Welcome to the Southeastern Wisconsin VMA website. This site is a resource for the Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association and their members.

Our Mission

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association's mission is to provide high quality continuing education for members, to foster fellowship among Milwaukee area veterinary professionals, to promote the profession to the general public, and to provide local leadership for veterinary related issues.



2018 Upcoming Events:


DATE: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association invites all DVMs and CVTs to:

"Seizures: Old & New" (Click to view brochure.)

Digital radiography was brought to the imaging market in the early 1980s. Since that time the increasing power of computers and the advent of micro-electronics have allowed the development of faster, high resolution imaging systems. Recent research in software design has brought about the development of new, unique digital imaging applications. At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendee will be able to:
- Discuss the three methods of creating a digital radiograph.
- Understand the analog and digital imaging chain.
- Identify the advantages of digital imaging versus analog imaging.
- Appreciate the advanced applications for digital radiography.


PRESENTED BY: Thomas Hanson, DVM, MS Practice Limited to Diagnostic Imaging Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center

Dr. Hanson received his DVM from St. George's University and completed a clinical year at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and his radiology residency at University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hanson also has his MS degree in management from Cardinal Stritch University. Dr. Hanson completed a small animal internship at VCA Animal Hospital in Aurora, IL with rotations in multiple specialties. In addition, Dr. Hanson has 15 years of experience in human radiology as a technologist, manager, and PACS manger as well as 17 years of experience at GE Healthcare in customer training and product development. Affiliations: ACVR, AVMA, ARRT. Professional Interests: Expanding the use of CT in veterinary medicine.

LOCATION:


TIME: 6:30 p.m. Registration & Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Presentation
RSVP by: Thursday, January 4, 2018
R.S.V.P to: Please email name(s), clinic and number of attendees to - rsvp4mvma@aol.com


Sponsored By: Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association

This invitation is for DVM's and CVT's!
1.2 CE credits will be provided.


***We will be accepting 2018 dues payments.




2017 Past Events:


DATE: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This meeting was canceled due to inclement weather.

Please visit our association's website for news, membership application and information related to CE events.


DATE: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association invites all DVMs and CVTs to:

"Digital Radiography: Past, Present & Future" (Click to view brochure.)

This case-based, discussion-style presentation will cover the initial stabilization of several common, immediately life-threatening emergencies using equipment and drugs already available in most general practices. We will begin by discussing the general principles that apply to stabilization of all critically ill patients including tips to prepare your team to successfully (and calmly) manage emergencies that arrive without advanced notice or that occur while patients are in the hospital, using a systematic initial evaluation designed to identify the most life-threatening problems first, and how to immediately address problems with the ABC's (Airway, Breathing, Circulation). We will then move on to discuss several specific common emergencies such as severely injured hit-by-car patients, GDV, congestive heart failure, complications during anesthesia, etc. Attendees will choose the specific disease conditions we will discuss by voting for their top choices from a list of specific diseases/injuries. We will discuss best recommendations for stabilization of the top 5-7 diseases, as well as some modifications if particular equipment/drugs are not available, or the client's financial resources are very limited. The goal is to provide practical information you can begin to use today with equipment that is already on hand.


PRESENTED BY: Armi Pigott, DVM, DACVECC - Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists

Armi Pigott is a board-certified Criticalist and Clinical Instructor at Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists in Milwaukee, WI. Originally from South Texas, he completed his undergraduate degree (BS in Animal Science, Texas A&M University) in 2003, his veterinary degree (Western University) in 2009, rotating internship (Pet Emergency Clinic - Ventura, CA) in 2010, Emergency and Critical Care Residency (Animal Emergency Center, Milwaukee, WI) in 2013, and subsequently worked in Emergency/Critical Care practice in California for a short time before returning to settle in Wisconsin.

