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Glacier National Park Whitefish, Montana 2024

September 29 - October 1, 2024

Original price was: $995.00.Current price is: $895.00.

Behavior - Dr. Christine Calder
Nutrition – Dr. Lindsey Bullen

Thank You Legally Mine for being a Silver Level Sponsor! Bonus 1 CE RACE approved Lunch and Learn

The conference hotel is The Lodge at Whitefish Lake.  Learn about Behavior and Nutrition surrounded by mountains and the pristine water of Whitefish Lake. Our lodging is only 30-minutes from Glacier National Park and 10-minutes from the myriad of fun fall activities at Whitefish Mountain Resort. No reservations are required to enter Glacier National Park after September 8th.

September 29, 2024
11:30-1pm REGISTRATION: Sign in and Pick a seat!
12-12:50pm Bonus Lunch and Learn Legally Mine Proper use of Legal Entities for Lawsuit Protection & Tax Reduction 1 CE Credit
1-1:50pm Vet Visit Sedation Plans
2-3:15pm Distraction and Counterconditioning for Vet Visits
3:15-3:45pm BREAK
3:45-5pm An Inconvenient Truth – Review of Nutrition Myths
5:10-6pm Battling Inappetence
6:15-7:15pm WELCOME RECEPTION Lakeside Pavilion

September 30, 2024
7-8am BREAKFAST BUFFET for Attendees
8-8:50am Diet and DCM
9-9:50am Liver Let Die
10-10:50am To Pee or Not to Pee
10:50-11:10am BREAK AND SNACK
11:10–12noon Puppy and Kitten Behavior: What's Normal and What's NOT
12:10-1pm Feline Housesoiling

October 1, 2024
7-8am BREAKFAST BUFFET for Attendees
8-8:50am Noise & Storm Phobias
9-9:50am Separation Anxiety
10-10:50am How Health Impacts Behavior: Case Based
10:50-11:10am BREAK AND SNACK
11:10–12noon The Art of Assisted Feeding
12:10-1pm It's Not a Diet, It's a Lifestyle Change
1pm Conference Concludes: Book Your Next VetVacationCE!

Save with Early Registration

Super Saver Rate: $895 with 90 days advanced registration
VetVacationCE Rate: $945 from 89 days to 45 days advanced registration
JetSetter Rate: $995 less than 45 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 Lodge at Whitefish Lake

Sunset view from the Lodge
Call in: 877.887.4026
Referring Code/Group Name: ID: VETVAC24 | Password: WHITEFISH
Room Rate: Rate:$289 plus 8% Montana Accommodations tax, 3% resort tax, 1% community sustainability tax, 1% Whitefish Lake Institute Assessment and 11.5% resort services fee. King Classic or 2 Queen Classic room. Upgraded rooms are also available. Accommodations are limited at this special rate. Please book and register early! $40 rollaway fee available. No pets and all rooms are non-smoking.

You can extend your vacation 3 days before or after at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake at the group rate as long as rooms are available. If you need a room extended beyond checking in September 28th and out October 2nd please call 406.863.4058. Rooms will not be available after August 29th. This hotel will sell out, so book as soon as possible. One night's room and tax will be collected at the time of booking to guarantee the reservation. Fourteen days before arrival the remaining balance will be due on the entire stay and will be charged to the credit card placed on file, at this point the reservation is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Complimentary transportation is available to downtown Whitefish the Firebrand Hotel and to the Whitefish Lake Golf Course.
Airport shuttles can be arranged with advanced reservations.
There is free parking and complimentary wireless internet. Internet is not strong in Montana.
Park passes and a vehicle registration pass are required to enter Glacier National Park. See link.

Getting There

Airport Distance: 16 minutes from Glacier International Airport (FCA). Many domestic airlines serve FCA.

Complimentary transportation is available from the Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) and the Amtrak Station with 24 hour advance notice.


Christine Calder, DVM, DACVB

A graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Calder has lived and practiced veterinary medicine in both her home state of New Jersey, and Maine for many years.
In addition to general practice, Dr. Calder has worked at the San Francisco SPCA, Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Most recently, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor in Community Veterinary Services and Veterinary Behavior at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Health Center. As a general practitioner, she has always had an interest in animal behavior especially clinical veterinary behavior and in 2016, she finished a residency with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. In 2017, she became a Diplomate with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (DACVB). Dr. Calder’s special interest is in shelter behavior, feline behavior, and shy/ fearful dogs.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Vet Visit Sedation Plans
2. Distraction and Counterconditioning for Vet Visits
3. Puppy and Kitten Behavior: What's Normal and What's NOT
4. Feline Housesoiling
5. Noise & Storm Phobias
6. Separation Anxiety
7. How Health Impacts Behavior: Case Based Part 1
8. How Health Impacts Behavior: Case Based Part 2
9. How to Approach Behavior in General Practice: Getting Started with Observations and Behavioral Histories
10. How to Approach Behavior in General Practice: Is it Medical or Behavioral? Creating your Differential List
11. How to Approach Behavior in General Practice: Developing the Treatment Plan
12. Treating Behavior in Practice: Psychopharmacology
13. Canine Aggression
14. Feline Aggression
15. Veterinary Visits: Managing the more Challenging Patients in Practice?
16. Behavior: It is Everywhere
17. How to Approach Behavior in Practice - Behavior Cases Don't Have to be Complicated
18. Medications and the Behavior Patient - Medications are Part of the Treatment of Behavior Problems in Practice
19. Anxiety in the Canine Patient: Case Studies
20. The Feline Patient: The Litterbox and Beyond


Lindsey Bullen, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition)

Dr. Lindsey Bullen earned her BA in Chemistry and BS in Zoology in 2008. She remained at NC State for her post-baccalaureate training where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2012, completed a medical and surgical internship in 2013, a residency in 2016, and a fellowship in 2017. Following board-certification in veterinary nutrition, in 2017 Lindsey created the Clinical Nutrition Service at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas. 2022 brings new opportunities as Dr. Bullen is now creating a Clinical Nutrition Service at Friendship Hospital for Animals in the DC area. Dr. Bullen is particularly interested in clinical nutrition application, specifically: critical care, multi-disease state, and assisted feeding. Though she is no longer in academia, Dr. Bullen brings experience and a strong passion for teaching.
Lindsey grew up in a small town near Asheville, North Carolina. Though not quite a full native of this beautiful state, she is happy to still call it home. She currently lives in Apex with her husband, Nathan, and their two boys, 5-year-old, Arthur and 2-year-old, Rowan.

Presentation Synopsis

1. An Inconvenient Truth (Review of Nutrition Myths)
2. Battling Inappetence (Appetite Regulation, Appetite Stimulants, and More)
3. Diet and DCM
4. Liver Let Die (Nutritional Management for the Liver Patient)
5. To Pee or Not to Pee (Nutritional Management for FLUTD and Urolithiasis)
6. The Art of Assisted Feeding
7. It's Not a Diet, It's a Lifestyle Change (Weight Loss Basics)
8. Nutrition in Practice (Making Nutrition Work for You)
9. What's In a Label? How to Read a Pet Food Label
10. Navigating Pet Food Trends
11. Nutrition for the Nephron
12. Probiotics- Hope or Hype
13. A Pain in the Pancreas
14. Diarrhea is Not Normal (Management of Chronic Enteropathies)
15. Let Food be Thy Medicine (Supporting the Oncologic Patient)
16. Nutrition 101 (Understanding the Basics)
17. Confusion to Comprehension (Client Communications in an Age of Telemedicine)