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Promoting Progress… In Health
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March 11, 2019 –  BJ Jones, DVM and Brian Schilling participated in a Hoards Dairyman webinar on Winning Reproductive Strategies.  Center Hill Veterinary Clinic was fortunate to have both Schilling Farms and Holmesville Dairy make Dairy Cattle Reproductive Council’s list of top 6 herds in the nation in November of 2018.  Be sure to confer with Dr. BJ Jones or Dr. Garrett Blumer for the latest in available reproductive technologies.

March 5, 2019 – BJ Jones, DVM and Garrett Blumer, DVM attended the Southwest Veterinary Medicial Association sponsored continuing education. Dr. Brian Dorsey from Minnesota spoke about copper toxicity in calves in addition to current updates on calf health concerns.  In veterinary medicine, science is always changing.  Ask us about new information!

March 2, 2019 – Dr. Meegan Ritchie attended a Wisconsin Equine Practitioner Association continuing education seminar on Manual Therapies For the Equine Athlete and Uses With Lameness Issues.  The lecture and lab was conducted by Pedro Rivera, DVM from the Healing Oasis and Wellness Center.  Ask Dr. Ritchie about new modalities available for your equine athlete!

October 26, 2018 – Dr. Meegan Ritchie attended a dentistry lecture hosted by Midwest Equine’s Dr. Travis Henry and Dr. Molly Rice.  Examination, anatomy, imaging and interpretation were covered.  Dental and sinus pathology can be common in our aging equines as well as in young performance horses.  Our transportable digital x-ray machine, and oral speculum are tools that help us to diagnose and treat these abnormalities.

October 11-13, 2018 – Michelle Reuter, CVT attended the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association Convention at Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI.  Award winning, world renowned, published, field leading expert and engaging speakers offered over 73 lectures and 2 wet labs.  Topics included oncology, ultrasound, pain management, canine and feline behavior, equine, among many others.  When you speak with Michelle at our office, know that she works hard to stay abreast of current standards of care and technology.

June 19, 2018 – Dr. Cheryl Loken lead a Veterinary Medicine group at Rescue 911 Day Camp!  Many smiling faces and wagging tails filled the day.

June 3, 2018 – Tonya Crosby, Emily Olson, and Michelle Reuter, CVT attended the Canine and Feline CPR – 1st Aid Day at Verona, WI sponsored by Pet Emergency Education.  Our staff is prepared to assist you with any emergency phone call or walk-in emergency.  Topics discussed included treatment of choke, administering CPR, measuring vital signs, approaching the scared and stressed pet, having a car first aid kit ready and administration protocols for proper CPR.

May 11, 2018 = Center Hill Veterinary Clinic is a sponsor of “Day at the Dairy” with many area 4th graders in attendance.  Our own Dr. BJ Jones was on hand to share his knowledge of cow comfort with the attendees.

May 8, 2018 – Meegan Ritchie, DVM attended the 2018 Wisconsin Dairy Summit in May.  Here she learned how to use evidence based medicine to reverse bovine respiratory disease, reviewed bacterial causes and pharmaceutical therapy choices for dairy calf respiratory disease, was updated on BVD vaccine and Clostridial vaccine efficacy, and learned new techniques for treating calf diarrhea with fluid therapy.  Ask Dr. Ritchie about the scientific based new updates.

February 10, 2018 –  Meegan Ritchie, DVM and Christine Fortin, DVM attended a continuing education seminar hosted by the Wisconsin Equine Practitioners Association in Wisconsin Dells, WI.  The topics of Pain Management Strategies in Horses by Amelia Munsterman, DVM  and Focus on Neonatology by Dr.’s Adriana Silva and Erica Secor were presented.  Controlling pain is always a primary concern as we move forward to achieve our equine goals.

November 8. 2017 – BJ Jones, DVM attended the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council held in Reno, Nevada where he was updated with the most current technology and technique protocols available to our dairy industry.  Our local herds benefit from these advanced reproductive technology updates!

October 19, 2017 – BJ Jones, DVM participated in an injection site wetlab sponsored by Zoetis called Focus on Healthy Calves.  Among items discussed included core antigen vaccines, salmonella, and young stock vaccines schedules. Our veterinarians work hard to stay abreast of current recommendations to keep your livestock healthy.  Call us for current protocols.

October 18, 2017 – Christine Fortin, DVM and Garrett Blumer, DVM attended a presentation and discussion led by Victor Cortese, DVM in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.  A focus on immunology updates, core antigen vaccines, current options for salmonella, and youngstock vaccine schedules were among the items discussed.

May 24, 2017 – BJ Jones, DVM joined Dr. Paul Fricke to complete a bovine and reproductive education and discussion workshop.  This education was generously sponsored by Parnell.

