San Francisco, California - The Tilden Hotel

July 26 - 28, 2018

Dr. Simon Platt ACVIM Neurology

Dr. Simon Platt received his veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1992, following which he undertook an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and a 2 year period in private practice in the England. Dr. Platt completed a residency in neurology and neurosurgery in 1998 at the University of Florida and afterward 2 years as an assistant professor of Neurology at the University of Georgia. In 2000, Dr. Platt returned to the UK where he was Head of the Neurology/Neurosurgery service at the Animal Health Trust until 2006, from which time he has been at the Dept. of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia where is currently a Professor.  Dr. Platt received the AAVC National resident of the year award in 1998, the BSAVA Blaine award for outstanding contributions to small animal medicine and surgery in 2005, the UGA Clinical Research Award in 2010 and the David Tyler Award for Innovative Teaching in 2012. Dr. Platt has authored or co-authored over 180 journal articles and 50 book chapters and is the co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology and the Manual of Small Animal Neurological Emergencies. Dr. Platt is Past-President of the ACVIM Neurology Specialty and Founder member of the South Eastern Veterinary Neurology (SEVEN) group in the USA. Currently, Simon serves as Editor in Chief of the NAVC journal Today’s Veterinary Practice



1.How to perform and use the neurological exam.
2. Head tilts in dogs and cats.
3. Spinal Pain in dogs
4. Disc disease in dogs
5. Seizures in dogs and cats
6. CNS Inflammatory disease in dogs



Dr. Brainard ACVA Anesthesia and ACVECC Critical Care

Benjamin Brainard is the Edward H. Gunst professor of small animal critical care, in the Dept. of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia.  He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and VMD from the University of Pennsylvania.  He completed dual residencies at the University of Pennsylvania and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. 

His clinical interests are critical care medicine, pain management in the ICU, long-term ventilation, and coagulation disorders. His research interests focus on platelet biology and thrombosis in many species, in addition to coagulation assessment and antithrombotic and antifibrinolytic drugs.  Dr. Brainard is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.


1. Monitoring the anesthetized patient
2. Anesthetizing patients with respiratory disease
3. Safe sedation of patients in the emergency room
4. Choosing anesthetic protocols for emergency patients
5. Diagnosis and therapy for the dyspneic cat
6. Transfusion triggers
7. Traumatic brain injury
8. DIC: treat, don’t retreat!


The Tilden Hotel

Call in: ‚Äč1-877-854-4106 

Referring Code/Group Name: VET Vacations CE – JULY 2018 

Room Rate: $179 single and double occupancy $25 for additional person plus taxes

Accommodations are limited at this special rate. Please book and register early! The rate is not guaranteed after June 1, 2018.



Getting There


Lecture Schedule

July 26
Registration 12:30pm-1pm
Lecture 1pm-6pm
Cocktail Hour with Hors d’oeuvres 6:30pm-7:30pm

July 27
Breakfast 7am-8 am
Lecture 8am-1pm

July 28
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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