The 2021 OSU/OVMA Summer Seminar will be virtual this year on June 18-19 with a new viewing option. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Boehringer Ingelheim (large animal) and Zoetis (companion animal), a limited number of online viewing seats are available for a Saturday Watch Party in Oklahoma City pending a minimum number of enrollments for this option (10 large animal and 30 companion animal) and no changes in pandemic directives.
A total of 10 hours of CE will be available starting with a keynote speaker and general conference track from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 18. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, two tracks will be offered—one for companion animals and one for large animals. Those attending remotely via Zoom may move between tracks. Attendees who pre-register for the online Watch Party on Saturday may switch tracks but must sign in and out each time they do so. All participants will be able to ask the speaker a question. A moderator will assist those at the Watch Party.
Dr. Christine Jenkins, Chief Medical Officer for U.S. Operations at Zoetis, will present the keynote address on diversity, equality and inclusion in the veterinary profession. Jenkins leads the team responsible for Zoetis’ outcomes research, academic and professional affairs, and scientific information for the company’s U.S. market. As a member of the Zoetis U.S. Leadership Team, she serves as the Chief Veterinary Medical Officer and is responsible for the Commitment to Veterinarians™ platform. Jenkins earned her BS degree in Animal Science from Florida A&M University and her DVM degree from Tuskegee University. She completed an internship at the University of Florida and a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Tennessee. With an extensive background in animal health, Jenkins has held various director roles in clinical research, regulatory affairs and marketing at Pfizer Animal Health, Merial Ltd. and Hill’s Pet Nutrition before joining Zoetis. Previously she was a tenured associate professor of medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville.
Planned seminar topics include three dermatology sessions, a suite of parasite, tick and fly courses, feline leptospirosis and innovation in equine asthma. RACE (AAVSB) approval for Summer Seminar will not be sought this year. To determine if Summer Seminar is acceptable for a veterinary board in a state other than Oklahoma, please contact the continuing education office.
Online registration is open at 2021 OSU/OVMA Summer Seminar. Early registration fee is due by June 1 and is $250 for veterinarians and $200 for RVTs, veterinary nurses and staff. After June 1, add $75 to each registration fee. Watch Party registration is due by June 7. Only those who have pre-registered and paid by June 7 will be allowed in the rooms. Registrations will not be accepted at the door. For any questions or to register over the phone, please contact Christine Nichols at 405-744-7672.
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