Veterinary Association Management

Continuing Education for the Veterinary Profession

25th Annual Colonial Veterinary Conference

Colonial Veterinary Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia

December 2 - 6, 2020

"In Historic Williamsburg, Virginia During Grand Illumination"

Colonial Veterinary Conference

25th Annual Colonial Veterinary ConferenceDecember 2 - 6, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia

 NEW LOCATION, BIGGER & BETTER!!!

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg

DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia


Speakers

David McCormick, MS, CVA, Veterinary Appraiser, Consultant & Broker

 

 

Sessions and Lunch & Learns

Lunch Session on Friday, December 4th at 11:45am-12:45pm

David Bradley, DVM, FASLMS presents Laser Therapy: What do we Really Know

Over lunch we will present what’s new and exciting in laser therapy and discuss the current research related to what works and why.  Sponsored by Summus

 


Online Registration is 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 November 20th, 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

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand Illumination

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Registration Open 4 - 8 pm - NO SESSIONS

 

 

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand IlluminationThursday, December 3, 2020

Registration Open 8am - Continental Breakfast

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

 

 Welcome Reception: 5-6pm

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8:30-10am

10:30-11:30

1-2:30pm

3-4:30pm

 

 

8:30-10am

10:30-11:30

1-2:30pm

3-4:30pm

 

  1-2:30pm
3-4pm
 

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Welcome Reception

5-6pm

Welcome Reception - Sponsored by

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

 

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand Illumination

 Friday, December 4, 2020

Registration Open 8am     Continental Breakfast 8am

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

 

Lunch Session: 11:45am-12:45pm

David Bradley, DVM, FASLMS presents Laser Therapy: What do we Really Know

Over lunch we will present what’s new and exciting in laser therapy and discuss the current research related to what works and why.

Lecture details: The interest and enthusiasm regarding photobiomodulation are stronger than ever. This lecture will present the exciting new trends and potential uses for laser therapy. Both positive and negative studies will be reviewed to explain how to interpret the results and understand what really works and why. For those currently using lasers, it will help you better understand why you’re seeing the results you are producing. It will help you make adjustments to your protocols for those not responding. And it will help you expand the use of your laser to even more patients and conditions. For those not yet using laser therapy, it will help you make the decision whether this modality may be something worth adding to your practice or which patients may benefit from referral for laser therapy. It will also help you wade thru the marketing hype to make an informed decision as to which laser may be best for your practice.

Sponsored by Summus

 

 

Speaker

Time/Room

Topic


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8:30-10am

10:30-11:30am

1-2:30pm

3-4:30pm

 
 
 

8:30-10am

10:30-11:30am

1-2:30pm

3-4:30pm

 

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand Illumination

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Exhibit Hall Open 8am-4pm

Continental Breakfast 8am, Exhibit Hall

AM & PM Refreshment Breaks, Exhibit Hall

Lunch on your own

 

 

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David McCormick, MS, CVA, Veterinary Appraiser, Consultant & Broker

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-- Is Your Practice Financially Healthy?  (1hr)

-- Diagnosing & Treating Practice Financial Diseases (2hr)

-- Does Your Practice Have Value? (1hr or 2hr)

-- Selling Your Practice - What you need to know (1hr)

I incorporate examples and case studies into the sessions and provide do-it-yourself tips where appropriate.


  8:30-11:30am  

  1-4pm  

     

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand Illumination

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Continental Breakfast 8am Petersburg Hall Foyer

Speaker

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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.

 


Online Registration is 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 November 20th, 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...


 

 


David McCormick, MS, CVA, Veterinary Appraiser, Consultant & BrokerDavid McCormick, MS, CVA, Veterinary Appraiser, Consultant & Broker

David McCormick is a veterinary practice appraiser, broker and transaction specialist. Respected among veterinary colleagues as an expert in appraisals and brokerage, he helps current and future practice owners reach their goals. He teaches regionally, nationally and internationally on topics such as practice value & practice financial health, buying/selling a practice, exit planning and practice ownership issues. He operates Simmons Mid-Atlantic and Simmons Great Lakes with his partner and father, Larry McCormick, DVM, MBA, CBA.

 

David McCormick, MS, CVA Veterinary Appraiser, Consultant & Broker,  "I help practice owners who want to improve their practice's financial health. I also work with veterinarians that are seeking a successful practice sale or purchase."

Simmons Mid-Atlantic     Simmons Education Fund


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 


Online Registration is 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 November 20th, 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:

 

Summus Medical Laser

Summus Medical Laser is the pioneer in Class IV laser therapy

ServiceNet Medical X-Ray

ServiceNet Medical X-Ray

ServiceVet Technologies

ServiceVet Technologies - QuickVet & QuickPACS

3 Sided Media

Mobile Imaging Veterinary Ultrasound

The COVE

Agape Pet Services

New England Medical Books

Vet Assured/Natural Vet Companies

Alliance Animal Health

Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Science Inc

VetKare Products

All Vet Imaging/Micro Vet Diagnostics

Pet Health Pharmacy

Virbac

Christian Veterinary Mission

QuickPacs/ServiceNet Medical X-Ray

VRCC

Clearonhold & Fragrant Solutions

Rode Micro Solutions

Weave

Companion Animal Health by LiteCure

ServiceVet Technologies

Wedgewood Pharmacy

Doctor Multimedia

Simmons Mid Atlantic

Williamsburg Drug Co.

givesmiles.us

Southern Veterinary Partners

 

Idexx

Summus Medical Laser

 

 


Online Registration is 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 November 20th, 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

 NEW LOCATION, BIGGER & BETTER!!!

DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia

   

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia

Hotel Features

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  • Closest hotel to Busch Gardens

  • 295 guest rooms including 14 suites

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and parking vResort Style Indoor/Outdoor Pool

  • 24 Hour Fitness Center

  • Tennis Court and Arcade

  • 24 Hour Business Center

  • 45,000 square feet conference facilities

 

Why DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg?  The Cookie You Say?

At DoubleTree by Hilton, we understand how critical meetings and events are to the success of an organization.  Our goal is to provide you with both the most professional and engaging teams as well as convenient planning resources to make your next experience a success. Whether reserving a boardroom or the grand ballroom, you’re sure to find the perfect meeting space at the DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg.

Conveniently located just minutes from Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg and championship golf courses, DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg offers the perfect setting for mixing business with leisure. Your group will feel right at home in our 295 contemporary guest rooms and suites, along with 45,000 square feet of flexible function space to suit any meeting, banquet or special occasion. 

Awaken your senses with a full American breakfast at Harvest Grille, grab a freshly-brewed coffee or tasty sandwich from the Williamsburg Café and catch your favorite sports team while savoring hearty pub fare at Pitchers Lounge.

Between meetings, take time to work out in the fitness center, go for a swim in our indoor/outdoor connecting pool or stay active with a game of tennis or basketball. For guests interested in teambuilding activities or golf outings, our knowledgeable team will be delighted to help with recommendations and reservations for your group. Whether you’re in town for a conference or hosting a first-class celebration, at DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg there’s no limit to the success you can achieve.

 

DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg

DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg Pool          DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg Business Center

DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg Double Queen Room          DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg King Room

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For Hotel Reservations:

 


Online Registration is 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 November 20th, 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

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.


Online Registration is 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 November 20th, 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