November 10,11 2016 – In Columbus, Ohio two Lafayette County herds were honored. Holmesville Dairy was awarded Gold and Darlington Ridge Farm was awarded Silver for having top reproductive herds in the United States with the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council. Our own Dr. BJ Jones is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council..
October 14, 2016 – Dr. Christine Fortin traveled to Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Jefferson, WI to participate in a live ultrasound wet lab where equine GI evaluation was demostrated by Sarah Raabis, DVM and practiced by participants. Dr. Keith Poulson and Dr. Fernando Marcquis conducted a Clinical Pathology Review for the Equine. Improving interpretation skills allows us to make better recommendations and treatment when equine colic occurs.
September 8, 9 2016 – Christine Fortin, DVM attended an equine wound treatment and pain relief seminar at Iowa State University delivered by Dr. Dean Hendrickson. State of the art wound healing techniques and methods were shared. Be sure to contact us for current products if your horse needs help with wound healing. Dr. Steve Ensley conducted a wet lab on liver biopsy. ultrasound, and testing. Iowa State has superior laboratory testing to screen for mineral deficiency commonly associated with disease.
December 16 – 17, 2015 – Dr. Paul Fricke, from the University of Wisconsin Extension office presented in Monroe, WI. Dr. BJ Jones was in attendance where he was updated on the following topics: how body condition score relates to reproduction, clinical mastitis and reproduction, and second PGF and improving conception rates for resynchronization. Zoetis sponsored this educational event.
December 5-9, 2015 – Dr. Christine Fortin traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada where she attended 22 hours of continuing education at the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Current information was shared on suspensory ligament management, colic treatment and complications, field imaging, new innovations in diagnosis and treatment of lameness, and in depth interactive neurology diagnosis.
October 28, 2015 – Christine Fortin, DVM attended Equine Leptospirosis Disease and Prevention lecture by Dr. Kenton Morgan at the Southwest WI Vet Med Association meeting in Dodgeville, WI. If you have concerns about recurrent uveitis or the creek running through your horse’s pasture, ask Dr. Fortin about Lepto and potential implications.
October 28, 2015 – The Fear Free Satellite Symposium presented by CIRCA Healthcare was attended by Michelle Reuter, CVT. Dr. Loken and Michelle apply these techniques with their handling skills; this results in a low stress experience for our valued patients.
October 16, 2015 – Meegan Ritchie, DVM participated in a Wisconsin Equine Practitioners sponsored event. Large Animal Emergency Response was the topic presented. Dr. Howard Ketover shared and demonstrated technical large animal emergency response techniques that were practical and lifesaving. Having knowledge and skill is a valuable asset when our equine partners become compromised by unpredictable circumstance.
October 8- 10, 2015 – Michelle Reuter, CVT was a participant in the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association 2015 Annual Convention in Madison, Wisconsin. Here she attended meetings on training plans, dental care, feline diarrhea, and getting nutrition into cats. Craig Webb, DVM, PhD, DACVIM and Alicea Schaeffer-Howell BS, RVT, VTIS, KPA CTP communicated this current information. Michelle does a great job incorporating this knowledge for improved welfare of our clients pets.
October 8, 2015 – Dr. Meegan Ritchie attended the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association Convention in Madison, WI. There she participated in Dr. Godden, McGuirk, and Ollivett’s discussion of colostrum management, pasteurized milk feeding systems, best management practices for group housing and computerized feeding of dairy calves. Center Hill Vet Clinic clients benefit from current knowledge and information sharing.
September 17- 19, 2015 – The 48th Annual American Association of Bovine Practitioner’s Conference was held in New Orleans, LA. Dr. BJ Jones attended where he accumulated 22.5 hours of continuing education on topics such as veterinary feed directives, research projects, genetic testing, Salmonella dublin, foot health, and management of twinning.
April 30, 2015 – BJ Jones, DVM attended an “Immunology Updates” seminar led by Dr. Victor Cortese DVM, PhD. Staying abreast of current immunology research is critical for our producers and for the benefit of our nation’s food supply. Avoiding disease by using current management and prevention protocols is an important part of helping our clients achieve their goals.
April 25, 2015 – Michelle Reuter, CVT participated in the 10th Annual Applied Animal Behavior seminar held at the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. Here she gained 7 hours of continuing education that assists her with making sound recommendations for animal behavior questions.
April 24, 2015 – Meegan Ritchie, DVM was an attendee at Dr. Tom Fuhrmann’s presentation on Leadership Principles for Large Herd Clients. Dr. Kapil from Oklahoma University spoke on Bovine Corona Virus. Dairy Care 365 and the Non-ambulatory Cow discussion was led by Scott Nordstrom, DVM. Dr. Tom Shelton presented New Concepts in Vaccines, Endotoxins and Performance. Sponsored by Merck and Kansas State University, this education helps us stay cutting edge current on recommendations to clients!
