Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association

Join us for the

WVMA Winter Meeting

December 8 - 9, 2023

Hilton Garden Inn in Casper, WY

or watch professionally recorded lectures
after the meeting

REGISTRATION - On-site registration open Friday, Dec. 8th from 7-8 AM.

  • Greetings! Registration for the WVMA Winter Meeting is open! View the full schedule & printable registration form HERE.

  • NEW AND IMPROVED virtual option this year! All 12 hours of lectures will be professionally recorded and available for ALL registrants to view online December 13 - 31 (not livestreamed). A PDF of the CE certificate for both in-person and virtual registrants will be available to download.  

  • This is a separate meeting from the new licensee orientation, hosted by the Wyoming Board of Veterinary Medicine. For more information please visit - https://vetboard.wyo.gov/professionals/orientation.


  • Friday, December 8th from 8 AM - 5 PM MT
    Saturday, December 9th from 8 AM - 12 PM

  • View the meeting brochure with full schedule & printable registration form HERE.


        Hilton Garden Inn
        1150 N Poplar St
        Casper, WY 82601
        P: (307) 266-1300

        Ask for the "Wyoming Veterinarians" discounted rate of $99 + tax for 1 King bed.
        Make your reservation before Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

        Reserve your room online HERE.

          CE PROGRAM

          WVMA CE offered: 12 hours

          Optional CE opportunity (Will not be recorded): Friday, December 8th at 6 PM - Additional 3 credit hours available through NVAP Accreditation Modules #5, 18, 24


          SMALL ANIMAL

          Ruth J. Rose, DVM, DACVS-SA, ACVS Fellow Surgical Oncology - VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado

          Dr. Rose, the Medical Director of VCA VSNC, is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and an ACVS Fellow in Surgical Oncology.  Following graduation from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, Dr. Rose completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at MSPCA Angell Animal Medical Center in Springfield Massachusetts and then an internship and residency in small animal surgery at VCA Animal Specialty Group, Inc. in Los Angeles, California. From 2009 until 2012, Dr. Rose was a staff surgeon at VCA VSNC and then worked at Colorado State University from 2012 until 2021. While at Colorado State University, Dr. Rose completed a fellowship in surgical oncology, was the assistant director of a highly specialized translational research program, and mentored veterinary students, interns, residents, surgical fellows and PhD candidates as a Clinical Instructor. Dr. Rose returned home to VCA VSNC in September of 2021 as Medical Director.

          Surgical Oncology in your Practice: Making the most out of uncomfortably bumpy situations:

          · Canine Soft Tissue Sarcoma

          · Canine Mast Cell Tumor

          Wound Care: How am I supposed to close this?

          · Primary Trauma Care vs. Surgical Trauma Care

          · Case-based presentation and discussion


          LARGE ANIMAL

          Gerald Stokka, DVM, MS - North Dakota State University

          Dr. Gerald L. Stokka is a member of the NDSU Animal Science faculty as Associate Professor.  His position is Extension Veterinarian/Livestock Stewardship Specialist. Dr. Stokka earned his DVM from Iowa State University. He spent seven years in private practice in Cooperstown, N.D. In 1989, he began an advanced degree in beef cattle production medicine at Kansas State. After earning his master’s degree, he became an assistant professor with Kansas State in the department of clinical sciences. From this position he advanced to become the Kansas State Beef Extension veterinarian. He became part of the Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Technical Services in 2001 followed by his position at NDSU. With experience in both private practice and academic instruction, Dr. Stokka is recognized for his multifaceted expertise in beef cattle systems. He has worked with feedlots, stocker operations and cow-calf operations. Dr. Stokka is a partner with his brother Murray in a registered Red Angus operation.

          · Staying Relevant: The Veterinarians Role in Evaluating Systems in the Beef Cattle Business -The lectures will focus on areas related to Beef Cattle Systems that may not be covered adequately in the veterinary curriculum.  Lectures will focus on Stewardship principles related to animals, land, and people.  In addition, the focus will include genetic selection, environment and nutrition related to health and longevity of animals and people. We will also discuss a basic understanding and implementation of preventive health measures including animal behavior, handling and preventive protocols.


          John Ordiway, MS, LPC, LATClinical Director

          John is currently the Clinical Director for the Wyoming Professional Assistance Program and the Academic Chair for Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Addiction Studies at Casper College.  John has worked in the addictions field for the past 20+ years.  He is a Certified trainer through the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).  John holds Master’s degrees in Counselor Education and Psychology.  He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Therapist.

          Avoiding Burnout: Is Finding a Work/Life Balance Achievable? Identify barriers that veterinarians struggle with that can lead to burnout or other negative life impacts in their professional and personal lives.


            Berit Bangoura, DVM, PhD, DIPEVPC et al. - WSVL Director

            WSVL updates and case studies


            Thank you for your interest in the WVMA! You are invited to attend the 2024 WVMA Summer Meeting held in Cody, June 9-11, as the Winter Meetings do not include an exhibit hall. More information will be available in late February 2024. Thank you!

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