Reunion Continuing Education Program

RSVP by September 18th

To RSVP for Saturday and/or Sunday CE with credit card, contact Reunion Coordinator, Pilar Rivera at, 530-752-7024

$65 per person for all day Saturday, children under 12 (free)

$30 per person for Sunday Continuing Education

To pay by check, make checks payable to UC Regents and mail to:

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Office of the Dean—Development
PO Box 1167
Davis, CA  95617-1167


Enjoy 7 hours of CE credit for $30

Sunday, October 4th
Gladys Valley Hall

Program coordinated by the Class of 1985 Reunion Planning Committee and approved by the UC Davis Office of Continuing Education. All are welcome to attend!


8:15 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:50 a.m.
TCVM Pet Personality Types & How They Affect Health, Diet, & Training
Jona Sun Jordan DVM
Learn how to quickly recognize Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) pet personality types, how they influence the pets’ health risks and dietary needs, and how different types of patients are likely to respond in the veterinary environment.

10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
Adventures of Large Animal Ambulatory and Non-Domestics or the Vet Truck from Hell
Kathy Jonokuchi, DVM
My most memorable experiences in my senior year were on these two services.  Throughout both rotations, our vet truck would often fail to start, complicating life just a bit.  With Dr. East, the truck stalled in the rain at Yolo Land and Cattle Co while preg checking the Black Angus herd.  Traveling with Dr. Hjerpe to the UC Sierra Field Station, the head lights failed on the way home. Part of our job there was to perform electroejaculation on the white faced Herefords.  We literally were stuck in Lodi after making a call to Micke Grove Park Zoo with Dr. Fowler.  I'll also be recounting the many interesting procedures on those to rotations.

11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
The Ins And Outs of Reproduction:  Multispecies Lessons Learned in Thirty Years of Practice as a Theriogenologist
Paul E. Mennick DVM
This lecture will cover several equine case presentations, "tricks of the trade" in ruminant synchronization and ET procedures, "syndromes" that I have seen in equine reproduction and how to deal with them, deep-horn AI, and environmental canine fertility issues.

12:00 - 12:20 p.m.
Successful Management Permitting Delayed Operative Revision of Cleft Palate in a Labrador Retriever.......and the Consequences
Patricia Dedrick, DVM
Puppies with cleft palate have historically had surgical correction at 8-12 weeks of age. Palatoplasty in such young puppies is challenging due to patient size and orofacial growth post operatively often resulting in multiple operations. By initial feeding via nasogastric tube, transitioning to dry kibble after 4 weeks, and providing water through an overhead ball-point tube-cap system, these puppies can be managed until they are over a year old before surgical correction.

12:20 - 12:50 Lunch

1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
Now and the Future of Electronic Medical Records in Veterinary Medicine
Hugh Elliot DVM
I will talk about Electronic Medical Records in Veterinary medicine, in particular the difference between electronic documentation and electronic information management. These systems are so complex and difficult that even the huge Human EHR systems like Epic and All Scripts have not even broached them.

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Lions and Tigers and Bears…Oh My! (Actually Cheetahs, Lemurs and Pandas)
Autumn Davidson DVM, MS, DACVIM
Beside the thrill of 30 years of practicing with breeders, working as an internist specializing in small animal reproduction has allowed me to travel the world, both to lecture and work with wildlife in the field. Wildlife biologists are eager to collaborate with veterinarians who are willing to volunteer their services while attempting to extrapolate from their knowledge from dogs and cats (But first… do no harm!).

2: 40 - 3:30 p.m.
From 1985 to 2015: 30 years of Advancements in Small Animal Orthopedics
Steven A. Martinez DVM, MS, DACVS
Selected small animal orthopedic diseases (ex. cranial cruciate ligament, shoulder, hip, and elbow disease, and fracture management) and their contemporary diagnoses/treatments. Cases will also be presented for audience input on management options.  A twist to this presentation will be context references to what we knew (or not!) about these clinical problems back in 1985. Warning: This presentation should be fun but it may also make you feel old!

3:30  -4:20 p.m.
Scratching the Surface
Tom Reidarson, DVM, Dipl. ACZM (subspecialty, aquatics)
After leaving veterinary school I set out on a path to conquer the small animal world and wound up practicing with marine animals.  Who would have guessed after Dr. Fowler told us during orientation week, September 1985, that no one of our class would work exclusively with exotic species of animals.  We became good friends over the years and although he never knew me in school he asked me to author several chapters for his books.  I choose this title because I believe the marine animal field is still in its infancy and feel so lucky to have made a practice in it for the majority of my career.  In 2010, after 20 years at SeaWorld in San Diego, I left to start a consulting company called Reidarson Group: Marine Animal Specialists and now practice in five countries at six different facilities, enjoying each and every day.  Over these years I’ve witnessed a number of very interesting changes so I will focus on emerging aquatic diseases from the perspective of a practitioner.