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									                                    2010 OVMA Conference & Trade Show

                                     and BEST

                                                     JANUARY 28 – 30, 2010

                                                   WESTIN HARBOUR CASTLE

                                                        TORONTO, ONTARIO

C   O   N   F   E   R   E   N   C   E      P   R    E    V    I    E    W
              2010 OVMA CONFERENCE
                   & TRADE SHOW
Once again changes to this year’s conference have been made to continue to demonstrate veterinarians’
commitment to the environment and a sustainable future. Look for the following this year:
- Ecologically friendly Conference tote bags – made from recycled materials, OVMA’s conference bags
  will come in handy throughout the year.
- Using ecologically friendly paper – OVMA is using stock which has been certified as recycled pulp for all
  conference materials. Look for the FSC logo (Forest Stewardship Council) on all printed conference materials.
- OVMA is again looking to drastically reduce its paper consumption. A CD ROM containing the
  complete 2010 OVMA Conference Proceedings is included with each conference registration. Session
  notes will be made available on OVMA’s website by December 15, 2009. Delegates may print session
  notes prior to the conference free-of-charge. For 2010, attendees may purchase complete printed
  proceedings when they pre-register, or on-site while quantities last.
  Printed notes for individual sessions will not otherwise be made available at the conference

The 2010 Conference will feature daily plenary sessions exploring current issues of interest to all members of the profession. While
attending these morning plenary sessions, conference delegates can relax and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast.
               The 2010 Morning Plenary Sessions will feature the following:
Thursday, January 28                                                    Saturday, January 30
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.                                                        8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Frontenac Ballroom                                                      Frontenac Ballroom
Building Teams on Shifting Sands                                                                      President Summerlee, whose
                                                                                                      impressive career as a scholar,
                              Steve Donahue is a profes-                                              professor, researcher and
                              sional speaker, author and                                              administrator spans nearly 30
                              coach specializing in individ-                                          years, joined the University of
                              ual and organizational                                                  Guelph faculty in 1988 as a
                              change. Many of Steve's                                                 professor in the Department of
                              speeches were inspired by his                                           Biomedical     Sciences.     He
                              life-changing experience of                                             became the 7th President of the
                              crossing the Sahara Desert.                                             University of Guelph on July 15,
                              Steve uses this famous desert                                           2003. He has continued to
                              as a metaphor by comparing                                              teach throughout his tenure
                              the challenges and opportu-                                             receiving numerous commenda-
                              nities found in the desert to                                           tions and awards for his leader-
                              those found in life.                                                    ship, teaching ability and
                              Steve is known across North                                             expertise. He serves as chair on
STEVE DONAHUE                 America for his heart-warm-                DR. ALASTAIR JS SUMMERLEE the Board of Directors for the
                              ing and humorous presenta-                                              World University Service of
tions and in 1994 he was one of only 25 professional                    Canada and his research in biomedical sciences is acclaimed
speakers in the world to be named Consummate Speaker                    internationally. He is a member of the Royal College of
of the Year. His impressive client list is a Who’s Who of               Veterinary Surgeons and has received the Doctor of Laws
Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, IBM, Pillsbury,                   (Honoris causa) from the University of Bristol in the United
Bank of America, Ford and Volkswagen.                                   Kingdom.
Steve’s program, “Building Teams on Shifting Sands”,                    President Summerlee’s presentation will explore how “travel
deals with team spirit, team morale and team cohesiveness.              broadens the mind” and provides opportunities to visit veteri-
These issues are unavoidable now that job security has                  narians in different countries who are practicing in a variety
gone the way of buggy whips and typewriter ribbons.                     of circumstances. Appreciating the diversity of the profession
Comparisons are drawn between two types of desert                       and seeing some of the trends and changes around the world
teams; the French Foreign Legion and nomadic desert                     reveal to us the changing nature of the profession, and the
tribesman know as the Touarheg. Legionnaires are old                    changes that we can expect both here in Ontario, in Canada
style teams that no longer exist, they were driven out of the           and around the world.
desert. The team that succeeds in the desert today is one
who thrives on change and uncertainty - nomads.
The Thursday morning plenary session has been
sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canada Inc.
Friday, January 29
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Frontenac Ballroom

