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Note: All speaker topics described below are one hour long, unless specified otherwise. To reserve your sponsorship, contact Director of Education Carmel Martin at 614.436.1300 or crm@ohiovma.org, or submit an inquiry online.

Animal Behavior

C.A. Tony Buffington, DVM, Ph.D.

  • Pandora syndrome in cats (3 hr)
  • Nutrition and disease prevention
  • Talking to pet owners about nutrition
  • Nutrition as enrichment

E’Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB

  • Puppy and kitten success (2 hr)
  • Pets and kids (2 hours)
  • Multimodal treatment of storm phobia
  • Aggression in dogs and cats (2 hr)
  • Treatments for house-soiling dogs
  • Medicating behavioral disorders (4 hr)

Ingrid Johnson, CCBC

  • Feline foraging toys
  • Environmental enrichment for cats
  • Feline introductions
  • Litter box perceptions
  • Cat medication tips and tricks
  • Medical issues and behavior

Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB

  • Fear Free for cats (4 hr)
  • Fear free for dogs (4 hr)


Marco Coutinho da Silva, DVM, Ph.D., DACT

  • Equine topics TBA (3 hr)

Leslie Easterwood, MA, DVM

  • Traumatic eye injuries
  • Inflammatory eye conditions
  • Infectious keratitis
  • Periocular squamous cell carcinoma and sarcoids (2 hr)

Rebecca Gimenez, Ph.D.

  • Large animal rescue (2 hr)

Erin Groover, DVM, DACVIM-LA

  • Diagnosing weight loss
  • Diagnosing and treating recurrent colic
  • Esophageal obstruction
  • Field diagnosis of lower respiratory tract disease
  • Equine asthma syndrome
  • Managing strangles outbreaks

Food Animal

Andréia Arruda, DVM, M.S., Ph.D.

  • Tracking pathogen movement

Barbara Bloetscher

  • Honeybee bacterial infections

Leah Dorman, DVM

  • Antibiotic use in animal agriculture

David Erf

  • Dairy genomics

Francis Fluharty

  • Acidosis prevention

Eric Gordon, DVM, DACVPM

  • Bovine horning and castration

Joseph Lozier

  • Potbellied pig husbandry

Frank Mitloehner

  • Food animal environmental impacts

Andrew Niehaus, DVM, M.S., DACVS-LA

  • Anesthesia and surgery of the pet pig

Susan Orosz, Ph.D., DVM, DABVP (Avian), DECZM (Avian)

  • Common medical problems in backyard poultry

Monique Pairis-Garcia, DVM, Ph.D.

  • Swine welfare

Eric Pawlowski

  • Organic certification process

Brian Reed, DVM, MBA

  • Large animal practice management

Gustavo Schuenemann, DVM, M.S., Ph.D.

  • Protocols for certified organic dairy herds

Holistic & INtegrative Medicine

Nell Ostermeier, DVM, CVA

  • Acupuncture (5 hr)
  • Pulse and tongue diagnosis


  • Veterinary spinal manipulation therapy (2 hr)
  • Trigeminal system
  • Thoracic limb biomechanics
  • Neuroanatomy of TMJ

Rona Sherebrin, DVM CVA

  • Phytopharmacology (6 hr)

Lea Stogdale, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal)

  • Hypo- and hyperadrenocorticism (2 hr)
  • Hypocortisolism
  • Corticosteroid therapy
  • Managing feline chronic kidney disease
  • Feline hyperthyroidism

Pet Animal


Gregg Griffenhagen, DVM, M.S., DACVAA

  • Multi-modal anesthesia
  • Regional analgesia without ultrasound
  • Rational opioid use & alternatives (2 hr)
  • ECG interpretation
  • Anesthetic guidelines


Barbara Oglesbee, DVM, DABVP

  • Small mammal gastrointestinal diseases (2 hr)
  • Dental diseases in exotic companion mammals
  • Common cockatiel and budgerigar disorders (2 hr)
  • Urinary disorders in exotic companion mammals


Rebecca Stepien, DVM, M.S., DACVIM (Cardiology)

  • Canine mitral valve disease
  • Canine and feline heart disease (2 hr)
  • Canine pulmonary hypertension
  • Atrial fibrillation in dogs and cats


Anne Barger, DVM, M.S., DACVP

  • Cytology cases
  • Common cutaneous masses
  • Lymph node aspiration
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Urine sediment
  • Red and white blood cell inerpretation
  • Evaluating peripheral blood smears


