CVMA Fall Seminar Information

October 12-14, 2018
The Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

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Art, culture, shopping, outdoor adventures, fine dining, and, of course, CVMA’s signature high-quality CE awaits you at the 2018 Fall Seminar in downtown Palm Springs. DVMs, RVTs, technicians, veterinary practice staff and CVAs will enjoy morning sessions presented by first-rate speakers and spend their afternoons exploring this desert oasis. Step out with family, friends and colleagues enjoying activities ranging from free and family friendly to exciting outdoor adventures and just about everything in between. (Photo Courtesy of Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Veterinarians can earn 12 CE units, RVTs and CVMA CVAs can earn 8 CE units. Join us for learning, networking, and relaxation!

Speakers & Program Schedule

The CVMA is pleased to present three fantastic speakers who will enrich your mornings with information on nephrology/urology, internal medicine, and surgery. Barrak Pressler, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, Jacqueline Whittemore, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (SAIM), and Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Surgery), will be speaking.

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Conference Venue

The Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
888 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

The chic, recently remodeled Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel is the site of this year’s Fall Seminar. Fun is close at hand with the hotel located less than two miles from the Palm Springs airport, and within walking distance to restaurants, museums, hikes, art galleries, and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Arrive Thursday night and plan to attend Palm Springs’ always popular Villagefest. This evening street fair features arts, crafts, food and entertainment alongside fashionable shops, restaurants, clubs and entertainment venues on the famous Palm Canyon Drive. Check out visitpalmsprings.com for a full list of activities and events this lively town has to offer. (Photo Courtesy of Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau)

The CVMA secured great room rates of $169.00 per night, plus applicable taxes. No resort fees, all amenities included (24-hour fitness center, guestroom wi-fi, use of pools, spa, business center, daily newspaper in lobby). The deadline to secure these rates is September 10, 2018 or until the block is filled, whichever comes first.

Please contact Della Yee at 916.649.0599 if you would like to book a room at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel.

CVMA attendees will receive discounted parking rates – $11 self / $21 valet per night.

Hotel Partner, Spa Del Sol is located on property, will offer 10% discount for attendees. Call 760-322-1671 to book your appointment or for more information. Visit their website www.spadelsolpalmsprings.com for treatment options and spa information.


4 Ways to Register:

  • Register online
  • Download the PDF version of the form for faxing or mailing
  • Call 800.655.2862 to register by phone
  • Onsite

Registration Fees

By September 3, 2018:After September 3, 2018:
CVMA Members:
DVM: $295
RVT/Veterinary Staff: $150
CVMA Members:
DVM: $325
RVT/Veterinary Staff: $180
DVM: $365
RVT/Veterinary Staff: $180
DVM: $395
RVT/Veterinary Staff: $210

Included with seminar registration:

  • California approved continuing education
    • Twelve hours of approved continuing education for veterinarians (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
    • Eight hours of approved continuing education for RVTs and CVMA CVAs (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Syllabus/Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily continental breakfast for registered attendees

Continental breakfast tickets may be purchased for your guests for $35 each per day.

CVMA members receive a discount on registration fees. If you are not a member, join now to take advantage of this and many other member benefits.


All cancellation requests must be made in writing and submitted either by fax, email or regular mail no later than September 14, 2018 to receive a full refund, less 10% administration fee. Attn: Meetings & Events Department, California Veterinary Medical Association-Fall Seminar, 1400 River Park Drive Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95815. By fax: 916.646.9156; Email: staff@cvma.net.

To request a reasonable accommodation (e.g., alternate formats, interpreters, special dietary needs) to participate in this seminar, please contact Della Yee by phone 916.649.0599, TTY711, or email dyee@cvma.net with your specific accommodation needs.

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the CVMA Fall Seminar and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the CVMA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.


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