Winter MVMA Meeting

Practical Techniques in Soft Tissue Surgery

Howard B Seim III, DVM, DACVS

Friday, January 31, 2020
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Maine

This meeting lecture will consist of a variety of practical soft tissue surgery techniques that most veterinarians can perform in their practice. Video segments of clinical case material, carefully edited to form a real-life experience, will be used as a means of delivering the surgical lectures. An advantage of this lecture style is that participants can see the case operated on during the lecture.

Dr. Seim graduated from Washington State University, completed an internship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada, and a surgical residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He obtained Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1983. He is currently on the surgical staff at Colorado State University. He was recipient of the Merck AGVET Award for Creative Teaching, the CSU Award for Instructional Innovation and selected as the North American Veterinary Conference’s Small Animal Speaker of the Year in 2009. Dr. Seim is founder of VideoVet a Veterinary Surgery Continuing Education video series.

Lecture topics:

  • Intestinal anastomosis – tips to make it easier
  • Surgical management of GDV
  • 4-ligature splenectomy; Anal sacculectomy – a novel approach
  • Surgical management of canine cystic and urethral calculi; Feline perineal urethrostomy – a novel approach
  • Percutaneous chest drain placement in the awake patient
  • Surgical management of brachycephalic syndrome; Wound management secrets

Rabies Titers

Rabies titer blood draws will be offered at the meeting for $85. More details on registration to come.

All testing will be done through the Kansas State University Rabies Lab. Limited spots are available, but we encourage anyone who can't register to sign up for the wait list so that we can open up additional spots as needed (you can sign up for the wait list on the registration form below).

Titers should be performed every two years. We strongly encourage anyone who participated in our fall rabies vaccine clinics to get their titer checked. After the blood draw, you should receive your results in 4-8 weeks. If you receive a low titer, you can register for our next rabies clinic scheduled for April 2019.


SCHEDULE - Friday, January 31, 2020
8:00-9:00 am: Registration and continental breakfast, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland
9:00-12:15 pm: CE presentation by Dr. Seim(with mid-morning break)
12:15 – 1:15 pm:  Lunch
1:15  – 1:45 pm: MVMA Business Meeting
1:45-5:00 pm: Continuation of CE presentation (with afternoon break)
  • 6 CEUs