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The Mather Lecture Series was developed to honor Dr. George Mather, a pioneer in small animal geriatrics and pediatrics, who was also recognized as an international authority on toxicological disease of companion animals. The series provides useful and progressive information intended to be incorporated into private sector patient care delivery systems. Continuing education program content is chosen by the Veterinary Clinical Science department of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine which requires that all of its professional education is evidence-based and unbiased.

There are four (4) goals of the Mather Lecture Series:
1. improve patient care by providing evidence-based information and relevant research
2. provide useful and progressive information to incorporate into patient care systems
3. provide the opportunity to discover new procedures and techniques
4. hear about specific services and meet new faculty


Mather Lecture Series - October 2012 through June 2013

8 sessions: 16 CE credits/2.0 CE per session. All sessions begin at 7:00 pm (Central) and end at 8:30 pm (Central).

Onsite registration option: Join us in person beginning at 6:30 pm with a complimentary light dinner. All lectures are held in 215 Pomeroy, St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota

Simulcast registration option: Join us online from anywhere! All online lectures begin at 7:00 pm Central and end at 8:30 pm Central. Register for the “simulcast” option for any or all lectures, and on the day of the lecture you will receive a secure internet location for attendance. What will you experience: your computer screen will be dominated with a direct-feed PowerPoint for clarity of viewing, plus the voice of the live speaker as the slides automatically advance. A small video window on the side of your screen will show the speaker. The live Q&A session will be simulcast also and you will be able to send questions from your screen options as you wish. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to recent server upgrades it will be necessary for you to have Silverlight 5 installed on your computer in order to view the simulcast. PLEASE NOTE: Simulcast is not compatible with use on an iPad.


April 4, 2013
Sandra Koch, D.V.M., M.S., Dipl. A.C.V.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
Common Pitfalls in Veterinary Dermatology
Objectives: 1. Discuss the common misconceptions and errors in veterinary dermatology. 2. Describe how to avoid the common misconceptions and errors in veterinary dermatology.

May 2, 2013
Kristi Flynn, D.V.M., Assistant Clinical Specialist
Susan Lowum, D.V.M., Assistant Clinical Professor
Best Practices of Primary Care: Current Guidelines for Vaccine Protocols
Objectives: 1. Discuss the most recent national feline and canine vaccination protocols and the research that supports the protocols. 2. Review the University of Minnesota VMC vaccination protocols

June 6, 2013
Angie Jimenez, D.V.M., Cert.V.A, M.R.C.V.S., Dipl.E.C.V.A.A., Assistant Clinical Professor in Comparative Anesthesia
Kerry Woodhouse, B.V.Sc., Cert.V.A., M.R.C.V.S., Dipl.A.C.V.A., Assistant Clinical Professor in Comparative Anesthesia
Tell Me Where it Hurts? Pain Assessment and Treatment for the Non-verbal Patient
Objectives: 1. Recognize pain during perioperative period with an overview of available tools for pain assessment in domestic animals. 2. Describe and discuss main therapeutic options available in practice for pain management in dogs and cats. 3. Clinical application of the concepts developed in the lecture by interactive discussion of clinical scenarios based on real cases.





Gold Flex Onsite OR Simulcast Pass

All 8 Lectures onsite OR simulcast



Gold Onsite Pass

All 8 Lectures onsite only



Gold Simulcast Pass

All 8 Lectures via simulcast only



Silver Onsite Pass

Any 4 Lectures onsite



Silver Simulcast Pass

Any 4 Lectures via simulcast



Single Onsite Ticket

1 Lecture onsite


Single Simulcast Ticket

1 Lecture via simulcast


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