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Veterinary Association Management

Continuing Education for the Veterinary Profession

Providing LIVE IN PERSON Continuing Education

2020 and 2021 have been challenging years for many, but has also offered some interesting new innovative opportunities. We applaud those who have adapted to prosper during Covid and we salute those who have fought their way thru these crazy years.

Our company has consistently offered LIVE IN PERSON CE conferences for 36 years (since 1984). We know you have many choices to make when deciding how to fulfill your state licensing requirements. For the last quarter of 2020 and into 2021 we will be hosting live face to face conferences and would love to see both our old friends and welcome any new faces who prefer to attend live classes. Our vendors have stayed with us to help keep your costs reasonable while at the same time receiving the highest quality CE available.

The Bluegrass Veterinary Conference in Elizabeth, Indianan on July 29th - August 1st, 2021, Ralph Lee’s Great Smokies Veterinary Conference in Asheville, NC on November 10 - 14, 2021 and the Colonial Veterinary Conference in Williamsburg, VA on December 1 - 5, 2021 have already experienced high bookings, so please plan ahead and make your reservations soon and please feel free to let your friends, classmates and associates know how you feel about our events.

Thank you, Howie and Martha Lee

LIVE Veterinary Conference Practicing Health & Safety Together!

Please follow these health and safety protocols with us to make this conference great!

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Join us in practicing social distancing during the conference, including the talks, in the Exhibits area, and all other areas. Please do not congregate in groups.

WASH HANDS

Please wash hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds. Hand sanitizing stations are available.

WEAR MASKS (optional)

All attendees, speakers and exhibitors may wear masks for the duration of the conference at the their discretion and not required unless the facility requires it. Employees are required to wear masks at all times.

CLEAN and SANITIZE

We are frequently cleaning high-touch areas throughout our properties.

FACILITY

Guests will find disinfecting stations with wipes and hand sanitizer available throughout our properties. Additionally, both public and Team Member areas are cleaned at scheduled intervals, including hourly maintenance of high-touch areas like elevators and bathrooms. All guest rooms will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between guests.

Colonial Veterinary Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia December 1 - 5, 2021, In Historic Williamsburg Virginia during the Grand Illumination, Scheduled Speakers, Thursday, December 2, 2021, Laurie Dohmen, VMD, MS, Sponsored by Purple Moon Herb Studies – 8:30am - 4:30pm, Bee Medicine: From Honey to Venom; Essential Oils: Uses, Phytopharmacology and Safety; Plant Antimicrobials; Mushrooms, Louise S. Dunn, Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting, Sponsored by Care Credit – 1-4:30pm, Silent Productivity Killer – Incompetent Leaders; Lessons from the Trenches to Develop Effective Supervisors, Workplace Productivity Killers; Hold People Accountable, Friday, December 3, 2021, Dr. Michael A. Rossi, DVM, MNS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology Sponsored by Ceva, Diagnostic sampling of the dermatology patient; Clinical management of Staphylococcal skin infections in dogs, Feline hypersensitivity dermatitis: understanding cause and therapy; Simplifying otitis externa;, Advanced dermatopical solutions for the canine patient; Dermatology case rounds, Louise S. Dunn, Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting, Sponsored by Care Credit, David McCormick, MS, CVA, Veterinary Appraiser, Consultant & Broker, Simmons & Associates, How to Find Balance Between What Your Team Wants & What the Business needs, by Louise S. Dunn, A Case Study in Making a Practice Healthy, by Louise S. Dunn; Practice Financial Health + Treating the Financial Diseases (2hr) by David McCormick, Practice Value & Planning A Sale (1hr) by David McCormick, Lunch & Learn Session sponsored by Micro Vet Diagnostics, Saturday, December 4, 2021, Rod Finnegan – 1-4pm – Sponsored by Vetinsure, The Emperor’s New Clothes – Don’t Get Caught Bare When Trouble Comes: Session 1 and 2, Lunch Session: Joelle Craig sponsored by Alliance Animal Health, Finding Associate DVMs During a Labor Shortage, More Speakers TBA, Colonial Veterinary Conference carries over 20 hrs. of approved continuing education lectures

"In Historic Williamsburg, Virginia During Grand Illumination"

Colonial Veterinary Conference

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia

DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg NEW LOCATION, BIGGER & BETTER!!!

