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

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!

August 1-4, 2019

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!

August 11-14, 2019

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 13-17, 2019

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.

November 20-24, 2019

Learn about our 1st Annual Bluegrass Veterinary Conference at the beautiful Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino in Elizabeth, Indiana!

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


Bluegrass Veterinary Conference

Bluegrass Veterinary Conference

August 1-4, 2019

"Introducing the 1st Annual Bluegrass Veterinary Conference at the beautiful Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino in Elizabeth, Indiana"


Bluegrass Veterinary Conference

Speakers

Stephen Cital, RVT, RLAT, SRA, VCCS, VTS-LAM (Research Anes.) Sponsored by PractiVet

Catharine Scott-Moncrieff, MA, Vet MB, MS, MRCVS, DACVIM

Lynne Swanson, DVM, Sponsored by givesmiles.us

Liza W. Rudolph, BAS, RVT, VTS (CP-CF, SAIM)

Richard Ford, DVM, DACVIM, DACVPMS

Laurie Dohmen, VMD, MS

Todd Cooney, DVM, CVH, Sponsored by AHVMF

Gary Norsworthy, DVM, DABVP

Andrew (Andy) Loar DVM, DACVIM (IM and Oncology) - Co-CMO, Co-Founder and ZNHub Lab Director

Jenny Cassibry Fisher, RVT, VTS - Oncology (Tech Session) Sponsored by PractiVet

Louise Dunn, Sponsored by Care Credit

Brandon Hess, CVPM, CCFP

Welcome Reception Sponsored by KindredBio

KindredBio - Best Medicines for our Best Friends

Activities

Thursday, August 1; 1-5 pm: Dr. Dohmen will be hosting an herb walk at the Brock Sampson Nature Preserve.

Thursday, August 1, Lunch Session: Topic: “The Evolution in Point of Care Diagnostics” Description: A closer look at the advancements, complexities and expansion of in-clinic laboratory testing. by Tim Baum MS, MT(ASCP), NCA(CLS)

Breakfast Session Friday, August 2: Robbie van Mullem, Digital Media Specialists, Sponsored by 3 Sided Media: "3 ways to avoid being sued over your website, its really happening!"

Friday, August 2 lunch session: David Bradley, DVM, FASLMS - Therapeutic Lasers: Keys to Clinical and Economic Success.  We know laser therapy works.  Let's look at how to get the best results from your laser both clinically and economically.  Sponsored by K-Laser

CVM fellowship breakfast on Saturday, August 3, from 7:30-8:20am
Speaker: Lauren Charles, DVM

Topic: “Strong and Courageous; Faith Through The Veterinary Profession.”

Or Click Here to download the Registration Form
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.

Room rates start at $115 + tax (standard room) and rate guaranteed until July 20th, 2019.

Room reservation can be made by calling Horseshoe at 866-766-2671 and refer to group code S07VET9

or

book online using the weblink created for this conference https://www.totalrewards.com/reserve/?propCode=UEL&action=FindRooms&groupcode=S07VET9


Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

August 11-14, 2019

“A True Family Oriented Veterinary Experience”

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Speakers

Bonnie Bragdon, DVM, MS | Vice President, Veterinary Affairs, Zomedica

Jeff Mayo, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline)

Michael A. Rossi, DVM, MNS, Dip. ACVD Sponsored by Ceva

David Bradley, DVM, FASLMS

Nicole LaForest, LVT, RVT, CCFT

Salina Locke, DVM

Michelle Shine, PhD & Melissa Lee Clark & Andrew Capps & Davis Collins

Paul Camilo, CVPM

Rod Finnegan, Founder, Vetinsure

 

Sessions and Lunches

Canine and Feline CPR and First Aid/Advanced Life Support

Sunday August 11th, 2019 8:30am-4pm

Pet Emergency Education will provide 2 separate training sessions including certified instructor for $69.95 per attendee. Fee includes 2 certification wallet cards, an official certificate, 3 RACE approved CEU per session, an ebook copy of our interactive reference guide and a 2 year subscription of our Online emergency resource center for each participant

Taught by Nicole LaForest, LVT, RVT, CCFT

 

Or Click Here to download the Registration Form

Springmaid Beach Resort

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

For Hotel Reservations:

 Simply copy and paste the URL below into your browser or click on the Link: 

http://group.doubletree.com/SunNFun

Group Name: Sun N Fun
Arrival Date: 11-Aug-2019
Departure Date: 14-Aug-2019

Or contact Hilton Reservations at 855-778-1190 and reference group code SFN.

