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New England Veterinary Conference

Thursday, September 14- Sunday, September 17, 2017 (7 credits per day for lectures, labs vary)

Portland, Maine

For more information or to register: or 800-297-1749


Thursday labs and workshops include: ultrasound, canine rehabilitation, common soft tissue surgeries, common ophthalmic surgeries, anesthesia monitoring (technicians)

Friday Lectures: Small Animal Neurology (McCue), Fear Free for Veterinarians (Primm), Pharmacology, including 3 hours on prescribing opioids (Fellman/Byrne), Oncology (Smith), Chickens (Lichtenwalner), USDA Modules 7, 19 & 23

Saturday Lectures: Practice Management (Roark), Small Animal Endocrinology (Bruyette), Equine Ophthalmology (Clode), Fear Free for Technicians (Primm), Small Animal Surgery (Levin), Geriatric/End of Life Care (Gardner), Veterinary Career Transitions (Wohlferth-Bethke/Pope-Robinson)

Sunday Lectures: Practice Management (Glassman), Small Animal Endocrinology (Bruyette), Animal CSI (Merck), Equine Imaging (Edwards), Nutrition (Burns), Wildlife Medicine for the General Practitioner (Tseng), Well-being (Pope-Robinson)


ACVO, Practical Ophthalmology for General Practitioners Course
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland – Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The ACVO offers a course customized to the needs of general practitioners each year in conjunction with its annual conference. We invite regional general practice veterinarians who wish to gain applicable knowledge in up-to-date veterinary ophthalmology practice to attend the eight hour CE session. Registrants do not have to be registered for the general conference to attend.

The registration fee is $225 and includes your registration, CE form, separate course proceedings, continental breakfast, lunch and access to vendor hall. You will also be provided online access to this courses' sessions post-meeting for up to 6 months, share these courses with practitioners in your office for no additional fee! This is unlimited access to an interactive, searchable video with speaker presentations synced with PowerPoint slides. (A 50% reduced fee is available for students. Walk-up registration is first-come, first-served.)

MVMA 2017 Fall CE Conference

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

6 CE Credits

DoubleTree Westborough Hotel


Early Bird Session

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

USDA Accreditation Module 29: Veterinary Feed Directive (1 CE)

Morning Sessions (3 CE)

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Sessions Run Concurrently)

Small Animal GI - David Twedt, DVM, DACVIM

The GI sessions will cover important esophageal swallowing and inflammatory disorders.   Using case based examples chronic vomiting and diarrhea will both be presented including key diagnostic and treatment plans to improve your success with these cases.

Topics will include:

·Esophagus: The Forgotten Organ

·That Chronic Vomiting Cat

·Those Frustrating Chronic Diarrhea Cases

The Female Dog: Common Problems Practitioners May Face with Fertile Myrtle - Cynthia O'Connor, DVM, DACT

A discussion of common reproductive problems general practitioners may face in practice including medical care during pregnancy and lactation, timing a C-section, dystocia, metritis, mastitis, pyometra, and managing patients that are high risk for ovariohysterectomy.

Bee Medicine: General Overview and Massachusetts Apiary Program - Tony Lulek, Bee Keeper & Kim Skyrm, PhD

Beekeeping and Beyond

A short history on beekeeping, the fundamentals of basic beekeeping, including equipment, acquiring honeybees, the trials and tribulations of keeping honeybees, and the impact our current agricultural situation has on honeybees and all pollinators.

Apiculture in Massachusetts

· Status of national and local honey bee populations

· MDAR support of honey bees and other pollinators

· MDAR Apiary program

· MA Apiary Laws and Regulations

· MDAR Bee Kill Investigation Program


Equine Medicine Part I - Thomas Divers, DVM, DACVIM

Lyme Disease in Horses

This presentation will discuss clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of horses with Lyme disease. Available data on vaccination of horses for Lyme disease will also be presented.

Equine Leptospirosis

Clinical disorders caused by Leptospira infection in horses will be presented along with diagnostic testing and treatments for the disease. A discussion on use of the equine Leptospira vaccine will be included in the presentation.

Infectious Diseases Update I

This presentation will review recent and clinically relevant findings on equine infectious gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases.


Afternoon Sessions (3 CE)

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Sessions Run Concurrently)

Liver and Pancreatic Disease in the Dog and Cat - David Twedt, DVM, DACVIM

The approach to a patient with abnormal liver enzymes and when to do a biopsy will be covered. Copper associated liver disease and chronic hepatitis are common and the diagnosis and treatment plan is discussed. Mucoceles, vacuolar hepatopathies, MVD and ductal plate anomalies are all newer emerging disorders and the latest information will be presented.

Topics will include:

·Clinical Approach to Abnormal Liver Enzymes

·Chronic Hepatitis; Diagnosis and Treatment

·Some Emerging Newer Liver Conditions

Update on Infectious Diseases of Dogs and Cats - Michael Stone, DVM, DACVIM

3 hours of new information on selected infectious diseases of dogs and cats including: Canine Influenza Virus, Tick-borne diseases, Feline Infectious Peritonitis, Feline Leukemia Virus, Virulent Systemic Calcivirus Infection, Canine Parvovirus, and Feline Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Additional topics may be covered if time permits! Please bring your questions regarding problem cases.

Bee Medicine: Diseases - Christopher Cripps, DVM

Honey bees are a new species for most veterinarians. Learn about common diseases and conditions of honey bees and their treatment and prevention. We will also discuss the new FDA approvals for antibiotics used for honey bees and when to issue a prescription or veterinary feed directive to a beekeeper.

Equine Medicine Part II - Thomas Divers, DVM, DACVIM

Infectious Diseases Update II

This presentation will review recent and clinically relevant findings on equine infectious respiratory and neurologic diseases.

Clinical Pathology in Clinical Practice: A Problem-Based Approach

The presentation will discuss the value of clinical pathology testing in evaluating horses with a variety of common clinical problems such as weight loss, fever, colic, hemorrhage, hemolysis, poor performance, etc.

Disorders Related to Vitamin E and Selenium Deficiencies

Horses housed in the northeastern United States are at high risk of vitamin E and selenium deficiency. Treatments, prognoses, and preventive measures will be discussed.

For more information and to register visit


Canadian Basic Veterinary Acupuncture Certification Course (IVAS)

Oct. 31, 2017-Apr. 14, 2018

Michener Institute, University of Toronto, 222 St. Patrick St., Toronto,
Ontario, Canada

Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 Canadian Basic Veterinary Acupuncture
Course, at Receive your veterinary acupuncture certification
from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Five modules combining
lecture, wetlab and hands-on case workshops starting October 31st, 2017. Toronto
is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with easy (often direct) flight access to our
international airport from most anywhere in the world. Only a 90 minute flight
from Boston, Chicago or New York City, under 2 hours from Washington, 4 hours
from Miami and 5 hours from Seattle and LA. We're closer than you'd think! All
lecture material will be in English however francophone Teaching Associates are
on staff. Visit for more information and registration forms.
Course fees are in Canadian dollars, and the exchange rate is very favorable at
the moment. Our early registration discount makes it even more affordable, so
act soon!







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