Pictured Above: Attendees prepare for a night of fun at the MAVANA sponsored AASRP Open Mic Night

Emcee Ron McDaniels and Susan Myers DVM, Immediate Past President of AASRP and MAVANA member

St. Louis, MO- More than 70 people attended the OPEN MIC STORY NIGHT fundraiser held at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) and American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (AASRP) joint conference in St. Louis, Missouri this month. The evening was led by emcee poet and story teller, Ron McDaniels of Arkansas and featured 10 audience members sharing their stories for an evening of laughter and camaraderie. Mixed Animal Veterinary Associates of North America (MAVANA) generously sponsored this event to raise funds for the AASRP Sam Gus Fund. The Sam Gus Fund provides opportunities for veterinary students to further their education in the practice of small ruminant medicine.

Dr. Joan Rowe, professor of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis and past AASRP President described the event as “immensely entertaining and, by all accounts, a successful evening that will greatly benefit our small ruminant interested veterinary students.” President and CEO of MAVANA, Dr. Scott Spaulding also attended the event. ”It’s a thrill to partner with Ron McDaniel to bring the open mic concept to the AABP and AASRP.” Dr. Spaulding said. “The evening was fantastic and we raised some funds for a great cause. We look forward to participating in the 2020 encore!”

MAVANA’s website, MAVANAPRACTICES.COM, describes the company as a national group of mixed animal, equine, and companion animal veterinary practices with the highest standards of veterinary medicine and hospital management. Founded in 2016 MAVANA has grown to include over 25 practices and span 13 states. MAVANA has a history of partnering with the veterinary community, such as AASRP, to help veterinary students reach their potential.