Glacier National Park Whitefish – Montana

June 03 - 05, 2018

Dr. Christopher Byers, DVM, DACVECC,DACCIM (SAIM), CVJ

Cristopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ is a practicing dual board-certified veterinary specialist, recognized international speaker, and respected author.  Dr. Byers enjoys teaching and is passionate about helping pet parents understand their fur baby's health problems.  He launched Critical to provide dog and cat owners with high quality accurate and comprehensive information they need to understand their pet's health problems.  Since 2014 the information available at has been used by both pet parents and veterinarians, alike, helping Dr. Byers realize his primary goal: promoting "the triad of care" - a collaborative partnership between pet owners, primary care veterinarians and board-certified specialists. 


1. Pattern Recognition in Respiratory Distress 
2. A Practical Approach to Immune-Mediated Hemolytic     Anemia
3. Hypoadrenocorticism
4. The Problem of Persistent Puking
5. Remembering the Basics 
6. Delving into Diabetic Ketoacidosis
7. Thyrotoxicosis 
8. Remembering the Basics

Dr. Sarah Gillings ACVIM Oncology

Dr. Sarah Gillings earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota and completed a private practice rotating internship in Rochester, NY. She started her veterinary career as a small animal general practitioner and eventually decided to pursue specialization in Oncology. Following Residency training at North Carolina State University, Dr. Gillings returned to her native Pacific Northwest to practice as an Oncologist.

In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Gillings is active in professional organizations including ACVIM and the Veterinary Cancer Society.  She is also one of the founding owners of Summit Veterinary Referral Center, a large multispecialty referral practice in Tacoma, WA, and has at times taken on an active management at Summit.

Dr. Gillings is a lifelong learner with a strong interest in a variety of topics that support us to be great practitioners, beyond our medical knowledge. Her current primary interests are in mentorship and supporting sustainable and rewarding careers for DVMs, and understanding and maximizing the client experience. Her interests outside of work include a wide variety of outdoor activities, voracious reading (fiction, leadership/management, nonfiction), cooking, and gardening.




1. What does an oncologist do, anyway? The Value of a referral.
2. Decision algorithms in diagnostic planning for cancer patients.
3. Palliative Care Oncology and Beyond.
4. Avoiding Pitfalls in Pathology Reports
5. The Current Lymphoma Landscape
6. Palladia and Targeted Therapies
7. The Technological Revolution in Radiation Therapy



The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

Phone: 877-887-4026
Referring Code/Group Name: ID: VETVAC18 | Password: WHITEFISH
Room Rate: $126

Accommodations are limited at this special rate. Please book and register early! The Firebrand Hotel is offering a discounted VetVacationCE rate when the Lodge at Whitefish Lake is full.  There is a free shuttle between the properties.

Arrangements have been made so you can extend your vacation 3 days before or after your destination seminar at the same rate as long as rooms are available at the property.

Complimentary transportation is available to downtown Whitefish and to the Whitefish Lake Golf Course.

There is free parking and on-site rental service.
Complimentary Wireless Internet

Getting There

Airport Distance: 16 minutes from Glacier International Airport (FCA)

Complimentary transportation is available from the Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) and the Amtrak Station with 24 hour advanced notice


Lecture Schedule

June 3
Registration 12:30pm-1pm
Lecture 1pm-6pm
Cocktail Hour with Hors d’oeuvres 6:15pm-7:15pm

June 4
Breakfast 7am-8 am
Lecture 8am-1pm

June 5
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 


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