LOCATION:


TIME: 6:30 p.m. Registration & Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Presentation
R.S.V.P by: By Thursday, February 23rd
R.S.V.P to: Please email attendee name(s), title, and clinic name to - rsvp4mvma@aol.com


Sponsored By: Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association

This invitation is for DVM's and CVT's!
1.5 CE credits will be provided.

Please visit our association's website for news, membership application and information related to CE events.


DATE: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association invites all DVM's and CVT's to a continuing education seminar:

"New and Amazing Options for Chronic Pain Management in Small Animals: The Lightning Round" (Click to view brochure.)


PRESENTED BY: Robert M. Stein, DVM, CVPP, CVA. CCRT, DAAPM

LOCATION:


TIME: Registration and Cocktails 6:00-6:30 pm, Dinner and Raffle Prizes 6:30-7:30 pm, Presentation 7:00-9:30 pm
RSVP by: Seats are limited so please RSVP as soon as possible
R.S.V.P to: (414)543-7387 or jamief@erforanimals.com
Please include name(s), clinic, and number of attendees.

SPONSOR: MVMA and Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals

This invitation is for DVM's and CVT's! 2.5 CE credits will be provided.

Please visit our association's website for news, membership application and information related to CE events.


DATE: Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association invites all veterinarians, technicians, hospital administrators, and receptionists to a continuing education event:

Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists Swing into Summer Symposium (Click to view brochure.)

LOCATION:

  • North Shore Event Centre (formerly Radisson Milwaukee North Shore)
  • 7065 North Port Washington Road
  • Milwaukee, WI 53217
  • 414.351.6960
  • www.northshoreeventcentre.com/
TIME:
  • Registration: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Registration & Lunch - Visit Sponsors
  • Seminars: 1:00 pm - 5:25 pm Sessions for Veterinarians (2 tracks of 4 or 7 sessions), Technicians, Hospital Administrators & Receptionists. Up to 4.0 CE credits.
  • Keynote speaker: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner and Keynote Speaker Joe Gerstandt, Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships. 1.0 CE credit.
RSVP by: April 1, 2017
R.S.V.P: All registration will be completed online only. Please visit www.lakeshorevetspecialists.com to complete your registration. No phone calls or fax RSVPs will be accepted. Please be sure to indicate if you will be attending the Keynote Address when you register as space is limited.
You will receive a confirmation email upon completion of your registration. You must bring your registration confirmation for admittance.

These seminars are free of charge thanks to all of our sponsors, including our lead sponsors:


*KEYNOTE PRESENTATION SPONSORED BY LIVE OAK AND MERIAL.

 

This invitation is for all in the veterinary field.Up to 4 CE credit hours CE credit is provided by MVMA.


DATE: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association invites all DVMs and CVTs to:

"Ophthalmic Emergencies" (Click to view brochure.)

Ophthalmic emergencies can be stressful for the veterinarian and their staff, not to mention the client and patient. We will review some of the most common cases presented on emergency basis and discuss tips for diagnosis and appropriate management.


PRESENTED BY: Peter Accola, DVM, MS, DACVO Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center Waukesha, WI

Dr. Accola received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison, Wisconsin. He received his Masters of Veterinary Ocular Pathology and completed his residency at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in Athens, Georgia.
Dr. Accola completed the Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts. He previously worked at Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital in Woburn, Massachusetts and Veterinary Emergency Service in Middleton, Wisconsin.

LOCATION:

  • Wisconsin Humane Society
  • 4500 W. Wisconsin Ave
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • 414.264.6257
  • www.wihumane.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m. Registration and Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Presentation
R.S.V.P by: Wednesday, May 3
R.S.V.P to: Please email name(s), clinic and number of attendees to - rsvp4mvma@aol.com


Sponsored By: MVMA, WVRC Emergency & Specialty Pet Care


1.0 CE credits will be provided.


DATE: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association invites all DVMs and CVTs to:

"Seizures: Old & New" (Click to view brochure.)

