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Small Animal Emergencies:

Real-life Advice for Every Practice


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

intention, care, & clinically relevant content


Triage, Treat, or Turf?

In this two-day conference, arm yourself with the knowledge to overcome emergency case jitters, and brush up common ER procedures and presenting complaints. Favorite IntroVet™ past speaker, Dr. Mark Acierno, will join forces with friend and colleague, Dr. Stuart Walton, to share real-world advice for diagnosing and managing azotemic patients, auto-immune diseases, common infectious diseases, urinary obstructions, and more. Practice IV fluid therapy calculations, review step-by-step tips for placing urinary catheters, feeding tubes, and tracking the progress of your critically ill patients.

Full schedule and session descriptions coming soon!

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


Date: November 4-5, 2023

Time: Saturday, 8am to 5pm CDT | Sunday 8am to 1 PM CDT

Format: In Person or Virtual

CE: 10 hours CE

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

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Veterinary Continuing Education Conferences
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RACE Approved Online CE for Veterinary Continuing Education

Stuart Walton


Dr. Walton is a clinical assistant professor in small animal internal medicine at the University of Florida. He earned his veterinary degree at the University of Queensland in Australia and has completed 2 internal medicine residencies; the first at Veterinary Specialist Services (Australia) and the second at Louisiana State University. His many interests include infectious and inflammatory diseases, immune-mediated disease, respiratory disease, and extracorporeal blood purification techniques.

Dr. Bordelon enjoys all aspects of cardiovascular disease but has a special interest in feline cardiac disease, management of arrhythmias, diagnosis and management of congenital cardiac disease, and management of pulmonary arterial hypertension. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, yoga, and spending time with her husband and two little boys. She looks forward to being close to family in the Austin area. Dr. Bordelon primarily sees patients inside of Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center in Austin, TX.

RACE Approved Online CE for Veterinary Continuing Education
Veterinary Continuing Education Conferences

Mark Acierno


Mark Acierno received his DVM from Mississippi State University. After an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, he completed an internal medicine residency at Tufts University. Dr. Acierno spent 12 years at the Louisiana State University developing one of the most advanced nephrology programs in the world. He is currently a professor at Midwestern University’s veterinary teaching hospital where his clinical and research interests include hypertension, kidney disease and renal replacement therapies. He also serves as the associate dean for academic affairs. Dr. Acierno has an MBA from Pace University in New York City. Prior to veterinary medicine, he had a career in business and finance. He maintains a special interest in personal finance as it relates to veterinary professionals.  In his spare time, Dr. Acierno enjoys scuba diving, climbing, hiking and exploring the Arizona desert.

  • Ten hours CE*
  • Additional 1 hour FREE CE if Lunch and Learn offered/attended
  • Environment designed to minimize stress and facilitate group interaction and discussion
  • Access to recorded sessions for 90 days following the workshop**
  • (In-person) Made-to-order Breakfast Saturday/Sunday, chef-prepared lunch Saturday, unlimited refreshments and snacks
  • Digital proceedings provided via USB (in-person) or email (virtual)
  • 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 Riverwalk. Step directly from the beautiful lobby onto the Riverwalk, 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 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 NYSE Approved Sponsor, for providing continuing education to veterinarians and veterinary technicians licensed in New York State.




**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.

Texas Veterinary Conference

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!


Veterinary Continuing Education Conferences

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: $209/night (limit 25 rooms!)

*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.

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


Discounted Pricing Available Through October 5th

10 hours CE │ In Person

During this two-day conference, arm yourself with the knowledge to overcome emergency case jitters, and brush up common ER procedures and presenting complaints.

Veterinarian Registration

In Person:
Veterinary Team Member


Discounted Pricing Available Through October 5th

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

Early Bird Virtual Only


Discounted Pricing Available Through October 5th

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.

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.

Texas Pet Meadow is proud to be family owned and operated, with over 25 years of experience in helping families through the loss of a pet. Located in Houston, TX, Pet Meadow is a member of the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories, maintaining the highest standards in the profession and following a strict Code of Ethics. We are here to give you the care and sensitivity you need during this difficult time. Our specially trained staff will give you and your pet tender loving care.

At Banfield, it’s our priority to build an inclusive workplace that engages the voices and insights of all our Associates. As the nation’s largest general veterinary practice, we strive to use our resources, reach and relationships to improve the wellbeing of pets, communities, our Associates and the veterinary profession.

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