Super Saver Rate

New Orleans LA 2025

March 25 - 27, 2025

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

Feline Abdominal Ultrasound - Dr. Jennifer Babineaux
Feline Behavior- Dr. Wailani Sung

Learn from two experts in Veterinary Medicine and expand your knowledge on Feline Abdominal Ultrasound  and Feline Behavior in New Orleans. The Kimpton Hotel Fontenot is located in downtown and was awarded a Reader’s Choice Award by Condé Nast in 2023 and is pet friendly and offers a complimentary wine hour each evening. New Orleans has been built on a musical legacy equal parts traditional and improvisational — and now, Kimpton Hotel Fontenot is taking a page from that songbook by riffing on the standard Crescent City hotel, creating something contemporary and new. But it still embodies the NOLA spirit and honors the area’s over-the-top style with a few surprises, including the magnificent Peacock Room (Voted Best Bar in the US in 2022), an ornate gathering spot filled with a menagerie of prints and patterns. Expect five-star service that’s anything but stuffy, chic design mixed with playful touches, food and drink that satisfies the soul, and an atmosphere that has the chops to impress locals and visitors alike.


March 25, 2025
12:30-1pm REGISTRATION: Sign in and pick a seat! Canray Ballroom
3:15-3:30pm BREAK AND SNACK
6:15-7:15pm Welcome Mingle King Terrace

March 26, 2025
7-8am Breakfast Buffet for Attendees King Terrace
10:45am-11am BREAK AND SNACK

March 27, 2025
7-8am Breakfast Buffet for Attendees King Terrace
10 –10:45pm
10:45am -11am BREAK AND SNACK

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

Kimpton Hotel Fontenot New Orleans

Call in: 800-KIMPTON
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE 2025
Room Rate: $209 +16.2% tax for King Room or 2 Queen Room, No resort fee per night, up to quad occupancy, Max 4 people

Accommodations are limited at this special rate. Book or Call early to secure your choice of rooms.
The Kimpton offers a nightly complimentary hosted wine hour in the lobby from 5-6 pm as well as morning coffee from 7-10am.
At Kimpton hotels, every guest, be they on two legs or four, is greeted with open arms and cozy accommodations. So bring your best friend along! Doesn't matter if your extra family member is furry, feathery or scaly. It's okay by us, and there is no extra charge -- no matter their size, weight or breed. We not only allow dogs, cats, and other pets at our hotels, we welcome them. You’ll never see extra cleaning charges or pet deposits at a Kimpton.

We don't impose restrictions on the size or the number of pets you can bring along, so your Great Dane can stretch out as much as your kitten. We don’t choose sides, we’re just as proud to be a dog-friendly hotel as we are to be a cat-friendly hotel. Whether you're planning a short visit or an extended stay, rest assured that our hotel is not just pet-friendly, but pet-celebrated. Here, every day is an opportunity to create joyful memories with your beloved companions by your side.

Our pet-friendly hotel in New Orleans welcomes your pet with:

Food & water bowls in your guest room
Courtesy bags for walking your dog
No additional charge for pets, no deposit required
No size, weight, or breed restrictions
Nightly hosted wine reception — pets are welcome to join the party!
We've partnered with Wag! Enjoy complimentary access during your stay

Getting There

Fly to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport 15 miles to the Hotel Fontenot and 30 minutes drive
Taxis and Rideshare services are readily available.

Feline Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging

Jennifer Babineaux DVM, MBA, DABVP (feline)

Dr. Jennifer Babineaux graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and completed an internal medicine residency at VCA East Bay Veterinary Specialists in 2009. During her residency, she developed an interest in feline medicine as well as in using ultrasound as a daily diagnostic tool for challenging internal medicine cases. Dr. Babineaux worked in the internal medicine departments of the San Francisco SPCA and VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists. In 2014, she became an ABVP Diplomate (Feline Practice). Dr. Babineaux relocated to Philadelphia in 2014, where she developed a mobile ultrasound and internal medicine consulting practice serving more than 25 hospitals, including 4 feline-only practices. Dr. Babineaux currently provides mobile ultrasound and internal medicine consulting in Ashland, Oregon. She enjoys teaching veterinarians ultrasound skills, and advocates for the routine use of ultrasound to diagnose challenging internal medicine cases in general practice. Dr. Babineaux considers cats an especially ultrasound-deficient species.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Feline Ultrasound: Scanning the Feline Upper Urinary Tract
2. Feline Ultrasound: Scanning the Feline Lower Urinary Tract
3. Feline Ultrasound: Probing for Answers in the Younger Vomiting Cat
4. Feline Ultrasound: Probing for Answers in the Older Vomiting Cat
5. Feline Ultrasound: 10 Ways Cats Are Not Small Dogs on Ultrasound
6. Feline Ultrasound: Probing for Answers in the Yellow Cat
7. Feline Ultrasound: Using Ultrasound to Collect Fine Needle Aspirates

Feline Behavior

Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB, FFCP

Dr. Wailani Sung is a Board certified veterinary behaviorists in the United States. Dr. Sung obtained her Master’s degree and Doctorate in Psychology with a special interest in animal behavior from the University of Georgia. Upon completion of her graduate degrees, Dr. Sung enrolled at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia where she graduated with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. Dr. Sung provides behavior consultations for privately owned pets and provides assessments for Vicious Dangerous Dog cases. She also provides consultations to animal shelters regarding individual shelter pets and evaluations on shelter behavior programs.

Dr. Sung is a co-author of the book, “From Fearful to Fear Free”, in which she collaborated with America’s veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker, veterinary colleague Dr. Lisa Radosta, and renown trainer, Mikkel Becker. Dr. Sung also co-authored a chapter in “Decoding your Cat”. Dr. Sung has been a contributor to the websites, PetCoach, PetMD and Reader's Digest. Dr. Sung has written chapters for the following veterinary textbooks: Behavior of Exotic Pets; Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior, 2nd Edition; Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline: 7th edition; Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarian and Staff, 2nd edition; Clinical Handbook of Feline Behavior Medicine. Dr. Sung was interviewed on the documentary, Cat Tales by NOVA: and on the Netflix documentary, Inside the Mind of a Cat.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Improving the Patient Experience During Veterinary Visits (75 minute)
2. Reduce Stress Handling for Veterinary Patients
3. Feline Elimination Behavior Problems
4. How Does Fear, Anxiety and Stress Affect Behavioral and Physical Health in your Patients?
5. Red Flag Kittens -Identifying Early Behavior Problems
6. Squabbling Feline Housemates – Treating Feline Intraspecies Aggression
7. Human Directed Aggression