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Promoting Progress... In Health
Promoting Progress… In Health
Promoting Progress... In Management
Promoting Progress… In Management
Promoting Progress... In Performance
Promoting Progress… In Performance

November 12, 2013 - Dr. Meegan Ritchie attended the Professional Dairy Producers Association of Wisconsin’s calf care seminar.  Staying current on information, trends, and technology for our client’s welfare is a Center Hill priority.

November 8, 2013 - Congratulations to Schilling Farms, Darlington, WI on winning a Platinum award at the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council annual meeting.  Only five herds in the country were recognized at this elite level.  Center Hill Vet Clinic is proud to work with such a hard working family! Follow this link to find out more information.  http://www.hoards.com/Intel/131111_art5

October 11, 2013 - Dr, Meegan Ritchie attended the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association convention in Madison, WI. She had the opportunity to take part in a wide array of equine lectures.  Topics ranged from field first aid and anesthesia to advances in wound management.

October 11, 2013 - Michelle Reuter, CVT, attended the Wisconsin Veterinary Technicians Convention in Madison,WI.  Here she was updated on canine leptospirosis, pros and cons of vaccinations as they relate to infectious disease, and traversing end-of-life decisions.

October 10,2013 - Dr. Loken attended the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association convention in Madison, WI.  Here she attended the following sessions: Feline Asthma, Respiratory Distress, Thoracic Trauma, Thoracic Imaging, Upper Respiratory Conditions, and The Coughing Pet.  We are glad our feline patients will benefit from this up-to-date sharing of current technology and information.

April 9, 2013 – Center Hill Veterinary Clinic and Zoetis hosted a client education meeting on “The Value of Optimizing Calf & Heifer Strategies” in dairy operations. Richard Wallace, DVM, MS spoke on accelerating heifer breeding performance, reducing days on feed, measuring performance indicators, calculating economic benefits, and using genomic testing to select and manage dairy females.  Door prizes, beef tips with mashed potatoes, and good conversation finished the evening at Bridges in Darlington.

January 1, 2013 - Center Hill Veterinary Clinic adds a new, high resolution, M-Turbo ultrasound to our diagnostic toolbox.  Amazing, detailed images of tendons, internal organs, and color doppler hearts will enable our veterinarians to provide the highest quality health care recommendations available.  This ultrasound joins our duo of reproductive ultrasounds, completing ultrasonic imagery service available to our valued clients.

November 19, 2012 – Please join us in welcoming Laura Nelson, Clintonville, WI to our practice as she initiates her 2-week, large animal ambulatory rotation.  Center Hill Veterinary Clinic has enjoyed partnering with the University of Wisconsin Veterinary School with a mutual goal of advancing the training of future veterinarians.  We wish Laura all the best as she prepares to pass National Boards and receive her DVM degree in May 2013.

November  16, 2012 - Christine Fortin, DVM attended the Equine Symposia in  Wisconsin Dells hosted by Dr. Hoyt Cheramie and Merial Equine.  An overview  of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis outbreaks in Wisconsin, stomach ulcers, equine rabies, and strategic deworming programs were presented.  Center Hill Veterinary Clinic’s immunization and management programs address all of these preventable diseases in Southwest Wisconsin.

November 8 – 9th, 2012 – Schilling Farms LLC were honored in  Sacramento, California for their dairy’s exceptional reproductive achievements.  They were singled out for platinum honors, the highest award presented.  Herd data was analyzed by a panel of experts and an independent analytic program.  Schilling Farms were chosen from 54 competitive nominations from 17 states and 3 countries.  Led by Dr. BJ Jones, Schilling Farms are active participants in Center Hill Veterinary Clinic’s monthly herd health program.

October 12, 2012 – Michelle Reuter, CVT attended the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association convention in Madison, Wi.  Michelle attended topics on equine rehabilitation, nursing the sick equine neonate, large animal emergency preparedness, veterinary acupressure techniques, feline hyperthyroidism, canine hypothyroidism, and managing the diabetic cat.

October 12, 2012 - Meegan Ritchie, DVM attended the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association convention in Madison, Wisconsin where she attended continuing education topics on small animal emergency medicine, cardiology and neurology for equine practitioners, equine exercise intolerance, heat stress in horses, and new equine musculoskeletal pain relief options.

October 12, 2012 – Cheryl Loken, DVM attended the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association convention in Madison where she attended continuing education topics on emergency medicine, heart failure, feline liver failure, pain management, drug to drug interactions, and kidney failure.

October 1, 2012 Center Hill Veterinary Clinic recently contributed over $600 dollars to the local Darlington and Blackhawk FFA Chapters.  The donation was made possible through purchases by many local community members and a dedication by Center Hill Veterinary Clinic to support agricultural education in the area.  Center Hill Vet Clinic participated in a program that allowed Pfizer Animal Health customers to make donations to local FFA chapters based on their purchases of the company’s animal health products.

September 28, 2012 – Christine Fortin, DVM spoke at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville animal science lab on principles of equine management and first aid.  Lab attendees were able to practice taking vital signs, discuss first aid principles, and attempt to diagnose a variety of hypothetical case presentations.

