2015 Fall New York State Veterinary Conference


Questions & Answers

Question: Who plans this conference?

New York State
Veterinary Medical Society

Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine

Dean Snyder, DVM

Michael I. Kotlikoff, VMD, PhD
Austin O. Hooey
Dean of Veterinary Medicine

Susan Wylegala, DVM
Co-Chair, Conference Committee

Lorin D. Warnick, DVM, PhD
Associate Dean for Veterinary Education
and Hospital Director

Bridget M. Barry, DVM
Committee Member

Margret Thompson, DVM, DACVR
Director of Continuing Education
Co-Chair, Conference Committee

Rebecca Goodale, DVM
Committee Member

Paul Virkler, DVM

Committee Member

Rene van Ee, DVM, DACVS
Committee Member

Mary C. Smith, DVM, BS, DACT
Camelid/Small Ruminant Track Director

Jennifer Mauer, CAE
Executive Director

Equine Track Director

  Norm Ducharme, DMV, MSc, DACVS
Equine Track Director

Patti Kirch, LVT

Committee Member


Carolyn M. McDaniel, VMD

Committee Member

Question: What is the process for receiving CE credit?
  • New York State Continuing Education Credit
    The NYSVMS and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine are approved New York State continuing education sponsors. New York State Veterinary Conference will offer a maximum of 20 hours of continuing education credit to veterinarians and veterinary technicians attending this conference. Veterinary technicians may only receive CE credit for classes that are within their scope of practice as defined by the NYS Board for Veterinary Medicine.
  • Registry of Approved Continuing Education RACE
    This conference has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 24 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some state veterinary boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on methods of delivery of continuing education.
  • Continuing Education Certificate Procedure
    Verify your attendance at the conference by signing in at the registration desk when you pick up your badge and conference materials. A CE tracking form will be provided with each conference program book so that you may keep track of the sessions you attend. File this form with the Certificate of Attendance that will be emailed or mailed (by request) after the conference. Each individual is responsible for maintaining personal records of continuing education for six years from the date of the course.

    For further information, please contact the Continuing Education Coordinator in the CVM Office of Continuing Education at (607) 253-3200.
Question: How will I receive proceedings?
Answer: Conference Proceedings will be available online. Registrants will be advised how to access them after their registration and payment have been received. A USB drive of all proceedings will be given to attendees at the registration desk.
Question: What are the registration desk hours?

NYS-VC Registration
Online registration is available at


Friday, October 16

7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 17

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 18

7:30 a.m. –Noon

Be sure to register early to guarantee your first choice of lectures. Online registration is strongly encouraged and will help you avoid long lines and a $75 surcharge at the on-site registration desk.
Question: How do I reserve my hotel room?
Answer: Make Your Hotel Reservations

Question: What airports are near Cornell University?
Answer: Tompkins Regional Airport (ITHA)  - Distance from Conference: 3.7 mi. | Drive Time: 10 min.

Syracuse Hancock International (SYR) - Distance from Hotel: 59.2 mi. | Drive Time: 1 h 8 min.