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NWVMA Newsletter and Meeting Announcement - March 2013 (click here)
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Meeting Minutes - March 2013

Minutes of the March 2013 Meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc.

The first quarterly meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc. was held on March 13th, 2013 at the Blue Moose Grill & Steak House in Bloomer, WI. There were 45 people in attendance.

Business Meeting:
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order by President Dr. Bruce Wilmeth at 7:15 PM.

Introduction of Guests:
Dr. Sheryl Shaw, the new APHIS Area Veterinarian-In-Charge for the state of Wisconsin was introduced and commented about her recent appointment to the position of AVIC for WI. She invited members to contact her with any regulatory or accreditation questions.

Approval of Minutes:
The minutes of the December 2012 meeting were read and accepted.

Treasurer's Report:
The Treasurer reported a current balance of $5218 in the checking account and reviewed the NWVMA Financial Report for 2012 as printed in the March 2013 newsletter. There NWVMA had a net gain of $775 in 2012.

Reports:
WVMA Representative Dr. Mike Wolf:
Dr. Mike Wolf was not able to be present, but sent a message to members which was read by Dr. Wilmeth. Dr. Wolfs message: I was able to testify in Madison before the Senate Ag committee on Feb 13 in support of the PDMP veterinarian exemption. As a unified voice we do have positive impacts for our causes at the state level. We need to grow our grass roots efforts, so when our issues become apparent, we increase the likelihood of favorable outcomes. Below are comments from the WVMA office concerning the status of PDMP and the development of a WVMA Foundation. The WVMA has elected to maintain the control over our HACCP Proper Drug Use intellectual property. The foundation would help finance that control and advance the message. If you have questions please give me a call or email. Thanks, Dr. Mike Wolf
PDMP (Prescription Drug Monitoring Program): The exemption bill received unanimous support in the Assembly Ag Committee and the Senate Ag, Small Business and Tourism Committee. From there, the bill was voted on the Assembly and Senate floors, again, receiving unanimous support. It was signed by the Governor today, Wednesday, March 13! Veterinarians can stop collecting information and will not have to submit any previously collected information. The WVMA will send an email to all members when this occurs. Thank you to all of our members and their response to the "action alert" to contact their legislators. Your individual contacts make a huge difference. In addition, membership dues paid allow us to be effective on these issues. This exemption saved the veterinary profession over $7 million. As always, the WVMA is working on issues even before they hit the radars of our members! If you are not a member of the WVMA, please sign up today by downloading the application on the WVMA website: www.wvma.org.
Foundation: The WVMA Foundation submitted paperwork to the state to allow us to begin to write for grants and solicit donations. The goal of the foundation is to leave a legacy for our profession by funding projects/causes. Currently, we have a lot of work ahead of us to get the foundation off to a solid start. We need to determine its structure and board and set priorities and goals. Eventually the foundation could support public education and awareness, emergency planning, community education, scholarships and more! One place the foundation will help is with the WVMA's current food safety efforts - The WVMA HACCP For Proper Drug Use - which addresses drug use on dairies.
Dr. Wilmeth encouraged members to thank Dr. Dean Knutson and other legislators for supporting and the PDMP exemption bill.

AVMA Update Dr. Rene Carlson:
Dr. Rene Carlson, AVMA immediate Past President, was present and reported on various AVMA activities and issues. The AVMA GHLIT medical insurance will no longer be available as of Jan 1, 2014 after 56 years of coverage. This change is the result of the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) which does not allow for the continuation of bona fide health insurance plans. The AVMA GHLIT is such a program. The AVMA GHLIT is working diligently with all affected AVMA members and their families to secure appropriate health care coverage through a private exchange program during the next year. Go to www.avmaghlit.org for the latest information. For specific questions from anyone affected by this decision, contact the AVMA insurance agent in your area (Tom Blaskey) or the AVMA GHLIT directly.
The 2013 AVMA convention will be close by in Chicago, IL on July 20-23, 2013. We are celebrating 150 years (established in 1863) of service to animals and society. Consider a family vacation, continuing education, and meeting new friends and renewing friendships from all over the country.
There are many current issues affecting veterinarians and Dr. Carlson encouraged everyone to look at and follow these issues on the AVMA website (www.avma.org). A couple of these hot issues are drug compounding and DEA regulations about carrying controlled substances in our practice vehicles. If you go to www.avma.org, click on News and Publications > AVMA@Work blog, you will be taken to the latest blogs, which are short and informative headlines and summaries of AVMA activities. If you go to back to the Home Page, click on News and Publications > Newsletters, you can customize which news items are sent to your e-mail directly, like The Advocate on national legislative actions, or the AVMA@Work newsletter, the JAVMA on line version, or Animal Welfare News. There are several newsletters to choose from that will help keep you informed about what AVMA does for you. As always, dont hesitate to contact me at rcarldvm@citizens-tel.net or by phone at 715-491-3540 with any questions. Thank you for being an AVMA (and WVMA and NWVMA) member!! It is so important.

Diagnostic Lab Update Dr. Mark Carlson:
Dr. Mark Carlson announced an upcoming seminar entitled: Small Poultry Flock Training for Veterinarians to be held Wed, April 24, 2013 from 6-9 PM at the Exposition Center in Eau Claire.

Unfinished Business:
Dr. Liane Wilkinson, Spooner, shared her experience with the membership about a local kennel administering intranasal Bordetella vaccine to dogs. She filed a compliant with the state licensing board, but it was dismissed.
Dr. Jenny Belz, Ellsworth, shared her understanding that rabies vaccine can be purchased and given to horses by lay people, but the horse is not considered a legitimate/official vaccinate.

New Business:
Dr. Earl Monson, Stillwater, acknowledged the passing of several member veterinarians and spouses; Dr. Lester Swanson, St. Croix Falls; Dr. Eugene Lindholm; Dr. Leo Prill, Exeland; and Susan Howe, spouse of Dr. Chuck Howe, Ridgeland.
Dr. Wilmeth announced the membership meetings on the second Wednesday of March, June, September and December and encouraged members to invite others in their practice or neighboring practices to attend and join in promoting veterinary medicine.
Dr. Wilmeth encouraged members to sign up for the email version of our association newsletter.
Dr. Baumann asked members to let him know of the passing of any veterinarians in our district.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM.

Continuing Education Program:
Tim Forester representing Robert W. Baird & Co. in Eau Claire presented information on financial planning for veterinarians which included a talk by Pete Devon from American Funds on Perception vs Reality. (presentation time: 8:00-8:40 PM).

Respectfully submitted,
Dr. Larry Baumann
NWVMA Secretary/Treasurer

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NWVMA Newsletter and Meeting Announcement - March 2013

March 2013 Newsletter

March 13, 2013 Meeting in Bloomer, WI
5:30 PM Social Gathering
6:30 PM Buffet Dinner
7:15 PM NWVMA Business Meeting
7:45 PM Evening Program Financial Planning for the Veterinarian -
Perception versus Reality

The March meeting of the NWVMA will be held on Wednesday evening, March 13th at the Blue Moose Grill & Steak House in Bloomer, which is located at the intersection of Highway 53 and Highway 40. The address is: Blue Moose Grill & Steak House, 1628 Woodard Road, Bloomer, WI 54724. A dinner buffet will be served at 6:30 PM. Each meal costs $15 per person. Please RSVP by Monday, March 11th (see below).

Our evening program will be a presentation on financial planning and wealth management aspects of the veterinary practice. The program is sponsored by The Farley Forester Group from Robert W. Baird & Co. in Eau Claire. Ron Farley is the Eau Claire branch manager and a Certified Financial Planner as well as a Certified Retirement Counselor. The Farley Forester Group has over 39 years of combined experience in the financial planning business. Please join us for an informative evening on the financial planning aspect of practice management. The program will count one continuing education (CE) credit.

NWVMA Financial Report for 2012
Expense Categories Amt
Membership Meetings 4006
Newsletter & Postage 1180
Officers Meetings 445
WVMA Rep Travel 400
Webpage 400
Speakers for Meetings 200
Other Expenses 42
Total Expenses $ 6673
Income Categories Amt
Dues 3350
Meal Payments 3091
Donation for CE 1000
Interest 7
Total Income $ 7448
Total Net $ 775

Mar 13, 2013 CE Event & Meeting Reservation:
Return to:
Dr. Larry Baumann
ARC, RDI Bldg
410 South Third St.
River Falls, WI 54022
Tele: 715-425-3187

Name(s):
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Passings - Notices received of passings of members or spouses since our last newsletter include:
- Dr. Leo Prill, Exeland, died on Dec 12, 2012. He was 76.
- Dr. Lester Swanson, St. Croix Falls, died on Dec 31, 2012. He was 91.
- Susan Howe, wife of Dr. Charles Howe, Ridgeland, died on Jan 27, 2013. She was 63.
- Dr. Eugene "Doc" Lindholm, Osceola, died Feb 13, 2013. He was 87.

If you would like to receive this newsletter electronically, rather than a paper copy, then please email Larry.Baumann@uwrf.edu and request an electronic copy to help reduce postage expenses. Thanks!

2013 Upcoming Events and Continuing Education Programs
Mar 1-3 WVMA Winter Retreat, Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Mar 2 Dental Radiography, UM-SVM, Madison
Mar 8 Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Animal Well-Being Conference, Kimberly, WI
Mar 9 21th Annual WEZAM Exotics Conference, UW-HSLC, Madison, WI
Mar 12-13 PDPW Annual Conference, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
Mar 13 NWVMA Spring Meeting, Blue Moose Grill & Steak House, Bloomer, WI
Mar 14-17 AAHA Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ
Mar 22 Seminar for the Small Animal Practitioner-No Guts, No Glory, Madison, WI
Apr 12 Canine Meningoencephalitis, UW-SVM, Madison, WI
Apr 19-21 Midwest Horse Fair 2013, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
Apr 26-28 Minnesota Horse Expo, MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN
Apr 30-May 3 Basic Raptor Rehabilitation Workshop, UM, St. Paul, MN
May 9-13 CVC in Washington, DC
May 21-23 Minnesota Dairy Health Conference, UM, St. Paul, MN
Jun 12 NWVMA Summer Meeting
Jun 12-15 Am College of Vet Internal Med Forum, Seattle, WA
Jul 9-13 Farm Technology Days, Barron County, Dallas, WI
Jul 19-23 AVMA 150th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
Aug 21-26 CVC in Kansas City, Convention Center, Kansas City, MO
Sep 19-21 AABP Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI
Online Continuing Education Programs offered from UW-SVM
(visit UW-SVM website: http://www.vetmedce.org for more details and registration)
Holistic Medicine Complete Course Package; No Pain Big Gain Complete Course Package; Analgesia Tools and Toys; Analgesia for Pregnant Patients and Neonates; Measuring and Assessing Freestalls; Alpacas and Llamas - Complete Course Package (All 7 Courses); Meningeal Worm - Clinical Aspects and Current Research; Infectious Disease Prevention and Management; Common Alpaca Skin Problems; Lactation and Cria Growth

The Dairyland Initiative, UW-SVM Guide to Welfare Friendly Dairy Cattle Housing
see website: http://thedairylandinitiative.vetmed.wisc.edu/

University of Wisconsin-SVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 608-263-6266, or 608-265-5206
website calendar of events: http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu.educational.html
University of Minnesota-CVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 612-624-3434 or 1-800-380-8636
website calendar of events: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/outreach
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Tele# 608-257-3665 or 1-888-254-5202
website: http://www.wvma.org
University of Wisconsin-Extension-River Falls, Tele# 715-425-3187
website: http://www.uwrf.edu/extension


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Meeting Minutes - December 2012

Minutes of the December 2012 Meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc.

