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Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from Noon to 1:00 PM

Register for Fear Free with Marty Becker, DVM, Founder of Fear Free


           LUNCH AND LEARN SCHEDULE & SESSION INFORMATION


          Wednesday, October 19, 2022

          Fear Free with Marty Becker, DVM, Founder of Fear Free

          Founder, Fountain of Solutions, LLC

          Session information coming soon! 

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            Wednesday, November 16, 2022

            Conflict Resolution in the Workplace with Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton

            Hamilton Law & Mediation, PLLC

            Session information coming soon! 

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              December 1, 2022

              All About Assistance Animals with Zenithson Ng, DVM, MS, DABVP

              Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences,

              The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture College of Veterinary Medicine

              Although assistance animals are technically not pets, how are they different? The terminology, rules, and regulations about assistance, service, psychiatric, and emotional support animals is often confusing to the public, businesses, and veterinary staff. Veterinarians and staff should be equipped to be reputable sources of information regarding the legal definitions and “rights of access” for these animals. In addition, animal health experts should be familiar with the specific medical and behavioral needs of assistance animals. With this information, participants in this presentation will be confident to best support these special animals that enable their handlers to thrive.

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                Rescheduled June Webinar Information

                December 15, 2022

                Extra-label Drug Use in Veterinary Medicine with Michael Murphy, DVM

                Director of the Division of Animal and Public Health
                American Veterinary Medical Association

                Attendees can expect to learn how “on” label versus extra-label drug use, or intended use, influences applicability of the state or federal definition of a veterinarian-client-patient-relationship (VCPR) for over-the-counter, prescription, and veterinary feed directive drugs. The presentation is intended to allow time for questions afterwards.

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                MEET YOUR LUNCH AND LEARN SPEAKERS


                Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM
                Board-Certified Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care and Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist 

                Dr. Christopher G. Byers is a practicing board-certified veterinary emergency & critical care and small animal internal medicine specialist, as well as a certified veterinary journalist, based in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his Bachelor of Science degree as University Honors Scholar in Animal Sciences from Colorado State University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. Dr. Byers’ professional passions are mentoring and coaching veterinary students and colleagues in the areas of emergency & critical care, internal medicine, and communication skills. He is the Co-Editor of the textbook, Feline Emergency & Critical Care Medicine, and has published chapters and articles in numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Byers also publishes a blog called CriticalCareDVM.com with goals to educate pet owners and promote the triad of care.

                Lunch & Learn Session:


                David McCormick, MS, CVA
                Simmons Great Lakes

                David McCormick is a veterinary practice appraiser, broker and transaction specialist. Over the last 20 years he has focused on veterinary practice valuation, facilitating transactions and helping current and future practice owners reach their goals. He teaches nationally and internationally on topics such as practice value & practice financial health, buying/selling a practice, exit planning and practice ownership issues. He operates Simmons Mid-Atlantic and Simmons Great Lakes with his partner and father, Larry McCormick, DVM, MBA, CBA.

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                Join Experts from MDARD to Discuss Reportable Diseases in Michigan

                Whether it’s a foreign animal disease like avian influenza or something more common like rabies, finding a reportable animal disease is inevitable within veterinary practice, but does your team know what to do next? The experts at MDARD will spend the hour discussing the role and responsibilities of the veterinary practice and the importance of communication when dealing with reportable diseases in Michigan.


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                Dr. Kimberly Dodd, DVM, PhD, MS - Director 
                MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

                Host/Moderator:

                Dr. Dodd is an internationally recognized expert in laboratory diagnostics and outbreak response for emerging infectious diseases. While director of the USDA APHIS reference laboratory for foreign animal diseases, she expanded U.S. preparedness to rapidly detect high consequence animal diseases and developed a nationwide graduate training program to train new laboratory diagnosticians. Dodd also has worked extensively in Africa to strengthen laboratory and surveillance capacity for zoonotic disease threats. She is a champion for the critical role veterinary diagnostic laboratories play in protecting public and animal health locally, nationally, and globally and is passionate about supporting the development of the next generation of veterinarians and laboratorians.