Dr. Williams will introduce seizures as a process with the pathophysiology and discuss some old and new options for anticonvulsant therapies, including side effects, therapeutic value and studies of late.


PRESENTED BY: Cassandra Williams, DVM, DACVIM-Neurology - Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center

Dr. Williams graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her Residency in Neurology at the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island. Prior to completing her residency, she completed her veterinary medical/surgical internship at Georgia Veterinary Specialists. Most recently, Dr. Williams practiced neurology at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Midtown, NY.

LOCATION:

  • Milwaukee Career College
  • 3077 North Mayfair Road
  • Wauwatosa, WI 53222
  • 414.257.2939
  • www.mkecc.edu/

TIME: 6:30 p.m. Registration & Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Presentation
R.S.V.P by: Friday, September 8th
R.S.V.P to: Please email attendee name(s), title, and clinic name to - rsvp4mvma@aol.com


Sponsored By: MVMA, Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center(WVRC), and PetCure


This invitation is for DVM's and CVT's! 1.0 CE credits will be provided.


***We will be accepting 2018 dues payments.


DATE: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association invites all DVMs and CVTs to:

"Top Tips for Diagnosis and Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs & Cats" (Click to view brochure.)

This talk will highlight key points in identification of congestive heart failure in canine and feline patients, and outline rational and practical initial therapies in both species.


PRESENTED BY: Rebecca Stepien, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology, Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Rebecca L. Stepien is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. She subsequently completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York, NY, and a cardiology residency and Master's degree at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Stepien has taught at the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK and at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and she has been a Clinical Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine since 1994. She is a past president of the Specialty of Cardiology in the American College of Veterinary Medicine, and currently serves as staff cardiologist and Chief of Small Animal Services at UW Veterinary Care in Madison, WI. Dr. Stepien's research interests include myxomatous valve disease in whippets, systemic hypertension and therapy of congestive heart failure.

LOCATION:


TIME: 6:30 p.m. Registration & Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Presentation
R.S.V.P by: Tuesday, October 3rd
R.S.V.P to: please email name(s), clinic and number of attendees to - rsvp4mvma@aol.com


Sponsored By: MVMA

This invitation is for DVM's and CVT's! 1.2 CE credits will be provided.


***We will be accepting 2018 dues payments.


DATE: Sunday, November 5, 2017


The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association invites all DVM's and CVT's to the MVMA November CE Seminar: (Click to print the brochure and registration form.)

PRESENTED BY: Nan Boss, DVM

Dr. Boss received her DVM from the University of Illinois in 1985. She has served on many committees for veterinary organizations, including Partners for Healthy Pets, Fear Free and the AAHA Conference Development Committee, and has consulted for PetCare TV and Banfield. She has written seven books, including The Client Education Notebook, 3 volumes of client education materials from AVLS PetCom; How We Do Things Here, which consists of team training materials; and Educating Your Clients From A to Z, What to Say & How to Say It, 2nd edition, both published by AAHA Press; as well as books and client education materials on breed specific wellness available from Genesis4Pets.com. She is a contributing author for Blackwell's 5-Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult (3rd edition coming out in 2018). Dr. Boss has written articles for Trends, DVM and other veterinary magazines, and is a frequent speaker at major veterinary conferences, including AAHA, TNAVC, WVC & AVMA. Her practice was awarded the Practice of Excellence Award from Veterinary Economics and is AAHA accredited. Dr. Boss currently owns and manages Best Friends Veterinary Center.


PRESENTED BY: Laura Stern, DVM, DABVT

Dr. Stern received her DVM degree from Michigan State University in 2005. After 4 years in small animal private practice, she decided to challenge herself by coming to work for the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center in 2009. She has written book chapters on ADHD medications, 5-Fluorouracil, barbiturates, cold medications, and salt toxicosis. She has also authored articles on multiple topics including: lamotrigine, hypertonic sodium phosphate enemas, and fipronil toxicosis in rabbits. She lives with her husband, daughter, 4 cats and a tiny dog.

