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Alan Holter, DVM, assumed the role of WVMA president at the WVMA’s 103rd annual convention in October. “Veterinary Medicine and the WVMA have been an important part of my life and career for the past 28 years,” Holter said. “I have grown to appreciate what an honor it is to be a veterinarian and I look forward to continuing the excellent service and resource the WVMA offers to all the veterinarians in Wisconsin.”A graduate of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Holter has been practicing at Dodgeville Veterinary Service,...

The WVMA held its annual awards program at the 103rd WVMA Convention on October 11. Congratulations to these award winners! Presidential Award Dr. Katrina Geitner is the recipient of the 2018 WVMA Presidential Award. Outgoing WVMA President Dr. Robert Leder presented Dr. Geitner with the award, which is given to an individual or company who the president feels has gone above and beyond to help him and the WVMA. “This past year the WVMA implemented the committee structural changes of 2107, which included the condensing of several administrative committees into an expanded executive...

With the invention of kitty litter in 1947, cats began to make the transition from outdoor pest control to indoor family members, chasing fake mice instead of real ones. As cats started to have a bigger role in the lives of their humans, members of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) began learning and developing more methods to provide the best care possible for your feline friend. "Prior to cats becoming indoor pets, they were receiving little to no veterinary care, and sick cats were often treated with home remedies or...

Veterinary Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary MedicineMueller for web Graduation Year: 2006 What is your background? I am a Milwaukee native and have been practicing veterinary medicine in the Milwaukee area for the last 11 years. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for my undergraduate studies (zoology/conservation studies), and continued on in Madison to receive my veterinary degree. While in school, I worked on campus in the dairy research barn and in the field with black bears in northern Wisconsin. After receiving my doctorate, I moved to the east coast...

By Joseph T. Leone, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. A good trademark, as any marketer will tell you, creates an instant, indelible feeling in a potential buyer of your goods or services. Compare, for example, Rolex® with Timex®. Does a Rolex®-brand watch keep better time than a Timex®-brand watch? Unlikely. Why then can Rolex charge several thousand dollars for a stainless steel watch, while Timex can charge no more than perhaps fifty dollars for a steel watch of comparable accuracy? It’s all in the trademark and the advertising behind the trademark. The...

On June 12, WVMA President, Dr. Robert Leder, presented Edwin Schott, of the Sauk Prairie FFA, with the State FFA Veterinary Science Proficiency Award at the Wisconsin FFA Convention in Madison. This award recognizes the student who best demonstrates an understanding of veterinary medical practices and animal health care in Wisconsin. Schott started his Supervised Agriculture Experience by riding with his Mom, Dr. Lynae Schott, on emergency calls after school. After helping his Mom, Schott began helping other veterinarians at Sauk Prairie Veterinary Clinic. When a veterinarian at the clinic suffered...

Anyone who shares their house with a cat, knows the lonely meows that are made when their food dish is not empty, but just empty enough. Many times, it is when you are rushing out the door or are trying to get your full eight hours of sleep. So what do you do? Throw some more food in their dish and go about your business. However, a constantly full food dish may be putting your cat’s health in danger. According to Dr. Katarina Luther of the Cat Care Clinic in Madison,...

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