Veterinary Association Management

Continuing Education to the Veterinary Profession

Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

August 2 - 6, 2017

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

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

Double Tree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

(formerly Springmaid Beach Resort)

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Doubletree by Hilton - Springmaid Beach Resort


Doubletree by Hilton - Springmaid Beach Resort


Doubletree by Hilton - Springmaid Beach Resort

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"Enjoy your last family vacation before school starts!"

 

Speakers

 

Labs

 

 

The Online Registration is now closed.

Veterinarians $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

 

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $150!  Register On-Site during the Conference!

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

 


 


Cornhole Tournament at Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

Cornhole Tournament sponsored by Roadrunner Pharmacy

Roadrunner Pharmacy

 


Beachside Bash at the Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

 Beachside Bash on August 6th

includes dinner & entertainment

Sponsored by K-Laser USA


The Online Registration is now closed.

Veterinarians $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

 

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $150!  Register On-Site during the Conference!

 

Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

August 2 - 6, 2017

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

(formerly Springmaid Beach Resort)

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Schedule

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Registration 12 noon - 6pm - Exhibit Hall: Setup only

Speaker

Room

Topic


  Carolina A  

     

  Carolina C  

     

 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Registration 8am-3:30pm - Exhibit Hall Hours: 8am-5:30pm

Welcome Reception 4-5:30 (Exhibit Hall)

Speaker

Room

Topic


  Carolina A  

  Carolina C  

     

  Carolina E  

  Carolina D  

     

  Executive Board Room A  

Conference Event

Exhibit Hall

4-5:30pm: Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall


 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Registration 8am-3:30pm - Exhibit Hall Hours: 8am-3:30pm

Deli Lunch 11:30am (Exhibt hall)

 


Speaker

Room

Topic


  Carolina C  

  Carolina B  

   

     

  8:am-11:30am
Lecture and Lab
$150 charge
 

  Executive Board Room A  

     

 

   

 

 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Registration 8am-1pm - Exhibit Hall Hours: 8am-3:30pm

Fun in the Sun Beach Bash: 6:00 - 10:00 pm

Speaker

Room

Topic


  Carolina A  

  Carolina B  

     

  Carolina C  

 

For Conference Attendees and Guests Only

Atlantic Ballroom

Roadrunner Pharmacy

Cornhole Tournament

Sponsored by Roadrunner Pharmacy

Held just before the Beachside Bash


 

Sponsored by K-Laser USA

LLive Oak Lawn

6-10pm: Beachside Bash (Live Oak Lawn)

Included dinner & entertainment - Bring your lawn chair or towel

(tickets can be purchased at the registration desk)


 

 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

 

Speaker

Room

Topic


  Carolina A  

 

Total CE hours = 22 hours

 

The Online Registration is now closed.

Veterinarians $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

 

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $150!  Register On-Site during the Conference!

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The Online Registration is now closed.

Veterinarians $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

 

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $150!  Register On-Site during the Conference!

What our Attendees Say!

I would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to Howie and all those involved in hosting the Colonial Veterinary Conference in Colonial Williamsburg this December 2015.  We attended a few years ago and were sold on this meeting for our ContEd   This meeting has it all!  Great speakers, wonderful hotel,  delicious food, kind staff and lotsa' coffee!  Howie makes sure everyone is comfortable and enjoying themselves.. The biggest impression our first time here years ago was not just the speakers, topics, and location.. but the obvious love this group has for one another AND for our Lord... read more

Running Paws Pet Hospital, McKinney, TXDr. Donna M Gage | Running Paws Pet Hospital, McKinney, TX

What our Speakers Say!

I've been a speaker for at least a dozen meetings hosted by Veterinary Association Management in the last twenty or so years. The meetings are always well organized and managed. More importantly, the attendees are always eager to learn and happy to be there. The Lee family and all the staff are welcoming and the atmosphere is very family-friendly... read more

Margi Sirois, EdD, MS, CVT, LATMargi Sirois, EdD, MS, CVT, LAT | Speaker

What our Attendees Say!

I've been going to Veterinary Association Management's Veterinary Conferences for 16 years.  They are by far my favorite.  The quality and choice of speakers always suits my needs. I feel that I get the most up-to-date and thorough information.  Lectures focus on practical advice we can actually use - no ivory towers here... read more

Melanie Bene, DVMMelanie Bene, DVM | Attendee

What our Attendees Say!

My family and I have always enjoyed Veterinary Association Management's (Ralph Lee's) continuing education courses.  We have been attending them now for well over twelve years.  We are always very delighted to attend the courses and conferences that Veterinary Management Association hosts.  The benevolence of the Lee Family always shines forth, and they make my family feel more than welcome.  The veterinary courses are extremely relevant to practice, and much of the information obtained can be put into effect the day we return.  The speakers are of the utmost quality and ... read more

Mercy Animal Hospital, Monroe, NCDrs. Charles and Dawn Jones | Mercy Animal Hospital, Monroe, NC

What our Speakers Say!

Thank you so much for allowing me to speak at this past weekend's Sun N Fun conference in South Carolina. It was a great experience. Howie, Martha, Dawn and the entire Veterinary Association Management team always knows how to make a speaker feel welcomed! The conference was so well organized which is a testament to the VAM team. Thank you so much for all your kindness. It was a true honoring getting to speak to the technicians at the conference. It was a great group who stayed engaged throughout! Thank you again. I hope you are all home getting to relax a little after working so hard to make the conference so successful. ... read more

Amy Newfield, CVT, VTS (ECC)Amy Newfield, CVT, VTS (ECC) | Speaker

What our Attendees Say!