It’s been such a hit, we’re doing it again! Catch up
on the latest news and hottest topics in the veterinary
profession. A list of topics and speakers will be pub-
lished prior to the conference.
The Friday Hot Topics Breakfast session has been
sponsored by Merial Canada Inc.
For detailed information about all of the workshops and seminars, look for the 2010 OVMA Conference and Trade Show Program this November!
Thursday, January 28 & Friday, January 29                                 Friday, January 29
                                                                          9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                           Dr. Liz Saul graduated from the Ontario        CLINICAL PEARLS
                           Veterinary College in 1983. After 12
                           years of providing relief veterinary           Clinical Pearls is an exciting series of one hour lectures
                           services to small animal practices within      featuring five industry experts from this year’s OVMA
                           the greater Toronto area, she earned           conference. This is your opportunity to learn innovative, cutting
                           her certificates in Alternative Dispute        edge information on a variety of relevant subjects.
                           Resolution and Advanced Alternative            Immune-Suppressive Therapy - Dr. Anthony Carr
                           Dispute Resolution from the Faculty of         Commonly used immune suppressers will be reviewed as well
                           Law at the University of Windsor. She          as some uncommon uses for some of these medications
                           currently specializes in mediating             (perineal fistulas in German Shepherd dogs). The side effects
                           veterinary-related issues in the United        and recommended monitoring plan for the various medications
                           States and Canada. Dr. Saul’s fun,             will also be addressed.
                           interactive seminars will teach you
                           mediation,     creative   team-building        Stones and Strictures - Dr. Geraldine Hunt
LIZ SAUL,                  techniques and proven strategies to            This lecture will present a variety of canine and feline cases to
DVM                        improve     your    management      and        illustrate the problems causing urinary tract obstruction and
                           communications skills.                         highlight some practical solutions. Tips for increasing the
Join Dr. Saul on Thursday, January 28 from 1:15 – 5:00 p.m.,              success of routine surgical procedures will be discussed, as well
for a Communication’s Master Class:                                       as the salvage procedures and their success rates.
They Said/Did What???!!! What makes people act the way                    Training with Reinforcement not Confrontation –
they do? Does your co-worker really plan to irritate you?                 Dr. Gary Landsberg
Why did that client interaction go the way it did? Using the              Dr. Landsberg looks at dominance and confrontation as a way
new Personality Dimensions™ tool, you'll crack the code on                to suppress undesirable behaviour. Is confrontation effective in
what makes people (especially you) tick!                                  creating desirable behaviour or increasing fear and
*please      note     that   Master      Class    sessions     require    aggression?
pre-registration, see registration form for details. Space is
limited to 40 participants – Don’ t miss out! Be sure to sign up early!   Dental Radiology - Dr. Gary Goldstein
                                                                          Indications for dental radiology made easy along with an
And for a full day of lectures,                                           interactive session viewing normal and common abnormal
“Keeping a Pulse on Communication”                                        findings in the oral cavity.
Friday, January 29
                                                                          Contrast Radiography:
Topics to include:                                                        Not a Dying Art - Dr. Victor Rendano
• R.E.S.P .E.C.T. This session introduces the 7 Rules of getting and      The barium series, the double contrast cystogram and the
  keeping respect in your clinic.                                         positive contrast urethrogram continue to be important imaging
• Habits: You've gotta love 'em! - Learn to identify the "things          methods used to assess the integrity of the gastrointestinal and
  you do because you've always done them" within your clinic.             lower urinary systems. Dr. Rendano will discuss how he
  Discover ways to increase your creativity and economic results.         performs these studies and looks at some of the lesions that can
• If You Split an Orange Equally...Do You Only Get Half?                  be seen but are not easily defined or understood using
  Part 1 and 2                                                            ultrasound and endoscopy.
  Tired of conflict? These 2 one hour sessions will give you              The Friday Clinical Pearls session sponsored by:
  methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques, including         Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canada Inc.
  mediation and negotiation.
• Help! My employees are Generation X AND
  Generation Y! Pick up tips on how best to manage a clinic
  employing each of the generations or a combination of both.

