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Non-NHVMA CE Meeting


MVMA 2017 Spring CE Conference & Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

6 CE Credits

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlborough, MA


Practical Techniques in Soft Tissue Surgery (6 CE)

Howard Seim, III,  DVM, DACVS

Video segments of clinical case material, carefully edited to form a real life experience, are used as a means of delivering the surgical lectures. All video cases are client owned animals and all of the surgical procedures performed are on patients that have come to the Instructor’s hospital. Case selection includes practical soft tissue surgical procedures that many veterinarians are able to perform in their practice. An advantage of this lecture style is that participants are able to see the case actually operated on during the lecture.


Oncology Outside The "Ivory Tower" (6 CE)

Sheri Siegel, DVM, DACVR & Kim Cronin, DVM, DACVIM

This session is intended to provide overall guidance related to oncology work-ups based on client’s desires. This will include workups and discussions from the initial presentation and diagnostics to behavior and treatment. This will also include case presentations with the hope of audience participation and interaction.


Opioids, Marijuana and CBD (5 CE)
Morning Session - Alicia Karas, DVM, MS, DACVAA
Oral opioids are used for control of pain and other conditions in veterinary medicine. In this session we will consider the benefits and risks of oral opioids. What is the evidence for effect and how do we know it isn't the placebo effect? Prescribing practices and diversion risk: Where is all that Tramadol actually going? By the way, do you know which non-controlled substance might be finding its way out of the pill pockets and into kids' pockets? Medical Cannabis? The ABCs of THC and CBD. Suggested indications range from appetite stimulation to analgesia to the "anties" - anti-nausea, anti-seizure, anti-anxiety, and anti-cancer. This session will explore what we know about the therapeutic effects of cannabis and its derivatives, what the veterinarian should understand about products, legalities, and grey zones, and what to do if the pet gets into the owner's stash.

Afternoon Session - Panel discussion – Safe use and care of opioids in veterinary medicine.

o   What to know when dispensing opioids.

o   Being aware of the home environment of your patient.

o   Teaching your client how they should store, administer, dispose and secure all opioids within their home.

o   How to be aware of who has access to opioids in the home.

o   Learning the signs of diversion.


Middlesex County District Attorney, Marian Ryan

Dr. Alicia Karas, DVM, MS, DACVAA

Dr. Stephanie Kube, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology);

Law Enforcement representatives (police-chiefs and narcotics officers); substance abuse experts

and others relative to the drug crisis, drug seekers, diversion, and how to recognize and report.


Join the MVMA for a post-conference cocktail reception. Attendance at the CE conference is not required and the reception is FREE! Email the office at by Monday, May 1 if you'd like to attend.


For more information and to register visit


DATES: MAY 9, MAY 16 & MAY 23

Nutrition at Night for the Small Animal Practitioner: A series of 2 hour lectures designed to address the needs of the busy practitioner. 

Cost: $59.00 per Session or $150.00 all 3 Sessions.

Course Director: Deborah Linder, DVM,MS,DACVN

2 hour Continuing Veterinary Medical Education credit per session

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM-9PM EST: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton 

Any questions, please email



Canadian Basic Veterinary Acupuncture Certification Course (IVAS)

Oct. 31, 2017-Apr. 14, 2018

Michener Institute, University of Toronto, 222 St. Patrick St., Toronto,
Ontario, Canada

Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 Canadian Basic Veterinary Acupuncture
Course, at Receive your veterinary acupuncture certification
from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Five modules combining
lecture, wetlab and hands-on case workshops starting October 31st, 2017. Toronto
is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with easy (often direct) flight access to our
international airport from most anywhere in the world. Only a 90 minute flight
from Boston, Chicago or New York City, under 2 hours from Washington, 4 hours
from Miami and 5 hours from Seattle and LA. We're closer than you'd think! All
lecture material will be in English however francophone Teaching Associates are
on staff. Visit for more information and registration forms.
Course fees are in Canadian dollars, and the exchange rate is very favorable at
the moment. Our early registration discount makes it even more affordable, so
act soon!







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