What's different about meetings managed by VETS?
Our Motto is our Mission Statement:
Learn, Renew, Explore
We realize that you have a lot of choices when it comes to veterinary continuing education. At VETS, we think that Learning happens best when you are also able to Explore your surroundings and Renew your spirit.
"The Small Meeting . . . Perfected" isn't just a catch phrase.
The organizers of these meetings have attended many hundreds of veterinary seminars across their combined 60+ years in the profession-- from the big box retailers to the small dinner sessions. That’s a lot of on-the-job training and it has helped inform us about what works and what doesn't. By the end of the conference, we want you to realize what it feels like to "fly first class" at a veterinary CE meeting.
We like to present a blend of speakers from Academia, Private Practice and Industry. Our Speakers are selected for their excellence as well as their expertise--we're not the training ground. Our Speakers are approachable and happy to answer your questions during the week. We also provide opportunity for them to interact with one another-- Panel Discussions at the end of each day's lectures give us all an opportunity to see what was said that was controversial or varies from region to region.
Our Speakers' marching orders-- deliver a talk tailored to our audience-- not their veterinary school lecture and not the one designed for specialists. We're private practitioners and we want to learn more about the cases we're actually seeing. In fact, that is exactly what the Speakers are instructed-- "if a private practitioner hasn't seen a similar case within the past 30 days, then the topic probably doesn't belong in your lecture."
Some of the VETS Meeting advantages:
Better Learning, By Design: With a VETS meeting, we keep it simple-- one lecture hall per meeting. No more running from lecture room to lecture room.
Chairs set far enough apart to give you some wiggle room.
Wide open lecture halls so you don't feel trapped in a box.
Air conditioning carefully monitored to keep the majority of people comfortable.
Our Exhibit Hall gives you the kind of one-on-one time needed to really get your questions answered by the various representatives.
Practical information presented for the everyday practitioner
Plenty of opportunity to talk to speakers and discuss your difficult or frustrating cases
Attendees are a great group of friendly people, many who return year after year. This is a good opportunity to discuss your cases with your colleagues, get inside information on must do activities on the island (ie where is the best snorkeling) and hints for the best local restaurants.
A downloadable Syllabus provided free with registration for those who want to leave room for souvenirs in their suitcase and also a printed syllabus that is available for purchase for a nominal fee for those who prefer to take notes on real paper.
An evening reception generously sponsored by exhibitors, families welcome.
Option to get Business Practice CE for managers and practice owners in the group
Since we're in a tropical location, dress is casual--no fancy clothes needed. We like to host one Reception per meeting-- a great chance to meet up with old friends. Many of the attendees at our meetings are repeaters. Over time, they form friendships that are renewed each meetings.
Another "renewing" idea-- we negotiate great deals on your rooms. We work hard to make your CE experience as affordable as it is valuable.
Half day seminars to enjoy Hawaii's wonderful tropical weather and moderators to make sure we stay on course
Enrollment limited to maintain small group atmosphere and personal attention
Venue appropriate for families, couples and solo travelers of all ages.
Continued Education that is low key, relaxed, and fun in comfortable surroundings
We have the most civilized schedule on the planet--typically, we provide 4 -5 hours of program each day-- giving you the afternoons off to explore the island, spend real quality time with your family, read a book, or do whatever else you want!
We offer excursions that vary by location (advanced sign up recommended) and share the restaurant recommendations and experiences of your fellow attendees as the week goes by.
Mid week break from lectures to explore the island on your own or book one of the prearranged exciting activities.
One of the premier hotels in all of Hawaii.
Some of the best beaches in the world.
The sunsets are always great on the Hawaiian Islands!