May 3, 2017 –  BJ Jones, DVM was an attendee at the Wisconsin Dairy Summit held in Wisconsin Dells.  Topics discussed included applying prudent antimicrobial use to udder health, transition barn design, managing low calcium in dairy cows, and assessing options for ventilating adult cow barns. If you are challenged by any of these topics, ask Dr. Jones for the latest updates!

April 18, 2017 – Garrett Blumer, DVM attended the Zoetis Dairy Veterinary Symposium 2017 held in the Wisconsin Dells.  Vaccine immunology updates, veterinary feed directives and enforcement, milk quality, genetic testing for wellness traits, and antibiotic stewardship were among the topics of discussion.  Don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Blumer to review your vaccination program or antibiotic protocols if you have any questions!

April 5, 2017 – Dr. Garrett Blumer and Dr. BJ Jones joined Dr. Gary Oetzel, DVM in Belmont, WI for a transition cow discussion sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.  Here veterinarians and producers collaborated on how early detection of low blood calcium and ketosis can assist economic value and herd health.  Please don’t hesitate to ask our veterinarians about current strategies to manage ketosis and milk fever.

April 4, 2017 –  BJ Jones, DVM and Garrett Blumer, DVM participated in a continuing education seminar led by Dr. Paul Fricke.  Here they focused on reproduction, and critical insights into reproductive success.  Experience,  exceptional ultrasound technique, and staying current on the latest research allow Dr. Jones and Dr. Blumer to improve performance for our local dairy and beef herds.

March 1, 2017 – You may recognize a new face at our office!  Please welcome Dr. Garrett Blumer to our practice.  Dr. Blumer is a 2015 University of Wisconsin veterinary graduate with a passion for working on dairy cows and bovine reproduction.  Having grown up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, he can relate to the many challenges dairy farmers face on a daily basis.  We enjoyed hosting Garrett three years ago as an ambulatory student and are thrilled he is now part of our team!

February 11, 2017 – The Wisconsin Equine Practitioners held their Spring continuing education conference at Wisconsin Dells.  Dr. Christine Fortin attended the equine neurology session led by well known neurologist, Stephen Reed, DVM. West Nile, EPM, Herpes, Encephalomyelitis, Wobblers, Lyme Disease, CSF taps and Lower Motor Neuron disease were among the topics discussed on this informative day led by one of the nation’s top clinicians.

February 8, 2017 – Christine Fortin, DVM attended the Equine Session at the Winter Conference held in Altoona, Iowa. Dr. Heidi Banse discussed use of pain killers, colic management, principles of microbial use, and field anesthesia.  Current techniques and treatment modalities offer a wide range of options for treatment of our equine patients.

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, 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.

October 7, 2016 –  Dr. Cheryl Loken is well versed on “Helping Pets with Chronic Kidney Disease Live a Longer and Better Life.”  This AAHA sponsored continuing education course helps Center Hill Veterinary Clinic  provide current treatment options for our cherished dogs and cats with kidney compromise.

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.

August 18, 2016 – Cheryl Loken, DVM participated in an event sponsored by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.  Speaking was Dr. Philip Bergman, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM/Oncology.  He discussed the topic of  “Feline Vaccine Associated Sarcomas – Myth or Reality?”  Dr. Loken is well equipped to answer your questions regarding this topic.  

January 28, 2016 – Dr. Cheryl Loken attended a seminar on Feline – Friendly Handling by Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP.  If you have a behavioral question concerning your favorite feline, be sure to ask Dr. Loken for her opinion!

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 Cheryl Loken, DVM and 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 for ouropics of discussion.  Don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Blumer to review your vaccination program or antibiotic protocols if you have any questions!

April 5, 2017 – Dr. Garrett Blumer and Dr. BJ Jones joined Dr. Gary Oetzel, DVM in Belmont, WI for a trnd antibiotic stewardship were among the topics of discussion.  Don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Blumer to review your vaccination program or antibiotic protocols if you have any questions!

April 5, 2017 – Dr. Garrett Blumer and Dr. BJ Jones joined Dr. Gary Oetzel, DVM in Belmont, WI for a transition cow discussion sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.  Here veterinarians and producers collaborated on how early detection of low blood calcium and ketosis can assist economic value and herd health.  Please don’t hesitate to ask our veterinarians about current strategies to manage ketosis and milk fever.

April 4, 2017 –  BJ Jones, DVM and Garrett Blumer, DVM participated in a continuing education seminar led by Dr. Paul Fricke.  Here they focused on reproduction, and critical insights into reproductive success.  Experience,  exceptional ultrasound technique, and staying current on the latest research allow Dr. Jones and Dr. Blumer to improve performance for our local dairy and beef herds.

