Oregon Veterinary Conference

March 6 - 8, 2015

CH2M Hill Alumni Center & LaSells Stewart Center
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

2014 Proceedings

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Brochure & Registration Forms


Speakers & Topics

Companion Animal

  • Feline Infectious Diseases: Dr. Michael Lappin
  • Surgery: Dr. Catriona McPhail
  • Pain Management: Dr. Jane Quandt
    Sponsored by Elanco
  • Cardiology: Dr. Meg Sleeper


  • Sports Medicine, Lameness & Rehabilitation: Dr. Chris Kawcak
  • Imaging & Laser Therapy: Dr. Norman Rantanen
  • Review of Equine Hemoabdomen: D. Rose Baker
  • Acute Phase Proteins & Potential Clinical Application: Dr. Trina Westerman
  • Acupuncture & Clinical Experience: Dr. Jackie Hill

Food Animal

  • ODA Update: Dr. Brad LeaMaster
  • Otitis Media in Dairy Replacement Heifers & Dental Pathology of Dairy Cows, Bovine Colostrum Replacement Products, Bovine Colostrum Treatment Methods: Dr. Keith Poulsen
  • Necropsy Wet Lab: Dr. Robert Bildfell & Dr. Richard Linhart
    Sponsored by Zoetis
  • Biofilms & How They Might Impact Outcomes, Receiving Stocker Cattle, Impact of Cattle Handling & Flow: Dr. Robin Falkner
    Sponsored by Zoetis
  • Driving Performance with Fixed Time Artificial Insemination, Residue Avoidance, Importance of Record Keeping & Protocol Development: Dr. Janet Helms
    Sponsored by Zoetis
  • Fixed Time Artificial Insemination in Goats: Dr. Clare Scully
  • Osteochondrosis in Food Animals: Dr. Jennifer Fowler

Animal Welfare

Sponsored by the Oregon Animal Health Foundation

  • Study on Disease Effects in Spay/Neuter, Neutering After Puberty vs. Before: Dr. Benjamin Hart
  • Vasectomy & Hysterectomy: Dr. Michelle Kutzler

Technicians & Assistants

  • Caring for Avian Patients: Dr. Marli Lintner
  • Critical Care: David Liss RVT VTS
  • Ophthalmic Supplies, Corneal Ulcerations, Care of the Ophthalmic Patient: Dr. Sarah Maxwell
  • Infectious Diseases & Infection Control in Surgery: Dr. Jane Sykes
  • Communicating Diagnostic Services to Clients, Parasitology Lecture & Lab: Dr. Sandra Willis
    Sponsored by Phoenix Central Laboratory

Practice Management & Team Development

  • Team Communications; Keep Yourself, Your Team & Your Business Healthy; Most Important Topics to Address Every Appointment; more: Dr. Ernie Ward
    Sponsored by IDEXX
  • PR & Media Relations for Veterinary Clinics: Dr. Jim Humphries
    Sponsored by Ceva

APHIS Accreditation

  • Training Modules for Accreditation Renewal: Dr. Brianna Schur
    Sponsored by USDA APHIS

CE Form

You will receive your CE Form onsite as part of your check-in packet.


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2014 Sponsors

                                      Dignified Pet Services    

                      Lanyards                               Animal Welfare Track                   Exhibitor Bingo Prize: iPad


             Dr. Jim Humphries                       Dr. Jane Quandt                   Food Animal Practitioners' Breakfast
                                                                                                             Necropsy Wet Lab | Dr. Falkner | Dr. Helms




               Dr. Sandra Willis                      APHIS Accreditation                              Dr. Ernie Ward



Exhibit Hall

Visit the Exhibit Hall to check out the allied industry display of equipment, products, and services. Play exhibitor bingo for a chance to win an iPad! (iPad provided by Dignified Pet Services.)

Awards Luncheon

Join us for Saturday's awards luncheon (11:30 am - 1:15 pm), where the OVMA Awards of Excellence will be presented and new inductees into the Oregon Animal Hall of Fame™ will be honored.

Exhibitors' Reception & Casino Night

Have fun with your friends and colleagues at Friday night's reception and Casino Night from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall.

Silent Auction to Benefit Oregon Animal Health Foundation

Bid on great prizes in the silent auction to benefit the Oregon Animal Health Foundation. Donations of silent auction items gratefully accepted. Want to contribute something to the auction but not sure what to donate? We have gift basket and donation ideas! Contact us for more information or to let us know you will be bringing an item for the auction.

Food & Mixed Animal Practitioners’ Breakfast

Saturday, 7:00 am - 8:00 am. Sponsored by Zoetis. Sign up on the registration form.

SCAVMA Benefit Dinner

The OSU SCAVMA will be holding its fifth annual dinner to encourage interaction between veterinary students and veterinarians. The dinner is open not only to veterinarians attending the OVC, but also to CVM alumni, faculty, and area practitioners. This is a come-as-you-are event to be held in the Giustina Art Gallery of LaSells Stewart Center. The event will begin at 6:00 pm on Saturday, and veterinarians are encouraged to bring friends and family. Entertainment will be provided, and there will also be a no-host bar. Please come and join us for what is sure to be a fun event! Please purchase tickets in advance with your registration and consider sponsoring a veterinary student’s attendance as well. Tickets are $30 each.

OVMA Business Forum

Sunday morning is your opportunity to learn more about the status of your association, legislative activities, and how the OVMA is involved with the current issues facing the veterinary profession.

Veterinary Teaching Hospital Tours

Students will lead 30 minute tours just for OVC attendees on Friday, March 7 at Noon and on Saturday, March 8 at 5p.m. Meet in the Magruder Hall main entrance lobby at 700 SW 30th Street.

Oregon Animal Hall of Fame™ & OVMA Awards of Excellence

2012 inductee, Service/Professional

The Oregon Animal Hall of Fame™ awards (sponsored by the Oregon Animal Health Foundation) and the OVMA Awards of Excellence will be presented at a luncheon ceremony held Saturday, March 8, 2014 during the Oregon Veterinary Conference.

OVMA members may nominate a worthy colleague or animal for any of these awards. The forms below are fillable. Save the file to your computer, fill it out and e-mail it back to us with any additional documentation and/or photos as required, or print the form out and return it to us by mail or fax.

Nominations are due by January 31, 2014

Veterinary Student Interviews

We provide the opportunity for veterinarians to interview senior students for prospective employment. If you are a veterinarian who is interested in participating in this opportunity, please return the form below to the OVMA office by February 19, 2014.

Childcare Providers

For a list of childcare providers in the Corvallis area, please contact the Corvallis Tourism Board at (800) 334-8188.

About the OVC

The Oregon Veterinary Conference is a cooperative effort of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University with the goal of providing meaningful continuing education to Northwest veterinarians, practice managers, and paraprofessionals.