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The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) is hosts several district meetings per year and we hope you will join us this year. These dinner meetings, which offer CE approved through the PVMA, is your chance to interact with colleagues, receive an update on current initiatives within PVMA, and earn continuing education credit. There is no charge to attend for members.


District 3/NEPVMA

March 20, 2019

6:30 to 9:00 pm | University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

Better With Age: Crotchety Cats and Their Chronic Diseases

Have an older kitty on your schedule that's losing weight? Eating less? How about vomiting? Let's face it, old cats get old cat diseases. During this two hour talk, we will discuss the clinical presentation and management of the most common chronic conditions affecting senior feline patients.

Sponsored by:

Penn Vet Supply


2.0 CE Credit Hours | Download flyer



Dr. Megan McClosky

About the speaker:

Megan McClosky DVM, DACVIM, attended Auburn University for both her bachelor's degree and veterinary degree, graduating in 2014. Dr. McClosky completed a rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. McClosky also completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a clinician and lecturer in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She has special interests in infectious disease, feline medicine, and improving veterinary education.


Save the dates for these upcoming 2019 meetings:

  • April 24
  • May 16
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21


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District 7

April 23, 2019

5:45 to 8:30 pm | Normandy Farm in Blue Bell, Blue Bell, PA

Limited seating. Register early to reserve your spot.

PVMA Members: Complimentary | Non-Members: $35

The Evolution of Surgical Margins: Can we get the same or even better outcome with less aggressive surgery?

How our understanding of tumor biology has changed our approach to Surgical Oncology. We’ll discuss mammary tumors, mast cell tumors, soft tissue sarcomas and also cat vaccine sarcomas – how the first cut is so important.

Sponsored by:

Metropolitan Veterinary Associates


1.5 CE Credit Hours



Dr. Kendra Hearon

About the speaker:

Dr. Kendra Hearon is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and an ACVS Fellow of Surgical Oncology. She graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and completed a small animal rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan in 2003. Dr. Hearon then went on to do a surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. She returned to New York for her surgical residency at the Animal Specialty Center. During her residency, Dr. Hearon was accepted into the surgical oncology fellowship program at Colorado State University. This is a yearlong position within the prestigious Animal Cancer Center during which time Dr. Hearon worked exclusively with cancer patients. Upon completion of her fellowship, Dr. Hearon returned home, to Philadelphia, where she helped start Comprehensive Cancer Care at the University of Pennsylvania.


District 8

April 18, 2019

6:00 to 9:00 pm | Blue Event Center, Bethlehem, PA

Limited seating. Register early to reserve your spot.

This is a complimentary event for all attendees.

2019 Practitioner’s Challenge: Navigating the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Diseases in Veterinary Medicine

The 2019 Practitioner's challenge uses actual cases from a general/referral practice and presents them for your evaluation. Challenge yourself using laboratory data including hematology, biochemical profiles, electrolytes, urinalysis and other tests. Test yourself and improve your diagnostic abilities! Discussion topics include:

  • Choose which diagnostic tests are appropriate for each patient through case presentations
  • Learn how to interpret dot plots and utilize hematologic data
  • Determine what other diagnostic testing is necessary for each case presentation
  • Tips on how to avoid common mistakes and improve diagnostic accuracy


Sponsored by:

Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center     Valley IDEXX


2.0 CE Credit Hours



Dr. Dennis DeNicola

About the speakers:

Dr. Dennis DeNicola completed his DVM in 1978 and his PhD in 1981, both at Purdue University, where for more than 20 years he served as educator in clinical and surgical pathology and directed the clinical pathology laboratory. A medical affairs fellow and clinical pathologist at IDEXX, he received the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

Dr. Fred Metzger

Dr. Fred Metzger is a 1986 graduate of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and an adjunct professor at the Pennsylvania State University. A published textbook and article coauthor, he owns the Metzger Animal Hospital in State College, Pennsylvania.