mandatory continuing education day for veterinarians

Join Us for this Virtual Event Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Are you still looking for your mandatory continuing education credits and opioid training for your Michigan Controlled Substance license? Join MVMA on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 for 6 hours of Board of Veterinary Medicine approved CE to help you obtain all the credits needed in just one day.

Mandatory Continuing Education for Veterinarians
Wednesday, August 17, 2022


 In alignment with our mission and to better serve our diverse population of members in 2022, the MVMA is proud to announce a brand-new session has been added to this year’s Mandatory CE Day, Tackling Unconscious Bias in Veterinary Medicine. You can learn more about the speaker and session in the sections below. While veterinarians are exempt from the state-mandated Unconscious Bias training required of other medical professionals, we thought it was an important and beneficial component to include in this day-long event.


8:50 am           Greetings/Intro with John Tramontana, MS, CAE, MVMA CEO
9:00 am           Veterinary Law
This session fulfills the 1-hour requirement veterinarians must obtain for license renewal.
Erin Hopper Donahue
Partner, White Schneider

9:50 am           Break

10:00 am         Medical Records
This session fulfills the 1-hour requirement veterinarians must obtain for license renewal.
Erin Hopper Donahue, Partner, White Schneider
10:50 am         Break

11:00 am        Tackling Unconscious Bias in Veterinary Medicine

Tonya Fountain, DM

Founder of Fountain of Solutions, LLC
12:00 pm         Lunch

1:00 pm Keeping Controlled Drugs Under Control

Diversion Program Manager, Kathy Federico
Drug Enforcement Administration

1:50 am           Break      

2:00 pm           Bring Your Questions! Discussion with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
and the Michigan Automated Prescription System
Amber A. Daniels, Department Analyst, and Haley Winans, MAPS Specialist, Michigan Automated Prescription System
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
2:50 pm           Break     
3:00 pm           One Health Approach to Opioids Sarah L. Babcock, DVM, JD, President, Animal & Veterinary Legal Services, PLLC

3:50 pm           Wrap Up and Final Questions

Meet the Speakers

Erin Hopper Donahue

Partner, White Schneider PC

Erin Hopper Donahue protects and pursues the rights of hard-working employees involved in workplace disputes, as well as helps her clients overcome difficult situations and achieve the best possible results in her family law practice.

As a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment and Alternative Dispute Resolution practices, Erin represents employees facing disciplinary actions, discrimination, and job terminations that threaten their livelihoods. Her clients include public sector union members such as teachers and public school educators, nurses, and police officers, as well as civil service workers and non-union, private sector workers. She also represents labor organizations in collective bargaining, Public Employment Relations Act matters, and union election rules violations.

Championing her clients’ rights means that Erin frequently appears in state and federal courts, administrative agencies such as the Michigan Employment Relations Commission and the State Teacher Tenure Commission, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings including arbitrations mediations. She also negotiates severance agreements for employees and argues appeals of long-term disability denials.

Among her most notable accomplishments, Erin secured a significant victory on behalf of a female employee alleging discrimination under Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act. Erin’s aggressive advocacy resulted in a substantial settlement that enabled her client to move on and comfortably regain her livelihood.

The remainder of Erin’s practice is devoted to family law, including divorce and related issues such as child custody and parenting time, spousal support, and division of property. She seeks to have the parties achieve amicable results, utilizing mediation and negotiation that allows them to decide the outcome, not a judge. Failing that, however, she is ready to zealously advocate for her clients’ rights in courtroom litigation.

Dr. Tonya R. Fountain, DM
CEO, Fountain of Solutions, LLC

Dr. Fountain serves as Special Appointment Instructor for Cornerstone University’s Professional and Graduate Studies Division (PGS), and has recently helped develop and teaches courses for the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and Development program at PGS. She is also an adjunct instructor for Northwood University.

Dr. Tonya R. Fountain established and served as the Corporate Training and Employee Development Manager for the Michigan Farm Bureau Family of Companies in Lansing, Michigan for 10 years. In this capacity Dr. Fountain was responsible for corporate training and development for employees at all levels throughout the State of Michigan. Dr. Fountain's core areas of focus were employee wellness, employee assessment, designations and certifications, university degree programs, human resource compliance, and professional development including diversity and inclusion, harassment prevention, strengths, DiSC, and Franklin Covey. Prior to her role in Corporate Training, Dr. Fountain was the Employment Manager at the Michigan Farm Bureau for 11 years. After 21 years of dedicated service to the Michigan Farm Bureau, Dr. Fountain has struck out on her own.

Dr. Fountain is the Co-Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Fountain of Solutions, L.L.C. Fountain of Solutions is an organization dedicated to providing organizational and human resource services to organizations large and small. The solutions include strategic planning, operations management and development, human resources consultation, organization and employee assessment, strategic marketing planning and implementation, and various training and development options.

Sarah L. Babcock, DVM, JD
President, Animal & Veterinary Legal Services, PLLC
Dr. Sarah Babcock provides continuing education and online training opportunities at to help her colleagues fulfill their lifelong obligation to the continual improvement of professional knowledge and competence, as well as satisfy state licensing requirements. For almost 10 years, she served as the Principal Senior Science Policy Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In this role, she led global health security activities to strengthen health preparedness and responsiveness, including focusing on public health law and disaster planning for disease outbreaks of global public health significance and specifically zoonoses. Currently, Dr. Babcock is a part-time small animal veterinarian, One Health adjunct faculty at the Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine, and a peer-reviewer for a veterinary medical board. She is a 2004 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Law, with a Concentration in Health Care Law.

Additional speaker bios will be added periodically over the next several months.


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