FLEXIBLE ONE HOUR CE SEMINARS FOR THE BUSY PROFESSIONAL
Attending each webinar "live" allows a participant to earn 1 CE credit that counts toward 6 of the 12 mandated in-person continuing education hours needed for license renewal.

2024 LUNCH AND LEARN WEBINAR SERIES

All seminars take place from noon to 1:00 pm EST and are presented in a live streaming format via Zoom. These webinars are recorded for on-demand registration and viewing. 

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
How to Address Vaccine Hesitancy with Clients - Register Now!
Presented by Sarah J. Wooten, DVM, CVJ

Dr. Sarah Wooten is a well known international influencer in the veterinary and animal health care spaces. She is a certified veterinary journalist, has 16 years experience in private veterinary practice, and over 10 years experience in veterinary media work. She graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wooten is passionate about helping pet parents learn how to care better for their fur friends, and has written thousands of web articles and filmed hundreds of videos about pet care and the human-animal bond. She has appeared on radio, podcasts, and multiple television news broadcasts across the country in her role as a veterinary expert, and has been featured in several magazines in the same role.


Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Fish Farm Veterinary Medicine 101 - Register Now!
Presented by Myron Kebus, MS, DVM

Dr. Myron Kebus is the Regional Aquaculture Outreach Veterinarian within the Michigan State University - College of Veterinary Medicine. He is working closely with fish farmers and veterinarians on improving fish health in the North Central Region by integrating extension with the development of alternative disease prevention methods such as vaccination, best management practices, and on-farm training. Dr. Kebus joined MSU on November 14, 2022 as an assistant professor of Health Programs for the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation. Dr. Kebus is a 1992 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, and received his master’s degree in aquaculture/veterinary science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990. His masters research investigated stress in rainbow trout, particularly as it pertains to fish hatcheries. In 1993, after a year of mixed animal veterinary practice, Dr. Kebus started the Wisconsin Aquatic Veterinary Service, the first fish-only private veterinary practice in the Midwest, and provided veterinary services to fish farms, public aquariums, pet fish retailers, wholesalers, and hobbyists.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Belonging and Wellness - Register Now!

The association between well-being, sense of belonging, connectedness to community, and meaningful participation in daily life occupations was theoretically proved and demonstrated in several health conditions or specific age groups. The importance of a person's sense of well-being, sense of belonging, and connectedness, and meaningful participation in a range of daily life occupations among healthy adults of working age has an effect far outside either just professional or personal life. Join us to discuss the effect a sense of belonging has not just on your employees but the success of your practice as a whole. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Invest in Yourself and Increase Profitability: Practice Ownership and Sales - Register Now!
Presented by Bret Halishak of Total Practice Solutions Group

Joining the Great Lakes Region, Bret brings a wealth of experience, with fifteen years in the veterinary industry. Given his extensive background in change and practice management, Bret has the knowledge to assist practice owners with increasing their profitability while preparing to sell their practice in their preferred timeframe. There are many factors and moving parts that go into a practice sale; Bret has a firm understanding of the current marketplace, detailed planning necessary, and more ways to assist you through this unique but important transition and transaction. In 2019, after over a decade working in practice management, Bret left to diversify his business background by joining and assisting in launching a new FinTech start-up in the veterinary industry, Provide. At Provide, Bret was the first team member to help grow and establish the veterinary market. During his tenure at Provide, Bret started to work with Dr. Kurt Liljeberg, and both knew they eventually wanted to work together.


Wednesday, August 14, 2024
Common OSHA Mistakes Veterinary Hospitals Make - Register Now!
Presented by Melissa Tompkins-Lewis, BS, CVPM, PHRca, CCFP

Melissa has over 20 years of experience in the veterinary field and whether you need team training or marketing assistance she is here to help your business. Melissa is a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager, is credentialed in HR for California (PHRca), and is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional. Melissa is very active within the veterinary profession and was the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association’s 2018 Paraprofessional of the year. She has also served on the Board of Trustees for the SCVMA since 2020. In 2011 Melissa co-founded the North Orange County Veterinary Hospital manager’s group where she helps organize their monthly meetings and help provide quality education to local managers. She loves helping other managers and team members grow within the veterinary profession.



