Austin, Texas 2024
April 4 - 6, 2024
Oncology - Dr. Craig Clifford
Dermatology - Dr. Paul Bloom
This is the time of the SOLAR ECLIPSE!
Join us in the great city of Austin at the beautiful Omni Austin Downtown Hotel and earn 15 hours of RACE approved CE on the topics of Oncology and Dermatology. With a prime downtown location 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. Enjoy the music scene, paddlboarding/kayaking down the river or enjoy a bike ride around the city! Make sure you have room for Texas Bar-B-Que, check out Black’s BBQ!
April 4, 2024
April 5, 2024
April 6, 2024
Omni Austin Hotel
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE
Room Rate: King $299 or 2 Queens $319 +17%taxes and 2% Texas recovery charge plus parking fees. One night room deposit required to secure a reservation
Rooms are available 3 nights before and after the conference the discounted rate based on availability. Complimentary wifi in guest rooms
Accommodations are limited at this special rate. Please book and register early!
Valet $55 plus tax
Austin is a smoke free city.
Austin International Airport (AUS) serves the Austin metropolitan area with flights available on most domestic airlines. The Omni Downtown Austin is approximately 15 minutes from the airport.
Craig Clifford DVM, ACVIM Oncology
Dr. Craig Clifford graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received an MS in Animal Science/Virology from the University of Delaware. After completing an internship and a medical oncology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, he became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) in 2003. He is a medical oncologist at BluePearl Malvern and was previously the director of BluePearl Science.
He is active in clinical research within a referral setting and serves as an advisory board member with industry and non-profit foundations. He has authored/co-authored over 70 papers and book chapters and is a frequent lecturer at major veterinary meetings in the USA and abroad. Dr. Clifford is a member of the VCA Pet Cancer Care Alliance Committee, has served on many VCS and ACVIM committees, is a member of the Oncology Pathology Working Group, and was an Examiner for the Australian Scientist’s Oncology Specialty Exam.
1. Recent Advancements in Oncology
2. Veterinary Oncology 1: What Diagnostics Can I Do In Primary Care?
3. Veterinary Oncology 2: What Therapies Can I Do In Primary Care?
4. Anal Sac, Anal Gland Carcinoma, What You Need To Know!
5. What's New in Canine Lymphoma?
6. How To Read a Histopathology Report, and When to Ask For More?
7. What's New in Mast Cell Tumors?
8. Palliative Care: What is Your Role in Primary Care?
Paul Bloom, DACVD and DABVP
Dr. Paul Bloom, Dipl., ACVD and Dipl., ABVP, Canine and Feline Specialty obtained his DVM with high honors from Michigan State University in 1976 and has worked in small animal medicine ever since. He obtained board certification in the American board of veterinary practitioners in 1984 and became Michigan's FIRST board-certified veterinary dermatologist in full-time private practice in 2001 when he became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. In 2016, he became a certified Fear Free practitioner. Dr Bloom also serves as adjunct faculty at the MSU veterinary college. Some veterinary students spend their dermatology rotation at the Allergy, Skin and Ear Clinic for Pets, and he regularly visits the campus to work and interact with students and staff. He has lectured at numerous state, national and international conferences and has written many book chapters. He serves on the scientific program committee for the ACVD and is a reviewer the professional journals Veterinary Dermatology, The Veterinary Journal, Irish Veterinary Journal, Journal of Small Animal Practice, - Journal of the AVMA and the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. When he's not working, Dr B spends his time playing hockey or relaxing at home in rural Northfield Township, Michigan with his wife and "menagerie" of animals which currently include; 3 horses, 2 mini-donkeys, 1 goat, 2 sheep, 4 cats and 1 dog.
1. Management of Atopic Dermatitis Part 1
2. Management of Atopic Dermatitis Part 2
3. Diagnosis And Management Of Otitis Externa In The Real World Part 1
4. Diagnosis And Management Of Otitis Externa In The Real World Part 2
5. Appropriate Antibiotic Use In Small Animal Dermatology Part 1
6. Appropriate Antibiotic Use In Small Animal Dermatology Part 2
7. Dermatology Mimicry
8. Fear Free Dermatology