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 1974. His residency, 1977-1979, Master of Science degree, 1979, and PhD, 1982, degrees were all completed at Purdue University. Dr. Bolin is primarily interested in Infectious Disease Pathogenesis and Infectious Disease Mitigation and is currently investigating Hemoplasma Infections of Cattle, Survival of Mycobacterium bovis in fermented forages, and Viral diseases of bees. Dr. Bolin serves as Section Chief of Immunodiagnostics/Parasitology at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Michigan State University and on various Committees for the American Association of Laboratory Diagnosticians.

    Lunch & Learn Session:

    • Common and Emerging Zoonotic Diseases: Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic, and Viral Threats | Wednesday, June 23, 2021

        Roger Maes, DVM, MS, PHD

        Section Chief, Virology Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation MSU VDL

        Dr. Maes graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from State University of Ghent in Belgium in 1971. He obtained his Master of Science degree in 1977 and PhD in 1979, both from Purdue University. Dr. Maes is primarily interested in Interaction of herpesviruses with their natural hosts, using feline herpesvirus -1 (FHV-1) as a model, Virulence and immune-evasion determinants of FHV-1, Innate and adaptive immune responses to FHV-1, Feline respiratory cell cultures to study FHV-1 molecular pathogenesis, and Canine Circovirus. He is currently investigating Identification of FHV-1 Genes and their Effect on Host Modulation for the Development of Novel Modified Live Vaccines, Feline respiratory epithelial cells to study immune modulation mediated by FHV-1, and Canine circovirus pathogenesis. Dr. Maes serves as Co-Founder, Past-Chair and Current Member of the AAVLD Virology Committee, Co-Founder, Past-Chair and Current member of the AAVLD Technology Committee, Section Head Virology, MSU-VDL, Member VDL Advisory Committee, Chair, PDI Faculty Advisory Committee, Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee CVM, and Member Committee on Graduate Studies and Research, CVM.

        Lunch & Learn Session:

        • Common and Emerging Zoonotic Diseases: Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic, and Viral Threats | Wednesday, June 23, 2021

              Rinosh Mani, BVSC, MS, PHD, DACVM

              Section Chief, Bacteriology Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory MSU VDL

              Dr. Mani graduated with his BVSc from Kerala Agricultural University (India). He obtained his Master of Science degree and PhD from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Mani obtained his Diplomate from the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. Dr. Mani is primarily interested in Veterinary diagnostic test development and Vector-borne diseases.

              Lunch & Learn Session:

              • Common and Emerging Zoonotic Diseases: Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic, and Viral Threats | Wednesday, June 23, 2021

                Melanie Goble, DVM
                CFO | Not One More Vet, Inc. (NOMV)

                Melanie Goble, DVM graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 after completing a BS in Psychology at Northland College, Ashland, WI in 2001. After working in private practices as an associate for 9.5 years in Maine and Wisconsin, she started her own business, Renewed Strength Veterinary Services, to allow veterinarians the time off to take care of themselves in mind, body, and soul. Currently based out of Wisconsin, Melanie is also licensed in Alaska, and is willing to obtain licensure in other locations. Her professional passions include behavior, preventative care, mentorship, and mental health and wellness in both people and animals. Along with being a NOMV founding board member, Melanie is the CFO, Director of Fundraising, and Director of Membership. Melanie has also provided lectures for NOMV at veterinary schools and conferences in the USA and around the world.

                Lunch & Learn Session:

                • Wellness and Compassion Fatigue | Wednesday, July 14, 2021

                  Michael Petty, DVM
                  Author & Owner | Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital

                  Dr. Michael Petty, DVM, is the author of Dr. Petty's Pain Relief for Dogs: The Complete Medical and Integrative Guide to Treating Pain (Countryman Press, February 2016). He is a veterinarian and certified veterinary pain management expert and acupuncturist. As the owner of the Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital and the Animal Pain Center in Canton, Michigan, he has devoted his professional life to the care and wellbeing of animals.

                  Dr. Petty is the past president of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and the co-author of the AAHA/AAFP 2015 Pain Guidelines. A frequent speaker and consultant, he has published articles in veterinary journals and serves in an advisory capacity to several pharmaceutical companies on topics of pain management. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on pain management and rehabilitation topics. To view the complete bio, click here

                  Lunch & Learn Session:

                  • Incorporating Holistic Medicine in Everyday Practice | Thursday, August 12, 2021

                          Eric Garcia
                          IT Expert and Digital Marketer | Simply Done Tech Solutions

