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  • 04/15/2021 11:01 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    Volunteers are crucial to MVMA’s success as your association. From member-driven committees to task forces to event planning, MVMA offers a wide variety of opportunities to fit your schedule. We have a number of opportunities available now. Are any of them right for you?

    COMMITTEES

    Several of our committees are looking to fill vacancies, including the Legislative Advisory Committee (4), Public Health Committee (1), Animal Welfare Committee (1), and Equine Practice Committee (1). You can learn more about these committees by clicking here. If you’d like to apply, please fill out the volunteer application found here.

    MICHIGAN VETERINARY CONFERENCE

    If you’re interested in helping with speakers and planning for the Michigan Veterinary Conference, we have a few opportunities that may be of interest. First, we’re looking to fill the Licensed Veterinary Technician Committee for the 2021 MVC. Do you have LVTs in your practice who would be interested in planning programming? We need four LVTs to help plan two days of content for attendees. If interested, please fill out the volunteer application found here.

    The 2022 Michigan Veterinary Conference will be here before you know it. Taking place in Grand Rapids in fall of 2022, this event will be entirely run by MVMA. We’re looking for a few volunteers to be a part of the 2022 planning committee that will look at all aspects of the conference and suggest changes to enhance the member experience. Please apply if interested.

    VOLUNTEER PROGRAM TASK FORCE

    MVMA is revamping its volunteer program to create more equitable and inclusive opportunities for all members. This Task Force will examine Committee structure and standard operating procedures, will brainstorm new ways for members to get involved, and will work with MVMA staff to implement these changes. This Task Force will begin work this spring and finish up in fall with the goal of launching the new program in 2022. If you’re interested, please apply here.

    Contact us at mvma@michvma.org with questions!

  • 03/09/2021 3:42 PM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    You provide the highest level of care for your patients.
    Are you offering the same level of retirement security to your employees?

    Smaller employers have faced a number of obstacles when it comes to offering their employees a retirement plan. High operation costs, numerous fiduciary responsibilities, payroll integration challenges—all with a limited human resources staff.

    But recent legislation has made access to retirement plans easier than ever before for organizations like yours.

    Join us on Tuesday, March 23 at 12 p.m. ET for a special webinar exclusively for MVMA members. We’ll discuss:

    • New legislation, and the impacts and opportunities it can have for small employers
    • Opportunities and challenges of new multiple employer plan (MEP) regulations
    • Ways to maximize access to the increased small-employer pension plan startup tax credit

    REGISTER HERE

    Hosted By:

    Brandon Spitzer, CFP®
    Wealth Strategy Associate
    Certified Financial Planner
    Boeckman Cotter Spitzer Wealth Partners
    UBS Financial Services, Inc.
    2055 Crocker Rd. Suite 201
    Westlake, OH 44145

    Dale Essenmacher
    Regional Vice President
    Newport
    1350 Treat Blvd. Suite 300
    Walnut Creek, CA 94597


  • 01/04/2021 2:33 PM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    In an effort to keep our attendees, speakers and staff as safe as possible several aspects of the MVMA Small Animal Series Seminar Hospice and Euthanasia with Dr. Mary Gardner on March 3, 2021 have changed: 

    Please note that if you are registered for this event already you have received notification from us directly and there is no further action needed on your part.

    You can register for the Ultrasound SAS Seminar on March 3, 2021 here.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact us at mvma@michvma.org with any questions or concerns.


  • 12/14/2020 11:22 AM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    View the Full MDHHS Flyer Here

    Health Care Workers and COVID-19 Vaccine Providers, come and learn more about COVID-19 Vaccines. MDHHS will be offering webinars to review the two COVID-19 vaccines that will be arriving in Michigan soon. In addition, we are planning a webinar to review some common COVID-19 vaccine concerns.

    • December 14, 2020: An Update on the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
    • December 21, 2020: An Update on the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
    • December 22, 2020: Talking Points for Common COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns

    Webinars will be 30-minute sessions starting at 12:00pm

    • 20 minutes of content
    • 10 minutes for questions

    You do not need to register ahead of time and no CEUs will be offered.

    All people who work or volunteer in health care are welcome!

    You can join the webinar at these date specific links:

    Unable to make it, no worries, the webinars will be recorded and posted at the MI-TRAIN site.

  • 11/18/2020 1:40 PM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    As part of MVMA’s commitment to becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization, we are creating a committee to help direct and oversee some of this work. We are now accepting applications for the DEI Committee. Anyone interested should fill out the application by clicking here. MVMA is looking for members of this committee to possess the following criteria:

    • Has respect for diversity in all of its facets.
    • Committed to helping the MVMA serve and grow a diverse constituent base.
    • Has a willingness to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • Has an influential presence and can motivate others.
    • Understands the MVMA and the challenges associated with an increasingly diverse world.
    • Is committed to the values of equity and inclusion; to cultivating an inclusive association; and to removing barriers to membership.
    • Has a willingness to learn and grow in the area of diversity equity and inclusion.
    • A team player who seeks to develop solutions that benefit the MVMA.

