Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

From the Leading provider of Continuing Education for Veterinarians

 

What's New:

June 10, 2015


Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

June 17 - 21, 2015

"A True Family Oriented Veterinary Experience" on the beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina"

Online Registration Is Still Open

The Early Registration Discount has been extended through the start of the conference, so register online now!  Or click the links below to download the desired Registration Form, fill it out and mail it in with payment:

NC Companion Animal Academy Member Registration Form

Non-Member Registration Form

Walkins are Welcome!

One (1) Day Registrations are also available!

The Schedule and Speakers for this conference are posted and include:

Dwight Bowman, PhD

Dennis Chew, DVM, DACVIM

Tom Divers, DVM ACVIM

Michelle Gaspar, DVM, DABVP

G. Kent Mangelson

Jeff Mayo, DVM, DABVP

Dani McVety, DVM

Robbie van Mullem, B.S.

Danielle Russ, LVT, BS, BA, AS

Beth Strickler, MS, DVM, DACVB

Tom Tully, DVM, MS, DABVP

Lab: Jeff Mayo, DVM, DABVP

Room rates (based on a 4 night stay) of $199.00 (Palmetto & Live Oaks), $186 (Cypress) guaranteed until April 30, 2015 and can be made by calling Springmaid Beach Resort at 1-800-770-6895, mention reservation code 10826E or Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference. Rates include all taxes, 2 breakfast buffet passes per day, pier and Harbor Oaks Mini Golf pass.

Cornhole Tournament sponsored by Roadrunner Pharmacy will be held on Saturday, June 20th just before the Beachside Bash

Click here to download the Exhibitor Contract!


Simmons St. Simons Seaside Seminar

September 11 - 13, 2015

Practice Management & Ownership Summit at The King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort St. Simons Island, Georgia

Providing spot on management revelations for practice owners. Introducing fresh concepts on practice valuation models, diagnosing expense management problems, enhancing revenues, and improving Social Media Strategy.

Speakers

Doyle Watson, DVM

David King, DVM, CVA

Mary Ann Vande Linde, DVM

Ross Clark, DVM

Robbie van Mullem

Simmons Seafood Soirée

Friday Evening, September 11, 2015 – 6- 9pm

An Authentic Fish Fry, Shrimp Boil & Oyster Roast ----- Island Style

A seafood feast will be the fare

Location: Neptune Park on the Beach next to the Village Pier

*All registered attendees and family are invited.

Online Registration Is Now Available

Register on or before September 1, 2015 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount Or click Here to download the Registration Form, fill it out and mail it in with payment.


Ralph Lee's Great Smokies Veterinary Conference

September 30 - October 4, 2015

At the Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina

"Asheville is that type of unique, special place that lingers sweetly in your mind and memories for years to come."

Speakers

Dwight Bowman PhD

Jennifer F. Johnson, VMD, CVPP

Dani McVety, DVM

Angela L Witzel DVM, PhD, DACVN

Online Registration Is Now Available

Register on or before September 30, 2015 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount Or click the links below to download the desired Registration Form, fill it out and mail it in with payment: Registration Form (Coming Soon)


The applications, brochures and day meetings have been posted for the href="../../nccaa/index.htm">North Carolina Companion Animal Academy and the Virginia Academy of Small Animal Medicine.

NCCAA: 2015 Application | 2015 Brochure (Coming soon)

Next Meeting: Coming Soon

VASAM: 2015 Application | 2015 Brochure (Coming soon)

Next Meeting: May 7, 2015 - Dr. Emily Olson, DVM on "Cardiology" at the Four Points by Sheraton, 4700 S. Laburnum Richmond, VA 23231 804-226-4300


Exhibitor Contracts are now available for the following all 2015 conferences!


Our 31st Anniversary Providing Continuing Education

Now in our 31st year, we want to thank all the speakers, veterinarians, attendees, and companies that make our conferences the most educational and family friendly!