Saturday, January 30
9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.           Diagnostic Imaging
                                 Dr. Victor Rendano received his          His lectures are presented in a “What is your diagnosis?” format
                                 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine            that encourages interaction and discussion, including a
                                 degree in 1972 from the                  question/answer period about the cases presented.
                                 University of Pennsylvania, School       Dr. Rendano’s lectures will feature the following topics for discussion:
                                 of Veterinary Medicine, where he
                                 graduated Summa Cum Laude.               Morning – 2 hour
                                 His post graduate studies included       Why is This 18 Month Old Dog Limping?
                                 an internship and residency in
                                 diagnostic imaging and radiation         A comprehensive imaging assessment of the musculoskeletal
                                 therapy at the Ontario Veterinary        system and specific disease processes involving the bones and
                                 College and Washington State             joints that cause young animals to limp. Radiology and CT
                                 University School of Veterinary          imaging methods are used to define and explain the
                                 Medicine where he also received          pathogenesis of disease processes.
                                 a Master of Science degree.
                                                                          Afternoon – 3 hour
                                 He is currently president of
                                 Veterinary Multi-Imaging (VMI)           The Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems:
                                 and co-founder of Thyro-Cat, a           From the Tip of the Nose to the Diaphragm
VICTOR RENDANO,                  company offering Radioiodine             A comprehensive imaging assessment of the anatomy of the
VMD, MSC, DACVR,                 therapy for cats with hyperthy-          respiratory system and specific disease processes that cause signs
                                 roidism. Dr. Rendano specializes in      of respiratory distress. Radiology, ultrasound, CT and MRI imaging
DACVR-RO                         Radiograph Interpretation,               methods are used to define and explain the pathogenesis of
                                 Ultrasonography and Magnetic             disease processes that cause your patients to have respiratory
                                 Resonance Imaging (MRI).                 signs and symptoms.
SMALL ANIMAL PROGRAM                                  DERMATOLOGY
                                                      Otitis Externa: Controversies, Concepts and
                                                      New Approaches to Stubborn Ear Disease
Thursday, January 28
                                                      Dermatologic Pearls in Veterinary Medicine:
9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                 Updates from Recent Veterinary Dermatology
   Why Wounds Won’t Heal                              Food Allergy: What You May Know, What You
                                                      Didn’t Know, and What You Should Know
   How to Make Ends Meet – Closing Wounds by
   Stretching Skin                                    Top 5 Canine Dermatologic Conditions
   Foot and Mouth – What to Do When There Just        Top 5 Feline Dermatologic conditions
   Isn’t Enough Loose Skin                            Anthony Yu, DVM, MS, DACVD
   More Than Skin Deep - A Practical Approach         Dr. Yu’s lectures are sponsored by
   to Mast Cell Tumours                               Pfizer Animal Health
   No Butts About It - Anal Sacs and Anal Glands
   Geraldine Hunt, BVSc., MVetClinStud, PhD,          CLINICAL PEARLS
   FACVSc.                                            Immune-Suppressive Therapy
                                                      Anthony P. Carr, DMV DACVIM
                                                      Stones and Strictures
   DENTISTRY                                          Geraldine Hunt, BVSc., MVetClinStud, PhD,
   An Overview of Feline Dentistry to Include:        FACVSc.
   Stomatitis, Tooth Resorption and Extractions
                                                      Communicating with Dogs – Why
   Dental Emergencies                                 Reinforcement is In, and Alpha is Out
   Peri-operative Pain Management with a Focus        Gary M. Landsberg, BSc., DVM, DACVB, dip
   on Dental Nerve Blocks
                                                      Dental Radiology
   Marketing Veterinary Dentistry                     Gary S. Goldstein, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC
   Gary S. Goldstein, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC
                                                      Contrast Radiography – Not a Dying Art
   Dr. Goldstein’s lectures are sponsored by          Victor Rendano, VMD, MSc, DACVR, DACVR-RO
   Medi-cal® Canin Royal Veterinary Diet
                                                      The Clinical Pearls lectures are sponsored by
                                                      Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canada Inc.
   Protein Losing Kidney Disease: What To Do?
                                                   Saturday, January 30
   Management of Chronic Renal Failure: What is
   Clinically Relevant?                            9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
   The Nuts and Bolts of Blood Pressure
   Measurement                                        DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
                                                      Why is This 18 Month Old Dog Limping?
   Ups and Downs of Blood Pressure:                   Parts I & II
                                                      The Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems:
   Hypertension Case Studies: Should I Care?          From the Tip of the Nose to the Diaphragm
   Anthony Carr,, Dipl ACVIM              (Parts I, II, & III)
   Dr. Carr’s lectures are sponsored by               Victor Rendano, VMD, MSc, DACVR, DACVR-RO
   Iams Veterinary Formulas
Friday, January 29                                   Prevention and Management of Fear
                                                     Aggression in the Veterinary Clinic
9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.                                Canine Aggression to Unfamiliar Dogs and
                                                     People – A Case Based Approach
   Demystifying Cardiac Biomarkers:                  An Evidence Based Approach to Natural and
   The Heart of the Matter (Part I & II)             Drug Therapy
   The Heart in Context: Cardio-Respiratory          Is It Medical or Is It Behaviour?
   Relationships in the Dog                          A Case Based Approach
   The Heart in Context: Cardio-Renal                Separation Anxiety – New Case Based
   Relationship in the Dog                           Approaches to an Old Problem
                                                     Gary M. Landsberg, BSc. DVM, DACVB, dip
   The Heart in Context: Canine Case Studies
   Sonya Gordon, B.Sc., DVM, DVSc.
                                                     Sagi Denenberg, DVM
   Dr. Gordon’s lectures are sponsored by            Drs. Landsberg and Denenberg’s lectures
   Boehringer-Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.                are sponsored by
                                                     Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health
   DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE                        Saturday, January 30
   DJD - Prevalence and What the Radiographic        9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
   Signs Means
   DJD - Assessing the Feline DJD patient               Equine Endoscopy I & II
   DJD - Treatments                                     Nathan Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, CHT
                                                        (Certified Hyperbaric Technologist)
   Perioperative Pain Control – Principles and use
   of Local Anaesthetic                                 Therapeutic Use of Stem Cells in Horses
                                                        Thomas Koch, DVM, PhD
   Non-NSAID Drug Therapy for Canine DJD-
                                                        Interpretation of a Complete Blood Count
   Associated Pain
                                                        Interpretation of a Biochemistry Profile
   Duncan Lascelles, BSc, BVSc, PhD
                                                        Dorothee Bienzle, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP
   Dr. Lascelles’ lectures are sponsored by             Joanne Hewson, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
   Medi-cal® Royal Canin Veterinary Diet

