Veterinary Association Management

Continuing Education for the Veterinary Profession

Bluegrass Veterinary Conference at the beautiful Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and CasinoAugust 1-4, 2019, August 1-4, 2019 Scheduled Speakers Stephen Cital, RVT, RLAT, SRA, VCCS, VTS-LAM (Research Anes.) Sponsored by PractiVet Practical Blood Transfusions; Veterinary Cannabis Therapy; Anesthesia Overview: Reducing the Anesthetic Gas Burden; Excellent Pain Management in the Opioid Crisis Lynne Swanson, DVM, Sponsored by givesmiles.us Communicating with Canines (Going Beyond “Good Boy!”); Trouble-shooting Barking and Aggression; Canine Culture, Commonsense and Behavior Liza W. Rudolph, BAS, RVT, VTS (CP-CF, SAIM) RECOVER: Standardizing Veterinary CPR; USP 800: Chemo in the Clinic Transfusion Medicine in Small Animals; Ticks and Tick-Borne Disease Richard Ford, DVM, DACVIM, DACVPMS Vaccines and Vaccinations; Infectious Disease Updates; The Most Know Issues Todd Cooney, DVM, CVH, Sponsored by AHVMF Homeopathy in Veterinary Practice: Introduction and Practicalities with Case Examples Gary Norsworthy, DVM, DABVP Feline Weight Loss Symposium: Hyperthyroidism I; Feline Weight Loss Symposium II & Renal Disease I Feline Weight Loss Symposium: Chronic Renal Disease II Feline Weight Loss Symposium: Chronic Small Bowel Disease I Jenny Cassibry Fisher, RVT, VTS - Oncology (Tech Session) Sponsored by PractiVet Education Over Fear - Veterinary Oncology What You Need to Know Chemotherapy Gumbo - Chemo in the Clinic Fine Needle Aspirates - Tips and Tricks; Tumor Two-fur - Lymphoma and Mast Cell Tumors Updates in Hazardous Drug Handling - USP 800 Louise Dunn, Sponsored by Care Credit What you need to Know & Do in Your Practice to Have the Best Year Ever! Topics to be presented include: Getting Your Team To Work Together Drama Free, How You Lead Your Practice to Profitability and What Numbers You Need to Know and How to Get Them There. Plus the Top 5 Tips to Have the Most Efficient Practice Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 7:30-8:20am CVM Fellowship Breakfast Lauren Charles, DVM Strong and Courageous: Faith Through the Veterinary Profession

August 1-4, 2019

"At the beautiful Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino"

 

  

 

  

 

Click Here to Download the Brochure with Registration Form


On-Site Registration is Now Open

You can register Online now or On-Site, Walkins are Welcome, or

click here to download the Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with payment!

Register before July 1st, 2019 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $375.00 (before 7/1/2019)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $180.00 (before 7/1/2019)

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $175.00!

Bluegrass Veterinary Conference

August 1-4, 2019

 At the beautiful Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino, Elizabeth, Indiana

 

Room rates start at $115 + tax (standard room) and rate guaranteed until July 1, 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

 

Scheduled Speakers

 

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

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

 

Activities

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.”

 

Tentative Schedule

HORSESHOE SOUTHERN INDIANA HOTEL

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Registration open 10am-6pm

Exhibitor set up 1pm-6pm, welcome to exhibit when setup

Speaker

Location/Time

Topic

     

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

Sponsored by PractiVet

Maple

8:30-10am

10:15-11:30am

1-2:30pm

2:45-4:30pm

 

Practical blood transfusions

Veterinary cannabis therapy

Anesthesia overview: reducing the anesthetic gas burden

Excellent pain management in the opioid crisis


   

     

 

Maple

1-3pm

3:15-4:30pm

4:45-6pm


Friday, August 2, 2019

Registration Open 8am

Greens Creek Breakfast Buffet 8am

Exhibit Hall Open at 8am-4:30pm

Lunch Session:

 

Speaker

Location

Topic

 

Hickory

8:30-10am

10:15-11:30am

1-2:30pm

2:45-4:30pm

 

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

Sponsored by PractiVet

Maple

8:30-10am

10:15-11:30am

1-2:30pm

2:45-4:30pm

 

Practical blood transfusions

Veterinary cannabis therapy

Anesthesia overview: reducing the anesthetic gas burden

Excellent pain management in the opioid crisis

 

  See Topics  

  See Topics  

 

Beech

8:30-10am

10:15-11:30am

1-2:30pm

2:45-4:30pm

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Registration Open 8am

Greens Creek Breakfast Buffet 8am

Exhibit Hall Open 8am-4pm

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

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

 