MANY, MANY Photos in our Photo Gallery

We've added a BUNCH of photos from our Conferences including First Flight and Sun N Fun, thanks to Cindy Drury!  Go to our Photo Gallery and select # 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  & 10


We Proudly Support Our Troops

Thanks to Our Annual Sponsors

Companion Therapy Laser by LiteCure LLC

Companion Therapy Laser


Roadrunner Pharmacy

Roadrunner Pharmacy


3 Sided Media

3 Sided Media


BWCi Animal Hospital Management System

BWCi Animal Hospital Management System

Our sponsors help to make our conferences the most educational and enjoyable veterinary conferences you can attend.

NCCAA

North Carolina Companion Animal Academy

The NCAA Day Meetings Schedule for 2015 will be posted soon, and the 2015 Membership Form is now available for download.  The Brochure for NCCAA is also available. Please check back often to see what's new!  Click here to see the Day Meetings Schedule and to download the Membership Form.


VASAM

Virginia Academy of Small Animal Medicine

The VASAM Day Meetings Schedule for 2015 will be posted soon, and the 2015 Membership Form is now available  The Brochure for VASAM is also available.  Please check back often to see what's new!  Click here to see the Day Meetings Schedule and to download the Membership Form.

 

Each conference provides at least 20 hours of continuing education

Conference Program Hotel Information Exhibitors Family Activities Area Information

 

 Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

 

June 17 - 21, 2015

"A True Family Oriented Veterinary Experience" on the beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina"

Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

 

Scheduled Speakers

 

Dwight Bowman, PhD

Dennis Chew, DVM, DACVIM

Tom Divers, DVM ACVIM

Michelle Gaspar, DVM, DABVP

G. Kent Mangelson

Jeff Mayo, DVM, DABVP

Dani McVety, DVM

Robbie van Mullem, B.S.

Danielle Russ, LVT, BS, BA, AS

Beth Strickler, MS, DVM, DACVB

Tom Tully, DVM, MS, DABVP

 

Labs

 

Jeff Mayo, DVM, DABVP

“IM Pinning and Cerclage Banding for Fracture Repair” - 1/2 Day (8:30 am - 12 Noon)

“Lateral Suture Repair:  Can it get any easier?” - 1/2 Day (8:30 am - 12 Noon)

 

 

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

 


Sun N Fun Family Night at Myrtle Beach Pelicans BaseballSun N Fun Family Night at Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Price includes game ticket, buffet dinner with chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, cookies and tea, lemonade & water. Beer and soda available for purchase

 


Cornhole Tournament at Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

Cornhole Tournament sponsored by Roadrunner Pharmacy

Roadrunner Pharmacy

will be held on Saturday, June 20th just before the Beach Bash


Beachside Bash on June 20th, includes dinner & entertainment

Out of this World DJ

Sponsored by BWCi AHMS & radCLOUD Technologies

BWCi Animal Hospital Management System   radCLOUD Technologies


Online Registration Is Now Available

The Early Registration Discount has been extended through the start of the conference, so register online now!

Or click the links below to download the desired Registration Form, fill it out and mail it in with payment:

NC Companion Animal Academy Member Registration Form

Non-Member Registration Form

Veterinarians $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $150

NCCAA Veterinarian Member $175

NCCAA Technician/Support Staff Member $100

 

 

Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

 

June 17 - 21, 2015



Springmaid Beach Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Schedule

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 ; 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. (3 hours, 15 minutes)

 Exhibit Hall Set up: 10 am

Speaker

Time

Topic

Michelle Gaspar, DVM, DABVP

2-3:15pm
3:45-4:45pm

5-6pm
The Instructable Cat: Using lab work effectively and Correctly
The Vomiting Cat: Differentials, Diagnostics & Treatments; The Yellow Cat: Differentials, Diagnostics & Treatment Plans
Feline Hematology Disorders: Anemias, Bleeding Disorders & Polycythemia

