1st Flight Veterinary Conference

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What's New:

September 30, 2014

Ralph Lee's Great Smokies

Veterinary Conference

October 22-26, 2014

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

Dennis Chew, DVM, Dipl ACVIM (Internal Medicine), Professor - Emeritus

Dr. Colleen Fox, DVM

Dr. John Godbold, DVM

David Liss, Board-Certified Veterinary Technician Specialist

G. Kent Mangelson, CFP, Author, Senior Advisor

Garret Pachtinger, VMD, DACVECC

Merilee Small, DVM, Dip ACVIM

Dr. Jim Taylor, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Ronald Tyler Jr., DVM, MS

Robbie van Mullem

For reservations, call the hotel at 828-254-3211, and mention group name – Ralph Lee’s Great Smokies Veterinary Conference 2014.  Currently, rooms are still available at the Conference rate!

Online Registration and Downloadable Forms Now Available


Colonial Veterinary Conference

December 3-7, 2014

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

Dr. Mark Acierno, DVM, MBA, DACVIM

Dr. Heather Brookshire, Dip ACVO

Dr. John Godbold, DVM

David Liss, Board-Certified Veterinary Technician Specialist

G. Kent Mangelson, CFP, Author, Senior Advisor

Jeff Mayo, DVM, DipABVP

Danielle T. Russ, LVT, BS, BA, AS

Dr. Jim Taylor, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Ronald Tyler Jr., DVM, MS

Robbie van Mullem

Hotel information is now posted on the site, so make your reservations!

Online Registration and Downloadable Forms Now Available


The applications, brochures and day meetings have been posted for the North Carolina Companion Animal Academy and the Virginia Academy of Small Animal Medicine.

NCCAA: 2014 Application | 2014 Brochure

Next Meeting: October 1, 2014 - Dr. Mark Acierno, DVM, DACVIM at the Holiday Inn University in Charlotte, NC

VASAM: 2014 Application | 2014 Brochure

Next Meeting: October 2, 2014 - Dr. Mark Acierno, DVM, DACVIM at the Holiday Inn Valley View in Roanoke, VA

Agape Pet Services

Lunch at the Richmond, VA meeting is sponsored by Agape Pet Services.


Exhibitor Contracts are now available for all 2014 conferences!


Our 30th Anniversary Providing Continuing Education

Now in our 30th 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 2013 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

Idexx Laboratories

Idexx Laboratories

Companion Laser Therapy

Companion Laser Therapy

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 2014 is now posted, and the 2014 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 2014 is now posted, and the 2014 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 Area Information

 

 1st Flight Veterinary Conference

 

May 15 - 18, 2014

"On the Beautiful Outer Banks of NC" Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

1st Flight Veteirnary Conference

 

Registration: Veterinarians $335 Techs/Staff $160

 

1st Flight Veterinary Conference

May 9 - 12, 2013
Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

 

The Conference has concluded. Thanks to all the attendees,

 

exhibitors and speakers for making this conference a success!

 

The Early Registration Discount has been extended, so register & save now!

Veterinarians $335

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $160

NCCAA Members $100

VASAM Veterinarian Member $168

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $100!  Register On-Site during the Conference!

Click here to download the Registration Form to mail in with payment, if you don't use the easier Online Registration


First Flight Veterinary Conference

 

Tentative Schedule

 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Registration 11 am Pre Function Area

 

Exhibit Hall Set up: 8 am-2 pm - Katherine Room ∙ Exhibit Hall Open: 2-8pm

 

Get Acquainted Welcome Reception (Compliments of exhibitors & sponsors): 6:30pm - Katherine Room 

Speaker

Time

Topic

Louise S. Dunn, Practice Management
Sponsored by Care Credit
2-3:30pm
3:45-4:30pm
5-6:30pm
Team Scheduling vs Client Service
What is a Profitable Number?
Getting Bullish On Marketing Without a Lot of Bull
Jeff Mayo, DVM 2-3:30pm
3:45-4:30pm
5-6:30pm
Soft Tissue Surgery, Orthopedics

Get Acquainted Welcome Reception (Compliments of exhibitors & sponsors): 6:30pm - Katherine Room 

 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Registration 8 am (Pre function Area) ∙ Continental Breakfast 8 am (Katherine Room)

11:45 am - Lunch session:  LUNCH & LEARN SPONSORED BY ELANCO TODD KOLLASCH, DVM, SPEAKER

