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2024 Annual Conference

Schedule

In-Person
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FARGO, ND
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AUG. 4 - 6
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19 HOURS OF CE

Sunday, August 4

Pre-Conference 10:30am
Tour of NDSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab (No Charge)
Meet at the facility
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4035 19th Ave N, Fargo ND 58102
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Pre-register for tour when registering for the annual meeting
11:30am
Meeting Registration Desk Opens - Fargo Holiday Inn - Lobby by Embassy Hall
1 - 3pm
Toxicology Tool Box: The Pitfalls and Triumphs of Managing the Poisoned Patient
Speaker: Renee Schmid, DVM, DABT, DABVT
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GOLD Sponsor - Red River Animal Emergency Hospital & Referral Center
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Room - Executive/Board
Increasing Production Efficiency
Speaker: Rick Funston, PhD, MS, BS
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GOLD Sponsor - Boehringer Ingelheim
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Room - Directors/Conference
1 - 5:30pm
Ultrasound Wet Lab (Extra Fee for Lab & Pre-registration Required by July 10 - Need at Least 10 registrants to hold)
Speaker: Soren Boysen, DVM, DACVECC
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PLATINUM Sponsor - Samsung
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GOLD Sponsor - Casselton Veterinary Service
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Prairie Room

Ultrasound Wet Lab Objectives:  Veterinary Point-of-care Ultrasound for Everyday Practice Through practical, hands-on training using live dogs participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice all of the common veterinary POCUS techniques currently used to assess the abdomen, pleural space, lung, and heart. Phantoms training models will also be used to demonstrate and practice ultrasound guided vascular access. This lab will focus on techniques developed by the instructors, designed to increase veterinary POCUS diagnostic accuracy, and help facilitate easier application into everyday veterinary practice. These are all techniques that can be performed by any practitioner and should be used in everyday practice! We will also briefly review basic ultrasound machine function and probe manipulations.
Learning Objectives: 1) Perform point-of-care ultrasound scanning of the abdomen, pleural space, lung, heart, and vascular systems; 2) Use ultrasound to guide IV catheters into phantom vessels using both in and out of plane techniques; 3) Identify all key anatomic structures that are assessed during all veterinary POCUS exams

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3 - 3:30pm
Refreshment Break - Crowne/Royale/Embassy - BRONZE Sponsor - American Health International
3:30 - 5:30pm
Small Animal Session - Top 10(ish) Toxins Affecting Dogs and Cats
Renee Schmid, DVM, DABT, DABVT
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GOLD Sponsor - Red River Animal Emergency Hospital
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Room - Executive/Board
Large Animal Session (3:30 - 4:40pm) - Recruitment/Retention of Rural Food Animal DVMs
Speaker: John Davidson, DVM, DABVP
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Room - Directors/Conference
Large Animal Session (4:45 - 5:35pm) - Case Studies of Large Animal Toxicology)
Speaker: Michelle Mostrum, DVM, PhD, DABVT, DABT
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Room - Directors/Conference
6:00 - 9:00pm
Welcome Social at the Red River Zoo - 4255 23rd Ave Fargo, ND
SILVER Sponsor - Midwest Veterinary Supply - Bronze Sponsors: American Regent Animal Health; Iowa State University - College of Veterinary Medicine; Kansas State University - College of Veterinary Medicine; Y-Tex; Wells Fargo Bank

