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Veterinary Association Management

Continuing Education for the Veterinary Profession

25th Annual Colonial Veterinary ConferenceColonial Veterinary Conference

December 2 - 5, 2020

Providing LIVE IN PERSON Continuing Education

2020 has been a challenging year 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 this crazy year.

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 we will be hosting several 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 Ralph Lee’s Great Smokies show in Asheville, NC November 18-22 and the Colonial Veterinary Conference December 2-6 in Williamsburg, VA 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

All attendees, speakers and exhibitors are required to wear masks for the duration of the conference. Employees are also 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

"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

David Bradley, DVM, FASLMS, Sponsored by Summus Medical Laser

Ralph Harvey, DVM, MS, DACVAA

John Thomason, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM

Peter Trevor DVM, BVSc, MS, MRCVS, DACVS, DECVS

 


 

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 2nd, 2020 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $400.00 (before 11/2/2020)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $200.00 (before 11/2/2020)

   

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 Illumination

Thursday, December 3, 2020

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


Peter Trevor DVM, BVSc, MS, MRCVS, DACVS, DECVS

See Topics

8-9:30am (1.5 hrs) : Wound management

10am-12pm (2.0 hrs) : Surgical management of soft tissue sarcoma

1-2:30pm (1.5 hrs) : Soft tissue reconstructive surgical techniques

3-5pm (2.0 hrs) : An update on upper airway surgery

 

 

Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand Illumination

 Friday, December 4, 2020

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


David Bradley, DVM, FASLMS

Sponsored by Summus Medical Laser

8-9am

Laser Therapy Simplified: A quick review of Novel Conditions, Don't forget the eyes or lungs, the bladder, the pancreas!


John Thomason, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM

See Topics

9 - 10am : Chronic Diarrhea Workup on a Budget

10 - 11am : Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnosis & Treatment

11am - 12pm: Gastrointestinal Therapies: When & What

12 - 1pm : Lunch

1 - 2pm : Diagnosing IMHA: Immune-Mediated vs. Infectious

2 - 3pm : Treating IMHA: Immunosuppressive Therapy

3 - 4pm : Treating IMHA: Anticoagulant Therapy

4 - 5pm : Treating IMHA: Transfusion Medicine & Supportive Care


Colonial Veterinary Conference - Grand IlluminationSaturday, December 5, 2020

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

Continental Breakfast 7am, Exhibit area

Refreshment Breaks, Exhibit area

12 pm Lunch on your own

 

 

Speaker

Time/Room

Topic


Ralph Harvey, DVM, MS, DACVAA

8:30-10am

10:30-11:30am

1-2:30pm

3-4:30pm

Reducing Fear, Anxiety and Stress in Anesthesia Benefits Everyone

Senior Pet Anesthesia & Peri-Operative Management: Not Too Old

How Can We Help, Unless We Know How They Hurt? – Assessing Acute and Chronic Pain

A Revolution in Anesthetic Techniques: More Locals, Less Opioids, Lower Inhalants


* Times and Presenters Subject to change

** Due to COVID 19 restrictions, there will be no conference lunches or reception. Continental Breakfast and Breaks will be minimal.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

-On-Site Registration begins on Wednesday, December 2nd 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 2nd, 2020 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $400.00 (before 11/2/2020)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $200.00 (before 11/2/2020)

   

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

Speaker Bios...


Ralph Harvey, DVM, MS, DACVAA and JuneRalph Harvey, DVM, MS, DACVAA

Dr. Ralph Harvey is certified as a specialist by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. He works as a consultant in practice and industry promoting best medicine, including Fear Free practices, and new advances in patient care. He is Chair of the Veterinary Advisory Board for the BioTraceIT Corporation, with a focus on the objective assessment of pain. He retired from the faculty of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, where he taught anesthesia, pain management, and related topics for 33 years. Dr. Harvey also serves the community as a member of the Boards of Directors for the Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association and for the Humane Society, Tennessee Valley.

 

 

 

 


John Thomason, DVM, MS, DACVIMJohn Thomason, DVM, MS, DACVIM

John Thomason is an associate professor of small animal internal medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University (MSU). He received his DVM in 2006 from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and earned his M.S. in Veterinary Medicine in 2012 from Mississippi State University. He completed his residency in small animal internal medicine at Mississippi State University prior to joining the faculty in 2010. Dr. Thomason’s research interests are in the field of hematology and hemostasis, and was a member of the CURATIVE Consensus group for refining and monitoring antithrombotic therapies.

Contact Information: John Thomason

Associate Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine

College of Veterinary Medicine

Mississippi State University

240 Wise Center Drive, PO Box 6100, Mississippi State, MS 39762

Phone: (662) 325-1351

Fax: (662) 325-4596

Email: thomason@cvm.msstate.edu


Peter Trevor DVM, BVSc, MS, MRCVS, DACVS, DECVSPeter Trevor DVM, BVSc, MS, MRCVS, DACVS, DECVS

Dr. Trevor received his Veterinary Degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, a Masters degree at Virginia Tech, completed an Internship at Texas A & M, and did his Surgical Residency at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

 

He is a member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, American Veterinary Medical Association, Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, Society for Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery, Veterinary Othopedic Society and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

 

Dr. Trevor's professional interests include all aspects of orthopedic, soft tissue and neurologic surgery, including ligament reconstruction, total hip replacement, and plastic and reconstructive surgery. Born and raised in central and southern Africa, he spends his spare time farming and raising Red Angus cattle.

 


 

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 2nd, 2020 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $400.00 (before 11/2/2020)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $200.00 (before 11/2/2020)

   

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

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 2nd, 2020 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $400.00 (before 11/2/2020)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $200.00 (before 11/2/2020)

   

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg Pool          DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg Business Center

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

Doubletree by Hilton Williamsburg Area

For Hotel Reservations:

Room rates start at $159 + tax (King or 2 Double rooms) guaranteed until November 18 and can be made by calling the Doubletree directly at 1-800-222-8733, mention Colonial Veterinary Conference.


 

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 2nd, 2020 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $400.00 (before 11/2/2020)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $200.00 (before 11/2/2020)

   

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 2nd, 2020 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount!

Veterinarians $400.00 (before 11/2/2020)

Technician, Receptionists, Support Staff $200.00 (before 11/2/2020)

   

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

 

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