Vet Vacation CE Rate

Austin, Texas 2022

April 7 - 9, 2022

$985.00 $925.00

Dermatology - Dr. Ashley Bourgeois
Dentistry - Dr. Margie Smith

Join us in the great city of Austin at the beautiful Driskill Austin hotel and earn 15 hours of RACE approved CE on the topics of dentistry and dermatology.  Enjoy the music scene or enjoy a bike ride around the city!

April 7, 2022
12:30-1pm REGISTRATION: Sign in and pick a seat! Mezzanine/Driskell Ballroom
1:00-1:50pm The Itchy and Scratchy Cat (AB)
2:00-3:15pm Help! Why is this dog itchy? (AB)
3:15-3:30pm BREAK AND SNACK
3:30-4:20pm Periodontal disease (MS)
4:30-5:45pm Oral tumors (MS)
6:15-7:15pmCOCKTAIL RECEPTION 1886 Cafe

April 8, 2022
7-8am Breakfast Buffet for Attendees Mezzanine
8-8:50am Regional nerve blocks (MS)
9-9:50am Anomalies! (MS)
10-10:45am Tooth resorption (MS)
10:45am-11am BREAK AND SNACK
11–11:50am Don't fear the smear (basics of cytology) (AB)
12-12:50pm Be a Derm Detective! Case-based approach (AB)

April 9, 2022
7-8am Breakfast Buffet for Attendees Mezzanine
8-8:50am The Complete Ear Exam (AB)
9-9:50am Treating Otitis Part 1: Topical (AB)
10 –10:45pm Treating otitis Part 2: Systemic (AB)
10:45am -11am BREAK AND SNACK
11-11:50am Dental Emergencies Part 1 (MS)
12-12:50pm Dental Emergencies Part 2 (MS)
1pm Vet Vacation CE Conference Concludes

Save with Early Registration

Super Saver Rate: $855 with 90 days advanced registration
VetVacationCE Rate: $925 from 89 days to 30 days advanced registration
JetSetter Rate: $985 less than 30 days advanced registration

Technician Discount

If you are a technician, use Coupon Code TECH75 for $75 off the regular registration rate.

RACE approved CE

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

Your Destination

The Driskill Austin

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Call in: 877-803-7534
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE
Room Rate: Starting at $269+17%taxes and $2.36 Texas recovery charge plus parking fees

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

Vet Vacation has contracted with The Driskill 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. Reserve now to secure your choice of rooms. Driskill reservation includes premium internet, 24 hour fitness center, and welcome cocktail (Texas craft beer or champayne.)

Recognized as a coveted Austin hotel since 1886, The Driskill offers a historic setting entrenched in timeless charm. With a prime downtown location off 6th Street, our hotel is the perfect vantage point for exploring Austin’s entertainment district and beyond. Surrounded by Austin’s foodie scene, nightlife, and live music, we’re less than 10 minutes by foot from historic attractions like the Texas State Capitol Building and Congress Avenue Bridge. Experience the luxury rooms, storied dining, and impeccable service that only The Driskill can provide.

Getting There

Austin International Airport (AUS) serves the Austin metropolitan area with flights available on most domestic airlines. The Driskill is approximately 15 minutes from the airport.
From Austin Airport
Take Sherman Rd and Dalton Ln to TX-71 W in Austin
Austin International Airport (AUS) serves the Austin metropolitan area with flights available on most domestic airlines. The Driskell is approximately 15 minutes from the airport.
Getting to the hotel: Continue on TX-71 W. Take I-35 N/US-290 E to N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd. Take exit 234C from I-35 N/US-290 E
Follow E 6th St to Brazos St


Ashley Bourgeois, DVM, Dip ACVD

Dr. Ashley Bourgeois is a board-certified veterinary dermatologist passionate about providing practical knowledge to general practitioners to help itchy pets! She completed her bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University and graduated from the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She then completed a one-year small animal internship at Purdue University. Upon finishing her internship, she accepted a residency position with the Animal Dermatology Clinic’s Tustin, California location in 2011. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2014. Dr. Bourgeois moved to Portland, Oregon in 2016 to help expand the company. She is an owner within the company and on the board of directors. She has a strong interest in autoimmune skin diseases, allergies, cytology, and otology.
In her leisure, Dr. Bourgeois enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, and watching sports. She and her husband stay busy with their daughter, son, and rescue Lab/Boxer/Pit mix. Dr. Bourgeois is passionate about educating veterinarians in dermatology and work/life integration through her podcast, lecturing, and social media presence (The Derm Vet).

Presentation Synopsis

1. What am I missing in the itchy dog?
2. How to approach the itchy cat
3. The Complete Ear Exam
4. Treating Otitis Part 1: Topical
5. Treating Otitis Part 2: Systemic
6. Don't fear the smear (basics of cytology)
7. Be a Derm Detective! Case-based approach
8. Diseases of the nasal planum and paw pads


Margie Smith, DVM, DAVDC

Dr. Margie Smith was born and raised in southern Indiana where she received her bachelor's degree from Indiana University in Biology. She received her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. After identifying an interest in veterinary dentistry, Dr. Smith pursued a small animal rotating internship at VCA Alameda East in Denver, CO, followed by a three-year residency in dentistry and oral surgery at Colorado State University. She obtained board certification through the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) in 2021.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, baking, knitting, biking, and roller skating. She has one German shepherds (Cyrus), a two-legged chihuahua (Furiosa), a one-eyed rescue cat (Glen Coco) and a lovely long-haired grey cat (Sudo).

Dr. Smith has a passion for relieving oral pain in all animals with a special interest in maxillofacial trauma, oral tumors, and porcine dentistry.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Periodontal disease
2. Oral tumors (75 min)
3. Regional nerve blocks
4. Anomalies!
5. Tooth resorption
6. Dental Emergencies Part 1
7. Dental Emergencies Part 2
8. Basic dental extractions