Charleston, South Carolina 2021

April 12 - 14, 2021


Oncology - Dr. Sue Ettinger
Geriatrics and End of Life - Dr. Mary Gardner

Learn about veterinary oncology, geriatrics, and end-of-life care while enjoying a dream vacation in Charleston, SC.  Charleston, the South Carolina port city founded in 1670, is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses, particularly in the elegant French Quarter and Battery districts. The Battery promenade and Waterfront Park both overlook Charleston Harbor, while Fort Sumter, a federal stronghold where the first shots of the Civil War rang out, lies across the water.


April 12, 2021
1-1:50 pm Hemangiosarcoma Cancer Cliff Notes Dr. Ettinger
2–3:15pm What’s New Mast Cell Tumor with Stelfonta Dr. Ettinger
3:30-4:45pm Practical Care for the Geriatric Patient Dr. Gardner
5-5:50pm Where are all the Grey Muzzles? Dr. Gardner

April 13, 2021
9-9:50am Caregiver’s Dilemma - Assessing QOL Dr. Gardner
10-10:50am Love The Euthanasia Appointment I Dr. Gardner
11-11:50am Love The Euthanasia Appointment II Dr. Gardner
12–12:50pm Dog Lymphoma Cliff Notes 2021 Dr. Ettinger
1-1:50 pm Cat GI Lymphoma Cliff Notes 2021 Dr. Ettinger

April 14, 2021
9-9:50am Caregiving Hurts- A Caregiver’s Dilemma Dr. Gardner
10-10:50am Motivate your Staff and Be a Leader Dr. Gardner
11-11:50am ABC’s of Early Cancer Detection Dr. Ettinger
11:50-12noon BREAK AND SNACK
12-12:50pm What’s New in Cancer 2021 Dr. Ettinger
1-1:50pm Mammary Tumor Cliff Notes 2021: Dog vs Cat

Save with Early Registration

Super Saver Rate: $795 with 90 days advanced registration
VetVacationCE Rate: $865 from 89 days to 30 days advanced registration
JetSetter Rate: $925 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

Hotel Emeline

Call in: 843-577-2644
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE
Room Rate: $269+taxes double occupancy for an upgraded suite not the basic hotel room

Rate is available 2 days after the conference at the contracted rate and 2 days before the conference at a 20% of the prevailing rate discount.
Rooms are limited at this special rate. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Charleston. Valet parking is available at $36 per night.

Getting There

Airport Distance: Only 20 mins away from Charleston International Airport (CHS)


Sue Ettinger DVM, ACVIM

Dr. Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, and vlogger (video blogger). She is one of approximately 400 board-certified specialists in medical oncology in North America and currently practices at Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. She received her veterinary training at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her residency in medical oncology at the Animal Medical Center in NYC in 2003.

She was voted the 2019 Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year and has also received the VCA Woof Pack Award awards for Exceptional Doctor Performance and the Public Relations Achievement.

Presentation Synopsis

All New talks for 2021
1. The ABCs of Early Cancer Detection: Aspirates, Biopsies and Cytology
2. What's New in Cancer Treatment 2021?
3. What’s New Mast Cell Tumor with Stelfonta
4. Hemangiosarcoma Cancer Cliff Notes
5. Dog Lymphoma Cliff Notes 2021
6. Cat GI Lymphoma Cliff Notes 2021
7. Mammary Tumor Cliff Notes 2021: Dog vs Cat

Geriatrics and End of Life Care

Mary Gardner DVM, ABVP

A dynamic and engaging speaker, Dr. Mary Gardner is able to draw on a wide range of career experiences and life lessons to educate and motivate diverse audiences. Her presentations cover a variety of topics, and encourage both professional and personal growth within the veterinary industry and beyond. Ironically, veterinary medicine was not her first career choice.

After graduating from the University of Miami, she began working as a Technical Business Architect for an order and supply chain management software company. Her innate talent for understanding logistics in a client-centric organization developed a unique skill set for a veterinarian. After 10 years in software she found herself longing for something different and more meaningful – the path she selected was to become a veterinarian. She completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 from the University of Florida.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Practical Care for the Geriatric Patient
2. Where are all the grey muzzles? Marketing before it is too late.
3. Serious Illness Conversations and Guidance with Pet Parents
4. Loving Hurts – Caregiver Burden
5. The Caregiver's Dilemma - Assessing Quality of Life
6. Mapping and Building and Amazing Client Experience
7. Motivate your Staff and be an Effective Leader