4th Annual NEWVMA Autumn Conference

  • Sat, November 12, 2016
  • Tundra Lodge and Conference Center


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Tour the American Foods Group plant. 1 hour of CE provided. The group should meet at the Tundra Lodge lobby at 10 am for the shuttle to the plant and plan on returning around noon. Lunch is on your own.

    Limited registration- Priority given to those attending the large animal afternoon CE. All registrants will be placed on a wait list initially- your spot will be confirmed after Oct 29th.

    Those registered and attending BOTH THE MORNING AFG TOUR AND AFTERNOON LARGE ANIMAL CE are entered in a drawing for a pair of Green Bay Packers tickets courtesy of AFG. Must be present to win - drawing at the conference at 5 pm.
  • Online after October 29th and on-site registration from 1-2 pm the day of the event

    $90/per person
  • NEWVMA Member rate $40/per person
    Non-NEWVMA member rate $80/per person
  • If you are a NEWVMA volunteer or speaker for this event or a corporate sponsor, please contact the NEWVMA office for event registration.

NEWVMA Autumn Conference

*Registration for Afternoon CE is still OPEN
You may either register through email info@newvma.org or onsite registration from 1-2 pm the day of the event*

No registration is needed to attend the Silent Auction!

10:30 am American Foods Group Plant Tour (earn 1 CE credit)
2-5 pm Afternoon CE (earn 3 CE credits) with either the Small Animal Surgical Track, the Technician Dentistry Track or the Large Animal/Food Safety Track

5-6:30 pm Evening Happy Hour Drinks and Food (no registration required but conference registrants receive complimentary drink tickets!)

1-6:30 pm Silent Auction to benefit the NEWVMA Scholarship Fund (everyone is invited to come put a bid on our items!)

Small Animal Surgical Track- Ryan Demianuk DVM DACVS

  • GOLPP - Geriatric Laryngeal Paralysis and Polyneuropathy  -We now know laryngeal paralysis is just part of an advanced systemic polyneuropathy. Learn about the latest research, how to recognize other systemic signs, how to medically treat these patients and how to better educate owners.
  • Surgical Oncology - Essentials for Success Surgery is essential for the battle against numerous canine and feline tumors. Clean margins are essential for success, but failure to plan for surgery is planning for failure. Learn how to prepare yourself, patients and clients for the best possible outcome.
  • Wound Reconstruction -For successful wound reconstruction you must consider all reasons for failure - infection, tension, motion, pressure and systemic disease. Learn how to recognize potential problems before they arise and basic techniques for closing that difficult wound.

 Technician Dentistry Track- Dale Kressin DVM DACVD

Working together to deliver veterinary dentistry and oral surgery
  •  Helping your veterinary team in providing dental services

    -How does dentistry fit in your practice?

    -How well are your patient’s dental needs being addressed?

    -COHAT, oral exam, oral radiology, dental probing and charting

  • Helping your clients with oral health home care

     -What should be avoided for patient oral health?

     -What products are effective?

     -Where can you find additional information

     -Gold standard of home care.


 Large Animal/Food Safety Track

  • 10:30 am- Noon Tour of American Foods Group plant         AFG is the 5th largest beef processing company in the country.  They ship over four million pounds of beef a day and have developed their own brands to export to over 38 countries.  They supply quality beef to retail and international markets. See how their Green Bay plant provides high quality products with an emphasis on food safety requirements and operating procedures.  This site is also Halal certified.   See first-hand how your veterinary treatments and recommendations can affect the quality of what ends up on people's plates. (REGISTRATION FOR TOUR-FULL)
  • 2-5 pm Afternoon CE
  • Dairy Beef Quality, How are we doing from the Slaughter Plant Perspective" An interesting insight for dairy veterinarians- Ashley Lembke BS MS
  • Dairy Consultant 101  What today's dairy consultant needs to know in order to work with his or her clients' operations - 

    Greg Bethard, BS, MS Phd 

  • Judicious Antibiotic Use: It's easier than you think- Richard Wallace DVM

Plus Green Bay Packer football ticket drawing at 5 pm for all attendees of the Large Animal program (register and attend both the morning AFG Tour and all 3 of the afternoon CE sessions to be eligible to win)

Your family can splash and play for free!  Each registrant can get up to 4 complimentary waterpark passes.  Passes available at the registration desk from 1-2 pm.

Thank you to all of our sponsors who are helping make this event possible: Zoetis, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Midwest Veterinary Supply, Merck Animal Health and American Food Group.

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