February 28 – March 2, 2019 Marriott East, Indianapolis, IN 23 Hours Of CE


Welcome to the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association 135th Annual Meeting. IVMA has a long and rich history of providing excellent continuing education through national and international presenters and for providing an inviting atmosphere of collegiality.

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2019 Speakers

Dr. Jen Brandt

AVMA Director of Member Wellness and Diversity
Chicago, IL


Dr. Jen Brown

Indiana State Department of Health


Dr. Shelly Chavis

Indiana Board of Animal Healtth
Field Veterinarian


Dr. Karen Cornell

Texas A & M Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
College Station, TX


Dr. Dennis DeNicola

West Lafayette, IN


Dr. Jeff Denny

Ark Animal Hospital
Liberty, MO


Dr. Jon Godbold

Stonehaven Veterinary Consulting
Jackson, TN


Bash Halow

Bash Halow Consulting
New York, NY


Dr. Elaine Holt

University of Pennsylvania  School of Veterinary Medicine
Philadelphia, PA


Dr. Heidi Hulon

Elanco Animal Health
Louisville, KY


Dr. Amber Kolberg

Milford Animal Clinic
Milford, IN


Dr. Larry Leininger

Leininger Veterinary Clinic
Crown Point, IN


Dr. Debbie Linder

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Tufts
North Grafton, MA


Dr. Jodi Lovejoy

Indiana Board of Animal Health
Crothersville,  IN


David McCormick

Simmons Veterinary Practice Sales & Appraisals
Boalsburg, PA


Dr. Stephen O’Grady

Virginia Therapeutic Farriery
Marshall, VA


Dr. Michelle Rosenbuam

Senior Veterinary Specialist-dermatology at Zoetis
Rochester, NY


Andrew Ratcliff

Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Investigator
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Bob Sager

Medicine Creek Bovine Health Solutions & Consulting
Wsilsall, Montanna


Amanda Shelby RVT

Indy Vet and Emergency Specialty Group
Avon, IN


Dr. Aaron Smiley

Devonshire Veterinary Clinic


Dr. Jennifer Strasser

Indiana Board of Animal Health Field Representative
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore

Forensic Veterinary Investigation LLC
Boston, MA


Dr. Patricia Wakenell

Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine
West Lafayette, IN


Dr. Jared Williams

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
Athens, GA


Dr. Alice Wolf

Emeritus/Adjunct Professor, Small Animal Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Texas A&M University,Chief Medical Consultant: VIN

Special Events

Thursday, February 28, 2019
5:30-7:00pm @ Liberty Hall

Enjoy fresh and local Sun King beer and snacks. This is a great opportunity to catch up with IVMA members and visit with over 60 vendors. Thanks to Midwest Veterinary Supply and Boehringer Ingelheim for generously sponsoring this event.

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Exhibit Hall Beer Garden
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IVMA Membership Luncheon

Friday, March 01, 2019
12:30pm @ Freedom Hall

New this year, join us for the IVMA Member Lunch. Even more exciting – celebrate with Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine as they kick off a year-long celebration of 60 years by featuring Keynote speaker, and PVM alum,  (Click Here for Bio) Dr. Karen Cornell.

Friday, March 01, 2019
9:00am-4:00pm @ Liberty Hall

Support the Indiana Animal Health Foundation! Check out this year’s silent auction and find a few things for yourself or as gifts, all while supporting a great cause.

IAHF Silent Auction
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March 2, 2019

Saturday, March 02, 2019
8:30am-4;30pm@ Freedom Hall
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Make plans to attend the Animal Welfare Forum on Saturday, March 2, 2019, hosted by the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association. This one-day, engaging forum will focus on the following critical and important areas: Learn to recognize and differentiate non-accidental from accidental injury, criminal forms of neglect and animal sex abuse.  Learn about the criminal justice pathway for cases of animal cruelty and the role of the veterinarian in assisting in these cases.  Learn about Indiana laws concerning animal welfare, and participate in the Q&A session with the featured speakers.  This event is open to the public for $40, and is included in annual meeting registrations.
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Indianapolis Marriott East

Indianapolis Marriott East
7202 East 21st Street
Indianapolis  Indiana  46219  USA

$138/night – Special Rate ends on January 28, 2019

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Pricing & Discounts
  • 2018 Grads & Life Members

  • $130person
    • 2018 Graduate:  $130
    • Life Member $130
    • Early-Bird pricing through 2/13/2019. Member pricing is $180 after 2/13/2019.
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  • Veterinarians

  • $365person
    • IVMA Member:  $365
    • Non-Member:  $635
    • Early-Bird pricing through 2/13/2019. Member pricing is $415 and Non-Member pricing is $685 after 2/13/2019.
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  • Technicians and Assistants

  • $200person
    • Technicians:  $200
    • Assistants:  $200
    • Early-Bird pricing through 2/13/2019. Pricing is $250 after 2/13/2019.
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  • Veterinary Students

  • $40person
    • Veterinary Students:  $40
    • Veterinary Students must be currently enrolled in accredited College of Veterinary Medicine.
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