Veterinary Association Management

Continuing Education for the Veterinary Profession

1st Flight

1st Flight Veterinary Conference is held at the Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina . "On the Beautiful Outer Banks of NC"  The Birthplace to Modern Aviation (Wright Brothers Memorial, just minutes from the hotel) and some of the most beautiful beaches and lighthouses!

May 11 - 14, 2017

Sun N Fun

Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference is held at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront, on the beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. "A True Family Oriented Veterinary Experience" with family activities like a Night at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Cornhole Tournaments, and an incredible Beach Party to close the Conference!

August 2 - 6, 2017

Simmons Seaside

Simmons Seaside Seminar - Practice Management & Ownership Conference is held at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Providing spot on management revelations for practice owners. Introducing fresh concepts on practice valuation models, diagnosing expense management problems, enhancing revenues, and improving Social Media Strategy.

August 25 - 27, 2017

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 1 - 5, 2017

Colonial Veterinary Conference

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

November 30 - December 4, 2016

Learn about our Practice Management & Ownership Conference in Jekyll Island, Georgia, our 5th Annual Simmons Seaside Seminar!

What our Attendees Say!

Just want to give an awesome shout out in regards to the technician program offered. Michelle [Michelle D. Krasicki-Aune, MBA, BS, CVT] was extrodannaire! One of the best tech speakers I have heard lecture. She was energectic, entertaining and well spoken. Thank you! James A satisfied attendee ... read more

James A ChatmanJames A Chatman | Attendee - CHATMANJAMESA@AOL.COM

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 33rd 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


Historic Jekyll Island Club, Jekyll Island, GA

http://www.jekyllclub.com/

Network with Fellow Veterinarians and Industry Leaders

Our goal is to provide spot on management revelations for practice owners and managers. Our exciting speakers will introduce you to fresh concepts on practice valuation models, diagnosing expense management problems, enhancing revenues, and improving social media strategy.

Simmons Seaside Seminar began in 2011 on Saint Simons Island, Georgia, home of Simmons & Associates since it was founded in 1977.

Speakers

Doyle Watson, DVM, Owner & President, Simmons & Associates

Joe Stephenson, MA, Broker & Sales Manager, Simmons NY

Rod Finnegan, Founder– Vetinsure

Fritz Wood, CPA, CFP

Luncheon Session, “Pharmacy Legalities for Veterinary Practices” Sponsored by Roadrunner Pharmacy

Luncheon Session, “Top 3 Things That Affect Your Clinics “Word of Mouth Branding” by Robbie van Mullem, Sponsored by 3Sided Media

Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Jekyll Island Club Hotel

New Location: Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Jekyll Island, Georgia

Hotel room reservations can be made with the Jekyll Island Club Hotel at 1-800-535-9547 or 912-635-2600 or by emailing reservations@jekyllclub.com. Rates starting as low as $189 plus tax and resort fee (traditional and deluxe traditional rooms). Use group code 170824VETE. Rates guaranteed until July 25, 2017.


Ralph Lee's Great Smokies Veterinary Conference

November 1 - 5, 2017

"A Great Fall Conference in Asheville, North Carolina"

Fall Foliage at Ralph Lees Great Smokies Speakers

Lowell Ackerman DVM DACVD MBA MPA CVA

Randy Basinger DVM, ACVS

Tim Baum, MS, MT(ASCP), NCA(CLS)

Anthony Carr, DVM, DACVIM

Christina Chambreau, DVM, CVH

Theresa DePorter, DVM, ECAWBM, DACVB

Mark E. Epstein, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (C/F), dAAPM, CVPP

Robbie van Mullem, BS

Gene Nemechek, DVM

Bill Schroeder, InTouch Practice Communications

Lab

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Stabilization Lab (November 3: 8am-4pm) by Randy Basinger DVM, ACVS

Click Here to download the Lab Brochure as a PDF

Lunch Sessions

Laser Therapy Simplified: Practical Answers for Effective Implementation by David Bradley, DVM, FASLMS

Ralph Lee's Great Smokies Veterinary Conference

Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina

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21st Annual Colonial Veterinary ConferenceColonial Veterinary Conference

November 29 - December 3, 2017

"In Historic Williamsburg, Virginia during the Grand Illumination"

