Veterinary Association Management

Continuing Education for the Veterinary Profession

Mountain

The Mountain Veterinary Conference is held at the beautiful Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina. "Over 20 hours of Outstanding CE Lectures with great speakers!"  Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort is a casino and hotel on the Qualla Boundary and is owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians!

April 19 - 22, 2020

Sun N Fun

Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference is held at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. "A True Family Oriented Veterinary Experience" with “Our Holistic Veterinary Medicine Tract” and family activities like a Cornhole Tournaments plus an incredible Beach Party to close the Conference!

June 17 - 21, 2020

Bluegrass

The Bluegrass Veterinary Conference is held at the beautiful Caesar’s Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino in Elizabeth, Indiana. "Over 20 hours of Outstanding CE Lectures with great speakers!"  Caesar's Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino is a casino and hotel on the Ohio River!

July 30 - August 2, 2020

Ralph Lee's Great Smokies

Ralph Lee's Great Smokies Veterinary Conference is held at The Crowne Plaza Resort, nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, North Carolina is more than just a peaceful mountain retreat. "A Great Fall Tradition"

November 18 - 22, 2020

Colonial Veterinary Conference

The Colonial Veterinary Conference is held at the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center in Historic Williamsburg, Virginia!  Discover Colonial Williamsburg and immerse yourself in the 18th-century capital city of Virginia.

December 2 - 6, 2020

Learn about our Mountain Veterinary Conference at the beautiful Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina !

What our Attendees Say!

Mountain Veterinary Conference : I just attended the Mountain Veterinary Conference and had a great time! The speakers were the same ones you see at the huge, expensive conferences but in a more intimate, affordable setting. The local area is beautiful and lots of fun to explore - I particularly enjoyed watching the elk herds cross the roads in the mornings. The Cherokee Casino was an excellent venue - easy to navigate ... read more

Katie Gies, DVMKatie Gies, DVM | Attendee - white.goosedvm@gmail.com

What our Attendees Say!

Mountain Veterinary Conference : I've been meaning to share my very positive review of the Mountain Veterinary Conference for months -- my apologies for not doing this sooner! The Mountain Veterinary Conference was a wonderful CE experience on all levels. There were a wide variety of high quality sessions, the setting was beautiful, the food and accommodations were excellent, and the exhibitors were helpful and informative... read more

Valerie Weiss, DVMValerie Weiss, DVM | Attendee - vaweiss@ml1.net

What our Speakers/Exhibitors Say!

“What fun! We doubled our record for the number of copies of SMILE! sold in the first day. The relaxed atmosphere at the Fun n Sun Conference makes it easy to interact with everyone.” ... read more

Lynne Swanson, DVMLynne Swanson, DVM | Speaker, Exhibitor - Safe Harbor Farm’s SMILE! Project

What our Speakers Say!

Thank you for having me speak this year at Sun N Fun; What a GREAT show! I have thoroughly enjoyed the kindness and hospitality shown by all. Great organization, great location, and great session topics! I urge all veterinary professionals to attend Sun N Fun next year, and not miss out on this fantastic CE event! ... read more

Running Paws Pet Hospital, McKinney, TXJenny Cassibry Fisher, RVT, VTS | Speaker - jenny@practivet.com

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

33 Years of Providing Continuing EducationWelcome to Veterinary Association Management

The nation's leading provider of  continuing education for veterinarians, our meetings offer hundreds of hours of lectures, demonstrations, wet labs as well as vendor booths to assist you in  providing the very best care to your patients.

Now in our 35th year, we want to thank all the speakers, veterinarians, attendees, and companies that make our conferences the most educational and family friendly!

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Each conference provides at least 20 hours of CE

The Best Veterinary Conferences for Continuing Education


2020


Mountain Veterinary Conference

April 19 - 22, 2020

"Introducing the 4th annual Mountain Veterinary Conference at the beautiful Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort"

Cherokee, North Carolina

1st Flight Veterinary Conference

Speakers Coming Soon

Laurie Dohmen, VMD, MS

Gary Norsworthy. DVM, DABVP

Eric Garcia

Louise Dunn

Joseph Jordan, PhD

 

 

 Lunch & Learns Coming Soon

Dr. Dohmen will be hosting an herb walk in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

 

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

At the beautiful Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina

For Hotel Reservations:

Please use the call-in code: S04MVET

Guests may call either 1-800-427-7247 or 828-497-7777 and reference the code above to book within the group block.  Guests may also book their room online using the designated weblink below, built specifically for the Mountain Veterinary Conference: https://www.caesars.com/reserve/?propCode=CHE&action=FindRooms&groupcode=S04MVET


Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

June 17 - 21, 2020

“A True Family Oriented Veterinary Experience”

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Lunch & Learn on Monday, August 12th

 

 

Springmaid Beach Resort

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

 

 

 

Hosted by the North Carolina Companion Animal Academy

Bluegrass Veterinary Conference

Bluegrass Veterinary Conference

 July 30 - August 2, 2020

"Introducing the 2nd Annual Bluegrass Veterinary Conference at the beautiful Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino in Elizabeth, Indiana"


Bluegrass Veterinary Conference

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Harrah’s Indiana Casino Resort

At the beautiful Harrah’s Indiana Casino Resort in Indiana, North Carolina

Our deluxe hotel rooms at Horseshoe Southern Indiana are the perfect well-deserved indulgence for the most discriminating guests. All of our traditional, resort-style amenities are included, and of course the exceptional, attentive service for which Horseshoe has always been known.


