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2019 AzVMA Annual State Meeting 5-22-19
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2019 AzVMA Annual State Meeting 5-22-19

 Export to Your Calendar 5/22/2019
When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
From 8:00 am until 5:15 pm
Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort
5001 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona  85250
United States
Contact: Carole Williams

Online registration is available until: 5/22/2019
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Session Details

2019 AzVMA Annual State Meeting, Inaugural & Awards Luncheon, and Allied Ice Cream Social will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 8:00 am until 5:15 pm. Join us for this full-day meeting approved for 6 CE hours by the Arizona Academy of Veterinary Practice!


Schedule & Topics 

8:00 am – 8:30 am


8:30 am – 10:30 am

Management of Canine Inappetence & Nocita-Local Anesthesia Advances in Dogs and Cats
Melinda Wood, BA, DVM, MS, DACVIM

10:30 am – 10:45 am Beverage Break
10:45 am – 11:45 am What We Do & Don’t Know About Cannabis in Pets
Stephanie McGrath, MS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
11:45 am – 1:15 pm Inaugural & Awards Luncheon
Please pre-register family members for luncheon.
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Treating Seizure Disorders & Inflammatory Brain Diseases
Stephanie McGrath, MS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Allied Ice Cream Social
3:15 pm – 5:15 pm Advances in Dermatology & How to Blend the Latest Science with Real World Practice
Anthea Schick, DVM, DACVD



Stephanie McGrath, MS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Dr. Stephanie McGrath earned a BA from Columbia University in 1998 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University in 2006. She completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in 2007. Dr. McGrath completed a neurology internship at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver from 2007-2008. She did a residency in neurology and neurosurgery and earned a Master of Science degree at Colorado State University. She is currently a clinician, researcher and assistant professor in the neurology department at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Anthea Schick, DVM, DACVD
Dr. Anthea Schick earned her BS degree in biology from U.C. Berkeley and her DVM from Cornell University. While at Cornell, she worked with some of the leading veterinary dermatologists in the country and decided to pursue a dermatology career. After a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she completed a three-year dermatology residency at Dermatology for Animals in Arizona. She became part owner of Dermatology for Animals in 2009, which now has practices in ten states. Dr. Schick has a special interest in allergies and ear disease. She enjoys clinical research and teaching and is a preceptor for the Dermatology for Animals residency training program.

Melinda Wood, BA, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Dr. Wood received a BA in French from Bates College in Maine and a DVM from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After an internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte, NC, she completed an internal medicine residency and master’s degree at Virginia Tech in 2007. She was then in private practice for 7 years, most recently at VCA Animal Referral and Emergency of Arizona in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Wood was Scientific Affairs Manager at Royal Canin for 3 years before joining Aratana Therapeutics as a Veterinary Medical Liaison in November 2017. She has special interests in gastroenterology, nutrition, endocrinology and pain management.



AZPetVet - A Family of Animal Hospitals
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
Camala C. Bailey, CPA, PC – CPA-4Vets
Elanco Animal Health
Lakefield Veterinary Group
Lasting Paws Pet Memorial Services
Midwestern University
PALS - Pet & Animal Lovers Service

PHOCUS Companies
VCA Animal Referral & Emergency Center of Arizona
VCA McCormick Ranch Animal Hospital & Emergency Center
Veterinary Practice Advisors
Wedgewood Pharmacy



Animal Health & Healing - Exhibitor
Aratana - Speaker Sponsor
Bank of America - Exhibitor

Glendale Insurance LLC - Exhibitor

IDEXX Laboratories Inc - Sponsor & Exhibitor
Lasting Paws Pet Memorial Services - Sponsor
Menlo Group CRE - Exhibitor
Mg Biologics - Exhibitor
Omni Practice Transitions - Sponsor & Exhibitor
PetSmart - Exhibitor

PetWell Partners - Exhibitor
RxActuator, Inc. - Exhibitor

Universal Imaging - Exhibitor
Vetek Labs Veterinary Diagnostics - Exhibitor

Veterinary Anesthesia Systems, Inc. - Exhibitor 


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations before 5-1-19 will receive refunds in full. No-shows or cancellations received after 5-1-19 will be charged the full amount.

Late Registration Policy: Registrations received on the week of the event will be charged a $20 late registration processing fee.

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