The fourth quarterly meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc. was held on December 12th, 2012 at the Holiday Inn-Campus Area in Eau Claire WI. There were 48 people in attendance.

Business Meeting:
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order by President Dr. Cathie Morrow at 7:30 PM.

Introduction of Guests:
Dr. Connie Walters, a new veterinary associate with the Country Doctors Veterinary Service in Menomonie.
Ms. Anna Lembcke, a senior veterinary student from the UM-CVM on internship with the Country Doctors.
Dr. Sylvia Kehoe, UWRF Dairy Science Professor from River Falls who has travelled to China.

Approval of Minutes:
The minutes of the September 2012 meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer's Report:
The Treasurer reported a current balance of $4982 in the checking account.

Reports:
AVMA Update - Dr. Rene Carlson
Dr. Rene Carlson, AVMA Past-President, was present and gave an update on several AVMA initiatives including: market research, professional development, MyVeterinarian.com for online public marketing, Partners for Healthy Pets website, small business advocacy, animal welfare issues, the new traveling Smithsonian exhibit highlighting veterinary medicine, the new NOAH website, etc. Dr. Carlsons full report is on the NWVMA webpage (www.nwwvma.org).

WVMA Representative - Dr. Mike Wolf
Dr. Mike Wolf reported on the mandatory Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) reporting requirements starting January 1, 2013. The full WVMA update on PDMP is on the NWVMA webpage (www.nwwvma.org) .

Old Business: None

New Business:
Election of Officers: President Dr. Cathie Morrow called for the election of new officers. Each position was opened for nominations, the nomination was announced and a request was made for additional nominations from the floor. No additional nominations were received from the floor, so the final nominations for each position included:
- President: Dr. Bruce Wilmeth from Whitehall,
- President-Elect: Dr. Jeff Johnson from Stanley,
- Secretary-Treasurer: Dr. Larry Baumann from River Falls,
- District Director (2 yr term): Dr. Kevin Landorf from Eau Claire.
Dr. Cathie Morrow asked for a white-ballot to elect this slate of officers. The motion was made and seconded; and the slate of officers was elected on a voice vote.

The Changing of the Presidency: Dr. Cathie Morrow thanked everyone for the privilege of serving as president this past year. Dr. Morrow turned the meeting over to the new president, Dr. Bruce Wilmeth. Dr. Wilmeth thanked Dr. Morrow for serving as president this past year and presented her with a plaque of appreciation. Dr. Larry Baumann was also thanked for his continuing years of service as Secretary-Treasurer of the NWVMA.

Dr. Wilmeth shared a concern he experienced in his practice involving a non-veterinarian providing reproductive services to his dairy clients which fall under the practice act for veterinary medicine. With assistance from the WVMA office, he anticipates an amenable resolution to the issue will be reached.

Adjournment:
The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 PM.
The door prize (a wood carved cutting board made by Dr. Dan Goller) was won by Dr. Lucas Clow from Stanley.

Continuing Education Program:
Dr. Gary Neubauer presented a slide show and a very informative program on the Role of Veterinarians in the Chinese Dairy Industry. (presentation time: 8:15-9:30 PM).

Respectfully submitted,
Dr. Larry Baumann
NWVMA Secretary-Treasurer
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NWVMA Newsletter and Meeting Announcement - Dec 2012

December 2012 Newsletter

December 12th Meeting in Eau Claire, WI
5:30 PM Social & Gathering Time
6:30 PM Buffet Dinner
7:15 PM NWVMA Business Meeting & Elections
8:00 PM The Role of Veterinarians in the Chinese Dairy Industry

The December meeting of the NWVMA will be held on December 12th at the
Holiday Inn-Campus Area in Eau Claire, which is located at 2703 Craig Road. From Interstate Highway 94, take Highway 37 about two miles north to the intersection with Craig Road. The Holiday Inn-Campus Area is located at the intersection of Highway 37 and Craig Road.

The dinner buffet for the evening includes beef sirloin, chicken marsala, walleye filet, potatoes, vegetables, salad, fruit and all the extras. Each meal costs $24 per person. Please return your reservation before December 7th so that we have an accurate count on the number of meals.

Our evening topic will be a presentation on the Role of Veterinarians in the Chinese Dairy Industry presented by Dr. Gary Neubauer. The Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and the International Veterinary Collaboration for China (IVCC), a consortium of leading veterinary medical schools in the United States and United Kingdom and Pfizer Animal Health, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding through which the CVMA will collaborate with the IVCC to advance veterinary medical education and animal health in mainland China. See how the dairy sector of this project has progressed and what is being done to teach these dairy veterinarians how to handle dairy production medicine. The program will count as one continuing education (CE) credit.

Election of officers will take place at this December meeting. Nominations
are open for NWVMA President, President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and
a District Director. The nominations received to date are listed below.
Position Nomination(s)
President Dr. Bruce Wilmeth, Whitehall
President-Elect Open for Nominations
Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Larry Baumann, River Falls
District Director Dr. Kevin Landorf, Eau Claire
This is a good opportunity to become more involved and participate in the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association. Additional
nominations for the above positions can be made at the meeting or before,
by calling Dr. Cathie Morrow at 715-855-6626.

Dec 12, 2012 Meeting Reservation:
Return to: Dr. Larry Baumann, ARC, RDI Bldg, 410 South Third St., River Falls, WI 54022, Tele: 715-425-3187

Name(s):

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2012 Upcoming Events and Continuing Education Programs
Dec 1 Basic Small Animal Ultrasound, UW-SVM, Madison, WI
Dec 2 Basic Small Animal Ultrasound, UW-SVM, Madison, WI (repeat of Dec 1)
Dec 1-5 AAEP 58th Annual Convention, Anaheim, California
Dec 5-6 PDPW People Management Workshop, WI Dells, WI
Dec 5-9 CVC in San Diego, CA
Dec 12 NWVMA Winter Meeting, Holiday Inn-Campus Area, Eau Claire, WI

2013 Upcoming Events and Continuing Education Programs
Jan 12 UW-SVM, Practice Management Conference, Madison, WI
Jan 17-19 GrassWorks Grazing Conference, The Patriot Center, Wausau, WI
Jan 19-23 North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando, FL
Jan 26-27 Camelid Health Conference, UM-CVM, St. Paul, MN
Jan 27-29 National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
Feb 7-9 MVMA 116th Annual Meeting, Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
Feb 12-13 PDPW Business Transition Workshop, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Feb 17-21 85th Annual Western Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Feb 19-20 DBA Expansion Symposium, KI Convention Center, Green Bay, WI
Feb 21-23 MOSES Organic Farming Conference, La Crosse, WI
Mar 1-3 WVMA Winter Retreat, Wilderness Resort, WI Dells, WI
Mar 8 Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Animal Well-Being Conference, Kimberly, WI
Mar 12-13 PDPW Business Conference, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
Mar 13 NWVMA Spring Meeting
Mar 14-17 AAHA Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ
May 21-23 Minnesota Dairy Health Conference, UM, St. Paul, MN
Jun 12-15 Am College of Vet Internal Med Forum, Seattle, WA
Jun 12 NWVMA Summer Meeting
Jul 9-13 Farm Technology Days (FTD), Dallas, Barron County, WI
Jul 19-23 AVMA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
Sep 19-21 AABP Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI

Online Continuing Education Programs offered from UW-SVM
(visit UW-SVM website: http://www.vetmedce.org for more details and registration)
Holistic Medicine Complete Course Package; No Pain Big Gain Complete Course Package; Analgesia Tools and Toys; Analgesia for Pregnant Patients and Neonates; Measuring and Assessing Freestalls; Alpacas and Llamas - Complete Course Package (All 7 Courses); Meningeal Worm - Clinical Aspects and Current Research; Infectious Disease Prevention and Management; Common Alpaca Skin Problems; Lactation and Cria Growth

The Dairyland Initiative, UW-SVM Guide to Welfare Friendly Dairy Cattle Housing
see website: http://thedairylandinitiative.vetmed.wisc.edu/

University of Wisconsin-SVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 608-263-6266, or 608-265-5206
website calendar of events: http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu.educational.html
University of Minnesota-CVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 612-624-3434 or 1-800-380-8636
website calendar of events: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/outreach
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Tele# 608-257-3665 or 1-888-254-5202
website: http://www.wvma.org
University of Wisconsin-Extension-River Falls, Tele# 715-425-3187
website: http://www.uwrf.edu/extension
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Minutes of the September 2012 Meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc.

