Early-Bird ticket prices until May 31

Schedule for Thursday, June 27

All continuing education sessions will be held in the Baytowne Conference Center adjacent the Grand Sandestin Hotel.

Keynote Presentation

Azalea Ballroom

Managing the Changing Risk in Your Veterinary Practice

by Don Riddick, Esq.

7 – 7:50 am


Magnolia C

Recognizing and Treating Asymptomatic Heart Disease

Current Strategies in the Treatment of Heart Failure

by Sandra Tou, DVM

9:20 – 11 am (2 hrs.)

Chronic Mitral Valve Disease-Complicated Complications

Recognizing and Treating Life-Threatening Arrhythmias

by Sandra Tou, DVM

11:20 am – 1 pm (2 hrs.)


Magnolia D

Sponsored by Nutramax

Diagnosis of Pancreatitis

Management of Pancreatitis

by Joerg Steiner, Dr.med.vet.

9:20 – 11 am (2 hrs.)

Cobalamin and Cobalamin Deficiency

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

by Joerg Steiner, Dr.med.vet.

11:20 am – 1 pm (2 hrs.)

Infectious Disease

Azalea II

Sponsored by IDEXX

The Unholy Trinity:  Hookworm, Whipworm and Roundworm

by Andy Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD

9:20 – 11 am (2 hrs.)

Cats Get Worms Too:  Intestinal Parasites in Cats

The Small Animal Parasite You Want to Forget But Should Not

by Andy Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD

11:20 am – 1 pm (2 hrs.)


Camellia II

“Hands Off” Neurology: Gait and Posture Hold the Keys

Managing the Difficult Epileptic Patient

by Sarah Moore, DVM, DACVIM

9:20 – 11 am (2 hrs.)

Once Seen, Never Forgotten:  Interesting Cases in Medical Neurology Part I

Once Seen, Never Forgotten:  Interesting Cases in Medical Neurology Part II

by Sarah Moore, DVM, DACVIM

11:20 am – 1 pm (2 hrs.)

Soft Tissue Surgery

Azalea I

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Feeding Tubes

by Penny Regier, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

9:20 am – 11:00 am

Acute Abdomen Cases

Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome

by Penny Regier, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA 

11:20 am – 1:00 pm

USDA Accreditation


Module 5 – Vesicular Disease

Module 9 – Interstate and International Health Certificates for Category 1 Animals

by Mel Stephens, DVM

8-8:45 am



Module 21 – Animals’ Fitness to Travel

Module 29 – Veterinary Feed Directive

by Mel Stephens, DVM

9:20-11:00 am


Azalea III

The John A. Smith Clinical Poultry Medicine Lecture

by Don Waltrip, DVM

8:00-8:45 am

Everyday Feeding of Broiler Breeder Pullets

by Chance Williams, PhD

8:45-9:15 am

An Unusual Case of Elevated Breeder Hen Mortality

by Michelle Stewart, DVM, MAM Candidate

9:45-10:00 am

Update on Salmonella Arizonae Cases from PDRC

by Karen Grogan, DVM, MAM, ACPV

10:00 – 10:15 am

History, Evolution and Control of  DMV/1639 Infectious Bronchitis Virus

by Brian Jordan, BS, PhD

10:15-10:45 am

An Alternative Approach for Gut Health Management

by John McCarty, PhD

10:45-11:00 am

Assessing the Humoral Immune Effect of Organic Humus in Broiler Chickens

by Andy Bishop, DVM

11:00-11:15 am

Alabama Laboratory Cases of Interest

by Tami Kelly, DVM

11:15 am-11:30 am

Recombinant Vaccines

by Ivan Alvarado, DVM

11:30 am – noon