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2014 Mini-Vet School

The Mini-Vet School is presented by the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and hosted by Medaille College in Buffalo, NY. The semester runs for five consecutive Tuesday evenings in October.

Two lectures are presented each evening by some of the most accomplished and dynamic veterinarians in Western New York cover causes and treatments of the conditions that affect pets and their owners, as well as some of the latest advances in veterinary medicine for zoo animals. Each lecture essentially is a "course" in a subject covered in veterinary school. "Graduates" will receive a certificate but won't be licensed to practice medicine. However, they will have a better understanding of their pet's health.

In the middle of these beneficial reciprocal relationships between humans and animals are the dedicated and competent practitioners of veterinary medicine who strive with consummate training and skill to cope with the myriad of diseases and injuries that affect these animals.

The beneficial effects of living with devoted and playful pets on the physical and psychological well being of their owners have been well documented. At the same time, pet owners are committed to maintaining the good health and happiness of their faithful pets.

Registration is required. Cost for the 2013 series was $60 per person, with reduced senior and student rates. Registration is limited to 250 people.

If you wish to be on our communication list for the 2014 program, please email us at info@nfvs.us. To give you an idea of topics, here is a list of the 2013 program.

October 1
7 pm Laura Wade, DVM, Dipl. ABVP: Avian Medicine from beak to tail
8 pm Karyn Beningo, DVM, DACVD: Common dog and cat skin diseases

October 8
7 pm David Brummer, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM: Urine My Care - Kidney Disease
8 pm Rene vanEe, DVM DACVS: Hippy, hippy shake – hip dysplasia

October 15
7 pm Cindy Mead, LVT: Enhancing the veterinary experience for pets and their parents
8 pm Sue Pezzanite CPDT-KA, KPA CTP: Click to Success, The Basics of Clicker Training

October 22
7 pm Helene Chevalier, DVM: Shelter Me - Shelter Medicine
8 pm Reed Stevens, DVM: It’s a Matter of Life and Death: Ethics and Quality of Life Decisions

October 29
7 pm Heather Sacks Allen, DVM: On Point - Why Acupuncture Works, using Ancient Medicine to Heal
8 pm Kurt Volle, DVM: Zoo Medicine

The 2013 sponsors included: Gold - Pine Pharmacy; Silver - Sit n' Stay Pet Services; CEVA; Bronze Bayer, Elanco, The Family Companion, Zoetis, Idexx .

Contact ehudson@medaille.edu to register.

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