Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association | 1121 Chatham Road Springfield, IL 62704

2023 MVVMA Speaker Proceedings

Kara Burns, MS, Med, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS Hon (Internal Medicine, Dentistry)

Wednesday March 1
Starting Strong: Nutrition for Your Kitten
Getting Cats to Eat: It is More than Pouring Food in a Bowl
FLUTD: Nutrition’s Role in Management
Feline IBD: Pathophysiology, Treatment Goals and Client Communication
Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and the Role of Nutrition
The Other Malnutrition: Unintentional Weight Loss in Cats

Thursday March 2
Busting Nutritional Myths
Getting the Pet’s Weight Off: Utilizing a Nutritional Advocate
Cachexia: When All They Can Eat is Themselves
Successful Dental Homecare: Selecting the Appropriate Regimen for Clients and Patients
Professional Dental Cleaning: Performing Periodontal Therapy
Keeping the Senior Pets Youthful with Nutrition

Mark Opperman, CVPM
How to Determine Your Practice’s “Perception of Value”
How to Enhance Your Practice’s “Perception of Value”
Financial Management
Implementing Internal Controls and How to Set Client Fees

Ray Ramirez, DVM
How to be Student Debt-Free in Less than 10 Years…No Matter What Your Debt Total!

Phillip Seibert, CVT
Starting and Maintaining a Hospital Safety Program
Top Safety Problems in Veterinary Hospital
Surviving an OSHA Inspection
Security & Access for Controlled Drugs
Controlled Drug Logs Documenting the “Ins” and “Outs”
Fixing Controlled Drug Problems

Craig Webb, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
The Feline Philosophy Behind GI Disease
Getting Nutrition into a Cat
Getting Crap Out of a Cat
• The Yellow Cat: Case Rounds
• The Diabetic Cat: Case Rounds
• The Coughing Cat: Case Rounds