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  • 03/02/2020 7:10 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    The 2020 Great Lakes Veterinary Conference will take place July 12-14, 2020 at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI

    Registration Opens in Spring - Learn More Here!

  • 02/24/2020 7:07 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    MVMA recommended provider, Dr. Sarah Babcock, offers continuing medical education on topics such as medical records, veterinary ethics, laws and rules governing the profession, professional standards of care, and controlled substances.

    Learn More Now!

  • 02/17/2020 7:05 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    Join Us April 15, 2020 at  4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

    Space is Limited - Register Now!

    Lana Kaiser MD, DVM

    Lana Kaiser, born in Buffalo, NY, received a BA in English from SUNY at Buffalo with plans to be a poet. She is a graduate of Michigan State College of Human Medicine (1978), is a Board Certified (Human) Internist, and retired from MSU as a Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Medicine, in the College of Human Medicine. Trained as a biomedical researcher with a research focus on cardiovascular pathophysiology and parasitology, she is also interested in scientifically studying the interaction between humans and animals. A 1995 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine, MSU she resides on a farm in Mason, MI where she raises Maine-Anjou and Red Angus cattle. She has a mobile beef cattle practice, consults for several national agricultural entities, and has written about animal welfare, animal health, genetic defects, and human-livestock interactions in state and national publications. She involved in issues of animal behavior and welfare at the county, state and national level, was a founding member of MSU’s Human-Animal Bond Initiative and coordinator of MVMA's Annual Animal Welfare Conference. She has been active in the MVMA Animal Welfare, Legislative and Food Animal Practivce Committees, AABP Animal Welfare Committee, and Dean Foods Animal Welfare Advisory Council. She enjoys clicker training her four dogs, her cow horse, and the occasional cow.

    Liz Drennan LVT, KPA CPT

    Liz graduated from the Michigan State University Veterinary Technology Program in 1993 and has been working as a licensed veterinary technician in small animal practice. She has been training dogs for 26 years and is a 2009 graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy. She is i a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. She currently teaches group dog training classes at Kibby Park Animal Hospital. She trains and has titled her Siberian Huskies in Obedience, Rally and Agility and has clicker trained dogs, cats, and chickens. She is a triathlete who enjoys walking her four dogs and running with her Husky Seager.

    Sarah Bennett DVM, MS, DACVB

    Sara received her DVM degree in 2006 from Purdue University. She spent 3 years in general practice in Southwest Indiana before returning to Purdue to complete a residency in Animal Behavior with a Shelter Medicine focus and Master of Science. She obtained certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2012. After board-certification, she spent several years in private practice in Chicago and the Midwest seeing privately owned patients and consulting with a variety of sheltering organizations. She is also a co-instructor for University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine online learning course, Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare, which is part of the Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program. She particularly enjoys addressing problem behavior in sheltered and rescue animals, helping to protect animal welfare, making these pets more adoptable, working to strengthen the budding human-animal bond, and to help keep these animals in their new homes.

    Jill E. Sackman, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVB, KPA-CTP

    Jill is a Diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her internship at the University of Pennsylvania, her surgery residency at the University of Tennessee, and her behavior residency at Blue Pearl in Michigan. She is the owner and founding veterinarian of Animal Behavior Consultants of Michigan, a referral veterinary behavior practice with offices in metro-Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Grayling Michigan. She is Fear Free certified and sees pets with behavior disorders that range from mild fears to extreme aggression, compulsive disorders and panic disorders. She is also a certified professional trainer through the Karen Pryor Academy, earning her KPA-CTP with her French Bulldog, Rose.

    Cathy Anderson DVM, MS

    Cathy is a 1987 graduate of Michigan State University and completed a master’s degree in shelter medicine through University of Florida in 2017. She has a certificate in forensic sciences from that institution. She is a trainer for Euthanasia by Injection (HSUS course) as well as for Chemical Immobilization. She is also an adjunct at the University of Florida where she teaches a course of euthanasia for shelter veterinarians and management. She is the medical director at Adopt a Pet in Fenton a limited admission shelter. Cathy has been very active in shelter medicine and management and was instrumental in writing SOP’s for Genesee County Animal Control and Jackson County Animal shelter. For nearly 10 years she was the medical direction of Jackson County Animal Shelter where she worked to reduce shelter euthanasia through spay neuter programs including community-based programs. She is passionate about herd health as well as the individual animal in the shelter and is very focused on daily population rounds and expediting movement of animals through the shelter. Cathy is the co-founder and president of Pixie’s Animal Welfare Society, an animal based 501(c)3. This nonprofit is currently developing a spay/neuter facility for community cats. Additionally, she is the chairperson of the Legislative Committees of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association and has been very active in legislation impacting animals. (She was one of the key stakeholders involved in the recent changes in the shelter euthanasia laws in Michigan.) In her spare time Cathy loves to read and work out. She shares her home with her husband, daughters and a diverse population of pets.

  • 02/10/2020 7:14 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    Mark Your Calendar to Join Us on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 for a FULL DAY of Behavior Medicine!