ZOONOSES PROGRAM                                     VETERINARY
                                                     PRACTICE INSIGHTS
Friday, January 29
9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.                                PROGRAM
   Organic and Local Food Movements: Zoonotic
                                                     Thursday, January 28
   Disease Implications                              9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
   Reptile-Associated Salmonellosis                     FINANCIAL HEALTH OF YOUR PRACTICE
   Jeff Bender, BS, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVPM            Key Performance Indicators (Part I & II)
   Common Zoonotic Disease Myths and                    Discounting
   Misconceptions                                       Fees
   Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DipACVIM                     Internal Accounting Controls
   Bites: Preventative Behaviour Care                   Marsha Heinke, DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM
   Andrew Luescher, Dr. med vet., PhD, DACVB,
   ECVBM-CA                                          Friday, January 29
   Human Health Implications of Dog Bites            9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
   William Ciccotelli, BSc, MD, FRCPC
                                                        KEEPING A PULSE ON COMMUNICATION
EQUINE PROGRAM                                          Habits: You’ve Gotta Love ‘Em!
Friday, January 29                                      If You Split an Orange Equally...Do You Only
                                                        Get Half? (Part I & II)
9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                                                        Help! My Employees are Generation X and
   Neurologic Examination and Workup:                   Generation Y
   Images and Videos                                    Liz Saul, DVM
   Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis:
   Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention            Saturday, January 30
   Robert MacKay, BVSc (Dist), PhD, DACVIM           9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
   Building Value: An Ongoing Priority                  POT POURRI ON PRACTICE SUCCESS
   Elizabeth Bellavance, DVM, MBA, CMA                  A First Impression Could be the
   Dr. Bellavance’s lecture is sponsored by:            Only Impression
   Summit Veterinary Pharmacy                           Clayton MacKay, DVM
   Management of Dystocia and Retained                  Strategic Hiring, Training, and Assessment is
   Placenta in the Mare                                 the Key to Maximizing Employee Productivity
   Contagious Equine Metritis                           John Tait, MSc (Finance), DVM, MBA, CFP
   Tracey Chenier, DVM, DVSc.
                                                        Profitability: Viewing Your Practice
   Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists
                                                        as an Investment
                                                        Elizabeth Bellavance, DVM, MBA, CMA
                                                        Ready Your Practice for Succession
                                                        Brent Mathew, DVM, MBA

