SEPTEMBER 25 – 27   •   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!

The Animal Law Symposium is now part of VetSouth!

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Location

THE HOTEL AT AVALON

9000 Avalon Blvd
Alpharetta, GA 30009
678.722.3600

Book by 9/8 to get our special nightly rate of $149!

Can’t Miss Sessions

The Animal Law Symposium is part of VetSouth this year!

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

CARDIOLOGY

Friday starting @ 7:30 AM

Join Dr. Henry Green for dynamic sessions that will cover topics like Approaches to The Syncopal Patient, Pericardial Disease, Arrhythmias + Therapy Options, and Approaches to Patients with Congenital Heart Disease.

NUTRITION

Saturday starting @ 8:00 AM

Join Dr. Sherry Sanderson for an in-depth review of proper implementation of weight loss programs, diet-associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy in dogs, and nutritional solutions to food allergies, atopy & more.
Featured Session: “The Evil By-Products, Gluten, Corn and other Grains. Is the Hate Based on Science or Clever Marketing?

SOFT TISSUE SURGERY

Sunday starting @ 8:00 AM

Join Dr. Randy Basinger for an in-depth look at managing severe foot injuries in dogs and cats, practical management of Maxillofacial Injuries in dogs and cats and insights on the decision to remove tumors via ellipse excision.

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

Randy Basinger

DVM, DACVS

Owner & Veterinarian,
VetSurg, LLC

State Court Judge,
Gwinnett County

Founder,
Canine Pet Rescue 501{c}(3)

Sheila Carrera-Justiz

DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Clinical Assistant Professor,
University of Florida CVM

Founder & Consultant,
Veterinary Consultation Services, LLC

Betsy Choder

BS, MS, JD

Principal Attorney,
VetCousel, LLC

Snake Expert & Founder,
Southeastern Reptile Rescue

Amanda Donnelly

DVM, MBA

Author & Consultant/Owner,
ALD Veterinary Consulting, LLC

Henry Green, III

DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Clinician,
Purdue University VTH

Sherri Hines

BA, JD

Assistant Attorney for Athens-Clarke County Attorney’s Office & Board President for Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter

Stephen Jones

MVB, MS, DACVS

Assistant Professor (Tenure), Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery,
Ohio State University CVM

Brad Matz

DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

Assistant Clinical Professor, Surgical Oncology,
Auburn University CVM

Andrew Moorhead

DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology)

Assistant Professor,
University of Georgia CVM

Executive Board Member,
American Heartworm Society

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

Don Riddick

BA, JD

Chief Legal Officer,
Featurespace

GVMA Legal Advisor

Sherry Sanderson

BS, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN

Associate Professor,
University of Georgia CVM

Jay Tischendorf

BS, DVM

Veterinarian, Wildlife Biologist & Zoonotic Disease Specialist

Venessa A. Sims

MEP, GA-CEM

Emergency Management Director,
Georgia Department of Agriculture

Director of Animal Newton County, President of Georgia Animal Control Association, Board Member of National Animal Care & Control Association

Claudine Wilkins

JD, MELP

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

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Pricing & Discounts

VENDORS

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

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 Preferred 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 9/8
    • 3-day Registration Rate
    • 2 Day Registration: $345
    • 1 Day Registration: $255
    • Rates increase after 9/8.

  • Non-Member Vets

  • $600through 9/8
    • 3-day Registration Rate
    • 2 Day Registration: $525
    • 1 Day Registration: $450
    • Want the member rate? You can join during registration! Rates increase after 9/8.

Support Staff

(Technicians, Practice Managers, Assistants, etc.)

  • GVMA Preferred 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
    • Want the member rate? Ask your clinics administrator about joining the GVMA!

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

*Individual Member support staff receive discounted registration via special code – Contact our office.

Sponsor & Exhibit

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