April 15, 2015 – BJ Jones, DVM, was a participant in a workshop led by Dr. Paul Fricke, UW Wisconsin Extension. The workshop challenge was titled “Achieving A 30% 21- Day Pregnancy Rate in a 30,000 Pound Dairy Herd.”
April 7, 2015 – Christine Fortin, DVM was an active participant in the Dairy C.A.R.E. workshop in Monroe, WI.
March 5, 2015 – The Merial Spring Veterinarian Symposium was held in Dubuque, Iowa. Dr. BJ Jones from Center Hill Veterinary Clinic attended.
February 2, 2015 – Michelle Reuter, CVT, was an attendee at Dr. Sheila Robertson’s presentation entitled “Managing Acute Pain In Cats Through Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment”. Continuing education benefits our clinic, our staff, but most of all, our patients!
December 9, 2014 – The Southwest Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association presented a detailed pharmacology review of the antibiotic, Zactran and the long acting dewormer, Long Range. Scientific data and cost effectiveness of the products were reviewed and questions answered. Dr. Christine Fortin from Center Hill Veterinary Clinic attended.
November 20, 2014 – Christine Fortin, DVM attended the Southwest Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association’s reproductive physiology seminar by Dr. Richard Wallace DVM, MS. Owner cost to benefit ratios were discussed as various reproductive management techniques were reviewed.
November 14, 2014 – We are proud of our own, William “BJ” Jones, DVM, who was elected to the DCRC as a new director member in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Dairy Cattle Reproductive Council is a proactive organization with long term interest in raising awareness of issues critical to reproductive performance. While in Salt Lake City, Dr. Jones was a participant in expert panel discussions regarding reproductive management strategy. Center Hill Veterinary Clinic and Lafayette County is fortunate to have this level of expertise available to our agricultural community.
November 14, 2014 – Congratulations to all of our clients who were recognized for having top reproductive herds in the United States by the Dairy Cattle Reproductive Council. Holmesville Dairy and Schilling Farms were honored with the highest Platinum Rating and Darlington Ridge Farm was honored with a Silver Rating. Thank you for allowing Center Hill Veterinary Clinic to be a part of your successful programs.
November 12, 2014 – “Laser therapy and its role in pain management and small animal practice” by Jennifer Johnson VMD, CVPP and “Refining techniques for less stressful exams” by Dr. Sally Foote were educational seminars attended by Christine Fortin, DVM
October 9, 2014 – Christine Fortin, DVM attended the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association Convention in Madison, WI. Dr. Fortin was made aware of national and state regulatory updates regarding the animal health industry. She also attended seminars on handling calving dystocia with the Utrecht technique, improving milk quality, nutrition counseling for beef herds, evaluating immune response to vaccines, and minimizing drug residues with practical prevention practice.
September 19, 2014 – Christine Fortin, DVM returned to her Cyclone roots when she attended an Equine Podiatry Seminar led by Stephen O’Grady, DVM at Iowa State University. Treatment discussions on sheared heels, farriery for the hind foot, and application of the wooden shoe on over 300 cases were among the topics discussed. Center Hill Veterinary Clinic maintains working relationships with many different farriers referenced on the “Links” page of our website.
September 16, 2014 – Center Hill Veterinary Clinic is proud to have donated over $3,000 during the last 4 years to our local FFA youth chaptors. Local FFA donations are made possible through our clients and their purchase of Zoetis vaccines. Supporting youth in agriculture is essential for the future of our industry.
April 9, 2014 – Christine Fortin, DVM attended the Livestock Genetics Export Seminar sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Key concepts presented included understanding export protocols and regulations, and export and logistics of livestock genetics. Lafayette county agriculture will soon benefit from forthcoming opportunities in the world market.
February 25, 2014 – Meegan Ritchie, DVM and Michelle Reuter, CVT received continuing education on “Toxicities, Pills, Poisons, and Popular Drugs.” This valuable information was presented by Dr. Thomas Day, DVM. Center Hill Veterinary Clinic strives to have the most current information available to assist our patients with their immediate and future needs.
February 10, 2014 – BJ Jones, DVM spoke to the Darlington FFA about current methods in bovine reproductive management, embryo transfer, and ultrasound. Supporting our youth in agriculture is important for our community, our country, and future world.
February 2, 2014 – Dr. Christine Fortin was a participant in the Equine Cardiopulmonary Disorder clinic sponsored by the Wisconsin AAEP. Clare Ryan, DVM, DACVIM and Erin McConachie, DVM, DACVIM presented physical exam techniques and therapies that will benefit Center Hill Vet Clinic’s equine patients.
January 7, 2014 – Dr. Meegan Ritchie attended Southwest WI Veterinary Medical Association’s “Update on Calf Management Practices” where current scientific information was presented that will benefit many of our producers.
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