Manitoba Animal HealthTechnologist Association

25th Annual Conference & AGM


This is the year MAHTA and its members celebrate 25 years of hard work and dedication to the animal health field. This year the conference boasts a wonderful venue, interactive and informative sessions an integrated Trade Show and a night of awards, presentations and entertainment celebrating MAHTA's 25 years of success!! Make plans NOW to attend this comprehensive and informative event, Manitoba's largest conference for AHTs and hospital staff ...the best continuing education opportunity of the year! 


Conference Information & Particulars:

Victoria Inn, Winnipeg, MB. 1808 Wellington Avenue. Contact the hotel directly for room reservations at: 204-786-4801 or 1-877-842-4667 and tell them you are with the MAHTA Conference.

Pre-Registration: SAVE $25!  Accepted by mail prior to Monday, October 1st, 2007

Full Registration Includes:

EVERYTHING! Admission to all sessions and trade fair, proceedings manual, delegate booklet (for first 150 registered), Welcome Reception before banquet dinner, breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks. Also includes one ticket for the banquet dinner and entertainment on Saturday evening.


Saturday, October 20th, 2007

8:00 – 8:30 AM             Late Registration & Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 AM          Exotics - Back to Basics - Dr. Nancy McQuade, DVM

                                       Practical and Useful for the Non-Exotic Clinic!   Small birds, guinea pigs & rabbits- husbandry , treatment tips & common concerns

10:00 – 10:15 AM         Refreshment Break

10:15 – 12:00 PM         Annual General Meeting : We need your input at the AGM

This is a must-attend event for MAHTA members to discuss the association's current status and plans. Your active participation is a vital part of our  association and we look forward to seeing you at the AGM! This meeting is restricted to Registered Members of MAHTA.

 12:00 – 1:30 PM         Lunch and Trade Fair Opening

1:30 – 3:00 PM             Client Compliance - Martha Little, Hills Pet Nutrition

                                        Practical and specific tools to ensure effective client communication and mutual understanding for treatment.

                                        Have the tools to help clients continue with treatment that your clinic chooses for them. 

3:00 – 3:30 PM             Refreshment Break and Trade Fair

3:30 – 4:30 PM             Cruciate Ligament Repair - Dr. Murray Moffatt, DVM

                                        Imbrication VS TPLO Surgery - Analgesia, Prep Techniques, Post Operative Care & Home Care

4:30 – 6:00 PM             Wine and Appetizers in Exhibit Hall Mingle with reps of the Animal Health Industry

                                        Clipper and Tattoo gun maintenance demos: Interactive! Keep your equipment up to par!

6:00 – 7:00 PM             Dinner

7:00 – 9:00 PM             

25th Celebration...Presentations and Awards JOIN US !

    • MAHTA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS as an association:  A special presentation will detail MAHTA's history and our greatest achievements!
    • First Ever!! An Award of Appreciation from MAHTA will be presented to one deserving recipient who has demonstrated support for the RAHTs in the field and/or MAHTA as an association.
    • RAHT of the Year Recipient will be Honored.- Join the nominees! 
      • Sharon Topnik - Transcona Vet Hospital
      • Shelley Hamilton - Embryo Genetics
      • Jody Martin - Transcona Vet Hospital
    •  Chris Funk “Funky Magic” - This magician is sure to entertain...


Sunday, October 21st, 2007       FAST TRACK - Choose Your Own Adventure!

8:00 – 8:30 AM                                                 Breakfast & Registration

Track 1                                                              Track 2

8:30 – 10:00 AM                         

   Dairy Heard Health                                                                       Chiropractic for you :Preventing Injury - Dr. Joel Boheimer

    Dr. Ron Hamilton, DVM                                                                                 Chiropractic for pets - Dr. Linda Hamilton, DVM

10:00 – 10:30 AM                                             Coffee Break and Trade Fair

10:30 – 12:00 PM

   Behavior Styles- Which Animal Are you?                                           Wildlife Rehabilitation -     Lil Anderson        

    Jayne Takahashi DVM, MBA,                                               Proper Ventilation Techniques -Is Your Scavenger System Up to The Task?

    Medi-cal Royal-Canin                                                                            Nancy Gordon RAHT, RLAT - Benson Medical 

12:00 – 1:00 PM                                                 Lunch and Trade Fair Wrap-up



1:00 – 1:15 PM Door Prize Draws

1:15 – 3:15 PM

Animal Control Legislation - The History of Animal Welfare Law Enforcement, The Pressure to Change

Important to Techs & Hospital Staff -Terry Whiting


MAHTA is proud to be a Breast Cancer supporter. Help Support a Great Cause! 

At our 25th MAHTA Conference we will be offering Breast Cancer window signs with MAHTA's logo on them. They will be available for a small donation at the Registration desk. These attractive signs can be displayed at your work or you home or in your vehicle. There will also be donation boxes from Cancer Care at the Registration Desk. Cancer Care is graciously donating 2 "Bears on Broadway" coffee table books for door prizes during our conference!

MAHTA's First Ever Scavenger Hunt

Bring a few odds and ends from home/work/barn to help complete our brain teasing scavenger hunt. You can do the hunting alone or with a team. This will be a fun interactive event where you can get the MAHTA executive to "chip" in and help you win. Lots of fun and nice prizes!


Trade Show Exhibit Hall

  • Open for viewing and demonstrations 12:00 pm -6:00 pm on Saturday, October 20th and again on Sunday, October 21st from 9:30 - 1:00pm
  • Special Demonstrations will be offered throughout this time on Clipper Maintenance and Proper Tattoo Gun Handling
  •  Come MEET AND GREET Participators and Sponsors of the Animal Health Industry:

 New and Innovative Products!    Special Deals and Promotions!    Door Prizes !



This event is produced in part by the generous assistance of our sponsors. MAHTA would like to thank those that are helping to make another outstanding conference possible!