Robbie van Mullem, B.S.
Certified Social Media Expert
3 Sided Media

8:30-9:30am
10-11:30am
1-2:15pm
2:30-3:30pm

The Impact of the Internet and Social Media on Today’s Veterinary Practice

  • Websites
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media
  • Online Marketing
  • World Wide Web
  • Google
  • Online Reviews

 

Thursday, June 18, 2015 ; 8:30 am-3:30 p.m. (5 hours, 45 minutes including lunch)

Registration 8am ∙ Continental Breakfast 8am
Exhibit Hall Hours: 8am-4pm, 6 - 7 pm Welcome Reception

 

Speaker

Time

Topic

Michelle Gaspar, DVM, DABVP

8:30-9:30am
10:00-11:30
1-2:15

2:30-3:30pm
Do all cats have Pancreatitis?
Endocrine Disorders Past & Present: What have we learned & what are we learning?
Upper & Lower Respiratory Diseases, Diseases of Calcium: Idiopathic Hypercalcemia/Secondary Hyperparathyroidism, The Hypercalcemia of Malignancy & Hypocalcemia
Diabetes in Cats: Treatments & Management for Renal Work Practice

Dennis Chew, DVM, DACVIM

8:30-9:30am
10-11:30am

1-2:15
2:30-3:30pm
Urinalysis Revisited
Staging & Initial Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs & Cats Pt. 1, Phosphate, Binders, Calcitrol, ACE Inhibitors Pt. 2
Acute Renal Failure-Diagnosis, Management of & Prevention
Treatment of Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs, Fixing the Dripping in Dogs PPA or Estrogens

Dwight Bowman, PhD


Sponsored by Abaxis
Abaxis
8:30-9:30am
10-11:30am
1-2:15pm
2:30-3:30pm
Heartworm in Florida-the Success Story; Who's Next?
Fleas & Bartonella in the Southeastern US
Dogs, Babesia & Ticks - If only that Simple; Ehrlichiosis
The Other Tick-Transmitted Disease of Dogs & Cats in the Southeast
Wildlife & Pets - Shared Parasites

Tom Divers, DVM, ACVIM


Sponsored by Abaxis
Abaxis
8:30-9:30am
10-11:30am
1-2:15pm
2:30-3:30pm
Equine Metabolic Disease
Update on Infectious Disease; Use of Clinical Pathology in Clinical Practice
Lyme & Leptospirosis - Clinical Syndromes
Antimicrobial Selection in Equine Practice
Equine Emergency Medicine

G. Kent Mangelson


Sponsored by ASAP
8:30am-12pm Strategies to Maximize Wealth and Protect Assets

Jeff Mayo, DVM, DABVP

8:30am-12pm IM Pinning & Cerclage Banding for Fracture Repair Lab  ($125 charge)
Sponsored by GermEd USA

Welcome Reception

6:00-7:00 pm

Exhibit Hall - Welcome Reception

 

Friday, June 19, 2015; 8:30 am-3:30 p.m. (5 hours, 15 minutes)

Registration open: 8am - Exhibit Hall Hours: 8-4pm

Sun N Fun Family Night at Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball

Sun N Fun Family Night at Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Price includes game ticket, buffet dinner with chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, cookies and tea, lemonade & water. Beer and soda available for purchase


Speaker

Time

Topic

Dennis Chew, DVM, DACVIM

8:30-9:30am
10-11:30am

1-2:15pm
2:30-3:30pm
Initial Diagnosis, Pathophysiology & Management of Cats with Idiopathic/Interstitial Cystitis Pt. 1
Management of Cats with FIC-Environmental Modification & Enrichment Pt. 2, Updates on Management of Male Cats with Urethral Obstruction
Treatment of Struvite & Calcium Oxalate Stones in Dogs & Cats
Diagnosis & Management of Hypercalcemia in Dogs & Cats, Treatment of Idiopathic Hypercalcemia in Cats Case Studies, Diet or Drugs?

