Upcoming Meetings and Events with WVPMA
WVPMA Meetings and Events

2021 WVPMA Virtual Leadership Conference

October 22, 2021

Take a Pause for the Paws:
A Low-Stress, Low-Anxiety Approach to Clinic Visits and Curbside Care

This presentation will focus on simple strategies that can be employed, often at low or no cost and in any animal care or health facility, to help reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in our animal patients. Such techniques can also dramatically help improve bonding with clients while uniquely distinguishing your hospital. Remember the old adage, "No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care."

An additional benefit to embracing fear reducing, low stress techniques and tools for our patients is very likely to be found in substantially reduced stress for the human team. In this fast-paced world and with our increasing awareness of professional burnout, emotional exhaustion, and compassion fatigue, surely this is not a bad thing.


8:00 - 8:15am Registration

8:15 - 8:50am Annual Meeting

8:50 - 9:00am Sponsor - Royal Canin

9:00 - 10:30am Speaker - Jay Tischendorf, DVM

10:30 - 10:40am Sponsor - Midwest Veterinary Supply

10:40 - 10:50am Break

10:50 - 12:00pm Speaker - Jay Tischendorf, DVM

12:00 - 12:10pm Sponsor - Midwest Cremation Service

12:10 - 12:20pm Sponsor - Covetrus

12:20 - 1:00pm Lunch

1:00 - 2:30pm Speaker - Jay Tischendorf, DVM

2:30 - 2:40pm Sponsor - Purina

2:40 - 2:50pm Sponsor - Dechra

2:50 - 3:00pm Break

3:00 - 4:00pm Speaker - Jay Tischendorf, DVM

4:00 - 4:30pm Questions and Closing Remarks

A Zoom meeting invite will be sent out to emails on file for all WVPMA members and sponsors. One invite per member and sponsor will be sent out before the meeting date. This virtual conference is free to all WVPMA members and sponsors. We look forward to a fun filled and educational meeting.


Covetrus Veterinary Services Dechra Veterinary Products Midwest Cremation Service Midwest Veterinary Supply Purina Royal Canin Pet Food


Two Member Meetings Per Year:

  • Spring = Members & Board
  • Summer = Board only
  • Fall = Members & Board
  • Winter = Board only
  • All meetings have been held via Zoom to accommodate rapid changes due to COVID-19

Two (2) full-day management seminars each year - Scheduled to resume in 2021

Day seminars will be held each spring and fall in a central Wisconsin location. These seminars are a happy blend of education, reconnecting with friends, professional support, and fun. At each seminar you will find:

  • Educational speakers
  • Roundtable discussions to troubleshoot common management challenges
  • Networking luncheon with fellow members
  • Continuing education credits for veterinary management (up to 8 credits per seminar)
  • Business briefing on WVPMA current events

Monthly Member Roundtable Discussions Via Zoom

1-hour virtual meetings held on the 4th Thursday of every month at 12:00pm. These virtual events are an opportunity to connect with peers and have great conversation on hot topics.

For questions regarding web site or meetings, please contact Anna Schilz at:

October Guest Speaker

Jay Tischendorf, DVM


The guest speaker for this fascinating and thought-provoking program is Dr. Jay Tischendorf, a field-based Ceva veterinarian and also Fear-Free-certified practitioner. Dr. Jay’s career spans a quarter of a century and includes service in private practice, disaster relief, volunteer work with Native American nations, and many years in the pharmaceutical industry, both human and animal. In addition, Dr. Jay is a wildlife biologist and veterinarian and an accredited Animal Humane Investigator. He helps train animal care and control professionals and others in cruelty investigation, forensics, and personal safety, including zoonotic disease awareness.

Event Flyer

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