• April 26-29, 2023
  • 22 Hours of CE planned (RACE pending)

Veterinary Encouragement Conference - Wednesday Schedule of Events

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hunting Island Beach Bash with Pizza Lunch (Families Welcome!) - Lighthouse Pavillion

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Red Carpet Gala (Dinner & Mom Prom) - The Lyceum at Parris Island

Come in whatever attire makes you happy
Drive yourself or buses will be provided

Veterinary Encouragement Conference - Thursday Schedule of Events

* Classroom 105 is the Nursing & Pumping Room - bring your device to livestream the sessions

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Coffee Bar and Continental Breakfast - USCB Center for the Arts

  • 8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. Julie Buzby, DVM
  • - Welcome & Weekend Preview
  • 8:40 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Elizabeth Chosa, DVM
  • - A Message of Encouragement
  • 8:50 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Dani McVety, DVM
  • - The Art of Inner Peace
  • Sponsored by Lap of Love
  • - The Art of the Perfect Euthanasia
  • Sponsored by Lap of Love

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Stretch Break + Coffee Bar & Snacks

  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Kara Amstutz, DVM, CCRT, CVPP
  • - Keep Your Head Above the Clouds: Life lessons from Kilimanjaro that made me a better practitioner and mom
  • Sponsored by Canine Rehabilitation Institute

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

Lunch & Learn Lectures (most offer 1 hour of CE) | Picnic overlooking the Beaufort River | Lunch on the Lawn (tables & chairs under the oak trees)

Lunch and Learns & Round Table Discussions TBA

  • 1:30 p.m – 2:30 p.m Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM
  • - Stelfonta for MCT 2023: How to get started and what we have learned so far
  • Sponsored by Virbac

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Stretch Break + Coffee Bar & Snacks

  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Kate Baker, DVM, MS, DACVP
  • - Twelve Common Skin Mass Cytologies
  • Sponsored by VetHive
  • - What am I Looking at?! Simplify Your Life by Using the Cytologic Algorithm
  • Sponsored by VetHive

DINNER ON YOUR OWN & DVMom SUBGROUP MEET UP PARTIES


Veterinary Encouragement Conference - Friday Schedule of Events

7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Christian Veterinary Mission Breakfast & Worship at Carteret Street United Methodist Church (408 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902 - a 6-minute walk from USCB)

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Coffee Bar

8:30 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. Welcome Day 2 - Spotlight on Brief Media

  • 8:35 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Donnell Hansen, DVM, DAVDC
  • - Juvenile Pathology: Let’s Go on an Adventure!
  • Sponsored by Brief Media
  • - What Really is the Difference Between Periodontal and Endodontic Disease? And why it matters
  • Sponsored by Brief Media

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Stretch Break + Coffee Bar & Snacks

11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Group Photo on the Lawn

11:10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Spotlight on CEVA

  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Andrea Eriksson De Rezende, DVM, DACVIM
  • - How I Treat the Coughing Dog with Cardiomegaly, Cough, and No Pulmonary Edema
  • Sponsored by Ceva

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

Lunch & Learn Lectures (most offer 1 hour of CE) | Picnic overlooking the Beaufort River | Lunch on the Lawn (tables & chairs under the oak trees)

Lunch and Learns & Round Table Discussions TBA

  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Andrea Eriksson De Rezende, DVM, DACVIM
  • - Asymptomatic Heart Disease in Cats: When do I Treat?
  • Sponsored by Ceva

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Stretch Break + Coffee Bar & Snacks

3:00 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Spotlight on AVMA

  • 3:05 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Jane Quandt, DVM, MS, DACVAA, DACVECC
  • - New Analgesics/Sedatives
  • - Breed Specific Anesthesia

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dinner on your own

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Forrest Gump Conference Movie Night at USCB - Movie Snacks 🍿


Veterinary Encouragement Conference - Saturday Schedule of Events

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Coffee Bar

  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. Jessica Barrera, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
  • - Gastrointestinal Surgery: Tips and tricks so you can sleep at night
  • - Controversies in Spay/Neuter: How to help your clients with decision making

10:25 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Mini Break + Coffee Bar & Snacks

  • 10:45 a.m - 11:10 a.m Julie Buzby, DVM
  • - Vet Mom 93 Octane Life & Pledge Ceremony

11:10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Spotlight on Virbac

  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Mollie Mesman Aldridge, DVM, DACVD
  • - What is making this dog scratch? A case-based discussion of the approach to the atopic dog
  • Sponsored by Virbac

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

Lunch & Learn Lectures (most offer 1 hour of CE) | Picnic overlooking the Beaufort River | Lunch on the Lawn (tables & chairs under the oak trees)

Lunch and Learns & Round Table Discussions TBA

  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mollie Mesman Aldridge, DVM, DACVD
  • - I’m all Ears: Diagnostic and treatment methods for canine otitis
  • Sponsored by Virbac

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mini Break + Coffee Bar & Snacks

3:00 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Spotlight on Nutramax Laboratories

  • 3:05 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Kristin Fischer, DVM, DACVO
  • - What medications should I keep on my shelf and what do they do?
  • - Practical ophthalmic surgical tips for the general practice vet
  • 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Grand Finale Dinner & Fireside Chat with Veteran DVMoms at Tabby Place (913 Port Republic St, Beaufort, SC 29902 - next to the Beaufort Inn)
  • Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition
  • - DVMom Panel: Dr. Elizabeth (Libba) Miller Smith, Dr. Elizabeth Chosa, Dr. Donnell Hansen, Dr. Brittany Burroughs, Dr. Deb Johnson, & Moderator: Dr. Rebekah List