Dani McVety, DVM

Vets & Techs

8:30-9:30am
10-11:30am
1-2:15pm
2:30-3:30pm
Veterinary Hospice-Turning the difficult situations into your biggest client serving opportunities
The Art of Euthanasia and the Science of Death
Body Language in the Exam Room: Using Platinum Level Communications to help clients during end of life
Euthanasia: Combating Compassion Fatigue

Tom Tully, DVM, MS, DABVP

8:30-9:30am
10-11:30am
1-2:15pm
2:30-3:30pm
Blood Collection Techniques; Small Exotic Mammals
Small Exotic Mammal Nutrition
Rabbit and Rodent Behavior
Small Exotic Mammals: Common Disease Presentations & Treatment

Jeff Mayo, DVM, DABVP

8:30am-12pm Lateral Suture Repair Lab ($125 charge)
Sponsored by Everost, Inc.

Danielle Russ, LVT, BS, BA, AS

 

 Technician Sessions

8:30-9:30am
10-11:30am
1-2:15pm
2:30-3:30pm
Pet Detective: History and Physical Examination
LVT role in Managing Congestive Heart Failure Patient
Coughing/Dyspnea: Cardiac vs Non Cardiac
Cardio-renal syndrome: What now?

Family Night

Ticketed Event

 

Night at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Includes Ballgame ticket & dinner

 

 

Saturday, June 20, 2015; 8:30 am-3:30 p.m. (5 hours, 15 minutes)

Registration open: 8am

Exhibit Hall Hours: 8-4pm

Fun in the Sun Family Party: 6:00 - 10:00 pm

Speaker

Time

Topic

Beth Strickler, DVM

8:30-9:30am
10-11:30am
1-2:15pm
2:30-3:30pm
Helping the Anxious Patient - In Clinic
Helping the Anxious Patient - At Home
Behavioral Wellness for Puppies and Kittens
Behavioral Wellness for Senior Dogs & Cats

Tom Tully, DVM, MS, DABVP

8:30-9:30am
10-11:30am
1-2:15pm
2:30-3:30pm
Wound Trauma: Treating the Avian Patient
Treating Avian Diseases-What Works
Reptile Disease Conditions and Treatment Recommendations
Anesthesia and Critical Care of Reptiles

Danielle Russ, LVT, BS, BA, AS

 

 Technician Sessions

8:30-9:30am
10-11:30am
1-2:15pm
2:30-3:30pm
CPR–Basic and Advanced Life Support (RECOVER study overview)
Optimizing Blood Pressure in Veterinary Practice
Electrocardiogram: Keeping it Simple Level I
Electrocardiogram: Keeping it Simple Level II

Cornhole Tournament at Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

Conference Event

 

Roadrunner Pharmacy

Cornhole Tournament sponsored by Roadrunner Pharmacy

will be held on Saturday, June 20th just before the Beachside Bash

Conference Event
Ticketed Event

6-10pm Out of this World DJ

Beachside Bash (Live Oak Lawn)

Included dinner & entertainment

Bring your lawn chair or towel

 

 

Sunday, June 21, 2015, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (2 ½ hours)

 

Speaker

Time

Topic

Beth Strickler, MS, DVM, DACVB

8:30-11:30am How to Efficiently Create Behavior Plans
How to Efficiently Implement Behavior Plans
     

 

Total CE hours = 22 hours

 

Online Registration Is Now Available

The Early Registration Discount has been extended through the start of the conference, so register online now!

Or click the links below to download the desired Registration Form, fill it out and mail it in with payment:

NC Companion Animal Academy Member Registration Form

Non-Member Registration Form

Veterinarians $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $150

NCCAA Veterinarian Member $175

NCCAA Technician/Support Staff Member $100

 

 

 

Speaker Bios & Lecture Details

 


Dani McVety, DVM - In addition to her role as a hospice veterinarian, Dr. Dani McVety is a speaker, entrepreneur, author, and certified body language instructor.

