Western Veterinary Conference

Continuing Education is a valuable and important tool in the growth and development of the doctors and staff at both Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital and the Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley. This year two of our staff members (Leslie from BBVSH and Heather from AECFV) attended the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. For 87 years, the WVC Annual Conference has been among the most highly anticipated events in the veterinary community!  More than a conference, it has become an industry institution – a place where the best and brightest congregate for five days every year. It’s where the latest breakthroughs are announced, the most innovative techniques are shared, and lasting connections are made.  This conference is geared specifically for veterinarians and veterinary staff and covers every imaginable topic relating to veterinary clinics and animal care. This was a wonderful experience filled with workshops, lunch and learns, special presentations and hands on labs. There was definitely something for everyone at this conference!  It was an exciting yet exhausting experience for both Leslie and Heather who are both happy to be back at work and eager to share what they have learned.

 

airplane

Catching an early morning flight from Bellingham!

A view of the Vegas strip from above!

A view of the Vegas strip from above!

 

With 14,000 guests at WVC this year we learned quickly that to get a Starbucks in the morning, we needed to get up very early!

With 14,000 guests at WVC this year we learned quickly that to get a Starbucks in the morning, we needed to get up very early!

Very excited to finally be here!

Very excited to finally be here!

 

It was great to meet so many exhibitors and learn about new and exciting things in veterinary medicine!

It was great to meet so many exhibitors and learn about new and exciting things in veterinary medicine!

Heather researched water treadmills which we will be adding to our facility in the near for patients requiring rehabilitation.

Heather researched water treadmills which we will be adding to our facility soon for patients requiring rehabilitation services.

 

Leslie was thrilled to meet with Dr. Slobodan Tepic, the president and founder of KYON Veterinary Surgical Products. Dr. Tepic is also the chief technology officer, inventor, and designer of the entire line of KYON products and procedures.

Leslie was thrilled to meet with Dr. Slobodan Tepic, the president and founder of KYON Veterinary Surgical Products. Dr. Tepic is also the chief technology officer, inventor, and designer of the entire line of KYON products and procedures.

...and the learning begins!

…and the learning begins!

So much to see at the Exhibit Hall!

There was so much to see at the Exhibit Hall!