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                Panelists:
                Dr. Rinosh Mani, BVSc, MS, PhD, DACVM - Bacteriology Section Chief

                MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

                Dr. Mani currently serves as the section chief of Bacteriology and Mycology at the MSU VDL. Over the last six years in this role Dr. Mani has collaborated with several researchers at MSU on various scientific projects and case investigations. In addition, he has ongoing collaborations with the National Animal Health Laboratory Network and FDA focused on investigating antimicrobial resistance patterns of bacteria. His primary interests involve diagnostic assay development of bacterial and fungal pathogens of veterinary importance, next generation sequencing, and bacterial and vector borne disease research.

                Dr. Harry Cridge, MVB, MS, DACVIM-SAIM, DECVIM-CA, MRCVS – Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine, Small Animal Clinical Sciences

                MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

                David McCormick is a veterinary practice appraiser, broker and transaction specialist. Over the last 20 years he has focused on veterinary practice valuation, facilitating transactions and helping current and future practice owners reach their goals. He teaches nationally and internationally on topics such as practice value & practice financial health, buying/selling a practice, exit planning and practice ownership issues. He operates Simmons Mid-Atlantic and Simmons Great Lakes with his partner and father, Larry McCormick, DVM, MBA, CBA.

                Dr. Pamela Ruegg, DVM, MPVM - David J. Ellis Chair in Antimicrobial Resistance, Large Animal Clinical Sciences

                MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

                Dr. Ruegg’s professional reputation is documented through her extensive publications (>130 peer-reviewed manuscripts), invited national and international presentations, and robust extramural funding record. Ruegg is part of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists on a USDA-funded grant project that studies how the intestinal microbiome of dairy cattle affects antibiotic resistance, a problem plaguing farms across the country. Ruegg has also received numerous awards for research and extension programs.


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                Kimberly Pope Robinson, DVM, CCFP
                Founder, 1 Life Connected

                Dr. Pope has been in veterinary medicine for over 20 years, practicing in both the large and small animal sectors. Her broad career experience has provided her a unique understanding of the stresses involved with maintaining a career in this industry. She now dedicates her time to providing wellbeing support for the profession in developing the 1 Life Connected movement and shares this message through 1 on 1 coaching, customized team events, author to “The Unspoken Life”, and as a dynamic international speaker. In the end, Dr. Pope truly believes that we are all 1 Life Connected. Dr. Pope lives in Maryland where she enjoys spending time outside exploring with her husband Jeff. They share their home with multiple furry and feathered friends including Dempsey (French Bulldog), Graciebird and Rainier (both tuxedo DSH cats), and Maui (Greater Sulphur Cockatoo) often showcased in the 1 Life Connected movement. In addition, she is active as an athlete and has completed 10 Tough Mudders and was working towards running a 1/2 marathon in every state prior to COVID 19 entering the stage.

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                Wendy Hauser, DVM
                President & Founder, Peak Veterinary Consulting, LLC

                The president and founder of metro Denver-based Peak Veterinary Consulting, Dr. Wendy Hauser brings decades of in-the-trenches, real-world experience owning and operating a highly successful veterinary practice to her veterinary practice management consulting services. Dr. Hauser consults with veterinarians and veterinary practice managers nationwide to help them improve the management, operations, and profitability of their veterinary practices and veterinary hospitals. Specifically, she works on resolution of problems and issues that are impeding the growth of a veterinary practice

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                Jen Brandt LISW-S, PhD
                AVMA Director of Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

                Dr. Jen Brandt is the AVMA Director of Member Wellness and Diversity Initiatives, responsible for identifying, developing, implementing and coordinating activities and programs that enhance the well-being of its members, and advancing the association’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the profession. Dr. Brandt received her Ph.D. in Social Work and her Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Sociology with a Minor in Spanish from the University of Indianapolis. Prior to joining the AVMA, Dr. Brandt served in several roles at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, including Director of Individual and Organizational Development; Director of Health and Wellness; Director of Student Services and founder and coordinator of the Honoring the Bond Client Support Services Program.

