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. 

2020 Lunch N Learn Schedule

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You can watch some of them on our Youtube channel found here.  

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Tuesday, December 8-2020: An Exploration of Wellness During a Pandemic

Colleen Crockford, MSW, LICSW, Crockford Consulting, LLC
During this session you will 1) explore the multisystemic impact we have all experienced in 2020; 2) understand the emotional experience through a grief lens; 3) explore how shifting expectations can improve our sense of identity; and 4) share positive learning experiences to re-establish hope.

Colleen Crockford, MSW, LICSW has spent over 15 years working in small and large nonprofits across the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Fusing big picture ideas with the day to day work is her specialty. Colleen thrives in building programs that can effectively reach their goals and motivate others to join in their cause. She specializes within the veterinary field in the areas of compassion fatigue and grief and loss through the University of Tennessee Veterinary Social Work Program.


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Tuesday, January 12-Taxes: A Tax Update and Ideal Days: Making Intentional Choices To Do More of What You Love

David Kelling, CPA, Kelling, Bocovich & Company, LTD
During this session two tax topics will be covered. The first portion is a Tax Update were we will discuss whats new in the tax world by taking a brief look at changes to tax laws, and what you should do. The second portion, Ideal Days: Making Intentional Choices To Do More of What You Love, will inspire practice owners and decision-makers to make intentional choices about your business to lead you to be able to do more of what you love doing. We will center on the importance of ideal clients and using the right solutions to run a practice.

Mr. David Kelling is a partner at Kelling, Bocovich & Company, LTD. He earned his BS in accounting and finance from Mankato State University, now known as Minnesota State University, Mankato. Mr. Kelling earned his master’s degree in business taxation from the University of Minnesota.

Tuesday, February 9-Evidence-based Medicine and Digital Point-of-Care Resources

Matthew P. Mauer, DO, MPH, FACOEM, CEO & Founder, VetCompanion
Evidence-based medicine has become a cornerstone of practice for human medicine physicians over the past 20 years. Trusted, up-to-date clinical information can now be instantly accessed via digital point-of-care resources on your phone, tablet, and laptop - anywhere, anytime. This has improved both clinical efficiency and clinical outcomes. The same principles can and should be a foundation of modern day veterinary practice. We will discuss evidence-based veterinary medicine and digital point-of-care resources, and how they can help improve the efficiency of your practice, create consistent standards of care, ensure client satisfaction and retention, and increase practice revenue. 

Dr. Mauer is an occupational and environmental medicine physician and CEO/Founder of VetCompanion. He worked for over 14 years as medical director with the New York State Department of Health, serving as Principal Investigator for several large research grants. He authored many peer-reviewed journal articles. He served as an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology/Biostatistics and Environmental Health Sciences at the State University of New York at Albany School of Public Health. Dr. Mauer has worked as a member of the core editorial team for an evidence-based clinical point-of-care resource offered by a global medical publishing company, where he gained valuable experience in the rapidly growing area of mobile- and web-based medical decision support products. He has also served as a key editor for an electronic order sets product designed for use by hospitals and physicians in electronic medical record programs.

Tuesday, March 9-Practice Transitions Post COVID

Rob Borcherding, Wells Fargo

Tuesday, April 13-Managing Osteoarthritis


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Tuesday, October 12-Oncology

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.

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