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  • 03/26/2018 6:55 AM | Anonymous

    April 4, 2018: Dr. Tammy Grubb, Anesthesia & Pain Management

    Register Online Now

    You will want to attend this seminar by Dr. Tamara Grubb on the latest drugs and techniques in anesthesia and analgesia. Are you practicing balanced anesthesia and multimodal analgesia? Are you incorporating the newest drugs, using the most effective local anesthetic blocks and digging deep into your toolbox to treat chronic pain? In this interactive 6-hour seminar we will discuss those topics and answer all of your questions on anesthesia and pain management.

    Topics covered will include:

    • Pain Management
    • Balanced Anesthesia
    • Regional and Local Anesthesia
    • New Drugs
    • Multimodal Analgesia
  • 03/19/2018 7:57 AM | Anonymous

    SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2018-2019 SAS SERIES!

    • Veterinary Forensics, Melinda Merck, DVM, September 12, 2018

    • Rehabilitation and Pain Management, Tara Edwards, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVPP, cVMA, October 10, 2018
    • Practice Management, Wendy Hauser, DVM, November 7, 2018
    • Surgery, Gary Thompson, DVM, Diplomate, ABVP Canine & Feline, December 12, 2018
    • Renal and Urinary, Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN, March 13, 2019
    • Nutrition, Craig Datz, DVM, MS, DABVP, DACVN, April 10, 2019
    Learn More About Registration Here!


  • 02/26/2018 8:34 AM | Anonymous

    Mark Your Calendar Now to Join Us at the 2018 Great Lakes Veterinary Conference August 12-14, 2018 at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

    Registration Begins this Spring!


    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 at Grand Hotel for great speakers and awesome social events! We’ve added more CE than ever before so you won’t want to miss it!
     

    Meet the 2018 Conference Speakers . . .

    Andy Roark, DVM, MS
    Owner, Cleveland Park Animal Hospital
    Greenville, South Carolina

    Dr. Roark is a practicing veterinarian, international speaker, author, and media personality. Dr. Roark has been voted Practice Management Speaker of the Year at NAVC, one of the world’s largest veterinary conferences, two out of the last three years. He also received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Practices where Dr. Roark works were named as finalists in the American Animal Hospital Association’s Practice of the Year Contest in 2013 and 2015.

    Dr. Roark is fully sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.


    C. Guillermo Couto, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine & Oncology)

    Owner, Couto Veterinary Consultants
    Hilliard, Ohio

    Dr. C. Guillermo Couto is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialties of Internal Medicine and Oncology. He has coauthored the best selling Small Animal Internal Medicine textbook (Elsevier), now on its 5th Edition, has published over 150 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, and 150 book chapters. He has 40 years of experience in clinical and comparative hematology, oncology, transfusion medicine, and clinical pathology, and is an expert in Greyhound and sighthound medicine.

    Dr. Couto is fully sponsored by IDEXX.

    Jared Galle, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
    Owner, Dogwood Veterinary Referral Center
    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    A native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Dr. Galle graduated from Mississippi State University in 1999. He then completed a small animal internship at the University of Tennessee, followed by a three-year neurology/neurosurgery residency at Auburn University. After completing his residency and receiving board certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2003, Dr. Galle moved to Metro Detroit and has practiced locally until co-founding Dogwood Veterinary Referral Center in 2011. Dr. Galle is a Board-certified Veterinary Neurologist. His primary interests include intervertebral disk disease, spinal trauma, wobbler syndrome, inflammatory brain disease, and developmental brain abnormalities (hydrocephalus and Chiari malformation).


    This event is generously sponsored by . . .

  • 02/19/2018 7:13 AM | Anonymous

    March 7, 2018: Dr. Steve Thompson, Geriatrics
    Register Online Now

    Too many senior moments? Take time to keep your geriatric patients feeline fine. Dr. Steve Thompson is giving the next installment of our MVMA Small Animal Series on Geriatrics. Unique aspects and challenges in these late lifestages will be covered including integrating your team with care options and owner education. Elective anesthesia and dentistry in older patients is quite routine and we have ways to increase the owner and team comfort. A focus on supporting multimodal therapy, conservative and hospice options and combating compassion fatigue will be included as well as improving patient’s cognitive challenges and aging problem behaviors. The program will conclude with a review of hyperthyroidism and masking or unmasking chronic renal disease and IRIS guidelines for staging and therapy.