Wednesday, September 18, 2024
Rehire vs. Retention – How Can We Make Them Stay? - Register Now!
Presented by Andrea Crabtree, BS, CVPM, SPHR, PHRca, CCFP, FFCP

Andrea is a SoCal native. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a BS in Animal Health Science in 2004. She became a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2011, received her California Professional in Human Resources in 2017, and accomplished her Certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources in 2019. She became a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional in 2019 and she is Fear Free Certified. In January 2016, Andrea received the SoCal VMA Paraprofessional of the Year Award. She is currently the owner of FurPaws Consulting in CA where she works with business owners and managers to develop their leadership teams as well as to expand and develop their businesses. Andrea also stays busy with public speaking at a variety of veterinary events and national conferences, doing what she loves - teaching, coaching, and training. She has also published in Veterinary Team Brief, IDEXX’s Practice Life, Veterinary Practice News, and SD VMA. Her passion for veterinary medicine also keeps her busy with SoCal VMA events and the SoCal Veterinary Manager’s Network she co-founded and is a board member. She is a member of SoCal VMA, VHMA, and VetPartners and serves on the Board of Directors. She is also an active board member at Platt College (Anaheim) and on the Golden State Humane Society Board.


Wednesday, October 16, 2024
Hot Topic Discussion - Register Now!
Presented by Experts from the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory



Wednesday, November 13, 2024
Radiology - Register Now!
Presented by Peter Noel, DVM, DACVR


Wednesday, December 18, 2024
Reproduction and Theriogenology in Practice, Don't Be Afraid of Repro! - Register Now!
Presented by William Schultz, DVM

Dr. Will Schultz graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1973, opened his companion animal practice in the fall of 1974.  The practice includes general medicine with special interest in reproduction and orthopedic surgery.  The practice also includes fresh, chilled and frozen semen breeding as well as semen storage and shipment with OFA radiology and certification for PennHip radiology.  Dr. Schultz has been a board member on the Synbiotics Reproductive Advisory Panel, MOFA Advisory Panel, The Society for Theriogenology and the Theriogenology Foundation.  Dr. Schultz has a special interest in canine reproduction and laser surgery and has had speaking engagements at national veterinary conferences, veterinary associations and national specialties.  Dr. Schultz was awarded the Veterinary Practice of Excellence award by the Society for Theriogenology in 2014.  Dr. Schultz has published many articles related to canine reproduction and soft tissue laser surgery.   Dr. Schultz has also authored a chapter on perianal and reproductive surgery in “Laser Surgery in Veterinary Medicine”, Wiley Publishing. 


 

Register for these 2024 On-Demand Lunch and Learn Webinars

Viewing on-demand webinars allows for 1 CE credit for each 50 minute session that counts toward the mandated number of continuing education hours needed for license renewal.
 


The Importance of Cybersecurity in Practice 
Presented by Baran Schultz, Founder/Owner of Schultz Technology
Original Seminar Date: January 17, 2024

Baran is a graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy and graduated from St. Joseph's University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. In 2000 Baran started his own IT business wanting to make a difference in the way people understand and shop all the aspects of the IT world. 23 years later he has a successful nationwide company that is considered a one-stop provider for all IT needs, including IT managed services, IT help desk support, data backups, VoIP phone systems, telephone integration software, security cameras, access control, voice and data cabling, fire and security systems, and low voltage design. Schultz Technology works with a variety of companies, large and small, and specializes in veterinary practices.


Emergency Stabilization for General Practitioners
Presented by Kate Boatright, VMD
Original Seminar date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024


Dr. Kate Boatright has been in small animal practice since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. After nearly 8 years of full time practice in both general practice and emergency clinics, she moved to part-time clinical work to pursue her passion for educating veterinary professionals as a freelance speaker and author. Dr. Boatright enjoys discussing mentorship, the unique challenges facing recent graduates, wellness, and the spectrum of care. She is the author of the Veterinary Mentorship Manual, a resource for practices to help guide them in developing solid mentorship programs to support new graduates. Boatright believes deeply in the role of organized veterinary medicine and holds leadership positions in the AVMA and the Pennsylvania VMA. In her remaining time, she stays busy chasing her toddler, running, reading, and watching movies with her husband and cats.


Animal Welfare Resources in Practice
Presented by Rick Kirsten, DVM
Original Seminar Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Join Dr. Kirsten and the Michigan Council for Animal Welfare to discuss topics such as commercial dog breeders and the demand for dogs. How to do it legal and do it right. Including facilitating animal welfare at the highest scientific standards. Also to be discussed is the successful re-homing of retired breeders and building bridges with the animal welfare community.

