Veterinary Association Management

Continuing Education for the Veterinary Profession

22nd Annual Colonial Veterinary Conference

Colonial Veterinary Conference

November 29 - December 3, 2017

"In Historic Williamsburg, Virginia during the Grand Illumination"

Colonial Veterinary Conference

22nd Annual Colonial Veterinary ConferenceNovember 29 - December 3, 2017

Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia


Speakers

David Bradley, DVM, FASLMS

Jenny Cassibry Fisher, RVT, VTS-Oncology

Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D., DACVIM

Susan Little, DVM, DABVP

Todd Tams, DVM, DACVIM

Steve Thompson, DVM, DABVP

Fritz Wood, CPA, CFP

Thurday's Lunch Session:

11:45am - Lunch session: Laser Therapy Simplified: Practical Answers for Effective Implementation Presented by David Bradley, DVM, FASLMS

 

 


Online Registration is Now Available!

Register by November 2, 2017 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.

Veterinarians $360

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $175!  Register Online or On-Site during the Conference!

 

Tentative Schedule

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand Illumination

 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Registration Open 4 - 8 pm - NO SESSIONS

 

 

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand IlluminationThursday, November 30, 2017

Registration Open 8am - Continental Breakfast

Exhibit Hall Open 2pm  ∙  AM Refreshment break, Petersburg Hall Foyer, PM Refreshment Break Exhibit Hall -

Welcome Reception: 5-6pm

 

 

11:30 am - Lunch session Presented by David Bradley, DVM, FASLMS

Laser Therapy Simplified: Practical Answers for Effective Implementation

Laser therapy is the fastest growing modality in veterinary medicine; this lecture will help you understand why.  Dr Bradley simplifies the science behind Laser therapy and will cover the most up-to- date research and clinical cases associated with laser therapy. Attendees will understand the cellular and biological mechanisms behind the healing properties of therapeutic Lasers. All wavelengths, power ranges, and frequency modes of delivery will be reviewed. Then practical solutions to simple protocols and pricing guides will be presented.
The attendees will leave with an understanding of the broad range of clinical applications for therapeutic lasers, and how the important parameters of wavelength, power, and frequency modulation are used to optimize clinical results.

 

 

Speaker

Time/Room

Topic


Michael Lappin D.V.M., Ph.D. DACVIM

&
Susan Little, DVM, DABVP

8:30-10am
10:30am-11am
11-12pm
1-2:30pm
3-4:30pm

Feline Medicine


Gene Nemechek, DVM

8:30-9:30am
10am-11:30am
1-2pm
3-4:30pm

Food Animal: Using Pork Production as a case study

This presentation examines how veterinarians are working with farmers to reduce the need for antibiotics and to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics when they are needed.


  See Topic  

Technician/Support Staff Sessions


Jenny Cassibry Fisher, RVT, VTS-Oncology

PractiVet

See Topic

Oncology

Going Needlefree- what's the point?

Safe drug handling

Small animal oncology overview


Practice Management


Bill Schroeder, InTouch Practice Communications

See Topic

Attend this lecture and become a local search superhero.

Truly successful practices understand the importance of reaching local pet owners online. This very interactive and entertaining session will empower you to be successful in this space. Bill will guide you on an easy to understand journey and help you look closely at how progressive practices have mastered the art of local search. Attendees will learn how to leverage their website presence, optimize social media, and explore other mediums that may be most relevant in your local market.
Empowered people run outstanding practices. Become empowered. Understand local search.

Promote and defend your practice like a pro.

Unlock your practice defense superpowers through positive promotion. The ever changing, immediate access, far reaching digital world we live in can be a scary space. So much so that some practices want to build a wall around themselves to prevent outside “villain like attacks”. Bill will teach you how to harness the superpowers within your practice to build a positive reputation, react to negative comments, and overall defend the brand that you have built.
Empowered people run outstanding practices. Become empowered. Understand reputation management.

