Winter MVMA Meeting

Practical Nutrition: Bringing Your Nutrition A-Game to Every Appointment   

Jackie Parr, BScH, DVM, MSc, Dip ACVN

Friday, February 1, 2019
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Maine

Dr. Parr, an Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) 2009 graduate, is a veterinary clinical nutritionist with Royal Canin Canada and adjunct faculty at the OVC. Dr. Parr completed her internship and residency at Angell Animal Medical Centre in Boston and a Masters in biochemical and molecular nutrition at Tufts University. During her internship, Dr. Parr was awarded the Dr. Sharon Drellich Memorial Award for professionalism, collegiality, and compassion. Dr. Parr returned to OVC in 2013 to complete a post-doctoral fellowship. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 2015 and is one of five board-certified veterinary nutritionists in Canada. She was awarded the OVC Young Alumnus Award in 2016. She continues to offer nutrition case consultations at Royal Canin Canada and has begun volunteering for Community Veterinary Outreach. She rebuilt the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition’s website in 2017 as part of her volunteer work with the organization ( Her passions are teaching and social media. Dr. Parr has given numerous continuing education lectures at conferences and veterinary schools across Canada. She is known as the Kibble Queen on social media and blogs for Dr. Andy Roark through her personal company On Parr Nutrition, Inc.  Dr. Parr enjoys watching hockey, lifting weights, and spending time with her beloved Boston Terrier.

Lecture topics: 

  • How a veterinary clinical nutritionist approaches, "What is the best diet for my pet?"
  • Help! I’m suffering from nutrition fatigue!
  • Raw and cooked homemade diets: What’s the concern?
  • Top 10 game changers for successful weight loss plans

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Lunch Speaker

Why Screen Healthy Animals? The Case for Preanesthetic and Preventive Care Diagnostics

Dr. Dan Baker

This presentation provides an overview of the current body of evidence that supports the benefits of preanesthetic and preventive testing in both dogs and cats. In recent years, there have been several studies evaluating animals that appear healthy on physical examination, and yet have lab work abnormalities. This presentation gives evidence to support a recommendation for preanesthetic and preventive diagnostics, as well as tips on communicating these recommendations to pet owners.


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Rabies Titers

Rabies titer blood draws will be offered at the meeting for $85. Pre-registration is required no later than January 16th. 

All testing will be done through the Kansas State University Rabies Lab. Limited spots are available, but we encourage anyone who can't register to sign up for the wait list so that we can open up additional spots as needed (you can sign up for the wait list on the registration form below).

Titers should be performed every two years. We strongly encourage anyone who participated in our fall rabies vaccine clinics to get their titer checked. After the blood draw, you should receive your results in 4-8 weeks. If you receive a low titer, you can register for our next rabies clinic scheduled for April 2019.

Please join us for a reception sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim following the meeting!

SCHEDULE - Friday, Febriuary 1, 2019
8:00-9:00 am: Registration and continental breakfast, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland
9:00-12:15 pm: CE presentation by Dr. Parr (with mid-morning break)
12:15 – 1:15 pm:  Lunch with Dr. Dan Baker (sponsored by IDEXX)
1:15  – 1:45 pm: MVMA Business Meeting
1:45-5:00 pm: Continuation of CE presentation (with afternoon break)
5:00-6:00 pm: Reception (all are invited; drink ticket included with registration)
  • 6.5 CEUs
  • Members: $180
  • Non-Members $230
  • Technicians: $75
  • Exhibitors: $275
  • Rabies titer blood draws: $85
Register now!