CE & Wine Tasting a la Santa Barbara
The Goodland Hotel
Oct 18-21, 2018

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CE & Wine Tasting a la Santa Barbara
The Goodland Hotel
Oct 18-21, 2018

from 350.00

Oct 18-21 , 2018  | The Goodland Hotel

We are thrilled to be returning to one of our favorite spots for Continuing Education - the relaxed and sun-drenched Central California coast. The Santa Barbara area is geographically blessed, nestled between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean, worlds away from San Francisco to the north and Los Angeles to the south. This temperate area boasts many fine wineries, iconic Mediterranean architecture, lovely sunsets over the Pacific and countless opportunities for recreation.

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THIS CONFERENCE HAS FILLED UP.  WE LIKE SMALL GROUP EXPERIENCES AS WE FIND THEM MORE INTERACTIVE AND SOCIAL AND AN IDEAL ENVIRONMENT FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING.  

AS A RESULT, OUR MEETINGS DO TEND TO FILL EARLY. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL LOCATION SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD.  

 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON A WAITING LIST FOR THIS MEETING IN CASE SOMEONE HAS TO CANCEL PLEASE WRITE US AT info@vetlectures.com

WE WILL SOON BE OPENING REGISTRATION FOR OUR MEETINGS IN

BEND, OREGON JUNE 14-16, 2019

AND

ZION NATIONAL PARK OCTOBER 17-20, 2019

Details below on the education, the vacation and location.

The Education

14 hours of approved CE will be available. Our dentistry speaker will be Dr. Kevin Stepaniuk (Diplomate AVDC, FAVD).  Dr. Stepaniuk is a fantastic teacher and a former Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Teaching Hospital who now works in practice in Vancouver, WA.  Dr. William Rausch (Diplomate ACVIM-Cardioogy) will provide new and updated talks on curent topics in small animal cardiology.  Both are practicing clinicians and use this experience to deliver practical talks that you can put into use when you return home.  For a full list of topics, please read on or scroll down to the bottom of this page.  

The Location

All of the talks will take place at our host hotel - The Goodland - and this location is half the fun.  This laid-back resort has full-size heated pool with wonderful lounge chairs (see photos) and hosts a free happy hour for guests each evening from 5-6pm with excellent and complimentary wine and appetizers.  There is a full indoor/outdoor restaurant and pub, outdoor fires with seating for your relaxation pleasure and free yoga classes each weekend morning.  They are located just a 2-mile drive or taxi from the Santa Barbara airport (SBA).  We are super-excited to be having our meeting here and they are holding a limited number of rooms for our attendees in the courtyard surrounding the pool at a deeply discounted rate of 219/night.  After you register, we will send you an email with a private link that will allow you to book at the special rate. 

Your Vacation

The Santa Barbara and Solvang area is of course famous for producing fabulous wine. If you ever enjoyed the movie Sideways, it was about and filmed in the vineyards of Santa Barbara County and many wineries with tasting rooms are within reach of our conference. If you are interested in visiting some wineries as a group, we have partnered with Sustainable Vine Wine Tours who will have a chauffeured van to bring our attendees to tastings at local vineyards Friday and Saturday afternoon after the morning CE. This is designed also to be an educaitonal endeavor and you will meet and learn viticulture from the people who are growing and processing the wine that you taste.  This is an optional add-on with limited space.  This will be an all-afternoon outing and will include a picnic lunch. The cost for this optional add-on is $150 and includes tastings, lunch and transportation. We did this at our last Santa Barbara meeting in 2015 and everyone who did it had a wonderful time.  Details on signing up with Sustainable Vine Wine Tours for the group wine tasting will be emailed to you upon registration.

If you are interested in hiking, cycling, surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking you are in for a treat.  With the bounty of the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Ynez mountians and a temperate climate, this is an outdoors-oriented city.

Etc

The Santa Barbara airport (SBA) is served by a number of major airlines including American, Alaskan, Delta, United, US Air and Frontier. If you fly into Santa Barbara and prefer not to rent a car and are staying at the conference hotel, you can easily take a taxi or Lyft the 2 miles to the hotel.  The optional group wine outing will pick us up directly from the Goodland Hotel. One could also fly in to Los Angeles and drive 2-3 hours to Santa Barbara.

We believe that the more relaxed mind is better able to learn and retain new information. With this in mind the schedule will allow ample opportunity for you to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. The course times will be as follows: Thursday evening starting at 530pm, Friday 8-11:15am, Saturday 8-11:15am and Sunday 8-11:15am. Twelve CE hours will be presented at the conference and two will be provided to you to watch online at your leisure - either while in Santa Barbara or thereafter. Registration includes 14 hours of CE, bound note packet and all course materials and the best time you will ever have at work.

Course Topics

Clandestine Oral Pathology Missed on Examination but Captured with Intraoral Dental Radiography

Pathophysiology, Recognition, and Treatment of Periodontal Disease – The Most Prevalent Disease in Small Animal Practice

Feline Oral Inflammation Differentiation and Treatment Updates

Understanding Fractured Teeth and the Appropriate Treatment Recommendations

Subtle Hints of Common Hidden Dental and Oral Disease That May be Missed

Oral Tumors for the General Practitioner – Diagnosis and Treatment

Surgical Extraction Complication Prevention and Management in the Canine and Feline Patient  

Update on Pimobendan in Canine and Feline Heart Disease

Uses and Misuses of NT-proBNP in Feline Cardiomyopathies

Approach to the Canine and Feline ECG

Diagnosis and Management of Challenging Arrhythmias

4 Cardiac drugs I would not want to practice without - How and why I use them