PVMA Veterinary Retreat at Allenberry

April 12-14, 2024
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Allenberry

April 12-14, 2024

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Allenberry

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10 CE Hours

Embark on a transformative weekend at Allenberry's Nature-Inspired Wellness Community. Dive into enlightening morning classes, focused on the newest in veterinary medicine. As the sun hits its zenith, kick back and relax with fly fishing, yoga, or a relaxing spa session. Unwind, connect, and forge lasting bonds with like-minded individuals. Join us for a weekend of learning, relaxation, and meaningful connections in the heart of Allenberry's natural haven.

Event Speakers

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Julie (Andrie) Alsop

DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Julie Alsop, originally from Homer City, PA, earned her Bachelor's in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh and her DVM from Ross University. She completed a rotating internship at Kansas State University and a cardiology residency at CVCA, becoming a diplomate in 2019. Based in Austin, TX since 2019, she recently relocated to the east coast. Passionate about cardiac care, she emphasizes client education and comprehensive patient management. Dr. Alsop enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and pets. She currently practices at Partner Veterinary Care in Frederick, MD, and The Life Center in Leesburg, VA.

Saturday

7:00 - 7:55 am​

Feline Cardiomyopathy

by Dr. Alsop

This lecture examines the landscape of feline heart disease, addressing its prevalence, classifications, and variability. Emphasis is placed on the challenges inherent in detecting cardiac conditions in cats, alongside a comprehensive overview of diagnostic modalities available for assessment. Attendees will gain insights into distinguishing between different cardiac diseases in cats and determining appropriate treatment strategies. The session aims to equip veterinary professionals with a pragmatic understanding of feline heart disease, facilitating improved diagnostic precision and treatment efficacy in clinical practice.

8:00 - 8:55 am​

Cardiac Emergencies

by Dr. Alsop

This lecture will discuss four common cardiac emergencies: Congestive heart failure (canine focused), ventricular tachycardia, pericardial effusion and feline arterial thromboembolism. Attendees will gain an understanding of common presentations, diagnostics to confirm diagnosis, treatment options and outcomes of each.

9:00 - 9:55 am

Congenital Cardiac Disease in the Small Animal Patient

by Dr. Alsop

This lecture provides a comprehensive examination of the four most prevalent cardiac congenital defects encountered in veterinary medicine: Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Subaortic Stenosis, Pulmonic Stenosis, and Ventricular Septal Defect. Through an in-depth analysis, attendees will gain insights into the prevalence, underlying physiology, diagnostic approaches, and management strategies for each condition. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the alterations in normal blood flow through the heart associated with each defect and the consequent impact on overall cardiac function. By the end of the session, veterinary professionals will be proficient in recognizing, diagnosing, and managing these common congenital cardiac diseases, facilitating optimal patient care and outcomes.

9:55 - 10:15 am

Morning Break

10:15 am - 12:15 pm​

Case Study and Discussion on Various Cases That Include Signalment, Echo Images, Thoracic Radiographs, Outcomes, Etc.

by Dr. Alsop

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9:00 - 9:50 am​

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9:00 - 9:50 am​

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Afternoon Activites at Allenberry

The Allenberry Resort will offer recreational activities to all attendees on Saturday and Sunday. You must pre-register for the activities as there are limited spaces available. You will have the option to register for the activities when completing your conference registration. Guests over the age of 18 are welcome to join in the afternoon activities.

Saturday & Sunday

Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing

1:30 - 4:00 pm

$100 per Person

Open to 20 Guests

Saturday

Succulent Plant Class

1:30 - 4:00 pm

$65 per Person

Open to 35 Guests

Sunday

Cookie/Cake Baking Class

1:00 - 2:00 pm

$40 per Person

Open to 35 Guests

Hotel Information

Boiling Springs, PA

Allenberry
1559 Boiling Springs Road
Boiling Springs, PA 17007
(717) 258-3211

Hotel Accommodations

Escape the ordinary and indulge in the perfect getaway at Allenberry. Whether it’s a solo fly fishing adventure, a romantic weekend, quality time with colleagues, or exploring a potential new home, Allenberry promises an unparalleled retreat. Our versatile spaces, both indoor and outdoor, provide the ideal backdrop for weddings, corporate retreats, and memorable events. Come for the education, stay for the experience—Allenberry awaits, where history, nature, and wellness converge for an unforgettable journey.

Visit the Allenberry website for more information on their luxurious spa treatments, scenic hiking trails, and bike rentals, all available for booking directly through the resort.

Registration Options

Early-bird prices end March 8. Register today!
PVMA Member
$
435

Friday welcome reception
Breakfast and lunch Saturday and Sunday, plus dinner on Saturday
10 hours continuing education credit

* Price will increase by $80 on 3/8
Non-Member
$
515

Friday welcome reception
Breakfast and lunch Saturday and Sunday, plus dinner on Saturday
10 hours continuing education credit

* Price will increase by $80 on 3/8
Afternoon Activities
$
40+

Fly Fishing
Succulent Plant Class
Cookie/Cake Baking Class

Afternoon activities are open to registrants and any guest over the age of 18.