Lunch 'N Learn sessions were developed in 2015 as a way to help busy MVMA members obtain CE credits without having to leave work. The free one-hour members-only sessions will be held monthly. Most Lunch 'n Learns will provide participants with two attendance options: 1) live in the MVMA conference room or 2) via webinar. The MVMA conference room provides space for 15-20 live attendees; and 24 webinar spaces are available. Space will be first come; first served. Specific attendance options are found with the details of each session listed below. The sessions are FREE and only available for MVMA members. Attendees typically receive 1 interactive CE credit.

Please contact the MVMA office at or 651-645-7533 to register for the session you wish to attend. 

Is there a topic you would like to see covered at a future Lunch 'n Learn session? – Please let us know!

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Tuesday, November 14

Grief & Loss – Working with Children

Colleen Crockford, MSW, LICSW, Crockford Consulting, LLC

Children experience the impact of grief and loss differently that adults. During the Lunch-n-Learn we will explore grief through each stage of developmental growth and the appropriate intervention and support strategies to address the child’s grief experience.

Colleen Crockford is a Veterinary Social Worker. Veterinary social work occurs at the intersection of veterinary medicine and social work and focuses on providing support,education and resources to the people in relationship with animals. Colleen has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota and is a Board Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She completed specialized training within the veterinary field in the areas of compassion fatigue and grief and loss through the University of Tennessee’s Veterinary Social Work Program; andis a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator and Therapist through Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. She has over 15 years of experience in the social service fields creating motivated and collaborative teams that understand and support their organizational goals.

Tuesday, November 28 at 6:30 pm

Legacy & Estate Planning

Samuel S. Stalsberg, Sjoberg & Tebelius, P.A.

Regardless of whether your estate is large or small, estate planning is an essential step toward responsibly controlling your estate and leaving a legacy built upon your values. Continuing your legacy through a planned gift to is a wonderful way to honor the veterinary profession. The Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation wants to make sure that your gift fits your family and charitable goals.

Samuel S. Stalsberg, Sjoberg & Tebelius, P.A. will guide us through an overview of estate planning. He will cover topics including incapacity, health-care issues, property management, wills and probate, tax basics, lifetime gifting, trusts, and the role of life insurance in estate planning. He will also take time to answer your questions and provide resources for next steps that are right for you.

Tuesday, December 12

Backyard Chickens

Dr. John Baillie, Cedar Pet Clinic-Lake Elmo

Dr. Baillie, he says, is "still in his first job", Cedar Pet Clinic; he is the co-founder of Cedar Pet Clinic in south Minneapolis, and the founder of Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo. Dr. Baillie has been the president of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, and in 2015 was named the state Veterinarian of the Year. He is active in many professional organizations, and a supporter and mentor to young professionals. Dr. Baillie is a regular lecturer at the University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine, for the Minnesota Medical Association, and other organizations. He provides free care for nursing home companion animals and is the kennel veterinarian for the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club. The Baillie family animals are Golden Retriever “Joso”, German Shorthaired Pointer “Ellie”, and cat named "Wheezy", a rescue who started life with respiratory problems, and now lives with the Baillie family.



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Please Bring your lunch, we will provide beverages.     

MVMA Address:
101 Bridgepoint Way, Suite 100, South St. Paul, MN 55075

Tuesday, October 10

Financial and Growth Strategies for Seasoned Veterinarian Professionals (Recording)

Heather Bantle, Financial Representative, Foster Klima
Rob Borcherding, Business Development Manager, Upper Midwest Market, Wells Fargo (Proceedings)

Tuesday, September 12

 Financial Strategies for New Veterinarian Professionals (Recording)

 Heather Bantle, Financial Representative, Foster Klima

Rob Borcherding, Business Development Manager, Upper Midwest Market, Wells Fargo (Proceedings)

Tuesday, August 8

What to Give and When – A Review of Current Vaccine Guidelines (Recording)

Dr. Nathaneal Oster, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health  (No Proceedings)

Tuesday, July 11

 Veterinary Radiation Therapy: Innovations and Indications (Recording)

Dr. Jessica Lawrence, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota (Proceedings)

 Wednesday, June 21 at 4:00 pm

One Health Antibiotic Stewardship (Recording)

Dr. Gary D. Neubauer, Senior Manager, Dairy Technical Services, Zoetis (Proceedings)

Tuesday, June 13

 Are Your Clients Asking About Selective Dry Cow Therapy? ( No Recording)

Dr. Sandra Godden, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota (Proceedings)

Tuesday, May 9

Canine Atopic Dermatitis Immunotherapeutic (Recording)

Dr. Kimberly Greene, Zoetis (Proceedings)

 Tuesday, April 11

Spring and Easter Toxins (Recording)

Dr. Charlotte Flint, Pet Poison Helpline (Proceedings)

Tuesday, March 28 at 4:00 pm

Senecavirus A in Swine (Recording)

Dr. Matt Sturos, Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, U of M (Proceedings)

Tuesday, March 14

Pet Food Profitability  (Recording)

Dr. Bret Deardorff, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. (Proceedings)

Tuesday, February 14

Stand Up to Cyberbullying (Recording)

Jonathan L. Bernstein/Erik Bernstein, Bernstein Crisis Management, Inc. (Proceedings)

Tuesday, January 10

"The VFD. What a #$&#@!! Mess!(Recording)

 Michael D Apley, DVM, PhD, DACVCP, Kansas State University CVM (Proceedings)


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