The third quarterly meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc. was held on September 19th, 2012 at the Plaza Hotel in Eau Claire, WI. There were 40 people in attendance.
Business Meeting:
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by President Dr. Cathie Morrow at 6:10 PM.
Introduction of Guests: Dr. Ella Parker, a new veterinary associate at the Spooner Veterinary Clinic
Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the June 13th, 2012 meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer's Report: The Treasurer reported a current balance of $4757 in the checking account.
Reports:
WVMA Representative Dr. Mike Wolf
Dr. Mike Wolf reported on the WVMA Executive Board meeting held on July 25, 2012 in Madison. The WVMA continues with efforts to exempt veterinarians from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. The WVMA Annual Convention will be held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on Oct 11-14, 2012. The WVMA Residue Task Force and the PDPW held a media spokesperson training on July 19th. The WVMA Animal Welfare committee developed a guiding principle on elective procedures in small animals: WVMA Guiding Principle: The WVMA opposes the routine recommendation of the following small animal elective surgeries: debarking, declawing, dewclaw removal, ear cropping and tail docking. The WVMA Public Education & Marketing Committee has a new travelling display featuring both small and large animal topics available for WVMA members. The WVMA has made recommendations to guide practices and clients to a reliable pet cremation service. These are available online at: http://www.wvma.org/images/stories/PDFs/Pet_Cremation_Flyer.pdf.
Dr. Wolf also encouraged members to support the WVMA PAC and explained the benefits it provides to veterinarians.

AVMA Update - Dr. Rene Carlson:
Dr. Rene Carlson, AVMA President, was not present, but sent an email from which some highlighted points were read. She has been working on updating the AVMA Strategic Plan which has identified five areas of significance from member input: 1) Economics; 2) Education; 3) Animal Welfare; 4) Scientific Research and Discovery; and 5) Member Engagement & Participation. She spent the last year communicating the visions of that Strategic Plan: The American Veterinary Medical Association engages and empowers its members to be the premier authorities and leaders in veterinary medicine. The AVMA will be celebrating its 150th year anniversary at its next annual meeting on July 20-23, 2013 in Chicago. She encouraged members to check out the new AVMA website, www.avma.org. Dr. Carlsons note ended by saying: Please feel free to ask me anything about our benefits as AVMA members. We are a new AVMA, not your fathers AVMA anymore, more transparent, more engaging with members, more forward-thinking. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your AVMA President! Dr. Carlsons full message can be read on our website: www.nwwvma.org.

Unfinished Business: None

New Business: None

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 PM.

Continuing Education Program:
Prior to the business meeting, there were four hours of CE programs presented by veterinary specialists from the Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota. Following the business meeting, Dr. Steve Shadwick, a veterinarian from the Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota, presented Current Recommendations for Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism (time: 6:40-7:40 PM).

Respectfully submitted,
Dr. Larry Baumann
NWVMA Secretary/Treasurer
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NWVMA Newsletter and Meeting Announcement - Sep 2012

September 2012 Newsletter

September 19, 2012 CE Event & Meeting
12:45-1:00 PM registration at the Plaza
1:00-2:00 PM Common GI Emergencies, Dr. Conni Wehausen
2:00-3:00 PM Radiographic Review of the Patient with Acute Abdominal Signs, Dr. Travis Saveraid
3:00-3:20 PM Break
3:20-4:20 PM Intervertebral Disc Disease, Dr. Nate Rose
4:20-5:20 PM Arthroscopy in the Canine Patient, Dr. Nate Rose
5:30-6:20 PM Buffet Dinner
6:20-6:40 PM NWVMA Business Meeting
6:45-7:45 PM Current Recommendations for the Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism, Dr. Steven Shadwick

The September meeting of the NWVMA will be an expanded afternoon and evening continuing education event held on Wednesday, September 19th at the Plaza Hotel & Suites in Eau Claire. The Plaza is located at 1202 W. Clairemont Ave. in Eau Claire, WI.

This continuing education event is being jointly sponsored by the Animal Emergency Clinic in Oakdale, MN (website: http://aercmn.com). See the presentation schedule and topics outlined above. Each presentation will count as one CE credit, for a total of 5 CE credits for the day.

There will be a flat $25 fee for the day which includes dinner. You may attend as many presentations as your schedule permits, but please be respectful of the starting and ending times if you come and go. We need to know if you are planning to join us for dinner. Please RSVP by Monday, September 17th (see bottom of this page).

In an effort to save money (and trees), we can send you this newsletter electronically rather than as a hard-copy. Just email Dr. Larry Baumann at: larry.baumann@uwrf.edu to let him know you wish to receive the electronic version of the NWVMA newsletter. Thanks to everyone who has already responded.

Sep 19, 2012 CE Event & Meeting Reservation:
Return to:
Dr. Larry Baumann
ARC, RDI Bldg
410 South Third St.
River Falls, WI 54022
Tele: 715-425-3187

Name(s):
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2012 Upcoming Events and Continuing Education Programs
Aug 25 Dental Radiography: Interpretation of the Canine Oral Cavity, UW-SVM
Sep 15 Osteoarthritis and Analgesia in Cats, UW-SVM, Sheraton, Madison, WI
Sep 15-18 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, St. Paul, MN
Sep 19 NWVMA Fall Meeting, The Plaza, Eau Claire, WI
Sep 20 Emergency Medicine, UM campus, St. Paul, MN
Sep 20-22 AABP Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada
Sep 22 Canine Shelter Medicine, UW-SVM, Sheraton, Madison, WI
Oct 9-12 Care and Management of Captive Raptors, UM-CVM, St. Paul, MN
Oct 11-13 WVMA Annual Convention, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
Oct 17-21 Wild West Mountain States Veterinary Conference, Reno, NV
Oct 18-24 USAHA / AAVLD Annual Meeting, Greensboro, NC
Oct 31-Nov 2 Designing Supplemental Positive Pressure Ventilation Systems for
Calf and Heifer Barns, Transition Cow Facility Planning & Remodeling
Dairy Barns, F.K. Bemis Conference Center, De Pere, WI
(contact: UW-SVM)
Nov 8 Behavior, MVMA Fall Staff Seminar, UM campus, St. Paul, MN
Dec 1-5 AAEP 58th Annual Convention, Anaheim, California.
Dec 5-9 CVC in San Diego, CA
Dec 12 NWVMA Winter Meeting, Holiday Inn-Campus Area, Eau Claire, WI

2013 Upcoming Events and Continuing Education Programs
Jan 19-23 North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando, FL
Jan 26-27 Camelid Health Conference, UM-CVM, St. Paul, MN
Feb 7-9 MVMA 116th Annual Meeting, Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
Feb 17-21 85th Annual Western Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Online Continuing Education Programs offered from UW-SVM
(visit UW-SVM website: http://www.vetmedce.org for more details and registration)
Holistic Medicine Complete Course Package; No Pain Big Gain Complete Course Package; Analgesia Tools and Toys; Analgesia for Pregnant Patients and Neonates; Measuring and Assessing Freestalls; Alpacas and Llamas - Complete Course Package (All 7 Courses); Meningeal Worm - Clinical Aspects and Current Research; Infectious Disease Prevention and Management; Common Alpaca Skin Problems; Lactation and Cria Growth

The Dairyland Initiative, UW-SVM Guide to Welfare Friendly Dairy Cattle Housing, see website: http://thedairylandinitiative.vetmed.wisc.edu/

University of Wisconsin-SVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 608-263-6266, or 608-265-5206
website calendar of events: http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu.educational.html
University of Minnesota-CVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 612-624-3434 or 1-800-380-8636
website calendar of events: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/outreach
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Tele# 608-257-3665 or 1-888-254-5202
website: http://www.wvma.org
University of Wisconsin-Extension-River Falls, Tele# 715-425-3187
website: http://www.uwrf.edu/extension
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Meeting Minutes - Jun 2012

Minutes of the June 2012 Meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc.
The second quarterly meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc. was held on June 13th, 2012 at the Olde Towne banquet facility in Menomonie, WI. There were 34 people in attendance.
Business Meeting:
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order by President Dr. Cathie Morrow at 7:35 PM.
Introduction of Guests:
- Dr. Bob Busch, a retired veterinary pathologist, a classmate & guest of Dr. Earl Monson
- Dr. Leah Martin, a new veterinary associate at the Hoof & Paw Clinic in Menomonie
- Libby Peterson, Jan Tyler, and Abbie Wirt, veterinary staff from Country Doctors Veterinary Service in Menomonie
Approval of Minutes:
The minutes of the March 2012 meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer's Report:
The Treasurer reported a current balance of $4172 in the checking account.
Reports:
WVMA Representative - Dr. Mike Wolf
Dr. Mike Wolf reported on the WVMA Executive Board meeting held on April 13, 2012 in Madison. The State Veterinarian reported on the confirmed case of CWD found in Washburn County.
Horse owners and veterinarians are encouraged to vaccinate horses early this year for EEE and WNV due to the early mosquito season.
The AVMA meeting will be held on Aug 3-7, 2012 in San Diego, CA.
The WVMA Legislative report included efforts to exempt veterinarians from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
The WVMA Annual Convention will be held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on Oct 11-14, 2012.
The WVMA HACCP for Proper Drug Use meetings were held on May 11 and May 18.
The WVMA Animal Welfare committee is writing small animal guiding principles on elective procedures like tail-docking, etc.
The WVMA Public Education & Marketing Committee are finishing up a small animal activity book: Keeping Your Pets Happy and Healthy. The WVMA has a new travelling display featuring both small and large animal topics for open houses, etc.
The WVMA sent letters asking federal legislators to support continuation of the Food Animal Residue Avoidance (FARAD) database.
Some pet cremation services have received negative media coverage. Clients and veterinarians should know your cremation service provider.
The 2012 WVMA Strategic Goals are: 1) address public policy & legislation, especially over-regulation and unlicensed practice; 2) enhance communication between WVMA and its membership; 3) improve food safety through strengthening VCPR; 4) improve economic viability; and 5) foster a stronger working relationship with veterinary technicians.
A new disease column is being planned for Public Health and Safety issues and will include topics on rabies, leptospirosis, Q-Fever, cryptosporidiosis, salmonella, etc.
AVMA Update - Dr. Rene Carlson:
Dr. Rene Carlson, AVMA President, was not present.
Unfinished Business:
The idea of a Facebook or Twitter webpage for our NWVMA will not be pursued at this time.
Approximately 20 members have indicated a preference to receive our NWVMA newsletter electronically instead of a hard copy.
New Business:
Dr. Earl Monson shared some information that Swiss researchers are hypothesizing a link between chronic spirochetal infections, such as Lymes Disease and Alzheimers Disease in humans.
Dr. Larry Baumann informed members that Burnett County in our NWVMA district is the one county in our state that qualifies for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP). This program started Feb 1, 2012, and is funded by Congress to encourage veterinary services in under-served rural areas. Recent veterinary graduates must apply for the VMLRP and commit to at least three years of service in the designated area. There were 80 awards from the 159 applications, for an average of $96,000. Details can be found online at: www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/animals/in_focus/an_health_if_vmlrp.html.
Dr. Larry Baumann also informed the membership of a National Research Council report just released on the workforce trends in veterinary medicine. Two major concerns identified in the report are: 1) the decreasing number of veterinary graduates entering food animal practice (a drop of 62% over the past 20 years); and 2) the increasing cost of veterinary education relative to starting salaries (2011 veterinary graduates averaged $143,000 of debt with starting salaries averaging $66,000). The report concludes that the escalating educational costs relative to starting salaries is unsustainable.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8 PM.
Continuing Education Program:
Dr. Melissa Eisenschenck, veterinary dermatologist, from the McKeever Dermatology Clinics in the Twin Cities, presented an update on Allergic Dermatitis in Dogs using PowerPoint slides and a handout of selected slides. (presentation time: 8:05-9:00 PM).
Respectfully submitted,
Dr. Larry Baumann
NWVMA Secretary/Treasurer
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NWVMA Newsletter and Meeting Announcement - Jun 2012