 

Hosted by the North Carolina Companion Animal Academy

Ralph Lee's Great Smokies Veterinary Conference

November 13-17, 2019

"A Great Fall Conference in Asheville, North Carolina"

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."

For Hotel Reservations:

Room rates start at $160 plus tax and any applicable fees and rate guaranteed until October 12th, 2019.  Click Here for Reservation Instructions


23rd Annual Colonial Veterinary ConferenceColonial Veterinary Conference

November 20-24, 2019

"In Historic Williamsburg, Virginia"

Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia

Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia

For Hotel Reservations:

  • By Phone: (757) 220-2250
  • Online:
    • Step 1: Go to www.Wyndhamhotels.com
    • Step 2: Enter Fort Magruder into the destination field
    • Step 3: Select your arrival and departure dates
    • Step 4: Click on the Special Rates tab and select Group Code
    • Step 5: Enter your group code, click done and search
      • Group Name: Colonial Veterinary Conference
      • Date: Nov. 21-25, 2019
      • Group Code: 112119COL

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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

September 5th, 2019

Angela Witzel Rollins, DVM

1- What you can and can't learn from a pet food label

2 - Alternative diet trends - raw, grain-free, homemade, and more

3 - Effective weight loss plans - they do exist

4 - Therapeutic use of dietary oils - fish oil, MCT oil, etc.

5 - The what, when, and why of nutritional therapy for CKD

6 - Gastrointestinal diets - what are they and when should you use them?

Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Monticello

1200 5th St SW, Charlottesville, VA  22902

 
 

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

Bluegrass Veterinary Conference

– August 1 - 4, 2019

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

– Elizabeth, Indiana

Speakers

– Stephen Cital, RVT, RLAT, SRA, VCCS, VTS-LAM (Research Anes.) Sponsored by PractiVet

– Catharine Scott-Moncrieff, MA, Vet MB, MS, MRCVS, DACVIM

– Lynne Swanson, DVM, Sponsored by givesmiles.us

– Liza W. Rudolph, BAS, RVT, VTS (CP-CF, SAIM)

– Richard Ford, DVM, DACVIM, DACVPMS

– Todd Cooney, DVM, CVH, Sponsored by AHVMF

– Gary Norsworthy, DVM, DABVP

– Jenny Cassibry Fisher, RVT, VTS - Oncology (Tech Session) Sponsored by PractiVet

– Louise Dunn, Sponsored by Care Credit

– CVM fellowship breakfast on Saturday, August 3, from 7:30-8:20am; Lauren Charles, DVM, “Strong and Courageous; Faith Through The Veterinary Profession.”

Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

– August 11-14, 2019

– "A True Family Oriented Veterinary Experience"

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

Speakers

– Bonnie Bragdon, DVM, MS | Vice President, Veterinary Affairs, Zomedica

- Jeff Mayo, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline)

– Michael A. Rossi, DVM, MNS, Dip. ACVD Sponsored by Ceva

 

Ralph Lee's Great Smokies Veterinary Conference

– November 13-17, 2019

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

– Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina

– Jennifer Stokes, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

– Tim Loonam, DVM

 

Colonial Veterinary Conference

– November 20-24, 2019

– "In Historic Williamsburg, Virginia"

– Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia

Thanks to Our Annual Sponsors

K-LASER

K-LASER

PractiVet

PractiVet

Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences

Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences

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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