• 09/26/2016 7:07 AM | Anonymous

    Print a Registration Form
    View the 2015-2016 Series Brochure

    If you would like to register online, you must register for each seminar individually. This not only increases the accuracy of CE tracking, it also ensures you receive the correct confirmation information. Please contact us with questions. 
    October 5, 2016
    Genetics with Danika Bannasch, DVM, PhD
    Register for the Genetics Seminar Online Now
    • Veterinary Genetics 101
    • Overview of Available Genetic Tests
    • Basing Medical Care on Genetic Testing and Breed Panels 
    • The Future of Genetics/Genomics and How It May Impact Practitioners

  • 09/19/2016 7:33 AM | Anonymous

    A malpractice lawsuit is a grueling process to endure. However, the lessons learned from this experience can provide useful insights for improving day-to-day operations of an equine practice. 

    Dr. Mark Baus has been a defendant, a plaintiff, a witness and an expert witness in various legal cases. He will share his candid observations.

    Please join us for dinner at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria of MSU CVM, with the presentation scheduled to start at 6:30 pm. View the Flyer Here

    Contact Dr. Don Ryker at to RSVP or for more information.

    Dr. Baus is a 1981 graduate of the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine, founder of Fairfield Equine Associates and current owner of Grand Prix Equine in Connecticut. He is a member of the AAEP Board of Directors, the USEF Veterinary Committee, and Horse & Rider Advocates Committee for the USHJA. He is the 2014 President of the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners Association.

    Generously Sponsored by

  • 09/12/2016 7:47 AM | Anonymous

    Time is Running Out to to Join Us Wednesday, September 21

    Register Online Now!
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    What is your strategy to compete? To build a committed team of the most qualified and enthusiastic employees? To get new clients?

    What are the secrets for long-term business strength, growth, and profitability?

    The most profitable businesses today have embraced the powerful truth that employees need validation and purpose that resonates with what makes them an individual. Ample studies reveal it is the sure path to a committed team and an in-demand/profitable business.

    But how will you achieve this in your business?

    Join us for a rare, hands-on and interactive full day session in the art of “modern motivation and productivity” for business on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at MVMA's Practice Management seminar as part of the Small Animal Seminar series.

    Presenters Lacy J. Seeger and Amy Breuer will share . . .

    • Critical Lessons to Motivate and Inspire Teams of Diverse and Opposing Individuals
    • The Blueprint for ‘Hands-Off’ Staff Accountability
    • The Step-by-Step Gameplan to Transform Underperformers into champions
    • The 7 Strategic Incentives to 10X Employee Enthusiasm and Dedication for more Profit
    • The Absolute Must Know, Must Follow, Customer Retention Strategies for Growth and Profit
    • The Profitable and Fresh Insights into the Why and How of New Client Acquisition

    Lacy and Amy will hand over the actionable strategies to implement in your business that enable you to transform your team and your business into a model of efficiency, productivity and long-term success in a world of ever increasing challenge for business survival.

    Lacy J. Seeger has spent the past 7 years as a Hyper-Growth Business Strategist for small business, now specializing in veterinary practices across the country. She speaks with literally thousands of veterinary practice owners every year, helping them reach their profit targets by focusing on the key elements of attracting ideal customers and committed staff for rapid growth.

    Amy Breuer is a Business Management and Executive Coach with a veterinary industry specialization. She has over 20 years of experience guiding businesses on how to maximize their human resources for growth and profit. She is a sought after and inspiring speaker, coach, and advisor, all across the country for a variety of industries including real estate, healthcare, veterinary medicine, non-profits and Fortune 500 companies.

    Generously Sponsored by

  • 09/05/2016 6:52 AM | Anonymous

    Join Us Monday, November 21, 2016

    Online Registration Coming Soon!
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    Once again the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association brings together experts in animal behavior and welfare from across the country for a full day of educational sessions. We are pleased to offer some of the country's most sought-after speakers in animal welfare and know that you will enjoy their presentations. MVMA encourages all those interested in animal welfare to attend including:

    • Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and veterinary practice staff
    • Humane society and other shelter personnel
    • Farmers/producers and related organizations
    • Rescue groups
    • Students
    • Animal owners/advocates

    The conference will emphasize how veterinarians work together with producers and others for humane treatment of animals at every stage of life. A variety of issues facing veterinarians and and other individuals involved in all aspects of animal care and handling will be examined.

    Learn More Here

  • 08/29/2016 7:59 AM | Anonymous

    MVMA staff have been working hard to upgrade our systems and create a new, more user and mobile-friendly website. 

