"Serving veterinarians for the benefit of animal and human health"
September 4, 2018
In This Issue
Dates to Remember
September 12
IVMA Sports & Field Day

September 19
IVMA Executive Board Meeting

September 20-21
IVMA Annual Meeting

September 22
IVMA Tailgate ISU vs. Akron

For more information on any of these events visit www.iowavma.org.

Early Deadline Extended for Sports & Field Day  

Help us Fill the Fairways for the Foundation on September 12!

The early registration deadline for the IVMA Sports and Field Day Best Shot Golf Tournament has been extended to Wednesday, September 5 at Midnight. 

Registration for Sports and Field Day is open at  www.iowavma.org or call the IVMA office at 800-369-9564. You can put together your own foursome or sign up as an individual and we can assign you to a foursome.
Registration includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, dinner, two drink tickets and a door prize. Prizes will be awarded for top golfers as well as hole prizes.

Come Join the Fun!

IVMA Foundation Sports and Filed Day 
S eptember 12
Otter Creek Golf Course, Ankeny
Golf Registration begins at 10:30 am
Box Lunch at 11:30 am
Shotgun start at 12:30 pm
Dinner and awards at 5:30pm

Thank you for supporting the IVMA Foundation!

Don't miss out! Register before Friday, September 7 to save $50 off the regular registration fee for the IVMA 136th Annual Meeting. You won't want to miss the speakers, meeting up with old and new friends, vendor booths and fun of this year's meeting!
There are three easy ways to register:
  1. Online visit www.iowavma.org and click on the IVMA Annual Meeting banner at the top of the homepage.
  2. Mail or Fax in the paper registration form found in the back of the Annual Meeting Registration book you received in the mail.
  3. Call the IVMA office at 800-369-9564 to pay by credit card and register.
We hope to see everyone in Ames!
Tour the ISU CVM Oncology Facilities During IVMA Reception
The remodeled café in the Vet Med Commons.  
The reception during the IVMA Annual Meeting with be held at a new location this year. Join your classmates and colleagues on
Thursday, September 20, 5:30-7:30 pm at the recently renovated  Vet Med Commons at Iowa State CVM for hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

During the reception, take advantage of tours of the new  Stereotactic Radiation Therapy facility at the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital. This facility will allow the hospital to offer radiation therapy as a treatment option, in addition to surgery and chemotherapy for veterinary cancer patients.

Join the tour to see how your patients could benefit from this next-generation machine to treat cancer in pets. Tours will be available from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Meet in the Vet Med Commons.
Bovine Embryo Transfer Training Offered
The Iowa State University Embryo Transfer Program is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity  for bovine practitioners to learn or to improve their embryo transfer skills during the 2018 ISU-BETTR Short Course.

Dates: December 17-20th, 2018    (4 days, 32 hours)

Location: Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Description: During this course, veterinarians will be taught all the steps of bovine embryo transfer following the International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS) standards, by boarded and AETA certified Theriogenologists and highly qualified faculty members.   Superovulated cows will be provided for each participant to collect, search, evaluate and freeze embryos. This course will also cover topics such as factors affecting success of bovine embryo recovery, estrus synchronization, donor scheduling, embryo handling and evaluation, followed by further discussions on embryo transfers, recipient management and approaches for increasing pregnancy rates. All equipment will be provided, however you are welcome to bring your own. In addition to lectures and laboratory sessions, the registration fee includes lunches, embryo transfer manual, and an ISU embryo evaluation poster.

Registration Fee:$3000.00 ($750.00 nonrefundable deposit will be required to reserve spot; outstanding balance will be due on the first day of course). It will be first come, first serve for the (8) limited openings.

For more information or to register, visit  https://cvmweb.cvm.iastate.edu/vdpam/about/food-supply/embryo-transfer or contact Marianna Jahnke at 515-294-9110 or by email: marianna@iastate.edu.

*Participant limit is 8 people for an adequate training opportunity. If numbers are insufficient to support the program, ISU reserves the right to cancel the course offering.*
IVMA Members Invited to ISU SAVMA Meeting - Thursday 9/6

Plan Now to Attend IVMA Iowa State Football Tailgate
Join the IVMA on Saturday, September 22 for a tailgate before the Iowa State vs. Akron football game. Plan on joining other IVMA Cyclone fans for pregame burgers, brats and beverages. 

All IVMA members, their guests and ISU veterinary students are invited!

This is the day after the IVMA Annual Meeting, so plan on staying in Ames for all of the festivities! Make your hotel reservations now!

ISU vs. Akron IVMA Tailgate
Saturday, September 22
Time TBD (3 hours before kickoff)
Tent #13 - North of Jack Trice Stadium in Tent Row (Cardinal and Gold striped tents down center of parking lot)

Tickets for the ISU vs. Akron football game are available at www.cyclones.com .

Thank you to our tailgate sponsors!

New at IVMA Annual Meeting! IVMA / ISU CVM Job Fair

Save BI Box Tops to Fund Scholarships for ISU CVM Students
For the 5th year, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is offering Future Service Scholarships to support future cattle veterinarians graduating from the Iowa State University (ISU) College of Veterinary Medicine.

BI formed an alliance with the IVMA Foundation to offer this unique scholarship to graduating seniors at ISU. The final amount of the scholarship is determined by BI veterinarian and producer customers submitting box tops from Pyramid® 5 and Pyramid® 5 + Presponse® SQ product boxes.

BI will donate the following to fund the Future Service Scholarships. The donation is doubled for producers and veterinarians who participate in the Iowa Green and Gold Tag Preconditioning Program (see information below).

* $2.50 per 100 doses of PYRAMID 5 + PRESPONSE SQ
* $1.25 per 100 doses of PYRAMID 5

From now through Dec. 31, 2018, producers and veterinarians throughout Iowa are encouraged to help fund the scholarship by clipping their box tops. Producers should forward their box tops to their veterinary clinics. Clinics then work with their BI sales representatives to submit to:
Boehringer Ingelheim
c/o Shanya Hunter
3902 Gene Field Road
St. Joseph, MO 64506

Thank you for supporting the IVMA Foundation and future Iowa veterinarians!
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