Senior Veterinarians

The Senior Veterinarians Council is a group of veterinarians that are either life members, inactive members or retired from veterinary practice. The council typically meets 3-4 times a year often combining their meetings with a social or educational activity. These events and activities are open to all MVMA members and their guests. Dr. Dick Olson is currently the chair of the Senior Vets Council.  If you are interested in learning more about this group or joining, please contact the MVMA office at 651-645-7533 or

 2017 Events

The Council of Senior Veterinarians - Fall Event


Cutting edge cancer research

Started in 1942 by Jay C. Hormel, The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota has a seven-decade history of making significant scientific discoveries aimed at improving the health of the world. For the past 20 years, The Hormel Institute has targeted its cutting-edge research on better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. Our group of highly successful medical scientists are focused on determining cancer’s basic molecular mechanisms to develop new anti-cancer agents. They share their discoveries globally by being published in leading scientific journals. The Hormel Institute tripled in size in 2008 and is now is on the verge of a second transformative expansion, opening its newest additions in early 2016 that will double the size of its research facilities and overall employment.

 “The Hormel Institute continues to make progress against cancer through our cutting-edge research involving world-class scientists, state-of-the-art technology and global collaborators. Together, we are finding answers to cancer.”

Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director

 Source and more information:


Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
801 16th Ave NE
Austin, MN 55912

Cost: FREE 

Schedule of Day:
10:00 am – Meet as a group
10:30 am - Overview and Tour of the Hormel Institute
12:00 pm – Lunch provided
1:00 pm – Tour of the SPAM Museum (if time allows) 

Register to Attend:
By Phone: 651-645-7533
By Email:
Online Registration:
Friends and Family are welcome to attend with you also, please just let us know when you register.