June 29, 2012 —
The two-day event has been held annually at MSU since 1978.
Topics included equine and small animal ophthalmology; disaster preparedness and response; prescription writing and veterinarian/pharmacists relationships; strangles; new thoughts on equine parasite control; updates in equine medicine and reproduction; USDA-APHIS accreditation; vector -borne disease; common and emerging zoonotic diseases; endocrinopathies; heart issues and treatments; quantitative fecal exam techniques; passion fatigue; ticks of medical importance; biological risk management; and infection control.
Speakers included MSU’s Dr. Duane Chappell, assistant professor of veterinary technology; Barb Lewis, associate professor of veterinary technology; along with Dr. David Fugate, Dr. Ed Hall, Joey Mattingly, Dr. Antu Radharkrishnan, Dr. Robert Southall, Dr. Connie Spencer, Dr. Erica Tolar, Dr. Wendy Vaala, Dr. Frankie Vice, Dr. Edward Wakem and Davin Smith (auctioneer).
“The meeting went extremely well, with great speakers, food and fellowship,” said Dr. Phil Prater, MSU associate professor of veterinary technology. “The live auction was a hit with all of the attendees and raised an additional $1,500 which will be added to the BTVMA / MSU Foundation Veterinary Technology Scholarship Fund.”
Buffalo Trace Veterinary Medical Association holds the continuing education meeting each June in conjunction with MSU. Proceeds are used to support scholarships for MSU veterinary technology students. In 2011, more than $6,000 in scholarships were awarded.
Additional information about the programs in veterinary science and technology is available by calling Lewis or Amy Staton, veterinary technologist, at 606-783-2326.