Schedule

As one of the largest veterinary conferences in the upper mid-west, the MVMA is an ideal place to fulfill your CE requirements. Attendees of all backgrounds and job descriptions can take advantage of the 100+ hours of educational sessions. The links below will take you to that day's schedule.
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Wednesday, February 1-Pre-Annual Meeting Trainings
(free, but must be registered for the Annual Meeting)
8:30am-5:00pm Sheltering Animal Foundations in Emergencies Mr. Garret Leonard
1:00pm-4:30pm How Yoga Philosophy Can Help You Be a Better Veterinarian and Gain More Peace in Your Life Dr. Teresa Hershey
  Thursday, February   
7:45am-9:00am Welcome and General Session
The Economic State of the Veterinary Profession
Dr. Nancy Peterson
Dr. Clint Neill
  Thursday Morning I-9:00 am-9:50 am  
Small Animal I Cancer Screening for Dogs: A Veterinary Oncologist's Perspective Dr. Jenna Burton
Small Animal II Opioid Crisis Dr. Jane Quandt
Small Animal III How to Get Started with Avian Medicine Dr. Christoph Mans
Small Ruminant  Out-of-Season Breeding Management for Small Ruminants
Dr. Brady Myers
Swine  Coming Soon TBA
WeGIVE
Sponsored by Mission Animal Hospital
Structural Changes that Promote Equity Ms. Kellie Lager
  Thursday Morning II-10 am-10:50 am  
Small Animal I Canine Lymphoma: Update on Diagnostics and Treatment Dr. Jenna Burton
Small Animal II Alternative Analgesics Dr. Jane Quandt
Small Animal III Avian Nutrition and Related Disorders Dr. Christoph Mans
Small Ruminant  Assisted Reproductive Techniques for Small Ruminants Dr. Brady Mans
Swine  Coming Soon  TBA
WeGIVE
Sponsored by Restorative Path Counseling
Conflict Management and Personalities: The Intersections We Work with When We Work with People  Ms. Athena Diesch-Chham
  Thursday Morning III-11:30 am-12:20 pm  
Small Animal I Managing Mast Cell Tumors Dr. Jenna Burton
Small Animal II New Analgesic Updates Dr. Jane Quandt
Small Animal III Sedation and Analgesia in Birds Dr. Christoph Mans
Small Ruminant  Feed Cost Control and Alternative Feeds  Dr. Dan Morrical
Swine Developing a Model Protocol for Tracking Antibiotic Use and AMR Monitoring Dr. Taylor Spronk
WeGIVE
Sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension
 Coming Soon Ms. Emily Krekelberg
1:00pm-1:50pm Just in Time Lunch Discussion
Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About the MN Board of Animal Health
 Drs. Marion Garcia, Courtney Wheeler,
Myah Walker, Stephan Schaefbauer, & Joni Scheftel
  Thursday Afternoon I-2:00 pm-2:50 pm  
Small Animal I Bladder Cancer: Update on Diagnostics and Treatment Dr. Jenna Burton
Small Animal II Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient Dr. Jane Quandt
Small Animal III Managing Common Avian Emergencies Dr. Christoph Mans
Small Ruminant Mineral and Vitamin Issues for Sheep and Goats Dr. Dan Morrical
Cutting Edge Apoquel Use in Cats Dr. Melissa Eisenschenk
Comparative Medicine Simon Brimhall, VMD, Minnesota Veterinary Pioneer  Dr. Thomas Meier
Veterinary Practice Plus New Trends in State Veterinary Regulations and MN Updates  Dr. Julia Wilson
  Thursday Afternoon II-3:20 pm-4:10 pm  
Small Animal I Update on Cancer: Diagnostics and Treatment for Cats Dr. Jenna Burton
Small Animal II Anesthesia for the Difficult Patient Dr. Jane Quandt
Small Animal III Avian Respiratory and Cardiac Disorders Dr. Christoph Mans
Small Ruminant Feeding Meat Goats Correctly Dr. Dan Morrical
Cutting Edge Utilizing the Blastomyces Urine Antigen Test Dr. Laura Motschenbacher
Comparative Medicine Non-traditional Veterinary Career Paths Drs. Tiffany Sarrafian & Tobin Emric
Veterinary Practice Plus Establishing and Implementing an Emergency Call Group Drs. Deborah Piepgras, Tyler Fuhrman & Rachael Johnson
  Thursday Afternoon III-4:20 pm-5:10 pm  
Small Animal I Targeted and Immuno-therapies in Veterinary Oncology: What's Available and on the Horizon Dr. Jenna Burton
Small Animal II Anesthesia for the Patient with Renal Disease Dr. Jane Quandt
