MVMA Great Lakes Veterinary Conference (GLVC)




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Melanie Goble, DVM
Vice President, Not One More Vet

Melanie Goble, DVM graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 after completing a BS in Psychology at Northland College, Ashland, WI in 2001. After working in private practices as an associate for 9.5 years in Maine and Wisconsin, she started her own business, Renewed Strength Veterinary Services, to allow veterinarians the time off to take care of themselves in mind, body, and soul. Currently based out of Wisconsin, Melanie is also licensed in Alaska, and is willing to obtain licensure in other locations. Her professional passions include behavior, preventative care, mentorship, and mental health and wellness in both people and animals.

Along with being a NOMV founding board member, Melanie is the CFO, Director of Fundraising, and Director of Membership. Melanie has also provided lectures for NOMV at veterinary schools and conferences in the USA and around the world.

Monday sessions supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Sessions Include:

  • Mystery Symptoms: What’s That Feeling?
  • Mystery Triage: What Do I Say?
  • Mystery Diagnosis: What Are We?
  • Positivity For Skeptics
  • Communication for Leaders (Psst...You Are A Leader!) OR Communication for Skeptics
  • Meditation for Skeptics

Daniel Langlois, BS, DVM, DACVIM
Assistant Professor, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Langlois is a veterinary clinician scientist with specialty training and board certification in small animal internal medicine. His research program is primarily focused on copper-associated diseases and therapeutic targeting of copper in dogs. Pathologic hepatic copper accumulation has become an epidemic in recent years. While the exact etiology remains unknown, it is likely that large amounts of dietary copper in commercial dog foods have exacerbated underlying genetic susceptibilities to copper overload. Despite wide-spread recognition of copper-induced liver disease in dogs, there have been relatively few advances in diagnostic testing and treatment options in recent years. Dr. Langlois and his team are actively working to develop minimally invasive biomarkers and new treatment approaches for this potentially fatal disease. Work in this field also has led the team to more broadly investigate applications of copper chelating agents, especially as it relates to cancer treatment across multiple species.

In addition to his copper-related work, Dr. Langlois has long-standing interests in clinical endocrinology, specifically adrenal gland disorders. Disease resulting from both hyper- and hypo-functioning adrenal glands are far more common in dogs than in humans. The diagnosis and treatment of these conditions can be challenging and of substantial cost to pet owners. The Langlois team is currently investigating new diagnostic testing options and refined treatment protocols to help address these limitations.

Sessions sponsored by MSU Veterinary Medical Center

Sessions Include:

  • Hypoadrenocorticism: Updates on New Diagnostics and Management Strategies
  • Hyperadrenocorticism: Diagnostic Testing and Medical Management
  • Feline Hyperthyroidism
  • Approach to the Complicated Diabetic
  • Blastomycosis in Michigan
  • Copper-Associated Liver Diseases

Sarah L. Babcock, DVM, JD
President, Animal & Veterinary Legal Services, PLLC

Dr. Sarah Babcock provides continuing education and online training opportunities at to help her colleagues fulfill their lifelong obligation to the continual improvement of professional knowledge and competence, as well as satisfy state licensing requirements. For almost 10 years, she served as the Principal Senior Science Policy Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In this role, she led global health security activities to strengthen health preparedness and responsiveness, including focusing on public health law and disaster planning for disease outbreaks of global public health significance and specifically zoonoses. Currently, Dr. Babcock is a part-time small animal veterinarian, One Health adjunct faculty at the Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine, and a peer-reviewer for a veterinary medical board. She is a 2004 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Law, with a Concentration in Health Care Law.

Sessions are sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Sessions are sponsored by Animal & Veterinary Legal Services, PLLC

Sessions Include:

  • Zoonoses: Can liability be transmitted too?
  • Veterinary Medical Records 

These sessions fulfill the mandatory veterinary law CE requirement. These sessions will not be available on-demand. Please view the FAQ section for additional details

Annette Petersen, DR.MED.VET., DACVD

Assistant Professor, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Petersen graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany in 1991 and completed her dissertation in 1992 from CVM Hannover, Germany (equal to a master’s degree in the United States). Dr. Petersen completed a rotating small-animal medicine and surgery internship at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 1993, as well as continuing to do some relief work in small-animal practices in Germany during 1993. Subsequently, she worked in private practice in the state of Washington and Idaho from 1994-95 and then completed the Veterinary Dermatology Residency Training Program at Michigan State University from 1995-97. She has been an assistant professor of veterinary dermatology at MSU since 1998 and completed her board certification in veterinary dermatology in 2004. Dr. Petersen has been presenting lectures and research presentations to veterinarians and veterinary students nationally and internationally since 1996.

