Best Western Ramkota Hotel<br /> 3200 W Maple St<br /> Sioux Falls, SD 57107

August 13 – 16, 2017

Sioux Falls, SD

Total CE: 18.5 Hours

This year’s annual meeting kicks off with a Steak Fry on Sunday, August 13th and concludes with the final session of continuing education on Wednesday, August 18th from 8:00 -12:00. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate to earn 18.5 continuing education credits on topics covering both large and small animals. A number of great exhibitors and networking opportunities round out the event. Download the program for more details.

Hotel Reservations

For room reservations call the Sioux Falls Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel at 605-336-0650 by July 20th and mention South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association for convention rates of $102.99 +tax.

Meeting Registration

Registration must be done on site at this time. Member dues for 2018 can also be paid at the time of registration.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, August 13

  • 2:00-5:00 Registration — East Lobby
  • 3:00 SDVMA Board Meeting — Crystal Room
  • 6:00 Steak Fry — Sertoma Park, 4300 S Oxbow Avenue, Sponsored by Elanco and MWI Veterinary Supply

Monday, August 14

  • 7:00 Past Presidents’ Breakfast (past presidents & current board members) — Maple Room
  • 7:00-5:00 Registration — East Lobby
  • 7:00 Continental Breakfast — Exhibit Hall
  • 8:00-12:00 Continuing Education program
  • 8:30-10:00 Alliance Business Meeting & Breakfast — Conference Room #3
  • 10:00-2:00 Rabies Titer Testing — Board Room
  • 12:00 Luncheon (veterinarians, technicians, students, & spouses) — Washington Room
  • 1:00-5:00 Continuing Education program
  • 4:00-5:00 Scholarship Foundation Meeting — Board Room
  • 5:00 Auction Market Meeting — Amphitheater I
  • 5:30 Social—Exhibit Hall
  • 6:30 Dinner Buffet sponsored in part by Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine — Washington Room
  • 7:30 SDVMA Alliance Auction — Washington Room

Tuesday, August 15

  • 7:00 Christian Veterinary Fellowship Breakfast — Conference Room #2
  • 7:00-12:00 Registration — East Lobby
  • 7:00 Continental Breakfast — Exhibit Hall
  • 8:00-12:00 Continuing Education program
  • 12:00-2:00 Lunch and SDVMA Business Meeting – Washington Room
  • 2:00-2:30 Ice cream social, hosted by SDSU Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences / Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Lab
  • 2:30-5:00 Continuing Education program
  • 4:00 Exhibit area closes
  • 5:00 New Practitioner Networking Social (Practitioners 1-7 years) — Conference Room #2
  • 6:00 SDVMA Social — Washington Room
  • 6:30 President’s Reception & Dinner — Washington Room

Wednesday, August 16

  • 7:00 Continental Breakfast – Amphitheater Lobby
  • 8:00-12:00 Continuing Education program

Continuing Education Programs

Large Animal

  • Monday 8:00-12:00 Dr. Stephanie Caston — Field Surgery and Other Procedures, Fluid Therapy, Equine Emergency Triage
  • Monday 1:00-2:45 Dr. Jason Sweitzer — How to Get Out of the Back Forty of your Mind, Practicing HEARD Health, Other Lessons from Not One More Vet
  • Monday 3:15-5:00 Jesse McCoy — Water Quality in Livestock Operations
  • Tuesday 8:00-12:00 Dr. David Pugh — Small Ruminant Heard Health, Reproduction, Nutrition, Parasite Control
  • Tuesday 2:30-5:00 Case reports from the SDSU Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Wednesday 8:00-12:00  Dr. Geof Smith — Troubleshooting and Treatment of Calf Diarrhea: Oral Electrolyte Therapy, IV Fluid Therapy, Ancillary Therapy

Small Animal

  • Monday 8:00-12:00 Dr. Jane Quandt — New Anesthetic Drugs, Anesthesia for GDV Dogs, Anesthesia for Patients withe Heart Murmurs, Dangers and Safety in Anesthesia
  • Monday 1:00-2:45 Dr. Joyce Login — A Whirlwind Tour of Vector-borne Diseases
  • Monday 3:15-5:00 Dr. Jason Sweitzer — Mental Health: Gone to the Dogs, Catty Clients and Other Lessons from Not One More Vet
  • Tuesday 8:00-12:00 Dr. Howard Seim III — Practical Techniques in Canine and Feline Soft Tissue Surgery: GI Surgery Cases, Surgical Management of Cystic and Urethral Calculi – Canine, Intestinal Anastomosis – Tips to Make it Easier, Wound Management Secrets
  • Tuesday 2:30-5:00 Dr. Howard Seim III — Surgical Management of GDV and Abdominoal Trauma, The 4 Ligature Splenectomy, Anal Sacculectomy: A Novel Approach
  • Wednesday 8:00-12:00 Dr. Sarah Abood — Which Supplements Should We Use & Recommend in Our Practice & Why?, Alphabet Soup – What are all These Diets and Do We Need Them?, Reading Labels to Help Clients Make Good Food Choices, The Pros and Cons of Feeding Homemade or Raw Diets