June 2012 Newsletter

Jun 13, 2012 Meeting in Menomonie, WI
5:30 PM Social Gathering Time
6:30 PM Buffet Dinner
7:15 PM NWVMA Business Meeting
7:45 PM "Allergic Dermatitis in Dogs", Dr. Melissa Eisenschenk, dermatologist

The June meeting of the NWVMA will be held on Wednesday evening, June 13th at the Olde Towne banquet facility in Menomonie. Olde Towne is located at 903 Cedar Falls Road in Menomonie. Exit Interstate 94 at Hwy 25, go north to the first stop light (approx a half mile). Turn right onto Cedar Falls Road and drive past the Wal-Mart entrance to the stop sign at Wilson Street. Continue east on Cedar Falls Road to Old Towne on north side of the street. There may be some street construction, but access to the parking lot for Olde Towne is open. The dinner buffet will be served at 6:30 PM and includes sliced prime rib, chicken parmesan, potatoes, vegetables, a dinner beverage and dessert. Each meal costs $18 per person. Please RSVP by Monday, June 11th (see bottom of this page).

Our evening program will be an update on Allergic Dermatitis in Dogs given by Dr. Melissa Eisenschenk, a veterinary dermatologist, from the McKeever Dermatology Clinics in the Twin Cities. Heres a topic just in time for all your summer dermatology cases. Dr. Eisenschenk completed her veterinary dermatology residency at the University of Minnesota. She has special interests in the immune system, including chronic infections of the skin and ears, allergies, and autoimmune diseases. A question and answer session will follow her presentation. The program counts as one CE credit.

In an effort to save money (and trees), we can send you this newsletter electronically rather than as a hard-copy. Just email Dr. Larry Baumann at: larry.baumann@uwrf.edu to let him know you wish to receive the electronic version of the NWVMA newsletter. Thanks.

June 13, 2012 Meeting Reservation:
Return to:
Dr. Larry Baumann
ARC, RDI Bldg
410 South Third St.
River Falls, WI 54022
Tele: 715-425-3187

Name(s):
_________________________________________________

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2012 Upcoming Events and Continuing Education Programs
Jun 2 or 3 Basic Ultrasound: Small Animal, UW-SVM, Madison, WI
Jun 7 Feline Ocular Disease, Mather Lecture Series (simulcast), UM-CVM
Jun 13 NWVMA Summer Meeting
Jun 14 Clinically Useful Radiology, MVMA Summer Seminar, UM, St. Paul, MN
Jun 13-14 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, Dubuque, IA
Jul 15-19 ADSA/ASAS/AMPA/CSAS/WSASAS Joint Annual Meetings, Phoenix, AZ
Jul 17-19 Farm Technology Days, Outagamie County, WI
Aug 2-12 Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee, WI
Aug 4-7 AVMA 149th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
Aug 22-27 CVC in Kansas City, Convention Center, Kansas City, MO
Aug 23-Sep 3 Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN
Sep 12 NWVMA Fall Meeting, TBA
Sep 15-18 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, St. Paul, MN
Sep 20 Emergency Medicine, UM campus, St. Paul, MN
Sep 20-22 AABP Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada
Oct 9-12 Care and Management of Captive Raptors, UM-CVM, St. Paul, MN
Oct 11-13 WVMA Annual Convention, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
Oct 17-21 Wild West Mountain States Veterinary Conference, Reno, NV
Oct 18-24 USAHA / AAVLD Annual Meeting, Greensboro, NC
Nov 8 Behavior, MVMA Fall Staff Seminar, UM campus, St. Paul, MN
Dec 1-5 AAEP 58th Annual Convention, Anaheim, California.
Dec 5-9 CVC in San Diego, CA
Dec 12 NWVMA Winter Meeting, Holiday Inn-Campus Area, Eau Claire, WI

Online Continuing Education Programs offered from UW-SVM
(visit UW-SVM website: http://www.vetmedce.org for more details and registration)
Holistic Medicine Complete Course Package; No Pain Big Gain Complete Course Package; Analgesia Tools and Toys; Analgesia for Pregnant Patients and Neonates; Measuring and Assessing Freestalls; Alpacas and Llamas - Complete Course Package (All 7 Courses); Meningeal Worm - Clinical Aspects and Current Research; Infectious Disease Prevention and Management; Common Alpaca Skin Problems; Lactation and Cria Growth

The Dairyland Initiative, UW-SVM Guide to Welfare Friendly Dairy Cattle Housing
see website: http://thedairylandinitiative.vetmed.wisc.edu/

University of Wisconsin-SVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 608-263-6266, or 608-265-5206
website calendar of events: http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu.educational.html
University of Minnesota-CVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 612-624-3434 or 1-800-380-8636
website calendar of events: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/outreach
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Tele# 608-257-3665 or 1-888-254-5202
website: http://www.wvma.org
University of Wisconsin-Extension-River Falls, Tele# 715-425-3187
website: http://www.uwrf.edu/extension
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Meeting Minutes - Mar 2012
Minutes of the March 2012 Meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc.
The first quarterly meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc. was held on March 14th, 2012 at the Blue Moose Grill & Steak House in Bloomer, WI. There were 44 people in attendance.
Business Meeting:
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order by President Dr. Cathie Morrow at 7:30 PM.
Introduction of Guests:
- Adam Bangart, a senior veterinary student from UW-School of Veterinary Medicine who is doing an internship at the Stanley Veterinary Service in Stanley, WI.
- Bailee Carlson, a veterinary technician from Globe University who is doing an internship at the Animal Wellness Center with Dr. Margaret Meier-Radle in Mondovi, WI.
Approval of Minutes:
The minutes of the December 2011 meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer's Report:
The Treasurer reported a current balance of $4286 in the checking account and reviewed the NWVMA Financial Report for 2011 as printed in the March 2012 newsletter. There NWVMA had a net gain of $203 in 2011.
Reports:
WVMA Representative Dr. Mike Wolf
Dr. Mike Wolf deferred his report to Kim Brown Pokorny, WVMA Executive Director, who will speak on legislative issues following this business meeting.
AVMA Update - Dr. Rene Carlson:
Dr. Rene Carlson, AVMA President, was not present, but sent an email that was read. I am so sorry to miss this meeting. Please give my greetings to the group. I am in Denver. I just finished meeting with the American Association of Swine Veterinarians and tomorrow I meet with the AAHA leadership at the annual AAHA Conference here in the same city. Hopefully I will see you in June.
Unfinished Business: None
New Business:
NWVMA newsletter hardcopy vs email:
Dr. Morrow asked if members would prefer to receive their quarterly NWVMA newsletter electronically via email rather than as a hardcopy since it costs close to $1 per hardcopy newsletter sent out. Discussion and comments followed. A motion was made to proceed with a plan to send the newsletter electronically rather than hardcopy to members who request it.
Facebook or Twitter?
Dr. Morrow also asked if the NWVMA should be on Facebook or Twitter. Discussion followed and a motion was passed to table any action on this issue at this time.
Adjournment:
The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM.

Continuing Education Program:
Kim Brown Pokorny, WVMA Executive Director, provided a update on current federal and state legislation affecting veterinarians. (presentation time: 8:00-9:05 PM).

Respectfully submitted,
Dr. Larry Baumann
NWVMA Secretary/Treasurer
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NWVMA Newsletter and Meeting Announcement - Mar 2012

March 2012 Newsletter

Mar 14, 2012 Meeting in Bloomer, WI
6:00 PM Social & Gathering Time
6:30 PM Buffet Dinner
7:15 PM NWVMA Business Meeting
8:00 PM "Legislative Update: new rules, regulations, and initiatives affecting our profession", presenter - Kim Brown Pokorny, WVMA Executive Director

The March meeting of the NWVMA will be held on Wednesday evening, March 14th at the Blue Moose Grill & Steak House (formerly Rubys Roadhouse Bar & Grill) in Bloomer, which is located at the intersection of Highway 53 and Highway 40. The address is: Blue Moose Grill & Steak House, 1628 Woodard Road, Bloomer, WI 54724. A dinner buffet will be served at 6:30 PM. Each meal costs $15 per person. Please RSVP by Monday, March 12th (see below).

Our evening program will be a legislative update on new rules, regulations, and initiatives affecting our profession. Ms. Kim Brown Pokorny, our WVMA Executive Director, will present an update on the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program which is requiring mandatory reporting of listed prescription drugs used in our practices. She will also update us on the WVMA HACCP Plan for Proper Drug Use on dairy farms and the two statewide workshops held in the beginning of February. Additional updates will be given on other items such as the FDA bulk tank milk sampling program currently in progress, drug residue concerns, and other issues. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

NWVMA Financial Report for 2011
Expense Categories Amt
Membership Meetings 3408
Newsletter & Postage 1140
Speakers for Meetings 481
Officers Meetings 472
Other Expenses 90
Total Expenses $ 5591
Income Categories Amt
Dues 3250
Meal Payments 2533
Interest 11
Total Income $ 5794
Total Net $ 203

March 14, 2012 Meeting Reservation:
Return to:
Dr. Larry Baumann
ARC, RDI Bldg
410 South Third St.
River Falls, WI 54022
Tele: 715-425-3187

Name(s):
_________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

Beat the Heat CE Seminar on Feb 21 (Menomonie) or Feb 22 (Abbotsford)
A one-day dairy continuing education program on managing and feeding dairy cattle during summer heat stress will be offered twice, 10 AM - 3 PM in Menomonie on Feb 21st and again in Abbotsford on Feb 22nd. Topics and speakers include: Buildings & Facilities by Dave Kammel; Feeding During Hot Weather by Bernie Ford; Building for Cow Comfort by Rebecca Mentick-Brotzman; and Heat Abatement Systems by Dr. Mike Wolf & John McBride. To register, contact Katie Sternweiss, Dunn County UWEX, Tele: 715-232-1636 (for Menomonie mtg) or Maria Bendixen, Clark County UWEX, Tele: 715-743-5121 (for Abbotsford mtg).

