2015 NEWVMA Autumn Conference & Banquet

  • Sat, November 14, 2015
  • Tundra Lodge Conference Center, Green Bay WI


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Afternoon CE:
    Member price $40/per person
    Non-member price $70/per person

    Evening Staff Appreciation Banquet (open to members and invited guests only): $25 per person
  • Late Registration for afternoon CE is $85/per person.

    Late Registration for the Staff Appreciation Evening Banquet is $35/per person (only open to NEWVMA members and invited guests)

    After November 10th, please contact the NEWVMA Office for seating availability and on-site registration options.
  • Registration for NEWVMA Event Volunteers and Event Sponsors.

Registration is closed

3rd Annual NEWVMA Conference & Banquet

**Late Registration still open through the NEWVMA Office, email info@newvma.org to check availability**

1-2 pm    Registration

2-5 pm    Afternoon Continuing Education (3 CE credit hours)

5-6 pm    Happy Hour Drinks and Appetizers

5-6 pm    Dinner Registration

5:45 pm  Raffle Prizes Drawn (Must be present to win)

6 pm       Staff Appreciation Banquet Dinner


Afternoon CE Programs

Earn up to 3 hours of continuing education credits by attending one of the following afternoon programs:


  • Small Animal Program: Blood, Guts and Gore 

With Lisa Peters DVM, DACVECC

Geared for veterinarians but open to all

Practical Transfusion Tips For Private Practice - The primary focus of this lecture will be on Autologous Blood Transfusions (autotransfusions). We will discuss advantages and disadvantages of this procedure and how you can perform this in practice.   There will also be a quick review of canine and feline blood types, and recommendations on when to blood type and cross match if donor blood is being used over autologous blood.


Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (HGE) - How to know when the simple case becomes complicated - Many cases of HGE can be managed on an outpatient basis however there are some patients that can have secondary complications, rapidly deteriorate and even succumb to this condition within 48-72 hours.  This lecture will review how to identify the complicated cases and provide useful tools to help maximize their survival. 


Hot Emergency and Trauma Topics - Management of urethral obstruction in male cats, the crystalloid/colloid debate, timing of antibiotics in sepsis and the coagulopathy of trauma are all controversial topics in emergency medicine.  These topics will be briefly reviewed and practical tips for management of these cases will be provided.



  • Veterinary Technician Program: Practical In-House Hematology and Urine Evaluation 

With Barb Grieg DVM, DACVP

Geared for technicians and assistants but open to all

This series of lectures will allow technicians to refine their clinical pathology techniques and may bring new skills to your practice.  Highlights include: sample collections and handling, performing a differential and identifying abnormalities (WBC, RBC, and platelet morphologies, identifying inclusions), methods used to count blood cells and qualitative, quantitative and microscopic evaluation of urine.


  • Large Animal Program: Happy Calves can be raised in Wisconsin- Calf Health and Husbandry 

With Marina von Keyserlingk MSc, PhD,

Tom Earleywine MS, PhD and

Donald Sockett DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Geared for veterinarians and producers but open to all


Rethinking methods for the care and housing for dairy calves- The past decade has witnessed a revolution in the methods of feeding and housing dairy calves. In this presentation we will review the results from recent studies showing the benefits of some new methods and problems associated with certain traditional calf rearing practices. Highlights include work on pain due to disbudding, on how best to feed milk and solids to baby calves, and on the profound developmental effects of social versus individual housing during the first few weeks of life.

Why do we keep coming up short in calf nutrition & is group feeding/housing part of the answer? This session will cover the management and nutritional needs of the calf and why we often are still coming up short in spite of feeding 50% more than we did historically. The advantages, disadvantages and research results from eight years of group housing will also be reported.


Raising Healthy Calves in an Automated Calf Feeder Barn: Attention to Detail can make a Huge Difference  An overview with Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory microbiologist/epidemiologist.



Happy Hour

Every person who registers (CE and/or Banquet Dinner) is invited to our Happy Hour Social from 5-6 pm.  Enjoy a complimentary drink and appetizers while you socialize with others from the area.  

Happy Hour is sponsored in part by Zoetis.


Raffle Prizes

Win a Kindle Paper White!  A Fit Bit!  One of many gift cards and other fabulous prizes!

As a part of our staff appreciation night, we are providing a great selection of raffle prizes you can enter to win that night. 

Every person who registers (CE and/or Banquet Dinner) will receive one complimentary entry to win their choice of a raffle prize.  Additional tickets can be obtained by donating to the NEWVMA Scholarship fund which benefits third year UW-SVM veterinary students.  You must be present to win (prizes will be distributed during Happy Hour at 5:45 pm)


Staff Appreciation Banquet Dinner

NEWVMA Member clinics are invited to treat your veterinarians and staff to a lovely dinner and evening program. 

Meal Options

Family style (all you can eat) option: Herb roasted chicken, beef tenderloin tips, mashed potatoes, gravy, Tundra signature vegetables, coleslaw, dinner rolls and dessert

Vegetarian option: Portabello Stack of roasted portabello mushrooms with zucchini, squash and spinach with a basalmic reduction over rice

Dinner Program and Virtual Tour of Clinics

The WVMA President will be giving a short update on activities, news and legislative updates that pertain to WI veterinarians. 

We will also enjoy a virtual tour of clinics from Northeastern Wisconsin.  Contact the NEWVMA Office for more information on how to enter your clinic into the presentation (share pictures of your building and your awesome staff with the rest of us!).  Additional complimentary raffle tickets will be given to clinics submitting photos for the virtual tour.


Complimentary Water Park Passes

Complimentary Tundra Lodge water park passes will be available at the NEWVMA registration desk for those families interested in swimming and splashing that day.  Limit 4 passes per registrant, while supplies last.  



A special group rate of $139/night is available under "Northeastern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association"  by contacting Tundra Lodge at 877-886-3725 by October 29th

Tundra Lodge Conference Center & Water Park

865 Lombardi Ave

Green Bay, WI   54304



Thank you to our event sponsors: Zoetis, Merck, Fox Valley Animal Referral Center, Merial, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Marshfield Labs and Land O' Lakes

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