Register for these 2023 On-Demand Lunch and Learn Webinars

Viewing on-demand webinars allows for 1 CE credit for each 50 minute session that counts toward the mandated number of continuing education hours needed for license renewal.
 

Backyard Poultry for the General Practitioner
Presented by: Alex Strauch, DVM

Original Seminar Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

As a city kid-turned poultry veterinarian, Dr. Alex spent the first years of his professional career as the first Staff Veterinarian & Biosecurity Manager for the U.S.’s 9th largest egg company – caring for ~9 million laying hens across the Midwest spanning conventional, cage-free, organic, free-range, & pasture-raised farming systems. In April of 2022, he founded Alexander Strauch Consulting to expand his impact upon a broader swath of agricultural industries. As the recipient of the 2022 Early-Career Food Animal Veterinarian Award from Michigan State University, Alex continues to stay engaged with the next generation of agricultural professionals by guest lecturing, mentoring interns, & advising Food Safety Master’s students. Outside of work, Alex enjoys playing rugby and the violin while continually seeking to improve his Spanish.
Register for the January Lunch and Learn On-Demand Webinar

Cannabidiol Therapy in Veterinary Medicine
Presented by: Jeffrey Powers, DVM
Original Seminar Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Dr. Powers is the founder and owner of Beaver Island Veterinary Services and the owner of  Jordan Valley Animal Clinic, providing mixed animal veterinary services to the community of Beaver Island in Lake Michigan and East Jordan Michigan. He is also the founder and former owner of South Sanilac Veterinary Hospital in Peck, Michigan. He continues to care for all animals large or small which explains why his customers often describe him as very caring, sensitive and compassionate in the care of their animals.

With increasing interest in cannabis as a therapeutic agent in both human and veterinary medicine, it's important for veterinarians to have a working knowledge of cannabis. This Lunch and Learn will bring expert presenters to share insights into critical veterinary issues, and offer guidance on advising clients considering using CBD in the treatment of their pets. 
Register for the February On-Demand Lunch and Learn Webinar

What is the Spectrum of Care? 
Presented by: Kate Boatright, VMD
Original Seminar Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Dr. Kate Boatright has been in small animal practice since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. After nearly 8 years of full time practice in both general practice and emergency clinics, she moved to part-time clinical work to pursue her passion for educating veterinary professionals as a freelance speaker and author. Dr. Boatright enjoys discussing mentorship, the unique challenges facing recent graduates, wellness, and the spectrum of care. She believes deeply in the role of organized veterinary medicine and holds leadership positions in the AVMA and her local and state VMAs. In her remaining time, she stays busy chasing her toddler, running, reading, and watching movies with her husband and cats. Register for the March On-Demand Lunch and Learn Webinar

Dermatology for the General Practitioner: Management of Otitis Externa in Dogs
Presented by: Annette Petersen, DR.MED.VET., DACVD
Original Seminar Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023

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.
Register for the April On-Demand Lunch and Learn Webinar


Unlocking the Full Veterinary Technician Potential in Practice

Presented by: Shannon Gervais, RVT
Original Seminar Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Shannon Gervais is Registered Veterinary Technologist with over 20 years dedicated to the veterinary industry. She combines her years of team leadership and passion for the profession into her role as Head of People Operations at Galaxy Vets, an employee-owned veterinary healthcare system. In her role, Shannon is responsible for developing and driving the talent strategy, including burnout prevention and thoughtful change management during the transition of new clinics joining Galaxy Vets. She focuses on the needs of the team to build a people-centric culture that supports and improves the employee experience, growth and development.
Register for the May On-Demand Lunch and Learn Webinar


Veterinarian of Record: Working with your Local Animal Rescue or Shelter

Presented by: Cathy Anderson, DVM and Pollyanne McKillop, MDARD-AID|
Original Seminar Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Cathy is a 1987 graduate of Michigan State University CVM and has a master’s degree in shelter medicine from the University of Florida. Cathy has spent the last 12 years practicing shelter medicine.  Currently, she is the medical director of the limited admission shelter Adopt a Pet which is in Fenton, Michigan. She is also the interim veterinarian at Genesee County Animal Control in Flint Michigan. Cathy is an Adjunct Assistant professor college of medicine and teaches Humane Euthanasia Practices at the University of Florida. This course is part of the shelter medicine master’s degree program. In addition, she is a trainer for Euthanasia by Injection and Animal Field Sedation; these workshops are taught for shelter personnel.

