The Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) announced the 2011 continuing educators of the year, as selected by conference attendees.
The 2011 conference took place Feb. 20 through 24 in Las Vegas and set a WVC record with nearly 15,000 attendees. More than 6,000 registered attendants were veterinarians and more than 1,500 were veterinary technicians. Hundreds of practice managers and several thousand other attendees directly linked to the animal health industry were also present.
According to WVC, the selected veterinary professionals “exemplify talent and commitment that ensure the continuing education (CE) experience at WVC remains one of the finest in the world.”
• Avian & Exotics
Teresa Lightfoot, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian)
Florida Veterinary Specialists
James T. Blackford, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS
University of Tennessee
• Food Animal
Geoffrey W. Smith, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM (LAIM)
North Carolina State University
• Practice Management
Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM
National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues (NCVEI)
• Small Animal
David S. Biller, DVM, Dipl. ACVR
Kansas State University
• Technician Speaker
Kim Spelts, CVT, VTS, CCMT, CCRP
Peak Performance Veterinary Group
Colorado Springs, Colo.
The 2012 WVC will take place Feb. 19 through 23 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, where more than 598 CE hours will be available. Early registration is currently taking place. The event’s program will be available online July 1. Visit WVC.org for more information.