                          Eric started his career by working hands-on at a veterinary practice for the better part of a decade. What he learned there would go on to impact his approach toward marketing veterinary practices for the rest of my life. Now, he helps veterinary practices around the world understand digital marketing isn’t simply just a job. This is what I do day in and day out and it’s what I absolutely love. Whether it’s speaking internationally in the Philippines, across Europe or at North American conferences like NAVC, Eric helps veterinary practices adapt and thrive in a digital world that’s changing faster than ever. Whether it’s his next speaking engagement or an on-site consult, there’s nothing that excites him more than helping veterinary practices implement proven techniques to enhance their marketing efforts and thrive like never before. His early work with one of the first veterinary exclusive web-companies helped him develop an innate understanding of the vast digital landscape and how crucial it is for veterinary practices, not just to secure new clients, but to maintain old ones as well. It’s truly a love and a passion to education practices with all levels of understanding; whether an early adapter of the latest technology or one with absolutely no digital infrastructure. Eric explores the nuances of veterinary practices and enabling them with the tools they need to succeed. Many veterinary professionals have emailed him success stories or send have sent him Facebook message to show him how they implemented one of his techniques or made one of their own. Working with hundreds of veterinary practices around the globe allows has allowed him to understand which proven techniques can most easily adapt across all veterinary practices. To view the complete bio, click here

                          Lunch & Learn Session:

                          • COVID Relief | Thursday, September 2, 2021

                          Martha Cline, DVM, DIPLOMATE ACVN
                          Clinical Nutrition Veterinarian | Red Bank Veterinary Hospital

                          Martha G. Cline, DVM, DACVN, is a clinical nutrition veterinarian at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, and the vice president of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition. She earned her DVM from University of Tennessee, where she also completed a clinical nutrition residency, and her bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University. Dr. Cline completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, New Jersey. Her interests are in obesity management, critical care nutrition, renal disease, urolithiasis, and alternative feeding practices. To view the complete bio, click here

                          Lunch & Learn Session:

                          • Nutrition | October 19, 2021

                              Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT
                              CEO |  VETgirl

                              Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT is a board-certified veterinary specialist in both emergency critical care (DACVECC) and toxicologist (DABT). She is the CEO and co-founder of VETgirl, the #1 online veterinary continuing education platform. She also works as a criticalist at Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota, and is a consultant for the non-profit ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. Justine is passionate about ensuring that pets get the best healthcare. She serves as a veterinary expert for Litter Robot. Previously, she was the Associate Director of Veterinary Services for an Animal Poison Control Center in Minneapolis (2009-2013) and on faculty at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (2003-2008).

                              Dr. Lee graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Animal Sciences, and then obtained her veterinary degree at Cornell University (where she was a C student, but hey…). She pursued her internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, which is affiliated with the MSPCA. In addition, she has also completed an emergency fellowship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania. To view the complete bio, click here

                              Lunch & Learn Session:

                              • Toxicology | Wednesday, November 3, 2021

                                  Sarah Babcock, DVM, JD
                                  Founder | Animal & Veterinary Legal Services, PLLC

                                  In 2001, Dr. Babcock suffered a great personal loss when her horse, Talley, was killed in an act of animal cruelty. The case hinged on the expert testimony of a veterinarian. This tragedy showed her the pivotal intersection of law and science. Dr. Babcock subsequently graduated from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Law with a Concentration in Health Care Law. She also earned a Certificate in International Human Rights & Criminal Law from Tulane University Law School. Dr. Sarah Babcock founded Animal & Veterinary Legal Services, PLLC in 2004. She has held senior-level positions advising both executive and legislative U.S. federal government leaders, and was a Brookings Institute LEGIS Fellow. She has also served as an American Veterinary Medical Law Association District Director, and an American Veterinary Medical Association Science Policy Fellow and member of the organization’s Judicial Council. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications that focus on issues relevant to veterinary practice, including publications related to license discipline and malpractice actions; medical record-keeping; client consent; animal abuse and neglect; vaccine liability; client confidentiality; and zoonotic diseases.Today Dr. Babcock works as a part-time small animal veterinarian, One Health adjunct faculty at the Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine, and peer-reviewer for a veterinary medical board. To view the complete bio, click here

                                  Lunch & Learn Session:

                                  • Ethics in Veterinary Medicine | December 9, 2021

                                     LUNCH AND LEARN SCHEDULE & SESSION INFORMATION

                                    December 9, 2021

                                    Ethics in Veterinary Medicine with Dr. Sarah Babcock and Speaker Panel

                                      Click here to register for the event. 

                                      ON-DEMAND LUNCH AND LEARN EVENTS

                                      November 3, 2021

                                      Toxicology with Justine Lee

                                      Tuesday, October 19, 2021

                                      Nutrition with Dr. Martha Cline

                                      Well-meaning pet owners can become entrenched in and confused by certain feeding practices. This lecture will review some common nutrition myths and misperceptions as well as provide some communication tips to help make potentially contentious conversations into effective ones.

