June 1-2, 2023

42nd Annual SDVMA Summer Meeting

8 Hours of CE Credit


Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort & Conference Center

1500 Shoreline Drive, Oacoma, SD 57365

Contact the hotel directly at (605) 234-6376 to take advantage of the Conference Rate.
There are limited rooms available – please book by May 12th.

Meeting Agenda

7:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast in Conference Center Foyer
8:00 am Welcome
8:05 am Lecture Presentation by Jennifer Schleining, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA (4 Hours of CE)

  • Improving Surgical Outcomes in the Field – Cesarean Sections
  • Bandaging, Casting, and Splinting in Ruminants
  • Urolithiasis in Small Ruminants

12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Afternoon Tracks

  • TRACK I – Technical Speakers (4 Hours of CE)
  • TRACK II – Surgical Wet Lab with Jennifer Schleining, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA (4 Hours of CE)*
    • Surgical intervention for obstructive urolithiasis in small ruminants can be successfully performed in general practice settings. In this wetlab, participants will perform the most common surgical procedures for treatment of obstructive urolithiasis in small ruminants including urethral process amputation, perineal urethrostomy, and tube cystotomy. Participants will work in teams and should bring scrubs and/or coveralls, a surgical pack, and questions! This wetlab will be useful to any veterinary practitioner that has goats and/or sheep in their practice area. Participants will receive an instruction manual with a description of the procedures.
    • *Surgical Wet Lab is limited to 12 participants

5:00 pm Adjourn

About Our Presenter

Jennifer C. Schleining, DVM, MS, DACVS (LA)

Dr. Jennifer Schleining is a board-certified large animal surgeon and large animal clinical educator at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from South Dakota State University in 1999 and graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University in 2001. She then went on to complete an internship in equine medicine and surgery at Arizona Equine Medical and Surgical Centre in Gilbert, AZ. Prior to returning to Iowa State for a surgical residency, she spent time as an associate veterinarian in mixed animal practice in Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, was employed in equine practice at Southwest Equine Medical and Surgical Center in Scottsdale, AZ, and as a Large Animal Clinical Fellow at Oregon State University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Clinical Science with an emphasis in biomechanics and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor within the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. Dr. Schleining’s professional interests include veterinary medical education, advancing surgical procedures and knowledge in large animals, communication and leadership development, and veterinary history.

Education and Training

  • M.S. in Veterinary Clinical Science, Iowa State University – (Ames, Iowa, United States) 2009
  • D.V.M. in , Iowa State University – (Ames, Iowa, United States) 2001
  • B.S. in Agriculture, South Dakota State University – (Brookings, South Dakota, United States) 1999