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Veterinary Association Management

Continuing Education for the Veterinary Profession

Our Conferences

Would you like to learn about our Continuing Education Opportunities?

Each conference provides at least 20 hours of CE

Our Conferences for 2020: Mountian Veterinary Conference, Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference, Bluegrass Veterinary Conference, Ralph Lee's Great Smokies Veterinary Conference and Colonial Veterinar Conference

The Best Veterinary Conferences for Continuing Education


Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID19)In Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID19)

At this time, we will be postponing the Mountain Veterinary Conference, it may be later in the summer or could be cancelled altogether.

After much deliberation and discussion, we have made the decision to cancel the Sun n Fun Veterinary Conference, June 17-21, 2020.


Mountain Veterinary Conference

Next Year's Dates: April 18 - 21, 2021

At the beautiful Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina

1st Flight Veterinary Conference

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Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

At the beautiful Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina


Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference

After much deliberation and discussion, we have made the decision to cancel the Sun n Fun Veterinary Conference, June 17-21, 2020.  This was a hard decision to make, but we believe it was the right way to go at this time.  While we know you love to attend this conference at the beach, we continue to keep the health and wellbeing of everyone as our top priority.  It has been a frustrating and uncertain time surrounding this COVID-19 pandemic and has been hard for us as a planner and I'm sure for you as an attendee as well.  We will continue to work on the other conferences in November and December, depending on the situation, we are hoping that there will be some sort of normalcy by then.  We look forward to seeing you all soon.

“A True Family Oriented Veterinary Experience”

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Sun N Fun Veterinary Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Springmaid Beach Resort

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Hosted by the North Carolina Companion Animal Academy

Bluegrass Veterinary Conference

Bluegrass Veterinary Conference

 Rescheduled for 2021

"Introducing the 2nd Annual Bluegrass Veterinary Conference at the beautiful Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino in Elizabeth, Indiana"

Bluegrass Veterinary Conference

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Harrah’s Indiana Casino Resort

At the beautiful Harrah’s Indiana Casino Resort in Indiana, North Carolina

Caesars Southern Indiana Hotel & Casino

Ralph Lee's Great Smokies Veterinary Conference

November 18 - 22, 2020

"A Great Fall Conference in Asheville, North Carolina"

Fall Foliage at Ralph Lees Great Smokies

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Ralph Lee's Great Smokies Veterinary Conference

Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina

"Welcome to Asheville’s one-of-a-kind getaway resort. The Crowne Plaza® Resort Asheville sits on 125 acres adjacent to downtown Asheville and offers guests access to on-site dining, fitness, golf, pool, spa, tennis, zip line canopy tours, and more."

Room rates start at $162 + tax (standard room) $192 + tax (King) guaranteed until October 19, 2020 and can be made by calling Crowne Plaza, 844-330-0296 or 828-285-2603 and mention group Ralph Lee's Vet Conference.

25th Annual Colonial Veterinary ConferenceColonial Veterinary Conference

December 2 - 5, 2020

"During Grand Illumination In Historic Williamsburg, Virginia"

Colonial Veterinary Conference during Grand Illumination

25th Annual Colonial Veterinary Conference


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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg

DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia

What our Attendees Say!

Mountain Veterinary Conference : I just attended the Mountain Veterinary Conference and had a great time! The speakers were the same ones you see at the huge, expensive conferences but in a more intimate, affordable setting. The local area is beautiful and lots of fun to explore - I particularly enjoyed watching the elk herds cross the roads in the mornings. The Cherokee Casino was an excellent venue - easy to navigate ... read more

Katie Gies, DVMKatie Gies, DVM | Attendee - white.goosedvm@gmail.com

What our Attendees Say!

Mountain Veterinary Conference : I've been meaning to share my very positive review of the Mountain Veterinary Conference for months -- my apologies for not doing this sooner! The Mountain Veterinary Conference was a wonderful CE experience on all levels. There were a wide variety of high quality sessions, the setting was beautiful, the food and accommodations were excellent, and the exhibitors were helpful and informative... read more

Valerie Weiss, DVMValerie Weiss, DVM | Attendee - vaweiss@ml1.net

What our Speakers/Exhibitors Say!

