Mont Tremblant – Canada

August 07 - 09, 2019

Kevin S. Stepaniuk, DVM, FAVD, Dipl. AVDC

As a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College, Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, previous faculty member and section chief of Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of Minnesota, he has become an invited international and national renowned lecturer and instructor. He is a journal and textbook author and reviewer for many dentistry and oral surgery publications. He is an Executive Board member of the AVDC, and past-president of the AVDS. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Calgary, DVM degree from Oklahoma State University and completed a small animal internship at Washington State University. His specialty training was in private practice. He owns Veterinary Dentistry Education and Consulting Services and works clinically at Columbia River Veterinary Specialists. He brings a practical, clinically relevant, and entertaining aspect to his energetic lectures filled with clinical photographs and radiographs.


1. Clandestine Hidden Common Dental and Oral Disease That May Be Missed 
2.Recognition and Step-By_step Treatment of Feline Tooth Resorption 
3. Pathophysiology, Recognition, Examination, and Treatment of Periodontal Disease - The Wost Prevalent Disease in Small Animal Practice 
4. Step-by-Step Surgical Extractions of Canine and Feline Teeth 
5. Intraoral Dental Radiography - Understanding the Opacities and Lucencies
6. Malocclusions and Common Oral Pathology - Recognition and Treatment Recommendations in General Practice 
7. Inflammation in the Feline Oral Cavity - They are not all the same! 
8. Understanding Fractured Teeth and the Appropriate Treatment Recommendations 

Christopher Byers DVM, ACVECC

Christopher 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 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 veterinary specialists.  


1 - Pattern Recognition in Respiratory Distress 1 hour
Description: Clinical examples will be used to reinforce the concept of anatomical localization for dyspnea Objective: To encourage the use of respiratory pattern recognition in patient’s with dyspnea.
2 - A Practical Approach to Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia - 1 - hour
Description: The pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of IMHA will be discussed using a case example Objective: To provide a high-level, clinically applicable review of the diagnosis & management of the life-threatening condition.
3 - Hypoadrenocorticism - 1 hour
Description: Practical case example will be used to emphasize timely diagnosis and management of Addison’s disease Objective: To improve clinician recognition of this potentially life-threatening and mysterious endocrinopathy.
4 - The Problem of Persistent Puking - 1 hour
Description: A real-life case will be used to highlight a logical and cost-effective approach to chronic vomiting Objective: To provide a practical approach to accurately diagnosing this common clinical problem.
5 - Remembering the Basics - 1 hour
Description: A real-life case example will be used to emphasize an appropriate approach to shock treatment Objective: To review the currently accepted best practices for the initial management of shock.
6 - Delving into Diabetic Ketoacidosis - 1 hour
Description: The diagnosis and management of the complicated endocrinopathy will be emphasized Objective: To provide practical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of DKA.
7 - Thyrotoxicosis - 1 hour
Description: Diagnosis and management of hyperthyroidism and thyroid storm will be discussed Objective: To provide clinically applicable information to help clinicians effectively diagnose and manage this common feline endocrinopathy.
8 - A Fluid Therapy Update - 30 minutes
Description: We will review the development of appropriate fluid therapy plans with particular attention paid to a discussion of the endothelial glycocalyx Objective: To provide an update regarding important concepts in fluid therapy in dogs and cats

The conference hotel is Le Westin Resort & Spa. Room rate is CAN$201. Web Site Link will be updated soon!

Lecture Schedule

15 Hours of RACE approved for CE for Veterinarians and Technicians.

August 7
Registration 12:00 noon-12:30 pm
Lecture 12:30pm-6pm
Cocktail Hour with Hors d’oeuvres 6:15pm-7:15pm

August 8
Breakfast 7am-8 am
Lecture 8am-12 noon​​

August 9
Breakfast 7am-8am
Lecture 8am-1:30pm


Super Saver Rate $795 with 90 days advanced registration
VetVacationCE Rate $865 with 30 days advanced registration
JetSetter Rate $925 less than 30 days advanced registration

If you are a technician, call or E-mail us to get the special rate of $75 off the regular registration rate.
15 Hours of RACE approved for CE for Veterinarians and Technicians. 


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