1 Covered Bridge Ln
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
October 22, 2023
Registration: 7:30am - 8:30am
Sessions: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Lunch Break: TBD
Registration begins on August 1st. Registration rates are listed below.
You must provide your state license number during registration in order to receive your CE credits.
You can register online, by mail*, or in-person on the day of the event.
If mailing your registration please send your completed form and check to:
Michigan Association of Veterinary Technicians
140 Merriman Road, PO Box #147
Garden City, MI 48136
*All mail-in registrations must be postmarked by October 1st. Please do not send cash in the mail.
Credit Card- After completing your registration online you will be prompted to continue to our Square Account where you can complete your credit card transaction. Follow the registration screens.
Check- Checks can be submitted via mail to our PO Box listed above. All mail registrations must be postmarked by October 1st.
Cash- Please do not send cash in the mail. We will be accepting cash payments on the day of the event during registration. Exact cash is appreciated.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact our treasurer by email firstname.lastname@example.org
A limited number of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a discounted rate. Use code 13J7DY when making your reservation.
Registrations may be cancelled for a full refund less $50, if submitted in writing to email@example.com by October 1, 2023
Early Bird Registration (August 1st-August 15th)
Standard Registration (August 16th-September 30th)
Late Registration (October 1st-October 22nd)
Dr. Kirk Muñoz is an assistant professor at The Ohio State University, where his duties include
performing anesthesia in the small and large animal hospitals, carrying out research projects, and teaching veterinary students in the pre and clinical aspects of the curriculum. He completed his residency in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia at Michigan State University, and continued his career there as a faculty member for 6 years. Dr. Munoz’ main areas of interest are critical care anesthesia, and anesthesia of the aging animal. He is also certified in integrative medicine in both small and large animals.
Kirk Muñoz, DVM (Hons), MRCVS, MSc, PgCert BA, DACVAA, cVMA
Board Certified Specialist in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
Fear Free Certified Professional
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
The Ohio State University
Marie Hopfensperger, DVM, MBA, DACVB, RYT-200
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Hopfensperger is one of three clinical board-certified veterinary behaviorists in the state of
Michigan. Dr. Hopfensperger did her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and
veterinary school at Michigan State University. During COVID, she became a registered yoga
teacher, and just last month, received her MBA from Central Michigan University. Dr.
Hopfensperger’s areas of clinical expertise include sedation of fearful and fractious companion
animals, behavioral pharmacology, canine and feline aggression, and feline inappropriate
elimination. Her current research is related to assessment of behavioral health and welfare of
shelter dogs, as well as pharmacologic interventions to support their welfare while in the
shelter. Dr. Hopfensperger was the first veterinarian ever to be selected as Robert Wood
Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellow. Her focus during this fellowship was on developing a One
Welfare model of animal-assisted therapy, such that programming is beneficial for both human
and animal participants. Dr. Hopfensperger is a passionate advocate for veterinary professional
and student wellbeing and was humbled to have been named MSU’s Zoetis Distinguished
Veterinary Teacher of the Year in 2021. Dr. Hopfensperger shares her home with 6 cats, 2 dogs,
1 rabbit, 14-year-old wheelchair dependent son, and a very, very supportive partner!
Dr. Cece is a graduate of Michigan State University. She started her career as an equine veterinarian but after 3 years transitioned to small animal medicine by obtaining a position at Michigan Humane. For 28 years, she supervised the Detroit outpatient clinic and in 2012 became the Director of Shelter Medicine developing the shelter medicine program . In 2021 she was awarded the Shelter Veterinarian of the Year by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.
Dr. Cece currently is the Director of Forensics and divides her time between assisting the cruelty
department with their investigations of abuse, providing community outreach to clients that have financial and transportation hardships, working as a shelter vet and assisting with the animals at Michigan Humane’s farm.
Dr. Cece is a member of the Association of Shelter Vets, International Veterinary Forensics Science Association, Michigan Rabies Working Group, and the educational committees for MVMA and the OVMA.
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