Birmingham, AL


August 3-6, 2022


RACE approved


100+ CE Hours

Birmingham, AL


August 3-6, 2022


100+ CE Hours

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Registration gets you on-demand access until the end of 2022.

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Sponsored by the Jefferson County Veterinary Medical Association

The Jefferson County Veterinary Medical Association is proud to invite you to our thirty-fourth Annual Continuing Education Seminar. We strive to bring you some of the best, most qualified and informative speakers in the country. Their special talents and interests will provide you with additional knowledge and aid you in your daily practice. This year will again offer 5+ sessions running simultaneously that will offer over 120 CE hours covering small animal, practice management and veterinary technician courses.

Featured Speakers

Michael Dryden


Thursday, 8/4



Michael Dryden, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM, is an Emeritus University Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, at Kansas State University. He received his DVM from Kansas State University, spent 2.5 years in private practice and then received his M.S. & Ph.D. in Veterinary Parasitology from Purdue University. He is the author or co-author of >150 journal articles and >15 book chapters on veterinary parasitology. He has lectured in 22 countries, presenting > 1,000 invit- ed seminars on clinical veterinary parasitology at local, regional, national and international meetings. Dr. Dryden has received numerous teaching, research and service awards throughout his career, including the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, the KSU Distinguished Service Award from the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, a Recognition Award in Urban Entomology from the northcentral branch of the Entomological Society of America, an Excellence in Teaching Award from the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, the Veterinarian of the Year presented at the 56th Annual Show Dogs of the Year® Awards at the Westminster Dog Show, the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Distinguished Parasitologist of the Year and the American Association of Veterinary Microbiologists Distinguished Microbiologist of the Year.

Amanda Donnelly


Friday, 8/5


Practice Management

Dr. Amanda Donnelly is a sought-speaker, consultant, and author with over 30 years’ experience in the veterinary profession. She is a second-generation veterinarian who combines her practice experience and business expertise to help veterinarians communicate better with their teams and clients.

Dr. Donnelly is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri. She has an MBA from Baker University in Overland Park, Kansas and holds a certificate in Veterinary Practice Administration from the AAHA Veterinary Management Institute (VMI) at Purdue University.

Dr. Donnelly is the author of Leading and Managing Veterinary Teams: The Definitive Guide to Veterinary Practice Management, a contributing author for Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult and Pet-Specific Care for Veterinary Teams. She also writes the Talk the Talk communication column for Today’s Veterinary Business journal.

Well known as a dynamic speaker, Dr. Donnelly has twice been named Practice Management Speaker of the Year for the VMX Conference.

Timothy Hackett


Friday, 8/5


Critical Care

University. After completing an internship at VCA West Los Angeles Animal hospital and a year in private emergency prac- tice, he completed an emergency and critical care medicine residency at Colorado State University in 1994. He spent the next 25 years on faculty at Colorado State including leadership of the emergency/critical care service, Small Animal Chief of Staff, Veterinary Teaching Hospital Director, and Associate Dean of the Veterinary Health System. He was President of the American College of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine 2011-2013. He joined the faculty at Cornell in 2021 as Professor of Emergency/Critical Care Medicine and Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences.

His early research focused on sepsis and infectious disease in critical illness, cardiopulmonary critical care, trauma, and envenomation. His current focus is in gaining an understanding of snake venom across species with a goal of more economical and available antivenom products.

Session Highlights

Clinical Pathology
Emergency and Critical Care
Internal Medicine
Practice Management

Location & Hotels

Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel

$154 / night

1000 Galleria Cir

Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 705-1234

Courtyard Tacoma Downtown

$179 / night

128 feet away

Hotel Murano

$158 / night

0.2 miles away

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Pricing & Discounts

Discounted pricing ends August 1. Register today!


Faculty / Part-Time Staff


Hospital Managers


Technicians / Full-Time Staff


Need to register multiple attendees? Call us at (205) 655-2320