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Opportunity for students to attend the 2017 Veterinary Dental Forum in Nashville, TN from September 14 - 17

Dear Veterinary Student,

I am extending a cordial invitation asking

you to attend the 2017 Veterinary Dental

Forum at the Omni Hotel in Nashville,

Tennessee from September 14 - 17.

This meeting is the premier international meeting in veterinary dentistry and offers a wide range of lectures and laboratories.The Veterinary Dental Forum is hosted by a combination of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry, the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and the American Veterinary Dental College.

The Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry that is the newly organized parent organization of veterinary dentistry is offering a special student registration rate that includes access to all of the general session lectures during the three-day meeting, basic social events and daily meals for $75 (this does not include a continuing education certificate). Students will also be able to attend the laboratories and special events for the normal laboratory and special events registration fees.

This meeting includes lecture tracks ranging from fundamental to advanced, small animal, exotic and equine. It is an ideal venue for individuals with limited dentistry education to develop a solid basic knowledge of the subject, and it also provides an opportunity to learn from a wide variety of internationally recognized specialists.

The Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry has a strong desire to attract new young members of our profession and we would love to host as many students as possible.

For more information please see the Veterinary Dental Forum website at:

We hope that we will see many of you at this wonderful educational opportunity and we look

forward to meeting you there.


Michael Overend, DVM

Chair Outreach Committee

Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry


Take a walk through a case

History: A 2-year-old 22.7kg female spayed mixed-breed dog was referred to the Internal Medicine service of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine for evaluation after being seen by the referring veterinarian 1 month prior. At the time of the referring veterinarian visit, the dog had a 2-day history of inappetence and vomiting.

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What do you call a deer with no eyes?

Knitted Deer head (faux taxidermy), original work hand-knit by Shasta Flanigan from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. It is sewed onto a paper mache deer head sculpture.JOKE STUDY BREAK

Brought to you by SAVMA President Jeff Olivarez from Oklahoma State University


"What do you call a deer with no eyes?"    


"No idear!"


"What do you call a deer with no eyes and no legs?"      

*scratches head*    

"Still no idear!"





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