Clinical and research interests: allergic skin diseases, autoimmune skin diseases, otitis externa and media, the treatment of mycosis fungoides (cutaneous lymphoma), with a focus on equine skin diseases.

Sessions Include:

  • Dermatology

    Erica Noland, MS, DVM, DACVP

    Academic Specialist, Anatomic Pathology, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Noland graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 after completing her MS at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. Her residency in veterinary anatomic pathology was completed at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Dr. Noland became a Diplomat of the American College Veterinary Pathologists that same year. Her education spans molecular pathology, cutaneous lymphoma diagnosis and prognostication, Immune-mediated skin conditions, and Infectious diseases of the skin.

    Diagnostic interests: Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology

    Sessions Include:

    • Dermatology

    Sara Wennogle, DVM, DACVIM

    Small Animal Clinical Sciences, ​CSU College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

    Dr. Wennogle graduated from Colorado State University (CSU) in 2011. Following graduation, she entered general private practice in Fairbanks, Alaska. After one year in practice, she returned to CSU where she completed a one year Shelter and Internal Medicine Fellowship. She completed her Small Animal Internal Medicine (SAIM) residency and became board-certified in SAIM in 2016. Dr. Wennogle stayed on at CSU and is currently dividing her time between working on a PhD in Clinical Sciences and serving on clinics.

    Her principal areas of interest include chronic gastrointestinal and liver disease in dogs, and disorders of the immune system.

    Sessions Include:

    • GI and Hepatobiliary



    When is the GLVC and is there a registration deadline?

    The GLVC will commence on Sunday, Aug. 16, and will conclude on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Please note, registration will be open until Thursday, Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. EST. Late registration will not available for this event.

    How much does it cost to attend the GLVC and where can I register?

    The cost of registration depends on your registration type. To register for the GLVC and see the complete list of prices, please click here.

    How many CE credits can I qualify for by pre-registering and attending the GLVC?

    By attending the live sessions on Aug 16-18, you can acquire up to 14 CE hours. If you pre-registered for GLVC, you will gain access after the conference to our on-demand sessions. By combining the live and on-demand sessions, you will be able to acquire up to 27 CE hours. Please note, you must attend the live mandatory CE sessions provided by Dr. Babcock to qualify for the 27 CE credit hours.


    Do I need to pick my sessions before the GLVC?

    No, you do not need to commit to any session before the event. However, we do recommend that you review the agenda to know the dates and times of each session. You may view the agenda by clicking here.

    What topics are being covered during the GLVC?

    This year our speakers will be covering in-depth sessions on dermatology, endocrinology, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, mental health, medical records, veterinary law, and more.

    Who will be speaking at the GLVC?

    This year we have a speaker packed agenda. To view our complete list of speakers, please visit

    Will the mandatory CE sessions be included in the on-demand sessions? 

    The mandatory CE sessions will not be available on-demand. However, they will be available during our live sessions. We strongly encourage anyone looking to satisfy their mandatory CE to attend the sessions provided during the live conference.


    Will technical support be provided during the conference?

    Yes, we have a team of technical specialists ready to help you with any technical needs you may have during the conference.

    Who do I contact if I have technical issues?

    Registrants will receive contact and other important information by email a couple of days before the event.

    Will I be able to ask the speaker questions during each session?

    Yes, during the live sessions, registrants will have a chance to submit their questions by using the chat feature. A Q&A may also be available at the end of each session.

    What devices and web browsers are compatible and supported?

    For the best viewing experience possible, our technical specialist highly recommends that you use a laptop or desktop when attending the conference. Some tablets are compatible but not recommended.

    The recommended web browsers include Google Chrome and Firefox. All other browsers are not supported and may cause technical issues during the conference. If you would like to install Chrome or Firefox, simply follow the links below:

    Click here to Install Google Chrome | Click here to Install Firefox


    When will I receive my CE certificate for the sessions that I attended during the live sessions?

    Registrants who attended live sessions can expect their CE certificates emailed to them within 15 business days. If you require your certificate mailed to you, please notify with your request and allow for an additional 7 business days to process.

    When will I have access to my on-demand sessions?

    On-demand sessions are scheduled to be available by the end of August 2020.

    How do I access the on-demand sessions?

    Access to these sessions and instructions will be sent to registrants by email. The email will contain a special link that will grant you access to these on-demand sessions.

    Will I receive CE credits for on-demand sessions?

    Yes, you will receive credit for your on-demand sessions.

    When will I receive my CE certificate for sessions that I took on-demand?

    Instructions on how to receive your on-demand CE certificate will be provided once the on-demand sessions are available to view online.



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