Oregon Veterinary Conference

March 6 - 8, 2015

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

In conjunction with the International Camelid Health Conference

Conference Information & Registration Forms

Online Registration

Register online until 3/4 at 5 pm. After this date, please register onsite as we will be in Corvallis on 3/5 for the International Camelid Health Conference.

Conference App

We are excited to announce that an app for the Oregon Veterinary Conference is now available through Yapp.

  • Install the Yapp app, available from iTunes (iPhone) and Google Play (Android).
  • Open Yapp, choose "I've been invited to an App" and enter the conference app code: PPWXXG, or visit http://my.yapp.us/PPWXXG from your mobile device to install.
  • Allow the app to send you push notifications in order to receive onsite announcements and updates.
  • The app includes the schedule and room assignments, a facility map, the proceedings, and more!

Proceedings

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--new this year!--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 2015 OVC credentials.

 

Speakers & Topics

Companion Animal

  • Brian Bowers PharmD: Pharmacy Issues
  • Dr. Leah Cohn: Respiratory Disease
  • Dr. Guillermo Couto: Oncology & Immune-Mediated Disease ~  Sponsored by Idexx
  • Dr. Andy Moorhead: Parasitology & Heartworm Disease ~ Sponsored by Merial
  • Dr. Heidi Shafford & Dr. Jean Battig: Canine & Feline Dental Blocks Lab
  • Dr. Diane Shelton: Neuromuscular Disease
  • Dr. Susanne Stieger: Radiology, Thoracic Disease

Equine

  • Dr. Lynn Caldwell: Equine Dentistry--How to Exam, Chart & Plan Your Treatment
  • Dr. Harold McKenzie III: Anthelmintic Resistance, Rational Antibiotic Therapy, Respiratory Infections, Inflammatory Airway Disease, Nutritional Support for Sick Foals
  • Dr. Steve O'Grady: Laminitis & Farriery

Food Animal

  • Dr. Joe Campbell: Herd Management in Preventing Trichomoniasis, Role of Vaccinations in Managing IBR and BVD ~ Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Dr. Chuck Estill: Pain Control in Food Animals
  • Dr. Brad LeaMaster: Animal Health Division Update
  • Dr. Hernan Montilla: Embryo Transfer
  • Dr. Katie Mrdutt: Food Armor - HACCP for Proper Drug Use ~ Sponsored by Zoetis
  • Dr. Clare Scully: IVF

Animal Welfare

Technicians & Assistants

  • Dr. Karyn Bird: Sample Packaging & Shipping
  • Megan Brashear CVT VTS (ECC): Anesthetic Complications, Critical Thinking, The Blocked Cat
  • Liz Hughston RVT VTS (ECC): Nursing Skills, Drug Interactions, Wound Healing & Bandaging
  • Phil Seibert, Jr. CVT: Pharmacy, Hospital Safety

Practice Management & Team Development

  • Brian Conrad CVPM: Leadership ~ Sponsored by Merial
  • Wendy Myers MS: Communication
  • Phil Seibert, Jr. CVT: OSHA

APHIS Accreditation

  • Dr. Brianna Schur: Training Modules ~ Sponsored by USDA APHIS

CE Form

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

2015 Sponsors

                                      Dignified Pet Services    

                      Lanyards                               Animal Welfare Track                         Exhibitor Bingo Prize

 

                                     
Food Animal Practitioners' Breakfast                  APHIS Accreditation                         Dr. Guillermo Couto
       Saturday's Food Animal Track
 

                                

Dr. Andy Moorhead, Brian Conrad CVPM                  Dr. Joe Campbell

 

Events

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.

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 Reception

The OSU SCAVMA will be holding its annual gathering to encourage interaction between veterinary students and veterinarians. The event is open to veterinarians attending the OVC, and also to CVM alumni and area practitioners. This complimentary come-as-you-are event with beer and wine tasting will be held in the Giustina Art Gallery of LaSells Stewart Center on Saturday evening. Veterinarians are encouraged to bring friends and family. Please join us for what is sure to be a fun event! Please disregard the $30 fee on the registration forms. There is no fee, but an RSVP with number attending is requested to plan for food and drink. If you had already paid the fee, we will be issuing refunds automatically, or contact us if you'd like us to use the fee as a donation to SCAVMA.

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.

Oregon Animal Hall of Fame™ & OVMA Awards of Excellence

Nelson
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 7, 2015 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, 2015

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.