GVMA Traveling CE:  Exotics—Backyard Poultry, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and More!

Provides 7 Medical CE Credits (Don’t forget that 2022 is license renewal year! GA veterinarians must complete 30 hrs. of CE to renew, technicians must complete 15 hrs.)
Exotics CE
Sunday, January 23, 2022
8:30 am – 3:20 pm

Macon Marriott City Center
240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217

Call 478-621-5300 or 1-800-228-9290 and let them know you are with the GVMA to get our special rate of $129! ACT FAST—DISCOUNT RATE EXTENDED TO 1/19!



Cheryl Greenacre, DVM, DABVP

Dr. Cheryl Greenacre is ABVP boarded in Avian Medicine and Exotic Companion Mammal Medicine. She has been teaching avian and exotic animal medicine in academia for over 30 years. She is a Past-President of the AAV and editor of “Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery – A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners”.


7:30am – 8:00am: Check-in
8:00am – 9:40am:

  • Backyard Poultry Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases: Backyard poultry are very popular and they are presenting to veterinarians for basic as well as advanced care. People own chickens for a variety of reasons, either for companionship, to have fresh eggs for their own consumption, or small scale meat and egg production, and the level of care requested varies considerably. More municipalities allow urban and suburban chicken ownership. Avian practitioners are increasingly being asked to care for backyard poultry and are seeking practical information on husbandry, medicine, and surgery in order to provide state of the art medical care for their patients. The diseases and care of backyard flocks is different than that of commercial broilers, breeders or layers. An overview of the how to identify and treat some of the most commonly encountered infectious diseases of backyard poultry will be presented for the most common respiratory diseases and lameness in poultry.

9:40am – 10:00am: Break
10:00am – 11:40am:

  • ECM Radiographs: Various common and not so common diseases of Exotic Companion Mammals (ECM) can be diagnosed, or at least be a part of a definitive diagnosis, by using radiography. Understanding proper technique, positioning, anatomy and diseases of ECM’s, as well as thoroughly examining the radiograph in a systematic manner, are all part of arriving at a diagnosis.

11:40am – 12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm – 2:10pm:

  • Rabbit and Guinea Pig Medicine/Surgery: Most of our general medicine principles for large and small animals apply to rabbits and guinea pigs, with a few exceptions usually due to size, anatomy and physiology. Medical information available on rabbits and guinea pigs can be found in veterinary companion animal venues and also in the laboratory animal literature. A compilation of pertinent information from the available literature for practical use in the companion rabbit and guinea pig will be covered.

2:30pm – 3:20pm:

  • Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease and Other Emerging Diseases of Exotic Animals: Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD), also known as RHDV-2, is a highly contagious foreign animal disease caused by a calicvirus that is associated with near 100% mortality in both wild (Sylvilagus spp.) and domestic (Oryctolagus cuniculus) rabbits. Epistaxis and death are the hallmarks of RHD. The disease is now spreading in the US in both the wild and domestic rabbit populations. A safe and efficacious vaccine to protect rabbits in Europe has existed for years, but is only available in the US on a state-by-state basis.  The history and current outbreak of RHDV-2 will be covered.


Macon Marriott City Center
240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217


Book Your Room Online or Call 478-621-5300 or 1-800-228-9290 and let them know you are with the GVMA to get our special rate of $129!



Date of RegistrationPremier Members Individual Members Non-Members
On or Before January 12$175$295$375
After January 12$175$345$425