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg

 

Williamsburg, Virginia


Speakers

 

Laurie Dohmen, VMD, MS, Sponsored by Purple Moon Herbs and Studies

Louise S. Dunn, Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting, Sponsored by Care Credit

Joseph Jordan, PhD, CEO, NC Physicians Health Program, NC Veterinary Health Program

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

Dr. Michael A. Rossi, DVM, MNS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

 


 

On-Site Registration is Now Available!

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 November 20th, 2021 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $425.00 (before 11/20/2021)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $225.00 (before 11/20/2021)

   

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

 

Tentative Schedule

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand Illumination

 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Registration Open 4 - 8 pm - NO SESSIONS

 

 

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand Illumination

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Registration Open 7:30am - Continental Breakfast 7am-8am

Exhibit area Open 2pm ∙ Refreshment Breaks, Exhibit area

12pm Lunch on your own

Speaker

Time/Room

Topic


Laurie Dohmen, VMD, MS, Sponsored by Purple Moon Herbs and Studies

See Topics

8:30-10:00am - Bee Medicine: From Honey to Venom

Not only do bees keep our food chain intact through pollination, but they offer us a myriad of sources of medicine. Honey is used both internally for many conditions as well as a topical wound healer. Propolis, Pollen and Royal Jelly are all nourishing and medically active. Lately, there is burgeoning research on the use of bee venom for pain and conditions that are associated with pain, such as arthritis. In this lecture, we will discuss all these great medicines we obtain from bees.

(There will be a break)

10:00-11:30am - Essential Oils: Uses, Phytopharmacology and Safety

This lecture will cover the phytopharmacology of Essential Oils and explain their activity in the plants. It will introduce their medicinal uses. It will also cover issues of safety with their usage. There will be case examples.

1:00-3:00 - Plant Antimicrobials

There are significant concerns mounting with pharmaceutical antimicrobials: antibiotic resistance, antifungal liver toxicity, etc. Plants are a wonderful alternative to these problems. In this lecture, we will discuss how plants avoid these issues and which plants work for which conditions and why. Case examples will be presented.

(There will be a break)

3:00-5:00 - Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a burgeoning new area of medicine. Learn about how and why as well as the safety of mushroom use. Specific mushrooms will be presented, as well as medicinal applications.


Louise S. Dunn, Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting, Sponsored by Care Credit

8:30-10am

10:30-11:30am

1-2:30pm

3-4:30pm

Silent Productivity Killer – Incompetent Leaders

Description: Every veterinary practice has them – they may be called the owner, manager, shift leader, lead tech or lead receptionist, even quarterback and coordinator. The issue is not with the title; the issue is with the performance of duties. Identifying failures to perform leadership duties is vitally important for the success of the business. Not to ignore the long list of micro-managing, mean, or narcissistic leaders, an even more common problem is that of the absent leader — the one who avoids the meaningful leadership duties of their position.

Learning Objectives:

  • Take the guesswork out of leadership accountability
  • Cultivate skills and performance responsibilities of your various leadership positions
  • Boost team trust in those with leadership titles

Lessons from the Trenches to Develop Effective Supervisors

Description: Many lead positions in a veterinary practice come about by promoting the person who performs their job well. This does not guarantee that they will also supervise others well. Becoming a supervisor is not merely receiving a title – it requires training in certain skills and learning from experience. Create a supervisor handbook and help your management team be effective supervisors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize high-potential team members
  • Cultivate leadership development
  • Create an action plan to support supervisors

Workplace Productivity Killers

Description: They sneak up on us throughout the day, the text message or email that consumes a few minutes here and there, the office gossip whispered a few times here and there, by the end of the day, a few minutes add up to a few hours. Being aware of productivity killers is the first step, and tackling their voracious appetite of our precious minutes is the next step. Improve your team’s ability to handle the most common time killers and enjoy better productivity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the productivity killers active in your workplace
  • Cultivate an awareness of productivity killers in everyone on your team
  • Prepare action steps to take against workplace productivity killers

Hold People Accountable

Description: Many of the businesses in those docu-reality series deal with a business suffering from poorly orchestrated operations and misdirected strategic plans, but to a larger degree, it showed poor team efficiency and lack of accountability. This session will present common issues with team accountability and will offer options to rescue the hospital and improve team performance. This session will cover how to effectively utilize information from other hospital rescues to assess your own hospital; develop an action plan to boost team efficiency; and gain a deeper understanding of accountability snafus and how to mitigate the risk.

