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200 Westboro Road, North Grafton, MA 01536

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We would be delighted to have DVM alumni, graduate alumni, and past residents and interns join us on campus for a weekend of reconnecting with your colleagues and classmates. The social portion of the weekend will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2023, and we will be having Continuing Education opportunities on Sunday, June 25, 2023. 

Schedule of Events and Registration

Saturday, June 24

  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Brunch
    Cummings School Campus | North Grafton, MA
    $20 per person 
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm
    Tours and Demonstration of the Joseph Kelley, D.V.M. Simulation Laboratory
    Cummings School Campus | North Grafton, MA
  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm
    Board Bus to Worcester
    Cummings School Campus | North Grafton, MA
  • 4:05 – 7:30 pm
    WooSox Game at Polar Park
    Polar Park | Worcester, MA
    $25 per person

Sunday, June 25

  • Continuing Education
    $25 per person
    • 9:00 – 10:00 am
      Check-In and Continental Breakfast
      Agnes Varis Auditorium, Cummings School Campus | North Grafton, MA 
    • 10:00 – 11:00 am
      Session One
      Agnes Varis Auditorium, Cummings School Campus | North Grafton, MA 

      The "Psychiatrist" General Practitioner is in: Behavioral Medicine to Primary Care
      Stephanie Borns-Weil, D.V.M., DACVB, V07
      Abnormal, unwanted, and misunderstood canine and feline behaviors lead to ruptured human-animal bonds, less frequent veterinary care, surrender and even euthanasia. Veterinarians have an important role in prevention and treatment of problem behaviors. In this program, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist will cover strategies for assessing, stabilizing, and managing canine and feline behavior problems in general practice. Whether and where to refer patients will be addressed. Prevention of behavior problems in puppies and kittens will also be discussed.

      Following this session, participants will be able to:
      • Distinguish between normal, unwanted, or misunderstood canine and feline behaviors and abnormal, pathological behaviors
      • Collect a brief but comprehensive behavior history
      • Communicate with clients about safe management of pets with behavior problems
      • Make a behavior problem list and assessment of behavior problems
      • Make appropriate referrals
      • Discuss basic preventative behavioral information with new puppy and kitten owners
    • 11:00 – 11:15 am
      Break
    • 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
      High-Quality Care on a Budget: Pearls from the Tufts at Tech Community Medicine Clinic
      Jennifer L. Grady, D.V.M., B.A., DABVP, V12
      This session will explore the approach to chronic disease management in the community medicine setting where finances and other client barriers often make providing high-quality medical care challenging.  It will include an introduction to Tufts at Tech Community Veterinary Clinic, a unique teaching clinic located within a vocational high school that provides accessible care to a historically underserved community.  We will take a case-based look at creative and evidence-based strategies to deliver high-quality care on a budget for patients with problems that traditionally come with a high price tag.

      After this session, participants will be able to:
      • Understand the barriers to veterinary care faced by pet owners beyond just financial
      • Consider ways to approach common diseases that take into consideration client finances and other factors
      • Explore the finances of diabetes management through a case example and understand how to utilize the Freestyle Libre continuous glucose monitor as a cost-effective alternative to the traditional blood glucose curve.

Registration

Register here for Alumni Weekend or call 508-839-7905 to register by phone.

*Due to contractual obligations, registration fees are only refundable if your cancellation
is received by June 15, 2023.

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