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Two Great Conferences Have Joined Forces For One Fabulous Weekend!

9th Annual Winter Conference & 38th Annual WAAM/AEMC Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium

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Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023 & Sunday, February 26, 2023
Time: February 25, 2023 | 8:00 am - 5:30 pm (PDT)
February 26, 2023 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (PDT)
CE Credit: Up to 17 hours (pending approval)
Location: Hybrid: On-site and Live Interactive Webinar 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

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DEADLINE TO REGISTER

ONSITE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2023 at 5PM (PDT)
WEBINAR: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2023 at 5PM (PDT)

UC Davis SVM Employees: Special pricing available. Select SVM Employee when registering.

All lectures will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing to all registered attendees after the event.

Save $50, prices increase on January 25, 2023
  • On-Site Symposium Registration Prices
  • On-Site Symposium
    Registration Before January 25, 2023
    Registration January 25, 2023 and After
    Veterinarian $399 $449
    Registered Veterinary Technician $299 $349
    Veterinary Assistant/Hospital Staff (NO CE) $249 $299
    Veterinary or RVT Student Per Day or International Attendee (NO CE) $75 $75
    UCD SVM Veterinarian $349 $399
    UCD SVM Registered Veterinary Technician $249 $299
    UCD SVM Veterinary Assistant/Hospital Staff (NO CE) $199 $249
    UCD SVM Veterinary or RVT Student Per Day (NO CE) $25 $25
  • Webinar Symposium Registration Prices
  • Webinar Symposium
    Registration Before January 25, 2023 Registration January 25, 2023 and After
    Veterinarian $299 $349
    Registered Veterinary Technician $199 $249
    Veterinary Assistant/Hospital Staff (NO CE) $149 $199
    Veterinary or RVT Student Per Day or International Attendee (NO CE) $20 $20
    UCD SVM Veterinarian $249 $299
    UCD SVM Registered Veterinary Technician $148 $199
    UCD SVM Veterinary Assistant/Hospital Staff (NO CE) $99 $149
    UCD SVM Veterinary or RVT Student Per Day (NO CE) $15 $65

Program

The Center for Continuing Professional Education is proud to host both the 9th Annual Winter Conference and the 38th Annual WAAM/AEMC Wildlife and Exotic Animal Symposium together in one extraordinary weekend on February 25th - 26th, 2023. Conference registration provides attendees with access to the live-interactive webinars and conference proceedings. This year your registration fee will include access to all 3 tracks, breakfast and lunch will be provided. During the lunch break on Saturday, the WAAM and AEMC Clubs will be hosting a book signing. Our other exhibit vendors will also be present at the conference and are excited to meet the in-person attendees. Join us onsite or virtually for this symposium that will feature some amazing guest speakers and UC Davis faculty.

Douglas Mader

Our keynote address on Saturday will be presented by Douglas Mader, MS, DVM, DAVBP. Dr. Mader is a world-renowned veterinary specialist (canine/feline/reptiles/amphibians) and internationally acclaimed lecturer. He has published numerous scientific manuscripts and is the author/editor and co-editor of three textbooks on Reptile Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Mader is the recipient of the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service Award, the UC Davis SVM Alumni Achievement Award, and the Fred L. Frye Lifetime Achievement Award for Veterinary Medicine.

Austin Viall

Austin Viall, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVP is a new Associate Professor at UC Davis SVM. He obtained his veterinary degree at Washington State University and his MS and residency at Oregon State University. Dr. Viall joined the UC Davis faculty in 2022, after 8 years on the faculty at Iowa State University, where he was Director of the Clinical Pathology Laboratory and the Blood Bank. Dr. Viall will provide the latest insights on immune mediated disorders as well as practical information to get the most out of your in-house analyzers during the keynote address on Sunday.

In addition to these speakers, UCD faculty will present information on our latest veterinary clinical trials, including:

  • Oral squamous cell carcinoma in the cat
  • Preventing recurrent feline urethral obstructions
  • New approaches for FIP treatment …and many more!

For the 38th annual wildlife sessions, our speakers will provide cutting edge information on:

  • Current research in immobilization of African ungulates
  • Safe rescue and rehabilitation in marine wildlife
  • White nose syndrome in bats
  • Practical medicine of aquarium systems

For the 38th annual exotics session, lectures will include:

  • Reportable exotic animal diseases in CA
  • Avian orthopedics
  • Rodent ophthalmology
  • Triage of exotic emergencies

Join us on-site or online for up to 17 CE credits

Guest Speakers

  • Sue Chen, DVM, DABVP (Avian)
  • Dr. Sue Chen
    Dr. Chen is board certified in Avian Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practices and has trained at zoos and wildlife sanctuaries in Dallas, Seattle, and Australia. She is currently the department lead for the avian and exotics department at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Chen will discuss therapeutic contraindications and coelomic distension in birds.


     
  • Mark Drew, MS, DVM
  • Dr. Mark Drew
    Dr. Drew will present on the safe capture and immobilizations of North American ungulates and carnivores. Dr. Drew has taught in the Zoological Animal Section at both UC Davis and Texas A&M University and has been teaching chemical immobilization courses for the past 25 years. Dr. Drew is the owner of Wildlife Health Services, PLLC, providing veterinary consulting services and chemical immobilization training. 
     
  • Rebecca Duerr, DVM, MPVM, PhD
  • Dr. Rebecca Duerr
    Dr. Duerr will address the safe rescue and rehabilitation in avian wildlife. Dr. Duerr is the research and director at International Bird Rescue's two wildlife clinics in California. Dr. Duerr has co-edited and co-wrote several books and manuals on hand-wearing birds and wildlife medicine. 



     
  • Martin Haulena, DVM, MSc, DACZM, CertAqV
  • Dr. Martin Haulena
    Dr. Haulena is one of the world's leading experts in marine mammals and is actively involved in the preservation of endangered species. He is the head veterinarian at the Vancouver Aquarium Dr. Haulena will provide insight on the rescue and rehabilitation in marine wildlife.

     

Program Information

  • CE Certificates
  • ONSITE
    Attendance is recorded at the lobby check-in area when you arrive at the conference.
    You must check-in when you arrive with your first and last name and the email with which you registered for the conference in order for us to verify your attendance.
    Participants are responsible for determining if specific programs are accepted for CE credit by their State Licensing Board. 
    You will receive your CE certificate via email approximately 2 weeks after the event.

    WEBINAR
    Attendance is recorded through the Aventri Virtual Platform when you join a Zoom session.
    Participants are responsible for determining if specific programs are accepted for CE credit by their State Licensing Board.
    For those who attended the live webinar, you will receive your CE certificate via email approximately 2 weeks after the event.
  • Webinar Information
  • The webinar will be live (Pacific Standard Time) and interactive; it will count for full CE credit. Recording will be available for viewing after the event for 1 month. We will use the Aventri Virtual Platform to host the webinar and will integrate Zoom for the sessions. If you have never attended a Zoom webinar before, test your computer or mobile device here.
    You can watch the webinar on your computer. 
    Ensure your browser is up to date and that you enable your computer to allow Zoom to access to your speakers/mic for sound.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • A refund will be made, less a $30.00 processing fee, if the cancellation request is received two weeks before the program start date, otherwise, a refund will be made, less a $75.00 processing fee. All requests must be made in writing. Submit cancellation request via email to svmcontinuinged@ucdavis.edu. 
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