Monday, August 5

6:45am Breakfast Opens 7:00 - 8:00am Speaker
Breakfast/Speaker Session - A Case-Based Approach to the Canine Patient with Increased Liver Enzymes
Joseph Taboada, DVM, DACVIM
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GOLD Sponsor - Nutramax Laboratories
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Room - Sterling
8:10 - 10:10am
Small Animal Session - Eyelid Surgical Techniques; Smart Phone Technology in Clinics
Amy Knollinger, DVM, DACVO
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PLATINUM Sponsor - Zoetis
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Room - Executive/Board
Large Animal Session - Applied Immunology for Practicing Veterinarians with a Workshop
Victor S. Cortese, DVM, PhD, DABVP
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PLATINUM Sponsor - Zoetis
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Room - Directors/Conference
10:10 - 10:30am
Refreshment Break - Crowne/Royale/Embassy - SILVER Sponsor IDEXX
10:30am - Noon
Small Animal Session - Structure & Function - Keys to Managing Otitis; Diagnostics for Otitis that Make a Difference; Preparing the Ear for Treatment; and Choosing Wisely - Best Practices for Selecting the Best Otic Medication
James Noxon, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
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GOLD Sponsor - Dechra
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Room - Executive/Board
Large Animal Session - Neonatal Immunology with a Workshop
Victor S. Cortese, DVM, PhD, DABVP
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PLATINUM Sponsor - Zoetis
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Room - Directors/Conference
NOON - 1:30pm
Lunch with Exhibitors - Crowne/Royale/Embassy - GOLD Sponsor Boehringer Ingelheim
1:30 - 3:30pm
Small Animal Session - Best Practices for Using Otic Medications; Quality Control in the Treatment of Otitis; Maintenance (Long-term) Therapy for Otitis; and Managing the Causes of Otitis
James Noxon, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
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GOLD Sponsor - Dechra
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Room - Executive/Board
Large Animal Session - Designing Vaccination Programs Using Current Immunologic Concepts with a Workshop
Victor S. Cortese, DVM, PhD, DABVP
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PLATINUM Sponsor - Zoetis
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Room - Directors/Conference
3:30 - 4:15pm
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors - Crowne/Royale/Embassy - GOLD Sponsorship Elanco
4:15 - 5pm
General Session - Modernizing the ND Veterinary Practice Act - Key Highlights of the the Proposed Changes and What They Mean for You
Panel: NDVMA Practice Act Task Force
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Room - Directors/Conference
5 - 5:45pm
General Session - NDSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Updates; State Veterinarian Updates
Heidi Pecoraro, DVM, PhD, DACVP; Ethan Andress, DVM; and Margo Kunz, DVM
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Room - Directors/Conference
5:45 - 10:00pm
MWI Animal Health and Axiota Animal Health Family Dinner (GOLD Sponsors) - Crowne/Royale/Embassy -
Pet of the Year Awards - BRONZE Sponsor: Dakota Pharmacy/Precision RX Laboratories

Tuesday, August 6

6:45am Breakfast Opens 7:00 - 8:00am Speaker
Managing Cows and Replacement Heifers for Profitability
Frank White, PhD, MS, PAS
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GOLD Sponsor - Elanco Animal Health
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Room - Sterling
8:10 - 10:10am
Large Animal Session - Colic Algorithm (To Refer or Not to Refer); Colic Imposters (things that look like colic but are not)
Jarred Williams, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA, DACVECC
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GOLD Sponsor - West Dakota Veterinary Clinic
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Room - Directors/Conference
Small Animal Session - Antimicrobial Resistance, Diagnostic Sampling for the Veterinary Practitioner and Microbiology Result Interpretation
Kelli Maddock, MS, MLS (ASCP)CM, MCM
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BRONZE Sponsor - Simmons Midwest
10:10 - 11am
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors - Room Embassy, Crowne, and Royal - BRONZE Sponsor - Merck Animal Health
11am - Noon
Large Animal Session - What Do You Do About That (Cases That Make You Go WHAT)?
Jarred Williams, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA, DACVECC
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GOLD Sponsor - West Dakota Veterinary Clinic
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Room - Directors/Conference
Small Animal Session - Round Table Topics: How to Make Record Keeping Go Faster; Online Pharmaceuticals
Facilitated by: Heather Mitchell, DVM and Kristine Haroldson, DVM
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Room - Executive/Board
12:10 - 1:35pm
Lunch and NDVMA Membership Meeting - Room Sterling
1:45 - 3:15pm
General Session - How to Get Anyone to Do What You Want - Influence in Veterinary Medicine; Boundaries and Saying No with Grace and Power
Betsy Charles, DVM, MA
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GOLD Sponsor - Casselton Veterinary Service
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Room - Directors/Conference
3:15 - 4pm
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors - Embassy, Crowne, and Royal- SILVER Sponsor: Vaxxinova/Newport Labs
4 - 5:30pm
General Session - Creating a Culture of Positivity in Your Practice
Betsy Charles, DVM, MA
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Room - Directors/Conference