Santa Fe, New Mexico - Inn and Spa at Loretto Santa Fe

September 10 - 12, 2018

Dr. Tony Johnson DVM ACVECC

Tony Johnson used to live in a converted one-room schoolhouse in the middle of a cornfield, but has since taken up occupancy in a normal house in a normal neighborhood with very little corn. He has 3 young kids and a beautiful wife named Gretchen, who is also a veterinary emergency and critical care specialist and many furry and feathered pets.  In his spare time, he enjoys sleeping, eating, reading breathing, and not exercising with occasional forays into woodworking, cooking, wine, whisky, fostering human and animal younglings, and writing tiny little horror stories.

Dr. Johnson is a 1996 Washington State University grad and obtained board certification in emergency medicine and critical care in 2003. He is currently the Minister of Happiness for VIN, the Veterinary Information Network, an online community of 60,000 worldwide veterinarians, and is a former clinical assistant professor at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. 

He has lectured for several international veterinary conferences (somehow winning the small animal speaker of the year award for the Western Veterinary Conference in 2010) and is an active blogger and writer. His favorite invertebrate is the nudibranch. 


1. Top Ten Pitfalls of the ER: 10 things I wish I knew when starting out in the ER

2. ER and ICU Nutrition: Groceries for the sickies

3. The Rule of 20: 20 points to monitor to keep them alive in your ICU

4. Toxins du jour & more: Rodenticides are changing - here's what's new, plus antifreeze and more

5. Thoracic trauma management: Chest tubes, pulmonary contusions, and TFAST

6. FAST Ultrasound: How knowing if they are bleeding helps management

7. Lipid Rescue: Lipids for assorted toxins

8. Fluid therapy: What's new with colloids and general fluid management


Dr. Kathryn McGonigle DVM ACVIM

Kathryn McGonigle DVM ACVIM

Kathryn (Katie) McGonigle MPH, DVM, DACVIM is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her DVM at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, participated in sea turtle field work in Long Island post-graduation, then practiced as a small animal & exotics general practitioner in New Jersey for 4.5 years. She completed an internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in 2008 and a residency at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals in 2011. She was active in private practice work at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Brooklyn until 2015, when she returned to academia. After a year locum as a clinical instructor at Cornell in 2016, she began her appointment at the University of Pennsylvania. She greatly enjoys the excitement & challenges of working with veterinarians at all stages of their career. She remains fascinated & engaged by the diversity and ever-changing advancements in specialty medicine. While not at work, she enjoys jogging, the great outdoors with her pup, Neville Longbottom, travel, live music, visiting family, and cooking & cocktail making at home with friends including her felines, Fawkes & Felix.


1. Insulin Resistance

2. Less common Endocrinopathies -Acromegaly;DI;Pheochromocytoma;Hyperaldosteronism

3. Congenital Growth Hormone and Thyroid Deficiencies)

4. Proteinuria

5. The Icteric Cat

6. Immune Mediated Polyarthopathy

7. Nasal Diseases of the Dog and Cat

Inn and Spa at Loretto Santa Fe

Call in: 1-866-582-1646

Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE
Group Code: 180909VETV
Room Rate: $219

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

Airport Distance:  1 hour and 20 minutes from Las Vegas International Airport (LAS)
Airport Distance: 1 hours and 15 minutes from Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)


Lecture Schedule

September 10
Registration 12:30pm-1pm
Lecture 1pm-6pm
Cocktail Hour with Hors d’oeuvres 6:30pm-7:30pm 

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

September 12
Breakfast 7am-8am
Lecture 8am-1pm


Regular Fee (booked less than 90 days ahead of time) : $795


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