Exhibit Hall Hours: 8 am-4 pm (Katherine Room) ∙ Refreshments Available 10-11 am & 2-3 pm
Louise S. Dunn, Practice Management
Sponsored by Care Credit
8:30-10am
10:30-11:45am
1-2:30pm
3-4:30pm
 Curing Your Practice of the Horrible Disease Known as ‘Drama Amongus”
Vaccinating Your Team Against Management Challenges
Training Your Team For Success and Profitability
How to Kill Client Satisfaction in 10 Easy Steps
John C. Godbold, Jr. DVM 8:30-10am
10:30-11:45am
1-2:30pm
3-4:30pm
 Light Years Ahead: Laser Therapy in a Small Animal Practice
Jeff Mayo, DVM 8:30-10am
10:30-11:45am
1-2:30pm
3-4:30pm
Stem Cell Therapy
 

 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Registration open: 8 am (Pre Function Area)

11:45 am -  Lunch Session:  - Sponsored by 

Exhibit Hall Hours: 8 am - 4 pm (Katherine Room) Refreshments Available 10-11 am & 2-3 pm
Rick L. Cowell, DVM, MS, MRCVRS, Diplomate ACVP
Sponsored by Idexx
8:30-10am
10:30-11:45am
1-2:30pm
3-4:30pm
8:30 – 9:30 - - - - - Increasing Your Diagnostic Yield: Collection Techniques, Slide Prep, Staining
9:30 – 10:30 - - - - Cytology of Inflammatory Cutaneous Lesions
10:30 – 10:45 - - - Break
10:45 – 11:45 - - - Cytology of Non-Inflammatory Cutaneous Lesions
11:45 – 1:00 - - - - Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 - - - - - What’s Your Diagnosis - Cytology Cases
2:00 – 2:30 - - - - - Break
2:30 – 3:30 - - - - - Lymph Node Cytology
3:30 – 4:15 - - - - - TT/Bronchial Washing Cytology
Note: 8:30 – 9:30 talk applies to both Vets and Vet Techs. Other talks on Saturday apply primarily to Vets but Vet Techs may find these interesting and I’m fine with opening these to any interested Vet Techs.
Bernie Hansen, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DAC, VECC 8:30-10am
10:30-11:45am
1-2:30pm
3-4:30pm
Initial evaluation of the emergency/critical care patient
Stabilization of respiratory emergency patients
A systematic approach to management of shock syndrome
Laboratory evaluation in acute/critical illness
Danielle T. Russ, LVT, BS, BA, AS
(Tech Session)
8:30-10am
10:30-11:45am
1-2:30pm
3-4:30pm
 PE & History, CPR Part 1 & 2 Critical Thinking, Team Building and Organization
     

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Rick L. Cowell, DVM, MS, MRCVRS, Diplomate ACVP
Sponsored by Idexx
8:30-9:30am
9:45-10:45am
11am-12pm
Vet/Tech Session
8:30 – 10:00 - - - - Urine Sediment Evaluation
10:00 – 10:30 - - - Break
10:30 – 11:30 - - - RBC Morphology and Significance
Bernie Hansen, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DAC, VECC 8:30-10:00am
10:30am-12pm
Computer-assisted approaches to fluid therapy
Management of pain in acute injury and illness

 

The Conference has concluded. Thanks to all the attendees,

 

exhibitors and speakers for making this conference a success!

 

The Early Registration Discount has been extended, so register & save now!

Veterinarians $335

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $160

NCCAA Members $100

VASAM Veterinarian Member $168

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $100!  Register On-Site during the Conference!

Click here to download the Registration Form to mail in with payment, if you don't use the easier Online Registration

 

The beach at the Conference

 

Speaker Bios

 

Rick L. Cowell, DVM, MS, MRCVS, Diplomate ACVP

Dr. Cowell is currently a Clinical Pathologist with IDEXX Laboratories. He received his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1978 and spent 2 years in private practice before doing a residency in Veterinary Clinical Pathology. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1983 and was on faculty at Oklahoma State University for 17 years. He has given numerous presentations at local, state, national, and international meetings and has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles and is co-editor of the textbooks “Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat”; “Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Horse”; and “Veterinary Clinical Pathology Secrets”.


 

Louise S. Dunn, Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting

After twenty one years of managing in the veterinary field, Ms. Dunn started Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting, which provides technical assistance to practice teams to meet their strategic plans. Snowgoose works with a wide variety of practices. They range from large specialty hospitals with 100 plus team-member companion animal referral centers, to mixed animal hospitals, to single veterinarian practices.

Ms. Dunn conducts practice management workshops at numerous veterinary schools and works with many of the VBMA clubs. She has also contributed to a number of books including bothe editions of the 5 Minute Consult, Pathways to Ownership and Veterinary Clinics of North America. She has two new books One co-authored with Ross Clark available on Open Book Management with scorecards. The second book co-authored with Katherine Dobbs on HR.