                                                        The Saturday Veterinary Practice Insights
                                                        Program is sponsored by
                                                        Pfizer Animal Health
OVMA MASTER CLASSES                                             This 3-hour presentation will review the basics of
                                                                ECG interpretation with emphasis on the clinical
AND WET LABS                                                    utility of ECGs for the diagnosis and treatment of
                                                                common canine and feline cardiac and extra-
   Once again, OVMA has incorporated more                       cardiac diseases. Common etiologies of canine and
   intensive programs for conference delegates. These           feline arrhythmias will be reviewed and put in
   intensive sessions will provide the ideal opportunity        clinical context. This short course will provide
   to participate in a focused and in-depth learning            attendees with a practical, clinically useful approach
   experience.                                                  to ECG interpretation and is designed to enhance
                                                                the clinical skills of primary care veterinarians’ with
   Please note the following for all Master Class and Wet       all levels of experience.
   Lab sessions and refer to the registration form for          Sonya Gordon, B.Sc., DVM, DVSc.
   additional information:                                      Dr. Gordon’s ECG workshop has been sponsored by
   • Pre-registration is required in order to attend.           IDEXX Laboratories Inc.
   • Enrolment numbers are restricted. Be sure to
        register early to avoid disappointment.
   • A registration surcharge applies to all
                                                             Thursday, January 28
        Master Class sessions.                               1:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
                                                                COMMUNICATIONS MASTER CLASS
Thursday, January 28                                            THE SAID/DID WHAT??!!
9:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.                                          What makes people act the way they do? Does
                                                                your co-worker really plan to irritate you? Why did
   INTRODUCTION TO ULTRASOUND:                                  that client interaction go the way it did? Using the
   “WHAT AM I GETTING MYSELF INTO?”                             new Personality Dimensions™ tool, you’ll crack the
   This informative beginner level Ultrasound Master            code on what makes people (especially you) tick!
   Class is geared toward veterinarians who are first-          This 3-hour session is a fun, interactive seminar...
   time buyers, looking to upgrade their current                ”aha” moments guaranteed!
   equipment, or learning to implement ultrasound use
   into their practice. Technicians interested in learning      Liz Saul, DVM
   the basics of image generation and terminologies
   are also encouraged to attend. In the first half of
   the session, participants will learn how to recognize     Friday, January 29
   normal anatomy in an ultrasound image and the last        1:15 – 4:00 p.m.
   half of the session, equipment necessities and
   practical diagnostic solutions will be offered.              SURGERY MASTERCLASS
   Christine Devlin, RDMS, RDCS, RVT                            Abdominal Effusions; Getting a Diagnosis
                                                                Ascites is a common finding in our patients and
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. OR 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.                  results from a variety of systemic and local diseases
                                                                that may be quite distant from the site of fluid
   ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND:                                        accumulation. When do you do an exploratory
   “I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN....”                           celiotomy and when do you refer? A logical
   This hand-on ultrasound lab with live subjects is            approach, taking into account the physiological and
   open to veterinarians and technicians. Participation         anatomical factors that might contribute to fluid
   in the morning Master Class is recommended                   accumulation is essential for a timely diagnosis. In
   although not mandatory. This lab is most suitable            many cases, careful thinking and some simple
   for participants with some basic ultrasound                  in-house tests are all that’s required.
   experience. Try your hand at scanning the liver,             Geraldine Hunt,BVSC, MVetClinStud, PhD, FACVSc
   spleen, kidneys and bladder, and uncover the
   mysteries of this modality.
   Christine Devlin, RDMS, RDCS, RVT                         Saturday, January 30
   Two separate labs will be made available:                 9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
   1:15 – 2:45 p.m. and 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. – and will
   be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Space is        LASER THERAPY WET LAB
   limited to 12 participants per lab so sign up early to       Light Years Ahead – Class IV Laser Therapy
   reserve your place!
                                                                Using a practical, practitioner friendly approach,
   The Ultrasound Master Class and Scanning Labs are            the science behind Class IV laser therapy will be
   sponsored by                                                 covered so attendees will better understand how
   Vet Novations Canada.                                        Class IV lasers interact with tissue to reduce pain,
                                                                reduce inflammation, and accelerate healing. Case
Thursday, January 28                                            studies, every day uses, and hands-on with Class IV
1:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                           lasers will be included. All attendees will receive
                                                                multi-media reference material.
   CARDIOLOGY MASTER CLASS                                      John C. Godbold, Jr., BS, DVM
   THE BEAT GOES ON: A PRACTICAL APPROACH                       The Laser Therapy Wet Lab has been sponsored by
   TO ECG INTERPRETATION IN CATS AND DOGS                       Companion Therapy Laser by LiteCure
PROGRAM EXTRAS                                            Saturday, January 30
                                                          9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 Thursday, January 28 & Friday, January 29
 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.                                        VETERINARY MEDICINE IN CIVIL SOCIETY:
                                                          From the Local to the Global Veterinary Volunteerism
                                                          Moving Compassion To Action
 Back for 2010! These lunchtime CE offerings              Alastair Summerlee, BSc., BVSc., PhD
 provide the opportunity for in-depth topic-specific
 discussions with some of OVC’s leading professors.       The OVMA SafePet Program:
                                                          Making a Difference in Families
 Space is limited so don’t delay!
                                                          Angela Cerovic, HBA
 Thursday’s 8 topics to choose from include:              Debbie Stoewen, DVM, MS
 • Diabetes Mellitus: Updates with Dr. Shauna Blois       Veterinarians Without Borders:
 • Your Challenges in Radiology: Not Anymore              Putting One Health to Work
   with Dr. Robert Cruz                                   David Waltner-Toews, BA, DVM, PhD
 • Challenging Anesthetic Cases with Dr. Doris Dyson      Veterinarians Without Borders:
 • Hematology, Hemostasis and Transfusions with           Eight Orphans and a Pig in Western Kenya
   Dr. Tony Abrams Ogg                                    Catherine E. Dewey, DVM, MSc., PhD.
 • The Latest in Cardiology with Dr. Michael O’Grady      The Canadian Animal Assistance Team:
 • Advanced in Neurology with Dr. Roberto Poma            From Disaster Relief to Community Service
 • All Things Dermatological with Dr. Tony Yu             for the Underprivileged
 • Respiratory or Cardiovascular Issues: Bovine and       Christine Robinson, RVT
   Equine with Dr. Laurent Viel                           Annette Pecak, LVT

