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Non-NHVMA CE Meeting


Winter CE Event at VCA CAVES

Saturday January 31, 2015 

Lectures running from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm with luncheon provided

6 CE Credits Pending Approval

Cost – Free of Charge

Location:     VCA CAVES – 1 Intervale Rd. Concord NH 03301

Topics –

9:00 am – Updates in Diabetes Management and Treatment

Presented by: Véronique Sicotte DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

This two hour lecture provides an overview the diagnosis, treatment and chronic management of diabetes mellitus in both dogs and cats. Emphasis will be placed on how to monitor and assess therapeutic goals and manage frequently encountered complications associated with this disease. Case examples will also be discussed.

11:00 am – Updates on Lens Disease and Cataracts

            Presented by: Anthony Alario DVM, DACVO

            Cataracts are a blinding but curable cause of blindness in small animal patients. This two hour lecture reviews the pathophysiology of lens disease and cataract formation. Emphasis is placed on proper clinical examination techniques, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts in the small animal patient. Both medical and surgical treatments are discussed, including recent research evaluating various medical therapies aimed at cataract prevention. Phacoemulsification is also briefly described and outcomes of this surgical technique discussed.

1:30 pm – Acute and Chronic management of CHF: a Multispecialty Approach

            Presented by: Scott Shaw DVM, DACVECC

            This two hour lecture will discuss the pathophysiology of congestive heart failure in small animal patients. Insights into the emergency treatment of the condition and initial stabilization of the patient will be provided, followed by recommendations for long term management of the disease process.


Contact Information:

To reserve your seat please RSVP via E-mail:

*Participation Certificates Provided*

Phone: 603-227-1199

Early Registration Discount Extended Through WEDNESDAY!


2015 VVMA
Winter Continuing Education Meeting
Sunday, February 8, 2015

Teresa DeFrancesco, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC

Improving the Care of Your Next Cardiac Patient: 
Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating the Dog or Cat With Heart Disease
Back to Vermont by popular demand, Dr. DeFrancesco will update participants on the latest recommendations on the management of feline and canine heart failure and provide useful tips for diagnosing and anesthetizing the cardiac patient.  Don’t miss out on the latest information on cardiac care!

Robert M. Baratt, DVM, FAVD, FAVD/Eq., Dipl.AVDC/Eq.

Beyond Floating Teeth: Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment for the Equine Practitioner
From one general veterinary practitioner to another, Dr. Baratt will present an overview of the most progressive equine dentistry techniques being used on the farm to help build your practice and your case load while offering the highest standard of care to your clients.

Amanda Donnelly, DVM, MBA
Communicating for Results and Blending Old and New Marketing Strategies
If you haven't heard Amanda Donnelly speak, you won't want to miss her presentation!   She is interesting and entertaining and provides lots of practical ideas for you to put into practice right away. Learn how to use the power of communication to create an exceptional client service experience that bonds clients to the practice, and how to integrate new marketing initiatives with traditional approaches to increase service utilization and practice growth.  If you are looking for a jump start for your practice in 2015, be sure to attend and also send your staff! You won't be disappointed!!  For more information on her presentations and why this is an opportunity that you should not miss, click here and here!

PLUS!  Joel Russo, DVM, F.A.D.D., USDA APHIS Veterinary Services, District 1
USDA APHIS Accreditation Module: International Movement of Horses
(7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.)


If you have problems registering online contact the VVMA office at 802-878-6888.


Kathy Finnie

Executive Director

Vermont Veterinary Medical Association

88 Beech Street

Essex Junction, VT  05452

802-878-6888 office


Vet Lectures and The International Union of Veterinary Cyclists are hosting 15 hours of RACE-approved CE March 12-15, 2015 in the picturesque high desert red rock landscape of Sedona, Arizona.  Top lecturers will be speaking on small animal cardiology and behavioral medicine.  The conference will take place at the luxurious Amara Resort.  The lecture schedule allows ample time for you to get out for hiking,biking, and generally enjoying the natural beauty of the area.  Non-veterinary partners and friends are welcome. Complete info and registration can be found at or by calling (773) CE4-VETS.

CE Opportunity for New Hampshire Veterinarians with an interest in dairy. Northeast Dairy Production Medicine Symposium (NEDPMS) Mar 20-22 in Syracuse, NY. Details can be found on our webpage and Facebook page listed below. As in previous years, this meeting has been submitted for RACE approval.  Thank you,
Rob Lynch, DVM
NEDPMS Planning Committee Member

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