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Oregon Veterinary Conference

Oregon Veterinary Conference


March 1 - 3, 2024 | In Person at Oregon State University + Virtual Only Option

Access to recorded sessions will be available on-demand through 12/31/24.

Registration includes access to the recorded sessions through 12/31/24. 

Registration Forms

Online registration is preferred, but if you cannot register online, please print out the form below and return it by mail or fax with your payment.

Access Recorded Sessions

Almost 100 hours of CE from the 2024 OVC are available on-demand!

 view recorDED SESSIONS on the Event site

or use the Webex Events app  (Android | Apple)

If viewing sessions on a desktop or laptop computer, the preferred browser is Google Chrome. You can use other browsers, but if you experience any quality issues, we suggest trying Chrome.

Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr. Bruyette was unable to speak at the conference in person. Dr. Bruyette will be recording his sessions in April and we will post them when we receive them. Outside of Dr. Bruyette's sessions, if a session is not yet available, it means there was a technical difficulty with it that we are working to address.

Login Tips

  • First Login: When you login to the Web site or app for the first time, enter the e-mail address you used to register for the 2024 OVC <—this is very important. Click Continue, and, if prompted, create a password. If you attended the 2023 virtual conference, you can login to Webex using the same password that you set up last year. Don't click Continue with Webex, Continue with LinkedIn, Continue with Google, or Continue with Apple. Just type in the e-mail address you used to register for OVC and click Continue.
  • Find the Event on the Webex Events App: On the app, search for the Oregon Veterinary Conference event. When you go to the search screen, you may see an area at the bottom to enter a code. Ignore that and touch at the top where it says Search. Type in Oregon Veterinary, then search and our event will come up. Touch the + next to the event name to add it to your account.
  • Use the My Agenda Feature to Help Track Your Sessions: Use the My Agenda feature to keep track of what sessions you attended/watched so that filling out your CE form will be easy. Simply click the + sign next to a session and it will be added to your agenda.  

CE Certificate

  • Access your CE certificate through the 2024 Oregon Veterinary Conference Web site. It is located in the section called CE Certificate. Download the fillable PDF. Once you have opened the certificate, save it to your computer. (Click the icon showing a folder with the arrow pointing downward on the top right corner of the screen.) When filling it out, enter your name and check the boxes next to the sessions you attended. Be sure to always save your form before closing it. Alternatively, you can print out a hard copy and mark it by hand. Keep the completed certificate for your records and license renewal.


  • Can't Login to the Webex Events App or Conference Web Site? Upon your first login, please make sure you are using the same e-mail address that you registered for the conference with. Using a different e-mail address than the one you registered with is the cause of most login issues. (Tip: Don't click Continue with Webex, Continue with LinkedIn, Continue with Google, or Continue with Apple. Just type in the e-mail address you used to register for OVC and click Continue.)
  • Forgot Your Password? Use the forgot your password feature in the login process. If you don't see the reset password e-mail in your inbox, please check your spam folder.
  • Logged Into the App Before But Now Can't Login? If you happened to login to the app for the first time with an e-mail address that wasn't the one you registered with, you may encounter a login error when trying to access the Web site. Try the password reset process and then login with the e-mail address that you registered with and the new password. (If you don't see the reset password e-mail in your inbox, please check your spam folder.)
  • Questions? E-mail us.

2024 OVC Speakers & Topics

View the 2024 OVC brochure to see a complete listing of speakers, topics and the daily schedule.

Veterinarians can earn the OVMEB-required 1 CE hour each on the judicious use of antibiotics as well as analgesia and anesthetic methods.