Dani McVety, DVM

In addition to her role as a hospice veterinarian, Dr. Dani McVety is a speaker, entrepreneur, author, and certified body language instructor.  Dr. McVety found her calling while volunteering with human hospice before veterinary school and she wanted to bring the same passion for life and respect for death into her amazing profession.  After graduation, she practiced emergency medicine while co-founding Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, which has now grown from two doctors to over 60 veterinarians in just 4 years by partnering with the some of the most caring and compassionate professionals around the country.

 

Dr. McVety frequently writes and speaks for both professional and lay audiences on end-of-life veterinary topics in hopes of empowering both parties to seek the highest standards of care.  She plans on changing the face of human death in the process.  Dr. McVety and Lap of Love have been featured on numerous local, national, and professional media outlets including The Washington Post, CNN, Entrepreneur Magazine, and the front page of The New York Times.   She proudly graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and is the youngest recipient of the college’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award (2013).



Robbie Van Mullem, 3 Sided MediaRobbie Van Mullem, B.S., Certified Social Media Expert

Robbie van Mullem, BS is President and CEO of 3 Sided Media and Review Retrievers, which he founded in 2010.   Under his leadership, 3 Sided Media has developed all types of veterinary and medical websites (small animal, mixed animal, dental, pharmacy, physical therapist) that now reach millions of people every year. Robbie van Mullem was raised in the Hammond, Louisiana area, where he graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1995 after serving in the US Navy.  Robbie began his career in the animal health industry with IDEXX Laboratories.  After a number of years as an in-clinic laboratory representative and earning the prestigious President’s Club Award, Robbie was then promoted to area instrument manager. He currently lives in South Louisiana with his wife and children.

Click to download the Bio/Seminar Schedule/Seminar Topics for Robbie Van Mullen





 

 



 

 

Sun N Fun for the Family at the Conference

 

As a true family oriented veterinary experience, we've organized the following activities for the whole family!


Sun N Fun Family Night at Myrtle Beach Pelicans BaseballSun N Fun Family Night at Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Price includes game ticket, buffet dinner with chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, cookies and tea, lemonade & water. Beer and soda available for purchase

 


Cornhole Tournament at Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

Cornhole Tournament sponsored by Roadrunner Pharmacy

Roadrunner Pharmacy

will be held on Saturday, June 20th just before the Beach Bash


Beachside Bash on June 20th, includes dinner & entertainment

Out of this World DJ

Online Registration Is Now Available

The Early Registration Discount has been extended through the start of the conference, so register online now!

Or click the links below to download the desired Registration Form, fill it out and mail it in with payment:

NC Companion Animal Academy Member Registration Form

Non-Member Registration Form

Veterinarians $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $150

NCCAA Veterinarian Member $175

NCCAA Technician/Support Staff Member $100

 

 

Exhibitors At The Conference

 

Please visit these Exhibitors at the Conference to see the latest and best products and services for your veterinary practice:

 3 Sided Media  3 Sided Media & Review Retrievers

Abaxis

Abaxis Global Diagnostics is your total laboratory partner, offering the comprehensive and innovative VetScan line of on-site diagnostic instruments and rapid tests. The VetScan name has become synonymous with convenience, ease of use and cost-effectiveness, delivering on our promise of speed, accuracy and reliability. It’s not just better diagnostics, it’s a better way.

BWCi Animal Hospital Management SystemThe Animal Hospital Management System (AHMS) is fluid technology with real-time veterinary activity, including inventory control, payroll, accounting, and clinical record keeping. The AHMS includes the Enhanced Appointment Scheduler, the most effective time management system for your hospital.  With customized interfaces and reports to meet your hospital's needs, the AHMS flows as your practice flows, handling all data and information.  The AHMS now includes direct access to your DICOM images (Digital X-Ray, Ultrasound, MRI, etc.) through radCLOUD Cloud-based PACS!