March 1, 2017 – You may recognize a new face at our office!  Please welcome Dr. Garrett Blumer to our practice.  Dr. Blumer is a 2015 University of Wisconsin veterinary graduate with a passion for working on dairy cows and bovine reproduction.  Having grown up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, he can relate to the many challenges dairy farmers face on a daily basis.  We enjoyed hosting Garrett three years ago as an ambulatory student and are thrilled he is now part of our team!

February 11, 2017 – The Wisconsin Equine Practitioners held their Spring continuing education conference at Wisconsin Dells.  Dr. Christine Fortin attended the equine neurology session led by well known neurologist, Stephen Reed, DVM. West Nile, EPM, Herpes, Encephalomyelitis, Wobblers, Lyme Disease, CSF taps and Lower Motor Neuron disease were among the topics discussed on this informative day led by one of the nation’s top clinicians.

February 8, 2017 – Christine Fortin, DVM attended the Equine Session at the Winter Conference held in Altoona, Iowa. Dr. Heidi Banse discussed use of pain killers, colic management, principles of microbial use, and field anesthesia.  Current techniques and treatment modalities offer a wide range of options for treatment of our equine patients.

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, 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.

October 7, 2016 –  Dr. Cheryl Loken is well versed on “Helping Pets with Chronic Kidney Disease Live a Longer and Better Life.”  This AAHA sponsored continuing education course helps Center Hill Veterinary Clinic  provide current treatment options for our cherished dogs and cats with kidney compromise.

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.

August 18, 2016 – Cheryl Loken, DVM participated in an event sponsored by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.  Speaking was Dr. Philip Bergman, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM/Oncology.  He discussed the topic of  “Feline Vaccine Associated Sarcomas – Myth or Reality?”  Dr. Loken is well equipped to answer your questions regarding this topic.  

January 28, 2016 – Dr. Cheryl Loken attended a seminar on Feline – Friendly Handling by Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP.  If you have a behavioral question concerning your favorite feline, be sure to ask Dr. Loken for her opinion!

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 Cheryl Loken, DVM and 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 for ouropics of discussion.  Don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Blumer to review your vaccination program or antibiotic protocols if you have any questions!

April 5, 2017 – Dr. Garrett Blumer and Dr. BJ Jones joined Dr. Gary Oetzel, DVM in Belmont, WI for a transition cow discussion sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.  Here veterinarians and producers collaborated on how early detection of low blood calcium and ketosis can assist economic value and herd health.  Please don’t hesitate to ask our veterinarians about current strategies to manage ketosis and milk fever.

April 4, 2017 –  BJ Jones, DVM and Garrett Blumer, DVM participated in a continuing education seminar led by Dr. Paul Fricke.  Here they focused on reproduction, and critical insights into reproductive success.  Experience,  exceptional ultrasound technique, and staying current on the latest research allow Dr. Jones and Dr. Blumer to improve performance for our local dairy and beef herds.

March 1, 2017 – You may recognize a new face at our office!  Please welcome Dr. Garrett Blumer to our practice.  Dr. Blumer is a 2015 University of Wisconsin veterinary graduate with a passion for working on dairy cows and bovine reproduction.  Having grown up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, he can relate to the many challenges dairy farmers face on a daily basis.  We enjoyed hosting Garrett three years ago as an ambulatory student and are thrilled he is now part of our team!

February 11, 2017 – The Wisconsin Equine Practitioners held their Spring continuing education conference at Wisconsin Dells.  Dr. Christine Fortin attended the equine neurology session led by well known neurologist, Stephen Reed, DVM. West Nile, EPM, Herpes, Encephalomyelitis, Wobblers, Lyme Disease, CSF taps and Lower Motor Neuron disease were among the topics discussed on this informative day led by one of the nation’s top clinicians.

February 8, 2017 – Christine Fortin, DVM attended the Equine Session at the Winter Conference held in Altoona, Iowa. Dr. Heidi Banse discussed use of pain killers, colic management, principles of microbial use, and field anesthesia.  Current techniques and treatment modalities offer a wide range of options for treatment of our equine patients.

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, 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.

October 7, 2016 –  Dr. Cheryl Loken is well versed on “Helping Pets with Chronic Kidney Disease Live a Longer and Better Life.”  This AAHA sponsored continuing education course helps Center Hill Veterinary Clinic  provide current treatment options for our cherished dogs and cats with kidney compromise.

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.

August 18, 2016 – Cheryl Loken, DVM participated in an event sponsored by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.  Speaking was Dr. Philip Bergman, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM/Oncology.  He discussed the topic of  “Feline Vaccine Associated Sarcomas – Myth or Reality?”  Dr. Loken is well equipped to answer your questions regarding this topic.  

January 28, 2016 – Dr. Cheryl Loken attended a seminar on Feline – Friendly Handling by Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP.  If you have a behavioral question concerning your favorite feline, be sure to ask Dr. Loken for her opinion!

