Thank you for your interest in attending the 2014 Alaska Gathering for Ferrets. Here are some things you need to know about attending our event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Why are you doing a ferret event?

In Alaska there are many wonderful vets who see all animals in their practice. However, many do not treat ferrets due to a lack of comfort or lack of knowledge. Many times ferrets could be saved or they could be humanely euthanized to ease their suffering if they could only be seen. The purpose of this conference is to increase the comfort level of general vets to stabilize or treat ferrets in an emergency or urgent care situation and to and provide a larger base of veterinarians who provide care and treatment to ferrets.

Who should come?

This conference is designed with the general veterinarian in mind. It is also appropriate for vet techs or assistants, shelter operators and ferret owners who would like to learn more about their pets and how to care for them.

Can we bring ferrets?

Ferrets are not invited to attend this event. To bring ferrets into Alaska, you will have to fly them as cargo. If you want to have them at the hotel with you, you will have to check and see if they are allowed.

Will we get continuing education credits for being there?

This program has been approved for 13.0 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. It has been approved for both veterinarians and veterinary assistants.

Who is presenting?

Several ferret veterinarians who see them on a daily basis, and are often ferret owners themselves, will be presenting. Additionally, we will have several non-veterinary speakers who are shelter operators and have special knowledge in certain areas of ferret husbandry. For an up-to-date list of speakers, see the Speakers and Topics page.

What topics are being covered?

For an up-to-date list of topics, see the Speakers and Topics page.

When is it?

June 27 & 28, 2014

Where is it?

The BP Energy Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

How much does it cost?

$175 per person

This includes lunch both days, snacks and RACE credits (upon approval)

Also, on Thursday night there is a free (donations accepted) Shelter Benefit dinner

Friday night there is a speaker reception in the hospitality suite, with dinner to follow (charge to be determined).

Do we get special pricing from hotels?

Yes. There are several hotels in the area with special pricing. There are others in the area with good pricing, too.

Please see the Hotels page for information.

I still have more questions. How do I get more information?

You can use this contact form to send e-mail, or you can call Renée Downs at (+1) 907.644.5655.




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