She speaks internationally and nationally on various veterinary management topics at meetings including TNAVC, WVC, ACVIM, VSIPP, CVC, AAHA and AVMA . Over the years she has received numerous awards as including Practice Management Educator of the Year at WVC 2007. She was  selected as one of the keynote speakers at the 2011 WSAVC in Korea and spent a month earlier this year consulting and speaking in Columbia.

Ms. Dunn is on the BOD of the Society of Veterinary Medical Ethics, and a member of the AAHA LINC Leadership Advisory Committee, a founding member, past board member and officer of Vet Partners formerly the Association of Veterinary Practice Management Consultants and Advisors (AVMPCA, the. national VPI Leadership Council, the past vie president of VESPA (Veterinary emergency and specialty association)and is a member of the  VHMA and AVMLA. She attended Hartford College for Women, Trinity College and AAHA’s Veterinary Management Institute at Purdue University. Ms. Dunn brings a unique combination of business, -in-the-trenches experience, and knowledge to the veterinary industry.

Besides all aspects of practice management and mentoring, Louise’s passions include her family, kayaking, opera and New England Patriot’s football.

You can learn more on www.snowgoosevet.com


 

Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk

 

Conference Hotel Information

 

Hilton Garden Inn

Enjoy Ocean Views From Every Room ...

The Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk is located on the beautiful coast of the Atlantic Ocean giving each guest their own unique view of the ocean, conve- nient to beaches, shopping and dining. For your dining pleasure the Great American Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the Pavilion Lounge is open late afternoon. For your recreation pleasure there is an indoor and outdoor pool, workout facility and Stay Fit Kit available for check-out.

• Complimentary wireless and high speed internet and secure remote printing to the business center
• Self-adjusting Garden Sleep System
• Refrigerator, microwave oven and coffeemaker
• Large work desk with convenient desk-level outlets, adjustable lighting and ergonomic Mirra chair by Herman Miller
• Two telephones featuring voicemail, speaker capacity and data port
• Hair dryer, iron and ironing board
• 26” high definition flat tube TV with on-demand movies, video games, & complimentary HBO
• USA Today delivered each weekday morning
• Innovative, easy to set alarm clock radio with jack for portable music player
• Electric door locks & Individual climate control

Room Rates of $170-$195 +tax (standard room) guaranteed until April 15 and can be made by calling Hilton Garden Inn, 877-629-4586.

Sunset View from the Hilton Garden Inn, with thier Pier

The Conference has concluded. Thanks to all the attendees,

 

exhibitors and speakers for making this conference a success!

 

The Early Registration Discount has been extended, so register & save now!

Veterinarians $335

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $160

NCCAA Members $100

VASAM Veterinarian Member $168

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $100!  Register On-Site during the Conference!

Click here to download the Registration Form to mail in with payment, if you don't use the easier Online Registration

Area Information

 

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

The Birthplace to Modern Aviation and some of the most beautiful beaches and lighthouses...

"The Town of Kitty Hawk is rich in history and tradition. When Orville and Wilbur Wright looked for a site for their aviation experiments in 1900, they needed a place with winds regularly over 15 mph. with gentle hills for glider launching, a sandy surface for soft landings, and a remote location to avoid public attention. A Kitty Hawk citizen, Mr. Bill Tate, assured the Wrights in a letter that Kitty Hawk would provide the ideal location. In closing, Mr. Tate encouraged Wilbur: "If you decide to try your machine here & come I will take pleasure in doing all I can for your convenience & success & pleasure, & I assure you, you will find a hospitable people when you come among us." That tradition lives on today."

from www.outerbanks.org/outerbanks-kitty-hawk/

EXCITING HISTORICAL & SIGHTSEEING LOCATIONS TO VISIT:
• Wright Brothers Memorial (minutes from the hotel)
• Elizabethan Gardens
• North Carolina Aquarium
• 3 Historic Working Light Houses

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES:
• Jockey’s Ridge - Largest natural sand dune on the east coast & kite flyers paradise
• Discounted rate (Hotel guests only) for Kitty Hawk Fishing Pier located at hotel
• Drive down to the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center to see the day’s catch

Wright Brothers National  Monument
 Wright Brothers National Memorial
Lighthouse
Ocracoke Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Lighthouse
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Now open to the public to climb and experience the view!

Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

 

The Conference has concluded. Thanks to all the attendees,

 

exhibitors and speakers for making this conference a success!

 

The Early Registration Discount has been extended, so register & save now!

Veterinarians $335

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $160

NCCAA Members $100

VASAM Veterinarian Member $168

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $100!  Register On-Site during the Conference!

Click here to download the Registration Form to mail in with payment, if you don't use the easier Online Registration

 

Each conference provides at least 20 hours of continuing education

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

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