Easy ways to incorporate video into your marketing strategy

Want to stand out from the competition? Want to easily affect pet owners with your message? Of course you do. Understanding how to leverage video can help you achieve both. Discover your educational superpower by learning that, with very little effort, you too can earn your place in the world of video promotion. Gone are the days where you needed professional equipment, studios, and actors. Today’s video heroes use cellphones, staff, and natural settings. You have those. Let Bill show you how to be successful with those tools.
Empowered people run outstanding practices. Become empowered. Understand the power of video.

10 Most Relevant and Timely Digital Techniques

Being relevant and timely are essential traits of all digital marketing superheroes. In order to provide the timeliest information, this session will not be written until 2 weeks before the meeting. During this session you will be introduced to the latest digital marketing opportunities, examples of why they deserve your attention, and be equipped with techniques that you can implement the day you return to your practice. Don’t miss this easy to understand, highly engaging session.
Empowered people run outstanding practices. Become empowered. Understand the power of being relevant.

  See Topics  

Welcome Reception

5-6pm

Welcome Reception - Sponsored by VRCC

Come enjoy complimentary food & beverages

and visit with exhibitors and colleagues.

 

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand Illumination

 Friday, December 1, 2017

Registration Open 8am

Continental Breakfast 8am , Petersburg Hall Foyers

Exhibit Hall Open 8am-4pm - Refreshments available AM & PM, Exhibit hall

 

 

 

Speaker

Time/Room

Topic


  8:30-10am
10:30-11:30am
 

  See Topic  
  See Topic  

Technician/Support Staff Sessions

Jenny Cassibry Fisher, RVT, VTS-Oncology

PractiVet

See Topic

Oncology

FNA techniques and basic cytology

Paraneoplastic syndromes and oncologic emergencies

Common small animals cancers, advances in treatment and side effect management


Practice Management

Fritz Wood, CPA, CFP

8:30-10am
10:30-11:30am
1-2:30pm
3-4:30pm

Top 3 Growth Opportunities in 2018 (2 hours) 

Defend Your Pharmacy! (1 hour)

Best Practices – Attributes of High-Performers (1 hour)


Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand Illumination

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Christian Veterinary Mission Devotional Breakfast 7-7:50am

Continental Breakfast 8am, Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall open 8am-4pm, Richmond Hall, AM & PM Refreshment Breaks, Exhibit Hall

Lunch on your own

 

 

Speaker

Time/Room

Topic


Todd Tams, DVM, DACVIM

8:30-10am
10:30-11:30am
1-2:30pm
3-4:30pm

Internal Medicine

Updates in Clinical Gastroenterology in Dogs & Cats


  See Topics  

  8:30am-12pm  

Practice Management Session

Fritz Wood, CPA, CFP

8:30-10am
10:30-11:30am
1-2:30pm
3-4:30pm

Top 3 Growth Opportunities in 2018 – let me know if you want or need a detailed description for these at this time (2 Hours)

Defend Your Pharmacy! (1 Hour)

Best Practices – Attributes of High-Performers (1 Hour)


Technician/Support Staff Session


  See Topic  

     

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand Illumination

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Continental Breakfast 8am Petersburg Hall Foyer

Speaker

Time/Room

Topic


Todd Tams, DVM, DACVIM

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

Internal Medicine


*Times and Presenters Subject to change

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

-Registration begins on Wednesday, November 29 at 4pm, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8am.

 

Online Registration is Now Available!

Register by November 2, 2017 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.

Veterinarians $360

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $175!  Register Online or On-Site during the Conference!

Speaker Bios...

David Bradley, DVM, FASLMS

David Bradley, DVM, FASLMS graduated from UF in 1987. He has practiced for over 30 years in Mixed, SA, Equine, and Exotics with a special interest in surgery. Dr. Bradley began using Lasers in private practice in 1999. Shortly thereafter, he began training and education in Laser physics and tissue interaction. He is a well-respected laser consultant and is a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Bradley’s years of laser experience includes working with all the major Laser companies currently marketing to the veterinary community as well as many human companies. He has had the opportunity to use many different types of surgical, dental, aesthetic, and therapeutic Lasers. He has consulted with dozens of Laser specialists and hundreds of veterinary and human physicians. Dr. Bradley has lectured nationally and internationally on veterinary laser use and will cover the science and practical application of laser therapy in veterinary medicine.


