Best Western Ramkota Hotel<br /> 920 West Sioux Avenue<br /> Pierre, SD 57501

June 1-2, 2017

Best Western Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center

Pierre, SD

This two-day event features networking opportunities including golf, dinner and a social as well as a day packed with educational opportunities, including a hands-on lab for ultrasounds in companion animals and horses.

Hotel Reservations

Call the Ramkota Inn at 605-224-6877 by May 8th and mention the South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association to obtain the convention rate of $97.99 + tax.

Meeting Registration

The cost for the meeting is $100.00, which includes Thursday night dinner and Friday noon lunch. Pre-registration is appreciated. Separate registration is required for the golf outing and the hands-on lab. Register online for credit card payments or complete a paper application for check payments.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 1

10:00 a.m. Executive Board Meeting (Lake Sharpe)

12:00 p.m. 4-Person Team Scramble to support veterinary scholarships will be held at the Hillsview Golf Course, Pierre. For more information visit our Foundation Page or contact Janice Kampmann at 605-688-6649 or

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Registration (East Lobby)

5:00 p.m. Recent Graduate Social Hour (Lake Francis B)
This event is open to all veterinarians with 1-7 years of practice. Please RSVP as part of your registration, or to Janice Kampmann at or 605-688-6649

6:00 p.m. Social sponsored by exhibitors (Gallery B)
Specially invited guests: veterinarians taking SD state veterinary board exam

7:00 p.m. Dinner sponsored by Merial & Boehringer Ingelheim (Gallery B)

Friday, June 2

7:00 a.m. Registration (East Lobby) & Continental Breakfast (East Lobby)

8:00 a.m. Welcome (Amphitheater I) – Dr. Travis White, SDVMA President

8:05 – 12:00 p.m Ultrasound in the Mixed Animal Practice: Expanding your Ultrasound Skills into Companion Animals and Horses – Dr. Bob Cole, Auburn University & Dr. Jared Janke, Sturgis Veterinary Hospital

12:00 pm Lunch sponsored by Zoetis (Gallery B) It’s ALWAYS Tick Season! – Dr. Kimberly Greene

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m. Select from Track 1 or 2

Track 1 Hands-on (Location TBD) (Limited to the first 20 registrants, please indicate if you’d like to participate in your registration)
Ultrasound Lab : Hands on lab including use of ultrasound in companion animals and horses. While ultrasound units will be provided; participants are invited to bring their own ultrasound units as well.- Dr. Bob Cole, Auburn University & Dr. Jared Janke, Sturgis Veterinary Hospital

Track 2 Technical Program (Amphitheater I)

1:00 p.m. Atopic Dermatitis Current Concepts and Therapies – Dr. Kimberly Greene, Zoetis

1:35 p.m. Updates on the Management of Canine Osteoarthritis – Dr. Matt Eberts, Elanco

2:10 p.m. Break

2:25 p.m. Advanced Technologies in Addressing Disease Issues – Dr. Randy Shirbroun, Newport Laboratories

3:00 p.m. What Does a Good Cow Look Like – Dr. Travis Van Anne, Boehringer-Ingelheim

3:35 p.m. Break

3:50 p.m. MWI Entomology Laboratory in Sioux Falls, SD: Current State of Insecticide Resistance in the US – Dr. Mike Catangui, MWI Animal Health

4:25 p.m. South Dakota Animal Industry Board Update – Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, State Veterinarian