CCVMA September 5, 2023 CE Meeting

  • Tuesday, September 05, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC)-Room 139

Elizabeth Nonnenmacher, DVM

The September 5th, 2023 meeting will feature Elizabeth Nonnenmacher, DVM, Canine Rehabilitation Therapist & Jake Triggs, DVM. They will present on "Initial Rehabilitation for Your Most Common Orthopedic Surgeries & A Review of Canine Cruciate Disease and Treatment" This meeting is sponsored by Lone Star Veterinary Mobile Surgical Services 

Bio: Jake Triggs was born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He graduated Undergraduate and Veterinary School from Mississippi State University.

After graduation, Dr. Triggs worked at a mixed animal practice in Mississippi, where he gained his first experience in orthopedics.

After deciding to focus on small animal medicine and surgery, he then moved to a busy general and referral practice in Central Texas. There he had the opportunity to be involved in more advanced surgeries and cases including fracture repairs using their in-house CT for planning, TPLOs, FHOs, patella luxations, extracapsular repairs, diaphragmatic hernias, oncologic surgery, and hemilaminectomies.

After working in Central Texas for 2.5 years, he and his wife decided to relocate to the DFW area to be closer to family. Dr. Triggs continued to work in general practice in Frisco, but with a special interest in surgery. Dr. Triggs then joined Lone Star Mobile Veterinary Surgical Services to be able to focus on surgery only.

Dr. Triggs is a member of the AVMA and is PennHip Certified. He is also a member of the Collin County Veterinary Medical Association where he serves on the board. He has completed CE surgery courses at the Oquendo Center in Las Vegas in Advanced Fracture Repair, Stifle Surgery, Advanced Soft Tissue Surgery, and Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy Surgery.

Dr. Triggs and his wife Megan have a son named Lee, and one dog, a Cane Corso named Vinny.

Bio: Dr. Nonnenmacher grew up in a military family Northern Virginia but migrated south after high school to attend Auburn University. There she majored in Animal and Dairy Sciences and spent her summers working in the Virology and Anatomy labs at the Veterinary school. She then continued to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating Cum Laude in 2009.  Her love of orthopedics, neurology, and sports medicine sparked her interest and drive to pursue advanced training certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2013.

Dr. Nonnenmacher practiced in General and Emergency Medicine at a large 24-hour facility in Mobile, AL for 7 1/2 years before relocating to Dallas in 2017.  She has been in general practice in the DFW area since then, with her professional interests being in orthopedics, soft tissue surgery, pain management, regenerative medicine, and physical rehabilitation to improve the post-operative recovery and quality of life for her patients. In 2019 she began working to start Valley Ranch Pet Rehabilitation in Irving.  Dr. Nonnenmacher is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians.

When not working with patients, Dr. Nonnenmacher enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons. Her favorite thing to do is watch her boys play baseball, but also loves traveling, crafting, personal fitness, and all things Disney/Marvel.  She has 3 fur babies of her own, two senior Dachshunds, Oliver and Izzie, and a yellow Labrador, Nellie, who all keep her on her toes!!


$35 for non-members- DVM

$15 for staff

No additional fee for CCVMA annual members

Please RSVP/Register by Friday, September 1st.


Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC)-Room 139

3452 Spur 399 (Northeast corner of Hwy 121 and 75 Central)

McKinney, TX 75069

***If using a mobile GPS device in your car or on your phone, please be aware that many of them will not be able to locate either "Spur 399" or the street address. You may want to try variations of the street name, such as "Texas Highway 399", or "Texas 399", or "Highway 399". If none of those work, try entering it as the intersection of "Medical Center Drive and Gateway Blvd.". Please note that many GPS units may direct you to "Spur Lane", which is nowhere near CHEC.***

The September meeting will be catered by Collin College-Traditional Meat Lasagna and Alfredo Vegetarian Lasagna with Caesar Salad and Garlic Bread Sticks. 

7:00pm Meeting presentation

3.0 Hours of C.E.

Collin County Veterinary Medical Association     190 E. Stacy Road, Suite 306-184     Allen, TX 75002 972-656-9008 (voicemail only)

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