North CarolinaAcademy of Small Animal Medicine

N.C.'s First Online Academy of Small Animal Medicine

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Our Next Event: September 2, 2015

Rehabilitation and Pain Management

Rehabilitation and Pain Management

Speaker: Jennifer Johnson, VMD, CVPP. Dr. Johnson achieved board certification in pain management through the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and is currently working on certification in Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Tennessee. She is the owner of a AAHA Hospital and her special interests include general and orthopaedic surgery of all pets. Topics: Introduction to Laser Therapy in a Small Animal Practice The Role of Laser Therapy in Pain Management Integrating Laser Therapy to your Small Animal Practice Meeting Sponsored by Companion Therapy Laser This one day meeting is open to all veterinarians, in Sanford, NC at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center (click on the green link below for directions) and is from 8:30-4:30pm. This meeting carries 7 hours of CE that is pre-approved by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. Non-member vets may attend for $150 and non-member support staff for $75. Lunch, CE certificate, and notes are provided so RSVP. If you wish to have confirmation sent to you, then after clicking on the green RSVp button, scroll to the bottom of the RSVP page and enter your name and email address and confirmation for this meeting will be immediately sent to your inbox.

Welcome to the NCASAM website! This association of veterinarians, formed in 1970, is a non-profit organization whose purpose and objectives includes the advancement of the individual's skills and knowledge of small animal medicine and surgery through post-graduate study; the promotion of the highest standards of veterinary medicine and services; and the promotion of fellowship opportunities for veterinarians with similar interests.
Click here for directions to the Dennis Wicker Civic Center in Sanford, NC

Upcoming Events

October 8–10, 2015

NCASAM Great Smokies Veterinary Conference

Asheville Renaissance Hotel, Asheville, NC,  all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Enjoy Asheville's famous fall foliage and world-class dining with your family on Sunday!

Speakers include: Mr. Tom MIckey- Executive Director, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board Marian E. Benitez, DVM, DACVS-SA- Clinical Assistant Professor, Small Animal Surgery, VA_MD College of VM Nancy Loes, DVM, MBA-Sponsored by NUTRAMAX Darryl Mills, DVM, MS, DACVS- Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Surgical Services, U of Tenn CVM Garret Pachtinger, VMD, DACVECC- Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, Levittown, PA Cynthia Ward, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-Professor of Internal Medicine, CVM, University of Georgia Sonja Zabel, DVM, MS, DACVD- Assistant Professor of Dermatology, CVM, University of Georgia These speakers give you an opportunity for 24 hours of continuing education for the conference in a compact format and gives you more time to work or play that weekend.

November 4, 2015



Dr. Ursula Thomas is an Austrian native who graduated from the Veterinary School of Vienna, Austria. After completing a doctoral thesis at the Veterinary School of Vienna's Dermatology Service in 2008, she moved to the U.S. to complete a residency at NCSU. Dr. Thomas is board certified with the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Dermatology in 2011. Since then she has worked as faculty at the University of Florida and at an emergency clinic in Southern Mass. and as a dermatologist for the MSPCA near Boston. Dr. Thomas joined CEVA in January 2015 as part of the Companion Animal Services Team. Dr. Thomas' special interests include: skin allergies, bacterial and fungal skin infections, ear diseases, metabolic and endocrine diseases, as well as, auto-immune skin diseases and illnesses that lead to hair loss.

December 2, 2015


Speaker for this meeting is:B. Duncan X. Lascelles, BSc, BVSc, PhD, CertVA, DSAS(ST), DECVS, DACVS He is Professor of Small Animal Surgery at NCSU.

Topics to be announced soon. This meeting is Included in annual membership dues of $275 for Veterinarians and $125 for Technicians for 2015

Please be advised that, despite the fact that the Academy has already posted notes for the speakers for this upcoming meeting, speakers are infrequently subject to change due to emergencies or other circumstances beyond the Academy's control. While last-minute speaker changes are rare, the Academy does not guarantee in any way that any particular speaker will actually speak at the upcoming meeting.