Roadrunner Pharmacy

  • ServiceNet Medical X-Ray, Inc.

  • Simmons Southeast

  • Southeast Medical Books

  • Suburban Surgical

  • Ti-Ba Enterprises

  • Vet Assured Company

  • Veterinary Consultation Services & Get U Social

  • Wedgewood Pharmacy

  • Wiley

2015 Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference Exhibitor Contract

Click Here for the forms from Convention Makers if you need to order or ship anything.

Sun N Fun Exhibit Hall Floorplan

 

Online Registration Is Now Available

The Early Registration Discount has been extended through the start of the conference, so register online now!

Or click the links below to download the desired Registration Form, fill it out and mail it in with payment:

NC Companion Animal Academy Member Registration Form

Non-Member Registration Form

Veterinarians $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $150

NCCAA Veterinarian Member $175

NCCAA Technician/Support Staff Member $100

 

 

Conference Hotel Information

 

Springmaid Beach Resort

Your Oasis Amidst All the Attraction ...

Spread across 27 lush acres on the quieter south end of Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard, this newly remodeled oceanfront resort and conference center boasts award-winning service, six pools, two lazy rivers, activities designed for the young and young at heart alike.

Flanked by the 1,068ft. Springmaid Pier on one side, and Myrtle Beach State Park on the other, Springmaid Beach feels uniquely private while conveniently located just minutes from the excitement and attractions of Myrtle Beach. Here  you can choose to find a welcome retreat from all the hustle and bustle of the area, or indulge in the sights and sounds that make the Grand Strand famous. The best of both worlds are right at your doorstep at Springmaid Beach.

Room rates (based on a 4 night stay) of $199.00 (Palmetto & Live Oaks), $186 (Cypress) guaranteed until April 30, 2015 and can be made by calling Springmaid Beach Resort at 1-800-770-6895, mention reservation code 10826E or Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference. Rates include all taxes, 2 breakfast buffet passes per day, pier and Harbor Oaks Mini Golf pass.

Live Oak Lazy River

Live Oak Lavy RIver and the Springmaid Pier

 


Springmaid Cypress Pool and Ocean View
Springmaid Cypress Pool and Ocean View

SpringMaid Barnacles Bar, Drinks and View
Barnacles Bar, Drinks and View

Tackle Box on the Wharf
Tackle Box on the Wharf

Springmaid Double Queen Accommondations

Springmaid Double Queen Accommondations

 


Palmetto Towers Rooms

Palmetto Towers Rooms


The Lazy River at the Springmaid

The Lazy River at the Springmaid

Online Registration Is Now Available

The Early Registration Discount has been extended through the start of the conference, so register online now!

Or click the links below to download the desired Registration Form, fill it out and mail it in with payment:

NC Companion Animal Academy Member Registration Form

Non-Member Registration Form

Veterinarians $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $150

NCCAA Veterinarian Member $175

NCCAA Technician/Support Staff Member $100

 

 

Area Information

 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Once you have decided on staying Springmaid Beach Resort, create unforgettable memories in this South Coast paradise, which offers:

  • 60 miles of wide, soft sandy beaches

  • Savory restaurants and family-friendly dining

  • Amusement and water parks

  • Live entertainment theaters and exciting nightlife

  • Thrilling water sports

  • The best golf courses in the south

  • Cultural activities and historic sites

  • Outlet malls, specialty boutiques, flea markets, and specialty stores

  • Freshwater, ocean and deep sea saltwater fishing

  • and so much more!

Online Registration Is Now Available

The Early Registration Discount has been extended through the start of the conference, so register online now!

Or click the links below to download the desired Registration Form, fill it out and mail it in with payment:

NC Companion Animal Academy Member Registration Form

Non-Member Registration Form

Veterinarians $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $150

NCCAA Veterinarian Member $175

NCCAA Technician/Support Staff Member $100

 

 

Each conference provides at least 20 hours of continuing education

 

 
 
 

 

 

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