 Friday’s 8 topics to choose from include:
 • The Latest in Cancer Surgery with Dr. Sarah Boston
 • Equine Pregnancy Failure and other Repro Issues
                                                          FOR VETERINARY
    with Dr. Tracey Chenier                               TECHNICIANS...
 • Small Animal Cruciate Issues with Dr. Tom Gibson
 • Clinical Trials with Pet Trust Research with           Veterinary technicians are welcome to attend any of the
    Dr. Gord Kirby                                        scientific sessions offered during the OVMA 2010
                                                          Conference at special rates.
 • Educating Clients to be Better Horse Owners
    with Dr. Susan Raymond
 • Advances in Equine Anesthesia with
    Dr. Alexander Valverde
                                                          HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
 • Advances in Ophthalmology with Dr. Nick Whelan         OVMA has negotiated special room rates at the Westin
 • What’s New in Oncology? with Dr. Paul Woods            Harbour Castle. Hotel rooms are available to OVMA
                                                          delegates for $178 (plus applicable taxes). Call the
 (Lunch service will be provided to all participants in
                                                          hotel at 416-869-1600 to reserve your room.
 the session room. Pre-registration is required and a
 surcharge applies. Please see registration form for
 The “ Lunch With… sessions are sponsored by
 OVC Pet Trust and Equine Guelph                          DELEGATES
 Friday, January 29                                       OVMA welcomes the participation of out-of-province
                                                          delegates and extends member rates to registrants who
 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                                   are members of their provincial or state Veterinary
 THE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL                              Medical Association.
 Maintaining Competence, Staying Self-Regulated           OVMA is now a RACE approved provider. (Provider
 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is your        number: 399). Application for RACE approval of the
 lifelong commitment to develop and maintain              final 2010 OVMA Conference Program has been made.
 veterinary knowledge, skills, judgement, and overall     It is anticipated that the 2010 OVMA Conference will
 competence. Effective CPD has evolved from simply        qualify for up to 6 hours of credit per day, with a grand
 counting hours of CE attendance. The CVO has             total of over 110 hours of RACE approved CE credits to
 developed a CPD Cycle for Ontario veterinarians.         choose from.
 After this workshop, you will be able to describe the
 steps in the CPD Cycle; apply CPD tools to your
 own practice, and explain the role of CPD in
 professional self-regulation.                            STUDENT INTERVIEWS
 Kate Hodgson, DVM, MHSC, CCMEP
 Karen Smythe, PhD                                        As in previous years, a room will be made available for
                                                          the purpose of interviewing fourth year Ontario
 The Friday CPD Program is brought to you by the          Veterinary College students.
 College of Veterinarians of Ontario
OVMA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING                                                                 Friday, January 29, 7:15 a.m.
AAHA FORUM AND LUNCHEON                                                                     Friday, January 29, 12:00 p.m.