                                      Thursday, September 2, 2021

                                      COVID Relief with Eric Garcia

                                      The practice, team and clientele you had before COVID-19 is probably not the exact same practice, team and clientele you have now. Your policies and way of doing things likely evolved with your needs as the pandemic ebbed and flowed. With the realization that "normal" may never look the same again, Eric Garcia, IT Expert and Digital Marketer and Founder of Simply Done Tech Solutions is here to help! With his experience of working with hundreds of veterinary practices around the globe, Eric understands which proven techniques can most easily adapt across all veterinary practices.

                                      At the September MVMA Lunch and Learn webinar Eric discussed:

                                      • Client engagement campaigns during and after COVID
                                      • Client retention strategies. Right now, so many practices are growing leaps and bounds but don't have proper retention strategies in place. Which means, this time next year, or even later this year, they won't be seeing those clients again without proper systems.
                                      • We talk about client education in a way that generates visits for new pet owners (we break it out by dog and cat).
                                      • Lastly, curbside communication. While we know a lot of practices are reverting back to curbside (or offering hybrid for the indefinite future) it's critical we have effective conversations when the client is in the exam room. I provide proven tips on how to tackle this.

                                        Thursday, August 12, 2021

                                        Incorporating Holistic Medicine in Everyday Practice with Michael Petty, DVM, CVPP, CVMA, CCRT, CAAPM

                                        Holistic Medicine is a term that is thrown around a lot for all the wrong reasons; we can see it on bags of dog food at the pet store and hear about it on late night television ads. However, the definition of holistic means looking at the entire animal when choosing a therapy, but often infers the use of non-pharmaceutical therapies. This webinar is going to look at several non-pharmaceutical modalities that everyone should consider incorporating into their practice. It will include acupuncture, massage, physical rehabilitation and laser therapy. At the end of the webinar, you will have a basic understanding of these modalities so that you can decide if they are something you would like to incorporate into your practice.

                                        Wednesday, July 14, 2021

                                        Wellness and Compassion Fatigue

                                        The wellbeing of veterinary professionals is one of the most important issues facing our profession, and a critical focus of Not One More Vet. Join the MVMA to welcome Dr. Melanie Goble to discuss how improving wellbeing is a shared responsibility that requires a committed effort by all members of our community. Practice teams, business owners, veterinary colleges, organizations, and individuals all have important roles to play and this webinar will help you discover how to get started in your own practice.

                                        Please send specific questions and examples of what you are doing or what you may need help with within your practice to mgoble@nomv.org by Sunday, July 11, 2021 so that I may tailor the lecture to your needs!

                                        Wednesday, June 23, 2021

                                        Common and Emerging Zoonotic Diseases: Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic, and Viral Threats with Steve Bolin, Immunodiagnostics & Parasitology Section Chief, MSU VDL, Roger Maes, Virology Section Chief, MSU VDL, and Rinosh Mani, Bacteriology & Mycology Section Chief, MSU VDL

                                        COVID-19 has underscored the threat of zoonotic diseases to human health. There are many zoonotic diseases that practitioners may encounter in an exam room. This session will provide an overview of common and emerging zoonotic diseases diagnosed at the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions. 

                                        Thursday, May 20, 2021 

                                        David vs. Goliath: How to Outhustle and Out-hire the Competition with Stacey Pursell

                                        There are enough challenges and obstacles in the marketplace as it is for smaller Veterinary practices and organizations. It almost seems unfair that they have to compete against larger employers for top talent. But it can be done—and Stacy Pursell of The VET Recruiter will show you how during this special presentation for the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.

                                        Stacy, who has been an executive recruiter and search consultant for more than 20 years, will discuss:

                                        • The shift in mindset that’s needed to hire consistently well
                                        • Why your staffing plan must be FUN—Flexible, Urgent, and Nimble
                                        • The correct approach for successfully engaging the current generation of workers
                                        • The critical role of employer branding and company culture in the hiring process
                                        • How the ABCs of sales (Always Be Closing) apply to Veterinary hiring
                                        • The often overlooked importance of the onboarding process
                                        • The most effective “hacks” for leveling the playing field with bigger employers

                                        The bottom line is how well you hire ultimately dictates how successful your veterinary practice or organization will be. That’s why it’s crucial to hone, streamline, and improve your recruiting and hiring process as much as possible and also why you should join Stacy Pursell for this special Michigan VMA presentation of “David vs. Goliath: How to Outhustle and Out-hire the Competition.”


                                        Please note that all webinars will be recorded and available on-demand for registered attendees only. If you plan to attend the live webinar this will count toward your in-person continuing education hours needed to fulfill mandatory CE requirements.

                                        Attendees who watch this webinar on-demand may request CE credit after completion of the webinar, but those credits will not count toward your in-person hours, only toward your overall CE hours. 

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