2024 MVMA Spring Seminar

A Day of Dermatology!
Dermatology can be so frustrating, yet so rewarding at the same time. We are going to work through some of the most common dermatology conditions and diseases throughout the day. Initially, we will talk about the wild world of ear cleaners and how to optimize this when dealing with your patients. We will then move on to discuss the dreaded itchy cat including common pruritic differentials for these mini lions! The next two topics will be the most common infectious diseases in dermatology including the dreaded pyoderma and the difficult otitis externa. A broad amount of information will be covered in both topics including diagnostics through treatment options. Many people think of autoimmune or immune-mediated conditions affecting the skin as extremely rare. That is not necessarily the case and we will cover the most common of these diseases as several of them are very characteristic in their clinical appearance. Finally, we will finish up with an update on adverse food reactions. 

Seminar-Thursday, April 18th
9 am - 3:35 pm
MNCPA Education Center - Bloomington, MN
or attend online

Earn 6.0 hours of continuing education credits

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 Jason Pieper, DVM, DACVR, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, 
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Pieper is an Assistant Professor for Dermatology at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated veterinary school in 2009. He completed a dermatology residency at the University of Illinois and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology while also completed his master’s degree. He was a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Dermatology and Otology Service Head at the University of Illinois until 2020 when he returned to his alma mater. His areas of interest in veterinary dermatology include otitis, bacterial antimicrobial resistance, dermatophytes, platelet rich plasma, dermoscopy and CO2 laser.  


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

9:00 am-9:50 am-Ear Cleaning! What do we Choose?
There are so many ear cleaners out there that it can be ultimately overwhelming deciding which one to use! We will discuss ear cleaners in general and the active properties that are present in ear cleaners. Ultimately, we will cover a variety of studies performed which can show the variability of effectiveness of different ear cleaners to help you decide which ones are ideal.

9:50 am-10:00 am-Break

10:00 am-10:50 am-Ugh, the Itchy Cat!
Pruritic cats can be very difficult to evaluate and work up. We will discuss some of the more common diseases that cause pruritus in the cat and how to diagnose them as well as treating them including feline atopic skin syndrome.

10:50 am-11:00 am-Break

11:00 am-11:50 am-Great, Another Pyoderma
Pyoderma is a very common problem in veterinary medicine. We will discuss techniques to diagnose
pyoderma as well as the current recommendations for treating pyoderma.

11:50 am-12:45 pm-Lunch

12:45 pm-1:35 pm-Difficulties Dealing with Otitis Externa
We are going to discuss some of the problems and hurdles that are present and necessary to overcome in order to achieve success in treating otitis externa. This will include several barriers that owners perceive with treating these cases.

1:35 pm-1:45 pm-Break

1:45 pm-2:35 pm-Unique, but You Need to Be Aware!
Cutaneous autoimmune and immune-mediated diseases are uncommon, but some of them are very classic in
their presentation. We will cover some of the most common diseases including clinical presentation,
diagnostics, and treatment options.

2:35 pm-2:45 pm-Break

2:45 pm-3:35 pm-Adverse Food Reactions
Adverse food reactions can be difficult and annoying to deal with. We will discuss some updates in
adverse food reactions and literature to support our recommendations for the prevalence,
clinical signs, diagnostics, and treatment of adverse food reactions.

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  • Earn 6.0 hours of continuing education credit
  • Availability to participate onsite (limited) and online
  • Breaks and lunch are provided to onsite attendees
  • Handouts are provided to all attendees
  • Registration changes (onsite to online) must be received 72 hours prior to the seminar. Changes incur a $40 administrative fee.
  • Registration cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to the seminar. Cancellation refund less a 10% administrative fee. 
  • Disclaimer: All logos, photos, etc. used in this presentation are the property of their respective copyright owners and are used here for educational purposes only. Please do not take photos of any of the slides.

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.

MNCPA Education Center
1650 W 82nd Street Suite 600,
Bloomington, MN 55431

 Seminar Costs 

Early-bird registration fee 
(now thru March 14, 2024)
  Regular Registration fees
(March 15-April 4, 2024)
MVMA Member / Non-MN DVM $195 MVMA Member / Non-MN DVM $220
MVMA Life / Non-Practicing DVM / Recent Graduate / Graduate Student Intern or Resident $130 MVMA Life / Non-Practicing DVM / Recent Graduate / Graduate Student Intern or Resident $155
Technician / Staff / Other $125 Technician / Staff / Other $150
Non-Member MN Licensed DVM $245 Non-Member MN Licensed DVM $270
DVM Student $80 DVM Student $95

If space is still available after April 4, 2024, prices will increase by $50.