Veterinary CE Ski Week
Veterinary CE and Family Ski Week

Veterinary CE Ski Week

  • Veterinary CE and Family Ski Week

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This year (2021) speaker line-up:

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Dr. Melissa Holahan, DVM, DACVE & CC


Dr. Holahan is a Diplomate of the ACVE&CC. She received her DVM from MSU CVM, completed an internship at U of Penn and her residency in Emergency & Critical Care Medicine at MSU CVM.

Dr. Holahan has worked as a staff criticalist and clinical instructor at a teaching hospital in Connecticut, before returning home to Michigan and joining the Oakland Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Department.She has published & performed research in: enteral nutrition in critically ill patients, the use of fenoldapam in acute renal failure and lactate as a prognostic indicator in dogs with immune mediated hemolytic anemia.Her interests include: acute kidney failure, mechanical ventilation, sepsis and immune-mediated diseases.Dr. Holahan is active on the state and national lecture circuit and has authored several manuscripts and book chapters on topics related to emergency and critical care.In her free time, she & her husband run a small farm (Chubb E. Acres Farm, LLC) on their 10-acre property which is home to horses, goats, dogs, cats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, 2 emus, quail and lots of honeybees.  

Dr. Matt Holahan DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Originally from New England, Dr. Holahan came to Michigan to attend college and decided to make it his home. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009.

After practicing emergency medicine for 2 years, he completed a neurology internship in southern Connecticut before returning to Michigan for a 4 year residency in neurology/neurosurgery at Dogwood.Dr. Holahan completed his residency and also became a Diplomate of ACVIM (Neurology) in 2016.He then joined Dogwood Veterinary Referral Center as an associate and has since become an owner.His primary interests include intervertebral disc disease, seizure disorders, head trauma, inflammatory nervous system disorders, and tumors of the nervous system. In his spare time, he enjoys horseback riding, camping, and working on the hobby farm with Melissa. His pandemic hobby has been refining his BBQ technique with a new smoker. 

Bring your family as Boyne Highlands offers something for everyone.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2021 to another great ski week at Boyne Highlands!  We hope each of your takes the opportunity to enjoy the quality snow, great conditions and abundant activity options at Boyne Highlands. 

    • Monday
      Neurological Exam/Localization - No, there won’t be a test
    • Dr. Matt
    • Emergency Stabilization of Traumatic brain injury -Avoid the Headach
    • Dr. Melissa
    • Tuesday
      Approach to the Acute Seizure Patient - Don’t “Seize” Up!
    • Dr. Matt
    • Approach to the chronic seizure patient - Why didn’t I refer this one?
    • Dr. Matt
    • Wednesday
      How I treat IMHA/ITP - A case-based approach.
    • Dr. Melissa
    • Really…it’s Lepto? - Atypical case presentations.
    • Dr. Melissa
    • Thursday
      Acutely Down Dog - Don’t let it get you down!
    • Dr. Matt
    • Neuro vs Not Neuro - the great pretenders!
    • Dr. Matt
    • Friday
      Hottest drugs, gizmos & gadgets of 2021!
    • Dr. Melissa
    • Benefits of Early Enteral Nutrition - Don’t forget to feed your patient!
    • Dr. Melissa