Early-Bird ticket prices until June 2nd

Conference Highlights


Opening Reception

5 – 6:30 pm – Location TBD

Free for all registrants



7 am – Location TBD

The Veterinary Feed Directive – Antimicrobial resistance and veterinary medicine

New this year – Yoga!

1:30 – 2:30 pm – Location TBD

Easy Flow Yoga with Stevan!
This class combines creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration; and is appropriate for all levels. As a yoga teacher, Stevan Novakovich is known for his authenticity, inclusive teaching style and his compassion-centered philosophy. This year at ECVC, schedule some -“me-time” to stretch, breathe, and rejuvenate. Thursday and Friday at 1:30 pm.
$20 per session.

New this year – Painted Pet Party

3-6 pm – Camellia I

Create a masterful painted likeness of your furry friend, with help from professional animal painter April Murphy from AEM Gallery in Houston, TX. Think of it as a paint by number but with your own pet on the canvas. No talent necessary! Create a painting you are proud to hang on your wall. All supplies are included, just bring yourself and have fun.
Thursday-Family friendly – $65
Friday-Adults (wine/beer) – $75

Sponsored by:

New this year – Othopedic Labs

Baytowne Conference Center

featuring Caleb Hudson, DVM, DACVS
Additional cost $500 per lab

8 am – noon

  • CrCL Disease & Diagnosis
  • Isometric CrCL Repair—Concept and Technique
  • Laboratory 1: Isometric CrCL Repair—Plastic Bone
  • MPL Disease—Etiology & Treatment Options
  • Laboratory 2: MPL Repair (TTT, Wedge Recession, and Patellar Sling Suture—Plastic Bone

1 – 5 pm

  • Introduction to Locking Plate Systems
  • Direct Fracture Reduction & Stabilization
  • Laboratory 1: Distal Radius fx Repair—Plastic Bone
  • Indirect Fracture Reduction & Stabilization
  • Laboratory 2: Comminuted Femur fx, Plate Rod Construct—Plastic Bone


Spouses Meet and Greet Breakfast

9 am – Oak Boardroom

A continental breakfast for the spouses of registrants. All spouses and significant others are invited to attend. Cost $10 per person.

Golf Outing

1:30 – 5 pm – Baytowne Golf Course

Join your colleagues and save on greens fees on Thursday afternoon while you play 18 holes on Baytowne Golf Course, one of the Southeast’s finest. Match play begins at 1:30 pm.

Be sure to thank the sponsors at each hole. Thanks to the generosity of our exhibitors golfers will save more than $100 off of previous year’s price.

Cost $60.

Putt-Putt Golf

1:30 pm – Dunes Putting Course – beachside

ECVC attendees can swing over to the Dunes Putting Course to enjoy an afternoon of putt-putt mini golf. This is fun for all  ages and is only $10.

Tennis Tournament

2 pm – Marina Center Courts

Join other registrants for a friendly tournament at the Marina Center Courts. Best of all, the tournament is only $10!

Painted Pet Party (adults only)

4:30 pm – location TBD

ECVC attendees can enjoy nibbles and libations while creating a work of art in honor of their four-legged friend with the artist of AEM Gallery, April Murphy. You don’t need to be an artist to join in – April will be there to help and make sure you end up with a painting you are proud to hang on your wall. Cost $75 per person.


Mindful Veterinary Practice

Location TBD

Mindful Veterinary Practice:  Re-kindling the Joy of Veterinary Medicine

If you envision what first drew you to veterinary medicine as a career, how does your present day working life compare with that vision?  Has stress begun to erode the joy you experienced when you first chose this as your life’s work?  Join Stevan Novakovich and Laura Smallwood for this inspirational afternoon session where you will learn how Mindfulness and Meditation can help you combat personal and professional stress; and live a more fulfilling, engaged and wholehearted life.
Saturday – 1:30 – 3:30

Alumni Receptions

See below for times and locations

On Saturday evening the following colleges of veterinary medicine will host alumni receptions.

Auburn (5 pm at Lumpy’s in Baytowne)
Georgia (5 pm at Rum Runners in Baytowne)
Florida (5:30 pm at Hammerheads in Baytowne)
Tuskegee (5 pm at Acme Oyster Bar in Baytowne)


Fellowship Breakfast

7 – 8 am – Location TBD

All ECVC registrants, their family and guests are invited for a time of fellowship, sharing and inspiration.
Cost: FREE

Hosted by Christian Veterinary Mission