OCTOBER 15 – 17   •   ALPHARETTA, GA   •   EARN 21 CE HRS

Connect ⋅ Learn ⋅ Grow

Come join your fellow veterinarians, technicians, students, practice managers and veterinary staff as the top experts in our profession discuss the latest insights and applications related to your field.
Earn up to 21 hours of CE!

Location

THE HOTEL AT AVALON

9000 Avalon Blvd
Alpharetta, GA 30009
678.722.3600

Book by Tuesday 9/21 to get our special nightly rate of $149!

Our block rate is now full.

Special nightly rate of $149 ends Tuesday 9/21 – Hurry and book now!

The Animal Law Symposium is now part of VetSouth!

Friday – Saturday

Featured Topics Include:

  • Animal Cruelty MVPs: How Veterinarians and Vet Techs Can Make or Break Cruelty Cases and Tips on How to Develop and Work With Your Local Animal Cruelty Prosecution Team; Learn team building, identifying who to report to, learning about local ordinances to know what is or is not unlawful in a given jurisdiction on top of state law. – Presented by Sherrie L. Hines, Assistant Attorney, Athens-Clarke County Attorney’s Office
  • Inside the Courtroom on an Animal Case from a Judge’s Perspective, What to Expect and Why Your Participation is Crucial in Seeking Justice – Presented by The Honorable Carla Brown, State Court Judge, Gwinnett County
  • Veterinarians and Vet Tech Roles in Animal Cruelty Cases – Presented by Claudine Wilkins, Attorney and Animal Law Expert, Founder of The Animal Protection Society and Animal Law Source & Cindy Wieman, President of Georgia Animal Control Association, Director of Newton County Animal Services

Rabies Titer Clinic

Sunday, October 17

Appointments available between 9 AM – 3 PM

Need Your Rabies Titer Checked? You can take care of that while you’re at VetSouth! The cost is $50 for GVMA Premier Members, $75 for Individual Members and $100 for non-members. The GVMA will email your results directly to you from Atlanta Health Associates and appointments will only take 5 minutes of your time. If you would like other personnel at your clinic to be checked, they don’t have to be registered for VetSouth to sign up for an appointment. This event is open to anyone wishing to receive their Rabies Titer Test (by appointment only). Book below!

Can’t Miss Sessions

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

7-hour VHMA Approved course ID 21-73

Friday starting @ 7:30 AM

Join Eric Garcia for these need-to-see sessions that will tackle issues such as “How to Stand out in an Increasingly Competitive Marketplace”, “How to Engage Cat Owners in Life-Long Care”, “How to Handle Online Haters, Bullies, and More” & “Using Technology to Meet Client Expectations in Today’s World”.

WOUND MANAGEMENT

Friday starting @ 7:30 AM

Join Dr. Mandy Wallace for an in-depth review of Initial Wound Triage & Bandaging, an Update on New Topical Wound Products,  Surgical Options for Wound Closure, Management of Burn Wounds, Non-Healing Wounds, and Other Challenging Wound Cases and An Interactive Walk Through Challenging Would Management Cases.

NEPHROLOGY/UROLOGY

Sunday starting @ 8:00 AM

Join Dr. Andrew Specht for an in-depth look at recognizing the problems and avoiding common mistakes, what else should you know about chronic kidney disease, What you need to know about proteinuria in dogs and cats, How to deal with persistent or recurrent UTIs, What we know about managing FIC, what to do with the really challenging urolith cases and what’s new in nephrology.

GVMA Mobile App

The GVMA app has everything you need to make your conference easier.

Whether you want to:

  • create your own agenda
  • contact another registrant
  • find a vendor
  • find a map of the hotel
  • view meeting proceedings
  • Members: This app provides easy access to your GVMA Membership information, so don’t un-install it!

Download the app through the buttons below!

Speakers

Michael Aherne

MVB, MS, MANZCVS, DACVIM

Clinical Assistant Professor,
University of Florida

Byron Blagburn

MS, PhD

Distinguished University Professor,
Auburn University

Kara Burns

MS, M.Ed, LVT, VTS, VTS-H

Founder & President,
Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians

Brent Credille

DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Associate Professor,
University of Georgia

Shelter Medicine Veterinarian

Professional Speaker, IT & Digital Marketing Consultant

Jana Gordon

DVM, DACVIM

Clinical Associate Professor,
Oregon State University

Barron Hall

DVM, FAVD, DAVDC

Owner,
Animal Dental Clinic

Michael Rossi

DVM, MNS, DACVD

Owner,
Coastal Veterinary Dermatology & Ear Clinic

Lynne Seibert

DVM, MS, PhD, DACVB

Owner & Veterinarian,
Veterinary Behavior Consultants

Laura Smallwood

DVM, DACVIM, RYT-200

Laura Jean Smallwood, LLC
Veterinary Workplace Mindfulness

Andrew Specht

DVM, DACVIM-SAIM

Clinical Professor,
University of Florida

Mandy Wallace

DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

Assistant Professor,
University of Georgia

Heather Wamsley

DVM, PhD, DACVP

Veterinary Clinical Pathologist,
ANTECH Diagnostics

Claudine Wilkins

JD, MELP

Attorney, Animal Law Expert & Founder,
The Animal Protection Society & Animal Law Source

Manager, Companion Animal/Equine Section,
Georgia Dept. of Agriculture

Don Riddick

BA, JD

Chief Legal Officer,
Featurespace

GVMA Legal Advisor

Betsy Choder

BS, MS, JD

Principal Attorney,
VetCousel, LLC

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Pricing & Discounts

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ATTENTION VENDORS:

Vendors are not permitted in the CE classrooms. Vendors that register for the conference will be cancelled.
For exhibit and sponsor opportunities click here.

Pricing & Discounts

Want the most “bang” for your buck? Choose “Full” registration!

2-hour, “LEAP CE-only” registration is also available through this form.

Veterinarians
Best Rates!
  • GVMA Premier Member Vets

  • $325.
    • 3-day Registration Rate
    • 2 Day Registration: $275
    • 1 Day Registration: $175
    • Guaranteed Rate. No increases. Period.

  • GVMA Individual Member Vets

  • $425through 10/01
    • 3-day Registration Rate
    • 2 Day Registration: $345
    • 1 Day Registration: $255
    • Rates increase after 10/01.

  • Non-Member Vets

  • $600through 10/01
    • 3-day Registration Rate
    • 2 Day Registration: $525
    • 1 Day Registration: $450
    • Want the member rate? You can join during registration! Rates increase after 10/01.

Support Staff

(Technicians, Practice Managers, Assistants, etc.)

  • GVMA Premier Members

  • $275.
    • 3-day Registration Rate
    • 2 Day Registration: $225
    • 1 Day Registration: $150

  • GVMA Individual Members*

  • $325.
    • 3-day Registration Rate
    • 2 Day Registration: $275
    • 1 Day Registration: $250

  • Non-Members

  • $400.
    • 3-day Registration Rate
    • 2 Day Registration: $350
    • 1 Day Registration: $300

NOTE: Staff registrations include admission to Tech & Practice Management Tracks Only. Upgrade to DVM tracks available at corresponding DVM rate.

*Individual Member staff receive discounted registration via special code – Contact our office at (678) 309-9800.

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