Companion Animal

  • Dr. David Bruyette – Internal Medicine       
    With more than 30 years of clinical experience and expertise in all facets of internal medicine, Dr. Bruyette is a leading authority on endocrine disease and diabetes—two areas of focus at the OVC. Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr. Bruyette was unable to speak at the conference in person. Dr. Bruyette will be recording his sessions in April and we will post them when we receive them.
  • Dr. Beth Davidow – Emergency Medicine | Critical Care       
    Dr. Davidow will kick off the first day of the OVC with a series of highly practical and useful talks for veterinarians in the exam and treatment room. Topics include a rational approach to the use of antibiotics, steps to reduce medical errors, and diagnosis and treatment for respiratory emergencies.
  • Dr. Butch KuKanich – Pharmacology       
    Dr. KuKanich will cover compounding in clinical practice, present a look at cannabinoids in pet medicine, address how to minimize adverse effects but maintain efficacy of NSAIDS, and discuss opioids in the treatment of patients (what was old is new and what Is new is old).
  • Dr. Chris Pachel – Behavior       
    Dr. Pachel returns to the OVC to address practical approaches to behavior issues that general practitioners encounter in a clinical setting. This will include pitfalls in canine socialization, tips for stress-associated conditions in cats, behavioral euthanasia considerations, and prescribing for canine separation anxiety, among other talks.
  • Dr. Alyssa Sullivant – Internal Medicine       
    Dr. Sullivant will address a pragmatic approach to managing common clinical problems such as chronic enteropathies (beyond immunosuppression), esophageal and respiratory disease, chronic coughers, plus canine and feline liver disease.
  • Dr. Jennifer Warnock – Orthopedics     
    Dr. Warnock will discuss the orthopedic and neurologic exam, preventing orthopedic disease, and creative orthopedics.


  • Dr. Robert Holland – Respiratory Disease       
    Dr. Holland consults worldwide to help prevent the spread of infectious and respiratory diseases. Bringing world-class clinical experience to the OVC, he will address updated ways to manage outbreaks as well as respiratory illnesses such as Strangles, the flu, and EHV. He will also focus on rehabilitation management of joints, laminitis, muscles and tendons.
  • Dr. Erica McKenzie – Neurology | Cardiology       
    Dr. McKenzie will share tips and tricks during the neurologic and muscular examination of the horse, and cover neurologic and muscular emergencies. She also will cover a range of nutritional and metabolic disorders, and focus on cardiac assessment of horses in the field.
  • Dr. Ana Pacheco – GI Disease       
    Dr. Pacheco returns to speak at the OVC, with a focus on internal medicine and GI diseases.

Food Animal

  • Dr. Andi Lear – Bovine | Small Ruminant       
    Passionate about farm animal medicine, Dr. Lear will discuss diagnostic approaches in ambulatory practice, high-risk neonatal management of the ruminant, managing the pregnant small ruminant, and controlling infectious diseases in small ruminants.
  • Dr. Erica McKenzie – Small Ruminant       
    She will address diagnosis and management of toxicities.
  • Dr. Ryan Scholz – State Veterinarian Update       
    Dr. Scholz, State Veterinarian, will provide an update on critical issues he and his team with Animal Health have been addressing.
  • Dr. Kevin Washburn – Bovine | Small Ruminant       
    Dr. Washburn will cover large and small ruminants: neurologic exam, neurology case presentations, lameness, caseous lymphadenitis, and blood transfusions.

Practice Leadership & Team Development

  • Brian Conrad CVPM – Team Development    
    Brian presents “real-life” practical examples to address building a successful relationship with veterinary associates, battling bad attitudes, bringing clarity and effectiveness to team meetings, planning for the practice's future, and strategies to defuse challenging clients.
  • Dr. Stacee Santi – Client Loyalty & Communications       
    Dr. Santi brings an “in-the-trenches” approach to innovation and solutions for veterinary teams, where she will focus on client communications and engagement.

Technicians & Assistants

  • April Bays CVT, VTS (ECC) – Nursing       
    With a passion for putting knowledge into action, April will draw upon her 20 plus years of experience to discuss practical nursing for technicians and assistants in clinical practice.
  • Katie Hastings CVT, FFCP – Nursing       
    Another terrific teacher in the OVC lineup, Katie will address how veterinary technicians and assistants can improve their nursing care and patient outcomes.
  • Liz Hughston LVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC) – Nursing        
    A dynamic speaker, Liz returns to the OVC, where she is dedicated to advancing veterinary technology, technicians, and assistants through training and mentorship.

