2017 WVMA Winter Meeting

2018 WVMA Winter Meeting

November 30 – December 1, 2018

Ramkota Hotel in Casper, WY

 ONLINE REGISTRATION: Registration opens in early October

12 hours of CE offered by the WVMA

Additional CE from other agencies offered at this meeting:  (no fees or pre-registration required)

  • Dr. Jim Logan (Wyoming State Veterinarian) – TRICH certification (3 hrs.)
  • Dr. Barbara Kizer (USDA APHIS) – Federal Accreditation Modules (2 hrs.)

Host Hotel   Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center – 800 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601

  • Make reservations by calling 307-266-6000 and ask for “Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association” group rate of $79 + tax


  • Friday, December 1st:
    • 8 AM – Noon – Dr. Paul Walz – “BVD”
    • 1 – 5 PM – Dr. Kathleen Engler – “Canine hypo- and hyperadrenocorticism, atopic dermatitis”
    • (optional) 5-7 PM – Dr. Barbara Kizer – “Wyoming Accredited Veterinarian Orientation”
    • (optional) 7-9 PM – Dr. Barbara Kizer – “Federal Accreditation (Modules 11 and 19)”
  • Saturday, December 2nd:
    • 8 AM – Noon – Dr. Will Laegreid – “WSVL Case Studies”

Speaker Bios and Topics 

  • Paul H. Walz, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM – “Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) research”

Auburn University, College of Vet. Med. – Professor, Dept. of Pathobiology

Dr. Walz received his D.V.M. from Michigan State University in 1992. Following two years in a mixed animal practice in Corunna, Michigan, he returned to Michigan State University for a residency in Food Animal Medicine, Surgery, & Production Medicine. Dr. Walz completed his residency, received his M.S. degree in 1997, and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Large Animal Medicine. Dr. Walz continued his graduate studies at Michigan State University and received the Ph.D. degree in 2000. After postgraduate training, Dr. Walz joined the faculty at Kansas State University in 2000 in the Section of Agricultural Practices. Dr. Walz joined the faculty at Auburn University in 2004 in the Section of Food Animal Medicine in the Departments of Clinical Sciences and Pathobiology. Dr. Walz currently serves as the Coordinator of Animal Health Research.

  • Kathleen S. Engler, DVM Diplomate ABVP (Canine/Feline) – 
    • Managing and Treating Canine Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s Disease)
    • Updates on Canine Hyperadrenocorticism (HAC)
    • Topical Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis

Dr. Kathy Engler received her veterinary degree from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991.  Following graduation she worked as a small animal clinician in a progressive general practice in Federal Way, WA for 5 years before joining Banfield in 1996.  Dr. Engler became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in 2001 and recertified in 2011. Dr. Engler joined Dechra in September 2014 as a field based Professional Services Veterinarian for the West.  Dr. Engler enjoys biking, downhill skiing, and volunteers as a sled dog race vet for the Kuskokwim 300 out of Bethel, Alaska.

  • William Laegreid, DVM, Ph.D. – Case Studies

Director of the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory, Professor, Veterinary Science

The mission of the Department of Veterinary Sciences and Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory is to provide accessible, timely, accountable, and accurate diagnostic services, animal disease research, & education to veterinarians, students, others interested in animal health, and the people of Wyoming.