I have been a veterinarian in NC since 1982.  33years.  I have been getting my continuing education hours with Ralph Lee’s Veterinary Management for 28 years.  My wife is a registered vet technician and we both must get yearly CE hours to continue our licenses.  We have come to Ralph Lee’s Great Smokies Veterinary Conferences for last 20 years.  I appreciate through the years the dedication to providing quality continuing education year after year.  We enjoy the excellent speakers on subjects that are useful in regular day to day practice; comprehensive wet labs; and very affordable CE... read more

Emerywood Veterinary Hospital, High Point, NCJ. Michael Beck DVM and Jane Beck VMT | Emerywood Veterinary Hospital, High Point, NC

What our Speakers Say!

I've participated in several Veterinary Association Management continuing educational meetings and they are all top notch. Each meeting has it's own look and feel. The one consistent thread is excellent speakers and great topics/content being presented. I will be planning a family vacation around Fun N Sun veterinary conference. It's a must do for anyone looking for good CE and creating great memories with the family... read more

Veterinary Consultation Services, LLC Paul Camilo, CVPM | Veterinary Consultation Services, LLC

What our Exhibitors Say!

The Center of Veterinary Expertise has had the pleasure of participating in Colonial Veterinary conference on several levels, sponsorship, vendor as well as providing speakers over the last three year.  Howie and his team always ensure a positive, warm, and successful experience.  We look forward to supporting the Colonial Veterinary Conference for many more years to come.

the COVE, Suffolk, VADanielle T. Russ | LVT, BS, BA, AS, Hospital Manager, the COVE, Suffolk, VA

What our Attendees Say!

It is not a small thing when gathering your CE credits that the meetings be orderly, well presented, convenient, accessible.  Cudos to the Colonial Team.  It was an all-around good experience.

Palmetto Vet Hospital, Ridgeland, SCRob McBrayer, DVM | Palmetto Vet Hospital, Ridgeland, SC

What our Exhibitors Say!

I have been a equipment manufacturing design consultant for Snyder Mfg. for over 30 years.  I have been attending the Ralph Lee's meetings for over 20 years of that time.  The Ralph Lee's meetings are different than the standard veterinary conference meetings that are available.  The meetings are designed to be very family friendly.  The attendees and exhibitors are treated with more respect than any other of the veterinary meetings I attend.  The smaller venue will  also give everyone an opportunity to build long term relationships in the industry.

Snyder Mfg., New Sharon, IARalph Ihde | Snyder Mfg., New Sharon, IA

What our Attendees Say!

I plan each year's continuing education requirements around Ralph Lee's Great Smokies Veteirnary Conference.  The program venue is especially nice, this time of year, in Asheville, N.C.  The Lee family (Howie, Martha and the crew) are most accommodating.  They've always made this a pleasurable, meaningful experience.  I secure a copy of the conference notes each trip.  These notes serve as valuable information for me as I care for my patients on a daily basis.  The saddest part, for me, is when the meeting concludes.  Soon, I'll be planning for the 2016 conference.

Central Veterinary Hospital, Knoxville, TNDr. William “Bill” Martin | Central Veterinary Hospital, Knoxville, TN

What our Exhibitors Say!

The Lees' vet meetings are some of the best...and I attend a lot of them! As both a veterinarian and an exhibitor I get the best of both worlds at these events.... Great Continuing Education and Great attendance to the exhibit booth. I attend every one I possibly can.

Vet Assured, Unicoi, TNDr. Dan Moore, DVM | Vet Assured, Unicoi, TN

What our Speakers Say!

I have lectured for Veterinary Association Management for the last 4 years and they consistently have wonderfully organized, informative and practical conferences for practicing small animal veterinarians. With a relatively small group of attendees ... read more

Charleston Veterinary Referral CenterKristin Welch DVM, DACVECC | CRITICAL CARE, CHIEF OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE

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.

Bayer Animal Health

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 QuickPACS Cloud-based PACS!

OsteoCertus

QUICKPACS Image Management In the Cloud

Roadrunner Pharmacy

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

Sun N Fun Exhibit Hall Floorplan

 

The Online Registration is now closed.

Veterinarians $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

 

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $150!  Register On-Site during the Conference!

Conference Hotel Information

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront (formerly Springmaid Beach Resort)

Doubletree by Hilton - Springmaid Beach Resort


Doubletree by Hilton - Springmaid Beach Resort


Doubletree by Hilton - 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.

 

Live Oak Lazy River

Live Oak Lavy RIver and the Springmaid Pier

 


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

The Lazy River at the Springmaid

The Lazy River at the Springmaid

Guestroom - Queen Palmetto - Rendering

Guestroom - Queen Palmetto - Actual Room!

Guestroom - King Palmetto - Rendering

Guestroom - King Palmetto - Actual Room!

Guestroom - King Palmetto - Rendering

Guestroom - Amenities - Actual Room!

Guestroom - King Palmetto - Rendering

Guestroom - Ocean View with Balcony - Actual Room!

The Online Registration is now closed.

Veterinarians $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

 

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $150!  Register On-Site during the Conference!

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!

The Online Registration is now closed.

Veterinarians $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

 

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $150!  Register On-Site during the Conference!

 

Each conference provides at least 20 hours of continuing education