House Rabbit Society Veterinary Conference
Friday, March 7 - Sunday, March 9, 1997
Berkeley Marina Marriott
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House Rabbit Society is an organization devoted to the health and welfare of all rabbits. We want our veterinarians to give the best care and know the most about these special animals. That's why we are sponsoring our first national veterinary conference, planned as a pre-Easter educational event, with the following goals in mind:
The House Rabbit Society Veterinary Conference will include excellent instructors with extensive skills, hands-on experience, and up-to-date information. We hope you will come and learn from them and from each other.
Courses for this conference are set up to offer a selection of fundamental and in-depth instruction, so that veterinarians entering at any level of experience will gain useful information. Up to 17 hours continuing education credit is provided.
Curriculum, covering a wide range of topics from laboratory data to case studies, includes rabbit physiology, pathology, diagnostics, surgery, therapy, and techniques used in rabbit care. Exciting visual presentations are planned with slides and video that show intricate clinical detail.
An abundance of rabbit behavior information will be distributed from House Rabbit Society display tables in the form of handouts. And during our scheduled breaks, you can grab some refreshments and enjoy some entertaining behavior presentations (optional) in the House Rabbit Society exhibit room.
The three-day conference begins Friday, March 7, 1997 with core classes in plenary sessions. These classes will cover material with which every rabbit veterinarian should be familiar.
An assortment of basic and speciality courses are designed to expand the skills of all veterinarians, whether they treat two or two hundred rabbits a year.
Friday March 7: Plenary Sessions
Workshop SessionsSaturday and Sunday will offer a variety of advanced and specialized workshops, covering topics listed below. However, seminar titles and time slots may be updated with your registration kit. Please mark your preferences in the Workshop Choices boxes on the Registration Form (panel 12).
Access to VideotapesAll sessions will be videotaped, so you will not have to miss courses of interest. VHS tapes will be offered for purchase, to conference attendees only, following the duplication process.
Saturday March 8: Morning Sessions
Saturday, March 8: Afternoon Sessions
SATURDAY EVENINGSee Hospitality for information
relating to evening recreational events.
Sunday March 9: Workshop Sessions
Following is the speaker faculty chosen for the House Rabbit Society Veterinary Conference. It consists of a combination of experts from across the United States who work in academic settings, private practice, and private industry.
Cynthia Besch-Williford, DVM, PhD, ACLAM
Jeffrey Bryan, DVM
Barbara Deeb, DVM, MS
Pamela Eisele, DVM, Dip, ACLAM
John E. Harkness, DVM, MS, MEd
Carolynn Harvey, DVM
William Harriman, PhD
Jeffrey R. Jenkins, DVM, Dip, ABVP-Avian Practice
Victoria Joseph, DVM, Dip, ABVP-Avian Practice
Mary Morrison, DMin, LIMAC
Joanne Paul-Murphy, DVM
David Penney, DVM
Drury Reavill, DVM. Dip, ABVP-Avian Practice
Karen Rosenthal, DVM, Dip, ABVP-Avian Practice
Sam Silverman, DVM, PhD
The Berkeley Marina Marriott boasts of a unique waterfront location with a spectacular view of the San Francisco Skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Amenities include a complimentary fitness center, complimentary shuttle to North Berkeley BART station, and complimentary parking. The marina is easily accessible from Highway 80.
Our group rate for the designated dates are $99 single/$109 double occupancy. The Marina Marriott requests that you make guest room reservations directly at (800) 243-0625 or (800) 228-9290 prior to February 13, 1997. Reservations received after that date will be accepted on guest-room availability basis.
The immediate vicinity
In addition to the panoramic view of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco skyline, and the City of Berkeley set against the hills, the Berkeley Marina provides an environment for a number of recreational activities, such as jogging, windsurfing, whale watching, and kite flying. The Berkeley Pier extends 3,000 feet into the Bay. The marina area also includes Cesar E. Chavez Park, the Shorebird Park Nature Centre, Adventure Playground and Marina Environmental Education Program.
Berkeley is home to many small shops with items you won't find in a suburban mall, and it is also just a short 12-mile drive to the entertainment, shops, and restaurants of San Francisco.
The official travel agent for the House Rabbit Society Veterinary Conference can be reached at 800-724-8728.
Spouses are welcome. There are many things to do in the Bay Area. Our hospitality committee will provide packets loaded with suggestions for daytime activities for your spouse while you are in conference sessions, as well as evening recreation for both of you.
Your registration confirmation packet will include information and prices on bus tours to Alcatraz, San Francisco, Muir Woods/ Sausalito, the Wine Country, and Monterey/ Carmel. Various cruises on Hornblower yachts from the Marina Marriott's private dock are available throughout the day.
As a special group activity, we have planned a dining cruise on the San Francisco Bay, Friday evening, March 8th (cost $65/person). We invite you to join is in this optional event, which will provide an opportunity for attendees, spouses, and House Rabbit Society volunteers to get acquainted in an atmosphere of fun.
Friday Evening Dining Cruise
$65 per person
A four-hour cruise of the San Francisco Bay aboard the Captain Hornblower. Includes live entertainment and seated dining.
If you are not already a House Rabbit Society member, you may enroll at this time and take the members' discount. Just check the box on page 12 and include membership fee.
House Rabbit Society is a nonprofit rescue and education group.
We welcome your feedback and appreciate your donations. Please join today!