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.
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2021-2022 LUNCH N LEARN SCHEDULE

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Tuesday, August 10-Our Success with Calf Auto Feeders

Kristin Solum-Quist, Minglewood Inc.
Kristin Quist and her family at Minglewood Inc. near Dear Park, WI have been feeding their calves with auto feeders since 2012. While they have been very successful in rising calves with auto feeders, they have also had their struggles over the last 11 years. Kristin will discuss what has made them successful by feeding their calves in group housing.


Tuesday, September 14-Balancing Act: Protein, Fats and Carbs in Cats

Adrienne Bautista, DVM, PhD, DACVT, Scientific Services Veterinarian, Royal Canin
You will discuss what macronutrients are and why they are important, how macronutrient levels impact diets, and how adjusting macronutrient levels can be used in disease management. Finally, you will address certain "macronutrient myths" regarding protein, fat, and carbohydrate intake in cats.

Knowledge is power and helping others obtain a better understanding of nutrition so they can speak confidently to others is the goal. Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Bautista moved to California to pursue her doctoral degree in physiology. After completing her PhD, she went on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Following her DVM, Dr. Bautista practiced small animal general and emergency medicine in Sacramento and served as the campus veterinarian for a local veterinary technology program. She returned to the University of California to complete a residency in veterinary toxicology, becoming board certified in 2015 (American Board of Veterinary Toxicology). Dr. Bautista then returned to general practice before landing in her current position with Royal Canin as a Scientific Services Veterinarian. She is excited to share her knowledge with all.


Tuesday, October 12-Veterinary Compounding in Modern Practice

Patricia (Patsy) Douglas, RPh, FACVP, Wedgewood Pharmacy
Join Dr. Douglas as she presents specifics to MN Pharmacy laws and be able to answer questions on how to develop proficient and beneficial pharmacy protocols within veterinary practices.


Tuesday, November 9-Always by My Side: The Role of Animals in World War II

KateAn Hunter, DVM, Trupanion
The partnership between humans and animals has enhanced our lives and advanced society. But this partnership can be used both for and against us. During World War II, the use of animals in warfare shifted from horses for transportation to more creative and sometimes troubling roles for animals. This presentation reviews a variety of interesting and sometimes surprising ways that animals were integral to forces on all sides of the history of WWII.

Dr. KateAn Hunter graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 after a career as a research chemist. In 1996, she opened Carver Lake Veterinary Center in Woodbury. This small animal practice is AAHA accredited and provide primary care for a wide variety of companion animals. Both at Carver Lake Veterinary Center and in her personal life, she has dedicated herself to sharing with others what can be accomplished when humans and animals work together. For over 35 years, she has trained and competed with her dogs in obedience, agility, nosework rally, and musical freestyle.  She volunteered with her horse for the Dakota County Sheriffs Mounted Patrol for 12 years, working in search and rescue, security, and public relations.  She has served on numerous boards including as President of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. She now works for Trupanion to educate veterinarians and clients on the benefits of medical insurance for pets.


Tuesday, December 14-Ophthalmology

Andrew Rogen, DVM, Animal Emergency Referral Center (AERC)


Tuesday, January 11-Contracts

Michael Salchert, Larkin Hoffman


Tuesday, February 8-Canine Studies on Commonly Seen Dental Problems in Your Practice

Gary Goldstein, DVM, FAVC, DAVDC, Lakefield Veterinary Group
Case studies will be reviewed that include discussing signs, symptoms and treatment modalities that can be performed in general practices and when it is appropriate to refer these cases. Topics included: Interceptive Orthodontics (retained deciduous teeth and common malocclusions); Fractured Teeth (complicated and non-complicated crown fractures); Maxillary Swelling (various causes and diseases associated with maxillary swelling); and Feline Tooth Resorption (proper diagnosis and treatment options).

Dr. Goldstein graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. In 1987 he became a Charter Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and in 1992 he became Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery. He was Professor and section head of the Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery service for thirteen years at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center. Dr. Goldstein currently is the Executive Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions for Lakefield Veterinary Group, working with fellow colleagues, to identify like-minded veterinarians to join the Lakefield family. He was presented the Presidential Medal for Stewardship by the American Veterinary Dental College in 2015, voted one of the top 15 Veterinary Dental Professors in the country in 2014, was presented the Dr. Peter Emily American Veterinary Dental Service award in 2011 and was named outstanding faculty of the year in 2006 by the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association.


Tuesday, March 8-Canine Fitness

Kate An Hunter, DVM, Trupanion

Dr. KateAn Hunter graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 after a career as a research chemist. In 1996, she opened Carver Lake Veterinary Center in Woodbury. This small animal practice is AAHA accredited and provide primary care for a wide variety of companion animals. Both at Carver Lake Veterinary Center and in her personal life, she has dedicated herself to sharing with others what can be accomplished when humans and animals work together. For over 35 years, she has trained and competed with her dogs in obedience, agility, nosework rally, and musical freestyle.  She volunteered with her horse for the Dakota County Sheriffs Mounted Patrol for 12 years, working in search and rescue, security, and public relations.  She has served on numerous boards including as President of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. She now works for Trupanion to educate veterinarians and clients on the benefits of medical insurance for pets.


Tuesday, April 12-Feline Retrovirus Infections: Past, Present, and Perplexing

Sally Ryan, DVM, IDEXX
Around the world, the prevalence of feline retrovirus infections shows little change relative to a decade ago. These infectious diseases remain an important area of concern for regular surveillance as well as differential diagnoses for cats presenting with oral disease, abscesses, and respiratory signs. New information on diagnostic tests, staging the disease, and management of infected cats will be presented. A case-based approach will be used to demonstrate the perplexing nature of retrovirus infections in cats.

Dr. Sally Ryan is an enthusiastic and experienced leader in the veterinary industry. She obtained her Bachelors in Animal Science at the University of Vermont and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at  Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked as a shelter, primary care and emergency veterinarian. For almost twenty years, she led a  multi-site emergency veterinary organization as medical director. She currently works as an IDEXX Professional Services Veterinarian in the upper midwest. In this role, she provides continual education on variety of topics related to veterinary diagnostics. Dr. Ryan enjoys music, art, traveling and spending time with her husband, sons and pets. She lives in Minnesota and spends much of her time visiting extended family in Vermont.


Tuesday, May 10-Mental Health in Veterinary Medicine

Athena Diesch-Chham, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Veterinary Social Worker, University of Minnesota, CVM & VMC


Tuesday, June 14-Dairy Herd Health

TBA


Tuesday, July 12-Nutrition

Royal Canin


Tuesday, August 9-Managing Your Money Buckets

Garret Colao, The Vitality Group powered by North Star Financial


Tuesday, September 13-TBA

Hills


Tuesday, October 11-Contract Employees/Relief Veterinarians

Anne Brown, Attorney, Sjoberg & Tebelius


Tuesday, November 8-TBA

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Tuesday, December 13-TBA

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