The 2022-2023 Small Animal Seminar Series (SAS) series is packed with quality CE for you and your staff. Topics include Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Practice Management, Soft Tissue Surgery, Radiology, and Toxicology. Our expert speakers from around the country will provide 6 hours of CE during each seminar. That's a total of 36 hours of CE if you join us for the entire series! Click the links below to learn more and register! 


BROCHURE: Please note, MVMA will not be mailing out a SAS brochure. Access to all the information, plus more can be found on this page.

LOCATION: The Meeting Space is located at 4039 Legacy Pkwy, Lansing, MI 48911. Free parking will be available for all attendees. A virtual option will be made available for those with difficulty traveling. 

REGISTRATION: If you would like to register for the individual sessions, please click the registration links under each event in the Small Animal Seminar Schedule section.
Each individual seminar qualifies for 6 CE hours. 

Veterinarians - $245 (non-member); $195 (member)
LVT/Practice Staff - $195 (non-member); $165 (member) 


  • All cancellations MUST be in writing. Please email [email protected].
  • Unless specifically stated differently on registration materials, a $50 cancellation fee will be assessed for any and all cancellations submitted up to seven days from the date of an event.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations submitted seven or fewer days from an event.
  • Should an event be canceled by MVMA, full refunds will be issued in a timely manner.
  • In lieu of a cancellation, a substitution may be requested up to seven days from the date of an event and only for individuals who have registered for a single event within the series.
  • Individuals who have registered for the entire series at the discounted rate may not substitute after the first event of the series.
  • Change requests for individuals wanting to change from in-person to virtual participation will not be honored seven or fewer days from the date of the event.
  • Please note, if you attend the event virtually, those hours MAY NOT count toward your live CE hours. 


ON-DEMAND: These sessions will not be recorded and will not be available for on-demand at a later date. 


Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Topic: Soft Tissue Surgery 
Presenter: Howard B. Seim III, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

Sessions Include:

  • Intestinal Anastomosis - Tips to make it easier!
  • Surgical Management of GDV
  • Surgical Management of Lower Urinary Tract Disorders in Cats
  • Surgical Management of Brachycephalic Syndrome 
  • Feline Subtotal Colectomy 
  • Surgical Management of Gall Bladder Mucocele
  • Chronic Vaginitis and Incontinence: Can Surgery Help? 
  • Wound Management Secrets 

Register for March's Small Animal Seminar here 

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Topic: Radiology 
Presenter: Lorrie Gaschen, DVM, PhD, DECVDI 

Sessions Include:

  • Improve your interpretive skills of the feline abdomen: What's normal, What's not? 
  • Obstructed or not? Interpreting GI Radiography in vomiting cats
  • Making a diagnosis of intestinal disease in cats with ultrasonography
  • Radiography and ultrasound of feline hepatobiliary disease
  • Current approach to examination of the feline pancreas using ultrasonography
  • Interpreting pulmonary patters in cats

Register for the April Small Animal Seminar here


Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Topic: Toxicology
Presenter: Holly Hommerding, DVM, DABT

Sessions Include:

  • Decontamination
  • Rodenticides
  • Part 1 THC (delta 8, delta 9, synthetics) / CBD
  • Part 2 THC (delta 8, delta 9, synthetics) / CBD
  • Anti-anxiety/Anxiolytics
  • Unknown Neurotoxins 

Register for the May Small Animal Seminar here 


Howard B. Seim III, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Seim received his veterinary degree from the Washington State University. Professor of Small Animal Surgery, Director of the Preclinical Surgical Research Laboratory, recipient of several teaching awards.Special interests include: 

Small Animal Exclusive/Predominant (including pet exotics)

Clinical Specialty : Soft Tissue Surgery
Research Interest : Comparative Spine Research
Teaching Interest : Soft Tissue Surgery

Small Animal Series Seminar:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery Wednesday, March 8, 2023


Lorrie Gaschen, DVM, PhD, DECVDI

Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine

Lorrie received her DVM from the University of Florida, was in private practice in Florida for two years after which time she did a diagnostic imaging residency at the University of Bern in Switzerland and became a diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She received her PhD in renal transplant imaging in animal models at the University Medical School in Utrecht then returned to the University of Bern where she became an associate professor upon completion of her work in vascular ultrasound of the canine gastrointestinal tract. Currently, she is a professor of diagnostic imaging in the Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and has authored publications and book chapters mainly in the field of gastrointestinal ultrasound where she has done the majority of her research.

Small Animal Series Seminar:

  • Radiology Wednesday, April 5, 2023


Holly Hommerding, DVM, DABT

Pet Poison Helpline

Dr. Holly Hommerding has been with Pet Poison Helpline since 2014. Originally from central Minnesota, Holly received her BS and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from the University of Minnesota. She enjoyed small animal GP work though 2016, but has now re-focused her career interests in toxicology alone and enjoys working with Pet Poison Helpline on a full-time basis. In 2018, Dr. Hommerding became a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (ABT). Holly lives in the Twin Cities Metro area with her family of geriatric pets – a lab mix named Kelly, a tabby named Tater Tot, and her feathered dinosaur, Frankie the cockatiel. 

Small Animal Series Seminar:

  • Toxicology Wednesday, May 10, 2023





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