 

Jenny Cassibry Fisher, RVT, VTS-OncologyJenny Cassibry Fisher, RVT, VTS-Oncology

Business Owner: VOTC, LLC – Veterinary Oncology Technical Consultants

Employer: PractiVet Animal Health – Education Director

Mrs. Fisher is one of less than 25 board certified veterinary oncology nurses in the world, with the AIMVT academy. Jenny Spent 14 years as the head oncology nurse at LSU veterinary teaching hospital, cancer treatment unit, where she worked in the clinic as a medical and radiation oncology nurse. Her teaching credentials include lecturing on the regional and national level, teaching fourth year veterinary students, lecturing at multiple veterinary technology programs and she was also the clinical coordinator for the Baton Rouge Community College veterinary technology program. Her lectures cover relevant topics such as animal restraint, oncology overview, no capping, going needle free, cytology, closed system transfer devices, chemotherapy and radiation toxicity management and many others. Her main clinical interests include, radiation therapy patient positioning, chemotherapy and radiation safety, paraneoplastic syndromes and integrative medicine. Jenny serves as the educational director for PractiVet and works as a consultant for many private practices and universities in their oncology departments. Jenny lives in Baton Rouge with her husband, step-daughter and a menagerie of pets.

PractiVet


Susan Little, DVM, DABVPSusan Little, DVM, DABVP

Dr. Susan Little received her BSc from Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia, Canada) and her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.

She has been in feline practice since 1990 and achieved board certification in Feline Practice in 1997. She is part owner of two feline specialty practices in Ottawa, Canada. She is a past president of the American Assoc. of Feline Practitioners and International Council for Veterinary Assessment board member. She is a peer reviewer for veterinary journals as well as the author of many journal articles.

Dr. Little is the recipient of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Assoc. Small Animal Practitioner Award (2010), the NAVC Small Animal Speaker of the Year Award (2013), and the International Society of Feline Medicine/Hill's Pet Nutrition Award for outstanding contributions to feline medicine (2013).

She is the editor and co-author of two textbooks: The Cat – Clinical Medicine and Management (2012) and August's Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volume 7 (2015).


Gene Nemechek, DVMGene Nemechek, DVM

Gene Nemechek, DVM, is a swine veterinarian with Zoetis Inc., and is located in Wilson, N.C. Zoetis provides animal health products that include vaccines, medications, and antibiotics for all species of livestock and pets. Zoetis was formed by Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company in February of 2013 and replaced its Animal Health division.

Prior to joining Pfizer Animal Health, Gene was the swine quality assurance veterinarian for the Tyson Pork Group, Inc., located in Springdale, Ark. Before that, Gene was veterinarian in charge of production and health services with Genetic Improvement Services / Perfect Pig in Newton Grove, N.C. He also spent 20 years with Cargill Pork in North Carolina as a staff veterinarian and provided veterinary technical services to Ralston Purina.

Gene has served as president of the National Pork Board and on the organization’s Budget, Swine Health, Pork Safety and Resolutions committees. Gene also served as president of the North Carolina Pork Council. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Association of Swine Veterinarians.

Gene grew up in western Kansas on a livestock and wheat farm. He earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1976 from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.

Gene and his wife, Susan, have four children: Sarah, Megan, Molly, and Jeremiah. Gene is a member of St. Therese’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus in Wilson. He is also a troop leader with the Boy Scouts.


Bill Schroeder, InTouch Practice CommunicationsBill Schroeder, InTouch Practice Communications

Bill is a founding owner of InTouch Practice Communications and has, for the past 22 years, enjoyed helping over 6,000 practices educate their clients and share their messages.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Western Illinois University, is a former United States Marine, sits on the board of directors for VetPartners, and is a graduate of the Veterinary Management Institute at Purdue.