2012 Upcoming Events and Continuing Education Programs
Feb 18 23rd Ann. Sem. for the Serious Horse Owner: Horse Conformation, UW-SVM
Feb 19-23 84th Annual Western Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Feb 21 Beat the Heat Seminar, Dunn County Judicial Center, Menomonie, WI
Feb 22 Beat the Heat Seminar (repeated), Abbotsford City Hall, Abbotsford, WI
Feb 23 WVMA Practice Management Institute, Cranberry Country Lodge, Tomah, WI
Feb 25-26 20th Annual WEZAM Exotics Conference, UW-SVM, Madison, WI
Mar 1 Feline Hepatobiliary Disease, Mather Lecture Series (simulcast), UM-CVM
Mar 1 Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Husbandry Conference, Alliant Energy, Madison, WI
Mar 2-4 WVMA Winter Retreat, Glacier Canyon Lodge, WI Dells, WI
Mar 13-14 PDPW Annual Conference, Madison, WI
Mar 14 NWVMA Spring Meeting, Blue Moose Grill & Steak House, Bloomer, WI
Mar 15-18 AAHA Annual Conference, Denver, CO
Mar 23 Infectious and Immune Mediated Disease, Marriott Madison West, UW-SVM
Mar 26-29 National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Annual Conf, Denver, CO
Mar 31 Emergency and Critical Care Conf. on Abdominal Emergencies, UW-SVM
Apr 5 Small Animal Trauma, Mather Lecture Series (simulcast), UM-CVM
Apr 21-22 Midwest Horse Fair 2012, Coliseum, Madison, WI
Apr 25-29 CVC in Washington, DC
Apr 27-29 Minnesota Horse Expo, MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN
May 1-4 Basic Raptor Rehabilitation Workshop, UM, St. Paul, MN
May 3 Physical Rehabilitation, Mather Lecture Series (simulcast), UM-CVM
May 22-24 Minnesota Dairy Health Conference, UM, St. Paul, MN
May 30-Jun 2 Am College of Vet Internal Med Forum, New Orleans, LA
Jun 7 Feline Ocular Disease, Mather Lecture Series (simulcast), UM-CVM
Jun 13 NWVMA Summer Meeting
Jun 13-14 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, Dubuque, IA
Jul 17-19 Farm Technology Days, Outagamie County, WI
Aug 4-7 AVMA 149th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
Aug 22-27 CVC in Kansas City, Convention Center, Kansas City, MO

Online Continuing Education Programs offered from UW-SVM
(visit UW-SVM website: http://www.vetmedce.org for more details and registration)
Holistic Medicine Complete Course Package; No Pain Big Gain Complete Course Package; Analgesia Tools and Toys; Analgesia for Pregnant Patients and Neonates; Measuring and Assessing Freestalls; Alpacas and Llamas - Complete Course Package (All 7 Courses); Meningeal Worm - Clinical Aspects and Current Research; Infectious Disease Prevention and Management; Common Alpaca Skin Problems; Lactation and Cria Growth

The Dairyland Initiative, UW-SVM Guide to Welfare Friendly Dairy Cattle Housing
see website: http://thedairylandinitiative.vetmed.wisc.edu/

University of Wisconsin-SVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 608-263-6266, or 608-265-5206
website calendar of events: http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu.educational.html
University of Minnesota-CVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 612-624-3434 or 1-800-380-8636
website calendar of events: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/outreach
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Tele# 608-257-3665 or 1-888-254-5202
website: http://www.wvma.org
University of Wisconsin-Extension-River Falls, Tele# 715-425-3187
website: http://www.uwrf.edu/extension
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NWVMA Meeting Minutes - Dec 2011
Minutes of the December 2011 Meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary
Medical Association, Inc.

The fourth quarterly meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc. was held on December 14, 2011 at the Holiday Inn-Campus Area in Eau Claire WI. There were 41 people in attendance.
Business Meeting:
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order by President Dr. Eric Stone at 8:00 PM.
Approval of Minutes:
The minutes of the September 2011 meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer's Report:
The Treasurer reported a current balance of $4297 in the checking account.
Reports:
AVMA Update - Dr. Rene Carlson:
Dr. Rene Carlson, AVMA President, was present and gave an update on several current issues, including:
- A bill in Congress, S. 1406, the Fairness to Pet Owners Act, which would require veterinarians to write a prescription at the time of prescribing a product for a companion animal.
- The current economic recession and the decreasing number of veterinary visits.
- The AVMA campaign for promoting animal wellness exams.
- The accreditation of Foreign Veterinary Schools
- She encouraged everyone to read the blog at AVMA.org
- She encouraged everyone to attend the AVMA Annual Convention next summer in San Diego, CA.
- Additional issues and comments will be provided.
WVMA Representative - Dr. Tom Whitten
Dr. Tom Whitten reported on activities at the state WMVA which included the formation of the WMVA Veterinary Medicine Political Action Committee (WVMA VetMed PAC) and the formation of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medicine Foundation. He reported good attendance at the WVMA Annual Convention held at the Monona Terrace in Madison on October 20-23, 2011. The convention was attended by 740 veterinarians, 440 veterinary technicians and 41 practice managers. Dr. Bob Klostermann was elected as the new WVMA President and Dr. K.C. Brooks was elected as the new WVMA President-Elect. There will be a drug residue training program sponsored by the WVMA on February 1, 2012 in Wausau.
Old Business: None
New Business:
Life Membership in NWVMA reminder:
Dr. Stone reminded everyone that life membership in the state VMA qualifies them for life membership in our local NWVMA. Anyone wanting life membership in the NWVMA must request or notify our Secretary-Treasurer. Once life membership is confirmed, they are exempt from paying NWVMA membership dues.
Dr. Baumann reminded members that some of us must renew our Wisconsin Veterinary license this month. The only reminder from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services was a postcard sent in the mail last month. Veterinary license renewals can be done online as this is the preferred method of renewal. Once completed, the credential is available online and can be printed for posting or display.
Dr. Stone asked the membership for approval for additional budget expenditures for Board members meals at meetings. A motion was made for the NWVMA to pay for the meals of board members at the membership meetings as well as the board meetings (board meeting meals are already being paid by the NWVMA). The estimated cost of this was $400 per year. The motion was discussed and approved on a voice vote. An additional motion was made to contribute $400 per year to our WVMA representative to help defray travel expenses to attend WVMA meetings in the Madison area. The motion was discussed and approved on a voice vote.
Dr. Stone presented a plaque of appreciation to Dr. Tom Whitten for his four years of service to the NWVMA serving as our representative to the WVMA.
Election of Officers: President Dr. Eric Stone called for the election of new officers. Each position was opened for nominations, the nomination was announced and a request was made for additional nominations from the floor. No additional nominations were received from the floor, so the final nominations for each position included:
- President: Dr. Cathie Morrow from Mondovi,
- President-Elect: Dr. Bruce Wilmeth from Whitehall,
- Secretary-Treasurer: Dr. Larry Baumann from River Falls,
- District Director 2(2 yr term): Dr. Ryan VanderTop from Chippewa Falls.
Dr. Larry Baumann called for a white-ballot to elect this slate of officers. It was seconded and the slate of officers were elected on a voice vote.
The Changing of the Presidency: Dr. Eric Stone thanked everyone for the privilege of serving as president this past year. Dr. Stone turned the meeting over to the new president, Dr. Cathie Morrow. Dr. Morrow thanked Dr. Stone for serving as president this past year and presented him with a plaque of appreciation.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.
The first door prize (a wood carved decorative panel made by Dr. Dan Goller) was won by Dr. Tom West from Cumberland. The second door prize (15 doses of canine distemper combination vaccine donated by Dr. Doug Erbeck) was won by Dr. Wayne Griffin from Chippewa Falls.
Continuing Education Program:
Dr. Kathy Otto presented a slide show and a very informative program on the History of Veterinary Medicine to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the founding of veterinary medicine. (presentation time: 8:40-9:30 PM).
Respectfully submitted,
Dr. Larry Baumann
NWVMA Secretary/Treasurer
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NWVMA Newsletter and Meeting Announcement - Dec 2011

December 2011 Newsletter

Dec 14th Meeting in Eau Claire, WI
6:00 PM Social & Gathering Time
6:30 PM Dinner Buffet
7:15 PM NWVMA Business Meeting
8:00 PM "Celebrating the History of Veterinary Medicine"
Presenter - Dr. Kathy Otto

The December meeting of the NWVMA will be held on December 14th at the
Holiday Inn-Campus Area in Eau Claire, which is located at 2703 Craig Road. From Interstate Highway 94, take Highway 37 about two miles north to the intersection with Craig Road. The Holiday Inn-Campus Area is located at the intersection of Highway 37 and Craig Road.

The dinner buffet for the evening includes beef sirloin, stuffed chicken breast, walleye filet, potatoes, vegetables, salad, and all the extras. Each meal costs $24 per person. Please return your reservation before December 9th so that we have an accurate count on the number of meals.

Our evening topic will be a presentation on the history of veterinary medicine as 2011 has been designated as World Veterinary Year to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the first veterinary school in Lyon, France in 1761. The program will count as one continuing education (CE) credit.

At the WVMA Annual Convention held in Madison on October 21st, several of our members received their 50-year Award. Please extend our congratulations to: 1) Dr. Donald Dachel, Chippewa Falls; 2) Dr. Arthur Jarvis, Owen-Withee; 3) Dr. William Rogers, Eau Claire; and 4) Dr. Roderick Stencil, Eau Claire.

Election of officers will take place at this December meeting. Nominations
are open for NWVMA President, President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and
a District Director. The nominations received to date are listed below.
Position Nomination(s)
President Dr. Cathy Morrow, Mondovi
President-Elect Open for Nominations
Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Larry Baumann, River Falls
District Director Open for Nominations
This is a good opportunity to become more involved and participate in the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association. Additional
nominations for the above positions can be made at the meeting or before,
by calling Dr. Eric Stone at 715-822-3535. Election of our District WVMA Representative will be conducted directly by the WVMA office in early December.