Elisa Mazzaferro, M.S., DVM, Ph.D., DACVECC

  • Canine parvoviral enteritis
  • Fluid therapy
  • Monitoring critical patients
  • Trauma case treatment
  • Hypoadrenocorticism diagnosis and treatment
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis diagnosis and treatment


Barden Greenfield, DVM, DAVDC

  • Canine extraction techniques
  • Feline crown amputation vs. extraction
  • Oral oncology in dogs and cats
  • Complications of periodontal disease
  • Reading dental radiographs
  • Marketing dental services


Paul Bloom, DVM, DABVP (Feline/Canine), DACVD

  • Otitis externa treatment
  • Antibiotics in small animal dermatology
  • Atopic dermatitis


Jon Fletcher, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

  • Endocrine topics TBA (6 hrs)


Adam Rudinsky, DVM, M.S., DACVIM

  • Liver enzymes
  • Canine inflammatory hepatopathies
  • Feline cholestatic hepatopathies
  • Liver biopsy techniques
  • Liver diets
  • Emerging liver diseases


Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

  • Treating vomiting and inappetence in chemotherapy patients
  • Metronomic chemotherapy
  • ABCs of early cancer detection
  • Splenic masses in dogs
  • Canine lymphoma treatment
  • Breaking bad news to clients
  • Mammary cancer in dogs and cats
  • Osteosarcoma survival guide


Catherine Langston, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

  • Chronic kidney disease (2 hr)
  • Proteinuria diagnosis and management
  • Jessica Quimby, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
  • Chronic kidney disease (3 hr)


Dennis O’Brien, DVM Ph.D. DACVIM (Neurology)

  • Genomics for clinicians (2 hr)
  • Motor system and myopathies (2 hr)
  • Recognizing/treating movement disorders (2 hr)


Amber Labelle, DVM, M.S., DACVO

  • Ophthalmology topics TBA (6 hrs)


David Biller, DVM, DACVR

  • Radiology topics TBA (6 hrs)


Howard Seim, DVM, DACVS

  • Surgical management of gastric dilatation-volvulus
  • Anal sacculectomy (0.5 hr)
  • Intestinal anastomosis
  • Four-ligature splenectomy (0.5 hr)
  • Canine cystic calculi
  • Feline perineal urethrostomy (0.5 hr)
  • Brachycephalic syndrome (0.5 hr)
  • Wound management


Autumn Davidson, DVM, M.S., DACVIM

  • Canine estrous cycle
  • Prepartum & postpartum disorders (2 hr)
  • Eutocia and dystocia
  • C-section techniques

Practice Management

Camala Bailey, CPA, CVA

  • Financial basics
  • Budgeting and cash flow
  • Managing with meaningful metrics
  • Understanding income, taxes, and value (2 hr)
  • Increasing practice profits

Anthony Bartels, DVM, MBA

  • Student loan repayment strategies (3 hr)

Dawn Burdette

  • Revenue-increasing strategies (4 hr)

Maria Druse

  • Human resources topics TBA (6 hr)

Eric Garcia

  • Instagram marketing
  • Facebook strategies (2 hr)
  • Branding your practice online
  • Online reputation management
  • Improving local visibility online

David Haeussler, DVM

  • Establishing a staff training system
  • Mentoring new veterinarians
  • Internship for future practice owners

Mike Ita

  • Information technology topics TBA (6 hr)

Cynthia Kidd, DVM; Tim Kolb, DVM; and Kim Riker-Brown, DVM

  • Current regulatory issues

Chad Lehman, MBA

  • Department of Health radiography rules

Cameron McNamee

  • Pharmacy board update

Justin Mohler

  • Sales tax laws (2 hr)

Brenda Tassava, CVPM, CVJ

  • Adapting for Millennial employees
  • On-boarding and handbook practices
  • Performance evaluations
  • Recruiting, hiring and training (3 hr

Public Health

Jeff Hayes, DVM, M.S.

  • Zoonotic diseases in your backyard

Rebecca Ita, MPH-VPH

  • Dangerous dog legislation

Tony Forshey, DVM; Leslie Lovett; Nicholas Wagner, DVM; and Susan Skorupski, DVM

  • Veterinarians in government (3 hr)

Dimitria Mathys

  • Antimicrobial resistance (0.5 hr)

Megin Nichols, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

  • Infectious disease topics TBA (6 hr)

Jeanette O’Quin, DVM, MPH

  • Rabies control efforts in Ethiopia

Erin Osborne

  • Zika virus (0.5 hr)

Renate Reimschuessel, VMD, Ph.D.

  • Reporting food-related illnesses

Amber Singh, DVM, MPH

  • Zoonotic disease program

Tara Smith, Ph.D.

