Super Saver Rate

Yosemite National Park – California 2022

October 4 - 6, 2022

$925.00 $795.00

Emergency Critical Care - Dr. Christopher Byers
Emergency Critical Care - Dr. Lisa Powell

Learn from two experts in Veterinary Medicine and expand your knowledge on Emergency Critical Care.  Enjoy hiking, lounging at the pool, a spa experience, a photography class, or a flight over Yosemite at the newest lodge in Yosemite National Park.  Our half day seminars give you plenty of time to enjoy the location.

October 4, 2022
12:30-1pm Registration - Pick up your name badge, sign in & find a seat
Meeting 1-6pm
3:45-4pm Break and Snack
6:15-7:15pm Cocktail and Cheese Hour: Bring your drink tickets

October 5, 2022
7:00-7:55am Full Buffet Breakfast (Registered Attendees Only)
Meeting 8am-1pm
10:50-11am Break and Snack
1pm Enjoy Yosemite!

October 6, 2022
7-7:55am Full Buffet Breakfast (Registered Attendees only)
Meeting 8am-1pm
10:50-11am Break and Snack
1pm Book Your Next VetVacationCE!

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

Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite

rush creek lodge
Call in: 209-379-2373
Referring Code/Group Name: VET
Room Rate: $292.50+ 12% tax, + $1 Yosemite Conservancy fee

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

Arrangements have been made so you can extend your vacation 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 basic conference nights. Book or Call early to secure your choice of rooms.
As Yosemite’s first new lodge in over 25 years, we’ve got a lot to celebrate, especially all the family, friends and partners who helped make our June 24th Grand Opening possible.

The rooms are gorgeous, the pool and hot tubs are open, and our Recreation team is up and running with guided trips, free trip planning advice, and tons of fun activities every day around the property.

We’re also thrilled to announce that both the Restaurant and Tavern are now open 7 days a week. Our friendly staff is serving delicious breakfast, lunch, Happy Hour, and dinner, with seating options indoors or on our covered terrace overlooking the pool area. Lots of great to-go items are also available daily in our General Store.

Rush Creek guests are also welcome to enjoy all the play areas and other amenities at our sister property, the Evergreen Lodge, located just 7 miles down the road from Rush Creek.

Getting There

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) 170 miles west 3.5-hour drive
Oakland International Airport (OAK) 155 miles west 3-hour drive
San Jose International Airport (SJC)160 miles west 3.5-hour drive
Sacramento International Airport (SMF) 160 miles north 3-hour drive
Merced Regional Airport (MCE) 95 miles southwest 2-hour drive
Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) 100 miles southeast 2.5-hour drive
Fresno-Yosemite International Airport (FAT) 135 miles south 3-hour drive

Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ

Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ is a practicing dual board-certified veterinary specialist, recognized international speaker, and respected author. Dr. Byers enjoys teaching, and is passionate about helping pet parents understand their fur baby’s health problems. He launched to provide dog and cat owners with high quality, accurate, and comprehensive information they need to understand their pet’s health problems. Since 2014 the information available at has been used by both pet parents and veterinarians, alike, helping Dr. Byers realize his primary goal: promoting the “triad of care” - a collaborative partnership between pet owners, primary care veterinarians, and board-certified veterinary specialists.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Pattern Recognition in Respiratory Distress
2. A Practical Approach to Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia
3. Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s disease)
4. The Problem of Persistent Puking
5. Remembering the Basics in treatment of shock
6. Delving into Diabetic Ketoacidosis
7. Feline Thyrotoxicosis
8. Fluid Therapy Update, including endothelial glycocalyx

Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Lisa Powell DVM, ACVECC

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. Dr. Powell then 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 publications, and authored a book entitled “Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care: Case Studies in Client Communication, Morbidity and Mortality”. She is currently an associate critical care clinician at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Her clinical interests include mechanical ventilation, respiratory disease, colloid and fluid therapy, and sepsis.

Presentation Synopsis

1. Nutrition in the Critically Ill
2. Sepsis/SIRS
3. Morbidity and Mortality Rounds
4. Surgical vs. Non-surgical treatment of Pyothorax
5. Septic Abdomen
6 Traumatic Injuries
7. Crystalloid and Colloid Therapy
8. The Critical Anesthetic Patient
9. Arrhythmias in the ICU