Oregon Veterinary Conference

Thanks to all who attended the live event, April 1-3.

On-Demand Sessions Available

Watch on-demand sessions from your clinic or from the comfort of your home. The entire veterinary team is encouraged to participate. There’s something for everyone at the 2022 Oregon Veterinary Conference.


Your event site access e-mail will be sent to you within 1 business day (M-F) after you submit a confirmed registration through this Web site, or after we process your offline (mail/fax) registration.

NOTE: Due to staff vacation, registrations submitted after 5 pm on 8/26 will receive the event access e-mail on Tuesday, 9/6.

Daily Schedule & Session Details

CE Credit

Looking for a record of your 2022 OVC CE credits?

  1. Go to the event site.
  2. Login to the event site if needed.
  3. In the top right corner, click on Edit my profile then click on the CEU tab.

Speakers & Topics

Featured Speakers

  • Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM—Oncology
    Dr. Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, radio co-host , author, and YouTube vlogger. Also known as Dr. Sue Cancer Vet®, she is most passionate about raising cancer awareness and has developed “See Something, Do Something, Why Wait? Aspirate” to promote cancer detection and diagnosis, because early detection saves lives. ~ Sponsored by Banfield
  • Paul Bloom, DVM, DACVD, DABVP—Dermatology
    Dr. Bloom is owner of Allergy, Skin and Ear Clinic in Michigan and an adjunct professor at Michigan State University. He has lectured at numerous state, national and international conferences and has written many book chapters. He has served on the scientific program committee for the ACVD and is a reviewer of numerous professional journals, including Veterinary Dermatology. ~ Sponsored by Virbac
  • Steve O’Grady, DVM, MRCVS—The Equine Foot
    Dr. O’Grady is the owner of Northern Virginia Equine, a referral clinic devoted to foot disease and equine therapeutic farriery. He has published 33 peer-reviewed papers in the veterinary literature, numerous papers in the farrier literature, written 18 book chapters and edited two editions of Veterinary Clinics of North America on equine podiatry and therapeutic farriery—all resulting from his work in equine podiatry.

Companion Animal

  • Trish Ashley-Devore, DVM, DACVD—Oregon Veterinary Referral Associates - Dermatology
    Dermatology Emergencies for the General Practitioner
  • Emilio DeBess, DVM, MPVM—Public Health Veterinarian, Oregon Health Authority
    COVID-19: Where Are We & Where Do We Go from Here?
  • Elena Gorman, DVM, MS, DACVP—OSU CCVM
    Clinical Pathology
  • Tamara Grubb, DVM, PhD, DACVAA—Washington State University
    Pain Management ~ Sponsored by Zoetis
  • Jennifer Johns, DVM, PhD, DACVP—OSU CCVM
    Cytology Bootcamp
  • Catriona MacPhail, DVM, PhD, DACVS—Colorado State University
    Common Abdominal Surgeries Practical focus on techniques, preoperative work-ups, and postoperative care.
  • Paul Scherlie, DVM, DACVO—VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists
    Emergency Treatment of Ophthalmic Ulcers for the General Practitioner
  • Megan Seekins, DVM, DACVECC—Blue Pearl Specialty & ER Pet Hospital
    Treatment of the Critical Patient for the General Practitioner
  • Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR—Zoetis
    Regenerative Medicine & Intra-Articular Therapies ~ Sponsored by Zoetis
  • Jane Sykes, BVSc, PhD, MBA, DACVIM—UC Davis
    Infectious Diseases & Anti-Microbial Guidelines for the Profession ~ Sponsored by Lakefield Veterinary Group


  • Hoyt Cheramie, DVM, MS, DACVS—Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health
    Equine Medicine Gastric ulcers, pain management
  • Nicola Pusterla, Dr Med Vet, PhD, DACVIM—UC Davis
    Equine Medicine Dentistry, infectious diseases, point-of-care diagnostics, respiratory viruses, and biosecurity.

