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UPCOMING EVENT:

Behavior-Palooza

A Musical Symphony of Behavior Problems and Solutions

 

Join IntroVet™ for this two-day conference for veterinary professionals, either in person or online.


intention, care, & clinically relevant content

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Find your New Rhythm

In this two-day conference, learn how to listen to the lyrics in every pet’s song (or lack thereof). Focusing on a wide range of topics - from initial behavior assessments to aging effects on cognition - Drs. Pike and Learn will break down problematic behavior to discuss root causes, environmental contributions, and the how’s and when’s of medical intervention. Get your groove on in this long-awaited workshop — you won’t be livin’ on a prayer after attending!

In-person seating is strictly limited! Register early to attend in person, or make plans to watch virtually through Zoom!

THE DETAILS

Date: November 16-17, 2024

Time: Saturday, 8:00am to 5:00pm CST | Sunday 8:00am to 1:00pm CST

Format: In-Person or Virtual

CE: 10 hours CE

Rate: Register early to secure lower rates! Prices increase as the event nears, stepping up after July 15, October 15, and November 15. Don’t wait—save by signing up now!

Location: Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown
125 E Houston St. San Antonio, TX 78205

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HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Understand puppy social development
  • Dive into the connections between physical health and mental health
  • Learn to identify and treat cognitive decline in aging pets
  • Hear advice for treating noise and storm phobias
  • See how, where, and when to consider medications for behavioral issues
  • Practice pet communication through body language
  • Crack the code on feline house soiling
  • Work towards low-stress and no-stress vet visits

In-person seating is strictly limited! Register early to attend in person, or make plans to watch virtually through Zoom!

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MEET OUR SPEAKERS

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Amy Learn

VMD, DACVB

Dr. Learn grew up outside Philadelphia, PA and spent summers visiting family at the Jersey Shore where she still loves to visit. She attended undergrad in Bethlehem PA receiving a BS in Biology and worked at a wildlife conservation park in Texas before being accepted to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she completed an internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in NJ.

Dr. Learn remained in general practice until 2017, when she began her residency in Clinical Behavioral Medicine under the mentorship of Dr. Lisa Radosta in South Florida, and ABWC's own Dr. Amy Pike in Northern Virginia. Dr. Learn is currently the Chief of Clinical Behavioral Medicine at the Animal Behavior Wellness Center in Richmond VA where she counsels clients from Richmond, Charlottesville, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, and North Carolina. In 2022, Dr. Learn became one of fewer than 100 Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorists in the world.

Dr. Learn has contributed to veterinary textbook chapters, journal articles, blogs and received the prestigious RK Anderson Resident Achievement Award from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists for outstanding research in the field of applied animal behavior.

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RACE Approved Online CE for Veterinary Continuing Education

Amy Pike

DVM, DACVB, IAABC-CDBC

Dr. Pike graduated from Colorado State University in 2003.  After graduation, she was commissioned as a Captain into the Army Veterinary Corps where taking care of the Military Working Dogs returning from deployment spurred her interests in behavior medicine. Dr. Pike completed a Residency program under Dr. Debra Horwitz, DACVB and became board certified in 2015.

Dr. Pike is co-owner of the Animal Behavior Wellness Center with locations in Richmond and Fairfax Virginia. Dr. Pike was recently named one of the “Top Veterinarians of Northern Virginia” by NoVa Magazine for the fifth year in a row.
In her ample spare time (ha ha) she loves to garden and hang out with her active duty Army husband of 20 years, Tom, her 13 yr old daughter Alexa, her 8 yr old son Grayson, and their menagerie/zoo- Pinocchio (27 yr old African Ring Neck parakeet), Dobby (6 yr old Devon Rex), Ike (aka Dwight D. Eisenschnauzer, 4 yr old Giant Schnauzer), Scooby Doo (2 yr old, Mini schnauzer), Ginny (aka Ruth Bader Ginsbark, 2 month old Airedale) and Prickles (1 yr old Hedge Hog).

 

Meet Our Sponsors

IntroVet™ is grateful to each of the sponsors who have helped to make this free virtual conference possible!

Hill’s employs more than 200 DVMs, PH.D nutritionists and food scientists who work every day around the world to create new products and improve existing ones that will help your pet live a long, healthy, full life. Hill’s scientists author more than 50 research papers and textbook chapters each year and teach at leading schools of veterinary medicine all over the world, so we can put our knowledge and expertise into every Hill’s pet food for you. Hill’s long-term investment in learning, technology, and talented scientists has helped us develop industry-leading product innovations, including the most extensive range of clinical nutrition products for sick, at-risk and healthy pets. Your pet’s wellbeing is our reward.

VetMedux™ develops practical, peer-reviewed educational content and point-of-care tools for more than 260,000 veterinarians worldwide. Under the leadership of a team of practicing veterinarians, the company’s two leading brands, Clinician’s Brief® and Plumb’s™, guide the most critical decisions in small animal medicine, driving better outcomes for veterinarians and the animals who depend on them. 

VetMedux provides veterinarians with essential resources and practical tools designed to support them as they navigate the changing dynamics of clinical and professional life, in the practice and beyond.

Probo Veterinary provides new and refurbished imaging equipment, world-class service, installation, and expert training, giving you the best option to suit your needs and budget. We are a supplier of veterinary ultrasound, fluoroscopy, x-ray, CT, and C-arms. Our goal is to empower our customers to give the best care possible.

