Beaver Creek, Colorado | 12 CE hours | REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Welcome to your education vacation.

Created in the early 1960s, SkiCE is one of CVMA’s longest running continuing education programs. Each January, this meeting brings veterinary professionals together to enjoy Colorado’s world-class mountain towns and to learn from some of the top minds in veterinary medicine. With education in the early morning and afternoon, attendees have plenty of time to hit the slopes, play in the snow, or just enjoy some free time. SkiCE offers veterinarians and technicians quality continuing education credit as well as a family-friendly experience at one of the world’s premier ski resorts.

A note on COVID-19 protocols

The Crested Butte resort is requiring face coverings be worn in all indoor settings including gondolas, CE session rooms, restaurants, lodging properties, restrooms, retail and rental locations, and on buses; face coverings are not required in lift lines or on chairlifts.

For more information, please click here to visit the Crested Butte resort website.

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Education

Small Animal Dentistry

12 CE hours

Session titles coming soon!

Sunday, January 23

3-3:45 p.m.

Check-in

3:45-4 p.m.

Welcome and announcements

4-6 p.m.

Education

Fixing Your Frustrations: When, Where and How to Make Your Diagnostic Tests Work (2 CE hours)

As Mark Twain said, “First collect the facts. You can distort them later.”  The key to success in dermatology or otology cases is to know when to perform specific tests, how to perform those tests to get the maximum benefit, and how to interpret these tests. In this session, we’ll go through the basic diagnostic procedures that are critical to success in dermatology!

Monday, January 24

6:30-7 a.m.

Breakfast

7-9 a.m.

Education

Cytology as a KEY Diagnostic Tool in Dermatology (1 CE hour)

Cytology is arguably one of the key diagnostic tests in dermatology. It provides revenue for the practice while obtaining essential diagnostic information to help you with the case (win-win). There are several tricks / tips that can make this go better and provide even more value.

Microscopy 101: Proper Use and Care of the most Important Diagnostic Tool in Your Practice! (1 CE hour)

So, we’ve talked about cytology and other diagnostic tests…but many rely on a function microscope and your working knowledge of that instrument. Again, there are some very specific tricks/tips on using the scope and caring for the scope to make it a more functional instrument…and a revenue-generating monster! We’ll take a look at those things you should have learned in school about the microscope…but sadly, aren’t usually even taught. The end result will be better clinical skills for you and your staff AND increased value for your practice.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hit the slopes!

4-6 p.m.

Education

Updates on Allergy Diagnosis and Management (2 CE hours)

Allergy, allergy, allergy!  These cases are everywhere and are seen every day in almost all practices. In addition, allergy, specifically atopic dermatitis, is the #1 underlying cause of otitis, pyoderma, Malassezia dermatitis, acral lick dermatitis, acute moist dermatitis…and frustration of pet owners and veterinarians!  So, we’ll talk about the options…look a bit at deciding when to test and when to treat….and also how to make decisions.

Tuesday, January 25

6:30-7 a.m.

Breakfast

7-9 a.m.

Education

The Foundation for Managing Otitis: Structure and Function of the Ear (1 CE hour)

Truthfully, if you don’t understand the ear (anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology of otitis, then you will fail at managing otitis cases. So, in this session, we’ll discuss the structure and function of the ear…while relating that to the diagnosis and management of otitis. We’ll also take a hard look at the pathophysiology of otitis, the understanding of which leads to best practices in managing otitis.

Part I: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Managing Otitis Externa (1 CE hour)

The World Association of Veterinary Dermatology is supporting a world team of experts on otitis to provide clinical practice guidelines on how to diagnose and manage that extremely common problem.  In this session, we’ll go through the 7 steps identified by that working group and discuss the key and relevant points. Following these guidelines WILL make managing otitis more successful!

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hit the slopes!

4-6 p.m.

Education

Part II: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Managing Otitis Externa (2 CE hours)

The World Association of Veterinary Dermatology is supporting a world team of experts on otitis to provide clinical practice guidelines on how to diagnose and manage that extremely common problem.  In this session, we’ll go through the 7 steps identified by that working group and discuss the key and relevant points. Following these guidelines WILL make managing otitis more successful!