  • Zoonotic antibiotic resistance
  • MRSA in unexpected places
  • Implications for epidemics today
  • Vaccine hesitancy and denial

Dennis Summers, DVM

  • State and federal regulatory updates

Vaughn Taylor-Lehman, DVM

  • Food Safety Inspection Service

Thomas Wittum, Ph.D.

  • Antimicrobial stewardship

Shelter Animal

Elizabeth Berliner

  • Managing a parvovirus outbreak

Jennifer Brandt, Ph.D.

  • Compassion satisfaction

Rachel Finney, CAWA; Sharon Harvey, M.A.; Allison Lash; and Melissa Simmerman, DVM

  • Shelter panel – topic TBA

James Gaynor, DVM, M.S., DACVAA, DAIPM

  • Managing arthritis in shelter dogs
  • Updates on pain management and anesthesia (2 hr)

David Hunt

  • Poultry flocks or fighters

Cynthia Kidd, DVM; Tim Kolb, DVM; and Kim Riker-Brown, DVM

  • Regulatory impacts on shelter medicine

Ehren Melius

  • Temporary shelters (3 hr)

Brad Shear, CAWA and Jim Tedford, CAWA

  • Animal transport best practices

Dennis Summers, DVM

  • Resources and red flags

Staff Development

Tracy Dowdy, CVPM

  • Relationship-centered practices
  • Identifying vision and strategic plan
  • Building a self-reliant team
  • Setting standards
  • System development
  • Measuring performance

Brandon Hess, CVPM, CCFP

  • Compassion fatigue (3 hr)
  • Effective client communication
  • Dealing with client complaints and difficult conversations
  • Exceptional client and patient experiences

Heather Romano

  • Understanding and working with Millennials
  • Becoming a loving leader (2 hr)
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Evolving compensation expectations
  • Training Millennial employees

Candiss Schneider, MBA

  • Trustworthy leadership (2 hr)
  • Time management techniques
  • Crucial conversations and confrontations (2 hr)
  • Servant leadership

Small Ruminants

Turi Aarnes, DVM, M.S., DACVAA

  • Sedation and analgesia in ruminants

Thomas Frew, DVM

  • Scrapie update

C. Austin Hinds

  • Anemia in small ruminants (2 hr)

Jeffrey Lakritz, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, DACVCP

  • Managing clinical ketosis

Rory Lewandowski

  • Parasite management and control

Mark Lyons, DVM

  • Scrapie and chronic wasting disease

Erin Runcan, DVM, DACT

  • Male Breeding Soundness Exam
  • Breeding Management and Infertility

Patty Scharko

  • Poisonous plants
  • Feet problems
  • Trace minerals
  • Common small ruminant problems

Pamela Walker, DVM, M.S., ACVIM (LAIM)

  • Camelid 101


Ric Berlinski, DVM

  • Proper restraint of exotic patients
  • Avian and reptilian hematology
  • Chelonian medicine basics

Alison Gottlieb, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)

  • Feline focus
  • Urethral obstruction
  • Feline trauma (2 hr)
  • Recognizing and managing pain (2 hr)

Amy Habing, DVM, DACVR

  • Contrast agents and studies introduction
  • Contrast studies of the urinary tract
  • Abdominal ultrasound

Chastity Ketchum, CVT, VTS (SAIM)

  • Anesthesia
  • Blood pressure
  • Nursing care
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Pancreatitis

Carolina Medina, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA

  • Rehabilitation therapy & exercises (2 hr)
  • Massage therapy

Amy Newfield, CVT, VTS (ECC)

  • CPR recommendations (2 hr)
  • Accessing difficult veins

Rachel Poulin, RVT, VTS (SAIM)

  • Diabetes & diabetic ketoacidosis (2 hr)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Leptospirosis
  • Fanconi syndrome
  • Basics of animal husbandry and common technician mistakes

Melissa Spooner, LVT, VTS (Behavior), B.S., KPA-CTP

  • Ways to improve animal behavior
  • Force-free methods
  • Socialization
  • Canine communication
  • Post-op behavioral recommendations
  • Common pet owner questions

Grace VanHoy, DVM

  • Technician topics TBA (3 hr)


David Bartram, DVM

  • Enhancing mental well-being
  • U.K. perspectives on veterinary wellness and support
  • Management competencies for reducing stress
  • New veterinary technologies
  • Technology for animal health and welfare

Hands-On Labs

Leanne Garrett

  • Tick identification

Barden Greenfield, DVM, Dipl. AVDC

  • Dental extraction

Amy Newfield

  • CPR techniques for small animals

Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB

  • Fear Free restraint for dogs