Vetco Total Care is a network of general practice hospitals and a vibrant community of veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians and trained assistants and support teams. Together we improve the lives of pets and pet parents, as well as life for each of us. Unleash a career where you can be well and thrive. Deliver full-service care in a Vetco Total Care general practice hospital. Choose the path that's right for you.

The Knerdy Knitter
Handmade clothing and accessories for pets and their humans. An etsy shop for crafts made by a veterinarian – Dr. Janel Blaylock. 

INCLUSIONS:
  • 10 hours CE*
  • An easy environment for learning - friendly helpers, a perfectly sized meeting space, approachable educators
  • Above and beyond extras! From corny jokes to custom cookies, from arts and crafts to raffles and games, this conference is full of fun surprises that we know you’ll love!
  • (In-person) Made-to-order Breakfast Saturday/Sunday, chef-prepared lunch Saturday, unlimited refreshments and snacks
  • Digital proceedings provided in advance
  • Access to recorded sessions for 90 days following the workshop**
  • Automatic registration to the virtual simulcast for every in-person attendee 
  • A perfect conference destination venue: Our 4-star venue places you directly on the banks of the San Antonio River Walk. Step directly from the beautiful lobby onto the River Walk, where restaurants, live music, shopping, the Aquarium, the Alamo and more are there at your fingertips! If you’d rather dine in, try the award-winning onsite restaurant, Range by Chef Jason Dady.

If you prefer not to travel, choose the VIRTUAL ONLY registration option and watch live through Zoom!

*This program has been submitted but is not yet approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 10 CE Credits, with a maximum of 10 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: medical program, using the delivery method of seminar/lecture and interactive-distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. IntroVet is also an NYSED Approved Sponsor, for providing continuing education to veterinarians and veterinary technicians licensed in New York State.

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**Please note that this program will be RACE Approved for LIVE viewing only. Attendees must attend in person or log into Zoom during a live session to receive a CE Certificate, but can utilize recordings to catch up and re-watch sessions.

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LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS

Savor the sights, sounds, and flavors of San Antonio at the Riverwalk! With an average daily temperature of 72 degrees, November is the perfect time to explore our city. San Antonio, TX is home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, popular restaurants and world-renowned chefs, parks, and shopping. Known for our food, San Antonio proudly carries the title, UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy!

 

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Venue: Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown
125 E Houston St. San Antonio, TX 78205

Room Rates and Reservations: Room Reservations are now available!

Please Click here to reserve your room.

Rate: $222/night* (limit 25 rooms!)

*Cut-off date schedule for the special rate: 10/16/24

*Please book as early as possible, as rooms will sell out at this venue! This group block will close once all 25 rooms have been reserved.

(Please note the group rate will include the 1.25% Tourism Fee and .525% Recovery Fee shown upfront on the booking link)

Should guests want to call in they need to contact 1-800-362-2779 and reference the special rate code of 91X.

Click here to view additional information about the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel.

Or, choose a “Virtual Only” registration for the flexibility to attend from anywhere. Find a cozy spot with reliable internet and join us online for this live and interactive learning event!

In Person: Veterinarian

$595 $425

Early Bird Pricing available through July 15.

10 hours CE │ In-Person

During this two-day conference, we will break down problematic behavior to discuss root causes, environmental contributions, and the how’s and when’s of medical intervention.

Veterinarian Registration

In Person:
Veterinary Team Member

$495 $385

Early Bird Pricing available through July 15.

10 hours CE │ In-Person

 If you’re a veterinary technician, assistant or other non-DVM member of a veterinary team, choose this registration.

Veterinary Team Member Registration

Virtual Only

$349 $315

Early Bird Pricing available through October 15.

10 hours CE │ Virtual

Have the flexibility to attend from anywhere! Find a cozy spot with reliable internet and join us online for this live and interactive learning event!

Virtual Registration

Get a group discount! Discounts are available for groups of 3+ people and can be applied to any webinar or conference.

 

Secure Your Spot Early and Save!

Registering early not only secures your spot but also saves you money. Our conference pricing is structured to reward early decision-makers, so take advantage of lower rates now before they rise. Here's how our rates increase as the event approaches:

  • Early Bird Pricing: Secure your spot by July 15 to enjoy our lowest rates at $425 for veterinarians and $385 for technicians.
  • Standard Rate: From July 16 through October 15, the fee rises slightly to $475 for veterinarians and $415 for technicians.
  • Late Registration: From October 16 through November 15, rates increase to $525 for veterinarians and $445 for technicians.
  • Onsite Registration: If you decide to join us at the door, the rate will be $595 for veterinarians and $495 for technicians.
  • Virtual Only Option: Enjoy remote access for $315 until October 15, after which the price increases to $349.

Act now to enjoy significant savings and ensure your place at the forefront of veterinary advancements.

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TESTIMONIALS

"Both speakers were fantastic. All the info was clinically relevant. No technical glitches. Perfect!"

"I enjoyed all of the presentations. It was practical information that can be used tomorrow when returning to work."

"Loved the extra touches – colored pencils, coloring books calendar, loved the small attendance."

Say goodbye to awkward, overcrowded conferences and hello to comfortable learning programs that give YOU the space to connect and feel heard.

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