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Lindsay Howard

Katrina Lafferty

 Kristin Spring 


Heidi Reuss-Lamky

 Susan Burns

 Brenda Feller

Kristin Cooley

 Kim Spelts



Join us in Niagara Falls, ON for the 37th annual OAVT Conference!

The 2015 Conference promises to offer opportunities to connect with over 30 speakers speaking on topics from 19 different tracks and connect with over 80 sponsors representing all aspects of the veterinary field.
If you work in the veterinary profession, this two-day conference is not one to miss!

Lori Dressel, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia)

Will present lectures at the 2015 Western Veterinary Conference

Fundamentals of Small Animal Anesthesia Module 1

Instructors:      Darci Palmer, BS, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
                          Brenda Feller, CVT, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
                          Lee Palmer, DVM, MS, DACVECC

Course Open: February 26, 2015-April 5, 2015 
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Thursdays,March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2015; 9:00pm-11:00pm ET (USA)

This intermediate course is focused towards the veterinary technician who routinely deals with anesthesia case management. Veterinarians are highly encouraged to enroll with their veterinary technicians to work as a team in anesthesia. Module 1 is a prerequisite for Module 2 to help ensure a complete understanding of the basic principles of anesthesia before learning how to develop an anesthesia protocol. These modules are approved CE for those applicants applying for their VTS (Anesthesia). This course is RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. (RACE program #22-12449)

CE Credits: 8

Tuition: $160 ($144 early bird special if enrolled by February 12, 2015)
*Enroll in both modules by March 5, 2015 and receive a 15% discount off the original course price.
Module 2 information:

University of Florida
Veterinary Technician
Internship Program

Gainesville Florida


Brenda Feller, CVT, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia)

VSPN CE Course TECH238-0514: Tame That Cat! Get a Better Handle on Feline Anesthesia


Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anes) and (CP - Exotics)

VSPN CE Course TECH237-0314: Anesthesia for the Reptile Patient


This is a comprehensive class that covers rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, sugar gliders and hedge hogs. We do cover some anesthetic techniques as well. This is a case based class and is RACE approved. It is on-demand so you go at your own pace. 

Wine Tasting, Hiking, Biking and CE in Sunny Santa Barbara: We are thrilled to be returning to one of our favorite locations for CE - this costal hidden gem nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains is home to some of California's best wineries and a Mediterranean climate and way of life. This conference October 22-25, 2015 will feature 15 hours of CE in Small Animal Opthalmology, Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine by Drs. Marie Kerl (DACVIM, DACVECC), Elizabeth Giuliano (DACVO) and Megan Seekins (DACVECC). There will be optional group outings on bike and for wine tasting. Full details at

Special Continuing Education Conference and Road Biking Winter Training Camp in Tucson, Arizona January 26-31 2016. With its perfect temperatures and varied terrain, Tucson is the ultimate winter cycling destination, and Cycling House can ensure an unforgettable training experience while Vet Lectures provides world-class CE in this incredible place. In this laid back and fun location, it is easy for you to focus on training and learning and relaxing for a week. Healthy meals are prepared by an on-site chef and are all included with your registration. After morning CE each day we will ride the epic roads of Tucson together with our guides and a support van never far away.

This conference will take place January 26-31 2016 and will feature 15 hours of RACE-approved CE in Small Animal Opthalmology and Cardiology. Non-veterinary partners and friends are welcome. Full details at

CE in Paradise: Picture if you will sunshine, warm clean water, kayaking, white sand beaches, stand-up paddle boarding, unbeatable tacos, mountain biking and World-Class Continuing Education......Now picture that in February. We will make a triumphant return to our winter home on the Sea of Cortez for 6 days and 5 nights of all-inclusive seaside Continuing Education. All lectures will be new for 2016. This is a small group meeting and limited to 16 attendees. Feb 13-18, 2016Full details at

Continuing Education amidst Zion National Park! Vet Lectures and The International Union of Veterinary Cyclists are hosting 15 hours of RACE-approved CE March 24-27, 2016 amidst the stunning beauty of Zion National Park. The speakers are top lecturers in small animal dentistry and oncology. Talks will take place at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Springdale,Utah - less than a mile from the entrance of Zion National Park. The schedule will allow ample opportunity for you to get out and hike, road and mountain bike and generally enjoy the natural beauty of the national park. Non-veterinary partners and friends are welcome.

Complete info and registration can be found at or by calling (773) CE4-VETS.