CVMA Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sun & CE with CVMA!

2014 CVMA Fall Seminar
Palm Springs, CA

October 10-12, 2014
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage

Sponsored by: 


Veterinarians, registered veterinary technicians, and veterinary assistants are invited to join us for our Fall Seminar!
This seminar combines three one-half day seminar sessions with afternoons free to have fun with your family, friends, and colleagues. Veterinarians can earn 12 continuing education units, RVTs and CVMA CVAs can earn 8 in beautiful Palm Springs. The ultimate desert playground is a fun-in-the-sun location all year around! Join us for learning, networking, and relaxation!

Hotel Information

The CVMA has secured a great room rate of $185 (single/double) in this resort hotel. To make reservations, call 877.253.0041 and ask for the CVMA rate or reserve your room online. Deadline for group rate is Monday, September 22, 2014.


The CVMA is pleased to present three fantastic speakers who will enrich your mornings with information on Dermatology and Pain Management, Vector-borne Infectious Diseases, and Anesthesia. Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM, Valerie Fadok, DVM, and Kim Spelts, BS, CVT, VTS will be speaking.

Special Event Golf Tournament

Join us on Thursday, October 9 from 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Pete Dye Golf Course adjacent to the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa for an afternoon on the greens! This course is considered one of the best courses in the Coachella Valley. Locals and travelers make this a must play and consider it a hidden gem of Palm Springs.
Teams of four will play 18 holes. We will also have on-course events including longest drive and closest to pin, with prizes for the winners!
Price includes complimentary bag storage, club cleaning following event, and promotional bag filled with custom bag tag, ball sleeve, divot tool, and hat.
CVMA Members: $125
Non-members: $145
(Rental clubs available; inquire by calling the ProShop at 760.328.3198)
** You do not need to be registered for the seminar to participate in the golf tournament. **

Welcome Reception

Join Us at the Oasis! CVMA invites all attendees to kick off this year’s Fall Seminar at the complimentary Welcome Reception on Thursday evening from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in the Oasis Den at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. Join in the celebration, visit with friends and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beverages. We’ll also announce this year’s golf tournament winners! 
We’ll see you there!


Pre-registration to the Fall Seminar is closed. Limited on-site registrations available. Please contact Della for more information or if you are interested in participating in the golf tournament.

Included with seminar registration:
  • California approved continuing education
    • Twelve hours of approved continuing education for veterinarians (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
    • Eight hours of approved continuing education for RVTs and CVMA CVAs (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Syllabus/Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily continental breakfast for the attendee (guest tickets can be purchased onsite)
CVMA members receive a discount on registration fees. If you are not a member, join now to take advantage of this and many other member benefits.

All cancellation requests must be sent in writing via fax, email or regular mail no later than September 9, 2014 to receive a full refund, less 10% administration fee. Attn: Meeting & Events Department, California Veterinary Medical Association-Fall Seminar, 1400 River Park Drive Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95815. By fax: 916.646.9156; Email:
To request a reasonable accommodation (e.g., alternate formats, interpreters, etc.) to participate in this seminar, please contact Della Yee at 916.649.0599, TTY 711, or email Della Yee with your specific accommodation needs.
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the CVMA Fall Seminar and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the CVMA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.