2018 MVMA Summer Seminar

Dermatology Forum
Dr. Allison Kirby
Thursday, June 21, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
7.2 CE Credits
Online Registration is Closed.
If you wish to register, please call the office at 651-645-7533.


Allison Kirby, DVM, DACVD

Veterinarian, Animal Dermatology Clinic, Marina Del Ray, CA

Dr. John Lewis

Dr. Allison Kirby graduated in 2005 from University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Kirby completed a one-year rotating internship at a large private practice in Santa Rosa, CA. In July 2006, Dr. Kirby began her residency program at Animal Dermatology Clinic in Tustin, CA. She has since then completed her residency at Animal Dermatology Clinic in Marina del Rey, CA in July 2009, and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in August 2009. For the last 9 years, she has helped to train several residents, been involved with several FDA drug studies, and authored and/or co-authored numerous articles. In her free time, she likes trying to be a kid again with her 2-year-old and 4-year-old.



8:00 am –  9:00 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast 

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Skin Disease in Puppies

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Extensively describe common diseases that cause pruritus in puppies
  • Discuss diagnostics and treatments needed for young animals that can make your life easier as a clinician
  • Recognize congenital skin defects that can be seen in practice and develop common treatment plans

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Common Mistakes in Veterinary Dermatology 

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • List the top ten mistakes in veterinary dermatology  
  • Recognize and manage these common problems
  • Improve patient outcomes and decrease client frustration

11:00 am – 11:15 am: Break 

11:15 am – 12:15 am: Cushings Disease in the Dermatology World

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Explain the changes seen on dermatological examination with hyperadrenocorticism 
  • Review when to screen, despite lack of traditional clinical signs

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm: Topical Therapies

Topical therapy is crucial in the treatment of most dermatology patients. Topical therapy is often underutilized due to multitude of products lines, lack of knowledge and poor client compliance.

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Recommend therapies for infectious and allergic patients

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Break

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Antimicrobial Therapy: Updates and Controversies

With the increasing prevalence of resistant bacterial infections appropriate antimicrobial therapy is imperative. There are cases where less commonly used antimicrobials such as rifampin or amikacin are being used to resolve infections. 

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe potential side effects of specific antimicrobials
  • Apply appropriate monitoring of situations where these medications would be necessary 
  • Discuss current controversies regarding antibacterial therapy


Breaks and lunch are provided to onsite attendees. Email or call the MVMA if you need dietary accommodations.
Handouts are provided to all attendees.
7.2 CE Credits can be earned.
Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to the seminar to receive a refund, less a 10% administrative fee.


Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue Room 135AC
St. Paul, MN 55108


Early-bird registration fee 
(before May 10, 2018)


Regular Registration fees
(between May 10-June 7, 2018)

MVMA Member / Out of State Veterinarian $185 MVMA Member / Out of State Veterinarian $210
MVMA Life / Inactive Member $120 MVMA Life / Inactive Member $145
Technician / Staff / Other $115 Technician / Staff / Other $130
MN Non Member Veterinarian $235 MN Non Member Veterinarian $260
MVMA Affiliate Member $100 MVMA Affiliate Member $115
DVM Student $80 DVM Student $95










If space is still available after June 7, 2018, prices will increase by $50

Webinar registration option:

You have the option to attend the MVMA Summer Seminar on June 21st, beginning at 9:00 am CDT, from anywhere you have an internet connection! Choose the “webinar” option when you register. The morning of the seminar you will be emailed the secure link to attend the live session. Only the purchaser has access with this link, as the attendee must sign-in with his/her name and is monitored. The registered webinar attendee is also the only one eligible for the CE credits associated with the MVMA Spring Seminar. The webinar is only available during the live presentation; it will not be offered later.

What will you experience: Once you have accessed the webinar your computer screen will be dominated with a direct-feed PowerPoint for clarity of viewing, plus the audio of the presenters as the slides automatically advance on your screen. A small video window on the side of your screen will show the presenting. The live Q&A session will be simulcast also and you will be able to send questions from your screen options if you wish. 

 The MVMA Summer Seminar is generously sponsored by: