MVMA Summer Meeting

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When: Saturday, June 23, 2017

Where: Bangor, ME


Fear Free Veterinary Care

Ellen M. Lindell, VMD, DACVB 


  • Fear Free Veterinary Care—Creating a Fear Free Culture 
  • Behavioral Side Effects of Psychotropic Drugs
  • Preventing Behavior Problems: Introduce Behavioral Well-Care to Everyday Practice
  • Welcome Puppy: Fitting Behavior into Initial Puppy Appointments
  • No fine friends—managing interdog aggression outside the home


Handling Pet Pigs as Patients

Arlen M. Wilbers, DVM 

Dr. Wilbers is a 1987 graduate of VMRCVM and has been practicing for 31 years at Quakertown Vet Clinic in PA. He has been treating pet pigs for 28 years and sees over 500 pet pigs yearly. Dr. Wilbers has spoken at numerous pet pig symposiums, state veterinary conferences and at the NAVC convention. In 2005 he was awarded the excellence in achievement award by the Pigs as Pets Association and was voted the Food Animal 2015 and 2017 Speaker of The Year at the NAVC convention. He has been married for 37 years to his wife Sharon, has four grown children and two grandchildren.



  • Handling Pet Pigs as Patients 
  • Routine Care and Common Problems of Pet Pigs
  • Anesthesia and Restraint of Pet Pigs
  • Common Surgeries of Pet Pigs 


8:00-9:00 am: Registration and continental breakfast
9:00-12:00 pm: CE presentation (with mid-morning break)
12:00-2:00 pm: Lunch and MVMA Meeting 
2:00-5:00 pm: Continuation of CE presentation (with afternoon break)


Registration coming soon!


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