    This CE will take place at The Meeting Space [within the Greater Lansing Association of Realtors building], located at 4039 Legacy Parkway Lansing, Michigan, 48911. There is free parking right out front, you can view a map here.

    Register Online Now!

    8:50 am  Greetings/Intro
    9:00 am Understanding Behavior Improves Welfare

    Lana Kaiser, MD, DVM
    Owner, Kaiser Cattle Company
    Professor, CHM, MSU

    10:00 am  Evolution of Dog Training:
         How to Help Your Client Pick a Trainer
    Elizabeth Drennan LVT, KPA CPT
    Basic Clicker Training Classes
    Kibby Park Animal Hospital
    11:00 am  Behavioral Impact of Puppy Mills and
         Hoarding Environments
    Sara Bennett DVM, MS, DACVB
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Behavior Medicine,
    NC State University, CVM
    Noon  Lunch 
    1:00 pm Separation Anxiety: Diagnosis and Management

    Jill Sackman DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVB
    Animal Behavior Consultants of Michigan

    2:00 pm  Behavioral Demographics in Shelter Dogs

    Cathy Anderson DVM, MS
    Medical Director, Adopt-A-Pet

    3:00 pm


    Behavior Assessment for Shelter Dogs

    Sara Bennett DVM, MS, DACVB
    Veterinary Behavior Consultations

    3:50 pm  Adjourn 


  • 01/27/2020 3:45 PM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    The 2020 Great Lakes Veterinary Conference will take place July 12-14, 2020 at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI

    Would you like to attend a fun CE event that’s worth driving across the state or flying in from far away? Then join us on Mackinac Island for great speakers and awesome social events! We’ve added more CE than ever before so you won’t want to miss it!

    Registration will start in Spring 2020
    View the 2019 Conference Brochure

  • 12/30/2019 7:10 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)


    2020 Michigan Veterinary Conference!

    January 23-26, 2020 • Lansing Center • Lansing, Michigan

    You won’t want to miss the 2020 Michigan Veterinary Conference! With over 150 hours of continuing education, 100 exhibitors and fun social events the MVC is worth driving half-way across the state to attend.



    Visit MVC Website

  • 12/16/2019 7:07 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    View the Recordings Now!

    Over the summer MVP and MVMA partnered with MSU CVM to provide 3 free wellness webinars which are now available online. We invite you access them at Megan Spedoske, LMSW, Program Coordinator of Veterinary Social Work Services, MSU did a wonderful job as the instructor.

    • Coping with the Complexities of Compassionate Animal Care
    • Creating a Culture of Connection: The Role of Relationships in Compassion Fatigue Prevention
    • Enhancing Professional Wellbeing: Pragmatic Applications for Wellness in the Workplace

    Megan provides excellent takeaways that you can use in your practice right away to help team members improve their overall well-being.

  • 11/04/2019 7:37 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    Space is Limited - Don't Miss this CE Event!

    MVMA members specifically requested more information on this topic and we designed a full day of continuing education especially for you!

    Join us for 6 hours of CE to address the use of opioids and new regulations, as well as delegation and telehealth in veterinary practice in Michigan on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, located at 4039 Legacy Pkwy, Lansing, MI 48911.

    The epidemic of opioid abuse is affecting medical and health professionals such as physicians and pharmacists, but also veterinarians. While opioids are a small part of the veterinarian’s medical arsenal for treating pain in animals, stocking and administering these drugs also makes it important for veterinarians to understand how they can help combat the abuse and misuse of pain medications.

    Space is Limited - Register Now!

    The tentative agenda for the November 12 CE is as follows:

     8:30 am

    Registration Opens

     9:00 - 11:10 am

    The Who, What, and Where of the Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR)

    • Who: is responsible for the duty? How to delegate this duty legally within your veterinary team
    • What: needs to be done to establish, maintain, and terminate this relationship
    • Where: Telehealth and the VCPR; know the limits

     11:20 - 12:20 pm

    Bring Your Questions! Panel Discussion with LARA/Board of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, and Michigan Board of Pharmacy 

     12:20 - 1:10 pm


     1:10 - 3:00 pm

    The Opioid Crisis: A One Health Approach

    • Learn how to implement best practices for safe prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances into your clinic and satisfy new CE requirements.

     3:10 - 4:10 pm

    Keeping Controlled Drugs Under Control

    • A comprehensive review of the requirements for veterinary hospitals mandated by the Controlled Substance Act. We'll discuss simple ways to prevent misuse and abuse from in-house pilfering and records tampering as well as client deceptions and scams. 

     4:10 pm

    Wrap Up and Final Thoughts/Questions/Comments

    Attending this full day of CE will provide 6 hours of continuing education credit and will also fulfill the mandatory requirement needed to for controlled substance license renewal.

    Learn how to implement best practices for safe prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances into your clinic and satisfy new CE requirements.

  • 10/14/2019 7:33 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    Join us January 24-26 at the Lansing Center!

    You won’t want to miss the MVC! With over 150 hours of CE, 100 exhibitors and fun social events the MVC is worth driving half-way across the state to attend.

    Registration starts later this month - Learn more here!

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