Annual Conference

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    Abe Oommen, PhD, is among the NVMA Annual Conference 2020 CE presenters. 

    Connect with your colleagues, take advantage of great CE opportunities and spend some time in Lincoln at the conference. Register now -- the early registration discount ends today, Monday, December 9, 2019. Click here to begin your registration.

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    The NVMA's popular Power of 10 Leadership Academy is taking applications from young veterinarians and Licensed Veterinary Technicians. This program will enhance your life and your career. Click here for details.


    ISU's James Noxon, DVM, Among 2020 Annual Conference CE Presenters

    James Noxon, DVM, of Iowa State University is among the NVMA Annual Conference 2020 CE presenters. 

    Connect with your colleagues, take advantage of great CE opportunities and spend some time in Lincoln at the conference. Register now and get the early discount. Click here to begin your registration.

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    Robert L. Larson, DVM, PhD, of Kansas State University is among the large-animal CE presenters at the NVMA's 2020 Annual Conference.

    Connect with your colleagues, take advantage of great CE opportunities and spend some time in Lincoln at the conference. Register now and get the early discount. Click here to begin your registration.

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    Also: Nominate someone for one of the annual awards. see more

    Connect with your colleagues, take advantage of great CE opportunities and spend some time in Lincoln at the 2020 NVMA Annual Conference. Register now and get the early discount. Click here to begin your registration.


    Nominate a Colleague for an Annual Award

    Do you admire a colleague for her or his dedication, passion for high quality, commitment to delivering the finest care? Take action: Nominate that individual for one of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association's annual awards, which are presented during the Annual Conference.

    Nominations are due December 1 for the awards program. Click here for Information about all of the awards and links to downloadable nomination forms

    The NVMA Animal Hall of Fame is an annual program to honor animals and their caregivers who exemplify the strength and value of the human-animal connection. Nominations are due by December 1.

    Objectives

    The goals of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association in sponsoring the Animal Hall of Fame Award are:

    • To honor the outstanding contributions our animal companions make to human lives.
    • To heighten public awareness of the human-animal connection.
    • To allow NVMA members to share in the celebration of their patients' accomplishments.

    Click here for details and a link to a downloadable Animal Hall of Fame nomination form

    Click here for info on the annual awards and a link to a downloadable nomination form

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    Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association President Victoria Winfield, DVM, of Hastings reminds members to renew their dues for 2019, register for the Annual Conference, and thoroughly enjoy the holidays. She took a moment for the camera after the December 20, 2018 NVMA Board Meeting in Grand Island.

    View video on NVMAVision YouTube Channel

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    The Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) Annual Conference early-registration discount ends on December 10 -- next Monday. You get the additional member discount if you renew your membership now for 2019 (or join the NVMA).

    Click here to renew your membership or join.

    Click here to begin your Annual Conference registration.

    The Annual Conference is January 24-26, 2019 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney. Your Continuing Education Committee has assembled a full lineup of small animal, technician and large-animal CE.

    The small-animal presenters are:

    Valarie V. Tynes, DVM (Sponsored by C​EVA)
    Dr. Valarie Tynes is a native Texan and received her DVM from Texas A&M University. She worked in private practice for 14 years before returning to academia to pursue a residency in clinical animal behavior at the University of California at Davis in 2000. She has been a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists since 2003 and is currently President-Elect of the College. Her special interests are the behavior and welfare of pet pigs, exotic pets and zoo animals. She is a frequent speaker at veterinary meetings around the country and author of numerous articles and textbook chapters.

    Tina Wismer, DV​M
    Dr. Tina Wismer is a Purdue graduate. She works at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. Dr. Wismer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and American Board of Veterinary Toxicology. She is an instructor at the University of Illinois, a consultant for VIN, and a Master Gardener.

    Technician CE:

    The Licensed Veterinary Technician CE segment covers fear-free handling, common behavior problems in dogs and cats and puppy training. It will be presented by Laura Bahns, DV​M, a 2003 graduate of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She currently practices in a small animal private practice/specialty center in eastern Iowa. She is fear-free certified and she does behavioral consultations.

    A variety of topics will be covered in the Large-Animal CE sessions.

    Large-Animal CE presenters include:

    Manuel Chamorro, DV​M
    Dr. Chamorro is originally from Colombia where he grew up in a small dairy farm. He obtained his DVM from the National University of Colombia in 2003. After 4 years of private dairy practice in Colombia, Dr. Chamorro moved to the United States to start an internship program in Food Animal Medicine and Surgery at Kansas State University. After finishing his internship in 2008, Dr. Chamorro moved to Auburn, AL to pursue a residency program in Food Animal Internal Medicine at Auburn University. He is currently at Auburn University as an Assistant Professor of Food Animal Medicine and Surgery.