Ralph Lee's Great Smokies Veterinary Conference

November 18 - 22, 2020

"A Great Fall Conference in Asheville, North Carolina"

Fall Foliage at Ralph Lees Great Smokies Speakers

 

 

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Ralph Lee's Great Smokies Veterinary Conference

Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina

"Welcome to Asheville’s one-of-a-kind getaway resort. The Crowne Plaza® Resort Asheville sits on 125 acres adjacent to downtown Asheville and offers guests access to on-site dining, fitness, golf, pool, spa, tennis, zip line canopy tours, and more."

 

 


23rd Annual Colonial Veterinary ConferenceColonial Veterinary Conference

December 2 - 6, 2020

"In Historic Williamsburg, Virginia"

Colonial Veterinary Conference

25th Annual Colonial Veterinary Conference

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Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia

Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia

 

 

 


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Veterinary Academies and Calendars

We work closely with these Academies, providing exposure and reference material (membership forms, calendars, etc.).

North Carolina Companion Animal Academy

  • The Academy’s goal is to provide convenient, high quality, yet affordable veterinary continuing education in a pleasant setting ... with two weekend Conferences at a low registration fee, 1st Flight Veterinary Conference, Kitty Hawk, NC, Ralph Lee’s Great Smokies Veterinary Conference located in the Mountains of Asheville, NC and the Third Annual Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC (with discounted registration rate for NCCAA members).
  • The one day meetings have been suspended due to high costs and low attendance.  We are working to put something together like a 3-day meeting mid year or either 3 separate one day meetings spread out.  Information will be mailed out and the website updated as soon as all information is finalized.
   

Virginia Academy of Small Animal Medicine

  • The Academy’s goal is to provide convenient, high quality, yet affordable veterinary continuing education in a pleasant setting ... with five one day sessions, three in Charlottesville at Holiday Inn Monticello, One in Richmond at the Holiday Inn Express Northwest and two in Roanoke at the Holiday Inn Valley View plus one weekend conference at a low registration fee, the Colonial Veterinary Conference in Williamsburg VA. The cost of annual membership is only $275 for veterinarians and $150 for technician/support staff, with multi member prorated discounts for each.
  • The Day Meetings Schedule for VASAM is now posted as well as the 2019 Membership Form, please click here to see these educational meetings
  • Click here to download the 2019 Membership Application
  • Next CE Opportunity:

Next 1-Day Meeting for VASAM

     
 
 

About VAM

Veterinary Association Management was founded and established in 1984 with the sole purpose of managing and providing quality education for veterinarians, technicians and other support staff to get their required hours.  Over the years, VAM has managed the NCVMA, SCAV and NC Companion Animal Academy and Virginia Academy of Small Animal Medicine. We continue to manage the NCCAA and VASAM one day meetings and weekend conferences.  Read more..

We Proudly Support Our Troops


We Proudly Support Our Troops

As many of you know, our family, friends, and veterinary community have recently suffered a great loss at the passing of Jaden Scribner, the daughter of Rob Scriber of ServiceNet Medical X-Ray.
The Scribner Family has created foreverjaden.com to cover some of the costs, however any additional money received will go towards suicide prevention and Anti-Bullying awareness.
We hope that one day we can live in a world where no one has to go through what Jaden endured.

foreverjaden.com


What's New

Mountain Veterinary  Conference

– April 19 - 22, 2020

– "At the beautiful Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort"

– Cherokee, North Carolina

Speakers

– Laurie Dohmen, VMD, MS

– Gary Norsworthy. DVM, DABVP

– Eric Garcia

– Louise Dunn

– Joseph Jordan, PhD

Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

– June 17 - 21, 2020

– "A True Family Oriented Veterinary Experience"

– DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Speakers

Bluegrass Veterinary Conference

– July 30 - August 2, 2020

– "At the beautiful Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino"

– Elizabeth, Indiana

Speakers

Ralph Lee's Great Smokies Veterinary Conference

– November 18 - 22, 2020

– "A Great Fall Conference in Asheville, North Carolina"

– Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina

Speakers

Colonial Veterinary Conference

– December 2 - 6, 2020

– "In Historic Williamsburg, Virginia"

– Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia

Speakers

Thanks to Our Annual Sponsors

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ServiceVet Technologies - QuickVet & QuickPACS

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

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