September 22-24, 2023
CVMA will be adhering to all local public health guidelines as well as the policies of each event venue.
To view Mesa County’s current COVID requirements, click here.
Christina Jeffries, DVM, MS
Dr. Jeffries has been in the veterinary field for 14 years in various roles. Her veterinary journey began in Arizona as a Certified Veterinary Technician. In this role, her love for clinical pathology and teaching became apparent. She went back to school with the goal of eventually becoming a veterinary clinical pathologist. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona while working as an instructor for a Veterinary Technology program. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida. After graduation, she moved to Colorado for a combined residency and graduate degree program at Colorado State University. She just completed her program and earned a Master of Science degree and completed a residency in Veterinary Clinical Pathology. She has accepted a position at Antech Diagnostics post-residency and hopes to continue sharing her excitement for clinical pathology with veterinary practitioners.
Terry Spraker, DVM, PhD, BS
Colorado State University CVMBS Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology Department
Dr. Spraker is Professor of Pathology. His research focuses on naturally occurring diseases in wild mammals and birds. Current projects include surveillance of chronic wasting disease of deer and elk, diseases of marine mammals and sea turtles. Dr. Spraker has conducted long-standing field studies evaluating population declines in artic fur seals and understanding the anthropogenic influences and disease processes impacting these marine mammals.
Raye Walck, DVM
Director of Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory – Western Slope
Since graduating from CSU in 1998, Dr. Walck has practiced veterinary medicine in a variety of settings, including mixed practice, public health at the USDA, and in her current capacity as the director of CSU Western Slope VDL.
CSU Western Slope Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (education sessions)
3164 B 1/2 Rd.
Grand Junction, Colorado
The Western Slope Laboratory is a branch of the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL), whose mission is to provide relevant, timely, and accurate animal disease diagnostic services to the Western Slope of Colorado and surrounding areas. The laboratory plays an integral role in ensuring the safety of food production, diagnosing zoonotic disease, and supporting the management, care and prevention of diseases in animals. CVMA has teamed up with the VDL as a host location for the education sessions during CVMA West 2022.
Wine Country Inn (lodging)
777 Grande River Drive
Enjoy an authentic vineyard experience after your CE sessions each day. Located just 15 minutes from CSU’s Western Slope Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, the Wine Country Inn offers affordable luxury accommodations in Colorado’s wine country. Enjoy complimentary afternoon tastings of the inn’s private label wines 5-6 p.m. daily along with complimentary breakfast each day. Treat yourself — you deserve it.
CVMA group rate: Starting at $160 + tax
Reservation deadline: May 5, 2022
Call to reserve at 970-464-5777 and indicate you are with the CVMA room block (block is filling quickly — please book early!)
Spoke and Vine (lodging)
424 W. 8th Street
Spoke and Vine Motel is a freshly reinvented motel with old-yet-sturdy bones, thoughtful design, sustainable features, and clean, comfortable rooms. This is NOT your grandpa’s motel.
Perfectly located within walking distance of all the food, wine, beer, mead, and fruits your heart desires, we aim to be your favorite place to stay in Palisade and the entire Grand Valley.
CVMA group rate: Starting at $199 + tax
Reservation deadline: May 16, 2022
Call to reserve at 970-464-2211 and indicate you are with the CVMA room block (block is filling quickly — please book early!)
Rabies From a Diagnostic Perspective (1 CE hour)
Differentials to Consider with Rabies (0.5 CE hour)
Rabies; Not Just In The Brain (0.5 CE hour)
Pathology and a Tale of Two Populations (0.5 CE hour)
State Veterinarian Updates (1 CE hour)
What to FNA and Why: To Analyze In-house or to Send to Lab? (1 CE hour)
Organized Approach to In-House Cytology (1 CE hour)
Making Sense of In-house CBCs, Differentials, and Platelet Counts (1.5 CE hours)
Urine For a Treat – Increasing Your Urinalysis Competency (1 CE hour)
Enjoy an outdoor lunch in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory’s orchard with ColoradoQ Food Truck!
Fluid Analyses (1 CE hour)
Case-based Session: Cytology, CBC, Urine data (1 CE hour)
Join us for a deliciously curated meal paired with delectable wines! Additional fee required to attend.
Necropsy: When, Why, and Why Don’t We Do More? (1 CE hour)
Small & Large Animal Necropsy: How-to, Sample Collection, and Test Selection (1 CE hour)
Case Reports and Review (1 CE hour)
Enjoy an outdoor lunch in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory’s orchard with Cafe Sol!