Veterinary Association Management

Continuing Education for the Veterinary Profession

Sun N Fun Veterinary ConferenceAugust 11-14, 2019 A True Family Oriented Veterinary Experience SCHEDULED SPEAKERS: Michael Rossi, DVM, MNS, DACVD, Sponsored by Ceva Animal Health Cutaneous adverse food reactions in the canine patient; Feline hypersensitivity dermatitis; Diagnostic sampling of the dermatology patient; Microbial biofilm: a major contributor to resilient infections; Jeff Mayo, DVM-Surgical Approaches to the Long Bones for Fracture Repair; Cardiovascular Exams - Pre-op to Surgery; Regenerative Medicine Topics: Stem Cells, PRP; Autologous Vaccines - what do they all mean; Nicole LaForest, LVT, RVT, CCFT, Sponsored by Pet Emergency Education Session 1 - Canine and Feline CPR & First Aid Class; Canine and Feline CPR and Advanced Life Support Class $90 charge includes certification wallet card, an official certificate, 3 RACE approved CEU, an ebook copy of our interactive reference guide and a 2 year subscription of our online emergency resource center; David Bradley, DVM, FASLMS, Sponsored by K-Laser-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; Nicole LaForest, LVT, RVT, CCFT, Sponsored by KVP Common Orthopedic Injuries in Small Animals and How we can Best Provide Patient Advocacy at all price points Customized Orthotics for Small Animals; Pulse Electromagnetic Frequency Therapy (PEMF) The Science behind the “Voodoo”; Jeff Mayo, DVM-Lumps, Bumps and other things with energized surgical instruments; ADVANCED techniques in Fracture Fixation, what’s the latest? Fracture Repair Lab - hands on experience with Osteocertus; NEW Locking plate fixation technology; Bonnie Bragdon-Managing Up: Getting your Boss to Behave; Liquid Biopsy: The Future of Managing Cancer Patients; Pathogen Fingerprints: Use of Raman Spectroscopy in Clinical Diagnostics; The In-House Lab: Analytical & Clinical Accuracy; The In-House Lab: Pricing & Profitability; Salina Locke, DVM-Exotics for the Small Animal Practitioner; Pet Birds What You Need to Know; How I Treat Reptile and Amphibian Diseases; GI Stasis Syndrome in Small Herbivores; Acquired Dental Disease of Rabbits and Rodents; Tips for Treating Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents; Paul Camilo, CVPM- Growing Your Dental Department; Communicating Dentistry Like a Pro; Finding, Treating & Charging for Dental Pathology; WOWing Dental Clients; How to Make Your Best Medicine The Best Option; Veterinary Technology to Make Your Lives Easier; Michelle Shine, PhD-The Endocannabinoid System; Melissa Lee Clark-How to find good products, the company story, and methods of application; Andrew Capps-FDA and State Regulations; Davis Collins, CBD and drug interactions

June 17 - 21, 2020

"A True Family Oriented Veterinary Experience" on the beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina"

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

Click Here to Download the Brochure with Registration Form

Double Tree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Double Tree by Hilton Myrtle Beach Poolside

Click on the Link below: 

 https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/dt/reservation/book.htm?...

Hotel: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

Group Name: Sun N Fun

Arrival Date: 16-Jun-2020

Departure Date: 19-Jun-2020

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

 


Speakers 

 

 

Sessions and Lunches

Breakfast Session

 Thursday, June 18th

Speaker Margi Sirois, EdD, MS, RVT, CVT, LAT

Cannabinoids in Veterinary Medicine: Promises and Challenges

This presentation provides an overview of the  endocannabinoid system and the pharmacokinetics of certain cannabinoids . An overview of legal issues related to use of cannabinoids in veterinary medicine will be discussed as well as a summary of potential therapeutic uses of cannabinoids in dogs.  Sponsored by Nutramax Laboratories, Veterinary Science

 


Online Registration Coming Soon

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! Coming Soon

Register before June 1st, 2020 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for 200.00!

 

Tentative Schedule

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Registration 8am - 6pm - Exhibit Hall: Setup only

Speaker

Time

Topic


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8:30-11:30am

 

 

1-4pm

 

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Registration 8am-3:30pm - Exhibit Hall Hours: 8am-5pm

Welcome Reception 3:30 - 5pm (Exhibit Hall) Sponsored by

Breakfast Session

Speaker Margi Sirois, EdD, MS, RVT, CVT, LAT

Cannabinoids in Veterinary Medicine: Promises and Challenges

This presentation provides an overview of the  endocannabinoid system and the pharmacokinetics of certain cannabinoids . An overview of legal issues related to use of cannabinoids in veterinary medicine will be discussed as well as a summary of potential therapeutic uses of cannabinoids in dogs.  Sponsored by Nutramax Laboratories, Veterinary Science

