2019 LNL
Lunch 'N Learn

Lunch 'N Learn sessions were developed in 2013 as a way to help busy MVMA members obtain CE credits without having to leave work. The free online one-hour members-only sessions are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm (central). Attendees receive 1 interactive CE credit.
WebEx meeting software is used to conduct the online Lunch 'n Learn series. Join a test meeting now to ensure your device is set-up properly. 

2019 Lunch 'N Learn Schedule


Tuesday, June 11-Retirement Planning and Exit Strategies

Chandler MacLean, Business Banking Officer, Vice President, Bank of the West
Successful retirement and succession planning is an important issue to many small business owners, especially veterinary practice owners, to ensure a comfortable retirement and ongoing success of their business once they are gone. In today’s fast-paced and hectic business culture, it is also often an overlooked or neglected aspect of private practice business planning. In this conversation, we will discuss strategies and tactics for addressing retirement planning, and important benchmarks to keep in mind along the way.

Chandler MacLean is a vice president and business banker at Bank of the West with more than 10 years of experience working with small business owners and private practices. He helps to facilitate successful private practice transitions across the Midwest, including succession and retirement planning with retiring veterinarians.

Tuesday, July 9-The State (of Minnesota) Companion Animal Rescues

Margaret Gordon, VMD, MVMA Chair, Animal Welfare Committee
Learn about the history of companion animal rescues, hear an overview of national efforts to involve veterinarians in the oversight of animal rescue efforts and to hear about where Minnesota stands in these efforts. This is a discussion format, so please bring your voice to share your knowledge, experiences, and ideas on how Minnesota veterinarians can stay progressive, create standards of care for rescues and better support rescues.

Dr. Margaret Gordon graduated from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 with an award and grant in Small Animal Medicine. She practiced emergency medicine and primary care in Brooklyn, New York until 2008 and then moved to Minneapolis and practices them now in the Twin Cities. She has developed a passion to help bring more veterinary expertise to the animal rescue world and to make sure that the word “rescue” is always synonymous with less pain and a better future. Margaret currently sits on the board of MN SNAP and is the Chair of the MVMA Small Animal Welfare Committee.

Tuesday, August 13-AVMA Update

Matt Boyle, DVM, AVMA Delegate 
Sharon Hurley, DVM, AVMA Delegate
Join your AVMA Delegates to hear about the recently concluded AMVA Convention 2019 in Washington, DC. They will provide AVMA House of Delegates highlights and updates.

Tuesday, September 10-Science of Enrichment

Brian Greco, DVM, Animal and Food Science, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Tuesday, October 8-CBD Products and Veterinary Medicine

Cody Wiberg, PharmD, MS, RPh, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy
Join Dr. Cody Wiberg, Executive Director of the MN Board of Pharmacy, as he explains the Minnesota laws related to CBD in products being sold for animal consumption.

Cody Wiberg received a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota in 1985.  He has worked as a clinical pharmacist, community pharmacist, and nursing home consultant. From 1999, until he joined the Board in September of 2005, he was the Pharmacy Program Manager for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Dr. Wiberg is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and an Instructor and Course Director for the University of Florida Graduate School. (From which he received a Master of Science in Pharmacy Policy and Outcomes in 2009).  Dr. Wiberg was named to Minnesota Physician's quadrennial list of the state's 100 Most Influential Health Care Leaders in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

Tuesday, November 12-Introduction to Bovine Fetal Gender Determination

Erika Wierman, DVM, Staff Veterinarian, EI Medical 
Bovine practitioners will learn the basics of fetal gender determination via transrectal ultrasound.  General concepts will be discussed, followed by numerous example images of fetuses in various stages of gestation and positions.  Participants should have a knowledge of basic reproductive ultrasound interpretation.

Dr. Erika Wierman is a 2008 honors graduate of the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine.  Following an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, she worked in private practice until she joined E.I. Medical Imaging as the staff veterinarian.  Dr. Wierman manages the education and training department at EIMI, where she teaches current and future customers as well as vet students to incorporate ultrasound into their practices.