WVC courses fees must be paid in full at the time of online enrollment. Should you wish to pay by check, please make check payable to Western Veterinary Conference and mail check and registration form to P.O. Box 50755, Henderson, NV 89016. Credit cards will only be accepted at onsite registration, no cash or checks.
Cancelation by WVC
Western Veterinary Conference reserves the right to cancel courses at any time due to inadequate enrollment. Every effort will be made to notify registrants as early as possible of a course cancellation. A full refund of the course registration fee will be issued to the registrant in a timely manner. All fees and charges for travel and lodging arranged by the registrant are the sole responsibility of the registrant.
Cancelation by Registrant
Any person wishing to cancel their registration for a WVC course must make the request in writing by email, fax, or mail 30 days in advance of the course. A $35 processing fee will be applied. For your convenience, course registration is transferable to another qualified individual. A request for transfer of registration must be for the same course and must be completed by email, fax, or mail.
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Dr. Lappin graduated from Oklahoma State University and then completed an internship, internal medicine residency, and PhD program in Parasitology at the University of Georgia. His principal areas of interest are prevention of infectious diseases, the upper respiratory disease complex, infectious causes of fever, infectious causes of diarrhea, and zoonoses. Dr. Lappin is the Kenneth W. Smith Professor in Small Animal Clinical Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University and he helps direct the shelter medicine program. Dr. Lappin is the director of the “Center for Companion Animal Studies”. Recent awards include the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, the European Society of Feline Medicine International Award for Outstanding Contribution to Feline Medicine, the Winn Feline Research Award, the ACVIM Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence, and the WSAVA Scientific Achievement Award.
Dr. Blagburn holds the appointment of Distinguished University Professor at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his doctorate in parasitology from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and is an honorary diplomate of the American College of Microbiology (Parasitology). Dr. Blagburn instructs first-, third-, and fourth-year students of veterinary medicine; directs graduate student research; serves as director of the clinical parasitology diagnostic laboratory; and oversees a research program that focuses on parasite-induced diseases of companion animals. He is past president of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, the Southern Conference on Animal Parasites, the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists, and the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC). In addition, he has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Parasitology and has served on the editorial boards of Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary Therapeutics, The International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine, and The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. He is presently serving on the editorial board of Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian. Dr. Blagburn is a recipient of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologist Award, the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence (1987 and 2010), and the Auburn University Student Government Association “Teacher of the Year” Award.
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