    Topics covered will include:

    • Senior Behavior
    • Managing Comorbidities
    • Hospice Care
  • 01/29/2018 6:21 AM | Anonymous

    View the Full Brochure and Print a Registration Form

    March 7, 2018: Dr. Steve Thompson, Geriatrics
    Register Online Now

    Too many senior moments? Take time to keep your geriatric patients feeline fine. Dr. Steve Thompson is giving the next installment of our MVMA Small Animal Series on Geriatrics. Unique aspects and challenges in these late lifestages will be covered including integrating your team with care options and owner education. Elective anesthesia and dentistry in older patients is quite routine and we have ways to increase the owner and team comfort. A focus on supporting multimodal therapy, conservative and hospice options and combating compassion fatigue will be included as well as improving patient’s cognitive challenges and aging problem behaviors. The program will conclude with a review of hyperthyroidism and masking or unmasking chronic renal disease and IRIS guidelines for staging and therapy. 

    Topics covered will include:

    • Senior Behavior
    • Managing Comorbidities
    • Hospice Care


  • 01/22/2018 6:59 AM | Anonymous

    There are still openings in the March and April seminars!

    March 7, 2018
    Dr. Steve Thompson
    Geriatrics

    Register Online Now
    Topics covered will include:

    • Senior Behavior
    • Managing Comorbidities
    • Hospice Care

    April 4, 2018
    Dr. Tammy Grubb
    Anesthesia & Pain Management

    Register Online Now
    Topics covered will include:

    • Pain Management
    • Balanced Anesthesia
    • Regional and Local Anesthesia
    • New Drugs
    • Multimodal Analgesia


  • 01/08/2018 8:07 AM | Anonymous

    Register Now for the 2018 MVC

    Dr. Radosta graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Coral Springs Animal Hospital, she worked as a primary care veterinarian for 2 1/2 years. She completed a 3-year residency in Behavioral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and passed the board examination later that year. During her residency, she was awarded the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Resident research award two years in a row. 

    In 2005, she went to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to volunteer in the efforts to help animals stranded by Hurricane Katrina. She has owned Florida Veterinary Behavior Service since 2007.  

    Dr. Radosta lectures nationally and internationally for veterinarians, their staff and lay people. She has written book chapters for textbooks including Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat; Blackwell’s Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline and Small Animal Pediatrics. 

    She has published scientific research articles in Journal of Applied Animal Behavior Science and The Veterinary Journal and written review articles for Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Compendium, NAVC Clinician’s Brief and AAHA Newstat. She is the section editor for Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. She serves on the Fear Free Advisory Board and the AAHA Behavior Management Task Force. 

    Interviews with Dr. Radosta have been published in: Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy, Palm Beach Post, NAVC Clinician’s Brief, Sun Sentinel, Washington Post, Real Simple, WebMD and AAHA News Stat. She has appeared on Lifetime television, Laurie Live, News Channel 25 (West Palm Beach, WPBF), Mitch Wilder's Amazing Pet Discoveries, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, News Channel 10 (Miami, ABC), and Steve Dale's Pet Talk.  She  podcasts for VetGirl on the Run.

    Dr. Radosta has participated in tracking, obedience, herding and therapy dog work with personal dogs--always Rottweilers. Currently, she shares her life with a wonderful husband, Scott and her daughter, Isabella as well as  Maverick, her Labrador Retriever and Chewie her cat.

  • 01/02/2018 7:11 AM | Anonymous

    Register Now for the FREE Webinar "How to Find Your Passion and Purpose"

    January 19, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm

    Do you feel that you are in the profession of your dreams but the job is just not measuring up? You’re losing your mojo and you’re not sure what you want to do?  

    Doing what you love is so important because you are much more likely to be passionate about it. Purpose comes when you know what you want to do with your life and you set goals to get there.

    REGISTER NOW!

    The Mind Matters Initiative was launched in 2015 in response to the need to support those in the veterinary profession who were facing stress-related issues, helping to improve the mental health and well-being of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, practice managers and students. The symposium will feature 3 great speakers who will share their knowledge, skills and insight to help you start to rediscover your passion and purpose and drive positive change in your practice. Meet the Speakers Here
  • 12/26/2017 8:12 AM | Anonymous

    Register Now for the 2018 MVC!

    January 26-28, 2018 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, MI 

    Register Online Now!
    View the 2018 MVC Program
    Print a Registration Form
    Make Your Hotel Reservation Here

    Food Animal and Equine Practitioners: Are you looking for timely and cutting edge continuing education? The MVC has you covered!

    Help us welcome these exciting Equine speakers . . .

    Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, DACVPM, University of Kentucky 

    • Equine Infections Disease and Biosecurity Resources
    • Houston, We Have a Problem: Equine Infectious Disease Issues
    • More Than Just Footbaths: Practical Equine Biosecurity
    • More Than Just Footbaths: Case Studies of Biosecurity in Action
    • Don’t Be a Fomite: PPE and Disinfectants

    Lisanne Galland, DVM, MSU Large Animal Clinical Sciences

    • NSAIDS: the Past, the Present, and the Future

    Earl, Gaughan, DVM, DACVS, Merck Animal Health

    • Is There a Best Intra-articular Therapy?

    Jane Manfredi, DVM, PhD, MS, DACVS-LS, DACVSMR, MSU Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation

    • Saddle Fit as Related to Conformation, Discipline, and Lameness

    Elizabeth Santschi, DVM, Kansas State University

    • Stifle Lameness
    • Orthopedic Infection
    • Tips on Taking Great Radiographs
    • What’s New in Osteochandrosis

    Jarrod Troy, DVM, MSU Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

    • Principles of Equine Laryngeal Ultrasound

    Help us welcome these exciting Food Animal speakers . . .

    Danelle Bickett-Weddle, DVM, MPH, PhD, DACVPM, Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University

    • Bio Awareism: What Does Biosecurity and Biocontainment Entail on a 21st Century Dairy?
    • Highly Pathogenic Bovine Influenza and Bovine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus: What If?

    David Erf, MS, MS, Zoetis

    • Improving Wellness in Dairy Cows with Genetic Selection

    Ron Erskine, DVM, PhD, MSU Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

    • Bovine Leukemia Virus: The Silent Thief

    Joao Paula N. Martins, MS, PhD, DVM, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

    • Optimizing Reproductive Performance of Lactating Dairy Cows with Fertility Programs

    Paula Menzies, DVM, MPVM, DECSRHM, University of Guelph 

    • Iceberg Diseases of Sheep and Goats
    • Neurological Diseases We Commonly See in Small Ruminants
    • Udder Health for Dairy Sheep and Goats

    Jennifer Roberts, DVM, DACT, MSU Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

    • A 10-Year Review of Breeding Soundess Examinations in Michigan
    • Tales from the Crypt: Bovine Trichomoniasis

    Patty Scharko, DVM, MPH, Clemson Livestock Poultry Health 

    • Biosecurity in Small Ruminants
    • Poisonous Plants in Small Ruminants
    • Quality Assurances and the VFD in Small Ruminants

    Geof Smith, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM, North Carolina State University

    • Ancillary Treatment for Calf Diarrhea
    • Septicemia and Meningitis in Calves
    • Maximizing Calf Survival after Birth

    Daniel Thomson, PhD, DVM, Kansas State University

    • Wealth & Poverty, Obesity & Starvation: The US Food Production Story
    • Managing High Health Risk Cattle for Health & Performance
    • Incorporating Animal Welfare Platforms Into Your Veterinary Practice as a Service
    Find out what you can expect when you join us at the MVC by visiting the MVC website!
  • 12/18/2017 6:46 AM | Anonymous

    Register Online Now!
    View the 2018 MVC Program
    Print a Registration Form
    Make Your Hotel Reservation Here

    Dr. Lee graduated from Cornell University, and then completed an 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. Currently, Dr. Lee is one of approximately 450 board certified veterinary specialists world wide in emergency and critical care, and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (DACVECC). She also is board-certified in toxicology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT).

    Dr. Lee has been published in numerous veterinary journals, including JAVMA, JVECC, JVIM, and JAAHA. She has also published several veterinary book chapters, and has been aired on radio and television to promote preventative medicine, animal health, and the overall well-being of pets. She is the author of two humorous pet reference books (Random House 2008) entitled It’s a Dog’s Life… but It’s Your Carpet and It’s a Cat’s World… You Just Live In It. Dr. Lee also co-edited and co-authored Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology (Wiley-Blackwell 2011). She is also one of the editors for the Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal: Emergency Medicine textbook (Elsevier 2013).

    Dr. Lee lectures throughout the world on emergency, critical care, and toxicology, and was honored to receive the Speaker of the Year Award at the North American Veterinary Conference (2016, 2015, 2011) and Association des Médecines Vétérinaires du Québec (2012). Dr. Lee is the former contributor/blogger to Prevention magazine, PetMD: The Daily Vet, Pet Health Network and Voyce. She has been featured on NBC Weekend Today, Rachael Ray, WCCO, MPR, and various other TV and radio engagements. Dr. Lee is a part-time criticalist at Animal Emergency & Referral Center, a specialty referral hospital in the Twin Cities, MN.

    Find out what you can expect when you join us at the MVC by visiting the MVC website!


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