                Lunch & Learn Session:


                  Tonya Fountain, DM
                  Founder of Fountain of Solutions, LLC

                  Dr. Fountain has 30 years of human resource experience and has worked as a human resources specialist, recruiting manager, employment manager, and corporate training and employee development manager. In each role, Dr. Fountain worked intentionally to increase awareness and edifying experience in issues related to diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. Dr. Fountain currently runs her own organizational development and human resources consulting firm. Her focus is on small to mid-sized organizations that would not normally have access to services in these areas. Additionally, Dr, Fountain began teaching for Cornerstone University’s Professional & Graduate Studies (PGS) division in 2008. She has also served as a special appointment faculty member since 2015 for PGS in its undergraduate and graduate business programs and has recently helped to develop courses for Cornerstone’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Organizational Leadership and Development.

                  Lunch & Learn Session:


                  Marty Becker, DVM
                  Founder of Fear Free

                  Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian,” has spent his life working toward better health for pets and the people who love them. He is the founder of Fear Free, which works to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them. This includes veterinary and other pet professionals as well as pet parents through FearFreeHappyHomes.com and animal shelter and rescue group staff and volunteers through FearFreeShelters.com. Dr. Becker is an adjunct professor at his alma mater, the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and also at the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine at both Colorado State University and the University of Missouri. Additionally, he has lectured at every veterinary school in the United States, and is on the advisory board of World Vets, an international veterinary and disaster relief programs to help animals. A passionate advocate for the human-animal bond, Dr. Becker serves as an adjunct professor at the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction at the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is an honorary board member of Pet Partners and the Humane Society of New York, as well as a past board member and strong supporter of his local pet rescue group, Second Chance Animal Adoption of Bonner Ferry, ID, and a supporter of the Panhandle Animal Shelter in Sandpoint, ID, the Kootenai Humane Society in Coeur d’Alene, ID, and the Whitman County Humane Society in Pullman, WA. Dr. Becker practices at North Idaho Animal Hospital because he loves veterinary medicine, pets, and the people who care for them.

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                  Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton
                  Hamilton Law & Mediation, PLLC

                  Debra spent 30 years as a practicing litigator, but she is now a full-time mediator and conflict coach for people in disputes over animals. She works both nationwide and internationally. She has far-reaching experience in resolving interpersonal conflicts involving animals, and she is also well-known in the world of purebred dogs as a top breeder and exhibitor of Irish setters and long-haired dachshunds. Debra speaks widely on the topic of how mediation techniques can help people address conflicts without litigation. She has presented at veterinary schools, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, the Living With Animals conference, state bar association Animal Law Committee meetings, and animal interest group meetings. Debra also writes a blog for Hamilton Law and Mediation and has been a featured writer for Solo Practice University blog and the Canine Chronicle. She has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, and the New York Times, just to name a few.

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                  Zenithson Ng, DVM, MS, DABVP
                  Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

                  The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture College of Veterinary Medicine

                  Zenithson (Zenny) Ng is a clinical assistant professor of Community Practice at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in animal science from Rutgers University and veterinary degree from Cornell University. In addition to his role in teaching veterinary students, he is the veterinary advisor for the Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee (HABIT) program, the animal-assisted intervention program of the University of Tennessee, which is comprised of over 500 volunteers at facilities throughout east Tennessee. He has been actively engaged in animal-assisted interventions with his own golden retriever, Grace. Zenny’s clinical interests include behavior, dentistry, preventive medicine, and management of gastrointestinal and renal disease. His research interests include the effect of animal-assisted interventions on both humans and animals and is currently investigating the effect of the presence of a dog on anxiety and dose of anesthesia in children with cancer.

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                  2022 ON-DEMAND LUNCH AND LEARN EVENTS AVAILABLE


                  Thursday, May 26, 2022

                  Team Building with Kimberly Pope Robinson, DVM, CCFP

                  Founder, 1 Life Connected

                  How to Manage Personal Emotions in Tough Conversations

                  There are multiple factors that need to be determined and shared during a conversation with a client when their pet is suffering with a difficult or complex medical situation. These conversations can elicit a number of emotions from the veterinarian and their staff when attempting to support the client through a decision. This presentation covers the traps that a team can fall into due to the emotions within themselves not being recognized and addressed during these conversations. It will provide direction on how to partner with the client and shares ideas and tools with the audience to help manage the emotions related to these conversations. While there is no right answer on how to have these conversations, this presentation helps to define the situation and allows the audience to recognize that we are all normal in our struggle and that true connection and acceptance of our own emotions is in fact the answer.