Food Animal

  • Victor Cortese, DVM, PhD, DABVP—Cortese Veterinary Consulting LLC
    Vaccine Immunology in Cattle
  • Shannon Reed, DVM, MS, DACVIM—Texas A&M University
    Abdominal Surgery | Bovine Lameness
  • Robert Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT, DACVN—Pennsylvania State University

Technicians & Assistants

  • Mark Burgess, DVM—Southwest Animal Hospital
    Care of Exotic Pets Handling, venipuncture and injection techniques, and history taking.
  • Liza Rudolph, BAS, RVT, VTS (CP-CF, SAIM)—East Coast Veterinary Ed
    Nursing Cat flu patient, compliance with vaccination guidelines, infection control, blood pressure management, challenging nursing cases.
  • Donna Sisak, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)—Seattle Veterinary Specialists
    Anesthesia & Pain Management ~ Sponsored by Elanco

General Sessions for the Practice Team

  • Jacquelin Boggs, MS, DVM, DACVIM—Human and Animal Healer
    Sustainability in the Veterinary Profession Practice culture, work-life balance, and creating great teams.
  • Wendy Hauser, BS, DVM—Peak Veterinary Consulting
    Effective Communication, Avoiding Burnout & Setting Boundaries Strategies for effective client communications, actionable ways to remedy workplace burnout, setting personal and professional boundaries. ~ Sponsored by ASPCA Pet Health Insurance
  • Phil Seibert Jr., CVT—Regulatory Consultant
    Controlled Substances Practical guidance on the administration and accountability of controlled substances in the veterinary practice setting, plus challenges and responsibilities for managing an effective OSHA program.
  • Peter Weinstein, DVM, MBA—PAW Consulting & Simple Solutions for Vets
    Practice Management Vision, mission and core values; exam room advocacy; the client and patient experience; vital numbers to look at; and talking money with clients. ~ Sponsored by CareCredit


What’s included in my registration?

Registrants have access to all 2022 OVC sessions and speaker proceedings via the OVC virtual platform.

Can I share my registration with my colleagues?

No, multiple individuals may not share a single registration. Your access information is unique to you. Furthermore, only valid registrants can claim CE verification for license renewal purposes. The OVC will not verify CE credit for anyone who is not registered. Registrants are not permitted to share their login information, record the sessions, or sell or give any event content to unregistered individuals or companies.

How do I register?

You can register by mailing or faxing in the hard copy registration form, or by registering online.

Can I register multiple people from our clinic/organization all at once?

You can register up to 10 people in one submission through our online registration form.

I need to pay by check. How do I register?

Registrants are able to pay by check by submitting the hard copy registration form by mail along with your payment.

Do I have to provide my e-mail address?

Yes. Not only is this your primary identifier to ensure that all your information is linked to you, but you will also use it to login to the OVC virtual platform. Please do not unsubscribe from or opt out of receiving emails from OVMA (OVC), as this will prevent you from receiving your login information.

Can I use OVC online sessions for CE credit?

Yes, if you are a licensed veterinarian or licensed technician in Oregon. The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board allows all CE to be obtained online. If you are a registrant from another state, you will need to check with your licensing board for the latest information on CE.

Are OVC sessions RACE approved?

No. The RACE application process would involve a review of all OVC sessions and cost several thousands of dollars for approval, which would have to be passed on to registrants. Therefore, the OVC did not file for RACE approval.

Will I be able to access proceedings from the OVC speakers?

Yes, provided we receive proceedings from the speaker. These materials will be available on the OVC virtual platform during the live event and for one year following the event.

Are there any restrictions on what sessions I can view?

No! (Except you can only view 1 session at a time.)

Will I receive a CE certificate?

Registered attendees will receive a CE certificate by e-mail after the live event ends and again after the calendar year ends. Your CE record will be available until 4/1/23 through your profile on the OVC virtual platform.

What devices can I use to access the virtual conference?

You can access the conference from any device with an internet connection and a Web browser: desktop or laptop, smartphone or tablet.

How do I access the OVC virtual platform?

Registrants will receive an e-mail with access instructions. These e-mails have now gone out to all registered attendees, and will continue to go out to new registrants on a daily (M-F) basis.

I attended the 2021 virtual event and registered for the 2022 event. Is my login information the same?

Yes, but your site profile will need to be activated to access the 2022 event. Check your e-mail for the 2022 OVC site activation link.

If I have technical difficulties, can someone help me?

Our service provider (Pathable) offers support through the conference Web site. The OVMA is not responsible for attendee technology and/or equipment failures that prevent access to the OVC virtual platform.


Proceedings will be available to 2022 registrants via the virtual event platform.

Proceedings Archive

Note: To access the notes from a specific conference, you will need the attendee login information from that event. Questions?

2022 Sponsors

Dr. Tamara Grubb

Dr. Kristin Kirkby Shaw

Dr. Paul Bloom

Dr. Wendy Hauser

Donna Sisak LVT VTS

Dr. Jane Sykes

Dr. Sue Ettinger

Dr. Peter Weinstein