Vancouver, Canada – The Listel Hotel

August 06 - 08, 2018

Dr. Marie Kerl ACVIM Internal Medicine and ACVECC Critical Care

Dr. Marie Kerl graduated from the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Following 2 years of general practice in Columbus, GA, she completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York, NY. She remained at AMC for her residency in internal medicine, and obtained board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine) in 1995. She remained on staff at the AMC, where she completed a residency in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, until 1999. She completed degree requirements for Master of Public Health in 2010 at the University of Missouri.

Dr. Kerl joined the faculty of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Missouri in 1999. Her duties as Teaching Professor include clinical rotations on the internal medicine and critical care services, instruction of professional degree students, interns, and residents, and didactic teaching at the professional and graduate levels. She has served as president of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, and chair of the examination committee of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.  Dr. Kerl has received the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as two Golden Aesculapius awards during her tenure at the University of Missouri. Dr. Kerl is a member of veterinary disaster response teams at a national and state level, and has responded for veterinary disaster management following Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, and the Joplin tornadoes. Particular professional interests include renal and urinary disease, infectious disease, fluid and electrolyte disorders, hospital biosecurity, and veterinary disaster response.


1. Feline Urinary Obstruction: Emergency Management
2. Feline Urinary Obstruction: Post-obstruction Complications
3. Developing a Hospital Infection Control Plan: Protecting your Patients and Staff
4. Hemorrhage and Transfusion
5. TLC in the ICU
6. Respiratory Emergencies
7. Hypoadrenocorticism Updates
8. Pain Management in the ICU


Dr. Elizabeth Giuliano ACVO Ophthalmology

Dr. Giuliano received a Bachelor of Science with honors from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1991 and her DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996. Following graduation from veterinary school, she completed a small animal rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 1997 and remained in private practice in midtown Manhattan the following year.  In 1998, she returned to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to complete a Comparative Ocular Pathology Fellowship.  Since July 1, 1999, Dr. Giuliano has been a member of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri where she completed a residency in veterinary ophthalmology and a Masters of Science degree.  She is currently a tenured Professor of the department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at the University of Missouri and Section Chief of their comparative ophthalmology service.  She has authored over 70 articles and text book chapters.  Dr. Giuliano is a dynamic, engaging speaker and has lectured extensively in the academic setting and at national and international meetings.  She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including two Golden Aesculapius Teaching Awards and the Gold Chalk Award.  In 2011, she was elected to the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) Board of Regents and served as the ACVO President from 2015-2016.


1. The Complete Ophthalmic Exam
2. Putting the Fun in Funduscopy
3. Corneal Ulcers-when does simple get complicated and how to manage them
4. Eyelid surgery – some for you and some for me
5. Glaucoma – it’s a pressure cooker
6. Ophthalmology X-files: The truth is out there

The Listel Hotel

Call in: (604) 684-8461
Refering Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE
Room Rate:  $259 CAD

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

Distance from Airport: 30 minutes from Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Lecture Schedule

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

August 7
Breakfast 7am-8 am
Lecture 8am-1pm

August 8
Breakfast 7am-8am
Lecture 8am-1pm


Early Bird Fee (booked 90 days ahead): $725
Regular Fee (booked less than 90 days ahead of time) : $795


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