MVMA Spring Meeting

Friday, April 12th 8:00am - 4pm
Live Virtual Meeting

Register here!
  • 8am-8:50am: "My approach to respiratory distress in practice" with Caroline Tonozzi, DVM, Dipl American College of Emergency and Critical Care (1 CEU)
  • 9am-9:50am: "Fluid therapy and shock" with Caroline Tonozzi, DVM, Dipl American College of Emergency and Critical Care (1 CEU)
  • 10am-10:50am: "Updates on parvovirus" with Caroline Tonozzi, DVM, Dipl American College of Emergency and Critical Care (1 CEU)
  • 11am-11:50am: "Common ECG abnormalities with diagnosis and treatment" with Caroline Tonozzi, DVM, Dipl American College of Emergency and Critical Care (1 CEU)
  • 12pm-1pm: Lunch Break
  • 1pm-1:50pm: "Chronic Pain and Osteoarthritis in Dogs and Cats" with Rachel Fuentes, DVM, CVA (1 CEU)
  • 2pm-2:50pm: "10 Years of Science in Canine Allergic Dermatitis: Knowledge You Need to Help Your Patients Now" with Rachel Fuentes, DVM, CVA (1 CEU)
  • 3pm-4:00pm: "Dos’ & Donts’ of DEA Record Keeping" with Jack Teitelman (1 CEU)

Note: All credits are RACE approved.


Caroline Tonozzi, DVM, Dipl American College of Emergency and Critical Care

Dr. Tonozzi graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She then completed a small animal rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in 2004, and went onto a residency in small animal emergency and critical care at Animal Emergency Center in Glendale, Wisconsin.  She completed her residency in 2007, and became board certified in SA ECC in 2008.  She was the director of Emergency Medicine at VCA Aurora Animal Hospital from 2007-2017, and then went on to become service head of SA ECC at University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.  She currently works for Mission Veterinary Partners (MVP) as a clinical consultant specialist in emergency and critical care.  Dr. Tonozzi has been published in Compendium, JAVMA, and JVECC, and has lectured at local and international conferences on various topics related to small animal emergency, critical care, and surgery.  She has been a volunteer trail veterinarian for the Iditarod Sled Dog race since 2016. 

Thank you to MVP for sponsoring Dr. Tonozzi!


Rachel Fuentes, DVM, CVA

Dr. Fuentes’ formal education in veterinary medicine began by attending the State University of New York at Delhi, where she became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. After working as an LVT, Dr. Fuentes continued on to receive her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, having also completed a year of clinical rotations at Kansas State University. Through her years of devotion to animal medical care Dr. Fuentes became interested in acupuncture and graduated from the Chi University with her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture. Shortly after, she became a fear free certified practitioner and is proud to approach medicine from an integrative standpoint.


Thank you to Zoetis for sponsoring Dr. Fuentes!



Jack Teitelman

Jack Teitelman is a retired DEA Supervisory Special Agent with over 26 years of experience fighting the illegal trafficking of narcotics and controlled substances.  Jack joined the DEA in 1988 upon earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of North Florida. That same year, Jack graduated from the FBI Academy, Quantico, VA and was assigned to the DEA New York Division, where he spent the first eight years of his career before being promoted to Supervisory Special Agent and transferred to the Atlanta Technical Operations Group.  9/11 brought him back to New York City due to his expertise in sophisticated electronic surveillance programs, including tactical and non-tactical technology-based solutions that enabled and enhanced the DEA’s intelligence and law enforcement functions. In 2008, Jack transferred to the New York Organized Crime Drug Enforcement “Strike Force” (Strike Force) comprised of agents and officers of the US Drug Enforcement Administration and the New York City Police Department, where he led an international team of investigators that lead to a 25-count indictment against Rafael Alvares, a/k/a Rafi, head of an international narcotics importation organization and his associates.  The operation was one of the most brazen cases of reckless killings for the benefit of narcotics trafficking that the DEA had seen ever seen. Over his 26-year career with the DEA, Jack gained extensive experience in all facets of complex criminal drug conspiracy investigations and won numerous awards and commendations for the work he lead to take down numerous drug trafficking organizations both in the U.S. and internationally. Jack retired from the DEA in 2015, and today heads, TITAN Group, a DEA regulatory consulting firm, an industry leader providing regulatory compliance services to a cross section of both the human and animal healthcare industries.