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Whistler, British Columbia, Canada 2023

March 21 - 23, 2023


Surgery – Dr. Grayson Cole
Surgery- Dr. Bronwyn Fullagar

Learn about Veterinary Surgery while enjoying a skiing vacation in Whistler, British Columbia. Our hotel at the center of Whistler village will allow you true ski in ski out access and adequate time to hit the slopes to both Blackcomb and Whistler mountain.

March 21, 2023
6-6:45AM Breakfast Buffet for Attendees Mt Currie
6:45AM to 7AM REGISTRATION Just outside Mt Currie
7-7:50AM GDV: It Doesn’t Have to Make Your Stomach Turn?(BF)
8-8:50AM It’s a Linear Foreign Body – Now What (BF)
9-9:50AM Conquering the Kiwi – Surgery of the Gall Bladder Mucocele
10AM-4:30PM Free Ski & Boarding Time!
4:30-5:20 PM Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (GC)
5:30-6:20PM Laryngeal Exam and Laryngeal Paralysis (GC)
6:30-7:30PM Welcome Mingle Chaekamus Guests Welcome!

March 22, 2023
6-7AM Breakfast Buffet for Attendees Mt Currie
7-7:50AM Diseases of the Trachea (GC)
8-8:50AM Pleural Space Disease and Management (GC)
9-9:50AM Introduction to Pulmonary Surgery for the GP (GC)
10AM-4:30PM Free Ski and Boarding Time on Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains!
4:30-5:20 PM Pyothorax – A Sticky Situation (Story of Layla) (BF)
5:30-6:20PM What Lies Beneath – Managing Penetrating Thoracic Trauma (BF)

March 23, 2023
6-7AM Breakfast Buffet for Attendees Mt Currie
7-7:50 AM Guide to Wide Surgical Excision of Cutaneous Masses (BF)
8-9:15 AM Reconstruction of Large Skin Defects (BF)
9:35-10:50AM Diaphragmatic Hernia Management and Repair (GC)
11-11:50AM Nasal and Sinus Surgery (GC)
12PM Vet Vacation CE Conference Concludes: Book your Next VetVacationCE!

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Super Saver Rate: $855 with 90 days advanced registration
VetVacationCE Rate: $925 from 89 days to 30 days advanced registration
JetSetter Rate: $985 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

Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

Call in: 604-233-3990 or 1-800-445-8667
Referring Code/Group Name: Group Name: VET VACATION 2023 Group Code: VV2023
Room Rate: CAD $249 for a Premier Studio + 16% tax and a $25 resort fee $30 extra for 3rd adult per room. Premier Studio includes a pull out sofa bed.

Accommodations are limited at this special rate and are available for 3 days pre and post. The final day to book your hotel is February 15th, but book early. Rooms will sell out. Typical room rates during this time are over $500.
Please note that reservations will be subject to availability at time of booking.Nightly, secured underground parking is currently available at CAD$37.00 per night (plus
5% GST) for self-parking & $41.00 per night (plus 5% GST) for valet service.

Getting There

Arthur Laing Bridge, R to Granville St, over bridge, to Seymour St, left onto Georgia St. W Vancouver Exit to Marine Dr, right on Taylor Way, left at Hwy 99 N, R on Vlg Gate Blvd, R on Whistler Way. Hotel on Left.
Distance from Hotel: 120 km.
Drive Time: 2.5 hr.
Type Typical Minimum Charge
Bus Service 72.00 CAD
Limousine 400.00 CAD
Rental Car 200.00 CAD
Taxi 265.00 CAD

I-5 N, Granville St exit to Granville St bardge, to Seymour St exit to Georgia St lft, cross brdge to W Vancouver Exit onto Marine Dr, rt onto Taylor Way to Hwy 99 N Exit lft to Whistler, R on Vlg Gate Blvd, R on Whistler Way. Hotel on left.
Distance from Hotel: 175 mi.
CADrive Time: 5 hr.


Grayson Cole, DVM DACVS CCRP

Dr. Grayson Cole received her Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and cell science from the University of Florida in 2006, and then earned her DVM in 2010, also from the University of Florida. She completed a small animal rotating internship at the Ohio State University followed by a surgical internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Cole went on to complete a surgical residency at the University of Tennessee, where she also became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner in 2015. She was then in clinical practice at a specialty hospital in San Antonio and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016. Dr. Cole focuses on soft tissue surgery and has special interests in minimally invasive procedures, vascular anomalies, and upper airway surgery. In her free time, she enjoys sailing, kayaking and hiking. She lives with her husband, stepdaughter, a blonde Labrador mix and a tuxedo cat.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome
2. Laryngeal exam and laryngeal paralysis
3. Diseases of the trachea
4. Pleural space disease and management
5. Introduction to thoracoscopy for the GP
6. Introduction to pulmonary surgery for the GP
7. Diaphragmatic hernia management and repair
8. Nasal and sinus surgery


Dr. Bronwyn Fullagar BVSc, MS, DACVS-SA

Dr. Bronwyn Fullagar is a board certified small animal surgeon based in Canmore, Alberta. She grew up in Brisbane, Australia and earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree from the University of Queensland in 2007. After three years working in general practice in Australia and the United Kingdom, she undertook a rotating internship at the Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency Centre. Dr. Fullagar went on to complete a residency in small animal surgery and a Master of Science degree at the Ohio State University. She was awarded Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Reconstruction of large skin defects - tension-relieving techniques for your toolbox (*75min lecture)
2. Step by step guide to wide surgical excision of cutaneous masses
3. Conquering the kiwi - surgical indications and approach to gall bladder mucocele
4. Pyothorax - a sticky situation. The incredible story of Layla.
5. It’s a linear foreign body - now what? Tips for approaching challenging gastrointestinal surgery cases with confidence.
6. What lies beneath - managing penetrating thoracic trauma from the ER to the OR.
7. Gastric dilatation-volvulus - it doesn't have to make your stomach turn