Soft Tissue Surgery Seminar @ Unicoi State Park

Soft Tissue Surgery Seminar @ Unicoi State Park

+ LEAP CE with Betsy Choder, ESQ.!

OCTOBER 11, 2020
7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Provides 5 General CE Credits + 2 LEAP CE Credits



Unicoi State Park & Lodge

1788 GA-356, Helen, GA 30545
1-800-573-9659 (Hotel Reservations)

Registrants receive our special rate of $115.00 by using group code 09523!

All hotel reservations must be made on or before September 10.


Dr. Kevin Benjamino, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Benjamino is a board-certified veterinary surgeon at MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for Pets – Columbus where he has been part of the medical team since 2017. Prior to joining MedVet, Dr. Benjamino was on staff at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists – Orange Park, FL (2012-2017) and Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists – Houston, TX (2009-2012).
Dr. Benjamino attended Purdue University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree before going on to earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following his graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Benjamino completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Michigan Veterinary Specialists in Southfield, Michigan, as well as an internship in small animal surgery at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas. Additionally, Dr. Benjamino completed a three-year surgical residency at MedVet Columbus from 2006-2009, which led to his board certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2012.
While Dr. Benjamino maintains an interest in all aspects of small animal surgery, he is particularly passionate about orthopedic procedures as they pertain to minimally invasive procedures, fracture repair and joint related surgery. His soft tissue interests also lie in minimally invasive procedures, wound management/skin reconstruction and emergency surgical procedures. In addition to his clinical endeavors, Dr. Benjamino is active in research opportunities/publications in both orthopedic and soft tissue topics.
Dr. Benjamino’s favorite part about being a veterinarian is having the opportunity to not only help patients, but also to improve the lives of their owners and families. When not caring for patients, Dr. Benjamino enjoys spending time with his family including his wife, daughter, three dogs and three cats.


7:00am – 7:30am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30am – 9:10am: COMING SOON
9:10am – 9:30am: Break
9:30am – 11:10am: COMING SOON
11:10am – 12:20pm: Break
12:20pm – 1:10pm: COMING SOON
1:10pm – 1:30pm: Break
1:30pm – 3:30pm: LEAP CE: Legal & Ethical Considerations of CBD Oil in Veterinary Medicine with Betsy Choder, BS, MS, JD


(On or Before 9-10/After 9-10)

Hospital MemberIndividual Member Non-Member
Full Session$150$275/$325$325/$375
LEAP CE Only$0$0$250


A thousand acres of wilderness situated between charming mountain towns will delight you, area festivities will lure you and natural wonders will astonish you. Come visit us at Unicoi State Park and Lodge and experience the fun the North Georgia Mountains can offer. Nearby alpine Helen is host to great shopping, restaurants and annual events such as Oktoberfest. Neighboring Anna Ruby Falls dazzles with double waterfalls and local history. Explore our vast wilderness trails and fish in Georgia’s most famous trout streams, then relax and enjoy the sounds and sites of Mother Nature’s best work.

Visitors to Unicoi State Park and Lodge have always enjoyed the expansiveness of the wilderness surrounding the Georgia state parks, from our hiking/biking trails and the ever-popular Unicoi Lake. Fishermen have always known that our cool mountain streams are a haven for large quantities of bream and mountain trout. Now, our Georgia adventure activities are even more abundant at Unicoi State Park and Lodge. Learn to paddleboard on Unicoi Lake, try your hand at 3-D archery or take a level one fly fishing class. We have all the great fun you expect from Unicoi State Park and Lodge and so much more.


Archery & Air Gun Range

The Unicoi State Park Archery & Air Gun Range is a shooting facility that is set up for static archery target practice, 3-D archery target practice and air gun rifle target practice. All three areas of the range are considered ADA Accessible. Starting at $25 per person

GPS Scavenger Hunt

If you love exploring, you will love the scavenger hunt. This is truly fun for all ages and teaches exploration and navigation skills. Starting at $15 per device

Mountain Biking

Bring your mountain bike and experience our Mountain Bike Trail near Smith Creek. Our trail is considered intermediate in difficulty. Starting at $5 per person

Fly Fishing

Take a Level 1 fly-fishing course, learn the basic of putting the real together and casting. This is a land-based class for beginners. Starting at $25 per person

Kayaking (Limited kayaks available)

Get closer to the fish and closer to the water with our unique Guided Kayaking Class. Our guided Kayaking Class is a great way to see the lake and learn the history of Unicoi and the surrounding area. Starting at $10 per person

Zip Line Adventure Tour

Zip through the canopy with our canopy rangers. The adventure is amazing for the beginner and experienced thrill seeker. The adventure allows you to experience views of the lake and wildlife from a whole new vantage point. Starting at $59 per person