133rd NJVMA Annual Meeting


Please join us on March 10 – 12 for the 133rd NJVMA Annual Meeting.

The NJVMA Annual Meeting features excellent Continuing Education (CE) in a realized, collegial atmosphere.  The meeting will be held at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center, Florham Park, NJ from Friday, March 10 – Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Important Deadlines
Early Bird Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017
Cancellation Deadline: February 20, 2017

Continuing Education Credits
10 total CE hours are offered
Saturday, March 11, 2017 = 5.0 CE hours
Sunday, March 12, 2017 = 5.0 CE hours

Featured Speakers

Companion Animal

Dr. John D. Bonagura
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Dr. Michael Hutchinson
Animal General of Cranberry Twp., Cranberry Twp., PA

Dr. Peter Kintzer
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Westbrook, ME

Dr. Barbara E. Kitchell
VCA Veterinary Care & Referral Center, Albuquerque, NM

Dr. Laurie McCauley
Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Coral Springs, FL

Dr. Todd Tams
VCA Animal Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

Technician Subjects

Mr. Harold Davis
University of California – Davis, Davis, CA

Ms. Susan Kolkka
Oradell Animal Hospital, Mahwah, NJ

Ms. Heidi Reuss-Lamky
Oakland Veterinary Referral Services, Bloomfield, MI

Practice Management

Dr. Karen E. Felsted
Panthera T Veterinary Management Consulting, Dallas, TX

Program Information

Friday, March 10, 2017
1:00pm – 4:00pm NJVMA Executive Board Meeting
5:00pm – 7:00pm President’s Reception

Saturday, March 11, 2017
7:30am – 8:50am NJVMA Town Hall & Breakfast Meeting
9:00am – 11:50am Lectures
12:00pm – 2:20pm NJVMA Business Meeting & Luncheon/Meet the Executive Board Candidates
2:30pm – 4:20pm Lectures
4:30pm – 7:00pm Exhibits Open
5:00pm – 6:50pm Cocktail Reception and NJVF Silent Auction
7:00pm 11:00pm Dinner and Carnival Night

Sunday, March 12, 2017
7:30am – 8:50am Breakfast with Exhibitors
9:00am – 11:50am Lectures
12:00pm – 1:50pm 22nd Annual NJVMA Animal Hall of Fame Luncheon
2:00pm – 3:50pm Lectures

Click here to view the Saturday Program Grid
Click here to view the Sunday Program Grid

Registration Information

The NJVMA encourages you to register online or download the paper registration form.

Click here to access online registration.
Click here to download the paper registration form.

The on-site registration desk will be open at the following times:
Friday, March 10th,  5:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, March 11th, 7:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday, March 12th, 7:30am – 2:00pm

Veterinarians – Fees

NJVMA Members and Out-of-State VMA Members
One Day
One Day
2016 Graduates and Emeritus Members
One Day

On or Before February 10th


After February 10th


Technicians and Office Staff – Fees

Full Conference
One Day

On or Before February 10th


After February 10th


*Students (Veterinary/Technician) Fees

Full Conference
One Day

*Student Registration does not include meals.

On or Before February 10th


After February 10th


** Guest Fees

Full Conference Only

**Guest Registration includes breakfast on Sat & Sun, lunch on Sat, and Saturday’s Cocktail Reception.

On or Before February 10th


After February 10th


*** Offsite Wet Lab Fees

*** Offsite Wet Lab Registration is limited to 20 based on a first-come, first-served basis.

On or Before February 10th


After February 10th


Registration Details for Veterinarians, Technicians and Office Staff

Two Day Registrations for Veterinarians, Technicians and Office Staff include breakfast, lunch, dinner and entertainment on Saturday, as well as breakfast and the 22nd Animal Hall of Fame luncheon on Sunday.
One Day Registrations include breakfast and lunch.
One Day Saturday Registrations do not include Saturday night dinner and entertainment.

Registration Details for Students and Guests

*Veterinary Student and Veterinary Technician Student Registrations do not include meals.
**Guest Registration includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday, and Saturday’s Cocktail Reception, Guest registration does not include Saturday’s Dinner or Sunday’s 22nd Animal Hall of Fame luncheon. These tickets may be purchased separately.


USB/flash drive proceedings notes are included in your meeting registration fee.


Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center
175 Park Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Phone: (973) 377-2424

Room Rate: $119.00 single or double occupancy
Check-in: After 4:00pm
Checkout: Before 12:00pm

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center for Friday and Saturday nights, are subject to availability. The group rate is only available until Wednesday, February 8, 2017, subject to availability. Reservations made after Wednesday, February 8, 2017 may not be guaranteed at the group rate.

Online reservations can be made here or by visiting http://www.hamiltonparkhotel.com/ and entering Group Code 03076880NM.

You may also make a reservation by calling the hotel directly at (973) 301-9717, and mention NJVMA to secure the group rate.

The hotel offers free parking to all meeting attendees. Hotel rooms provide all of the amenities you expect from a first class facility. High-speed internet access is available in every room. The hotel is completely wireless and complimentary.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing via e-mail at info@njvma.org.

Cancellations received by Monday, February 20, 2017 are not eligible for refunds, however you may send someone in your place by contacting the NJVMA headquarters at (908) 281-0918 in advance of the meeting. Please note that if you cancel your conference registration, it goes not constitute cancellation of your hotel reservation – that is your responsibility.