MVTA Fall Conference

MVTA Fall Conference

MVTA will be hosting their annual fall conference on Sunday, September 29th. Please join us for FIVE hours of continuing education. Registration is required for entry. Current members must log into their accounts first.

Event Properties

Event Date Sep 29, 2019 8:00 am
Event End Date Sep 29, 2019 3:40 pm
Registration Start Date Jun 01, 2019
Cut off date Sep 16, 2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price Full members: free; students: $40; non-members: $70
Location Messner Bee Farm

Agendas

8:00-8:30am

Check-In / Breakfast

Complimentary breakfast

8:30am-9:30am

Dr. Tad Coles, DVM, MRSS-P, CCFP: “The more Patients I have the more Patience I need”

Sponsored by Virbac

9:30am-10:30am

Rebecca Rose, CVT: “Lonestar Tick- An Expanding Threat to Pets and Humans

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

10:30am-10:40am

Break

10:40am-11:40am

Dr. Adrienne Willett, DVM: “Identifying Kidney Disease Earlier for Optimal Care during the Patient Visit”

Sponsored by IDEXX

11:40am-12:30pm

Break for lunch

Complimentary lunch

12:30pm-1:30pm

Dr. Zach Miller, DVM: "Fleas: Making Compliance Make Sense"

Sponsored by Seresto

1:30pm-2:30pm

Dr. Julie Bradford, DVM, MBA: "Veterinary Dermatology-Being Proactive: Multimodal Approach for Success"

Sponsored by Dechra

2:30pm-2:40pm

Break

2:40pm-3:10pm

Stephanie Gilliam, RVT, MS, CCRP, VTS (Neurology): "Effect of Advanced Degree on Veterinary Technician Salary in the United States of America"

Presenting masters thesis results: To compare the salaries of certified veterinary technicians with an associate degree to those with bachelor's or graduate degree.

3:10pm-3:40pm

Eric Messner: An Introduction to Honeybees and their Care

Presentation by Messner Bee Farm

Speakers

Rebecca Rose

CVT

Rebecca has had an extensive and entrepreneurial career as a veterinary technician, as the president and founder of CATLYST Veterinary Practice Consultants, LLC, and recently as the president of NAVTA in 2016. She has also worked in the field as a veterinary technician at a mixed animal practice, offered veterinary technician relief services throughout the state of Colorado, and was the first paid administrator of the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians. Having great success working in the field, Rebecca has been able to channel her experiences directly into education, teaching online courses, and facilitating local, state, national and international conventions. She has written for a number of training books and veterinary-related magazines and co-authored articles focused on career choices for vet techs.

Dr. Tad Coles

DVM, MRSS-P, CCFP

Born and raised in the Kansas City area, Dr. Coles received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1983. He spent 2 years at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Greater Kansas City before buying Valley View Animal Clinic, which he ran for 8 years. Dr. Coles worked as a Technical Service Veterinarian and Medical Writer in veterinary industry and did relief work as a clinical veterinarian in Kansas City since then. He wrote textbook chapters, clinical trial reports, and review papers on a variety of topics. Dr. Coles is active in the local veterinary community. He is a board member of the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, an organization he was president of in 2006, and the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA). He serves on the Wellbeing Task Forces of the KVMA and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association. As a small animal practitioner he focuses on nutrition, behavior, and preventative medicine. He has special interest in practice management techniques that promote staff resilience and wellbeing and a Fear Free patient experience.

Dr. Adrienne Willett

DVM

IDEXX

Dr. Zachary Miller

DVM

Seresto

Dr. Julie Bradford

DVM, MBA

Dechra

Stephanie Gilliam

RVT, MS, CCRP, VTS (Neurology)

Eric Messner

Messner Bee Farm

Sponsors

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