Learning Objectives:

  • Utilize the Info from other rescues
  • Develop an Action Plan for team efficiency
  • Mitigate the risks
  • Understand snafus

 

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand Illumination

 Friday, December 3, 2021

Registration Open 7:30am Continental Breakfast 7am

Exhibit Hall Open 7am-5pm - Refreshments Breaks, Exhibit area

12pm Lunch on your own

 

Speaker

Time/Room

Topic


Dr. Michael A. Rossi, DVM, MNS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

8:30-10am

10:30-11:30am

1-2:30pm

3-4:30pm

1. Diagnostic sampling of the dermatology patient

2. Clinical management of Staphylococcal skin infections in dogs

3. Feline hypersensitivity dermatitis: understanding cause and therapy

4. Simplifying otitis externa

5. Advanced dermatopical solutions for the canine patient

6. Dermatology case rounds


Louise S. Dunn, Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting, Sponsored by Care Credit

and

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

8:30-10am

10:30-11:30am

1-2:30pm

3-4:30pm

How to Find Balance Between What Your Team Wants & What the Business needs, by Louise S. Dunn

Description: There is a fine line between wants and needs. In your veterinary practice, the team presents wants – wants for comp & benefits, working conditions, continuing education, patient care, etc. The business must assess these wants against the needs of the business – needs for profitability, accountability, and transforming operations. Reduce the internal struggle and find balance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss methods for evaluating wants versus needs
  • Evaluate the levels of importance of wants and needs
  • Compile alternative solutions when wants go against business needs

A Case Study in Making a Practice Healthy, by Louise S. Dunn

Description: When a pet is presented for an exam at your practice how do you proceed through the exam? For most of us, it is via an organized exam of each system. When you sit down to examine your practice’s health (i.e. business performance) do you have an organized procedure or is it haphazard? Gather the tools to examine your own practice’s health in an organized, systematic way by going through an actual case study.

Learning Objectives:

  • Construct an organized exam of your practice using the five parts of a business
  • Evaluate the benefits of additional resources and tools to use in your ‘exam’ of your practice’s performance health.
  • Set up your exam procedure to perform on your practice.

Practice Financial Health + Treating the Financial Diseases (2hr) by David McCormick

Learn what makes a veterinary practice financially healthy and how to assess the financial health of your business. This session will also provide industry benchmarks needed to diagnose financial diseases and what to do to improve your practice's financial health.

Practice Value & Planning A Sale (1hr) by David McCormick

This session reveals how practices are valued and what the key components to value are. It will also talk about the difference between fair market value and the corporate pricing. The difference can be dramatic - as long as you are ok with the strings that are attached. It will conclude with what you need to know about selling your practice - now or in the future.


Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand IlluminationSaturday, December 4, 2021

Registration: 7:30am - Exhibit Hall Open 8am-3pm

Continental Breakfast 7am, Exhibit area

Refreshment Breaks, Exhibit area

Joelle Craig, Director of Talent AcquisitionLunch Session at 11:30 AM - 1 PM Presented by Joelle Craig, Director of Talent Acquisition, "Finding Associate DVMs During a Labor Shortage" Sponsored by Alliance Animal Health

Talks about our ABC’s model (Always Be Courting) and all the different avenues professional agencies and recruiters use to source and identify candidates
Market Conditions Today
ABC Model
Social Media
Internal Strategy
External Strategy- places to post and strategy to reaching out
Student Strategy
Hiring and Offer Process Strategy
Joelle is the Director of Talent Acquisition at Alliance Animal Health and has worked in the veterinary industry for over 19 years. Her experience includes business development, talent acquisitions and recruiting, hospital start-ups and operations including multi-unit management, sales, training and development, and emerging corporate account management. Joelle is passionate about helping people identify the best career opportunities, building strong teams, providing opportunities for growth, learning, and continued development. She is committed to making a positive difference in the veterinary community!

Alliance Animal Health

 

 

Speaker

Time/Room

Topic


Joseph Jordan, PhD, CEO

NC Physicians Health Program

NC Veterinary Health Program

8:30-10am

10:30-11:30am

1-2:30pm

3-4:30pm

 

Drug intervention in the workplace

Recognizing substance use disorders in the workplace.


* Times and Presenters Subject to change

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

-On-Site Registration begins on Wednesday, December 1st at 4pm, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8am

 


 

On-Site Registration is Now Available!

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 November 20th, 2021 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $425.00 (before 11/20/2021)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $225.00 (before 11/20/2021)

   

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

Speaker Bios...

Dr. Laurie DohmenLaurie Dohmen, VMD, MS

Dr. Dohmen has received training in Acupuncture, Food Therapy, Bach Flower Essences, and most extensively Western Herbs. She received her Masters of Therapeutic Herbalism from Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2014. She was accepted as a Registered Herbalist through the American Herbalist Guild in 2020.