    The MVMA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee will consist of 9-11 member veterinarians, as well as 5-6 additional non-voting members from various sectors of the community, unrelated to veterinary medicine. We will meet as many times as necessary to complete the work, but no less than every other month for the first year. The committee seats will offer one-, two- and three-year terms, with the goal of having about one-third of the committee rolling off each year. Members will be able to serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms. If you have any questions, please email us at mvma@michvma.org. We plan to have members selected by the end of 2020, with the first meeting of the DEI Committee taking place in January. Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 4.

  • 10/29/2020 3:36 PM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    Join us on Wednesday November 4, 2020 to welcome Elizabeth A. Rozanski, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC!

    Register Now!

    Dr. Rozanski will talk about Respiratory Diseases and will cover the following topics:

    • What is New in Respiratory Medicine: A case-based approach
    • The first 1 hour – Success in trauma patients.
    • The geriatric pet in the ER
    • Procedures you can do in Practice
    • Veterinary Jeopardy – Fun facts you should know

    Growing up outside of Chicago, near the Brookfield Zoo, Dr. Elizabeth "Liz" Rozanski developed a love for veterinary medicine from age five. As a member of the Foster Hospital for Small Animals’ Emergency and Critical Care team, she treats animals at one of the nation’s busiest academic emergency rooms. She is board-certified in both internal medicine and emergency and critical care.

    Dr. Rozanski graduated from the University of Illinois with her DVM degree. After completing a residency in Philadelphia, she was drawn to Tufts by the position’s combination of research, teaching, and service. She teaches toxicology and respiratory medicine throughout the four-year Cummings School DVM curriculum, and lectures in others. "I love the students," she says. "They are a continued source of inspiration and enthusiasm."

    She has also been involved in student efforts to provide free rabies vaccinations in low-income housing in the City of Worcester, serves as a faculty mentor for summer student research projects, has raised funds for the American Heart Association (with her dog, Brie, named after one of her favorite cases at the Foster Hospital) through the Central Massachusetts Heart Walk, and lectures often at continuing education and community events. She is also the past president of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society.

    Dr. Rozanski’s primary research interest is in respiratory function in small animals, and she recently co-authored, with the help of fellow faculty member Dr. John Rush, "A Color Handbook of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine" (Manson, 2007). She lives near the school’s Grafton campus with, as she notes, "a menagerie of pets—all rescues."


  • 10/06/2020 2:06 PM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    The 2020-2021 Small Animal Seminar Series (SAS) has finally arrived and this series is packed with quality CE for you and your staff. Topics include respiratory diseases, oncology, feline medicine, hospice/euthanasia, internal emergency medicine, and client interactions. Our expert speakers from around the country will provide 6 hours of CE during each seminar. That's a total of 36 hours of CE if you join us for the entire series! Click the "SPEAKERS & SESSION INFO" link below to learn more and register.  

    Click Here to Register for the Entire Small Animal Series

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    LIMITED TIME PROMOTION: Register the same person for all 6 seminars and SAVE $10 per seminar. That's a total savings of $60.00! The deadline to register for all 6 seminars is 5:00 pm, Tuesday, Nov 3. 2020. After that date, you may register for individual seminars at their specified rates. 

    LOCATION: Sessions will take place virtually and in-person. Each seminar below will indicate the location and additional details. All in-person seminars to be held at The Meeting Space, 4039 Legacy Pkwy, Lansing, MI 48911. Free parking will be available for all attendees. Our first two sessions will be virtual, with the plan to continue in-person events beginning in February. If that can’t be done, we will continue with a virtual format.

    REGISTRATION: Registration is now open and can be accessed by clicking the links below. The "ONLINE REGISTRATION" link below will direct you to the  seminar package promotion. If you would like to register for the individual sessions, please click the registration link under each speaker.  


  • 09/17/2020 1:45 PM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    THE NEW SERIES HAS ARRIVED! HOW MUCH WILL YOU SAVE?

    The 2020-2021 Small Animal Seminar Series (SAS) has finally arrived and this series is packed with quality CE for you and your staff—at the lowest prices ever. Now when you buy the entire series of six seminars, you’ll get them all for the low price of $899, but only until Oct. 2. After that, prices will increase, but you will still be able to save on individual seminars until Nov 3.

    Topics include respiratory diseases, oncology, feline medicine, hospice/euthanasia, internal emergency medicine, and client interactions. Our expert speakers from around the country will provide 6 hours of CE during each seminar. That's a total of 36 hours of CE if you join us for the entire series! 

    Our first two sessions will be virtual, with the plan to continue in-person events beginning in February. If that can’t be done, we will continue with a virtual format.

    Six sessions. Thirty-six hours. One low price. Have you registered yet?


  • 08/27/2020 3:28 PM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    What’s going on?  What is the current economics of the Veterinary Profession and how do we not only survive but thrive! 