“What fun! We doubled our record for the number of copies of SMILE! sold in the first day. The relaxed atmosphere at the Fun n Sun Conference makes it easy to interact with everyone.” ... read more

Lynne Swanson, DVMLynne Swanson, DVM | Speaker, Exhibitor - Safe Harbor Farm’s SMILE! Project

What our Speakers Say!

Thank you for having me speak this year at Sun N Fun; What a GREAT show! I have thoroughly enjoyed the kindness and hospitality shown by all. Great organization, great location, and great session topics! I urge all veterinary professionals to attend Sun N Fun next year, and not miss out on this fantastic CE event! ... read more

Running Paws Pet Hospital, McKinney, TXJenny Cassibry Fisher, RVT, VTS | Speaker - jenny@practivet.com

What our Attendees Say!

I would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to Howie and all those involved in hosting the Colonial Veterinary Conference in Colonial Williamsburg this December 2015.  We attended a few years ago and were sold on this meeting for our ContEd   This meeting has it all!  Great speakers, wonderful hotel,  delicious food, kind staff and lotsa' coffee!  Howie makes sure everyone is comfortable and enjoying themselves.. The biggest impression our first time here years ago was not just the speakers, topics, and location.. but the obvious love this group has for one another AND for our Lord... read more

Running Paws Pet Hospital, McKinney, TXDr. Donna M Gage | Running Paws Pet Hospital, McKinney, TX

What our Speakers Say!

I've been a speaker for at least a dozen meetings hosted by Veterinary Association Management in the last twenty or so years. The meetings are always well organized and managed. More importantly, the attendees are always eager to learn and happy to be there. The Lee family and all the staff are welcoming and the atmosphere is very family-friendly... read more

Margi Sirois, EdD, MS, CVT, LATMargi Sirois, EdD, MS, CVT, LAT | Speaker

What our Speakers Say!

Veterinary Association Management conference are intimate and interactive. As a presenter, I have the opportunity to talk about behavior issues – a significant reason for relinquishment, and also how to speak with clients about these concerns, as well as getting pets to vets, including Fear Free and Cat Friendly Practices.

Steve Dale, CABCSteve Dale, CABC | Speaker

What our Attendees Say!

I've been going to Veterinary Association Management's Veterinary Conferences for 16 years.  They are by far my favorite.  The quality and choice of speakers always suits my needs. I feel that I get the most up-to-date and thorough information.  Lectures focus on practical advice we can actually use - no ivory towers here... read more

Melanie Bene, DVMMelanie Bene, DVM | Attendee

What our Attendees Say!

My family and I have always enjoyed Veterinary Association Management's (Ralph Lee's) continuing education courses.  We have been attending them now for well over twelve years.  We are always very delighted to attend the courses and conferences that Veterinary Management Association hosts.  The benevolence of the Lee Family always shines forth, and they make my family feel more than welcome.  The veterinary courses are extremely relevant to practice, and much of the information obtained can be put into effect the day we return.  The speakers are of the utmost quality and ... read more

Mercy Animal Hospital, Monroe, NCDrs. Charles and Dawn Jones | Mercy Animal Hospital, Monroe, NC

What our Speakers Say!

Thank you so much for allowing me to speak at this past weekend's Sun N Fun conference in South Carolina. It was a great experience. Howie, Martha, Dawn and the entire Veterinary Association Management team always knows how to make a speaker feel welcomed! The conference was so well organized which is a testament to the VAM team. Thank you so much for all your kindness. It was a true honoring getting to speak to the technicians at the conference. It was a great group who stayed engaged throughout! Thank you again. I hope you are all home getting to relax a little after working so hard to make the conference so successful. ... read more

Amy Newfield, CVT, VTS (ECC)Amy Newfield, CVT, VTS (ECC) | Speaker

What our Attendees Say!

