2021 MVMA Fall Staff Seminar

Hate Seeing Emergencies in GP?
Life Hacks to Master Your ER Cases! 

Vetgirl, LLC

Thursday, November 11, 2021
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Limited in-person attendance available
Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status

 This program has been approved for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit
in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

registration is Closed

Justine LeeDr. Justine Lee is a board-certified veterinary specialist in both emergency critical care (DACVECC) and toxicology (DABT). Dr. Lee attended veterinary school at Cornell University and completed her internship at Angell (Boston, MA). She completed her fellowship and residency in emergency and critical care at University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she was on faculty at University of Minnesota (2003-2008) and the head of an animal poison control center (2008-2013). She is the founder and CEO of VETgirl, a subscription-based podcast and webinar service offering RACE-approved, online veterinary continuing education. More information can be found at www.drjustinelee.com and www.vetgirlontherun.com.

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

9:00 am – 10:30 am: Common Emergency Room Procedures You Must Know
At the end of this video-based session participants will be able to:

  • Review common procedures that veterinarians must feel comfortable performing in the emergency room-even if you're in day practice! Including, but not limited to:
    • Thoracocentesis for the dyspneic cat
    • Abdominocentesis for the hemoabdomen or septic peritonitis
    • FAST ultrasound for every sick patient
    • Central line placement
    • Nasoesophageal tube placement

10:30 am – 10:45 am: Break 

10:45 am – 12:15 pm: Clinical Updates You Must Know
If you’re still using steroids in your trauma patients, tune in! At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Review clinical updates that you must know, including, but not limited to:
    • Using the wrong dose of steroids
    • Administering steroids to head trauma patients
    • Not knowing the limitations of your glucometer
    • Reaching for antacids all the time
  • Learn key updates so you’re in the “know” of vet med!

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm: Common Mistakes to Avoid in Your Poison Patients 
At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Review the most common errors veterinary professionals make with the poisoned veterinary patient
  • Identify which emetic agents to use in dogs versus cats
  • List the contraindications for decontamination
  • Describe how to give charcoal to a cat
  • Discuss a few common mistakes made with specific toxicants

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Break

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Emergency Management and Treatment of Feline Urethral Obstruction
At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Review emergency management and treatment of the feline urethral obstruction
  • Discuss tips and tricks on this common emergency if feline practice from historical to physical examination findings to life-saving treatments

 Additional Seminar Information

  • This program has been approved for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.
  • Availability to participate onsite (limited) and online
  • Breaks and lunch are provided. Email ([email protected]) or call (651-645-7533) the MVMA if you have dietary accommodations.
  • Handouts are provided to all participants.
  • Registration changes (onsite to online) must be received 72 hours prior to the seminar. Changes are a $40 administrative fee.
  • Registration cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to the seminar. Cancellation refund less a 10% administrative fee. 

Online Registration Option
Attend the Seminar, which will begin at 9:00 am (central), from anywhere you have an internet connection! Choose the "online" option during registration and you will be emailed a secure link to attend the live session on the day of the seminar. Only the registrant has access with this link as the attendees are monitored and must sign-in with their name and email address. The registrant is also the only one eligible for the CE credits associated with the Seminar. 

What will you experience: Once you have accessed the Seminar your computer screen will be dominated with a direct-feed PowerPoint for clarity of viewing, plus the audio of the presenter as the slides automatically advance on your screen. A small video window on the side of your screen will show the presenter. During the live Q&A session you are able to submit questions.

Anderson Center-Bethel University-4th Floor Event Space
2 Pine Tree Drive
Arden Hills, MN 55112
(across Hwy 51 off of County Road E)

Registration Fees (same pricing for onsite or online)

(before September 30, 2021)


(between September 30 - October 28, 2021)

MVMA Member / Out of State Veterinarian $195 MVMA Member / Out of State Veterinarian $220
MVMA Life / Inactive Member $130 MVMA Life / Inactive Member $155
Technician / Staff / Other $125 Technician / Staff / Other $150
MN Non Member Veterinarian $245 MN Non Member Veterinarian $270
DVM Student $80 DVM Student $95
If space is still available after October 28, 2021, prices will increase by $50