Summer School CE Beach Bash
Join us for a morning of CE and an afternoon of networking and socializing!
Event location: Coastal Alabama Community College- Gulf Shores Campus 3301 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Event doors will open at 7:30am
Registration is $75 for current AVTA members* and $100 for non-members and $35 for students with proof of enrollment in an accredited veterinary/veterinary technology program. *Membership registrations will be verified.
Conference registration includes lunch
Hotel group rates available:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gulf Shores
Call 251-948-6191 and note you are reserving under Alabama Vet. Tech Assoc. group block. or utilize the link below
7:30am CST: Event doors will open
8:00am CST: Let’s Talk Lifestyle Vaccines (presented by Mary L. Berg)
9:00am CST: Cytology! Cytology! Cytology! Every Time All the Time! (presented by Amelia G. White)
10:00am CST: Back to the Basics of Anesthetic Care: Practical Improvements in Quality (presented by Courtney Black)
11:00am CST: The Fab 5 of the Physical Exam (presented by Walter L. Brown, Jr.)
12:30pm CST: Comedy and social event – lunch provided (presented by Walter L. Brown, Jr.)
Mary L. Berg, BS, RVT, LATG, VTS (Dentistry)
Mary received her VTS (Dentistry) in June 2006, recertifying in 2020. She has worked in veterinary dental research for over 29 years and continues to do so. Mary was the practice manager and dental technician specialist at a general practice for seven years. She is an adjunct at two distance veterinary technology programs and is currently the president of Beyond the Crown Veterinary Education; she has over 15 years of experience teaching dentistry to veterinary teams, using practical and easy to master methods. Mary was named the NAVTA Veterinary Technician of the Year by NAVTA in 2020 and received the AVDT’s Excellence in Dentistry Education in 2019. Mary is a textbook author, speaker, and dental wet lab instructor at numerous state and national conferences.
Courtney Black, BS, LVT
Courtney received her Bachelor of Animal Science in Veterinary Health Technology from the University of Tennessee at Martin. After graduation, she joined on staff at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in the small animal anesthesia department, teaching professional veterinary students best anesthetic practices during their clinical year. She is currently the anesthesia department supervisor within AUCVM and working towards a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She is passionate about workplace wellness within the veterinary community, high quality anesthetic care for her patients, and honoring the human animal bond.
Amelia G. White, DVM, MS, DACVD
Dr. Amelia White is an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 followed by a one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Auburn University. She completed a three-year Dermatology residency and Master’s degree at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 2014. Dr. White became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2014. She has authored or contributed to several abstracts, case reports, primary research, and book chapters. She teaches the integument and communications skills courses at Auburn University, and her interests include allergic skin and ear diseases, infectious diseases, and student mental health and wellbeing.
Walter L. Brown, Jr. BS. RVTg VTS (ECC)
Walter Brown is an Emergency and Critical Care specialty veterinary technologist, social media public figure, influencer, comedian and founder of SKINNI GO LIVE LLC. Walter combines his background in veterinary medicine with comedy to bring education and relief to veterinary professionals around the world. He has millions of views and continues to create viral content.
While devoting his time to SKINNI GO LIVE LLC, Walter works as a veterinary technologist program liaison for United Veterinary Care where he cultivates relationships with veterinary technology programs and provides veterinary technology students with opportunities and resources to pave the way for future career interest. Walter has plans to develop supplemental learning courses and seminars for veterinary technology students, pet parents, and kids of all ages. His ultimate dream is to create veterinary assistant programs for inner-city schools and charter schools in low-income areas.
Walter received his veterinary technology degree from Fort Valley State University and was academically trained in emergency and critical care at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Teaching Hospital. In addition to social media influence and education, he is an avid arachnid hobbyist. He enjoys the life stages and development of tarantulas and has a personal collection with over ten different species.