Welcome to the Southeastern Wisconsin DVM website. This site is a resource for the Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association and their members.

Our Mission

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association's mission is to provide high quality continuing education for members, to foster fellowship among Milwaukee area veterinary professionals, to promote the profession to the general public, and to provide local leadership for veterinary related issues.



Upcoming Events:


DATE: Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association invites all DVM's and CVT's to the MVMA November CE Seminar:

Topic 1: "GI and Liver Disease " (Click to view brochure.)


TOPIC 1 PRESENTED BY: Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP Professor, Dept. of Medical Sciences
Director of Clinical Research
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Topic 2 " Nutrition (Myths, obesity, therapeutic nutrition) " (Click to view brochure.)


TOPIC 2 PRESENTED BY: Julie Churchill, DVM, PhD. Dipl. ACVN
Associate Professor, Nutrition
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota

LOCATION:

  • Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West-Wauwatosa
  • 10499 Innovation Drive Wauwatosa, WI 53226
  • Wauwatosa, WI 53226
  • 414-475-9500
  • www.crowneplazamilwaukee.com
TIME: Exact times to follow. Full day and Half day involvement possible
FEES:
  • MVMA Members:
  • DVM: Full day $60, Half day $30
  • CVT: Full day $30, Half day $15
  • Non-members:
  • DVMs: Full day $100, Half day $50
  • CVT: Full day $50, Half day $25



DATE: October 13, 2015

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association invites all DVM's, CVT's and support staff to:

" Compassion Fatigue" (Click to view brochure.)


PRESENTED BY:Katherine Dobbs
Registered Veterinary Technician, Certified Veterinary Practice Manager, Professional in Human Resources, Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator

Knowledge is power, and the more our profession understands about compassion fatigue, the more prepared we will be to identify, minimize, and cope with compassion fatigue in the individual as well as the organization. We begin with a definition of compassion fatigue and burnout, and how they differ. Then we address the question, '"How did we get here?" by exploring the five phases of adjustment to a career in care giving. Specific stressors and satisfiers have been identified for various positions in our profession, including the veterinarian, veterinary technician and assistant, front office staff and practice management. We take a broad look at the main causes of individual compassion fatigue and its symptoms. The session will conclude with a look at organizational compassion fatigue, and how this "cost of caring" may be affecting your bottom line. We conclude with the Eight Laws Governing a Healthy Workplace.

LOCATION:


TIME: 6:30 pm registration, 6:45 pm dinner, 7:00 pm presentation
RSVP by: Thursday, October 1
R.S.V.P to: Kristin Bowen - kbowen@wvrc.com or call 262-309-6942 x138
Please include Attendee name(s), title, clinic name and phone number.

SPONSOR: MVMA and Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center

This invitation is for DVM's, CVT's and support staff.
1.2 CE credits will be provided.



Please visit our association's website for news, membership application and information related to CE events at www.southeasternwiscdvm.org.



DATE: Thursday, September 3, 2015 (**Please note the date has changed.)

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association invites all DVM's and Staff to:

"Supplements For Life!" (Click to view brochure.)


PRESENTED BY: Nutramax Labs

Not only will participants at this event learn how to evaluate supplements, find those that offer quality and value as well as review timely nutritional supplements for a variety of issues, including joint and liver...they'll also hear about the latest developments, including DASUQUIN ADVANCED!

LOCATION:

  • Maggiano's Little Italy
  • 2500 N Mayfair Road
  • Wauwatosa, WI
  • (414)978-1000
  • www.maggianos.com/

TIME: 6:30 pm registration and dinner, 7:00 pm presentation
RSVP by: Wednesday, September 2
R.S.V.P to: Allison at Nutramax Labs by email - awright@nutramaxlabs.com
or by phone - (803) 313-4013
Please include name(s), clinic, and number of attendees.

SPONSOR: MVMA and Nutramax Labs


This invitation is for Veterinarians and Staff.

This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 2 hours of continuing education.
Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
Call Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc. (800-925-5187) (RACE Provider #58/Program #58-14914) for further information.





2015 Past Events:


DATE: May 12, 2015

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association invites all DVM's and CVT's to:

"Flea Control: Expectations and Reality" (Click to view brochure.)


PRESENTED BY: Ed Loebach, DVM, DABVP (canine/feline)
Technical Service Veterinarian for Merial, Ltd

A variety of flea control options are available today and the ease of use and efficacy is vastly better than what was available 20 years ago. So why are some clients still dissatisfied? In this talk we will look at flea biology, product mode of action, and how the combination of those two will sometimes lead to the impression that a product isn't working. Armed with this knowledge we have a better chance of giving clients the appropriate expectations for flea control results.

LOCATION:

  • Wisconsin Humane Society
  • 4500 W. Wisconsin Avenue
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • 1414-264-6257
  • www.wihumane.org

TIME: 6:30 pm registration and dinner, 7:00 pm presentation
RSVP by: Thursday, May 7, 2015
R.S.V.P to: rsvp4mvma@aol.com Please include name(s), clinic, and number of attendees.

SPONSOR: MVMA and Merial Field Veterinary Service


Merial Field Veterinary Services - To provide medical and management expertise to Merial and the veterinary community through education and support.

This invitation is for DVM's and CVT's.
1.2 CE credits will be provided.