I have been a veterinarian in NC since 1982.  33years.  I have been getting my continuing education hours with Ralph Lee’s Veterinary Management for 28 years.  My wife is a registered vet technician and we both must get yearly CE hours to continue our licenses.  We have come to Ralph Lee’s Great Smokies Veterinary Conferences for last 20 years.  I appreciate through the years the dedication to providing quality continuing education year after year.  We enjoy the excellent speakers on subjects that are useful in regular day to day practice; comprehensive wet labs; and very affordable CE... read more

Emerywood Veterinary Hospital, High Point, NCJ. Michael Beck DVM and Jane Beck VMT | Emerywood Veterinary Hospital, High Point, NC

What our Speakers Say!

I've participated in several Veterinary Association Management continuing educational meetings and they are all top notch. Each meeting has it's own look and feel. The one consistent thread is excellent speakers and great topics/content being presented. I will be planning a family vacation around Fun N Sun veterinary conference. It's a must do for anyone looking for good CE and creating great memories with the family... read more

Veterinary Consultation Services, LLC Paul Camilo, CVPM | Veterinary Consultation Services, LLC

What our Exhibitors Say!

The Center of Veterinary Expertise has had the pleasure of participating in Colonial Veterinary conference on several levels, sponsorship, vendor as well as providing speakers over the last three year.  Howie and his team always ensure a positive, warm, and successful experience.  We look forward to supporting the Colonial Veterinary Conference for many more years to come.

the COVE, Suffolk, VADanielle T. Russ | LVT, BS, BA, AS, Hospital Manager, the COVE, Suffolk, VA

What our Attendees Say!

It is not a small thing when gathering your CE credits that the meetings be orderly, well presented, convenient, accessible.  Cudos to the Colonial Team.  It was an all-around good experience.

Palmetto Vet Hospital, Ridgeland, SCRob McBrayer, DVM | Palmetto Vet Hospital, Ridgeland, SC

What our Exhibitors Say!

I have been a equipment manufacturing design consultant for Snyder Mfg. for over 30 years.  I have been attending the Ralph Lee's meetings for over 20 years of that time.  The Ralph Lee's meetings are different than the standard veterinary conference meetings that are available.  The meetings are designed to be very family friendly.  The attendees and exhibitors are treated with more respect than any other of the veterinary meetings I attend.  The smaller venue will  also give everyone an opportunity to build long term relationships in the industry.

Snyder Mfg., New Sharon, IARalph Ihde | Snyder Mfg., New Sharon, IA

What our Attendees Say!

I plan each year's continuing education requirements around Ralph Lee's Great Smokies Veteirnary Conference.  The program venue is especially nice, this time of year, in Asheville, N.C.  The Lee family (Howie, Martha and the crew) are most accommodating.  They've always made this a pleasurable, meaningful experience.  I secure a copy of the conference notes each trip.  These notes serve as valuable information for me as I care for my patients on a daily basis.  The saddest part, for me, is when the meeting concludes.  Soon, I'll be planning for the 2016 conference.

Central Veterinary Hospital, Knoxville, TNDr. William “Bill” Martin | Central Veterinary Hospital, Knoxville, TN

What our Exhibitors Say!

The Lees' vet meetings are some of the best...and I attend a lot of them! As both a veterinarian and an exhibitor I get the best of both worlds at these events.... Great Continuing Education and Great attendance to the exhibit booth. I attend every one I possibly can.

Vet Assured, Unicoi, TNDr. Dan Moore, DVM | Vet Assured, Unicoi, TN

What our Speakers Say!

I have lectured for Veterinary Association Management for the last 4 years and they consistently have wonderfully organized, informative and practical conferences for practicing small animal veterinarians. With a relatively small group of attendees ... read more

Charleston Veterinary Referral CenterKristin Welch DVM, DACVECC | CRITICAL CARE, CHIEF OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE