Lunch N Learn

Lunch N Learn sessions were developed in 2013 as a way to help busy MVMA members obtain CE credits without having to leave work. The free online one-hour members-only sessions are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm (central). Attendees receive 1 interactive CE credit.
WebEx software is used to conduct the online Lunch n Learn series. Join a test meeting now to ensure your device is set-up properly. 

Looking for previous Lunch n Learn Sessions?
You can watch some of them on our Youtube channel found here.  


register here for select 2021 LNL sessions!

Tuesday, July 13-Minnesota Veterinarians and the Opioid Crisis: Do We Really have a Role and What Can We Do?

Jessica Fox, DVM, Director of Veterinary Services and Biosecurity, Ralco
Join Dr. Fox for an updated on the opioid crisis in veterinary medicine and further discuss your role and changes you can make in your practice to help.

Jessica Fox is the Director of Veterinary Services and Biosecurity at Ralco in Marshall, MN. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Minnesota. She loves working with all animals from poultry and other livestock to companion animals. She has worked in research and development for over a decade, particularly in the area of improving gut health through natural solutions. She has a special interest in how gut health can improve performance and disease resistance across species. She has a passion for One Health, preventative medicine and biosecurity. She is experienced in developing health and biosecurity programs for aquaculture production facilities. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in public health through the University of Minnesota. She has been an active member of the MVMA governmental affairs committee since 2015 and is a graduate of the 2016 MVMA Power of 10 Leadership Program. She serves on the AVMA Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee and on the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors.

Tuesday, August 10-Our Success with Calf Auto Feeders

Kristin Solum-Quist, Minglewood Inc.
Kristin Quist and her family at Minglewood Inc. near Dear Park, WI have been feeding their calves with auto feeders since 2012. While they have been very successful in rising calves with auto feeders, they have also had their struggles over the last 11 years. Kristin will discuss what has made them successful by feeding their calves in group housing.

Tuesday, September 14-Balancing Act: Protein, Fats and Carbs in Cats

Shana Schmitt, DVM, Scientific Services Veterinarian, Royal Canin
You will discuss what macronutrients are and why they are important, how macronutrient levels impact diets, and how adjusting macronutrient levels can be used in disease management. Finally, you will address certain "macronutrient myths" regarding protein, fat, and carbohydrate intake in cats.

Shana Schmitt is a Scientific Services Veterinarian for Royal Canin US. She graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and started her career working in ICU at a busy emergency hospital. After a few years she transitioned into general practice treating small animals and exotics, where she developed her passion for nutrition. As she learned more about how nutrition plays an integral role in disease management and prevention, she integrated a nutritional motto of “Every pet, every time” into her daily practice. Each patient received a complete nutritional assessment and a specific diet recommendation before leaving her office. Today, Dr. Schmitt enjoys supporting veterinary professionals as part of the scientific services team.

Tuesday, October 12-TBD

Wedgewood Pharmacy

Tuesday, November 9-Always by My Side: The Role of Animals in World War II

KateAn Hunter, DVM, Trupanion
The partnership between humans and animals has enhanced our lives and advanced society. But this partnership can be used both for and against us. During World War II, the use of animals in warfare shifted from horses for transportation to more creative and sometimes troubling roles for animals. This presentation reviews a variety of interesting and sometimes surprising ways that animals were integral to forces on all sides of the history of WWII.

Dr. KateAn Hunter graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 after a career as a research chemist. In 1996, she opened Carver Lake Veterinary Center in Woodbury. This small animal practice is AAHA accredited and provide primary care for a wide variety of companion animals . Both at Carver Lake Veterinary Center and in her personal life, she has dedicated herself to sharing with others what can be accomplished when humans and animals work together. For over 35 years, she has trained and competed with her dogs in obedience, agility, nosework  rally, and musical freestyle.  She volunteered with her horse for the Dakota County Sheriffs Mounted Patrol for 12 years, working in search and rescue, security, and public relations.  She has served on numerous boards including as President of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. She now works for Trupanion to educate veterinarians and clients on the benefits of medical insurance for pets.

Tuesday, December 14-Ophthalmology

Andrew Rogen, DVM, Animal Emergency Referral Center (AERC)

Tuesday, January 11-Contracts

Michael Salchert, Larkin Hoffman

Tuesday, February 8-Dentistry

Gary Goldstein, DVM, FAVC, DAVDC, Lakefield Veterinary Group

Tuesday, March 8-Canine Fitness

Kate An Hunter, DVM, Trupanion

Tuesday, April 12-TBA


Tuesday, May 10-TBA


Tuesday, June 14-TBA