North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association to Host Appalachian Mountain Veterinary Conference

NCVMA Veterinary Conference Serves as 20 Hours of Companion Animal Continuing Education

Raleigh, NC, June 24, 2012 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association ( has announced that it will host the NCVMA Appalachian Mountain Veterinary Conference on Thursday, June 28 through Sunday, July 1 at the Grove Park Inn, located at 290 Macon Ave. in Asheville, N.C. The NCVMA Veterinary Conference will cover a variety of topics including intestinal surgery, stem cell regenerative therapy applications, ophthalmology, neurology, NC sales and use tax, and more. The seminar will serve as 20 hours of companion animal continuing education for its attendees.

“The NCVMA is excited to host the 6th Annual Appalachian Mountain Veterinary Conference,” said Claire Holley, executive director for NCVMA. “We have made some exciting changes to this year’s conference that will not only provide an enriching educational experience, but will also create a fun atmosphere for attendees to interact and share their experiences with each other.”

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- Seminar sponsors include: Antech; Boehringer-Ingelheim; Butler Animal Health; Carolina Veterinary Specialist; CT Harris Imaging; Elanco Animal Health; Merck Animal Health; MediVet America; NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine; Novartis Animal Health U.S.; Nutramax Laboratories; Pfizer Animal Health; and Total Merchant Services.

- Education seminar speakers include: Dr. Robert Bergman, Chris Carver, Dr. Lawren Durocher, Dr. Theresa Fossum, Dr. Mike Hutchinson, Carmen Lindheimer, Dr. Jennifer Merlo, Colonel Donald L. Noah and Dr. Kelly Sigle.

- For more information about the NCVMA Veterinary Conference, visit

About The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Associatio:
The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to compassionate animal care and quality medicine. The NCVMA promotes integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine, provides the highest quality continuing education programs and conferences, supports its members through public relations and marketing efforts to the public and governing officials, lobbies on behalf of the interests of the entire profession, and serves as an advocate and voice for veterinary medicine in the state. For more information, visit, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.

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