                  Topics Include: 

                  • Understand the dynamic that causes the emotions related to difficult conversations within veterinary medicine.
                  • Provide knowledge to the traps individuals fall into in avoiding the emotions of difficult conversations.
                  • Recognize the framework related to embracing the partnership relationship in navigating these conversations.
                  • Embracing and connecting with the emotions related to the stress and frustration in having hard conversations with clients.
                  • Realization that there is no one fix in this space, yet instead provide a path to start from as each conversation is unique.

                  Wednesday, April 6, 2022

                  Antimicrobial Resistance with Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (MSU VDL)

                  Ensuring the appropriate use of antibiotics in animals is not only essential for the successful treatment outcome, but it is also important to reduce or prevent the development of antimicrobial resistance. Regulations for antibiotic usage in agricultural animals have been in place for a while, but it is only relatively recently that the use of antibiotics in companion animals has received serious attention.

                  At the diagnostic laboratory, stewardship starts with decisions made on bacterial culture results. Ultimately it is the veterinarian treating the animal who is best positioned to request the antibiotic susceptibility testing and clinicians are encouraged to consult with their diagnostic lab to make that important decision.

                  Choosing the most appropriate antibiotic and dosage not only helps to resolve the infection and improve the patient’s health, but it also helps to protect other animals and humans from antimicrobial-resistant pathogens.


                  Wednesday, March 23, 2022

                  Rabies and Other Reportable Diseases with the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD)

                  Whether it’s a foreign animal disease like avian influenza or something more common like rabies, finding a reportable animal disease is inevitable within veterinary practice, but does your team know what to do next? The experts at MDARD will spend the hour discussing the role and responsibilities of the veterinary practice and the importance of communication when dealing with reportable diseases in Michigan.


                  Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022

                  Valuations and Practice Ownership with David McCormick, MS, CVA

                  Simmons Great Lakes

                  Register to View this Webinar On-Demand

                  What makes a practice financially healthy and why does it matter? This session will start with a foundation on practice financial health and then move into how veterinary practices are valued and why one practice can be worth more than another even though they have the same revenues. It will also talk about the purchase-sale process and the key steps for both sides.


                  Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

                  Fluid Therapy Update - A Criticalist’s Perspective with Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM
                  Board-certified veterinary specialist, International Speaker, and Author
                  Register to View this Webinar On-Demand

                  Learners will discuss current hot topics in fluid therapy, including using of colloids, and will review how to develop an effective fluid therapy plan.


                  2021 ON-DEMAND LUNCH AND LEARN EVENTS AVAILABLE

                  December 9, 2021

                  Ethics in Veterinary Medicine with Dr. Sarah Babcock and Speaker Panel

                  Well-meaning pet owners can become entrenched in and confused by certain feeding practices. This lecture will review some common nutrition myths and misperceptions as well as provide some communication tips to help make potentially contentious conversations into effective ones.


                  November 3, 2021

                  Toxicology with Justine Lee

                  Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT is a board-certified veterinary specialist in both emergency critical care (DACVECC) and toxicologist (DABT). She is the CEO and co-founder of VETgirl, the #1 online veterinary continuing education platform. She also works as a criticalist at Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota, and is a consultant for the non-profit ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. Justine is passionate about ensuring that pets get the best healthcare. She serves as a veterinary expert for Litter Robot. Previously, she was the Associate Director of Veterinary Services for an Animal Poison Control Center in Minneapolis (2009-2013) and on faculty at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (2003-2008).


                  Tuesday, October 19, 2021

                  Nutrition with Dr. Martha Cline

                  Well-meaning pet owners can become entrenched in and confused by certain feeding practices. This lecture will review some common nutrition myths and misperceptions as well as provide some communication tips to help make potentially contentious conversations into effective ones.


                  Thursday, September 2, 2021

                  COVID Relief with Eric Garcia

                  The practice, team and clientele you had before COVID-19 is probably not the exact same practice, team and clientele you have now. Your policies and way of doing things likely evolved with your needs as the pandemic ebbed and flowed. With the realization that "normal" may never look the same again, Eric Garcia, IT Expert and Digital Marketer and Founder of Simply Done Tech Solutions is here to help! With his experience of working with hundreds of veterinary practices around the globe, Eric understands which proven techniques can most easily adapt across all veterinary practices.

