Veterinary Association Management

Continuing Education to the Veterinary Profession

May 11 - 14, 2017

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

1st Flight Veterinary Conference, kitty Hawk, North Carolina, May 12 - 15, 2016,Registration fee: Veterinarians $350 & Tech/Staff $170,Rates start at $175 for side ocean view rooms with either 2 queen beds or one king $225 for oceanfront rooms with either 2 queen beds or one king. To make room reservations you can go online to www.vetmeetings.com/kittyhawk and click on the First Flight link or call Hilton Garden Inn direct at 252-261-1290 or Toll Free at 877-629-4586. Mention group code FFV16. See the reverse side for tentative scheduled speakers

Click Here to Download the 2017 1st Flight Veterinary Conference Flyer (Coming Soon)

Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk
Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

 

Speakers

 

Friday's Lunch Session (May 12th):

11:45am - Lunch session Presented by

 

Saturday's Lunch Session (May 13th):

11:45am ∙  Lunch Session by

 

Online Registration is coming soon!

Register before May 12, 2016 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 $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

NCCAA Members $100

VASAM Veterinarian Member $168

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

First Flight Veterinary Conference

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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: 6:30pm - Sponsored by The COVE - Katherine Room

Speaker

Time / Room

Topic


  2 - 6:30pm / Wilbur Room  

  2 - 6:30pm / Orville Room  

     
  2 - 6:00pm / First FlightBoard room  

Get Acquainted Welcome Reception: 6:30pm - Sponsored by  - Katherine Room

 

Friday, May 12, 2017

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

11:45am - Lunch session Presented by

 

 

Exhibit Hall Hours: 8 am-4 pm (Katherine Room) ∙ Refreshments Available 10-11 am & 2-3 pm

Speaker

Time / Room

Topic


  8:30am - 4:30pm / Orvillle Room  

  8:30am - 4:30pm / First Flight Board Room  

  8:30am - 4:30pm / Wilbur Room  

 

 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Registration open: 8 am (Pre Function Area)

11:45am - Lunch session Presented by

 


Exhibit Hall Hours: 8 am - 4 pm (Katherine Room) Refreshments Available 10-11 am & 2-3 pm

Speaker

Time / Room

Topic


  8:30-10am
10:30-11:45am
1-2:30pm
3-4:30pm
Orville Room
 

  8:30am - 4:30pm / Wilbur Room  

  8:00am - 4:00pm / First Flight Boardroom  

     

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Speaker

Time / Room

Topic


  8:30am - 11:30am / Wilbur Room  

     

Online Registration is coming soon!

Register before May 1, 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 $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

NCCAA Members $100

VASAM Veterinarian Member $168

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

The beach at the Conference

Speaker Bios...

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 





Online Registration is coming soon!

Register before May 1, 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 $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

NCCAA Members $100

VASAM Veterinarian Member $168

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

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Exhibitors At The Conference

 

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

 

Click here to download the 2017 1st Flight Veterinary Conference Exhibitor Contract (Coming Soon)

Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk

Conference Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk

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

Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk offers 180 ocean view or oceanfront guest rooms on the beautiful coast   Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk

Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk

Sunset View from the Hilton Garden Inn, with thier Pier

Online Registration is coming soon!

Register before May 1, 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 $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

NCCAA Members $100

VASAM Veterinarian Member $168

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

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

Online Registration is coming soon!

Register before May 1, 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 $350

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $170

NCCAA Members $100

VASAM Veterinarian Member $168

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