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Members are Welcome to Join Us for the 2018 WVPMA Annual Convention
WVPMA Annual Convention

Thursday October 11th 2018

8:00 - 9:00am
Registration in Main Hallway

8:00 - 9:00am
Breakfast & Roundtable discussion

9:15 - 9:30am
Dr. Ed Loeback with BI to update on new products

9:30 - 9:45am
Dr. Hull of Hills to address group on education opportunities

9:45 - 11:15am
Business Meeting

11:15am - 12:00pm
WVMA Legislative update by Kim Brown Pokorny

12:00 - 1:00pm
Lunch with Exhibitors.

1:00 - 3:00pm
Effective Client Communication for all Veterinary Professionals

3:00 - 3:15pm - Break

3:15 - 5:00pm
Client Compliance Builder

5:00 - 6:00pm
Reception in Exhibit Hall

6:00 - 7:00pm
WVMA / WVTA / WVPMA awards and recognition banquet

Join your colleagues and exhibitors for an awards reception to recognize leaders in our organizations to the day. Food and drinks provided. Everyone is invited!

Friday October 12th

8:00 - 9:00am
WVPMA Registration, Breakfast & Roundtable discussions

9:00 - 10:15am
Conquering the Cold Shoulder

10:15 - 10:30 - Break

10:30 - 12:00pm
10 Disastrous Leadership Habits

12:00 - 1:00pm
Lunch in Exhibit Hall.

1:00 - 2:30pm
Leaders you are Not Alone

2:30 - 3:00pm - Break

3:00 - 5:00pm
Tackling the Marketing Monster & the Veterinary Business Model of the 21st Century

5:00 - 6:00pm
Exhibit Hall

Saturday October 13th

Morning with Exhibitors and Sponsors.


WVPMA Convention
Alliant Energry Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison WI
Please note: cash only is required for parking.

Hotel Information

Clarion Suites
2110 Rimrock Road
Madison WI 53713
(608) 284-1234

Country Inn Suites
400 River Place
Monona, WI 53716
(608) 221-0055

Holiday Inn Express
722 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53713
(800) 315-2621

706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 251-2300

Convention Registration

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Kim Brown Pokorny

Kim Brown PokornyBrown Pokorny began as executive director in June of 2008. Since that time, the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) has undergone two long-range, strategic planning processes. Brown Pokorny created a more stable financial base for the association, hired new legislative counsel to aggressively pursue veterinary medical issues, oversaw the rebranding of the WVMA and continues to be an informational source to policy makers, media, public and fellow colleagues. Most recently, under her guidance, the WVMA leadership has approved the creation of a foundation and the Food Armor&trade - HACCP for Proper Drug Use Program.

Prior to her position at WVMA, Brown Pokorny worked for the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) as program manager. She was also the local markets specialist for Morgan & Myers, a public relations firm representing the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, and served as a Dairy and Livestock Instructor for the UW-Extension in Sheboygan County.

Bash Halow

Bash HalowBash Halow started his career in veterinary medicine in 1999. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and of the Veterinary Management Institute series at Purdue University. Bash has enjoyed a varied career working as a practice manager in New York City, a regional manager for Healthy Pet Corporation (later VCA) and the Administrator for the Princeton Animal Hospital and Carnegie Cat Clinic in Princeton, NJ. He is a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager and a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the State of Delaware.

Mr. Bash Halow is a regular speaker for Zoetis, Henry Schein, Boehringer Ingelheim and Merck. His lectures, The Business Model of the 21st Century, Pricing Strategies, Managing for Practice Value, Preventative Dental Compliance, Effective Communication, Team Building, Compassion Fatigue and Leadership have been done regionally, internationally and all places in between.

Based in New York and Pennsylvania, Bash Halow is the founder of the both the New Jersey Veterinary Hospital Manager’s Association and the Big Apple Veterinary Management group in NYC. He is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association. He enjoys a close working relationship with the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association with whom he often collaborates on continuing education. The PVMA recognized Bash for his enthusiasm and commitment to empowering veterinary practices across Pennsylvania when they awarded him with the 2013 President’s Award. More on Bash Halow...


WVMA - Room Sponsor
Marshfield Laboratories - MOY Sponsor
Zoetis - Speaker Sponsor
Patterson Veterinary Supply - Silver
Midwest Cremation Service - Platinum
MVS - Platinum
Henry Schein - Silver
MWI - Bronze

WVPMA Leadership

President: Julie Rodenberg
President-Elect: Billie Fisher
Past President: Tina Euteneier
Secretary: Jennifer Kettlson
Treasurer: Patti McFarland
Membership Chair: Laura Oldenhoff
Convention Chair: Lyn Schuh

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