Albuquerque New Mexico

October 09 - 11, 2018

Dr. Katherine Quesenberry MPH, ABVP Avian and Exotic Medicine

Dr. Quesenberry is the Service Head of the Avian and Exotic Pet Service at the Animal Medical Center in New York, NY. She graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia in 1981 and completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Animal Medical Center in 1982 and a residency in Wildlife and Zoological Medicine at the University of Florida in 1984.  Dr. Quesenberry then returned to the AMC and established the Avian and Exotic Pet Service. Dr. Quesenberry completed a Masters in Public Health Yale University School of Public Health in 2006. Dr. Quesenberry is the Scientific Editor of the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery for the Association of Avian Veterinarians, a position she has held since 1994. She is co-editor of Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery, published by Elsevier, which is a best seller in veterinary medicine and is now going into its 4th edition. She was a co-editor of Avian Medicine and Surgery, also published by Elsevier.  Dr. Quesenberry is on the Editorial Board and is a contributing editor of the Merck Veterinary Manual.  Her professional interests include all aspects of exotic pet medicine as well as veterinary infection control, and she is head of the AMC Hospital Infection Control Committee. Dr. Quesenberry has trained more than 17 residents and specialty interns and taught hundreds of small animal rotating interns in exotic pet medicine and surgery at the AMC.


1. Common problems in Chelonians
2. Diagnostic Imaging Case studies
3. Repro Disease in Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
4. Common Diseases in Small Rodents
5. Anesthesia and Analgesia in Small Mammals
6. 10 Practice Tips for Exotic Practice
7. The Avian Respiratory System and Role in Disease


Dr. Heidi Hoefer ABVP Avian and Exotic Medicine

Dr. Heidi Hoefer is a 1987 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing avian and exotic medicine exclusively since 1988.  Following a small animal internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York, Dr. Hoefer completed a residency in avian and exotic pet medicine and surgery in 1990 and remained as a staff member in the department for 7 years.  Dr. Hoefer became board certified in avian practice through the ABVP in 1993, part of the first group achieving avian certification.

After 10 years at the AMC, Dr. Hoefer moved to private practice where she is the owner of Island Exotic Veterinary Care, Long Island’s first all-exotic animal clinic.  She is an adjunct professor of Special Species at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and has had a long career lecturing to both students and veterinarians locally, nationally and internationally.


1. Common problems in Pet Lizards
2. Managing the Dyspneic Rabbit
3. Rabbit and Rodent Spays
4. Intro to the Pet Hedgehog
5. The Chinchilla Patient
6. The Exotic Pet Pharmacy: Must Haves
7. Common Emergencies in Small Mammals
8. Clinical Techniques in Reptiles

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown

Call in: 800-325-3535
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE Inc
Room Rate: $152 and the 3 nights before and after can be booked for $219.  If you need the shoulder nights you must call 503-830-5781 and speak with Tyra. Email Tyra at

Accommodations are limited at this special rate. Please book and register early!

Arrangements have been made so you can extend your vacation a day before or after your destination seminar at the same rate as long as rooms are available at the property.


Getting There


Lecture Schedule

October 9
Registration 12:30pm-1pm
Lecture 1pm-6pm
Cocktail Hour with Hors d’oeuvres 6:30pm-7:30pm

October 10
Breakfast 7am-8 am
Lecture 8am-1pm

October 11
Breakfast 7am-8am
Lecture 8am-1pm


Super Saver Rate $725 with 90 days advanced registration
VetVacationCE Rate $825 with 30 days advanced registration
JetSetter Rate $925 less than 30 days advanced registration 


10% of your registration fee is non-refundable.  Cancellation 30 days prior to the start of the destination seminar will result in your ability to choose a 90% refund or the transfer of the registration fee to another destination seminar. If you can cancel within 30 days, you may transfer the registration fee to another destination seminar. Refunds or registration transfers are not available once a seminar begins.

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