WVC Hits Road Again for Vet Education

Western Veterinary Conference, after honoring numerous veterinarians in Las Vegas, will hold CE classes in two more cities.

Dr. Randall G. Ezell, right, receives the WVC Distinguished Service Award from Dr. George Dyck, WVC’s immediate past president.

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Western Veterinary Conference will continue its eastward trek in 2015 with continuing education classes moving into Salt Lake City and Memphis, Tenn.

The On the Road series kicked off in 2014 with stops in Oklahoma City and Indianapolis. Both cities will get return engagements this year.

“As WVC continues to expand its year-round programming, we’ve identified key markets to bring quality veterinary continuing education programs closer to home,” said David Little, CEO of WVC.

Altogether, the first two classes attracted more than 100 veterinarians, who earned six CE credits each during one-day classes on either small animal dermatology or small animal gastroenterology.

The 2015 schedule, topics and presenters are:

  • April 25: Oklahoma City, “Practical Surgery Tips,” Daniel Smeak, DVM, Dipl. ACVS.
  • May 2: Memphis, “Small Animal Gastroenterology,” Michael S. Leib, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM.
  • Aug. 22: Salt Lake City, “Updates in Canine and Feline Gastroenterology,” Todd Tams, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM.
  • Oct. 24: Indianapolis, “Small Animal Dermatology,” James Noxon, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM.

Advance registration costs $90 and is available at www.wvc.org/ontheroad.

WVC’s biggest get-together is its annual conference in Las Vegas. The 87th meeting drew an estimated 14,000 attendees to Mandalay Bay Convention Center in mid-February.

Several veterinary professionals were honored during a reception Feb. 16.

Randall G. Ezell, DVM, received the WVC Distinguished Service Award, and David Twedt, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, was presented with the WVC Meritorious Service Award.

Special Recognition Awards went to Ann Johnson, DVM; Joe Dedrickson, DVM; Edward Johnson, DVM; Thomas Reece, DVM; and Walter R. Threlfall, DVM.

WVC’s 88th annual conference will take place March 6 to 10, 2016.

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