Dec 14, 2011 Meeting Reservation: Return to: Dr. Larry Baumann
ARC, RDI Bldg
Name(s):_________________________________________________ 410 South Third St.
River Falls, WI 54022
__________________________________________________ Tele: 715-425-3187

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2011 Upcoming Events and Continuing Education Programs
Nov 18-22 AAEP 57th Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX
Nov 29-30 Wisconsin Dairy Business Assn (DBA), 12th Annual Conf, Madison, WI
Dec 1 Kidney Disease in Dogs, Mather Lecture Series (simulcast), UM-CVM
Dec 3 Dentistry Skills for the Veterinary Technician (contact UW-SVM)
Dec 14 NWVMA Winter Meeting, Holiday Inn-Campus Area, Eau Claire, WI
2012 Upcoming Events and Continuing Education Programs
Jan 12 Dental Radiography, Mather Lecture Series (simulcast), UM-CVM
Jan 12-14 20th Annual GrassWorks Grazing Conference, Wausau/Rothschield, WI
Jan 14-15 Camelid Health Conference, UM-CVM, St. Paul, MN
Jan 14-18 North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando, FL
Jan 22-24 National Mastitis Council 51st Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, FL
Feb 2-4 MVMA 115th Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, MN
Feb 4 Bones: Orthopedics Workshop for Veterinary Technicians (contact UW-SVM)
Feb 19-23 84th Annual Western Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Feb 23 WVMA Practice Management Institute, Cranberry Lodge, Tomah, WI
Feb 25-26 20th Annual WEZAM Exotics Conference (contact UW-SVM)
Mar 1 Feline Hepatobiliary Disease, Mather Lecture Series (simulcast), UM-CVM
Mar 1 Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Animal Husbandry Conference, Madison, WI
Mar 2-4 WVMA Winter Retreat, Wilderness Resort, WI Dells, WI
Mar 13-14 PDPW Annual Conference, Madison, WI
Mar 14 NWVMA Spring Meeting
Mar 15-18 AAHA Annual Conference, Denver, CO
Apr 5 Small Animal Trauma, Mather Lecture Series (simulcast), UM-CVM
Apr 25-29 CVC in Washington, DC
Apr 27-29 Minnesota Horse Expo, MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN
May 1-4 Basic Raptor Rehabilitation Workshop, UM, St. Paul, MN
May 3 Physical Rehabilitation, Mather Lecture Series (simulcast), UM-CVM
May 22-24 Minnesota Dairy Health Conference, UM, St. Paul, MN
May 30-Jun 2 Am College of Vet Internal Med Forum, New Orleans, LA
Jun 7 Feline Ocular Disease, Mather Lecture Series (simulcast), UM-CVM
Jun 13 NWVMA Summer Meeting
Jul 17-19 Farm Technology Days, Outagamie County, WI
Aug 4-7 AVMA 149th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

Online Continuing Education Programs offered from UW-SVM
(visit UW-SVM website: http://www.vetmedce.org for more details and registration)
Holistic Medicine Complete Course Package; No Pain Big Gain Complete Course Package; Analgesia Tools and Toys; Analgesia for Pregnant Patients and Neonates; Measuring and Assessing Freestalls; Alpacas and Llamas - Complete Course Package (All 7 Courses); Meningeal Worm - Clinical Aspects and Current Research; Infectious Disease Prevention and Management; Common Alpaca Skin Problems; Lactation and Cria Growth

The Dairyland Initiative, UW-SVM Guide to Welfare Friendly Dairy Cattle Housing
see website: http://thedairylandinitiative.vetmed.wisc.edu/
University of Wisconsin-SVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 608-263-6266, or 608-265-5206
website calendar of events: http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu.educational.html
University of Minnesota-CVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 612-624-3434 or 1-800-380-8636
website calendar of events: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/outreach
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Tele# 608-257-3665 or 1-888-254-5202
website: http://www.wvma.org
University of Wisconsin-Extension-River Falls, Tele# 715-425-3187
website: http://www.uwrf.edu/extension
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NWVMA Meeting Minutes - Sep 2011
Minutes of the September 2011 Meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc. The third quarterly meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc. was held on September 7th, 2011 at the Globe University campus in Eau Claire, WI. There were 45 people in attendance.
Business Meeting:
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by President Dr. Eric Stone at 7:20 PM.
Introduction of Guests: Ms. Heather Mann, veterinary technician at the Chetek Veterinary Clinic in Chetek. Dr. Kari Ekenstedt, a new faculty member at UW-River Falls with expertise in animal genetics.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the June 2011 meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer's Report: The Treasurer reported a current balance of $4587 in the checking account.
Reports:
WVMA Representative Dr. Tom Whitten reported from the WVMA.
- Dr. Whittens term on the WVMA Board is expiring and our NWVMA District will need to elect a new WVMA representative to fill Dr. Whittens position. The election will be conducted by the WVMA office in early December.
- The WVMA Newletter name has been changed to the WVMA Voice.
- The WVMA Board met on August 10th in Madison.
- The Informed Consent presentation for veterinarians will be videotaped.
- September 14th is Legislative Day at the Capital in Madison.
- WVMA Annual Conference will be held October 20-23, 2011, Monona Terrace, Madison.
- The 2012 WVMA Annual Convention is planned at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison.
- Dr. Chet Rawson is our AVMA Representative.
- Veterinarians should be reporting cases of animal abuse to Dr. Yvonne Bellay, DATCP, or to their local Humane Officer.
Old Business: None
New Business: Dr. Eric Stone announced that we will be electing new officers at our December 14th, 2011 meeting. Anyone interested in President-Elect, WVMA Representative, or any other office should contact him or one of the other officers.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 PM.
Continuing Education Program: After dinner, Dr. Conni Wehausen, from the Animal Emergency Clinic in Oakdale, MN presented a very informative presentation on Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Medicine (presentation time: 7:40-8:45 PM). Following the CE program, Ms. Laurie Mumm, Veterinary Technology Program Chair from Globe University presented information about the veterinary technician training program at the Eau Claire campus (presentation time: 8:45-9 PM). A tour of the Globe University campus facility was offered at 9 PM.
Respectfully submitted, Dr. Larry Baumann, NWVMA Secretary/Treasurer
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NWVMA Newsletter and Meeting Announcement - Sep 2011

September 2011 Newsletter
Sept 7th Meeting at Globe University-Eau Claire
6:00 PM Registration, 2nd Floor, Globe UniversityEC
6:30 PM Dinner Buffet
7:15 PM NWVMA Business Meeting
7:45 PM Speaker Dr. Conni Wehausen
Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Medicine
8:45 PM Globe University Veterinary Technician Program
Update & Tour (optional)

The fall meeting of the NWVMA will be held on September 7th at the Globe University campus in Eau Claire, which is located at 4955 Bullis Farm Road, near the intersection of Interstate 94 and Highway 53 on the southeast side of the city of Eau Claire. Globe University has graciously agreed to host our meeting again this September and provide us with updated information about their veterinary technician program following our regular meeting and speaker.

Dinner will begin at 6:30 PM. This meal will be catered by Draganettis Italian Ristorante, so we need to have an accurate count and reservations in by Friday, September 2nd. Each meal will cost $15.

Our evening speaker will be Dr. Conni Wehausen, a veterinary specialist in emergency and critical care. Dr. Wehausen will review the latest recommendations for emergency care, including: stabilization, fluid therapy, medications, diagnostics, and procedures. She developed her love of emergency and critical care medicine during her eight years as an emergency veterinary assistant at the Animal Emergency Clinic in Oakdale, MN. Dr. Wehausen earned her DVM from the University of Minnesota, completed an internship at Animal Medical Center in New York and completed a residency in emergency and critical care at the Animal Emergency Center and Specialty Services in Wisconsin. She became a Board-Certified Criticalist in November of 2010. Please join us for ideas on how to expand or improve your emergency and critical care services.
more
September 7, 2011 Meeting Reservation, Return to: Dr. Larry Baumann
or call ARC, RDI Bldg
Name(s): 410 S. Third St.
River Falls, WI 54022
____________________________________________ Tele: 715-425-3187

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Check out our Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association website at: www.nwwvma.org. You will find additional information at our website from our AVMA President, Dr. Rene Carlson, as well as other interesting information.

2011 Upcoming Events and Continuing Education Programs
Aug 24-30 CVC in Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Aug 25-Sep 5 Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN
Sep 7 NWVMA Fall Meeting, Globe University, Eau Claire, WI
Sep 17 Feline Shelter Medicine, Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison, WI
Sep 17-20 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, St. Paul, MN
Sep 22 MVMA: Fundamentals of Emergency & Critical Care, St. Paul, MN
Sep 22-23 11th Ann Conf of North Am Assoc for Laser Therapy, Milwaukee, WI
Sep 22-24 AABP Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO
Sep 22-24 Third Intl Symposium on Mastitis and Milk Quality, St. Louis, MO
Sep 28 Principles of Veterinary Practice Management, Brookfield, WI
Sep 29-Oct 5 USAHA / AAVLD Annual Meeting, Buffalo, NY
Oct 12-16 Wild West Mountain States Veterinary Conference, Reno, NV
Oct 18-21 Care and Management of Captive Raptors Workshop, UM-CVM, Mpls, MN
Oct 20-23 WVMA Annual Convention, Monona Terrace, Madison, WI
Oct 26-30 CVC in San Diego, San Diego, CA
Nov 17 MVMA Fall Staff Seminar On Work Life Balance with Jeannine Moga
Nov 18-22 AAEP 57th Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX
Dec 14 NWVMA Winter Meeting, Holiday Inn-Campus Area, Eau Claire, WI

2012 Upcoming Events and Continuing Education Programs
Jan 14-15 Camelid Health Conference, UM-CVM, St. Paul, MN
Jan 14-18 North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando, FL
Feb 2-4 MVMA 115th Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, MN
Feb 19-23 84th Annual Western Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Online Continuing Education Programs offered from UW-SVM
(visit UW-SVM website: http://www.vetmedce.org for more details and registration)
- Holistic Medicine Complete Course Package
- No Pain Big Gain Complete Course Package
- Analgesia Tools and Toys
- Analgesia for Pregnant Patients and Neonates
- Measuring and Assessing Freestalls
- Alpacas and Llamas - Complete Course Package (All 7 Courses)
- Meningeal Worm - Clinical Aspects and Current Research
- Infectious Disease Prevention and Management
- Common Alpaca Skin Problems
- Lactation and Cria Growth
The Dairyland Initiative, UW-SVM Guide to Welfare Friendly Dairy Cattle Housing
see website: http://thedairylandinitiative.vetmed.wisc.edu/

