1500 Shoreline Dr, Oacoma, SD 57365

May 30-31, 2019


Arrowhead Resort and Conference Center at Cedar Shore
Oacoma, SD
8 CE credits

Registration Details

SDVMA Members – $100.00
Others – $145.00
All registrations include Thursday night social and Friday noon lunch.

Hands-On Dentistry Lab (Friday afternoon) is limited to the first 24 registrants.
SDVMA Members – $475.00
Others – $600.00

>> Online registration has closed. Please register on site.

Hotel Registrations – call the hotel at 888-697-6363 by May 10th and mention the South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association to obtain the convention rate of 99.95 + tax.


Thursday, May 30

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Registration Open (Conference Center Lobby)

6:00 p.m.
Social supported by Boehringer Ingelheim (Conference Center)

Friday, May 31

7:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast (Conference Center Lobby)

8:00 a.m.

8:05 a.m. – noon
Companion Animal Dentistry

  • Dr. Brook Niemiec, a specialist in veterinary dentistry from Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties and Oral Surgery in San Diego, CA.
  • Topics: dental extractions, oral pathology, periodontal disease and the latest treatment procedures and techniques.
  • 4 CE hours

Lunch sponsored by Zoetis (Conference Center)

  • Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Sustaining the Future of the Veterinary Community – Dr. Phillip Kesterson

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Track 1 – Hands-on Dentistry Lab (for registered participants)

  • Proper techniques for extracting single-rooted teeth, sectioning of multi-rooted teeth, surgical (open) extractions including maxillary canine and carnassial extractions using full and envelope flaps, extraction of retained roots, oronasal fistula repair and regional anesthesia techniques. – Dr. Brook Niemiec
  • 4.5 CE hours

Track 2 – Technical Program

1:00 p.m.
Pasture Evaluation and Controlling the Parasite Load – Dr. Peggy Thompson, Boehringer Ingelheim

1:30 p.m.
Fly Resistance to Insecticides: What You Need to Know – Dr. Mike Catangui, MWI Animal Health

2:00 p.m.
Short Term Impacts and Long Term Gains of Early Calf Vaccination for BRSV – Dr. Phillip Kesterson, Zoetis

2:30 p.m.

2:45 p.m.
Improving Herd Performance with Timely Trace Mineral Supplementation – Dr. Kevin Cain, Multivitamin USA

3:15 p.m.
Old Diseases, New Bugs, and Techniques to Address Them – Dr. Randy Shirbroun, Newport Laboratories

3:45 p.m.

4:00 p.m.
Maternal Antibodies and Vaccination of Calves – Dr. Brett Terhaar, Elanco Animal Health

4:30 p.m.
South Dakota Animal Industry Board Update – Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, State Veterinarian

5:00 p.m.
Adjourn Track 2