Oregon Veterinary Conference

March 2 - 4, 2018

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



Speakers & Topics

Companion Animal

  • Dr. Ken Kwochka: Dermatology ~ Sponsored by Bayer Animal Health
  • Dr. Jennifer Devey: Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
  • Dr. Andrew Moorhead: Parasitology & Heartworm Disease ~ Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Dr. Tammy Grubb: Anesthesia & Pain Management ~ Sponsored by Elanco
    One hour of any of Dr. Grubb's sessions meets the OVMEB-required 1 CE hour on appropriate analgesic and anesthetic methods.
  • OSU Faculty: Translational Research Topics in Veterinary Medicine


  • Dr. Mark Crisman: Strep equi, Respiratory Disease, Antibiotics & More
    Dr. Crisman's antibiotics session meets the OVMEB-required 1 CE hour on antibiotic resistance
  • Dr. Mariya Pitel: Relationship of Management Practices to Vitamin E & Selenium Status in Horses
  • Dr. Susanne Stieger-Vanegas: The Role of Head Computed Tomography in Equine Patients
  • Dr. Harry Werner: Pre-Purchase Exam & More

Food Animal

  • Dr. Victor Cortese: Immunology ~ Sponsored by Zoetis
  • Dr. Jean Hall: Selenium Deficiency
  • Dr. Brad LeaMaster: Animal Health Division Update
  • Dr. Robert Van Saun: Transition Minerals and Vitamins, Transition Metabolism, Small Ruminant Nutritional Case Studies, Vitamin D Metabolism & Diagnostics in Camelids

Animal Welfare

  • Dr. Mary Gardner: Geriatric Care and End of Life Issues ~ Sponsored by Animal Health Foundation of Oregon

Technicians & Assistants

  • Dr. Trish Ashley-Devore: Dermatology
  • Stephen Cital RVT SRA VTS (LAM): Pain Management, Anesthesia
  • David Liss RVT VTS (ECC, SAIM): Critical Care, more
  • Dr. Sandy Willis: Clinical Pathology & Urinalysis Lab ~ Sponsored by Phoenix Lab

Practice Management & Team Development

  • Brian Conrad: Embracing Technology, Trust, Management
  • Dr. Amanda Donnelly: Getting More Pets the Care They Deserve ~ Sponsored by Care Credit
  • Heather Romano: New Generation of Culture, Becoming a Loving Leader


  • Dr. Carrie La Jeunesse: Wellness and Self-Care for the Veterinary Professional

APHIS Accreditation

  • Dr. Maura Gibson & Dr. Brianna Schur ~ Sponsored by USDA APHIS
    Module 23 meets the OVMEB-required 1 CE hour on antibiotic resistance

Conference App

An app for the 2018 Oregon Veterinary Conference will be available. It will include the schedule, room assignments, facility map, and much more.

To install the app, follow these steps:

  1. First, install the Yapp app, available from the App Store or iTunes (iPhone) and the Google Play store (Android),
    and then
  2. Visit this link from your mobile device: http://my.yapp.us/OREGONVC

Updates: The app will be updated as new information is available. You will be prompted to load any available updates when you open the app.

Announcements: Allow Yapp to send you push notifications if you want to receive on-site conference announcements on your device.

If you still have the 2017 conference app installed on your device, there is no need to install anything new. The app will prompt you to update to the newest version (once available) when you open it in Yapp.


Please print the proceedings for the sessions you plan to attend and bring them with you to the conference; load them to your laptop, smartphone or tablet; or access them through the conference app. To access the proceedings (available 2 weeks before the meeting), you will need the login information from your confirmation postcard, online registration receipt, or reminder e-mail. Already logged into our site as an OVMA member? Logout first, then login with the 2018 OVC credentials.

  • Proceedings available 2/16

CE Form

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

2018 Sponsors

                            Dignified Pet Services
                  Dr. Andrew Moorhead
          Exhibitor Bingo Prize


                    Dr. Victor Cortese
        FA/MA Practitioners' Breakfast

                        Dr. Ken Kwochka
                   Dr. Mary Gardner
                      Dr. Amanda Donnelly                   USDA Accreditation

                    Dr. Sandy Willis


                    Dr. Tammy Grubb    

Exhibit Hall

CH2M Hill Alumni Center Ballroom

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

Arnold Bistro

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.

Silent Auction to Benefit Animal Health Foundation of Oregon

CH2M Hill Alumni Center Ballroom

Bid on great prizes in the silent auction to benefit the Animal Health Foundation of Oregon. 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. The silent auction will close on Saturday at 3:30 pm.

Happy Hour

Friday, 5:00 pm - CH2M Hill Alumni Center Ballroom

Come by for a drink or just to chat with colleagues, friends and our exhibitors.

OSU CVM Alumni Reception

Friday, TBA - deLaubenfels Atrium, Magruder Hall (lobby), OSU CVM

Join faculty and staff for appetizers and drinks. Find out what’s new in the college, and take a student-led tour of the hospital. Please RSVP on the registration form.

Food & Mixed Animal Practitioners’ Breakfast

Saturday, 7:00 am - Arnold Dining Hall

RSVP on the registration form ~ Sponsored by Zoetis

SCAVMA Reception

Saturday, 5:00 pm - Giustina Art Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center

The OSU SCAVMA will be holding its annual gathering on Saturday evening to encourage interaction between veterinary students and veterinarians. All veterinarians are invited to linger a bit after the day's sessions to network with the OSU veterinary students. Students will offer appetizers and drinks in exchange for conversation on careers and the profession. Please stop by the Giustina Art Gallery of LaSells Stewart Center immediately after the day's sessions. Please RSVP on the registration form.

OVMA Business Forum

Sunday 7:30 am - CH2M Hill Alumni Center Ballroom

This 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.

Oregon Animal Hall of Fame™ & OVMA Awards of Excellence

Inductee, Service/Professional

The Oregon Animal Hall of Fame™ awards (sponsored by the Animal Health Foundation of Oregon) and the OVMA Awards of Excellence will be presented at a luncheon ceremony held Saturday, March 3, 2018 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, 2018

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 15.

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.