    We recently launched our new site and are excited to have our members take advantage of the newly redesigned, which puts essential information right at your fingertips!

    We have also upgraded our database. To access your information and login to the MVMA website, you will first need to create a new password. If you did not receive the instructional email, please lwet us know. 

    Logging into the MVMA website allows your quickly register for an event, or choose your area of practice - Practice Owner, New Doc, Associates, Practice Staff, and Students - right on the home page to find what you need the most.

    If you need assistance please contact us at 517/347-4710 or

    Thank you for your help!

  • 07/18/2016 11:54 AM | Anonymous

    The MVMA Board of Directors is committed to assessing the needs of its members and determining how best to meet those needs.

    For MVMA's mid-career veterinarians, the organization would like to develop a program similar to the leadership and communications training program designed for recent grads entitled "Power of 10". We would like your input in order to determine if you have interest in such a program and if so, what sessions you would like included. This feedback will help MVMA develop relevant learning experiences that enhance your nontechnical competences. Please take a couple minutes to share your thoughts by answering these 13 questions at the link below:

    Thank you in advance for your assistance!

  • 07/11/2016 12:08 PM | Anonymous

    2016-17 Small Animal Series
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    Please Welcome . . .

    September 21, 2016
    Practice Management with Amy Breuer and Lacy Seeger

    • The Step By Step Blueprint For Staff Accountability
    • How to Quickly Identify Staff Personality Types
    • Discover the 7 Secrets to Staff Incentives
    • How to Turn Underperformers into Champions
    • The Critical Importance of Client Retention and the Actual Tactics on How to Improve Retention
    • The Financial Implications of New Clients and What is Working (and not working) to Attract Them.

    Generously Sponsored by
    DVM Elite

    October 5, 2016
    Genetics with Danika Bannasch, DVM, PhD

    • Veterinary Genetics 101
    • Overview of Available Genetic Tests
    • Basing Medical Care on Genetic Testing and Breed Panels
    • The Future of Genetics/Genomics and How It May Impact Practitioners

    November 2, 2016
    Dental with Brook Niemiec, DVM, DAVDC

    • Canine Oral Pathology
    • Feline Oral Pathology
    • Dental Extractions Made Easier
    • Surgical Extractions and Complications
    • Periodontal Disease and Therapy

    December 7, 2016
    Feline Medicine with William Folger, DVM, MS, ABVP Feline

    • End-of-Life Issues and Euthanasia in the Clinical Setting
    • Hyper/Hypothyroidism
    • Adrenal Diseases
    • Diabetes and Acromegaly
    • Diabetes Insipidus
    • Hyperparathyroidism

    March 8, 2017
    Renal with Mark J. Acierno, DVM, MBA

    • Help! Help! I Can't Pee (FLUTD)
    • Acute Kidney Injury: An Update
    • Improving the Life of Feline Patients with CKD
    • Canine Incontinence: Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Nephrotoxicosis: Ethylene Glycol and Beyond
    • Protein-Losing Nephropathy: Current Recommendations

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017
    OSHA with Philip J. Seibert, Jr., CVT

    • Getting Your OSHA Program Started
    • The Top 5 OSHA Rules EVERY Practice Needs to Know
    • Pushing Drugs: Pharmacy Rules & Regulations YOU Need to Know

    This Event is Generously Sponsored by
    Michigan State University Veterinary Medical Center

  • 07/04/2016 10:01 AM | Anonymous

    Great Lakes Veterinary Conference

    Join Us at Grand Hotel July 17-19, 2016

    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!

    Register Online Now!
    View the Conference Brochure
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    Make Your Reservation at Grand Hotel

    Meet the 2016 Conference Speakers . . .

    James Moore, DVMJames Moore, DVM
    Harborfront Hospital for Animals and Veterinary Dental Solutions
    Spring Lake, MI

    A graduate of the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Moore opened HHFA in July 1988 and Veterinary Dental Solutions in 2010. He has been an associate professor of oral surgery at the MSU veterinary Teaching Hospital since 2005 and lectures to veterinarians and veterinary technicians at dental seminars across the country. He has written numerous chapters and articles in veterinary textbooks and peer-reviewed journals.

    Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPMKaryn Gavzer, MBA, CVPM
    KG Marking and Training, Inc.
    Springboro, OH

    Karyn is a speaker, writer and practice management consultant specializing in marketing, training and customized solutions for veterinary practices. Her mission is to help practices “go and grow” with new ideas and practical plans. She has worked with industry, associations, and veterinary practices for 20 years. Karyn has an MBA and is one of less than 400 certified veterinary hospital managers (CVPM) in North America. She is particularly well known for helping practices with strategic planning and implementing improvements from the AAHA compliance study. She is a popular, engaging speaker and was named the 2012 North American Veterinary Conference Practice Management Speaker of the year and the Western Veterinary Conference Practice Management Educator of the Year in 2013 and 2014. You can find many of her articles and video clips on the, AAHA-Trends Today and Veterinary Team Brief websites.

    Tina Wismer, DVM, DABVT, DABT, MSTina Wismer, DVM, DABVT, DABT, MS
    Medical Director, ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
    Urbana, IL

    Dr. Tina Wismer earned her undergraduate degree from Ohio’s University of Findlay and received her DVM from Purdue University in 1994. Dr. Wismer worked in both small animal and emergency practice before joining the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. Dr. Wismer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology. She is an adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois, a consultant for VIN (Veterinary Information Network) and a Master Gardener.

  • 06/27/2016 11:59 AM | Anonymous

    MVMA is one of the most progressive, passionate, and dedicated veterinary organizations with more than 2,200 veterinarian leaders.

    By continuing as a member of MVMA, you are connected with great ideas and great people. You will be inspired!

    We are here to help you now that continuing education will be mandatory!

    Did you know that Governor Snyder signed mandatory continuing education into law for veterinarians and veterinary technicians on March 15th? The MVMA will help you obtain the necessary credits through our in-person CE and Online CE Portal which contains over 1,000 courses and approximately 550 are free. We also have a system to help you track your courses on the portal.

    Can you afford not to be a member?

    The Michigan Veterinary Medical Association and its members are defining veterinary practice with our unique benefits and service to help you excel in your job and save time and money. We work every day to advance professional excellence and compassionate care in veterinary medicine. Renew your commitment to the MVMA today. If you have questions regarding membership benefits, please contact us at 517/347-4710 or Thank you again for your support!

    Reoccuring Payment Option Available

    MVMA is starting a reoccruing payments option beginning with this year's dues cycle. To participate you need to sign into your account online From there you can choose to pay your dues in full or by reoccuring yearly or monthly payments using Visa, MC, or Discover. When you sign up for reoccuring payments they will continue until your credit card expires or you cancel.

    Login to the MVMA website now!

  • 06/13/2016 10:08 AM | Anonymous

    Great Lakes Veterinary Conference

    Did you know that mandatory continuing medical education (CME) has been signed into law? Are you concerned about getting your hours of CME? 

    MVMA is here to help! Join us at the Great Lakes Veterinary Conference on July 17-19, 2016 at Grand Hotel where we've added more CE than ever before!

    Register Online Now!
    View the Conference Brochure
    Print a Conference Registration Form
    Make Your Reservation at Grand Hotel

    Help Us Welcome . . .

    James Moore, DVMJames Moore, DVM
    Harborfront Hospital for Animals and Veterinary Dental Solutions
    Sessions will include:

    • Oral surgery to save teeth; there is a lot going on after "scaling"
    • Oral radiology: Equipment and positioning pay for themselves
    • Oral radiology interactive reading session; fun and instructive even for experienced oral practitioners
    • Extraction technique: The easy (well, easier) way of extracting teeth
    • Feline Dentistry: Another example of why cats are not little dogs
    • Lumps and bumps in the mouth: What to do and when to do it
    • Choosing the most effective stabilization for mandibular and maxillary fractures
    • Marketing veterinary dentistry; it takes a village.
    • New topics in Veterinary Dentistry

    Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPMKaryn Gavzer, MBA, CVPM
    KG Marking and Training, Inc.
    Sessions will include:

    • Word-of-Mouth Marketing in the Age of the Internet
    • If It Walks Like a Duck . . . How to Create a Competitive Advantagefor Your Practice
    • Practical Ideas and Tips to Market to Millennials
    • Strategies and Tips for Talking to Clients About the Money Thing
    • What You Need to Know to Get to the Third Level of Client Care
    • Five Steps to Constructive Conflict Resolution
    • Teamwork: How to Get It and How to Fix It when It Doesn't Work

    Tina Wismer, DVM, DABVT, DABT, MSTina Wismer, DVM, DABVT, DABT, MS
    Medical Director, ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
    Sessions will include:

    • Managing the Mystery Poisoning Patient ABCDs of Rodenticides
    • Antifreeze toxicosis
    • Common Household Hazards
    • Hot Topics in Clinical Toxicology

    This event is generously sponsored by


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