    Travis Mulliniks, DVM
    Dr. Travis Mulliniks is an Assistant Professor in Range Production Systems at the University of Nebraska and located at the West Central Research and Education Center in North Platte, NE. He grew up on a cow-calf operation in eastern Oklahoma and received his BS degree in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University. In addition, he earned a MS and PhD in Range Nutrition from New Mexico State University. Dr. Mulliniks’ research and extension objectives consist of developing an applied cow-calf research program that emphasizes sustainability and economically viable management options through enhanced efficiency, productivity, and strategic nutritional management in beef cattle production.

    Brian Vander Ley, DV​M
    Dr. Vander Ley received his DVM from Iowa State University and his PhD in Veterinary Microbiology and Preventative Medicine from Iowa State in 2012. He is the Assistant Professor and Veterinary Epidemiologist at Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center with the responsibilities of engaging in research and extension outreach activities to benefit livestock producers and veterinarians as well as veterinary student education.

    Honey bees in Nebraska:

    The conference will feature programming on honey bees in Nebraska and the role of veterinarians in honey bee health, presented by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Judy Wu-Smart, PhD.

    Dr. Wu-Smart received her BS in Zoology at Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. She received her MS in Entomology at Washington State University under the advisement of Drs. Walter Sheppard and Carol Anelli. She continued on to a PhD program with Dr. Marla Spivak at the University of Minnesota. She’s currently an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). In her role at UNL, Judy is developing a pollinator health program to help understand the underlying stressors in bee health and their interactions with environmental toxicants.

    Click here to renew your membership or join.

    Click here to begin your Annual Conference registration.

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    The Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) Annual Conference early-registration discount ends on December 10. You get the additional member discount if you renew your membership now for 2019 (or join the NVMA).

    Click here to renew your membership or join.

    Click here to begin your Annual Conference registration.

    The Annual Conference is January 24-26, 2019 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney. Your Continuing Education Committee has assembled a full lineup of small animal, technician and large-animal CE.

    The small-animal presenters are:

    Valarie V. Tynes, DVM (Sponsored by C​EVA)
    Dr. Valarie Tynes is a native Texan and received her DVM from Texas A&M University. She worked in private practice for 14 years before returning to academia to pursue a residency in clinical animal behavior at the University of California at Davis in 2000. She has been a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists since 2003 and is currently President-Elect of the College. Her special interests are the behavior and welfare of pet pigs, exotic pets and zoo animals. She is a frequent speaker at veterinary meetings around the country and author of numerous articles and textbook chapters.

    Tina Wismer, DV​M
    Dr. Tina Wismer is a Purdue graduate. She works at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. Dr. Wismer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and American Board of Veterinary Toxicology. She is an instructor at the University of Illinois, a consultant for VIN, and a Master Gardener.

    Technician CE:

    The Licensed Veterinary Technician CE segment covers fear-free handling, common behavior problems in dogs and cats and puppy training. It will be presented by Laura Bahns, DV​M, a 2003 graduate of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She currently practices in a small animal private practice/specialty center in eastern Iowa. She is fear-free certified and she does behavioral consultations.

    A variety of topics will be covered in the Large-Animal CE sessions.

    Large-Animal CE presenters include:

    Manuel Chamorro, DV​M
    Dr. Chamorro is originally from Colombia where he grew up in a small dairy farm. He obtained his DVM from the National University of Colombia in 2003. After 4 years of private dairy practice in Colombia, Dr. Chamorro moved to the United States to start an internship program in Food Animal Medicine and Surgery at Kansas State University. After finishing his internship in 2008, Dr. Chamorro moved to Auburn, AL to pursue a residency program in Food Animal Internal Medicine at Auburn University. He is currently at Auburn University as an Assistant Professor of Food Animal Medicine and Surgery.

    Travis Mulliniks, DVM
    Dr. Travis Mulliniks is an Assistant Professor in Range Production Systems at the University of Nebraska and located at the West Central Research and Education Center in North Platte, NE. He grew up on a cow-calf operation in eastern Oklahoma and received his BS degree in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University. In addition, he earned a MS and PhD in Range Nutrition from New Mexico State University. Dr. Mulliniks’ research and extension objectives consist of developing an applied cow-calf research program that emphasizes sustainability and economically viable management options through enhanced efficiency, productivity, and strategic nutritional management in beef cattle production.

