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Saturday Event Highlights

Saturday Breakfast Seminar
Best Practices in Wound Closure

Saturday, February 8, 2014
7:30 - 8:30 am
1 CE credit available MVMRC

An enjoyable, interactive review of wound closure materials including sutures, needles and their intended uses. Discussion on what various suture polymers were designed for and ways to reduce wound complications through proper suture selection. The role of implants in surgical site infection and ways to reduce the risks. Taper versus cutting needles and the proper application of each to reduce trauma and expense. Smart inventory management as a means of contributing to the clinic's bottom line will be discussed along with recommendations for developing a suture formulary to reduce capital expenditures in suture inventory.

Sponsored by Novartis



Saturday Meat & Greet Breakfast
The University of Minnesota Production Animal Medicine Club would like to invite you to the "Meat & Greet" event

Saturday, February 8, 2014
7:30 am -9:00 am
A breakfast buffet will be provided

What is Meat & Greet?

Meat & Greet is an event for food animal and mixed animal veterinarians and vet students.  This year, Meat & Greet will be held at the MVMA Annual Meeting.

Dr. Carissa Odland, Director of Animal Welfare at Pipestone Veterinary Clinic, will be giving a presentation on "How to respond when animal agriculture is portrayed in a negative way".  This is an incredibly important topic that can impact any production animal species.

This is a great chance to meet some of the food animal veterinary students that will be graduating in the coming years.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Katie Wedel ( or Matt Brady (

Please RSVP to the following survey link if you plan to attend

Please encourage other veterinarians to attend, as well!



AnselAnimal Awards Lunch
with keynote speaker Ron Schara and dog Raven from Minnesota Bound

Come see the winning animals receive their outstanding companion, professional and hero awards

Saturday, February 8, 2014
12:00 – 2:00 pm

Ron Schara and Raven from Minnesota Bound will follow as our Keynote presenters and will share their stores of the great outdoors.













The Convention is being held at the H
ilton Hotel Minneapolis. A block of rooms has been reserved for the MVMA with a contracted rate of $99 if your reservation is made by January 15TH, 2014. Please request the group rate for the MVMA or enter discount code "Vet", parking is complimentary if you stay at the Hilton Hotel. To make an online reservation click here.




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