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New Large Animal Education Program!

CVMA is excited to add an annual large animal education program in our learning portfolio! Join us for 8 hours of instruction and hands-on learning designed for the large animal and mixed practice practitioner.

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Event Schedule & CE Credits
This year’s CE Agricultural Animal topic:

Bovine Medicine: Hoof Trimming & Liver Biopsy

Join us for a day of instruction and hands-on learning on the assessment and treatment of cattle hoof imbalances & lesions in general practice. Learn techniques and tips for field restraint, examination, diagnosis and treatment of the bovine hoof. Perspectives from both dairy & beef production will be taught on live animals and real cases. Liver biopsy technique, importance, application and interpretation will be presented, followed by the opportunity to perform the procedure yourself.

Hands-on learning topics include:

  • Dairy cow restraint, examination and hoof trimming
  • Beef cow restraint, examination and hoof trimming
  • Proper chute and tool usage
  • Treatment of common diseases, imbalances & lesions of dairy cows & beef cattle
  • Liver Biopsy procedure & results interpretation
  • Claw amputation & joint fusion practice on cadaver specimen


Shawn Bott, DVM
Countryside Large Animal Veterinary Services | Greeley, CO

Curtis Crawford, DVM 
Alpine Veterinary Hospital PC | Monte Vista, CO

Steve Ensley, DVM, MS, PhD
Iowa State University | Ames, IA

Robert Gentry, DVM
Multimin USA | Fort Collins, CO

Chris Koeller, DVM 
The Dairy Authority, LLC | Greeley, CO

Saturday, January 20

7:30 – 8:00  AM

Registration and light continental breakfast

8:00 – 10:50 AM

Dairy Cow Trimming

10:50 AM – 12:15 PM

Travel and Lunch

12:15 – 3:00 PM

Hoof Trimming – Beef Cow
Advance Hoof and Claw Procedures

3:15 – 5:30 PM

Liver Biopsy

5:30 – 6:00 PM

Follow-up, Questions, Closing remarks

CE approval is pending for 8 hours of education through the Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine. In order to earn the CE credits, attendees must participate in each of the presentations throughout the program. A Record of Participation will be given at registration, which you will retain for your files.

**NOTE: This program will be hosted at two locations. Please plan your travel accordingly:

7:30 AM: TBD – Dairy Farm in the Greeley, CO area
(Participant will be notified of location once confirmed)

10:50 AM – 6:00PM: Countryside Large Animal Veterinary Services
3765 O Street
Greeley, CO 80631
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Weather/clothing disclaimer: this event will be hosted rain or shine. Participants need to furnish their own warm weather gear and cleanable boots for the dairy portion of the program.


Preferred pricing is based on membership level:

Premium, Core, Basic

Registration is now open!

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Questions? Contact Kristin Payne, Director of Learning at 303.539.7264 or email

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