Lunch Session:

Speaker

Location

Topic


 

Ash & Beech

8:30-10am

10:15-11:30am

1-2:30pm

2:45-4:30pm

 

  See Topics  

 

Maple

8:30-10am

10:15-11:30am

1-2:30pm

2:45-4:30pm

 

 

Hickory

8:30-10am

10:15-11:30am

1-2:30pm

2:45-4:30pm

 

 

Oak

8:30-10am

10:15-11:30am

1-2:30pm

2:45-4:30pm

 

Sunday, August 4, 2019


 

Maple

8:30-10am

10:15-11:30am

 

     

Please Note The Following:

*Times and Presenters Subject to Change

* Please turn off or silence cell phones in sessions


On-Site Registration is Now Open

You can register Online now or On-Site, Walkins are Welcome, or

click here to download the Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with payment!

Register before July 1st, 2019 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $375.00 (before 7/1/2019)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $180.00 (before 7/1/2019)

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $175.00!

Speaker Bios...

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

Stephen originally started college to become a registered human nurse but did not enjoy working with humans as patients. Instead Stephen became an RVT and then obtained certification as a Surgical Research Anesthetist through the Academy of Surgical Research followed by the designation of a Registered Laboratory Animal Technician through the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science soon after. Most recently he became on of the first Veterinary Cannabis Counselor Specialists in the country while continuing to educate veterinary professionals on safe and effective use of cannabis in the clinical setting. Stephen is the Executive Director for the Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, holding a VTS credential in Research Anesthesia. His regular daytime position is at Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists, as well as a private contractor for several research organizations and two local Zoo's.

He occupies his remaining time writing book chapters, is a column coordinator for one of Nature’s journals, blogs and lectures internationally. He enjoys teaching and serves on advisory boards for local Vet Tech colleges, is on the Aratana Technician Council of Pain Experts, is a consultant for ElleVet Sciences, Beryl Therapeutics, COO for the Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds and Veterinary Cannabis Academy Facebook and webpages. Stephen has served as the President for the Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians, Vice President for the California RVT Association and member at large for the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. Stephen is currently the Chair-elect for the Committee of Veterinary Technician Specialities

 

Sponsored by PractiVet


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


On-Site Registration is Now Open

You can register Online now or On-Site, Walkins are Welcome, or

click here to download the Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with payment!

Register before July 1st, 2019 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $375.00 (before 7/1/2019)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $180.00 (before 7/1/2019)

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $175.00!

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, DVM src=Valerie 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

Exhibitors At The Conference

 

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

3 Sided Media

K-Laser USA

Signtronix

All Vet Imaging

Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Services

Simmons & Associates

Care Credit

Purple Moon Herb Studies

Purple Moon Herb Studies

Snyder Mfg

Companion Animal Health by LiteCure

PractiVet

Southeast Medical Books

Diamondback Drugs

QuickPACS Technologies

QuickPACS

Sunnex Lights

Fear Free

Sedecal USA Inc

 

The Natural Vet/ Vet Assured Company

Idexx Laboratories

ServiceVet Technologies

ServiceVet Technologies - QuickVet & QuickPACS

Southern Veterinary Partners

Kacey Company Inc

 

Vet Classics

 

Click here to download the Bluegrass Veterinary Conference Exhibitor Contract

Conference Hotel Information

Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino

Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino

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 1, 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.

 

Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino

 

Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino Ball Room

 

Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino ROom


On-Site Registration is Now Open

You can register Online now or On-Site, Walkins are Welcome, or

click here to download the Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with payment!

Register before July 1st, 2019 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $375.00 (before 7/1/2019)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $180.00 (before 7/1/2019)

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $175.00!

Area Information

Things to Do neaar Elizabeth, Indiana

Churchill Downs

This beautiful racetrack has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 1875.

Churchill Downs

 

Kentucky Derby Museum

The Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby day, is the official tour provider of historic Churchill Downs. When you visit the Museum, you will find yourself immersed in the next best thing to actually being at the Derby! As the exclusive tour provider for the track, various tours are offered throughout the year even when the track isn’t in session with live racing. General admission includes two levels of family-friendly interactive permanent & temporary exhibits, "The Greatest Race," a 360-degree immersive sound and visual experience that'll get your heart racing and emotions soaring, Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, access to the Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Cafe Express and much more!

Kentucky Derby Museum

 


On-Site Registration is Now Open

You can register Online now or On-Site, Walkins are Welcome, or

click here to download the Registration Form, fill it out and mail it with payment!

Register before July 1st, 2019 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $375.00 (before 7/1/2019)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $180.00 (before 7/1/2019)

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $175.00!