OCT 1 – 2   •   LaGrange, GA   •   14 HOURS OF CE 

Join us for an intensive weekend at Great Wolf!

Two Great Events – Separate but Together!

The GVMA is hosting 2 events at the Great Wolf Lodge on Saturday, October 1—one is a Pharmacology Intensive and the other is an Infectious Disease Intensive (that will continue on Sunday, October 2). You can register to attend Saturday only, where you may attend any of the 7 hours of Pharmacology and Infectious Disease sessions, register for Sunday 0nly, for 7 hours of Infectious Disease sessions or register for the full weekend where you’ll attend a combination of both and earn up to 14 hours of CE!

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Great Wolf Lodge
150 Tom Hall Parkway
LaGrange, GA 30240

Registrants receive our special nightly rate of $124.00.

*All reservations should be made on or before August 30, 2022.

Each deluxe room has 2 queen beds and a sleeper sofa (can accommodate up to 5 people) and INCLUDES YOUR PASS TO THE INDOOR WATER PARK.


Saturday (Pharmacology & Infectious Disease Intensives)

  • 7:30 am – 3:20 pm |  Registration
  • 8:00 am – 9:40 am  |  Pharmacology: Application and Misapplication of Antimicrobial Principles in Practice/Antimicrobial Resistance as We Understand It Today
  • 8:00 am – 9:40 am  |  Infectious Disease: Canine Vaccines & Vaccination
  • 9:40 am – 10:00 am |  Break
  • 10:00 am – 11:40 am |  Pharmacology: Understanding of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) and a Drug-by-Drug Discussion of How AST May Be Used
  • 10:00 am – 11:40 am |  Infectious Disease: Feline Vaccines & Vaccination
  • 11:40 am – 12:30 pm |  Lunch
  • 12:30 pm – 2:10 pm |  Pharmacology: The Use of Antimicrobials and Ancillary Therapy in the Treatment and Control of Anaplasmosis, Bovine Respiratory Disease, Musculoskeletal Disease, CNS Disease, and Enteric Disease
  • 12:30 pm – 2:10 pm |  Infectious Disease: Non-Core Vaccines – Going Beyond the Protocol
  • 2:10 pm – 2:30 pm  |  Break
  • 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm  |  Pharmacology Regulations: extralabel use, upcoming changes, and VFDs
  • 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm  |  Infectious Disease: Antibody Testing – Applications in Clinical Practice

Sunday (Infectious Disease Intensive)

  • 7:30 am – 3:20 pm |  Registration
  • 7:30 am – 9:40 am  | Rabies Awareness Challenge: The “Must Know” Issues in Georgia
  • 9:40 am – 10:00 am  |  Break
  • 10:00 am – 11:40 am  | Feline Infectious Disease: FeLVIFIV and FIP
  • 11:40 am – 12:30 pm  |  Lunch
  • 12:30 pm – 2:10 pm  | Feline Infectious Disease: Viral Upper Respiratory Disease
  • 2:10 pm – 2:30 pm  | Break
  • 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm  | Zoonoses: How Real the Threat?

Michael Apley, DVM, PhD (Pharmacology), DACVCP

Pharmacology Instructor

Dr. Apley is a veterinarian with a PhD in physiology (pharmacology).  He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology.  His practice background includes general practice in central Kansas and a feedlot consulting/contract research practice based in Colorado.  Dr. Apley was on the College of Veterinary Medicine faculty at Iowa State University for 9 years through 2005.  He is currently a professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Kansas State University.  Dr. Apley works with veterinarians and producers throughout the United States concerning the use of drugs in food animals and also in the area of beef cattle health with an emphasis on feedlots.

Dr. Apley teaches in the beef production medicine, large animal medicine, clinical pharmacology and pharmacology courses.  His research interests include infectious disease, antibiotic efficacy and resistance, antibiotic stewardship, drug residues, and applications of drugs in food animals. In 2022, he and collaborators are finishing up 5-year study funded by the FDA which focused on quantifying antibiotic use in feedlots and dairies.


Infectious Disease Instructor

Dr. Richard Ford is Emeritus Professor of Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. A graduate of Ohio State University, Dr. Ford practiced small animal and equine medicine prior to completing the internal medicine residency at Michigan State University. He taught internal medicine at Purdue University and North Carolina State University.

He is Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is an honorary Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Dr. Ford is the Lead Editor of the AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines and a co-author on the AAFP Feline Vaccine Guidelines.

Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Ford spent 28 years with the US Air Force as a Biomedical Scientist. He retired from the USAF Reserve as a Brigadier General, where he was assigned to the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General at the Pentagon.

Pricing & Discounts

Saturday OR Sunday (7 Hours)

Special Rate
  • GVMA Premier Members

  • $175
  • GVMA Individual Members

  • $295
  • Rate increases to $345 after 08/30
  • Non Members

  • $375
  • Rate increases to $425 after 08/30

Saturday & Sunday (14 Hours)

Special Rate
  • GVMA Premier Members

  • $350
  • GVMA Individual Members

  • $590
  • Rate increases to $690 after 08/30
  • Non Members

  • $750
  • Rate increases to $850 after 08/30

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