University of Wisconsin-SVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 608-263-6266, or 608-265-5206
website calendar of events: http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu.educational.html
University of Minnesota-CVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 612-624-3434 or 1-800-380-8636
website calendar of events: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/outreach
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Tele# 608-257-3665 or 1-888-254-5202
website: http://www.wvma.org
University of Wisconsin-Extension-River Falls, Tele# 715-425-3187
website: http://www.uwrf.edu/extension

NWVMA Meeting Minutes - Jun 2011
Minutes of the June 2011 Meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc.
The second quarterly meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc. was held on June 8th, 2011 at Jakes Supper Club in Menomonie, WI. There were 40 people in attendance.
Business Meeting:
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by President Dr. Eric Stone at 8:05 PM.
Introduction of Guests: Dr. Kurt Vogel a new faculty member at UW-River Falls with expertise in animal welfare. Dr. Kaitlyn Inhoff a new veterinary associate at the Cumberland Veterinary Clinic in Cumberland. Dr. Nick Place, a new veterinary associate at the Hoof & Paw Clinic in Menomonie.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the March 2011 meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer's Report: The Treasurer reported a current balance of $3669 in the checking account.
Reports:
WVMA Representative Dr. Tom Whitten
Dr. Tom Whitten reported from the WVMA. The Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association has a membership of 400 and will now be headquartered with the WVMA office. Secretary of Ag, Trade & Consumer Protection, Ben Brancel, reported that there will be cuts in the federal ear marked funds. There is an open position on the WI Veterinary Examining Board for a public member. There has been discussion on the definition of veterinary supervision as it relates to the roles of veterinary technicians. This years WVMA annual convention will be at the Monona Terrace in Madison on October 20-23. In 2012 the annual convention is planned for the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.
AVMA Update - Dr. Rene Carlson: AVMA President-Elect
Dr. Rene Carlson was not present, but sent an update letter from which highlights were read. The full letter and report provided by Dr. Carlson may be found on our website, www.nwwvma.org. The AVMA Annual Convention will be held this summer in St. Louis on July 16-19, 2011.
Old Business: Dr. Eric Stone received good feedback about the round table practice tips at our last membership meeting and encouraged members to collect ideas and tips for another round table meeting in the future.
New Business: Dr. Jim Schmidt, a member veterinarian from Menomonie, announced an upcoming meeting of the Wisconsin Equine Practitioners Association (WEPA) on Sept 30, 2011. He invited interested veterinarians to join WEPA and to view their website at: www.wepainc.org.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM.
Continuing Education Program: After dinner, Dr. Eric Stone shared information and a handout about the new Puppy Mill legislation with the membership. Additional information and links can be found on our website: www.nwwvma.org. (presentation time: 8:20-8:40 PM). Ms. Liz Doornink, a private consultant and advocate for agriculture gave a very informative and engaging presentation on how veterinarians can help improve the publics perception of agriculture. She discussed the concept of a social license and gave tips on what actions veterinarians can take. (presentation time: 8:40-9:15 PM).
Respectfully submitted,
Dr. Larry Baumann
NWVMA Secretary-Treasurer
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NWVMA Newsletter and Meeting Announcement - Jun 2011
June 2011 Newsletter
5:30 PM Social & Gathering Time
6:30 PM Dinner at Jake's Supper Club
7:30 PM NWVMA Business Meeting
8:00 PM Evening Program - 'Puppy Mill' Legislation &
"The Role of the Veterinarian in the Public's Perception of Agriculture"

The June meeting of the NWVMA will be held on June 8th at Jakes Supper Club on Tainter Lake in Menomonie, which is located a few miles north of Menomonie on County Road D. From Interstate Highway 94, take Highway 25 north about five miles to County Road D (T-intersection). Travel east on County Road D about one mile to Jakes Supper Club.

The dinner entr?e choices include: sirloin steak, chicken marsalla, walleye or special order. Each dinner will include soup or salad, a side order, rolls, a drink, and all the extras. Each meal costs $16 per person. Please return your reservation before June 6th so that we have an accurate count on the number of meals and meeting arrangements.

Our evening speakers will cover two topics. First will be on update on the new Puppy Mill legislation (Wisconsin ACT 90, Dog Sellers's Licensing and Inspection Program) that goes into effect June 1st. This legislation has implications for veterinarians, so all of us should be aware of the details in this legislation. Our second speaker for the evening will be Liz Doornink, Public Relations Specialist and Production Agriculture Advocate. Ms. Doornink has been very active on the national level and is co-leader of the American Farmers for the Advancement and Conservation of Technology (AFACT). She also works with farmers on the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) program advocating best practices in animal care on farms. Please plan to join us for an informative discussion on these current topics and a relaxing evening by the lake. The program will count as one continuing education (CE) credit.

June 8, 2011 Meeting Reservation:
Name(s) Meal Choice (steak, chicken, fish, other)
________________ ____________________

________________ ____________________

________________ ____________________

Return to: Dr. Larry Baumann, ARC, RDI Bldg, 410 South Third St., River Falls, WI 54022, Tele: 715-425-3187

Check out our Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association website at: www.nwwvma.org. You will find additional information at our website from Dr. Rene Carlson, and links to topics to be discussed at our meeting, as well as other interesting information.

2011 Upcoming Events and Continuing Education Programs
Jun 8 NWVMA Summer Meeting
Jun 8-9 4-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, Dubuque, IA
Jun 15-18 29th Annual Am College of Vet Internal Med Forum, Denver, CO
Jun 24 Common Neurologic Disorders of the Brain, UW-SVM, Madison, WI
Jul 2-3 Computed Tomography Course, UW-SVM, Madison, WI
Jul 10-14 ADSA/ASAS Joint Annual Meetings, New Orleans, LA
Jul 12-14 Farm Technology Days, Marathon County, WI
Jul 16-20 AVMA 148th Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO
Jul 27-29 Havemeyer Foundation Genome Workshop, UM-CVM, Mpls, MN
Aug 4-14 Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee, WI
Aug 24-30 CVC in Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Aug 25-Sep 5 Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN
Sep 14 NWVMA Fall Meeting, TBA
Sep 17-20 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, St. Paul, MN
Sep 22-24 AABP Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO
Sep 22-24 Third Intl Symposium on Mastitis and Milk Quality, St. Louis, MO
Sep 29-Oct 5 USAHA / AAVLD Annual Meeting, Buffalo, NY
Oct 12-16 Wild West Mountain States Veterinary Conference, Reno, NV
Oct 18-21 Care and Management of Captive Raptors Workshop, UM-CVM, Mpls, MN
Oct 20-23 WVMA Annual Convention, Monona Terrace, Madison, WI
Oct 26-30 CVC in San Diego, San Diego, CA
Nov 18-22 AAEP 57th Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX
Dec 14 NWVMA Winter Meeting, Holiday Inn-Campus Area, Eau Claire, WI

Online Continuing Education Programs offered from UW-SVM
(visit UW-SVM website: http://www.vetmedce.org for more details and registration)
- Holistic Medicine Complete Course Package
- No Pain Big Gain Complete Course Package
- Analgesia Tools and Toys
- Analgesia for Pregnant Patients and Neonates
- Measuring and Assessing Freestalls
- Alpacas and Llamas - Complete Course Package (All 7 Courses)
- Meningeal Worm - Clinical Aspects and Current Research
- Infectious Disease Prevention and Management
- Common Alpaca Skin Problems
- Lactation and Cria Growth
The Dairyland Initiative, UW-SVM Guide to Welfare Friendly Dairy Cattle Housing
see website: http://thedairylandinitiative.vetmed.wisc.edu/


University of Wisconsin-SVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 608-263-6266, or 608-265-5206
website calendar of events: http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu.educational.html
University of Minnesota-CVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 612-624-3434 or 1-800-380-8636
website calendar of events: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/outreach
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Tele# 608-257-3665 or 1-888-254-5202
website: http://www.wvma.org
University of Wisconsin-Extension-River Falls, Tele# 715-425-3187
website: http://www.uwrf.edu/extension
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NWVMA Meeting Minutes - Mar 2011
Minutes of the March 2011 Meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc.
The first quarterly meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc. was held on March 9th, 2011 at the Blue Moose Grill & Steak House in Bloomer, WI. There were 25 people in attendance.
Business Meeting:
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by President Dr. Eric Stone at 7:25 PM.
Introduction of Guests: Mr. Kevin Joyce, a veterinary student from UW-Madison with Dr. Eric Stone in Cumberland
Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the December 2010 meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer's Report: The Treasurer reported a current balance of $3854 in the checking account and reviewed the NWVMA Financial Report for 2010 as printed in the March 2011 newsletter. There was a larger net gain in 2010 due to the post-poned Dec 2009 meeting into Jan 2010 at which time many members pay their annual dues. This created a loss in 2009, but a larger net gain in 2010.
Reports:
WVMA Representative Dr. Tom Whitten
Dr. Tom Whitten reported from the WVMA. Some of the concerns and discussion at the WVMA Board meetings are the poor economy and the high cost of veterinary medical education. There were also discussions about state licensing of dog breeding facilities, drug residue violations in cull dairy cows, and the unlicensed practice of veterinary medicine in the state. Dr. Chet Rawson has been nominated as our Wisconsin representative to the AVMA. A WVMA task force has been formed to suggest ways to better communicate and work with the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association. TB certification is required every 3 years for veterinarians performing TB tests. The WVMAs position on raw milk is that farmers should not sell raw milk and consumers should not to buy raw milk. Some issues related to animal welfare are being discussed especially the topic of cattle euthanasia. This years WVMA annual convention will be at the Monona Terrace in Madison on October 20-23. In 2012 the annual convention is planned for the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.
AVMA Update - Dr. Rene Carlson: AVMA President-Elect
Dr. Rene Carlson announced the AVMA Annual Convention will be held this summer in St. Louis on July 16-19, 2011. Additional comments and information provided by Dr. Carlson may be found on our website, www.nwwvma.org. A catalog on AVMA products and services was also provided.
WVDL in Barron - Dr. Scott Jones or Dr. Mark Carlson:
Dr. Mark Carlson was present, but no report.
Old Business: Dr. Eric Stone announced again that the www.nwwvma.org website is up and operational. He asked for feed-back and comments about our website.
New Business: None.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.
Continuing Education Program: After dinner, Round Table discussions were held on various veterinary topics, including: 1) blastomycoses; 2) favorite drugs used in practice; 3) internet pharmacies; and 4) being successful in hard economic times. (presentation time: 8:25-9:45 PM).
Respectfully submitted,
Dr. Larry Baumann
NWVMA Secretary/Treasurer