Small Animal III Avian Reproductive Tract Disorders Dr. Christoph Mans
Small Ruminant Implementation of GFI #263 in ways that work for Practitioners and Sheep and Goat Producers Dr. Cindy Wolf
Cutting Edge Veterinary Interventional Radiology: Novel Treatment Strategies for Frustrating Diseases Dr. Tracy Hill
Comparative Medicine Resident Research Platform Drs. Robin Sherwin, Julia Smachlo,
Josephine Lawrenece, & Julie Jacobs
Veterinary Practice Plus Veterinary Technician Licensure in 2023 Dr. Al Balay & Ms. Kim Horne
  Friday, February 3  
7:30am-8:20am Coffee Chat-Sponsored by Zoetis
Building a LIFELINE-Suffering in Silence: OA and Chronic Pain in Cats
Dr. Nikko Grossapoulous
7:30am-8:20am Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM) Prayer Breakfast
Transformation from Romans 12 and Updates of CVMs Work Around the World
 
  Friday Morning I-8:45am-9:35 am  
Small Animal I Psychopharmacology I-Daily Drugs: Indications, Doses and Effects Dr. Meghan Herron
Small Animal II Orthopedic Diagnosis Overview: Gait, Clinical Exam & Imaging Choices Dr. Ian Holsworth
Small Animal III Introduction to Veterinary Integrative Medicine Dr. Robert Silver
Equine On-Farm Nutritional Assessments and Common Nutrient Gaps Ms. Abby Keegan
Bovine Hairy Heel Warts-Part I Dr. Terry Engelken
Practice Management
Sponsored by BI
5 Uncomfortable Truths About Your Practice Worth Knowing Mr. Bashore Halow
  Friday Morning II-10:10am-11:00am  
Small Animal I Psychopharmacology II-Event Meds: Indications, Doses, and Effects Dr. Meghan Herron
Small Animal II Neuropathic Lameness & Management  Dr. Ian Holsworth
Small Animal III The Medicinal Magic of Functional Mushrooms for Veterinarians Dr. Robert Silver
Equine Feeding the Overweight Horse
Dr. Krishona Martinson
Bovine Hairy Heel Warts-Part II Dr. Terry Engelken
Practice Management
Sponsored by BI
Communication and Workflow in the Age of Stress-Part I Mr. Bashore Halow
Council of Senior Vets History of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Susan Jones
  Friday Morning III-11:10am-12 pm  
Small Animal I My House is Not Your Toilet: Feline Elimination Disorders Dr. Meghan Herron
Small Animal II The Challenge of Shoulder Lameness and Treatment Dr. Ian Holsworth
Small Animal III Review of Published Medicinal Mushroom Studies in Veterinary Species
Dr. Robert Silver
Equine Broodmare and Growing Horse Nutrition
Ms. Abby Keegan
Bovine Mastitis Treatment Updates Dr. Erin Royster
Practice Management
Sponsored by BI
Communication and Workflow in the Age of Stress-Part II Mr. Bashore Halow
12:00pm-1:50pm MVMA Business Meeting & Awards Dr. Nancy Peterson
  Friday Afternoon I-2:00 pm-2:50 pm
 
Small Animal I Starting Off on the Right Claw: The Basics of Kitten Behavior and Problem Prevention Dr. Meghan Herron
Small Animal II The Hip: A Ball & Socket and its Challenges from Birth to Death Dr. Ian Holsworth
Small Animal III Introduction to Nutraceuticals Dr. Robert Silver
Equine Equine Metabolic Disorders, Differentiation and Nutrition Goals
Dr. Abby Keegan
Bovine Mastitis Treatment Updates Dr. Erin Royster
Practice Management
Sponsored by BI
Numbers to Watch in a Wobbly Economy Mr. Bashore Halow
  Friday Afternoon II-3:30 pm-4:20 pm  
Small Animal I Start Off on the Right Paw: The Basics of Puppy Behavior and Problem Prevention Dr. Meghan Herron
Small Animal II Stifle Instability: The Current Understanding Dr. Ian Holsworth
Small Animal III Cannabis in Veterinary Practice-Part I: Cannabis Constituents and their Biological Targets Dr. Robert Silver
Equine Feeding the Microbiome: An Emerging Science
Ms. Abby Keegan & Dr. Krishona Martinson
Bovine Coming Soon TBA
Practice Management
Sponsored by BI
Train of Thought-Part I Mr. Bashore Halow
  Friday Afternoon III-4:30 pm-5:20 pm  
Small Animal I Behavior Changes in the Aging Pet Dr. Meghan Herron
Small Animal II The Fracture Challenge: What to do and When Dr. Ian Holsworth
