Super Saver Rate

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada 2025

March 4 - 6, 2025

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

Emergency Critical Care – Dr. Lisa Powell
Diagnostic Imaging- Dr. Jaime Rechy Jr.

Learn about Veterinary Emergency Critical Care and Diagnostic Imaging 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.

If the enormous runs, impeccable snow record and lively resort weren’t enough, Whistler is reaching new heights this winter thanks to new lifts, including a new Blackcomb access gondola. This ski region, which spans two enormous mountains (Whistler and Blackcomb), provides an unbeatable variety of runs, meaning beginners can feel confidents and experts can be occupied for weeks. The only problems are the crowds and lift lines, although these should be alleviated with the new lifts.

With a resort as expansive as Whistler Blackcomb you’ll be blown away by the gorgeous panoramic views at every corner. The ultimate view is from the 1,400-foot-high Peak 2 Peak Gondola, the views from above are quite simply breath-taking and give perspective of how truly enormous the resort is.

There are three primary bases: Creekside, Upper Village, and Whistler Village, which serves as the centre of the community. With a wide variety of bars and restaurants to suit most budgets as well as some fantastic shopping opportunities, the resort village provides for a perfect base.

March 4, 2025
6-7am REGISTRATION Just outside Cheakamus
6-7am BREAKFAST BUFFET for Attendees Cheakamus
10am-4:30pm Ski & Boarding Time on Whistler!
4:30-5:20 pm
6:30-7:30pm WELCOME RECEPTION Mt. Currie North!

March 5, 2025
6-7am BREAKFAST BUFET for Attendees Cheakamus
10am-4:30pm Ski and Boarding Time on Whistler!

March 6, 2025
6-7am BREAKFAST BUFFET for Attendees Cheakamus
9:15-9:35am BREAK AND SNACK
12pm Vet Vacation CE Conference Concludes: Book your Next VetVacationCE!

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

Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

Call in: 1-800-515-4050, press 1 for Reservations and provide them with the Group Code: VV2025
Referring Code/Group Name: Group Name: Vet Vacation 2025 Group Code: VV2025
Room Rate: CAD $379 for a Premier Studio or $349 2 Double Beds + 16% tax and a $25 resort fee. Premier Studio includes a mini kitchenette and pull out sofa with fireplace. Can fit 2 adults and 2 children. $30 additional for 3rd and 4th adult over 18 years of age.

Upgraded rooms are available at an additional cost by calling 604-966-5028 or email and provide their confirmation number from the online booking link and we’ll happily make these adjustments for them at the group rate.
This is a ski-in and ski-out hotel with ski valet that carries your skis to storage for you daily. Everything is within walking distance in this previous Olympic Village. Accommodations are limited at this special rate and are available for 3 days pre and post based on availability. Rooms will sell out. Typical room rates during this time are over $500. Note that hotel rates are in Canadian dollars. Conference registration is in US dollars.
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 tax)
5% GST) for self-parking & $41.00 per night (plus 5% GST) for valet service.
Shuttle service between Vancouver airport and the mountain is readily available.

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.

Emergency Critical Care

Lisa Powell DVM, ACVECC

Dr. Lisa Powell graduated veterinary school from Texas A&M in 1995, completed a small animal rotating internship at the AMC in NYC in 1996, and then went on to a residency in small animal emergency and critical care at Tufts University, finishing in 1999. She became board certified in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2000.  Following residency, Dr. Powell joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota where she worked as a clinical professor for 15 years. She is an author of more than 30 veterinary journal articles, book chapters, and authored a book entitled “Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care: Case Studies in Client Communication, Morbidity and Mortality”. Dr. Powell is a national and international speaker on all things emergency and critical care! She is currently a Manager of Telehealth and ER development and an associate critical care clinician at BluePearl Veterinary Partners. Her clinical interests include cardiopulmonary disease, high flow oxygen therapy, mechanical ventilation, and innovative clinical teaching methods.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Fluid Therapy in the ER
2. Fluid Prescriptions and the Medical Math
3. Transfusion Medicine
4. Case Presentations Transfusion Medicine
5. Cases that Commonly Present to the ER
6. Case Scenarios - Communication
7. Case Scenarios - Medical Errors
8. The IPASS Method - ER rounds, communication, and patient safety
9. Feline Shock
10. Transfusion Medicine
11. Carbon Monoxide Toxicity - Case presentations
12. Emergency Case Presentations
13. Arrhythmias in the ICU
14. Triage and Treatment of the Trauma Patient
15. Pulmonary Edema - Pathophysiology and Treatment
16. Common Emergencies
17. Hematologic Emergencies
18. Nutrition in the Critically Ill
19. Sepsis/SIRS
20. Morbidity and Mortality Rounds
21. Surgical vs. Non-surgical treatment of Pyothorax
22. Septic Abdomen
23. Traumatic Injuries
24. Crystalloid and Colloid Therapy
25. The Critical Anesthetic Patient
26. Arrhythmias in the ICU

Diagnostic Imaging

Jaime Rechy Jr., DVM, DACVR

Dr. Jaime Rechy Jr., DVM, DACVR is the Chief of Radiology at Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG). He
received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Texas A&M University.
He completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Tennessee, followed by a radiology
residency at North Carolina State University. Dr. Rechy joined VEG after working in a busy specialty and
emergency pet hospital, where he helped create a radiology department & mobile ultrasound unit while
also leading the intern house officer program. He currently serves as a member and chair of multiple
committees in the ACVR, reviews manuscripts for JAVMA/AJVR/VRU, and enjoys speaking & teaching at
national conferences. Dr. Rechy has a passion for developing and delivering engaging educational
content. In fact, he is completing a learning certificate program through Duke University to further
improve his educational material using evidence-based methods.
Dr. Rechy, his wife, and their two boys live near Nashville, Tennessee. In their spare time, they enjoy
visiting local & national parks, jet-skiing on Center Hill Lake, and exploring Nashville's best restaurants
and music venues.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Pulmonary Pattern Paradigms & Left-sided CHF in the Dog & Cat (1 hour, radiology)
2. Ultrasound Physics & Introduction to Point-of-Care Ultrasound Techniques (1 hour, ultrasound)
3. Just Breathe: A Radiographic Approach to Non-Cardiac Respiratory Distress (1 hour, radiology)
4. Pee, Pyo, and Pups: A Radiographic Approach to Urogenital Emergencies (1 hour, radiology)
5. Introduction to Ultrasound Techniques of the Urogenital System (1 hour, ultrasound)
6. Tied Up & Twisted: Imaging GI Torsions & Entrapment (1 hour, radiology)
7. Introduction to Ultrasound Techniques of the GI Tract (75 minutes, ultrasound)