JUNE 6 – 9, 2019  TWIN FALLS, ID •     18 HOURS OF CE


You are invited to participate in Idaho’s premier annual gathering of professionals in veterinary medicine. The IVMA has a long and rich history of providing excellent continuing education in an inviting atmosphere of collegiality.


June 6 – 9 , 2019
Canyon Crest Event Center
330 Canyon Crest Dr
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Online registration is now closed, but there is still space available for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

If you need to register:

  1. Please print and complete this form – 2019 IVMA Summer Meeting registration form
  2. Turn in your form & payment on-site at the Canyon Crest Event Center at these times:

Thursday, June 6th: 5 -6 pm
Friday, June 7th: 7:15 – 8 am
Saturday, June 8th: 7:15 – 8 am
Sunday, June 9th: 7:30 – 8 am

Questions? Please send an email to the IVMA at info@ivma.org for the quickest response. Thank you!

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Featured Speakers

Mike Apley

Manhattan, KS

Keynote + Food Animal

Keynote: Antibiotic stewardship exemplifying our roles in leadership and service.
An evidence-based review of antibiotics in cattle.
NSAIDs and Steroids in cattle.
Our pharmaceutical regulatory future.

Dr. Apley is a veterinarian with a Ph.D. in physiology (pharmacology). He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. His practice background includes general practice in central Kansas and a feedlot consulting/contract research practice based in Colorado. He is currently a professor in the department of veterinary clinical sciences at Kansas State University. Dr. Apley works with veterinarians and producers throughout the United States concerning the use of drugs in food animals and also in the area of beef cattle health with an emphasis on feedlots. Dr. Apley is a past president of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants and the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. He is currently president of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. In 2015, Dr. Apley was appointed as a voting member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria.

Valli Parthasarathy
PhD, DVM, ACVB Resident

Portland, OR

Small Animal + Veterinary Technician

Addressing and Alleviating Fear, Anxiety, and Stress During Veterinary Visits
Pre-visit pharmaceuticals and Sedation Protocols to Reduce Stress
Concept to Practice: Implementing Fear Free in the Clinic

Complete up to 7 hours of Fear-Free approved continuing education for your annual renewal. 

Dr. Parthasarathy earned her PhD at the University of Georgia in 2002. Her studies included becoming proficient in differentiating normal versus abnormal behavior in many species, including dogs, cats, pet birds, and horses.  After her earning her PhD, she decided that she could help the most animals by studying veterinary medicine. She graduated from the Univ. of GA College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, and moved to Portland. She was in general practice until 2009, at which point she decided to develop Synergy Behavior Solutions with Scott Raymond, CPDT-KA.

In 2015, Dr. Valli started pursuing additional training to earn specialty status as a board-certified veterinary behavior specialist. She is studying under the mentorship of Dr. Kenneth Martin, DVM, DACVB.

Carol McConnell
DVM, MBA, Chief Veterinary Officer

Brea, CA

Practice Management

Paying for Veterinary Care
North American Pet Health Insurance Association Market Research Results

Dr. McConnell is Vice President and Chief Veterinary Officer at Nationwide. In this role, she oversees the company’s veterinary research and relations. Her prior roles have included positions at ALZA Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, and Priority Veterinary Management Consultants, where she provided consulting services to veterinarians around the country. Dr. McConnell was a practicing veterinarian at Wilmington Animal Hospital in Delaware. She holds a BS from Cornell University, an MBA from Purdue University and a DVM degree from University of California, Davis.

Can’t Miss Events

IVMA Opening Reception

Thursday, June 6th from 5 – 6 pm @ Canyon Crest Dining & Event Center

Catch up with colleagues and take a pulse of the industry’s latest products and solutions. While you mingle, enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and a beverage. All attendees and guests are welcome!

BBQ Dinner at Centennial Waterfront Park

Friday, June 7th from 6-9 pm @ Centennial Waterfront Park (Canyon Springs Rd, Twin Falls, ID 83301)

Don’t miss this top-notch event at the Centennial Waterfront Park. Enjoy a steak dinner and live entertainment! Hosted by MWI Animal Health and Boehringer-Ingelheim.

Live Entertainment from Barton & Bollar

Friday, June 7th from 7-9 pm @ Centennial Waterfront Park (Canyon Springs Rd, Twin Falls, ID 83301)

Band members, Dr. Bill Barton & Rick Bollar, have been playing music together for 29 years. You might recognize Dr. Barton, Idaho’s State Veterinarian!

Conference Location

Canyon Crest
330 Canyon Crest Dr
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 733-9392

Hotel Reservations

The group rate for rooms is $124 + tax at both hotels. To ensure availability at this special rate, make your reservation no later than May 16, 2019. To make reservations, call the hotel of your choice and mention the IVMA meeting.

Hampton Inn
1658 Fillmore St
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 734-2233

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1554 Fillmore St
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 732-6001

Pricing & Registration

  • Veterinarian

  • $325
    • Registration Includes:
      Special Events, Meals, and much more…
    • IVMA Members:
    • Non-Members:
    • IVMA New Graduate Members: $0

  • Technician

  • $250
    • Registration Includes:
      Special Events, Meals, and much more…
    • ISVTA Members:
    • Non-Members:

  • Student

  • FREE
    • Registration Includes:
      Special Events, Meals, and much more…
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