Bill and his family live in the Chicago suburb of Schererville, IN, where he remains active in the Marine Corps veterans’ community, loves his WORLD CHAMPION Chicago Cubs, and spends way too much time learning about digital marketing!

 


Todd Tams, DVM, DACVIMTodd Tams, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Todd Tams received his DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 1977 and then entered into a mixed practice in Vermont from 1977-78. He then completed an internship at the West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in California in 1978-79, followed by a residency in internal medicine at Colorado State University from 1979-81. He was a staff internist at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston from 1981-84, and achieved board certification in internal medicine in 1982. Dr. Tams returned to Los Angeles in 1984 and is now Chief Medical Officer for VCA (Veterinary Centers of America), a company that owns and operates over 800 small animal hospitals in the United States and Canada. Dr. Tams also practices internal medicine and gastroenterology at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, a 60 doctor practice that offers both general care and a full range of specialty services. Dr. Tams was named as a Distinguished Alumnus of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.

Dr. Tams has published two textbooks:

1. Small Animal Endoscopy (Elsevier)

2. Handbook of Small Animal Gastroenterology (Elsevier)


Steve Thompson, DVM, DABVPSteve Thompson, DVM, DABVP

Dr. Steve Thompson is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, certified in Canine and Feline Practice. He received his DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 1990 and practiced in a 4 doctor full service AAHA companion animal hospital just outside Washington DC for 2 ½ years immediately following graduation. From 1993-1997, he was a faculty member in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He was director of the Outpatients/General Practice section within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and was instrumental in the development of the Evening Wellness Clinic, the OSU Companion Animal Behavior Clinic and the OSU Puppy Preschool program. In August, 1997, he became director of the Pet Wellness Clinic initiative at Purdue and heads the Community Practice elective block for 4th year student rotations. He is affiliated with Purdue’s Center for the Human – Animal Bond. In addition to his clinical duties, he has lectured in core and elective courses on preventive medicine, behavior, pediatrics, reproduction, pet loss, veterinary economics, practice management and companion animal medicine for both traditional and non traditional “exotic” pets. In addition to publication with the Feline Interstitial Cystitis research group at OSU, he has authored a chapter on Pharmacotherapy for Phobias and Panic Disorders in pets. He served on the AAHA canine life stage wellness taskforce and the recent 2012 publication of these guidelines. He regularly promotes the profession to youngsters in school groups and through various media, including local newscasts, newspaper, magazines and radio talk shows. His primary interest is in companion animal wellness, including pediatrics and awareness of behavior development, as it relates to establishing and maintaining the human-animal bond. In 2011, he finished a 5 year conservation research cooperative with the Indiana DNR and Purdue forestry implanting radiotransmitters in the endangered Timber Rattlesnake.


Fritz Wood, CPA, CFPFritz Wood, CPA, CFP

H. F. Wood Consulting, Lenexa, Kansas. fwood@kc.rr.com, www.fritzwood.com, 913.706.7086

Fritz owns and operates an animal health consulting practice in Kansas City, where his clients include veterinarians and animal health companies. He also has a vibrant personal financial planning practice, helping veterinarians reach their lifetime financial goals. He’s focused exclusively on the veterinary industry for 25 years. Fritz has conducted important research examining veterinary productivity and attributes of high-performing practices. He’s a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner.

Fritz is the former Personal Finance Editor of Veterinary Economics, where he also served on the Editorial Advisory Board for many years. He’s authored and published many dozens of articles related to the business of veterinary medicine and personal finance. Fritz teaches at several colleges of veterinary medicine, as well as local, state, regional, national and international meetings.

Fritz was Treasurer and served on the Board of Directors of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). He served on the Pricing Subcommittee of the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues (NCVEI), and is a Founding Member of VetPartners. He recently served as the Practice Management Chairman of the North American Veterinary Conference, on the Advisory Board of Veterinary Team Brief, and has contributed to Veterinary Advantage.

Fritz holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Kansas (1986). His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. His previous experience included 9 years as a management consultant with a major global consultancy.



Online Registration is Now Available!

Register by November 2, 2017 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.

