MVMA Summer Meeting

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Eastport Hall, 128 Texas Avenue, University of Maine at Augusta-Bangor Campus, Bangor, ME

Registration now open!


Fear Free Veterinary Care

Ellen M. Lindell, VMD, DACVB 

This 6 hour program will focus on companion animal behavior. There will be an in-depth discussion designed to introduce veterinary health care teams to Fear Free and to consider cost effective ways to create a Fear Free Culture. Veterinarians will learn how to incorporate behavioral well-care into daily practice. The evaluation and treatment of a common behavioral concern, canine aggression, will be covered. Finally there will be a discussion of the risks and benefits to adding psychotropic medications to treatment of behavior cases in cats and dogs. 






  • 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

 Thank you to our sponsor!


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 
The MVMA will be offering rabies titers testing to all attendees. $60 per person. Pre-register by Monday, June 18th at 12pm. Thank you to IDEXX for generous sponsorship!


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)
Register here!

Interested in sponsoring this meeting? Contact Katherine Soverel at [email protected]