Animal Welfare Conference. 7 hours of CE.

MVMA Animal Welfare Conference

MVMA’s Animal Welfare Conference is one of the best in the country!

Thank you for attending the 2016 event!

View the 2016 Conference Brochure

About the Program

Once again the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association brings together experts in animal behavior and welfare from across the country for a full day of educational sessions. We are pleased to offer some of the country's most sought-after speakers in animal welfare and know that you will enjoy their presentations. MVMA encourages all those interested in animal welfare to attend including:

  • Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and veterinary practice staff
  • Humane society and other shelter personnel
  • Farmers/producers and related organizations
  • Rescue groups
  • Students
  • Animal owners/advocates

The conference will emphasize how veterinarians work together with producers and others for humane treatment of animals at every stage of life. A variety of issues facing veterinarians and and other individuals involved in all aspects of animal care and handling will be examined.

8:30 - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome
9:15 - 10:00 am

Studying Animal Welfare at the Calgary Stampede
Ed Pajor, PhD, Professor of Animal Welfare,
University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Production Animal Health

10:00 - 10:45 am

The Value of Good Stockmanship
Temple Grandin, PhD
Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University

10:45 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 11:30 am

Who Has The Better Welfare: The Bulldog or the Great Pyrenees?
Lana Kaiser, MD, DVM and Cathy Anderson, DVM

11:30 am - Noon

Ask Temple: Animal Welfare Q & A Session
Temple Grandin, PhD
Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University

Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 pm

Future Drivers of Animal Welfare
Ed Pajor, PhD, Professor of Animal Welfare|
University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Production Animal Health

1:45 - 3:15 pm

Veterinary Forensics for Large and Small Animals
Rachel Touroo, DVM, ASPCA, Director of Veterinary Forensics

3:15 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Therapeutic Riding Demo
Bonnie LePue, ORT

4:30 pm

Wrap Up and Final Comments
Lana Kaiser, MD, DVM



The conference planning committee is made up of members of the MVMA Animal Welfare Committee; any opinions or representations expressed at the conference are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or constitute representation of the Animal Welfare Committee or the MVMA.

Generously Sponsored by



Michigan Veterinary Medical Association

2144 Commons Parkway
Okemos, MI 48864-3986

517.347.4666

517.347.4710

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