General Session

  • Dr. Lori Teller – Telemedicine       
    Dr. Teller will take a deep dive into telehealth, including laws and regulations that allow for the use of telehealth in patient care, ethical considerations in telehealth, and ways to incorporate telehealth into clinical practice to improve efficiency, client compliance, and convenience for all.

Animal Welfare

  • Jacob Kamins JD – Animal Cruelty       
    Oregon DOJ Animal Cruelty Prosecutor Jacob Kamins will address Oregon’s animal cruelty laws, plus the role of veterinarians in assisting with animal neglect and abuse cases.


  • Helen Beaman LCSW & Dr. Charles Hurty – Wellbeing       
    A licensed behavioral therapist, Ms. Beaman has worked directly with veterinarians and team members in addressing wellbeing concerns, and will provide practical tools for all to implement into their daily lives. Dr. Hurty will address challenges veterinarians and team members encounter with burnout and compassion fatigue, and will provide tools for improving wellbeing.

USDA Accreditation

  • Dr. Victoria Knutson & Veterinary Services Staff ~ Sponsored by USDA APHIS       
    Dr. Knutson and the USDA APHIS Veterinary Services staff will present six National Veterinary Accreditation Program modules for veterinarians to renew their national accreditation in order to issue health certificates.


Per campus policy, parking is $4 on Friday for Zones B & C. There is no charge for parking on the weekend. Parking is available in the garage at the intersection of Washington Way and 26th Street, just north of the Alumni Center, or in the Reser Stadium lot. 

Lodging Options

We encourage you to make lodging reservations soon as there are several concurrent events being held in Corvallis in early March.

Host Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis

2500 SW Western Blvd., Corvallis      
Room Block Rate: $182 (does not include city room tax). When making a reservation, identify that you are attending the Oregon Veterinary Conference. Fee for parking.    
Amenities: Across the street from the conference. Restaurant, pool, fitness center, business center. Note: Reservation deadline is February 5, 2024. Make your reservations early, as the room block will fill up. After this date, rooms are first-come, first-served.

Additional Lodging 

Not an inclusive list of all area lodging. Rates do not reflect lodging tax.

Best Western Corvallis

925 NW Garfield, Corvallis      
Rates from $156      
Amenities: Pet friendly hotel (dogs only). Limited availability for pet-friendly rooms. Buffet style hot breakfast. Free high-speed wireless internet, refrigerator, coffee maker in all rooms and suites.

Comfort Suites

1730 NW 9th Street, Corvallis      
Rates from $158      
Amenities: Free breakfast and Wi-Fi. Exercise room. Pet friendly.

Days Inn by Wyndham Corvallis

1113 NW 9th St., Corvallis      
Rates from $76.50      
Amenities: Continental breakfast. Restaurant next door. Exercise room. Wi-Fi.

Econo Lodge Corvallis Near University

935 NW Garfield, Corvallis      
Rates from $92      
Amenities: Free coffee and Wi-Fi. Pet friendly. Minutes from OSU.

Holiday Inn Express Corvallis-On-the-River

781 NE 2nd St., Corvallis      
Rates from $183      
Amenities: Free breakfast and Wi-Fi. Exercise facility. Pet friendly.

Hotel Corvallis – Boutique

350 SW 4th St., Corvallis (downtown)      
Rates from $159      
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi and breakfast, laundry service. On-site grab-and-go store. Pet friendly.

Rodeway Inn Willamette River

345 NW 2nd St., Corvallis      
Rates from $75      
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi. Pet friendly.

