Oregon Veterinary Conference

March 3 - 5, 2017

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

Information & Registration

To follow in late fall 2016.

Conference App

An app for the 2017 Oregon Veterinary Conference is 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 2016 conference app installed on your device, there is no need to install anything new. The app will prompt you to update to the 2017 version when you open it in Yapp.


Speakers & Topics

Companion Animal

  • Dr. Jean Battig: Dentistry
  • Dr. Cassandra Bliss: Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Dennis Chew: Urology & Urinary
  • Dr. Richard Ford: Vaccinations & Internal Medicine ~ Sponsored by Merial
  • Dr. Valerie Parker: Nutrition ~ Sponsored by Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets 
  • OSU Faculty: Potpourri


  • Dr. Dennis Brooks: Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Lynn Caldwell: Dentistry
  • Dr. Patrick McCue: Reproduction

Food Animal

  • Dr. Chris Chase: Immunology
  • Dr. Jen Schleining: Surgery & Lameness
  • More to come

Animal Welfare

Technicians & Assistants

  • Dr. Jean Battig: Dentistry
  • Megan Brashear CVT, VTS: Trauma Management, Addressing Shock, more
  • Ken Yagi LVT, VTS: Emergency Medicine & Critical Care, Hematology, Ventilation Therapy

Practice Management & Team Development

  • Dr. Karen Felsted: Driving Profitability, Effective Hiring and Retention, Giving Clients What They Really Want ~ Sponsored by Simmons Northwest & Simmons Educational Fund
  • Eric Garcia: Marketing & Social Media

APHIS Accreditation

  • USDA Staff: Training Modules ~ Sponsored by USDA APHIS


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 page, you will need the login information from your confirmation postcard or e-mail. Already logged in as an OVMA member? Logout first, then login with the 2017 OVC credentials.

CE Form

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

2017 Sponsors

                        Dignified Pet Services
                   Animal Welfare Track
          Exhibitor Bingo Prize


           FA/MA  Practitioners' Breakfast

                        Dr. Richard Ford

                   Dr. Karen Felsted

                      Dr. Valerie Parker                   USDA Accreditation



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 Dining Hall

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 (formerly 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. The silent auction will close on Saturday at 3:30 pm.

OSU CVM Alumni Reception

Friday, 5:30 pm - deLaubenfels Atrium, Magruder Hall (lobby), OSU CVM

Come join Dean Susan Tornquist for appetizers and drinks. Find out what’s new in the college, and take a student-led tour of the hospital. 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. 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 4, 2017 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, 2017

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.

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.