HSVMA Symposium

Saturday, November 12-Sunday, November 13, 2016


Symposium Details


Date & Time

Saturday, November 12, 2016
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.



Louisiana State University
School of Veterinary Medicine
Skip Bertman Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803


Registration fee

Free for veterinary and veterinary technician students!



Emerging Topic: Assessment of Animal Welfare
Presented by Susan Krebsbach, DVM

A Practitioner's Role in Addressing Neglect, Cruelty, and Dog Fighting
Presented by Wendy Wolfson, DVM

Staying Current with Farm Animal Welfare Issues: A Review of the Science and the Ethics
Presented by Barry Kipperman, DVM, DACVIM

Pen Pals Animal Shelter – When Two Worlds Collide
Presented by Brandy Duhon, DVM

The Impact of Equine Welfare Issues on the Animal
Presented by Rebecca McConnico, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Commercial Dog Breeding: Fertile Ground for Canine Health Concerns
Presented by Barry Kellogg, VMD and Susan Krebsbach, DVM

Dare to Do: Across the Globe, in this Country, or Even in Your Backyard—You Can Make a Difference!
Presented by Barry Kellogg, VMD

The Impact of Costs of Care on Animal and Veterinarian Well-Being: Are Students Prepared?
Presented by Barry Kipperman, DVM, DACVIM

Open Panel Discussion


Networking Event Details

After the symposium, we hope you will join us at a nearby restaurant to chat with the presenters and your fellow veterinary students! 


Date & Time

Saturday, November 12, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.



The Bulldog, 4385 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge


Tour of Animal Shelter at Dixon Correctional Institute

There will be an optional tour on Sunday morning, November 13, of the nearby Pen Pals Animal Shelter at the Dixon Correctional Institute. Participation is limited to 25 attendees. You can sign up for this tour when registering for the conference. 

Date & Time

Sunday, November 13, 2016
9:00 am-1:00 pm


Space is limited; registration is FREE and strongly recommended.

A complimentary lunch will be provided, as well as light refreshments and coffee.

The HSVMA Animal Welfare Symposium is co-presented by the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association and the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Views expressed by speakers at the HSVMA Symposium may not represent the views and opinions of LSU or the School of Veterinary Medicine. 



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