Small Animal III Cannabis in Veterinary Practice Part II: Practicum on Veterinary Legality; Product Selection; Safety Studies: Dosing Considerations Dr. Robert Silver
Equine  Stress, Recovery and Challenges in Feeding the Performance Horse Ms. Abby Keegan
Bovine Coming Soon TBA
Practice Management
Sponsored by BI
Train of Thought-Part II Mr. Bashore Halow
5:30pm-7:00pm Friday Night Reception & Midway Games Exhibit Hall
   Saturday, February 4  
7:00am-7:50am Coffee Chat-Sponsored by Elanco
Recipe for Wellbeing
Dr. Heidi Hulon
  Saturday Morning I-8:00am-8:50am  
Small Animal I Normal Dental Radiographic Anatomy in the Dog and Cat Dr. Emily Edstrom
Small Animal II The Complete Ophthalmic Exam: Back to Basics Dr. Elizabeth Giuliano
Small Animal III Keeping Up to Date with Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease Dr. Sandy Tou
Bovine
Sponsored by Diamond V
Bovine Microbiome Dr. Ehsan Khafipour
Public Health MN One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative Drs. Amanda Beaudoin &
Jennifer Granick
Practice Management
Sponsored by Butler Vet Insurance
Workers Compensation for Veterinary Practices Mr. Bill Bulter
  Saturday Morning II-9:30am-10:20am  
Small Animal I Endodontic Disease vs. Periodontal Disease Dr. Emily Edstrom
Small Animal II Let's Put the "Fun" in Funduscopy Again Dr. Elizabeth Giuliano
Small Animal III Keeping Up to Date with Dilated Cardiomyopathy Dr. Sandy Tou
Bovine
Sponsored by Diamond V
Prebiotics, Probiotics and Postbiotics-What is What? Dr. Ehsan Khafipour
Public Health Official Veterinarians at Exhibitions Dr. Brian Hoefs
Practice Management
Sponsored by Elanco
Navigating Difficult Client Conversations Dr. Heidi Hulon
  Saturday Morning III-11:00am-11:50am  
Small Animal I The Cat's Me-OUCH!: Common Oral Pathology in Cats Dr. Emily Edstrom
Small Animal II Having Trouble Getting that Chronic Superficial Ulcer to Heal? Help with those Pesky Indolent Erosions Dr. Elizabeth Giuliano
Small Animal III Heart Murmurs in Cats: To Be or Not to Be HCM? Dr. Sandy Tou
Bovine
Sponsored by Diamond V
Practical "Biotic" Usage in Calves, Dairy and Beef  Dr. Mario Riboni
Public Health Coming Soon TBA
Practice Management
Sponsored by Trust Point Inc.
Don't Be in the Doghouse! Understand How Fiduciary Duties Impact Your Retirement Plan Mr. Jon Marquet &
Ms. Allyson Krause
12:00pm-1:45pm Keynote
Anything is Possible
Matt "Armless Archer" Stutzman
   Saturday Afternoon I-1:45pm-2:35pm  
Small Animal I Malocclusions and Why They Matter  Dr. Emily Edstrom 
Small Animal II If a Picture is Worth a 1000 Words, Let's Learn How to Capture All of the Words   Dr. Elizabeth Giuliano
Small Animal III Diagnosis of Heart Failure: Radiographs and Beyond Dr. Sandy Tou
Bovine
Sponsored by Diamond V
Beef x Dairy: A Packer's Experience Dr. Zeb Gray
Public Health Canine Brucellosis in MN Dr. Veronica Bartsch
Practice Management
Sponsored by Dyste Williams 
The Benefits of Benefits Mr. Andy Ahlberg &
Ms. Stacy Meehen
  Saturday Afternoon II-2:45pm-3:35pm  
Small Animal I Dental Emergencies and Oral Trauma Dr. Emily Edstrom
Small Animal II Eyelid Surgery: Pearls to Optimize Functional and Cosmetic Outcomes Dr. Elizabeth Giuliano
Small Animal III Treatment of Heart Failure: Lasix and Beyond Dr. Sandy Tou
Bovine  Creating Pathways for New Hires Dr. Tim Goldsmith
Public Health Coming Soon TBA
Practice Management
Sponsored by Royal Canin
The Art Behind Persuading Clients Ms. Maxine Curley
  Saturday Afternoon III-3:45pm-4:35pm  
Small Animal I Lumps and Bumps: Common Oral Tumors Dr. Emily Edstrom
Small Animal II Enucleation Surgery: Why Does this Seems More Difficult than the Textbooks Say? Dr. Elizabeth Giuliano
Small Animal III Recognizing and Treating Life-Threatening Arrhythmias Dr. Sandy Tou
Bovine Coming Soon Dr. Joe Armstrong
Public Health MN Board of Animal & MN Department of Health Updates Drs. Courtney Wheeler & 
Stephanie Yendell
Practice Management
Sponsored by Panacea Financial
How to Handle Finances Meow and in the Future: Student Debt, Buying a House & Getting into Practice Mr. Rob Borcherding