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Friday Christian Veterinary Mission Prayer BreakfastEducational Opportunities

February 8th, 2013 7:00 - 8:45 am
We welcome veterinarians, spouses, students, technicians and veterinary representatives to register for the breakfast and join us. We celebrate 21 years at the annual meeting of MVMA having a program high-lighting and encouraging veterinarians to use their veterinary skills to help the poor and strengthen the Church in underdeveloped countries. This year we have two speakers.

Dr. Jeff Bender (MN 1989, Masters 1992). Jeff was one of the speakers 21 years ago who shared his plans to serve under CVM in the country of Uzbekistan. Today Jeff has become a frequent spokesperson to the media relating to human/animal disease outbreaks. An example, as director of the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, Jeff was involved with the swine flu situation at our recent MN state fair. He wears several hats at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health Department. Jeff will share a special concern of his; "our role in poverty alleviation".

Dr. Jamie Slingluff (Western University 2010, MS University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health). We welcome Jamie to MN as she begins a veterinary public health residency at our veterinary college. Jamie was very active at Western University in the student CVM group serving as its president and participated in short-term missions to Uganda and Haiti. She will share from those experiences. Both speakers come with public health specialties which are becoming more in demand throughout the entire world.


Dr. Reidenberg


Breakfast Seminar on Ecology and Control of Ticks
1 CE credit available

Friday - 7:30 am - 8:30 am
with Dr. Michael Dryden

Tick control can be difficult and frustrating due to multiple factors. One common misconception is that flea control and tick control are similar. While the same products are often used to control both fleas and ticks, performance of the products, and ecology of theses parasites are markedly different. Reports of product failures are common and resistance is often touted as the reason for these failures. However, various biologic and ecologic factors are actually responsible for most perceived control failures such as multiple tick species, change in distribution and density, prolonged life cycles, high reproductive capacity, our inability to control wildlife hosts and client expectations of product performance.

Sponsored by Merial


MVMA Business & Awards Luncheon (must be a member)U of MN Vet Med

Friday, February 8, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Hilton Hotel Minneaplis

If you are a MVMA member, please plan to atttend this meeting! Awards for Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Service, Outstanding Faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Outstanding Industry Representative, and Veterinary Service will be presented. Check your registration form, as seating is limited and tickets are required.



Dr. Reidenberg


Exhibitors Event CASINO NIGHT!
Silent Auction ends at 7:30 pm

Friday - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Don't miss it! The ballroom will be transformed into a casino hall on Friday night, February 8, 2013. Food and beverage stands will be placed throughout the casino hall. Take the opportunity to talk with friends and colleagues in a less formal way and enjoy the special entertainment at the MVMA Annual Meeting. Bid on the many items at the MVMF Silent Auction that ends this evening. Win great prizes.

Join the MVMA, MAVT and the Exhibitors for food, drink, casino games, converstaton, entertainment, and fun!




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 EXTENDED January 28TH, 2013. Please request the group rate for the MVMA, parking is complimentary if you stay at the Hilton Hotel. To make an online reservation click here.




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