Speaker

Time

Topic


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8:30-9:30am

10:00-11:30

1-2:15

2:30-3:30pm

 

 

8:30-9:30am

10:00-11:30

1-2:15

2:30-3:30pm

 

 

8:30-9:20am

9:30-10:20am

10:30-11:30am

1-3:30pm

 

 

8:30-9:20am

9:30-10:20am

10:30-11:30am

1-3:30pm

 

Conference Event

Exhibit Hall
Atlantic Ballroom

3:30 - 5pm: Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by


 

Friday, June 19, 2020

Registration 8am-3:30pm - Exhibit Hall Hours: 8am-3:30pm


Speaker

Time

Topic


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8:30-9:30am

10-11:30am

1-2:15pm

2:30-3:30pm

 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Registration 8am-11am - Exhibit Hall Hours: 8:30am-11:30am

 

Speaker

Times

Topic


 

8:30am-11:30

 

 

AM & PM Refreshment breaks held in exhibit hall everyday, except for Wednesday will be on the Carolina Ballroom (2nd floor conference center) Foyer

Welcome Reception, Monday evening, August 12th, everyone is invited.  Complimentary food & beverages

Sun n Fun Happy Hour Friday & Saturday afternoon  in the exhibit hall

 

Total CE hours = 22 hours


Online Registration Coming Soon

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! Coming Soon

Register before June 1st, 2020 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for 200.00!

Speaker Bios...

 


 

 


 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 




Online Registration Coming Soon

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! Coming Soon

Register before June 1st, 2020 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for 200.00!

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

Exhibitors At The Conference

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

 

K-Laser

K-LASER

       

ServiceVet Technologies

ServiceVet Technologies - QuickVet & QuickPACS 

 

QuickPACS Technologies

QUICKPACS Image Management In the Cloud

ServiceNet Medical X-Ray, Inc.

Click here to download the 2020 Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference Exhibitor Contract

Online Registration Coming Soon

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! Coming Soon

Register before June 1st, 2020 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for 200.00!

Conference Hotel Information

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

doubletree resort by hilton myrtle beach oceanfront

Aerial View of the Terrace

Your Oasis Amidst All the Attraction ...

Spread across 27 lush acres on the quieter south end of Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard, this newly remodeled oceanfront resort and conference center boasts award-winning service, six pools, two lazy rivers, activities designed for the young and young at heart alike.

Flanked by the 1,068ft. Springmaid Pier on one side, and Myrtle Beach State Park on the other, Springmaid Beach feels uniquely private while conveniently located just minutes from the excitement and attractions of Myrtle Beach. Here  you can choose to find a welcome retreat from all the hustle and bustle of the area, or indulge in the sights and sounds that make the Grand Strand famous. The best of both worlds are right at your doorstep at Springmaid Beach.

 

For Hotel Reservations:

Click on the Link below: 

 https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/dt/reservation/book.htm?...

Hotel: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

Group Name: Sun N Fun

Arrival Date: 16-Jun-2020

Departure Date: 19-Jun-2020

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

 

Live Oak Lazy River

Entrance


Springmaid Cypress Pool and Ocean View
Springmaid Cypress Pool and Ocean View

Ocean Blue Lounge at the doubletree resort by hilton myrtle beach oceanfront

Ocean Blue Lounge

The market at the doubletree resort by hilton myrtle beach oceanfront

The Market

Guestroom - Queen Palmetto - Rendering

Guestroom - Queen Palmetto - Actual Room!

Guestroom - King Palmetto - Rendering

Guestroom - King Palmetto - Actual Room!

Guestroom - King Palmetto - Rendering

Guestroom - Amenities - Actual Room!

Guestroom - King Palmetto - Rendering

Guestroom - Ocean View with Balcony - Actual Room!


Online Registration Coming Soon

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! Coming Soon

Register before June 1st, 2020 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for 200.00!

Area Information

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Once you have decided on staying Springmaid Beach Resort, create unforgettable memories in this South Coast paradise, which offers:

  • 60 miles of wide, soft sandy beaches

  • Savory restaurants and family-friendly dining

  • Amusement and water parks

  • Live entertainment theaters and exciting nightlife

  • Thrilling water sports

  • The best golf courses in the south

  • Cultural activities and historic sites

  • Outlet malls, specialty boutiques, flea markets, and specialty stores

  • Freshwater, ocean and deep sea saltwater fishing

  • and so much more!

2016 Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference Beachside Bash

Photo Gallery of the Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference!


Online Registration Coming Soon

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! Coming Soon

Register before June 1st, 2020 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for 200.00!

 

Each conference provides at least 20 hours of continuing education