2019 WVMA Winter Meeting

2019 WVMA Winter Meeting

December 6 – 7, 2019

Ramkota Hotel
800 N Poplar St
Casper, WY 82601

 REGISTRATION:  Online registration is now closed.

  • Onsite registration will be available on Friday, December 6th from 7 – 8 am.
  • To expedite registration, please print off this form and bring it to the registration desk: ’19 Casper Registration form
  • WVMA meeting registration is not required to attend APHIS or Trich sessions.

View the Schedule, speaker bios, and printable registration form – ’19 Casper – Brochure.

CE offered by the WVMA:  up to 12 hours



Ramkota Hotel
800 N Poplar St
Casper, WY 82601
Ph: (307) 266 – 6000

Ask for the discounted rate for the “Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association” : $85 + tax


Thursday, December 5th:
(Optional additional 3 CE credits – no pre-registration or fee. Do not have to be registered for the WVMA Winter Meeting to attend.)
6 – 9 pm: USDA APHIS Federal Accreditation Modules
  6:  Exotic avian diseases
   20: Slaughter Horse Transport
   22: Animal welfare, an Introduction

Friday, December 6th:

8 am – Noon: Allison Heaney, DVM, MS, DACVIM – Cardiology

Canine Mitral Valve Disease 
This presentation will be a review of canine mitral valve disease and give an update on management and therapy options.
Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy
This presentation will be a review of dilated cardiomyopathy but will include an update on the current state of information regarding nutritional dilated cardiomyopathy.
A review of electrocardiograms will be presented and then examples of common arrhythmias will be presented with management recommendations.
Cardiac Emergencies
Common cardiac emergencies will be presented including pericardial effusion, pleural effusion, arrhythmias, acute congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension and management of these conditions will be discussed.

1 – 5 pm: Timothy Holt, DVM 

What is new in the world of Bovine High Mountain Disease, Bovine Cardiac Death and the future of PAP testing.

In these 2 hours we will review the pathogenesis of Bovine High Mountain Disease (Brisket disease) as well as discuss the uprising of the occurrence of Bovine Cardiac Death most commonly associate with feedlot death near the slaughter period.  We will also discuss the future of PAP testing and the new PAP EPD put out by the American Angus Association.  The last topic will be focus on new identification factors associate with the prevalence of cardiac death Such as genomic testing, inflammatory markers and the newest research taking place.

A Day in the of a Mixed, Large Animal Predominate Veterinarian 

This 1 ½ hour is designed to present to you actual cases that we have seen in practice ranging from single animals to heard outbreaks and death.  Topics will include the walk in small animal patient, severe equine lameness and numerous ruminate cases both small ruminate and cattle.  We will go through diagnostics and evaluation of them as well as treatment and outcome discussing what we did right and what we could have done.  A quick review of our lives from Veterinary School to today.

Saturday, December 7th:
8 am – Noon: Wyoming State Veterinary LaboratoryCase studies

(opt.) 1 – 4 pm – Dr. Jim Logan, WY State Veterinarian – TRICH Certification


Allison Heaney, DVM, MS, DACVIM – Cardiology
Petcardia – Veterinary Cardiology (Boulder, CO)

​​Dr. Heaney started her veterinary career as both an emergency and a primary care veterinarian. She draws on this experience to truly understand the challenges faced by referring veterinarians, as well as the diverse needs of patients and their owners.  Dr. Heaney prides herself on her compassion, communication, and ability to build a comprehensive alliance with owners and referring veterinarians in the management of difficult cardiac cases.

​Dr. Heaney began her cardiology training at Kansas State University in 2003 and received an ACVIM Diplomate in Cardiology in 2006. She was an Assistant Professor of Cardiology at Washington State University, where she was awarded a Young Investigator Award by the Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, and has additional publications in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, American Journal of Veterinary Research, Journal of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, and Veterinary Pathology.  Dr. Heaney also believes that service to the profession is one of the essential requirements of a Diplomate. She has remained active within the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, serving on the following ACVIM Committees: Nominating Committee, Residency Training Committee, Cardiology Credentials Committee, and Cardiology Exam Committee.

When not working, Dr. Heaney spends as much time as possible with “her boys”: her husband, Adam; two sons, Leo (11) and Max (7); and, of course, Willie the Weimaraner.

Timothy Holt, DVM
Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO)

Dr. Timothy Holt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences. His research focuses on bovine high mountain disease, which can cause congestive heart failure in cattle. Holt is the recipient of the 2013 Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Distinguished Service Award. He is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and veterinary manual therapist.

Holt received his B.S. from Fort Lewis College in 1980. He earned his D.V.M. from CSU in 1988.

Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory – Case studies

TENTATIVE ADDITIONAL CE:  (No extra fees or pre-registration required. Veterinarians can attend these sessions without registering for the WVMA meeting):

Thursday, Dec. 5th 
3 – 5 PM – Federal State Specific Accreditation Orientation – Dr. Barbara Kizer

(opt. – 3 hrs. CE) 6 – 9 PM – Federal Accreditation Modules: TBD – Dr. Barbara Kizer, USDA APHIS –

Saturday, Dec. 7th(opt. – 3 hrs. CE) 1 – 4 pm – Dr. Jim Logan, WY State Veterinarian – TRICH Certification

EXHIBITORS:  Thank you for your interest. The WVMA Winter Meeting does not include exhibitors. Only CE is offered at this meeting.

You’re invited to exhibit at our next summer meeting, held June 28-30, 2020 in Cody, WY.  Check back in March for exhibitor registration options.

View the 2019 exhibitor information 19 WVMA Exhibitor Invitation-Registration.