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 Cheryl Loken, DVM and 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 for our clie0D
April 18, 2017 – Garrett Blumer, DVM attended the Zoetis Dairy Veterinary Symposium 2017 held in the Wisconsin Dells.  Vaccine immunology updates, veterinary feed directives and enforcement, milk quality, genetic testing for wellness traits, and antibiotic stewardship were among the topics of discussion.  Don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Blumer to review your vaccination program or antibiotic protocols if you have any questions!

April 5, 2017 – Dr. Garrett Blumer and Dr. BJ Jones joined Dr. Gary Oetzel, DVM in Belmont, WI for a transition cow discussion sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.  Here veterinarians and producers collaborated on how early detection of low blood calcium and ketosis can assist economic value and herd health.  Please don’t hesitate to ask our veterinarians about current strategies to manage ketosis and milk fever.

April 4, 2017 –  BJ Jones, DVM and Garrett Blumer, DVM participated in a continuing education seminar led by Dr. Paul Fricke.  Here they focused on reproduction, and critical insights into reproductive success.  Experience,  exceptional ultrasound technique, and staying current on the latest research allow Dr. Jones and Dr. Blumer to improve performance for our local dairy and beef herds.

March 1, 2017 – You may recognize a new face at our office!  Please welcome Dr. Garrett Blumer to our practice.  Dr. Blumer is a 2015 University of Wisconsin veterinary graduate with a passion for working on dairy cows and bovine reproduction.  Having grown up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, he can relate to the many challenges dairy farmers face on a daily basis.  We enjoyed hosting Garrett three years ago as an ambulatory student and are thrilled he is now part of our team!

February 11, 2017 – The Wisconsin Equine Practitioners held their Spring continuing education conference at Wisconsin Dells.  Dr. Christine Fortin attended the equine neurology session led by well known neurologist, Stephen Reed, DVM. West Nile, EPM, Herpes, Encephalomyelitis, Wobblers, Lyme Disease, CSF taps and Lower Motor Neuron disease were among the topics discussed on this informative day led by one of the nation’s top clinicians.

February 8, 2017 – Christine Fortin, DVM attended the Equine Session at the Winter Conference held in Altoona, Iowa. Dr. Heidi Banse discussed use of pain killers, colic management, principles of microbial use, and field anesthesia.  Current techniques and treatment modalities offer a wide range of options for treatment of our equine patients.

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, 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.

October 7, 2016 –  Dr. Cheryl Loken is well versed on “Helping Pets with Chronic Kidney Disease Live a Longer and Better Life.”  This AAHA sponsored continuing education course helps Center Hill Veterinary Clinic  provide current treatment options for our cherished dogs and cats with kidney compromise.

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.

August 18, 2016 – Cheryl Loken, DVM participated in an event sponsored by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.  Speaking was Dr. Philip Bergman, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM/Oncology.  He discussed the topic of  “Feline Vaccine Associated Sarcomas – Myth or Reality?”  Dr. Loken is well equipped to answer your questions regarding this topic.  

January 28, 2016 – Dr. Cheryl Loken attended a seminar on Feline – Friendly Handling by Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP.  If you have a behavioral question concerning your favorite feline, be sure to ask Dr. Loken for her opinion!

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 Cheryl Loken, DVM and 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 for our clients pets.

October 8, 2015 – Cheryl Loken, DVM was a Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association Convention attendee in Madison, WI.  Here she gained over seven hours of continuing education on intestinal surgery, anal sac removal, surgical management of gastric dilatation and volvulus, management of bladder and urethral stones,  feline and canine urethral surgery, and state-of-the-art wound management technique.  We work hard to provide your companion animal with current standards of care available in veterinary medicine.

October 8, 2015 –  Dr. Meegan Ritchie attended the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association Convention in Madison, WI. Here 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.

September 19, 2015 –  Dr. Cheryl Loken attended the 20th Annual Feline Conference where she learned about topics such as abnormal conditions of the ear, dental disease, laryngeal abnormalities, and ocular disease.  If your cat has a condition involving its head, Dr. Loken is equipped with the current knowledge to help solve the issue.

September 16, 2015 – Cheryl Loken, DVM participated in an AAHA sponsored event where she learned about incorporating behavioral medicine and care into daily practice.  She also learned about laser therapy and its role in pain management.

April 30, 2015 – BJ Jones, DVM attended an “Immunology Updates” seminar led by Dr. Victor Cortese  DVM,zed 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.

September 19, 2015 –  Dr. Cheryl Loken attended the 20th Annual Feline Conference where she learned about topics such as abnormal conditions of the ear, dental disease, laryngeal abnormalities, and ocular disease.  If your cat has a condition involving its head, Dr. Loken is equipped with the current knowledge to help solve the issue.

September 16, 2015 – Cheryl Loken, DVM participated in an AAHA sponsored event where she lear