    Presented by Mark Opperman, CVPM

    7:00 - 9:00 pm, Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    These are some interesting times we are living in. How is your practice doing during the Pandemic? How are practices responding to the challenges, get updated and see how your practice compares. Now more than ever you need to keep on top of your practices finances. Do you know how you stack up? Find out what numbers you should be looking at and what to do about them. Discover how doctor production comparisons can help your doctors practice better medicine and improve your revenue streams. Knowing which monthly numbers to look at will help empower you to steer your practice in the right direction.

    Register Now!

  • 07/14/2020 3:48 PM | Kara Henrys (Administrator)

    In any learning event MVMA schedules, the safety and well-being of our members, sponsors, staff, speakers and partners are our top priorities.  Our goal is to always produce quality CE that is timely and from expert speakers who can provide insight on the advancements in veterinary medicine. Due to recent upticks in COVID-19 cases and travel bans from businesses, universities and other institutions, we have made the difficult decision to make this year’s Great Lakes Veterinary Conference a fully virtual event. We are disappointed to not be gathering together on the island, but know you will be pleased with the program we put together. With our new conference format, you will have the freedom to view the seminars in the comfort of your own home, office or wherever you prefer.

    So, you probably have a couple of questions regarding the conference and your registration. We have many of those answers and are happy to assist you through this transition.

    CONFERENCE PRICING AND REGISTRATION – What you need to do

    We have slashed prices to make this more affordable for anyone who wants to attend. New pricing is available below. If you are currently registered for either the in-person or virtual event, we will send you a refund for the difference in price and keep your registration for the new event. You only need to contact us if you intend to cancel. All cancellation fees are waived for this year if you cancel by Friday, Aug. 7.

    REGISTRATION LEVELS

    GLVC – ONSITE

    GLVC – VIRTUAL

    SAVINGS

    MVMA Member Veterinarian

    $389

    $199

    $190

    All other Veterinarians

    $499

    $249

    $250

    MVMA Member Technician

    $259

    $149

    $110

    All other Technicians

    $289

    $179

    $110

    MVMA Member Hospital Staff

    $259

    $149

    $110

    All other Hospital Staff

    $289

    $179

    $110


    ROOM RESERVATION(S) – What you need to do

    Grand Hotel

    Option 1: Cancel your room and MVMA covers the room cancellation fee.

    Please note, you will have 7 days from the date you received this email to inform the Grand Hotel about your decision to keep your current reservation as-is, cancel the reservation, or find an alternate date to transfer your funds to. If you cancel, a full refund will be issued by the Grand Hotel. A fee associated with the cancellation will be billed to the MVMA. You must cancel your reservation within 7 days of receiving their email to qualify for this fee waiver. The Grand Hotel will bill the MVMA directly after the reservation has been canceled and no further action from you will be required.  

    Option 2: Keep your original reservation and enjoy the island.

    Option 3: The reservation may be moved to another time within the current season designated by the Grand Hotel. Please contact the Grand Hotel for the most up-to-date schedule on room availability. This request must be made before Wednesday, August 5.

    To contact the Grand Hotel about your reservation and the option you prefer, please call 1-800-334-7263 to speak with a reservation representative.  

    IF YOU HAVE ACCOMMODATIONS OTHER THAN THE GRAND HOTEL – What you need to do

    Option 1: Cancel your room and MVMA covers the room cancellation fee*.

    Please note, if you decide to cancel your reservation, the MVMA will cover the cancellation fee up to $50 per reservation. To qualify for this fee waiver, you must contact your hotel and cancel your reservation before your reservation can no longer be canceled for a full refund minus the cancellation fee. Please advise the hotel to send the MVMA an invoice for the amount of cancellation fee and our staff will process their request. Please advise the hotel to address the invoice to the following:  

    Michigan Veterinary Medical Association

    Attn: Sheri Fandel

    2144 Commons Parkway

    Okemos, MI 48864-3986

    Option 2: Keep your original reservation and enjoy the island.

    Option 3: If your hotel allows, you may be able to move the reservation to another date. Please contact your hotel to further discuss their policy on hotel reservations.

    GLVC SPEAKERS

    We have an exciting lineup of speakers for our virtual event who will bring you important and timely content, including two recent additions.

    Annette Petersen, Dr.Med.Vet., DACVD, Associate Professor, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

    Erica Noland, MS, DVM, DACVP, Academic Specialist, Anatomic Pathology, Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

    Your GLVC speakers also include:

    Melanie Goble, DVM, Vice President, Not One More Vet

    Daniel Langlois, BS, DVM, DACVIM, Assistant Professor, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

    Sarah L. Babcock, DVM, JD, President, Animal & Veterinary Legal Services, PLLC

    *Dr. Jim Noxon who was scheduled to present on the island is no longer able to participate.

    If you have any questions, regarding your registration, hotel options, or general conference questions, please feel to email mvma@michvma.org or call 517.347.4710. Our staff will be glad to assist you with any questions you have might have.

    Again, thank you for registering for the 2020 GLVC. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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