Veterinarians $360

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $175!  Register Online or 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 Speakers Say!

Veterinary Association Management conference are intimate and interactive. As a presenter, I have the opportunity to talk about behavior issues – a significant reason for relinquishment, and also how to speak with clients about these concerns, as well as getting pets to vets, including Fear Free and Cat Friendly Practices.

Steve Dale, CABCSteve Dale, CABC | 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:

K-Laser
K-LASER USA

*** SPONSOR ***

Nestle Purina Petcare
Nestlé Purina PetCare - Vet Sales Division
ServiceVet Technologies
ServiceVet Technologies - QuickVet & QuickPACS 

*** SPONSOR ***

Nutramax
 
3 Sided Media
3 Sided Media
*** SPONSOR ***
Pet Health Pharmacy
Abaxis
Abaxis
PractiVet
PractiVet
   
AKC Reunite
AKC Reunite: The way home for lost pets.
QUICKPACS Technologies
provided by ServiceNet Medical X-Ray

QuickPACS

Atlantic Medical Books  
Bayer
Bayer Animal Health
Roadrunner Pharmacy
 Roadrunner Pharmacy
 
Sedecal USA
Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners
Signtronix
Campbell Pet Company
 
Simmons Mid Atlantic
Simmons & Associates Veterinary Practice Sales & Appraisals
The COVE (Center of Veterinary Expertise)
Snyder Mfg Co
Companion Animal Health by LiteCure
Companion Laser
VetCor
Hills Pet Nutrition 
VetEvolve Practice Acquisitions
VetEvolve Practice Acquisitions
Multi Radiance 
 
   

Online Registration is Now Available!

Register by November 2, 2017 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.

Veterinarians $360

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $175!  Register Online or On-Site during the Conference!

Conference Hotel Information

Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

(Formerly known as the Crowne Plaza Williamsburg)

Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center Colonial Williamsburg

Take a short walk to charming Colonial Williamsburg to find superb shopping, delicious dining and fascinating historic attractions...

"Williamsburg hotels are all about friendly accommodations and access to the great Virginia attractions near Colonial Williamsburg, and the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center has long been the premier lodging choice. Accent your Williamsburg, VA travel, with relaxing accommodations, world-class amenities and the attentive service of a truly first-rate staff.

Room rates start at $148 + tax (standard room) guaranteed until November 2 and can be made:

This pet-friendly Williamsburg, Virginia hotel provides an unrivaled locale on the site of the Fort Magruder battleground near Busch Gardens and several other entertainment options:

FORT MAGRUDER HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER FORT MAGRUDER HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
FORT MAGRUDER HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER FORT MAGRUDER HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
FORT MAGRUDER HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER FORT MAGRUDER HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
  • Take a short walk to charming Colonial Williamsburg to find superb shopping, delicious dining and fascinating historic attractions ..."

Crowne Plaza Colonial Williamsburg

 

 

Online Registration is Now Available!

Register by November 2, 2017 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.

Veterinarians $360

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $175!  Register Online or On-Site during the Conference!

Area Information

Williamsburg, Virginia

Colonial Williamsburg during Grand Illumination

"Discover Colonial Williamsburg and immerse yourself in the 18th-century capital city of Virginia. See all that the Revolutionary City has to offer, explore our Art Museums, or engage in recreation at our companion Resort properties. From revolution to romance, things are constantly changing here, creating a unique experience for our guests. Opportunities for adventure abound, but how you choose to spend your visit is up to you..."

 

Grand Illumination at Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg during Grand Illumination

Colonial Williamsburg's Christmas season officially begins with Grand Illumination, a spectacular evening when candles twinkle in the windows of Historic Area homes and buildings, fatwood crackles in street-side cressets, and the heavens explode with pyrotechnics. Thousands of guests turn out—families, friends, and strangers crowding the streets—to "oh" and "ah" and launch themselves on the Yuletide.

Online Registration is Now Available!

Register by November 2, 2017 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.

Veterinarians $360

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $175!  Register Online or On-Site during the Conference!

 

Each conference provides at least 20 hours of continuing education