Vet Vacation CE Rate

Santa Fe, New Mexico 2020

September 15 - 17, 2020

$925.00 $865.00

Dentistry – Dr. Kevin Stepaniuk
Surgery – Dr. Steve Mehler

Learn about veterinary dentistry and surgery in the historic city of Sante Fe in the award-winning Inn and Spa at Loretto.  Enjoy a rich blend of Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo-American culture and traditions.

September 15
Registration 12:30pm-1pm
Conference 1pm-6pm
Cocktail Reception 6:15pm-7:15pm

September 16
Breakfast 7am-8 am
Conference 8am-1pm

September 17
Breakfast 7am-8am
Conference 8am-1pm

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

Inn and Spa at Loretto Santa Fe

Walkway with colorful flowers and brick patio
Call in: 1-866-582-1646
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE call in or Group Code = VETVACA2020 for online use
Room Rate: $219+ 15.4375% taxes and a Reduced $11 resort fee per day ( Normal fee $30)

Accommodations are limited at this special rate. Please book and register early!

Arrangements have been made so you can extend your vacation 2 days before or after your destination seminar at the same rate as long as rooms are available at the property. Call early to secure your choice of rooms and dates.

The Inn at Loretto offers an award-winning spa, casual and fine dining, heated garden pool, and onsite galleries and boutiques. The Inn at Loretto is in the heart of downtown Santa Fe near the historic Santa Fe Plaza, Palace of Governors and Canyon Road arts district.

Getting There

Santa Fe International (SAF): 20 minutes
Las Vegas International (LAS): 1 hour, 20 minutes
Albuquerque International (ABQ): 1 hours,15 minutes


Kevin S. Stepaniuk, DVM, FAVD, Dipl. AVDC

As a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College, Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, previous faculty member and section chief of Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of Minnesota, he has become an invited international and national renowned lecturer and instructor. He is a journal and textbook author and reviewer for many dentistry and oral surgery publications. He is an Executive Board member of the AVDC, and past-president of the AVDS. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Calgary, DVM degree from Oklahoma State University and completed a small animal internship at Washington State University. His specialty training was in private practice. He owns Veterinary Dentistry Education and Consulting Services and works clinically at Columbia River Veterinary Specialists. He brings a practical, clinically relevant, and entertaining aspect to his energetic lectures filled with clinical photographs and radiographs.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Clandestine Hidden Common Dental and Oral Disease
2. Recognition and Step-By-Step Treatment of Feline Tooth Resorption
3. Pathophysiology, Recognition, Examination, and Treatment of Periodontal Disease
4. Step-by-Step Surgical Extractions of Canine and Feline Teeth
5. Intraoral Dental Radiography - Understanding the Opacities and Lucencies
6. Malocclusions and Common Oral Pathology - Recognition and Treatment
7. Inflammation in the Feline Oral Cavity - They are not all the same!
8. Understanding Fractured Teeth and the Appropriate Treatment Recommendations


Steve Mehler, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Steve Mehler has been certified in surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2007. His special interests include minimally invasive surgery, interventional radiology, and surgical diseases of the extrahepatic biliary tract in dogs and cats.
Dr. Mehler graduated with honors from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, as well as a residency in small animal surgery, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. He was member of the faculty of Michigan State University from 2006 to 2009, dividing his time between soft tissue surgery and interventional radiology. Dr. Mehler received a BS from Michigan State University in 1998.
His work has been published in many textbooks on surgical diseases of cats and dogs as well as of exotic species. He lives in Chester County and enjoys spending time with his children, ice hockey, motorcycles, and running.

Presentation Synopsis

1. The abdominal exploratory
2. Advances in open wound management
3. Penetrating wounds: what lies beneath
4. Wound closure techniques
5. The use and abuse of wound drains
6. Thoracic trauma: Etiology of thoracic trauma, including the Mehler algorithm
7. Extrahepatic biliary tract surgery
8. The twisted truth about Gastric Dilation and Volvulus