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Santa Fe, New Mexico Exotic Pet Medicine 2025

September 17 - 19, 2025

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

Exotic Pet Medicine – Dr. Alyssa Scagnelli
Exotic Pet Medicine – Dr. Emi Knafo

Learn about Veterinary Exotic Pet Medicine in the historic city of Santa Fe in the award-winning Drury Inn with Dr. Alyssa Scagnelli and Dr. Emi Knafo.  Reptiles, birds, rabbits, backyard chickens and even honeybees are the stars of the conference. Enjoy a rich blend of Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo-American culture and traditions.

September 17, 2025
12:30pm-1pm Registration
3:15-3:30pm BREAK AND SNACK
6:15pm-7:15pm Welcome Reception

September 18, 2025
7am-8 am Breakfast for Registered Guest of the Drury
9:50am-10am BREAK AND SNACK

September 19, 2025
7am-8am Breakfast for Registered Guest of the Drury
9:50am-10am BREAK AND SNACK
10 –10:50pm

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

Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe

Drury Santa Fe
Call in: 505-424-2175 or 800-325-0720
Referring Code/Group Name: Group Number: 10103960
Room Rate: $259+ 15.4375% taxes $10 additional for the 3rd and 4th guest

Accommodations are available 3 days before and after the event based on availability and limited at this special rate. Please book and register early!
Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe includes
Complimentary Drury Full Hot Breakfast Buffet
Complimentary Drury Evening Reception with Appetizers & 3 Free Drink Vouchers Per Registered Guest
Reduced Valet Parking Fee of $18 - normally $28
Hotel policies:
• There is a maximum number of four (4) occupants per Hotel room and a maximum of six (6) occupants per Hotel suite (not including additional persons that may be accommodated by a rollaway bed, for which special charges will apply);
Breakfast and complimentary 5:30 Kickback® are for registered guests only. Proof of guest registration (including valid ID) may be required
The Hotel's pool and spa are for registered guests only; and non-registered guests may not be invited into the pool area. Before guests can enter the pool area, they must sign Drury's Pool Rule Acknowledgement Form.
Hotel room doors will not be propped open and must remain shut at all times
The Hotel may institute a "quiet time" curfew at 10:00 p.m. for Group at Hotel's discretion
A historic renovation, the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe offers unique accommodations like private terraces and premium suites. The hotel is LEED® Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council for energy-efficiency in the design. Located within walking distance of the Plaza in Downtown Santa Fe and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, it is just a short drive to Meow Wolf.
Palace Avenue Arts designed the artwork for the interiors of the hotel by curating the most creative artists from a wide array of art markets. Enjoy the variety of mediums displayed on all floors.

Getting There

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

Exotic Pet Medicine

Alyssa Scagnelli, DVM, DACZM

Dr. Alyssa Scagnelli received her DVM from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. After graduation, she completed companion animal and zoological internships at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. From 2017-2024, Dr. Scagnelli was an associate veterinarian at the Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic in Mesa, Arizona. During this time, she provided care to zoological companion animals and native wildlife. She was also adjunct faculty at Midwestern University School of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. As adjunct, her predominant focus was on clinical research as it pertained to exotic animal medicine. She is currently faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys teaching and clinical research and is most passionate about reptile and aquatic animal medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Scagnelli can be found outdoors – rock climbing, hiking, kayaking and gardening are her favorite activities. She also loves to travel with her husband and explore the oceans via SCUBA diving. She is mom to numerous fish, reptiles, birds, and two dogs as well.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Beyond the Bulb: Advanced Reptile Husbandry
2. Updates on Reptilian Infectious Disease
3. Rabbit Abdominal Emergencies
4. “Hold the Sweets!”: Updates on Sugar Glider Nutrition and Disease
5. Veterinary Mythology: Eminence-Based vs. Evidence-Based Medicine
6. Are You Flocking Kidding Me? (Backyard Chicken Medicine)
7. Winged Partners: Falconry and the Art of Raptor Medicine

Exotic Pet Medicine

S. Emi Knafo, DVM, DACZM

Dr. Emi Knafo completed her veterinary (DVM) training at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2008. During her veterinary training, she received a competitive research grant and award from the Morris Animal Foundation to study free-ranging zebra in northern Kenya. She then completed internships in large animal surgery and zoological medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Georgia, respectively. Dr. Knafo continued her clinical training with a zoological medicine residency at Cornell University, after which time she joined the faculty in the Zoological Companion Animal Medicine Service at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University from 2014-2018. Subsequently, Dr. Knafo joined the Exotics Service at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ before coming to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Zoological Medicine in 2022.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Avian Anesthesia
2. Rabbit Anesthesia
3. Avian Regional Limb Perfusion “How To”
4. Avian Reproductive Disease - Medicine and Surgery (75 min)
5. Cloacal Prolapse
6. Rabbit Soft Tissue Surgery
7. Honey Bee Medicine
8. Reptile Reproductive Disease - Medicine and Surgery
9. Rabbit Dentistry (can be 75min)