September 19, 2012 - Meegan Ritchie, DVM spoke at the Lafayette County Rural Safety Days with her horse, Tank, and her dog, Porter.  Together they shared important guidelines for staying safe around animals.  Fourth graders from Lafayette County were able to listen to a variety of featured speakers on many rural safety topics.  Thank you to Lafayette Department of Public Health, Meegan Ritchie, and the many other speakers and volunteers for doing their part to help keep Lafayette County youth safe!

September 2012 - Cheryl Loken, DVM attended the 26th Annual Feline Conference “Osteoarthritis and Analgesia in Cats” in Madison, Wisconsin.  New methods of control and treatment will help keep Center Hill Vet Clinic’s feline patients feeling great.

September 13, 14th 2012 - Christine Fortin, DVM attended the 130th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association at Iowa State University.  Equine session speakers included Dr. Nat Messer who spoke on thyroid dysfunction, cushings disease, equine obesity, and laminitis.  Dr. Cody Alcott spoke on neurologic exams, EPM, Wobblers, and presented a variety of neurologic case presentations.

September 12, 13th 2012 - Meegan Ritchie, DVM attended the Pfizer Dairyland Symposium held in Wausau, Wisconsin where current updates on bovine health were shared with attendees.

September 6, 2012 – Michelle Reuter, Certified Veterinary Technician, attended a Veterinary Technical Nutrition Conference in Dubuque, Iowa.  Here she learned how to better inform our clients on nutritional content of many different food choices available to pets.

August, 2012 - The Veterinary Technician Program of Madison Area Technical College honored Center Hill Veterinary Clinic for their supervision and instruction with interning students in the Veterinary Technician Program at Madison College.

July 18, 2012 - Join Center Hill Veterinary Clinic & Pfizer Animal Health for our annual June dairy month cookout featuring rib-eye steak sandwiches off the grill.  Katie Davis will be presenting current research from Cornell University on treating E. coli mastitis with Spectramast LC and the new “Enviracor” J-5 vaccine.  Visit with other dairys, have some great food, and obtain free Pfizer mastitis products.  6:45 PM at Stauffacher’s Highway Dairy, 16339 State Road 23, Darlington.

June 18th – July 9th, 2012 – Join us in welcoming Emily Leistikow, South Wayne, WI to our practice as she initiates and completes her 4 week internship for the certified veterinary technician degree program at MATC in Madison, WI.  Emily has a special interest in equine and small animal medicine.  She will graduate next Spring and would like to find a position in the great state of Wisconsin or perhaps Kentucky.

June 6, 2012 – June is Dairy Month!  Thank you to all of our hard working dairy farmers.  If you are a dairy producer, be sure to sign up for our free June Dairy Month t-shirts.  We will be drawing 2 winners out of the hat each week of June.

June 1. 2012 – June special – receive $5 dollars off wellness exam for any cat adopted from a shelter or humane society during the month of June.  Schedule a wellness exam this month and bring in the records and adoption papers to receive your discount.

May 8, 2012 – Thank you for voting us best vet clinic in Lafayette County.in the Shopping News!  Your confidence in us is appreciated!  Don’t forget to stop in during business hours this week with your pet to receive a free treat for National Pet Week!

May 3, 2012 – Stop by the office for a Fly Control open house between 10 AM and 2 PM.  Enjoy a sub sandwich and determine which fly control system is best for your dairy and beef operations.  Pink eye season is just around the corner!

March 22, 2012 — Plan to attend the Drug Residue Avoidance and Injection Site Reaction demonstration to be held in Darlington.  Call Center Hill Vet Clinic at 608-776-4083 to RSVP and obtain more information.  This team effort by Pfizer and Center Hill Veterinary Clinic will bring you current information and practical knowledge you can use.

March 14, 2012 — Dr. Cheryl Loken, Michelle Reuter, CVT, and Becky Kammes participated in the American Association of Feline Practitioner’s Feline-Friendly Handling Conference.  Participants learned new handling techniques to prevent feline fear and fear-associated aggression.  Respectful feline handling is based on the understanding of normal feline behavior.  By preventing fear and pain, we can reduce the stress to our feline patients, thereby increasing feline health and welfare!

February 9, 2012 — Dr. Fortin serves on the Equine Advisory Board for the Highland Community College Equine Sciences program.  This set of courses and hands on clinics provide surrounding community members with opportunity to obtain a degree or certificate in their chosen field of expertise or enhance their knowledge in specific horse related areas.  Please talk to Dr. Fortin to learn more.

February 6, 2012 — Dr. Jones attended the Organic Crop and Dairy Production Meeting in Cuba City at the Keith Wilson farm.  Reproductive herd health was among the discussion topics at this informative meeting for organic dairy producers.  Center Hill Veterinary Clinic front office manager, Becky Kammes, was also among those in attendance.

February 4, 2012 –  Michelle Reuter, Certified Veterinary Technician, attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison Orthopedic Workshop.  Orthopedic conditions range from ligament and tendon damage to severe comminuted fractures.  Michelle learned tips and current techniques involving bandaging, slings, casts, and splints to enhance the care of our patients.

November 19-22, 2011 — Dr. Ritchie attended the American Association of Equine Practioner’s Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Here, she is learning about the latest advances in equine health.

November 10-11, 2011 — Dr. Jones was a speaker on a panel discussion at the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. His topic was “Exploring the Future of Reproductive Protocols.”

August 10, 2011 — Dr. Jones was quoted in Hoard’s dairyman. Talking about new treatment protocols he has instituted for ketosis. View the Article