Recent Graduate Program*

Open to 2022, 2023, 2024 DVM graduates.

*Recent graduates are DVMs who graduated from veterinary college in 2022, 2023 or 2024. Recent Graduate registration is only for the Recent Graduate Tracks. If you’d like to attend the other tracks, you must register at the member/nonmember conference rate. 

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Featured Sessions

Urolith Wet Lab: The Life of a Stone​

with Jeb Cade, DVM

FRIDAY, MAY 30

Dr. Cade is a 2006 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation Dr. Cade spent 7.5 years in private practice seeing small animal and exotics in a busy 4 doctor practice in Jackson, MS. Dr. Cade joined the faculty at Mississippi State in 2013 as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Community Veterinary Services. At the MSU-CVM Dr. Cade worked his way to Associate Clinical Professor and became Service Chief for CVS. After 9 years in academia Dr. Cade joined Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s newly formed Academic Affairs Managers team where he works with 7 veterinary schools and several veterinary technician programs providing nutritional education and tools for veterinary and veterinary technician students, house officers, and faculty.

The Art of Euthanasia​

with Cathy Kooney, DVM

FRIDAY, MAY 31

Kathleen Cooney, DVM, CHPV, CPEV, has been practicing advanced end-of-life care since 2006.  Dr. Cooney is Senior Director of Medical Education for the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA).  She is well-known for her work in companion animal euthanasia and has authored two books on the subject along with numerous articles and book chapters.  Dr. Cooney has collaborated in end-of-life training for the AVMA, AAHA, NAVC, IAAHPC, the Fear Free Program, and many more.  She is a strong advocate for best practices in all aspects of end-of-life care and speaks nationally and internationally on such topics.  Dr. Cooney is currently working towards board certification in animal welfare, expected in 2024 and is Affiliate Faculty at Colorado State University where she teaches end-of-life topics and animal welfare.  She loves all things old and gray.

How to Network as an Associate/Integrating as a New Associate

with Tannetje Crocker, DVM

Thursday, may 30

Dr. Tannetje Crocker is a speaker and social media personality. She works as an ER Veterinarian for Veterinary Emergency Group in Dallas, TX. She also owns Alta Vista Animal Hospital in Fort Worth, TX. She plans to continue her support of fellow veterinary professionals, both virtually and in person through her various endeavors.
Follow her veterinary journey @dr.tannetje.crocker or www.drcrockerpetvet.com.

Facing Challenging Situations and Protecting Your License in Practice

with Kara Escutia, DVM

Sunday, June 2

GA LEAP CE APPROVED

Building Our Brand: From Rural Georgia to National Geographic​

Vernard Hodges, DVM

Saturday, June 1

Financial Planning Do's and Don'ts for DVMs

with Josh Powell

Friday, May 31

Assisted Feeding of Critical Care Patients & Tube Feeding Wet Lab​

with Catherine Ruggiero, MS, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition)

Friday, May 31

Pro Management of Healthy & Sick Visits

5 EPIC Fails We Didn't Expect as New Vets (and How to Avoid Them)

with Monica Tarantino, DVM

Sunday, June 2

Events

Pricing

Rates increase after April 23rd!

Recent graduates are DVMs who graduated from veterinary college in 2022, 2023 or 2024. Recent Graduate registration is only for the Recent Graduate Tracks. If you’d like to attend the other tracks, you must register at the member/nonmember conference rate. 

Early Bird

On or before April 23

Recent DVM Graduates
2022-2023 graduates
$

200

2024 DVM Grads
Exclusively available to 4th year students graduating in 2024.
$

50

Late Rate​

After April 23

Recent DVM Graduates
2022-2023 graduates
$

250

2024 DVM Grads
Exclusively available to 4th year students graduating in 2024.
$

100