Colonial Williamsburg during Grand Illumination


Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia

Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia

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

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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, two at the Wyndham Richmond Airport (soon to be 4-Points by Sheraton), Richmond, VA, two at a NEW LOCATION, Holiday Inn Valley View, Roanoke, VA and one at Holiday Inn Golf and Conference Center, Staunton, VA 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 2016 Membership Form, please click here to see these educational meetings
  • Click here to download the 2017 Membership Application
  • Next CE Opportunity:

1-Day Meeting for VASAM

September 7, 2017

Zenithson Ng, DVM MS, DABVP

Vaccination Protocols, Canine and Feline Upper Respiratory Disease, Proteinuria, Behavior and Low-stress Handling

Holiday Inn Roanoke - Valley View
3315 Ordway Dr NW, Roanoke, VA  24017
540-362-4500

   

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

What's New

1st Flight Veterinary  Conference

– May 11 - 14, 2017

– "Directly On the Beach At the Beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina"

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

Speakers

– Coleen Ellis, The Pet Loss Center

– Dr. Colleen Fox

– Ralph Harvey, DVM, MS, DACVA

– Larry Oxenham, Author, Senior Advisor

– Rebecca Remillard, DVM, PhD, DACVN

– Dr. Merrilee Small, Dip ACVIM (Cardiology)

– Robbie van Mullem, BS

Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

– August 2 - 6, 2017

– "A True Family Oriented Veterinary Experience"

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

Speakers

– Paul Bloom, DVM Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Canine and Feline Specialty

– David Bradley, DVM, FASLMS

– Serge Chalhoub BSc., DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

– Todd Cooney DVM, MS, CVH

– Steve Dale, CABC

– Theresa L. DePorter, DVM, MRCVS, DECAWBM, DACVB

– Laurie Dohmen, VMD, MS

– Michelle D. Krasicki-Aune, MBA, BS, CVT

– Brad Marconyak, CVPM, CVT, Practice Manager

JoAnna Larsen, Author, Advisor

– Robbie van Mullem, BS

Gene Nemechek, DVM

Doyle Watson, DVM, Owner & President, Simmons & Associates

Labs

– Basic Orthopedics Fracture Repair & Corrective Osteotomies Lab (August 2: 8am-4pm)

– Cranial Cruciate Ligament Stabilization Lab (August 3: 8am-4pm)

Class

Canine and Feline CPR Certification and First Aid Class by Michelle D. Krasicki-Aune, MBA, BS, CVT

Simmons Seaside Seminar

Practice Management & Ownership Conference

– August 25 - 27, 2017

– "Network with Fellow Veterinarians and Industry Leaders"

– Historic Jekyll Island Club, Jekyll Island, GA

Speakers

– Doyle Watson, DVM, Owner & President, Simmons & Associates

– Joe Stephenson, MA, Broker & Sales Manager, Simmons NY

– Rod Finnegan, Founder– Vetinsure

– Fritz Wood, CPA, CFP

Ralph Lee's Great Smokies Veterinary Conference

– November 1 - 5, 2017

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

– Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina

Speakers

Lowell Ackerman DVM DACVD MBA MPA CVA

– Randy Basinger DVM, ACVS

– Anthony Carr, DVM, DACVIM

– Christina Chambreau, DVM, CVH

– Mark E. Epstein, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (C/F), dAAPM, CVPP

– Robbie van Mullem, BS

– Gene Nemechek, DVM

Bill Schroeder, InTouch Practice Communications

Colonial Veterinary Conference

– November 29 - December 3, 2017

– "In Historic Williamsburg, Virginia during the Grand Illumination"

– 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

– Gene Nemechek, DVM

Bill Schroeder, InTouch Practice Communications

– Todd Tams, DVM, DACVIM

– Steve Thompson, DVM, DABVP

– Fritz Wood, CPA, CFP

Thanks to Our Annual Sponsors

K-LASER

K-LASER

Roadrunner Pharmacy

Roadrunner Pharmacy

3 Sided Media

3 Sided Media

Campbell Pet Company

Campbell Pet Company

ServiceVet Technologies - QuickVet & QuickPACS

ServiceVet Technologies

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

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