    Brian Vander Ley, DV​M
    Dr. Vander Ley received his DVM from Iowa State University and his PhD in Veterinary Microbiology and Preventative Medicine from Iowa State in 2012. He is the Assistant Professor and Veterinary Epidemiologist at Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center with the responsibilities of engaging in research and extension outreach activities to benefit livestock producers and veterinarians as well as veterinary student education.

    Honey bees in Nebraska:

    The conference will feature programming on honey bees in Nebraska and the role of veterinarians in honey bee health, presented by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Judy Wu-Smart, PhD.

    Dr. Wu-Smart received her BS in Zoology at Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. She received her MS in Entomology at Washington State University under the advisement of Drs. Walter Sheppard and Carol Anelli. She continued on to a PhD program with Dr. Marla Spivak at the University of Minnesota. She’s currently an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). In her role at UNL, Judy is developing a pollinator health program to help understand the underlying stressors in bee health and their interactions with environmental toxicants.

    Click here to renew your membership or join.

    Click here to begin your Annual Conference registration.

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    Early registration discount ends on December 10. see more

    The Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) Annual Conference 2019 will feature programming on honey bees in Nebraska and the role of veterinarians in honey bee health.

    The Annual Conference early-registration discount ends on December 10. You get the additional member discount if you renew your membership now for 2019 (or join the NVMA).

    Click here to renew your membership or join.

    Click here to begin your Annual Conference registration.

    The Annual Conference is January 24-26 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney with a full lineup of CE, including the sessions on honey bees, presented by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Judy Wu-Smart, PhD.

    Dr. Wu-Smart received her BS in Zoology at Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. She received her MS in Entomology at Washington State University under the advisement of Drs. Walter Sheppard and Carol Anelli. She continued on to a PhD program with Dr. Marla Spivak at the University of Minnesota. She’s currently an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). In her role at UNL, Judy is developing a pollinator health program to help understand the underlying stressors in bee health and their interactions with environmental toxicants.

    Click here to renew your membership or join.

    Click here to begin your Annual Conference registration.

  • Sasha Honig posted an article
    Early registration discount ends on December 10. see more

    The Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) 2019 Annual Conference early-registration discount ends on December 10. You get the additional member discount if you renew your membership now for 2019 (or join the NVMA).

    Click here to renew your membership or join.

    Click here to begin your Annual Conference registration.

    The Annual Conference is January 24-26 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney with a full lineup of small animal, technician and large-animal CE.

    A variety of topics will be covered in the Large-Animal CE sessions. Large-Animal CE presenters include:

    Manuel Chamorro, DV​M
    Dr. Chamorro is originally from Colombia where he grew up in a small dairy farm. He obtained his DVM from the National University of Colombia in 2003. After 4 years of private dairy practice in Colombia, Dr. Chamorro moved to the United States to start an internship program in Food Animal Medicine and Surgery at Kansas State University. After finishing his internship in 2008, Dr. Chamorro moved to Auburn, AL to pursue a residency program in Food Animal Internal Medicine at Auburn University. He is currently at Auburn University as an Assistant Professor of Food Animal Medicine and Surgery.

    Travis Mulliniks, DVM
    Dr. Travis Mulliniks is an Assistant Professor in Range Production Systems at the University of Nebraska and located at the West Central Research and Education Center in North Platte, NE. He grew up on a cow-calf operation in eastern Oklahoma and received his BS degree in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University. In addition, he earned a MS and PhD in Range Nutrition from New Mexico State University. Dr. Mulliniks’ research and extension objectives consist of developing an applied cow-calf research program that emphasizes sustainability and economically viable management options through enhanced efficiency, productivity, and strategic nutritional management in beef cattle production.

    Brian Vander Ley, DV​M
    Dr. Vander Ley received his DVM from Iowa State University and his PhD in Veterinary Microbiology and Preventative Medicine from Iowa State in 2012. He is the Assistant Professor and Veterinary Epidemiologist at Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center with the responsibilities of engaging in research and extension outreach activities to benefit livestock
    producers and veterinarians as well as veterinary student education.

    Click here to renew your membership or join.

    Click here to begin your Annual Conference registration.

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    Nomination deadline extended to December 1. see more

    Pausing to praise work done well is an excellent investment of your time. We know it is difficult to take time out of your very busy days. However, one excellent reason to do so is to shine a light on a colleague whose exceptional work makes life better for everyone involved.

    Please take a moment to nominate someone you admire for the NVMA Annual Awards program. 

    The NVMA Awards Committee is taking nominations in five categories, and nominations also are being accepted for the NVMA Animal Hall of Fame. The nomination deadline has been extended to December 1.

    Click here for information about the awards program and links to nomination forms.

