CVMA Fall Seminar Speakers & Topics

This seminar is being held at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley, California. Veterinarians will receive 12 top-notch CE units and RVTs and CVMA CVAs will receive 8 CE units, a conference syllabus, a certificate of attendance, daily continental breakfast, and fond remembrances of a fun and productive weekend vacation.

Veterinarian Track

Jim Lavely, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

General topic: Neurology

Dr. Lavely received his DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 1999. He completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital and a neurology and neurosurgery residency at UC Davis. Dr. Lavely is a board certified neurologist and leads a team of neurologists at VCA Animal Care Center in Sonoma, CA. He has published several articles on the topics of CNS infections, pediatric neurology, and seizures, and has spoken nationally and internationally.


Kristin MacDonald, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (Cardiology)

General Topic: Cardiology

Dr. MacDonald earned her DVM in 1998 from Auburn University, and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Michigan State University in 1999. She is the clinical cardiologist at the VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County in Rohnert Park, CA, where she continues to have a busy cardiology practice. Dr. MacDonald is the author of several book chapters, published a multitude of original research articles, and is coauthor of “The Textbook of Feline Cardiology”.



Technician Track

Monique Feyrecilde, BA, LVT, VTS (Behavior)

General Topic: Behavior

Ms. Feyrecilde is a veterinary technician specialist with a specialty in behavior. She works full time in a small animal practice near Seattle, WA. Ms. Feyrecilde strives to provide pragmatic solutions for groups of every size, from individual clients and clinics, to large veterinary conferences. In addition to authoring online courses, magazines, and journals, she released her first book, “Cooperative Veterinary Care”, in April 2018.


© 2019 California Veterinary Medical Association

Pacific Veterinary Conference June 21-24, 2019!

Join us for the Pacific Veterinary Conference in sunny Long Beach, CA! Enjoy shopping, dining, entertainment, and...


CVMF Student Scholarship Awards Available!

Attention Veterinary Students! Applications for the CVMF Ron Faoro Student Scholarship Award and/or the CVMF/VISC Student Scholarship Award will be...


CVMA Member Mobile App

With the new CVMA mobile app, members can access instant legislative updates, CE offerings, regulatory information, and more! Read More...

Join the CVMA

As a CVMA member, you’ll have access to outstanding benefits and services.

View the benefits of membership »