The Paper for this lecture can be found under the Notes tab or by clicking here.


DATE: Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association and Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists invite all veterinarians, technicians, hospital administrators, and receptionists to a continuing education event:

Swing into Summer Symposium (Click to view brochure.)


PROGRAM:

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Registration & Lunch
  • 1:00pm - 5:25pm Sessions for Technicians, Management & Administrators, and Veterinarians.
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Dinner and Keynote Speaker
  • Laurel Braitman, PhD - "Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves."

Go to Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists for the full program and on-line registration. (Click to view Lakeshore's website, the program and the registration page.)

LOCATION:

TIME: 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
RSVP by: By April 1, 2015. For on-line registration. (Click to view registration page.)


Sponsored By: Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists, Sound-eklin, CareCredit, Merial, and Live Oak Bank

CE credit is provided by MVMA.



DATE: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association and Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals invite all DVM's and CVT's to a continuing education seminar:

" Atypical Cushing's Disease. Is it really Atypical?" (Click to view brochure.)


PRESENTED BY: Rhett Nichols, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM: Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist at Antech Diagnostics

LOCATION:

TIME:
  • Registration and Cocktails 5:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Dinner and Raffle Prizes 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Topic 7:30 - 9:00 pm
RSVP by: Seats are limited so please RSVP as soon as possible
R.S.V.P to: (414)543-7387 or nicholeb@erforanimals.com

Sponsored By: The Milwaukee Area VMA & Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals

This invitation is for DVM's and CVT's.
1.5 CE credits will be provided.



Notes for this lecture can be found under the Notes tab or by clicking here.


DATE: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association and Zoetis invite all DVMs to a continuing education discussion and lecture:

"Canine Heartworm Disease: What's Old, What's New?" (Click to view brochure.)


PRESENTED BY: Tom Nelson, DVM
Past President of the American Heartworm Society
Immediate Past Member of the Board of Directors of the
Companion Animal Parasite Council
Member of the American Feline Heartworm Disease Council

The objective of this lecture is to provide a comprehensive overview of the most current understanding of heartworm disease in the US. It will include information from the most recent American Heartworm Society symposium and guidelines covering: heartworm lifecycles, testing, prevention, mosquito vectors, compliance issues/ lack of efficacy, resistance and pathogenesis in the dog. Special attention will be paid to disease prevalence and need for year round prevention.

LOCATION:

  • Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West-Wauwatosa
  • 10499 Innovation Drive Wauwatosa, WI 53226
  • Wauwatosa, WI 53226
  • 414-475-9500
  • www.crowneplazamilwaukee.com

TIME: 6:30 Reception, 7:00-8:45 Presentation and Dinner
RSVP by: Wednesday, February 18
R.S.V.P to: Cindy Karasek at (414)793-6707 or cindy.l.karasek@zoetis.com
Please note names and clinic.

Sponsored By: The Milwaukee Area VMA & Zoetis

Space is limited to Veterinarians and one CVT or management attendee with attending vet.
2.1 CE credits will be provided.


We will be accepting 2015 dues payments.


DATE: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association and the UW School of Veterinary Medicine invite all DVMs to a continuing education discussion and lecture:

"Zoonoses in Companion Animal Practice - Are We Doing Enough?" (Click to view brochure.)


PRESENTED BY: Jim Kazmierczak, DVM, MS
State Public Health Veterinarian, WI Division of Public Health

Dr. Jim Kazmierczak is the State Public Health Veterinarian with the Wisconsin Division of Public Health. He has been working there as a communicable disease epidemiologist since 1988. His job primarily involves the control and epidemiology of zoonotic diseases. Dr. Kazmierczak received a DVM degree from the University of Illinois and after seven years of clinical practice, returned to school to get his MS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences within the UW's School of Medicine and Public Health, as well as in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine.

Discussion: Prior to the lecture, there will be a discussion to follow up on the email survey that was distributed in July regarding communicating zoonotic disease risks with clients. The discussion is limited to 20 people, so RSVP early if you would like to attend. You do not need to have completed the survey to participate.

Lecture Synopsis: The importance of zoonoses and client education about zoonoses will be discussed, with an emphasis on risk reduction for pets who come into contact with immune compromised persons. Additionally, a few select zoonoses will be addressed including canine brucellosis and salmonellosis.

LOCATION:

  • Milwaukee Career College
  • 3077 N. Mayfair Road
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • 1-800-645-5157
  • www.mkecc.edu/

TIME: 6:15 pm discussion registration, 6:30-7:30 pm Discussion - 7:15 pm lecture registration & dinner, 7:30-8:30 pm Lecture
RSVP by: January 6, 2015
R.S.V.P to: beaty@wisc.edu
For CE purposes, please include your name and degree title(s), your address (either personal or business), and whether you plan to attend the discussion & lecture or just the lecture. Please also include an email address for inclement weather contact.

SPONSOR: MVMA and UW School of Veterinary Medicine

This invitation is for DVMs. 1.2 CE continuing veterinary medical education (CVME) hours will be awarded to veterinary professionals who attend the lecture portion of the program, and 2.4 CVME hours will be awarded for attending the program in its entirety. The UW-SVM is an accredited continuing veterinary medical education provider.

Notes for this lecture can be found under the Notes tab or by clicking here.



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