Mont Tremblant – Canada

August 07 - 09, 2019

Dr. Donnell Hansen DVM, DAVDC

Donel Hansen Veterinarian dentistry

Dr. Hansen, a Minnesota native, toured through Iowa, Minnesota, and Oklahoma for her various degrees toward board certification in veterinary dentistry/oral surgery.  In 2009, Dr. Hansen joined other specialists to form the Moxie Center in Minnesota's Twin Cities which is now known as BluePearl Veterinary Partners. She currently rotates through both the Eden Prairie and Blaine hospitals.   Dr. Hansen’s special interest is maxillofacial surgery, however the truth is, she loves the whole darn gig.
To be able to help even more of our furry friends, Dr. Hansen enjoys the opportunity to share the value of veterinary dentistry and oral health not only to enhance patient care, but also provide veterinarians with a much needed source of personal satisfaction and optimize practice health. Be on the lookout for more information about her developing continuing education resource, Four Legged Tooth Fairy. Although her daily life is now spent in specialty care, she also owns a family practice with her husband and hopes to approach her lectures from a practical, applicable, approach to veterinary dentistry in an effort to enhance the physical, mental, and business health for family practitioners.

Donnell enjoys time with her family (including two very loved kids) on Minnesota's 10,000 lakes or working a jigsaw puzzle during the cold. long Minnesota winters. She shares her home with chickens, ducks, a hamster, and two four legged beasts, Crickett (a pocket pittie) and beloved giant labrador named Goose. She may or may not have a fish tank with maturing bullheads on her kitchen counter as we speak.


  1. Maximizing your potential in veterinary dentistry; starting with the oral exam! A photographic tour designed to identify and discuss common (and some not so common oral pathology) to help everyone feel more confident on their oral diagnoses and treatment plans.
  2. Discover dental radiology; it's a whole new world! Reviewing dental radiography to help understand that identification and treatment of dental disease is best discovered below the gumline.
  3. Cracked canines; a discussion on how to identify and treat fractured and other "odd" teeth. We will discuss the etiology, identification, and treatment plans associated with various fractured, worn, discolored, and malformed teeth.
  4. Meouch: a guided tour through identification, treatment, and prognosis associated with our feline oral diseases.. Cat mouth are complicated! Let's talk about how we manage our feline friends' oral disease.
  5. Oral tumors; a general practicioner's guide to getting the diagnosis and supporting a family through a treatment plan It is not all about referral... there is a lot we can do in family practice to help identify oral masses and lay out a prognosis and treatment plan for our families who are facing oral cancers (all while maintaining that important bond between your hospital, the worried family, and their beloved pet.
  6. Malocclusions; Can you spy them? Now what? Malocclusions are more than just worrying about a pretty smile. Often, malocclusions can cause significant trauma and pain. Let's review the various different types of "bad bites" and what you can do in your hospital as well as what is available from the doggy dentists!
  7. Getting to yes; doing more dentistry in your practice! Having a successful dental program in your hospital benefits your patients, your mental health, staff satisfaction, and your bottomline... we will spend an hour chatting about marketing your dental program to help enhance all of the above.... and its not what you think!

Christopher Byers DVM, ACVECC

Dr. Cgris ByersChristopher 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 Westin Resort and Spa

Mont Tramblant

Call in: 1-877-966-6873 (and for extended stays)
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet18
Room Rate: $175 - $201 Canadian per night

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

Le Westin Resort & Spa. Meetings are in the Equinoxe 2-3 location. Breakfast and cocktail reception are in the Gypsy location. August 7-9, 2019.

Special conference rate is available for arrival on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 and departure on Friday, August 9, 2019.


Getting There

Montreal is a ninety (90) minute drive from Le Westin in Mont Tremblant. Resort is located in the Laurentian Mountains. The airport in Montreal is the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Quebec.

Lecture Schedule

15 Hours of RACE approved CE for Veterinarians and Technicians.

August 7
Registration 12:30 -1:00 pm
Conference 1:00pm-6pm
Cocktail Reception 6:15pm-7:15pm

August 8
Breakfast 7am-8 am
Conference 8am-1pm ​​

August 9
Breakfast 7am-8am
Conference 8am-1pm


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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