2019 Winter Conference

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Date: Saturday & Sunday, February 9-10, 2019

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST
Location: Gladys Valley Hall, UC Davis
CE Credit: Up to 16 hours

Webinar: A webinar option is available. The webinar will be live (Pacific Standard Time) and interactive; it will count for full CE credit. No recording will be available for viewing after the event. If you have never attended a Zoom webinar before, test your computer or mobile device here.

For more information on the FARM Club: Beef Producer/Cattle Improvement Symposium Track, visit the event website here.

Cost for the Event:
DVM (with CE credit): onsite = $495; webinar = $375
RVT/Vet Tech (with CE credit): onsite = $375; webinar = $275
Feline Dentistry Lab: $499
FARM Club | Beef Producer track only (no CE credit): onsite = $45; webinar = $40
Bee Keeping track only (no CE credit): onsite = $45; webinar = $40
Discount prices for general public, UC Davis employees and students are available for view at checkout.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED (full event registration link)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED (FARM Club | Beef Producer track only registration link)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED (Bee Keeping and Management track only registration link)

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Key Note Speaker: Dr. Stanley Marks
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Stanley Marks

Our two-day Winter Conference is back again this year! We are thrilled to have Stanley Marks, BVSc, PhD, DACVN, DACVIM provide two keynote note lectures for the canine medicine club track. Dr. Marks graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 1986 and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1987. He completed a small animal residency program at the University of Florida and an oncology residency program at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Marks earned his PhD in nutrition from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Marks is currently a Professor at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and is a world renowned expert in gastroenterology and dysphagia in dogs.

Other highlights for the two-day conference include:

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  • Dr. Boaz Arzi will provide lectures & feline dental laboratory (separate registration required for the lab)
  • Dr. Nina Mouledous will provide an insightful discussion on professional liability issues
  • Dr. Lance Visser will provide a session on cardiology clinical trials
  • Dr. Jamie Peyton has organized lectures dedicated to integrative medicine. She will also be discussing her investigations on the use of fish skins to heal burns. Here are two recent stories on Dr. Peyton' innovative treatment. Warning -- the following video does contain some graphic images of burns: https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/healing-animals-with-fish-skins. The second story is from CBS News: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pets-burned-in-californias-camp-fire-find-relief-in-fish-skin-treatments/.
  • The student FARM club will host their beef producer symposium. For more information on those sessions and to register for the beef producer/cattle improvement symposium, please click here.

We will also cover several other topics including:


  • Dermatology
  • Neurology
  • Livestock medicine
  • And even sessions on bees and bee keeping for anyone interested in the science of bees. Special general public pricing available for this session too!

Speakers for the Event:

  • Boaz Arzi, DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC
  • Colleen Beishbush
  • Jenna Burton DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
  • Rosie Busch, DVM
  • William Culp, VMD, DACVS
  • Mercedes De Paolo, DVM
  • Julie Dechant, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVECC
  • Sarah Depenbrock, DVM, MS, DACVIM
  • Peter Dickinson, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM (neurology)
  • Lauren Eichstadt Forsythe, PharmD, DICVP, FSVHP
  • Jeffrey Hall, DVM, PhD, DABVT
  • Brian Hardy, DVM, MS, DACVIM
  • Meera Heller, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
  • Andrea Lam, DVM, DACVD
  • Jennifer Larsen, DVM, PhD, DACVN
  • Terry Lehenbauer, DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM
  • Chai Fei Li, DVM, DACVIM (neurology)
  • Alyssa Louie, DVM, MPVM
  • John Madigan, DVM, MS DACVIM, DACAW
  • Gabriele Maier, DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM
  • Stanley Marks, BVsC, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN
  • Bret McNabb, DVM, MPVM, DACT, DABVP
  • Frank Mitloehner, PhD
  • Nina Mouledous, DVM
  • Elina Lastro Nino, PhD
  • Justin Oldfield, BA
  • Catherine Outerbridge, DVM, DACVIM, DACVD
  • Jamie Peyton, DVM, DACVCC
  • Robert Poppenga, DVM, PhD, DABVT
  • Joan Dean Rowe, DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM
  • Fauna Smith, DVM, DACVIM
  • Christine Toedebusch, DVM, PhD
  • Lance Visser, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)
  • Jodi Westropp, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
In accordance with University policy and copyright law, the University prohibits distributing and/or posting on the internet any content from this conference/symposium/session without the explicit permission of the instructor.

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