Veterinary Association Management

Continuing Education for the Veterinary Profession

23rd Annual Colonial Veterinary Conference

 

November 20-24, 2019

"In Historic Williamsburg, Virginia during the Grand Illumination"

Colonial Veterinary Conference

22nd Annual Colonial Veterinary ConferenceNovember 20-24, 2019

Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia


Speakers

 

Lunch & Learn Sessions

 


The Conference has concluded.  Thank You to our Attendees, Exhibitors and Speakers for a Great Conference!

Just Click Here to download the Registration Form ... Coming Soon, print, fill out the form, and bring with Payment to the Conference!

Veterinarians $400.00 (before 11/2/2019)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $190.00 (before 11/2/2019)

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $200!

 

Tentative Schedule

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand Illumination

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Registration Open 4 - 8 pm - NO SESSIONS

 

 

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand IlluminationThursday, November 21, 2019

Registration Open 8am - Continental Breakfast

Exhibit Hall Open 2pm - 6pm ∙ AM Refreshment break, Petersburg Hall Foyer, PM Refreshment Break, Exhibit Hall

 

Welcome Reception: 5-6pm

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Welcome Reception

5-6pm

Welcome Reception - Sponsored by VRCC

Come enjoy complimentary food & beverages and visit with exhibitors and colleagues.

 

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand Illumination

 Friday, November 22, 2019

Registration Open 8am Continental Breakfast 8am
Exhibit Hall Open 8am-4pm - Refreshments available AM & PM, Exhibit hall

 

 

 

 

 

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8:30 - 11:30 am

 

Technician/Support Staff Sessions

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Practice Management

 

8:30-10am

10:30-11:30am

 

1-2:30pm

3-4:30pm

 

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand Illumination

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Exhibit Hall Open 8am-4pm

Continental Breakfast 8am, Exhibit Hall

AM & PM Refreshment Breaks, Exhibit Hall

Lunch on your own

 

 

Speaker

Time/Room

Topic


  8:30-10am
10:30-11:30am
1-2:30pm
3-4:30pm
 

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8:30-11:30am 

 

Practice Management Session

  8:30-10am
10:30-11:30am
 

Technician/Support Staff Session

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Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand Illumination

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Continental Breakfast 8am Petersburg Hall Foyer

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*Times and Presenters Subject to change

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

-Registration begins on Wednesday, November 20 at 4pm, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8am.

 

The Conference has concluded.  Thank You to our Attendees, Exhibitors and Speakers for a Great Conference!

Just Click Here to download the Registration Form ... Coming Soon, print, fill out the form, and bring with Payment to the Conference!

Veterinarians $400.00 (before 11/2/2019)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $190.00 (before 11/2/2019)

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $200!

Speaker Bios...


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

The Conference has concluded.  Thank You to our Attendees, Exhibitors and Speakers for a Great Conference!

Just Click Here to download the Registration Form ... Coming Soon, print, fill out the form, and bring with Payment to the Conference!

Veterinarians $400.00 (before 11/2/2019)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $190.00 (before 11/2/2019)

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $200!

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

Shake Well at the Colonial Veterinary Conference

Exhibitors At The Conference

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

 

Exhibit Hall Hours:

 

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 2pm - 8pm

  • Friday, November 22, 2019 – 8:00am - 3:30pm

  • Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 8:00am - 3:30pm

Sponsors

K-LASER USA

ServiceVet Technologies - QuickVet & QuickPACS

3 Sided Media

 

All Exhibitors

     
     
3 Sided Media
Idexx
QUICKPACS Technologies
All Vet Imaging
K-Laser USA
ServiceVet Technologies
Atlantic Medical Books
Multi Radiance 
Simmons Mid Atlantic
Banfield Pet Hospital
Natural Vet Companies/Vet Assured
Southern Veterinary Partners
Companion Animal Health by LiteCure
Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences
Southern Veterinary Partners
Digatherm, LLC
Pet Health Pharmacy
Vets First Choice
Doctor Multimedia
Purple Moon Herb Studies
Veterinary Referral & Critical Care
Encore Vet Group
   
     
Companion Laser Purple Moon Herb Studies QuickPACS Simmons & Associates Veterinary Practice Sales & Appraisals

 

Click here to download the 2019 Colonial Veterinary Conference Exhibitor Contract ... Coming Soon

 

The Conference has concluded.  Thank You to our Attendees, Exhibitors and Speakers for a Great Conference!

Just Click Here to download the Registration Form ... Coming Soon, print, fill out the form, and bring with Payment to the Conference!

Veterinarians $400.00 (before 11/2/2019)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $190.00 (before 11/2/2019)

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $200!

Conference Hotel Information

Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

(Newly Rennovated)

Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center Colonial Williamsburg

Take a short walk to charming Colonial Williamsburg to find superb shopping, delicious dining and fascinating historic attractions...

"Williamsburg hotels are all about friendly accommodations and access to the great Virginia attractions near Colonial Williamsburg, and the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center has long been the premier lodging choice. Accent your Williamsburg, VA travel, with relaxing accommodations, world-class amenities and the attentive service of a truly first-rate staff.

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
FORT MAGRUDER HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER FORT MAGRUDER HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
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  • Take a short walk to charming Colonial Williamsburg to find superb shopping, delicious dining and fascinating historic attractions ..."

Crowne Plaza Colonial Williamsburg

For Hotel Reservations:

The group rate is $168.00 plus tax per night for King or Double Double rooms. Call our main number at 757-220-2250 to make your room reservation or you can book your reservations online using this link: 

http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1727203&hotelID=98400

 

The Conference has concluded.  Thank You to our Attendees, Exhibitors and Speakers for a Great Conference!

Just Click Here to download the Registration Form ... Coming Soon, print, fill out the form, and bring with Payment to the Conference!

Veterinarians $400.00 (before 11/2/2019)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $190.00 (before 11/2/2019)

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $200!

Area Information

Williamsburg, Virginia

Colonial Williamsburg during Grand Illumination

"Discover Colonial Williamsburg and immerse yourself in the 18th-century capital city of Virginia. See all that the Revolutionary City has to offer, explore our Art Museums, or engage in recreation at our companion Resort properties. From revolution to romance, things are constantly changing here, creating a unique experience for our guests. Opportunities for adventure abound, but how you choose to spend your visit is up to you..."

 

Grand Illumination at Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg during Grand Illumination

Colonial Williamsburg's Christmas season officially begins with Grand Illumination, a spectacular evening when candles twinkle in the windows of Historic Area homes and buildings, fatwood crackles in street-side cressets, and the heavens explode with pyrotechnics. Thousands of guests turn out—families, friends, and strangers crowding the streets—to "oh" and "ah" and launch themselves on the Yuletide.

The Conference has concluded.  Thank You to our Attendees, Exhibitors and Speakers for a Great Conference!

Just Click Here to download the Registration Form ... Coming Soon, print, fill out the form, and bring with Payment to the Conference!

Veterinarians $400.00 (before 11/2/2019)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $190.00 (before 11/2/2019)

   

One (1) Day Registraion is now available for $200!

 

Each conference provides at least 20 hours of continuing education