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102nd Annual Wisconsin Veterinary Medication Association Convention to be Held October 12-14

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Mark your calendar for the 2017 WVMA Annual Convention – Licensed to Practice – being held October 12-14 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.WVMA 2017 Logo Final

The convention will be held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association and Wisconsin Veterinary Practice Managers Association conventions, and features an immense lineup of nationally acclaimed speakers and trade show vendors.

Large animal tracks will include food safety, dairy comp, bovine infectious disease, dairy nutrition, hoof health and equine nutrition. Cardiology, orthopedics, exotic medicine, neurology, nutrition and sports medicine, and feline medicine will be featured in small animal tracks. There will also be a small animal dentistry track that will include an optional wetlab.

The WVMA is excited to announce Eric Alexander as the keynote speaker. Alexander, skier, climber and mountaineer, is achieving his goals while playing an instrumental role in helping others to achieve their own. On May 25, 2001, Eric defied the odds and scaled Mt. Everest guiding his blind friend Erik Weihenmayer to its lofty 29,035 ft summit. In 2002, the pair traveled to Russia and climbed Mt. Elbrus at 18,500 ft and again found success on Mt. Kosciusko, Australia--two more of the seven summits (the highest points on each of the seven continents). Notably the pair skied from the top of each of these latter two--making these the first ever blind ski descents.

Climbing has not always been without its trials. Alexander reminds us of our humanity and demonstrates the courage it takes to succeed in climbing to the "top of the world." Surviving a 150 ft fall in the Himalayas on Mt. Amadablam in 2000 was just the beginning. Alexander developed pulmonary edema and it became clear that he would need to be airlifted to safety. For eight months he struggled with pneumonia and was unable to train for Everest. Gaining inspiration from his team and his faith, Eric dared to dream once again and fought back to play an instrumental role in the historic ascent. Today, Eric Alexander continues to climb and look for new challenges both personally and in the outdoors while challenging people to overcome the "Everests" in their own lives--redefining the limits of what we can achieve.

For seminar additions and more information, go to www.wvma.org/2017convention.

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