Polly has been with MDARD for more than 32 years and has extensive experience with public policy; administrative law, outreach, education, and compliance assistance; and implementation of regulatory programs, which she brought with her when she joined the Animal Industry Division in 2012. She also is involved in Animal Control Officer training reviews.



Register for the June On-Demand Lunch and Learn Webinar

 Transfusion Medicine
Presented by: Kenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC), (SAIM)
Original Seminar Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Registered Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care and Small Animal Internal Medicine with a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Sciences. Practicing in the field instructing and supervising veterinary technicians, managing intensive care, and playing roles in the development of technicians since 2001. Instruction has been provided at the practice level through hands-on wet labs, classroom teaching for a veterinary technology program, and by lecturing at international and national conferences.
Register for the July On-Demand Lunch and Learn Webinar Here

Round Cell Roundup: Find the Needle in the Haystack!
Presented by Jeremie Korchia, DVM, MSc, DACVP
Original Seminar Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Round cell diseases, as well as diseases triggering round cell reactions, are complex pathologic processes to identify or even sometimes to detect. This session, based on a series of real and recent cases (2021 – 2023), is a journey throughout the various diagnostic challenges associated with this large spectrum of diseases. The pathologist often combines cytologic features with one or several ancillary testing, such as immunocytochemistry, PARR, flow cytometry, etc., to reach the correct interpretation. This presentation is elaborated specifically for DVM practitioners and aims in raising awareness about diagnostic investigation possibilities. 
Register for the August Lunch and Learn On-Demand Webinar

Heart Disease vs. Respiratory Disease in Dogs
Presented by: Janet Olson, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) 
Original Seminar Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Dr. Janet Olson, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) is the founder of Veterinary Cardiology Specialists, established in 2010. She is one of the few board certified veterinary cardiology specialists in the country and offers her services in Minnesota and Iowa. In 2004, her passion for community service and firefighters (her husband is a firefighter) lead her to develop Basic Animal Rescue Training (BART). BART is a 501c3, veterinary based, nonprofit organization that’s mission is to train and equip firefighters and other first responders how to safely address animals encountered in emergencies and disasters. BART also helps educate pet owners how to be prepared to best serve their pets and families in these tragic situations. BART has trained over 4,500 firefighters in the state of Minnesota and is currently offering its program in Iowa and Oklahoma as well.
Register for the September Lunch and Learn On-Demand Webinar

Anesthesia: Reducing Morbidity and Mortality
Presented by: Anderson F da Cunha, DVM, MS, DACVAA
Original Seminar Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Dr. da Cunha received his DVM from the Universidade Federal do Paraná- Brazil in 2000. After that, he received his Master’s degree in Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgery from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil. In 2002 he moved to the US where he completed an internship in veterinary anesthesia and pain management at the Louisiana State University and an anesthesia residency at the North Carolina State University. Then, he became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. Between 2006 and 2019 he acted as a Professor and service chief for the Louisiana State University’s  anesthesia and analgesia service. In 2019 his passion for teaching brought him to the Midwestern University (Arizona) where he is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the Companion Animal Clinic.
Register for the October Lunch and Learn On-Demand Webinar

Veterinarian Practice Finance 
Presented by: Corey Fondersmith and Deborah Shepherd, The Huntington National Bank
Original Seminar Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Join Corey and Deborah, veterinary industry finance experts from The Huntington National Bank, to discuss the overall Veterinarian Market, and what is typically needed to start up, grow, maintain and/or pass on the practice. They will go over how financing those scenarios typically work, and the processes. They will also dive into what things to look for when you are managing account payables and receivables, in the veterinarian space, and how to be more proficient in that arena.

Register for the November Lunch and Learn On-Demand Webinar
What Veterinarians Should Know About Therapy Animals
Presented by: Zenithson Ng, DVM, MS, DABVP
Original Seminar Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Zenithson Ng is a clinical associate professor of small animal primary care at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his DVM from Cornell University; then completed an internship at the ASPCA, and an ABVP canine/feline residency at Virginia Tech. His clinical interests include behavior, dentistry, preventive medicine, and management of chronic disease. His research and teaching interests span all aspects of the human-animal bond, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and veterinary education.
Register for the On-Demand December Lunch and Learn Webinar Here


IMPORTANT:

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 7-10 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.