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    Renew your membership for 2019 and get the member discount on the Annual Conference. see more

    The Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) 2019 Annual Meeting is January 24-26 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney. 

    Your Continuing Education Committee has assembled a full lineup of small animal, technician and large-animal CE. The small-animal presenters are:

    Valarie V. Tynes, DVM (Sponsored by C​EVA)
    Dr. Valarie Tynes is a native Texan and received her DVM from Texas A&M University. She worked in private practice for 14 years before returning to academia to pursue a residency in clinical animal behavior at the University of California at Davis in 2000. She has been a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists since 2003 and is currently President-Elect of the College. Her special interests are the behavior and welfare of pet pigs, exotic pets and zoo animals. She is a frequent speaker at veterinary meetings around the country and author of numerous articles and textbook chapters.

    Tina Wismer, DV​M
    Dr. Tina Wismer is a Purdue graduate. She works at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. Dr. Wismer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and American Board of Veterinary Toxicology. She is an instructor at the University of Illinois, a consultant for VIN, and a Master Gardener.

    The Annual Conference early-registration discount ends on December 10. You get the additional member discount if you renew your membership now for 2019 (or join the NVMA).

    Click here to renew your membership or join.

    Click here to begin your Annual Conference registration.


    NVMA Awards Nomination Deadline is Thursday

    Take time to recognize the good work of a colleague. Nominations are open for the NVMA Annual Awards program. 

    The NVMA Awards Committee is taking nominations in five categories, and nominations also are being accepted for the NVMA Animal Hall of Fame. The nomination deadline is November 1 -- this coming Thursday.

    Click here for information about the awards program and links to nomination forms.

  • Sasha Honig posted an article
    Early registration discount ends on December 10. see more

    The Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) 2019 Annual Conference is January 24-26 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney with a full lineup of small animal, technician and large-animal CE.

    The Licensed Veterinary Technician CE segment covers fear-free handling, common behavior problems in dogs and cats and puppy training. It will be presented by Laura Bahns, DV​M, a 2003 graduate of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She currently practices in a small animal private practice/specialty center in eastern Iowa. She is fear-free certified and she does behavioral consultations.

    The Annual Conference early-registration discount ends on December 10. You get the additional member discount if you renew your membership now for 2019 (or join the NVMA).

    Click here to renew your membership or join.

    Click here to begin your Annual Conference registration.

  • Sasha Honig posted an article
    Nomination deadline is November 1. see more

    Take time to recognize the good work of a colleague. Nominations are open for the NVMA Annual Awards program. 

    The NVMA Awards Committee is taking nominations in five categories, and nominations also are being accepted for the NVMA Animal Hall of Fame. The nomination deadline is November 1.

    Click here for information about the awards program and links to nomination forms.


    Membership Renewal and Annual Conference Registration

    It is time to renew your NVMA membership for 2019. Click here to renew or join. Members who have paid their 2019 dues receive the member discount on registration for the 2019 Annual Conference in Kearney. Click here for Annual Conference information.

     

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    Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association President Victoria Winfield, DVM, offers thanks to Birthing Pavilion volunteers, provides an update on the White Coat ceremony at Iowa State University, and updates you on implementation of the prescription drug monitoring program in her column in the current issue of the Veterinary Views newsletter. READ MORE


    Renew or Join

    It is time to renew your NVMA membership for 2019 -- or to join if you're not a member -- and qualify for the member discount on registration for the 2019 Annual Conference. Click here to join or renew. If you wish to pay your dues by check or pay for multiple memberships, download a hard-copy membership form by clicking here

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    VETERINARY MEDICINE IS A CAUSE WORTH ADVANCING. ALL MEDICINE IS NOT THE SAME. We believe it is vital for our profession to have a voice. Don’t you? We hope you will stay with us in 2019!

    We advocate for change that moves veterinary medicine and animal health forward. Your NVMA membership gives a voice to our profession. Together, we’re continuing to advance the cause.

    Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association membership renewal notices for 2019 will be distributed next week. Watch your in-boxes for the email. 

    Our Profession | Our Cause

    Members who have renewed their memberships for 2019 qualify for the membership discount on the registration fee for the NVMA Annual Conference. After you have renewed your membership for 2019, you will receive information on how to register for the Annual Conference.


    NVMA Annual Awards Nominations Are Open

    Nominations are open for the NVMA Annual Awards program. 

    The NVMA Awards Committee is taking nominations in five categories, and nominations also are being accepted for the NVMA Animal Hall of Fame. The nomination deadline is November 1.

    Click here for information about the awards program and links to nomination forms.