 

In 2013, Dr. Dohmen downsized her integrative mixed animal practice in southern Delaware. She is now a full-time continuing educator and lectures regularly on Western Herbal Veterinary Medicine, and other wholistic topics. She is published frequently in journals such as the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and the Integrative Veterinary Care Journal.

 

Dr. Dohmen is the Past President of the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association and is on the Editorial Board of the AHVMA Journal. She also owns Lowood Educational Center in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, a holistic educational venue.


Louise S. Dunn Louise S. Dunn, Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting

Louise is a renowned award-winning speaker, writer and consultant. She brings over 40 years of in the trenches experience and her business education to veterinary management. Louise is founder and CEO of Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting. SVMC works with veterinarians who want to develop a strategic plan that consistently produces results. Most recently Louise received many awards including the WVC Educator of the Year and VetPartner’s The Life Time achievement Award in January 2016.

 

Besides all aspects of practice management and mentoring, Louise’s passions include her husband Joel, Zuri her English mastiff Therapy dog and her little sister Annabelle, kayaking, opera and New England Patriot’s football.

Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting

2996 Canter Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27127   snowgoosevet.com 336-945-0208  office 336-202-3243  cell


Joseph Jordan, PhD, CEO, NC Physicians Health Program, NC Veterinary Health ProgramJoseph Jordan, PhD, CEO, NC Physicians Health Program, NC Veterinary Health Program

Dr. Joseph Jordan, Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina Physicians Health Program, has 25+ years experience in working with persons experiencing substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

He has worked in long-term residential programs and coordinated both adolescent inpatient dual diagnosis and adult and adolescent intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Prior to joining NCPHP, Dr. Jordan served as Ethics Officer and Director of Special Projects for a national credentialing board. Dr Jordan has previously served on state and national committees and boards devoted to the study, development, and refinement of substance abuse counseling practice.

 

 

 

 


David McCormick, MS, CVA, Veterinary Appraiser, Consultant & Broker, Simmons & AssociatesDavid McCormick, MS, CVA, Veterinary Appraiser, Consultant & Broker, Simmons & Associates

David McCormick, MS, CVA is an accredited business appraiser with over 20 years experience in veterinary practice valuation and sales transactions. He has been an instructor for AAHA's Veterinary Management School for over 10 years. Highly regarded national & International speaker at veterinary conferences on business valuation and financial management of veterinary practices. Author of numerous published veterinary articles and contributing author to a number of veterinary texts on business valuation and practice management.

Simmons Education Fund

Simmons & Associates


Dr. Michael A. Rossi, DVM, MNS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary DermatologyDr. Michael A. Rossi, DVM, MNS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Michael Rossi received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and his Master's degree in equine allergic airway disease from Louisiana State University. After completing a 3-year veterinary dermatology internship and residency with North Carolina State University and the Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado, he became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. He is Chief of Staff and Director of Clinical Studies at Coastal Veterinary Dermatology & Ear Clinic in Houston, Texas. He remains active in research while in a clinical setting and has been on the advisory board for both veterinary industrial and non-profit organizations.

Dr. Rossi has authored/co-authored several articles published in peer reviewed journals and has lectured on veterinary dermatology both nationally and internationally. He has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases of the skin, coat, ears and nails in animals and works closely with local zoological gardens and wildlife preserves.


 


 

On-Site Registration is Now Available!

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 November 20th, 2021 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $425.00 (before 11/20/2021)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $225.00 (before 11/20/2021)

   

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

MicroVet Diagnostics

MicroVet Diagnostics

ServiceVet Technologies

ServiceVet Technologies - QuickVet & QuickPACS

     

BCP Veterinary Pharmacy

Micro Vet Diagnostics

Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Science Inc

Pet Health Pharmacy

Pet Health Pharmacy

ServiceVet Technologies

Summus Medical Laser

Visbiome® Vet

 

 

     

 


 

On-Site Registration is Now Available!

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 November 20th, 2021 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $425.00 (before 11/20/2021)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $225.00 (before 11/20/2021)

   

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg Cookie

  • 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

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On-Site Registration is Now Available!

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 November 20th, 2021 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $425.00 (before 11/20/2021)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $225.00 (before 11/20/2021)

   

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.


 

On-Site Registration is Now Available!

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 November 20th, 2021 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $425.00 (before 11/20/2021)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $225.00 (before 11/20/2021)

   

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

 

Each conference provides at least 20 hours of LIVE IN PERSON continuing education