Wednesday, January 26

6:30-7 a.m.

Breakfast

7-9 a.m.

Education

Common Ear Problems in the Cat (1 CE hour)

Cats are definitely not small dogs when it comes to ear problems. They have their own unique set of problems that complicate managing ear disease. So, we will talk about the issues and discuss the most common ear problems seen in cats.

Managing Difficult Otitis Cases in Dogs (1 CE hour)

There are a few issues that cause those really difficult cases of otitis in dogs. In this session, we’ll concentrate on how to manage those nasty bacterial infections, including Pseudomonas infections and severe hyperplastic ears.

 Speakers

Larry J. Klima, DVM, DAVDC

Comprehensive Oral Care and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Larry J. Klima received his undergraduate education and veterinary training at Colorado State University. After 14 years in general veterinary practice, he returned to academia to complete a 3-year residency in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery at the University of Minnesota, Saint Paul. He became board certified in 2007, and returned to Colorado to start Comprehensive Oral Care and Maxillofacial Surgery which provides mobile specialty services to veterinary hospitals along the Front Range. Dr. Klima lectures both nationally and internationally, and has a passion for instructing and teaching fellow veterinarians about veterinary dentistry. During his off-hours, Dr. Klima and his wife care for their menagerie of dogs, cats, chickens, donkeys, and horses.

John F. Huff, III, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC 

Animal Dental Care and Oral Surgery

Dr. John F. Huff received his DVM from Colorado State University in May 1983. He completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York in 1984, a fellowship in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry in 2008 and became board certified in dentistry in 2009. He earned certificates in ASIF Basic (1993) and Advanced (1994) Orthopedic Training at The Ohio State University. He has held positions of medical director, regional medical director and director of dentistry at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He is a specialist consultant for Antech Diagnostic Laboratories and a part of Antech’s Oral Pathology service. He is currently self-employed working with Animal Dental Care and Oral Surgery in Castle Pines, Colorado. Outside of work, Dr. Huff enjoys skiing, hiking, fishing, writing songs, and playing guitar. His current project is building bamboo fly rods and fishing nets.

Location

The Pines Lodge, A RockResort
141 Scott Hill Rd.
Beaver Creek, CO

The Pines Lodge, A RockResort, is an intimate, elegant 60-room lodge with ski-in/ski-out access to Beaver Creek Mountain’s renowned slopes. Nestled among ancient aspen and pine groves on the slopes of Beaver Creek Resort, this intimate and elegant lodge offers ski-in/ski-out access to some of the best skiing in Colorado. Plus, world-class shopping, dining and entertainment in charming Beaver Creek Village are just steps away. This cozy 60-room lodge features a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant, outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center. Guests enjoy spacious rooms, luxurious marble baths, and balconies with stunning alpine views.

CVMA group rate

  • Starting at $269 + tax
  • Call to reserve at 855-332-1601, then follow the prompts for Beaver Creek
  • Use group code BBCCVM23

Reservation deadline: December 29, 2022

(Rooms are expected to be sold out the week of SkiCE — please book early!)

Additional hotel details:

  • Additional resort fee of $35/night. Resort fee provides amenities such as parking, lobby coffee, in-room coffee, access to the fitness center, spa, internet, Business Center access, and slope-side ski valet.
  • All reservations have a 10% non-refundable deposit due at the time of booking. Full balance for room/tax and resort fee will be charged to credit card 30 days prior to arrival.
Need a lift ticket? Vail Resorts has reduced all Epic Pass prices by 20% for the 2021-2022 ski season. Epic Passes provide access to all Vail Resorts properties including Crested Butte. Both season and day pass options are available.
Discounted transportation is available through Epic Mountain Express!

Pricing & Registration

Registration is now open…early bird deadline is October 3!

Registration is discounted for CVMA members.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund within 90 days of purchase will be allowed on registrations if received in writing to info@colovma.org by January 1, 2023. Any cancellations on or after January 1, 2023 will not be refunded.

Best price
  • Member

  • $580.00
  • Price increases by $100 after October 3.
  • AAHA & Other State VMA Member

  • $790.00
  • Price increases by $100 after October 3.
  • Non-Member

  • $935.00
  • Price increases by $100 after October 3.

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