LOCATION:

  • Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West-Wauwatosa
  • 10499 Innovation Drive Wauwatosa, WI 53226
  • Wauwatosa, WI 53226
  • 414-475-9500
  • www.crowneplazamilwaukee.com
ADGENDA:
  • 08:15 Registration and Breakfast
  • 09:00 How to be prepared for most intoxicants. Dr. Stern
  • 10:05 Toxicology Myths and Misconceptions. Dr. Stern
  • 10:55 Break
  • 11:10 Toxic Exposure for Wisconsin. Dr. Stern
  • 12:00 Lunch 12:45 PM Registration
  • 01:30 What is Breed-Specific Wellness & Why Should I Care? Dr. Boss
  • 02:20 Break
  • 02:35 How to Implement a Breed-Specific Wellness Program. Dr. Boss
  • 03:25 Break
  • 03:40 Educating Your Clients about Wellness Programs. Dr. Boss
  • 04:30 Adjourn

  • Full day and half day involvement possible.

FEES:
Breakfast, lunch, and beverages included.
  • MVMA Members:
  • DVM: Full day $60, Half day $30
  • CVT: Full day $30, Half day $15

  • Non-members:
  • DVMs: Full day $100, Half day $50
  • CVT: Full day $50, Half day $25

  • Parking is free at the Crowne Plaza.
  • Sorry, no credit cards.
  • Deadline for registration is Friday, October 27

6 CE Credits for full day participation and 3 CE Credits for half day participation will be provided.



MVMA November 2017 Fall Seminar Topics
How to Be Prepared for Most Intoxications.
Treating pets who have been exposured to some of the most common toxins doesn't have to break the bank. In fact, most hospitals will have most of the medications that are commonly recommended for the decontamination and treatment of these toxicoses. We'll discuss which medications that you most likely already have in your hospital and the additional 6 medications that you should be able to locate as well as how to best use them!

Toxicology Myths and Misconceptions.
Veterinarians hear about old wives tales, internet rumors, and urban legends every day from pet owners. When it comes to toxicology, do you know which of these rumors are just that and which are rooted in fact? We will have discuss universal antidotes, lily intoxication in cats, exploding tennis balls, "tox screens" and much more in a fun and upbeat lecture.

Top Wisconsin Toxicities.
Every year, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center receives thousands of calls from both owners and veterinary professionals. We analyzed all of the calls from Wisconsin in 2016 to find the most prevalent toxicities specific to America's Dairyland. We'll explore the most common toxicities from each of the top 5 categories, their clinical signs, treatment, and monitoring.

What is Breed-Specific Wellness & Why Should I Care?
We are all familiar with the concept of senior screening and we often make medical recommendations based on a pet's lifestyle - hunting dog or outdoor cat, for example. The next level of care is to also incorporate a dog or cat's breed into your screening test recommendations and client education program.

How to Implement a Breed-Specific Wellness Program.
Learning how to implement wellness programs and to customize medical recommendations according to a pet's breed, age and risk factors can greatly improve the quality of care a hospital delivers. Health care plan packages can bundle services and allow clients to pay them off over time, improving compliance with wellness and preventative care recommendations.

Educating Your Clients about Wellness Programs.
We're not just doctors or managers, we are educators - but we aren't trained for this important part of our jobs. Learn teaching techniques that will improve marketing and client education in your practice, as well as compliance with your recommendations.



***Please note that we will be accepting 2018 dues payments.
The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association brings top quality professional education opportunities to its members. The amazing fees for 6 hours of CE at this seminar are brought to you through member dues and our efforts to provide sponsorship for meetings. We have eight CE meetings every year. If you are not already a member, consider joining in 2018. Dues are $60 for veterinarians and $30 for technicians.


DATE: December 2017


The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association wish all of it's members a wonderful holiday season. We will see you in January!




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