Super 8 by Wyndham Corvallis

407 NW 2nd St., Corvallis      
Rates from $96      
Amenities: Refrigerator and microwave in room. Close to downtown. Indoor pool and spa, free high-speed wireless internet, coffee and       
continental breakfast. Dog friendly.

LODGING IN ALBANY (15 minutes from Corvallis)

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Albany

105 Opal Court NE, Albany      
Rates from $158      
Amenities: Free breakfast and Wi-Fi. Pool. Pet friendly.

Motel 6 Albany

2735 Pacific Blvd. SE, Albany      
Rates from $139      
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, pet friendly. Refrigerator, microwave in rooms.

Phoenix Inn Suites Albany

3410 Spicer Rd. SE, Albany      
Rates from $149      
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi and breakfast. Hot tub. Fitness center.

Quality Inn & Suites

251 Airport Rd. SE, Albany      
Rates from $117      
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. Fitness center. Pet friendly.

Super 8 by Wyndham Albany

315 Airport Rd. SE, Albany      
Rates from $99      
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, coffee. Café. Pet friendly.

Rates subject to change. 


What’s included in my registration?

In person registrants will receive all meals and refreshment breaks and access to the Exhibit Hall. Both in person and virtual only registrants will have access to recorded sessions and speaker proceedings through the virtual platform until 12/31/24.

Can I share my registration with my colleagues?

No, multiple individuals may not share a single registration. Your access information is unique to you. Only valid registrants can claim CE verification for license renewal purposes. The OVC will not verify CE credit for anyone who is not registered. Registrants are not permitted to share their login information, record the sessions, or sell or give any event content to unregistered individuals or companies.

Can I register multiple people from our clinic/organization all at once?

You can register up to 10 people in one submission through our online registration form.

Do I have to provide my e-mail address?

Yes. Not only is this your primary identifier to ensure that all your information is linked to you, but you will also use it to login to the OVC virtual platform. Please do not unsubscribe from or opt out of receiving e-mails from OVMA (OVC), as this will prevent you from receiving your login information.

Can I use recorded OVC sessions for CE credit?

Yes, if you are a licensed veterinarian or licensed technician in Oregon. The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board allows all CE to be obtained online. If you are a registrant from another state, you will need to check with your licensing board about using recorded sessions for CE credit.

Are OVC sessions RACE approved?

No. The RACE application process would involve a review of all OVC sessions and cost several thousands of dollars for approval, which would have to be passed on to registrants. If you are licensed in a different state than Oregon, please check with your licensing board to see if credits from the 2024 OVC will be accepted in your state. Note: WA and CA allow conferences hosted by veterinary medical associations to be accepted for CE credit. Again, please check with your licensing board about recorded credits, however, as those requirements may differ.

Will I receive a CE certificate?

Both in person and virtual only attendees will receive a CE certificate. Mark which sessions you attended on the form and keep it for your records and license renewal.

How can I access the proceedings?

The proceedings will be available through the virtual event site/app, which all registrants will have access to. There will not be on-site printing available. 

How do I access the OVC event on the virtual platform/app?

You will receive an e-mail with access instructions within 2 business days after your registration has been processed.

Will the sessions be live streamed?

No. Sessions will be held live in person and available as on-demand recordings after the conference is concluded (exact date TBD).

What devices can I use to access the recorded sessions?

You can access the conference from a desktop or laptop with an internet connection and a Web browser. Chrome is the recommended browser. To watch on your mobile device, download the Webex Events app, available in the app store for Android and Apple. 

Can I bring my dog to the in person event?

If your dog is a service animal, yes. Only service animals are allowed in the OSU facilities.

Where can I find childcare?

For a list of childcare providers in the Corvallis area, please contact the Corvallis Tourism Board at (800) 334-8188.

Do you accommodate dietary needs/requirements?

The dietary choices on-site will include signage about various options so you can choose the food that is best for you.

2023 Oregon Veterinary Conference

Access to 2023 OVC sessions ended December 31, 2023. Need your CE form? Contact us.