Whistler, British Columbia Canada - Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

March 23 - 25, 2020

Jake Jacobson DVM, DACVIM Cardiology

Dr. Jake Jacobsone= veterinary cardiologyDr. Jacobson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended Clemson University for his undergraduate degree and then earned his DVM from the University of Georgia. Dr. Jacobson completed an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University, followed by a cardiology internship in Tampa at Florida Veterinary Specialists. He continued his education with a 3-year cardiology residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Jacobson works at Veterinary Specialty Care in Charleston. Outside of work, he likes to take advantage of the ever-growing cultural and recreational activities the Lowcountry of South Carolina has to offer. 


  1. Canine Cardiology: diagnosis and treatment of canine chronic valvular disease.
  2. Feline Heart Disease: diagnosis and treatment of feline cardiomyopathy.
  3. Congestive Heart Failure: diagnosis and treatment of canine/feline congestive heart failure
  4. Syncope: a systematic approach to the syncopal patient.
  5. ECG: diagnosis and treatment of common arrhythmias.
  6. Pulmonary Hypertension: diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension.
  7. Cardiothoracic Radiology: a Cardiologist’s approach to thoracic radiography.
  8. Case Studies: case-based approach to a variety of commonly encountered clinical scenarios.

Zachary Wright, DVM, DACVIM Oncology

Dr. Kachary White= veterinary cardiology

Dr. Zachary Wright was raised in the DFW Area (Rockwall). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Notre Dame and his veterinary medical. He completed a one year rotating small animal internship in medicine and surgery at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Wright completed his residency in small animal oncology at Texas A&M University and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Oncology in 2008.

Dr. Wright joined the staff at VCA Veterinary Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to open a new oncology practice. In 2012 Dr. Wright and his family moved back to North Texas to join VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic where he now serves as Director of Oncology.

Dr. Wright has published a collection of scientific articles and book chapters in small animal oncology. He also lectures across the United States and internationally. He believes in giving back to his profession and has served in multiple roles within his regulatory college, the American College of Veterinary Medicine, including positions on the Board of Regents.  

As a clinical oncologist, Dr. Wright believes in fully educating his clients on the nature of their pet’s cancer. A cancer diagnosis is rarely a black and white topic and he believes in making sure there are multiple diagnostic and treatment options for all of his patients regardless of the situation. Additionally, he is passionate about the role of the veterinary oncologist in palliative care of pets with cancer.  At VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic, Dr. Wright has proactively brought a collection of clinical trials to our hospital that evaluate cutting edge cancer testing and treatments. He believes in the Triad of Care and working as a team with your primary care veterinarian to ensure all of his patients receive optimal care.

Dr. Wright and his wife (also a veterinarian in Dallas) have two young boys and their rescue dog Allie. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his children, the Dallas restaurant scene, golfing and fly fishing.


  1. Diagnostic Cytology. Cytology of the canine and feline tumors. Interactive course with practice examples and integrate on-line polling software to encourage participation.
  2. Canine Lymphoma: Review of canine lymphomas from diagnosis through treatment. It includes discussion about various phenotypes and advances in both lymphoma diagnosis and treatment.
  3. Mast Cell Tumors: The Practice Builder and Confidence Crusher. Common malignancies seen in veterinary medicine, canine mast cell disease. Incorporation of new grading schemes and treatment strategies for cases that are seen in every day clinical practice.
  4. Canine and Feline Reproductive and Urogenital Cancer- Collection of urinary and reproductive malignancies in both canines and felines. Transitional cell carcinoma and mammary tumors of both species. Dissects these tumors types from presentation and diagnosis through treatment options.
  5. Osteosarcoma Review: Three legs and a kick stand. Primary bone cancer in dogs continues to be a challenging malignancy due to the need for aggressive treatment options to control clinical symptoms. Amputation and its clinical benefits while putting to rest some long held myths about quality of life on three limbs. Recent scientific breakthroughs (the new osteosarcoma vaccine) will be included.
  6. There Really Are Good Tumors- A diagnosis of cancer can be emotionally draining for both the client and the veterinarian. But many tumors do not have the guarded prognosis that is often assumed. Case-based tumors that have favorable long-term prognosis with reasonable treatment plans that can be pursued in all facets of clinical practice. Welcome to the world of long-term survival.
  7. Feline Injection Site Sarcomas- While the veterinary profession has made great strides in reducing the incidence of IJSS, they remain a very challenging sarcoma subset. Appropriate vaccination strategies and the logic behind those suggestions as well as an in-depth evaluation of IJSS and the various treatment options available.
  8. Veterinary Oncology Ultrasound- Oncology ultrasound requires an understanding of the underlying disease process to maximize the visual images obtained. This case-based lecture reviews various canine and feline malignancies through the eyes of the ultrasound and what we need it to tell us for best case management. It’s a wet lab lecture without the actual ultrasound in your hand.
  9. Updates in Oncology- Oncology breakthroughs that are not discussed in the above-listed lectures. It brings the audience to the forefront of veterinary oncology diagnosis and treatment.

Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

Call in:

  • PHONE: 604-233-3990
  • LINK https://book.passkey.com/e/49918440
  • EVENT NAME: Vet Vacation CE 2020
  • ROOM RATE: CAD $300
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If you want to stay by the airport at the Hilton Vancouver Airport when you arrive or depart, you will receive 15% off the posted room rate. Call 604-233-3990 and reference WSO.

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

Arrangements have been made so you can extend your vacation 3 days before and/or after your destination seminar at the same rate if rooms are available at the property. Call early to secure your choice of rooms.


Getting There


Vancouver International Airport


Arthur Laing Bridge, R to Granville St, over bridge, to Seymour St, left onto Georgia St. W Vancouver Exit to Marine Dr, right on Taylor Way, left at Hwy 99 N, R on Vlg Gate Blvd, R on Whistler Way. Hotel on Left.

Distance from Hotel: 120 km.

Drive Time: 2.5 hr.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Bus Service 72.00 CAD
Limousine 400.00 CAD
Rental Car 200.00 CAD
Taxi 265.00 CAD


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport


I-5 N, Granville St exit to Granville St bardge, to Seymour St exit to Georgia St lft, cross brdge to W Vancouver Exit onto Marine Dr, rt onto Taylor Way to Hwy 99 N Exit lft to Whistler, R on Vlg Gate Blvd, R on Whistler Way. Hotel on left.

Distance from Hotel: 175 mi.

Drive Time: 5 hr.


Lecture Schedule

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

March 23
Registration and Breakfast 6:30 am-7 am
Lecture 7 am to 9:30 am and 4:30 pm to 7 pm

March 24
Breakfast 6:30 am to 7 am
Lecture 7 am to 9:30 am and 4:30 pm to 7 pm

March 25
Breakfast 6:30 am to 7 am
Lecture 7 am to 12 noon


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.


Local Attractions

Go to www.epicpass.com where you can purchase passes for the entire epic pass group of mountains or
www.whistlerblackcomb.com offers the Edge pass for 5 days of unrestricted Whistler and Blackcomb skiing for $499 CAD equals to $384 USD for a limited time, until November 15th