CHRISTIAN VETERINARY MISSIONS                                                               Saturday, January 30, 7:00 a.m.
The OVMA Conference features the largest annual veterinary trade show in Canada with more than 140 exhibit spaces. Delegates will
have an opportunity to learn about, discuss and purchase the latest products and services.
Coffee breaks in the exhibit hall will provide a relaxed atmosphere to meet with other delegates and your exhibitors on a less formal basis.
Entry to the Exhibit Hall is included with your conference registration. Registered conference delegates and accompanying family
members may enter the Exhibit Hall at no additional cost. Veterinarians and veterinary practice personnel who are not registered for
the conference can purchase an Exhibit Hall Pass on-site at a cost of $50 per person per day.

Thursday, January 28                                            10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, January 29                                              10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 30                                            10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

During the 2010 Conference the following classes will be celebrating their respective milestones:
OVC 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005.
The OVMA, in conjunction with the OVC Alumni Association, encourages all registered conference delegates celebrating a milestone
to reunite and reminisce. For those interested in participating and assisting in the planning of an organized event, please contact
Sonia Mancini, Alumni Advancement Manager for the Ontario Veterinary College, at (519) 824-4120 ext. 54454 or e-mail: , by November 20th, 2009.

A CD Rom containing the complete 2010 OVMA Conference Proceedings is included with each conference registration.
Attendees may also purchase printed proceedings when they pre-register ($30) or on-site ($35, while quantities last).
Printed notes for individual sessions will not otherwise be made available at the conference.
Delegates may also print session notes prior to the Conference free-of-charge by visiting the OVMA website (
Session notes will be available on the website by December 15, 2009.

Chair                                             Jennifer Day, DVM
Equine and Zoonoses Programs                      Scott Weese, DVM
Veterinary Practice Insights                      John Hayward
                                                  Clayton MacKay, DVM
Small Animal Program                              Mary DeCaire, DVM (Chair)
                                                  Jennifer Day, DVM
                                                  Cliff Redford, DVM
                                                  Robert Van Delst, DVM
Chief Executive Officer, OVMA                     Doug Raven
Manager of Continuing Education                   Patty Dawson
Continuing Education Assistant                    Sheri Fahrer
Financial Coordinator                             Christine Neziol
Detailed program and registration forms will be available in mid-November 2009.

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