                  At the September MVMA Lunch and Learn webinar Eric discussed:

                  • Client engagement campaigns during and after COVID
                  • Client retention strategies. Right now, so many practices are growing leaps and bounds but don't have proper retention strategies in place. Which means, this time next year, or even later this year, they won't be seeing those clients again without proper systems.
                  • We talk about client education in a way that generates visits for new pet owners (we break it out by dog and cat).
                  • Lastly, curbside communication. While we know a lot of practices are reverting back to curbside (or offering hybrid for the indefinite future) it's critical we have effective conversations when the client is in the exam room. I provide proven tips on how to tackle this.


                    Thursday, August 12, 2021

                    Incorporating Holistic Medicine in Everyday Practice with Michael Petty, DVM, CVPP, CVMA, CCRT, CAAPM

                    Holistic Medicine is a term that is thrown around a lot for all the wrong reasons; we can see it on bags of dog food at the pet store and hear about it on late night television ads. However, the definition of holistic means looking at the entire animal when choosing a therapy, but often infers the use of non-pharmaceutical therapies. This webinar is going to look at several non-pharmaceutical modalities that everyone should consider incorporating into their practice. It will include acupuncture, massage, physical rehabilitation and laser therapy. At the end of the webinar, you will have a basic understanding of these modalities so that you can decide if they are something you would like to incorporate into your practice.


                    Wednesday, July 14, 2021

                    Wellness and Compassion Fatigue

                    The wellbeing of veterinary professionals is one of the most important issues facing our profession, and a critical focus of Not One More Vet. Join the MVMA to welcome Dr. Melanie Goble to discuss how improving wellbeing is a shared responsibility that requires a committed effort by all members of our community. Practice teams, business owners, veterinary colleges, organizations, and individuals all have important roles to play and this webinar will help you discover how to get started in your own practice.

                    Please send specific questions and examples of what you are doing or what you may need help with within your practice to mgoble@nomv.org by Sunday, July 11, 2021 so that I may tailor the lecture to your needs!


                    Wednesday, June 23, 2021

                    Common and Emerging Zoonotic Diseases: Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic, and Viral Threats with Steve Bolin, Immunodiagnostics & Parasitology Section Chief, MSU VDL, Roger Maes, Virology Section Chief, MSU VDL, and Rinosh Mani, Bacteriology & Mycology Section Chief, MSU VDL

                    COVID-19 has underscored the threat of zoonotic diseases to human health. There are many zoonotic diseases that practitioners may encounter in an exam room. This session will provide an overview of common and emerging zoonotic diseases diagnosed at the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions. 


                    Thursday, May 20, 2021 

                    David vs. Goliath: How to Outhustle and Out-hire the Competition with Stacey Pursell

                    There are enough challenges and obstacles in the marketplace as it is for smaller Veterinary practices and organizations. It almost seems unfair that they have to compete against larger employers for top talent. But it can be done—and Stacy Pursell of The VET Recruiter will show you how during this special presentation for the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.

                    Stacy, who has been an executive recruiter and search consultant for more than 20 years, will discuss:

                    • The shift in mindset that’s needed to hire consistently well
                    • Why your staffing plan must be FUN—Flexible, Urgent, and Nimble
                    • The correct approach for successfully engaging the current generation of workers
                    • The critical role of employer branding and company culture in the hiring process
                    • How the ABCs of sales (Always Be Closing) apply to Veterinary hiring
                    • The often overlooked importance of the onboarding process
                    • The most effective “hacks” for leveling the playing field with bigger employers

                    The bottom line is how well you hire ultimately dictates how successful your veterinary practice or organization will be. That’s why it’s crucial to hone, streamline, and improve your recruiting and hiring process as much as possible and also why you should join Stacy Pursell for this special Michigan VMA presentation of “David vs. Goliath: How to Outhustle and Out-hire the Competition.”


                    FAQ

                    Please note that all webinars will be recorded and available on-demand for registered attendees only

                    CE certificates are emailed to the email address you registered with after the webinar. Processing of the CE certificate takes up to 5 business days to validate. 

                    A Q&A is offered at the discretion of the speaker and will be facilitated by the speaker and a MVMA staff member. 


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