NWVMA Newsletter and Meeting Announcement - Mar 2011
March 2011 Newsletter
6:00 PM Social Time
6:30 PM Buffet Dinner
7:15 PM NWVMA Business Meeting
8:00 PM Evening Program Round-Table Discussions
The March meeting of the NWVMA will be held on March 9th at The Blue Moose (formerly Rubys Roadhouse Bar & Grill) in Bloomer, which is located at the intersection of Highway 53 and Highway 40 in Bloomer, WI.
A dinner buffet will be served at 6:30 PM. Each meal costs $15 per person. Please respond by Monday, March 7th so we have an accurate meal count.
Our evening program will be a series of round-table discussions. Several tables will have a veterinarian lead a discussion topic. You will switch tables approximately every 15-20 minutes, allowing you to join in 3 or 4 discussion topics during the evening. Topics to be discussed may include, but are not limited to: 1) blastomycosis; 2) new or favorite drugs in veterinary practice; 3) handling internet pharmacies; 4) therapeutic lasers; and 5) strategies to cope in a down economy. This is new format for our meeting which allows us to learn and contribute. There will be a broad range of topics and something of interest to everyone. It has worked well at other veterinary meetings, so please plan to join us.
NWVMA Financial Report for 2010
Expense Categories Amt Income Categories Amt
Membership Meetings 3933 Dues 5250
Newsletter & Postage 1387 Meal Payments 2994
Webpage 370 Interest 20
Officers Meetings 358 Total Income $ 8264
Speakers for Meetings 340 Begin Bal (1-1-10) $3360
Other Expenses 69 Total Net (2010) $1807
Total Expenses $ 6457 End Bal (12-31-10) $5167

March 9, 2011 Meeting Reservation: Return to: Dr. Larry Baumann
ARC, RDI Bldg
Name(s):_________________________________________________ 410 South Third St.
River Falls, WI 54022
__________________________________________________Tele: 715-425-3187

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2011 Upcoming Events and Continuing Education Programs
Feb 18 WVMA Practice Management Institute, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Feb 18-20 WVMA 24th Annual Winter Retreat, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Feb 19 22nd Annual Seminar for the Serious Horse Owner, UW-Madison, WI
Feb 20-24 83rd Annual Western Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Feb 26 Back to the Basics with Anesthesiology, Marriott, Madison, WI
Mar 4 Dairy and Beef Cattle Husbandry Conference, Neillsville, WI
Mar 5-6 19th Annual WEZAM Exotics Conference, UW-SVM, Madison, WI
Mar 9 NWVMA Spring Meeting, Bloomer, WI
Mar 12 Podiatry Solutions to Improve Your Horses Performance, Delavan, WI
Mar 12 Small Animal Wound Management, UW-SVM, Madison, WI
Mar 12 Camelid Health Conference, UM-CVM, St. Paul, MN
Mar 15-16 PDPW Annual Conference, Madison, WI
Mar 15-18 AAHA Annual Conference, Denver, CO
Mar 18 Endocrinology Made Easy, Marriott, Madison, WI
Mar 19-20 Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) in the Dog, UW-SVM, Madison, WI
Mar 24-27 AAHA/OVMA Conference, Toronto, Canada
Apr 5-6 Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Conference, Lake Geneva, WI
Apr 11-14 National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Annual Mtg, San Antonio, TX
Apr 16 Basic Animal Ultrasound, UW-SVM, Madison, WI
Apr 17 Basic Animal Ultrasound (repeated), UW-SVM, Madison, WI
Apr 29-May 1 Minnesota Horse Expo, St. Paul, MN
May 4-9 CVC in Washington, DC
May 17-18 Minnesota Dairy Health Conference, UM, St. Paul, MN
Jun 8 NWVMA Summer Meeting
Jun 8-9 4-State Dairy Nutrition and Mgmt Conf, Dubuque, IA
Jun 15-18 29th Annual Am College of Vet Internal Med Forum, Denver, CO
Jul 12-14 Farm Technology Days, Marathon County, WI
Jul 16-20 AVMA 148th Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO
Aug 24-30 CVC in Kansas City, Convention Center, Kansas City, MO
Sep 17-20 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, St. Paul, MN
Sep 22-24 AABP Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO
Sep 29Oct 5 USAHA / AAVLD Annual Meeting, Buffalo, NY
Oct 20-13 WVMA Annual Convention, Monona Terrace, Madison, WI

Online Continuing Education Programs offered from UW-SVM
(visit UW-SVM website: http://www.vetmedce.org for more details and registration)
- Holistic Medicine Complete Course Package
- No Pain Big Gain Complete Course Package
- Analgesia Tools and Toys
- Analgesia for Pregnant Patients and Neonates
- Measuring and Assessing Freestalls
The Dairyland Initiative, UW-SVM Guide to Welfare Friendly Dairy Cattle Housing
see website: http://thedairylandinitiative.vetmed.wisc.edu/

University of Wisconsin-SVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 608-263-6266, or 608-265-5206
website calendar of events: http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu.educational.html
University of Minnesota-CVM-Cont Ed, Tele# 612-624-3434 or 1-800-380-8636
website calendar of events: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/outreach
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Tele# 608-257-3665 or 1-888-254-5202
website: http://www.wvma.org
University of Wisconsin-Extension-River Falls, Tele# 715-425-3187
website: http://www.uwrf.edu/extension


NWVMA Meeting Minutes - Dec 2010
Minutes of the December 2010 Meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc.
The fourth quarterly meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Inc. was held on December 8th, 2010 at the Holiday Inn-Campus Area in Eau Claire WI. There were 35 people in attendance.
Business Meeting:
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by President Dr. Helen Szalajka at 7:40 PM.
Introduction of Guests: Ms. Lisa Wenholz, CVT from Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital, Eau Claire; and Dr. Rich Richardson, consulting dermatologist at Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital, Eau Claire.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the September 2010 meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer's Report: The Treasurer reported a current balance of $4580 in the checking account.
Reports:
WVMA Representative Dr. Whitten updated us on current WVMA issues and invited ideas on topics and speakers for next falls WVMA Annual Convention. He mentioned a suggestion for a speaker on Wisconsin Sales and Use Tax. He also reminded members to look at the December 2010 WVMA Newsletter for an article on Sales and Use Tax for euthanasia and cremation services.
AVMA Update: Dr. Rene Carlson provided two informational handouts; a list of her activities as AVMA President-Elect since July 2010 and a handout titled AVMA Organizational Overview and Update. She described her trip to Mexico in August. She explained a concern the AVMA has about lay people providing veterinary services. She also encouraged us to read the AVMA e-newsletter and look at the AVMA webpage design.
Old Business: Dr. Stone reported that the NWWMVA has a basic webpage that is up and operational at www.nwwvma.org. He also mentioned a desire to plan a future meeting with practice tips provided by our members. He will be coordinating this effort and invited members to contact him with ideas to contribute.
New Business: The Red Flag Rule was amended in Congress to exempt veterinarians.
Election of Officers: President Dr. Helen Szalajka called for the election of new officers. The list of nominations was read and a request was made for additional nominations from the floor. No additional nominations were received, so the final nominations for each position included: President: Dr. Eric Stone from Cumberland, President-Elect: Dr. Cathie Morrow from Mondovi, Secretary-Treasurer: Dr. Larry Baumann from River Falls, District Director 1 (2 yr term): Dr. Kathy Otto from Glenwood City. Dr. Szalajka called for a white-ballot to elect this slate of officers. It was seconded, and the slate of officers was elected on a voice vote.
The Changing of the Presidency: Dr. Helen Szalajka thanked everyone for the privilege of serving as president this past year. Dr. Szalajka turned the meeting over to the new president, Dr. Eric Stone. Dr. Stone thanked Dr. Szalajka for serving as president this past year and announced a plaque of appreciation would be forthcoming.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.
Continuing Education Program: After dinner, Dr. Allen Pederson from Spooner, WI presented an informative program about developing animal health care workers in Honduras, based upon his mission work in Honduras since 2007 (presentation time: 8:15-9:15 PM).
Door Prize: The door prize (a wood carved cutting board made by Dr. Dan Goller) was won by Dr. Wayne Barcus from Menomonie.
Respectfully submitted, Dr. Larry Baumann, NWVMA Secretary/Treasurer

NWVMA Newsletter and Meeting Announcement - Dec 2010

December 8th 2010 Meeting in Eau Claire, WI

6:00 PM Social & Gathering Time
6:30 PM Buffet Dinner
7:15 PM NWVMA Business Meeting
8:00 PM Speaker Dr. Allen Pederson
Developing Animal Health Care Workers in Honduras

The December meeting of the NWVMA will be held on December 8th at the
Holiday Inn-Campus Area in Eau Claire, which is located at 2703 Craig Road. From Interstate Highway 94, take Highway 37 about two miles north to the intersection with Craig Road. The Holiday Inn-Campus Area is located at the intersection of Highway 37 and Craig Road.

The dinner buffet for the evening includes roast beef, chicken supreme, potatoes, vegetables, salad, and all the extras. Each meal costs $24 per person. Please return your reservation before December 6th so that we have an accurate count on the number of meals.

Our evening speaker will be Dr. Allen Pederson, one of our member veterinarians from Spooner, WI. Dr. Pederson spent the past two years working in Honduras as a veterinarian and trainer for animal health care workers. He has graciously agreed to share his experiences and perspective with us. Please plan to join us for his presentation and discussion. The program will count as one continuing education (CE) credit.

Election of officers will take place at this December meeting. Nominations
are open for NWVMA President, President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and
a District Director. The nominations received to date are listed below.

Position Nomination(s)
President Dr. Eric Stone, Cumberland
President-Elect Open for Nominations
Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Larry Baumann, River Falls
District Director Dr. Kathy Otto, Glenwood City (re-elect)

This is a good opportunity to become more involved and participate in the Northwestern Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association. Additional
nominations for the above positions can be made at the meeting or before,
by calling Dr. Helen Szalajka at 715-635-2874.






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