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Niagara Falls – Ontario 2024

September 19 - 21, 2024

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

Nutrition and Internal Medicine - Dr. Jessie Markovich
Internal Medicine - Dr. Patty Lathan

Thank You Simmons and Associates for being a Silver Level Sponsor!

Learn from two experts in Veterinary Medicine and expand your knowledge on Nutrition/Internal Medicine and Internal Medicine in the Canadian Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Canada attractions create an authentic Ontario experience. Ride a Niagara City Cruise in the morning and head off to the Whirlpool Aero Car in the afternoon. Take a stroll through the Botanical Gardens or test your courage on a WildPlay Zipline to the Falls. Visit the Skylon Tower for the best view around with 360 degree views. Greg Frewin Theatre Magic Show will amaze the young and young at heart. Find your inner thrill seeker at Whirlpool Jetboats, Nightmares Fear Factory or Niagara Free Fall. There are so many things to do in Niagara Falls for fun and adventure!

For those looking to slow it down and relax, Niagara Falls has experiences to help rejuvenate and revitalize. Start the day with a round of golf, relax on a Niagara wine tour in the afternoon and finish with a candlelit dinner. You may want to relax at a spa or enjoy a Niagara Falls sightseeing tour. A romantic kiss by the Falls illuminated at night in glowing colours is the perfect ending to any evening (plus seasonal fireworks in Niagara Falls).

September 19, 2024
12:30-1pm REGISTRATION: Sign in and pick a seat!
1-2:15pm Pitfalls and Pro-Tips of Proteinuira
2:25-3:15pm Everyday Questions About Gastrointestinal Diets for your Patients
3:15-3:45pm BREAK AND SNACK
3:45-5pm Addison’s 75 minute
5:10-6pm Cushing’s - How I Manage Cases

September 20, 2024
7-8am BREAKFAST BUFFET for Attendees
8-8:50am Communicating a "Hefty" Issue
9-9:50am Endocrine Emergencies
10-10:50am Don't Stress! Practical Management of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
10:50-11:10am BREAK AND SNACK
11:10–12noon Feline Diabetes Mellitus SGLT-2i
12:10-1pm Canine Diabetes Mellitus

September 21, 2024
7-8am BREAKFAST BUFFET for Attendees
8-8:50am Feline Acromegaly and Hyperaldosteronism
9-9:50am Hypercalcemia and How I work This Up
10-10:50am Hypothyroidism Update - How I Manage Cases
10:50-11:10am BREAK AND SNACK
11:10–12noon Feline Ureteroliths
12:10-1pm Feline Infectious Diseases
1pm VetVacationCE Concludes: BOOK YOUR NEXT VET VACATION!

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

Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa

Marriott Fallsview Niagara Falls
Call in: 888-501-8916 code AVV
Referring Code/Group Name: Promo code Vet Vacation
Room Rate: Run of House hotel room $289+ 7.9% LF&T + 13% HST in Canadian Dollars

Accommodations are limited at this special rate. Please book and register early!
Arrangements have been made so you can extend your vacation up to 3 nights before and/or after your destination seminar at the same rate if rooms are available at the property based on availability. You will need to call in to book room if you are extending beyond the conference nights. I would suggest booking the nights available using the link and then call in to extend. Book or Call early to secure your choice of rooms.

The Vet Vacation CE contract includes complimentary Wi-Fi and 2 bottled water.
The website will quote a $15.95 Destination Amenity Fee, VVCE is exempt from this fee, unfortunately the hotel cannot alter the website to remove it.
• The check-in time is 4:00 PM and the check-out time is 11:00 AM. Early Check-in and Late Check-out requests cannot be guaranteed and must be made prior to arrival.
Parking fees apply $59 per night Canadian Dollars

Getting There

BUF Buffalo Niagara International Airport is a 54 minute drive
YYZ Toronto Pearson International Airport is 1hr 20 min drive
You will need a passport to enter Canada!
Niagara Airbus offers Airport to Hotel Shuttle options - You can leave the driving to them

Nutrition and Internal Medicine

Jessie Markovich, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition)

Dr. Jessie Markovich is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and is double board certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Markovich is in private practice at NorthStar Vets in Robbinsville, NJ and brings years of expertise and experience in Internal Medicine and Veterinary Nutrition together to help patients live longer, healthier lives.  She enjoys working with pet owners to demystify decisions regarding the best diet for their pets with a variety of special dietary needs. As a board-certified Veterinary Internist, Dr. Markovich has found that medical management of many chronic conditions is more effective and easier, when combined with proper nutrition. Her special interests include: feline medicine, infectious disease, interventional radiology, urinary disease and nutritional management of chronic kidney disease.  At home, Dr. Markovich has a very understanding husband, 2 little boys, 4 cats, a sweet hound mix and a small flock of chickens. 

Presentation Synopsis

1. Pitfalls and Pro-Tips of Proteinuira (75 min) -IM and nutrition
2. Everyday Questions About Gastrointestinal Diets for your Patients
3. Communicating a "Hefty" Issue
4. Endocrine Emergencies
5. Don't Stress! Practical Management of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
6. Feline Ureteroliths
7. Feline Infectious Diseases

Internal Medicine


Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, DACVIM, is a Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Louisiana State University. She earned her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania, then completed an internship at Mississippi State University and a residency in small animal internal medicine at Purdue University. Dr. Lathan specializes in endocrinology, specifically adrenal function testing, diabetes mellitus, and the mitigation of side effects of glucocorticoids. She is currently past-president of the Society for Comparative Endocrinology.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Feline Diabetes Mellitus SGLT-2i
2. Canine Diabetes Mellitus
3. Feline Acromegaly and Hyperaldosteronism
4. Addison’s 75 minute
5. Hypercalcemia and How I work This Up
6. PU/PD - How I work Them Up
7. Hypothyroidism Update - How I Manage Cases
8. Cushing’s - How I Manage Cases