39th Northern New England Veterinary
Alpine Symposium

Sunday, Feb. 26 - Thursday, March 2, 2017
The Omni Mount Washington Resort

Skiing Fun with NNVAS
is designed with several premises in mind. First, is quality CE and learning. Second, "The Mount Washington Resort experience" uniquely fosters a relaxing, trouble free, calming, happy, warm and safe environment, which seems to be in another world, called "Mount Washington Valley". All this nurtures learning within the lecture hall and outside too. The daily 2 hour lectures are taken seriously. By design, there is ample free time to unwind and detach from the grind of the workday life. The Mt. Washington is one of the few remaining Grand Old Hotels that offers skiing, cross country, fine dining, indoor and outdoor heated pools, winter zip line, apres ski, spa and spectacular views right from your cozy room. The Bretton Woods ski area offers terrain for all levels and tastes. And much more! Veterinarians and their friends and families can mingle, or not, if they so choose. The chair lift, X-country trail or dining table have been know to spark interesting conversations, practice ideas, and many long term associations and friendships. You don't want to ever leave, but as you do there is a feeling of calmness and knowing that you will someday likely return. When you do return, it's like you never left and you smile all over again !

Sunday, Feb. 26 - Thursday, March 2, 2017
38th Northern New England Veterinary Alpine Symposium. (NNEVAS LLC)
Continuing Education Credits = 8 hrs.
CE Registration fee $150 by MAIL-IN Registration Form  
To REGISTER for the meeting: print the following form, fill out, and MAIL it to the address on the bottom of the form.
Late Registration Fee add $100.  Cancellation fee $50.
   Mail-in CE Meeting Registration Form (PDF 104k) requires Adobe Reader

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 is the cut off date for Registration and Reservations at the special discounted "NNEVAS" package rates.  After then, rooms rates increase and will be based on availability, so reserve early !!!
The Omni Mount Washington Resort
Bretton Woods, NH 03575
Tel: 1-603-278-1000. General info
Room Reservations 1-603-278-8877  Martha Fetko (9 - 3 pm)
OR: See below for rate details and Group codes needed to book rooms.  Click on the link below to get to the page dedicated to NNEVAS bookings. (see Important Info & Tips)
Speaker: Christopher Ralphs DVM, DACVS.
 Practical Tips and Tricks from a Veterinary Surgeon:
- Open wound management- how to get open wounds healthy and get them closed. 
- Bladder surgery- how to do it and how to keep it simple.
- Fractures- when we can cast it and when not to.
- Is that a cruciate rupture?-  interpreting stifle radiographs.
- Simple guide to laryngeal exams for diagnosis laryngeal paralysis.
- When should a dog with laryngeal paralysis go to surgery?
- Phallopexy for paraphimosis.
- How to diagnose and treat supraspinatus tendon injuries.
- Stem Cells and PRP, separating the hope from the hype.
- NSAIDs and GI surgery.
- Rational suture choice for surgical procedures.
- Lameness exam cheats.
- Closed suction drains- how and when to use them.
- What is a B.E.A.R.D. and what mandible fractures are good  candidates?

- Is it orthopedic or neurologic?

Proposed agenda:

Omni MW Resort lobbyFriday, Saturday or Sunday check in: get settled in, Downhill or Cross Country Ski or just relax.  Sunday at 5:30 PM, NNEVAS Welcome Party with complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvre and then enjoy dinner in the Main Dining Room. 
NNEVAS Xcountry Skiing
Monday - Thursday 7:00-10 AM breakfast. Lectures 8:30-10:30 AM. 2 CE credits each day. Rest of day open for enjoyments of your choice: relaxing, ski groomers, woods or glades, X-country, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating, Spa, Zip line, or many other daily hotel activities. Evening Dinner in the Main Dining Room, except Teusday's buffet.


Sunday 5:30 PM: NNEVAS Welcome Party. Complementary hors d'oeuvres and beverages followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room.
Tuesday: Early afternoon time TBA -an easy, Fun Downhill Race for all.                                                                                                  Tuesday Eve:  At 6 pm, Apres Ski Awards Ceremony with complementary hors d'oeuvres and Giveaway Drawing !!! for $200 and $100 gift cards and other prize goodies to registered Veterinarians (must be present to win). Followed by a Dinner Buffet.  Note - The Tuesday Eve Dinner Buffet is fun and is included with "Ski & Stay with Meals" Package.   For those staying with the "Ski and Stay Without Meals" Package or if you are staying elsewhere, it is optional, and I recommend it.  See details on the Mail-in Registration Form.              

Wed, Thurs, Friday:  Great snow and great company. Ski, Board, Snowshoe, Skate, Snowmobile, Spa, Zip Line, and much more!

IMPORTANT Info & Tips for Meeting Attendees!

The Omni Mount Washington Resort was a new venue in 2011 for our meeting!  We are excited to be able to maintain and create all of the wonderful, essential criteria and experiences that our unique meeting has enjoyed for the prior 33 years while at The Balsams, the other Grand Old Hotel in NH.  The Balsams is temporarily closed.  See "The Basics" section above to print out a Mail-In Registration Form.  Please read on for more info and tips!

January 20, 2016 is the Cut Off date!!  (Reserve as early as possible ! Read Carefully ! ) CALL Martha Fetko (9 - 3 pm) 1-603-278-8877
  After that, the hotel cannot guarantee the discounted meeting package rates or room availability. We strongly suggest you make reservations as soon as possible. Once our "room block" fills up, room prices go up to the regular hotel rates. That is, if any rooms are available !

Room rates: Our meeting packages are a great value when all is considered. Almost all of your needs and wants are packed into the room rate. So once you are checked in, you can relax and enjoy. Keep in mind that we have negotiated a sweet deal compared to industry standards. The prices listed here includes the taxes and fees already.  If you are online or speaking to the Hotel directly, keep in mind the quotes given do not always reflect the taxes and fees.  The rates are usually  per/person, per/night.      

Room Rates include:

  • Breakfast and Dinner (includes Tuesday Eve Buffet) are included with SKI & STAY WITH MEALS package) 
    Note: If you are staying on the SKI & STAY WITHOUT MEALS package
    you can purchase Tuesday Eve Dinner Buffet tickets (3/1/2016) along with your Mail-In Registration for the CE part of the Meeting.   I hope you will dine with us that evening, we have a blast !
  • Ski Lift or Cross Country tickets for each night's stay.  Tickets can
    be used on day of check in or check out, but not both.
  • The listed rates here include NH State room tax (9%) fees,
    assessments, and service charge (22%).  Gratuity not included.
  • We also got waiver of the $25 per night "resort fee"!
  • The actual CE meeting dates are from 2/29 - 3/3, but Omni has
    extended the meeting package rates to include 2/26 - 3/3, 2016.
    (therefore 2 nights before)
  • A Welcome Party, Sunday Evening (2/28) with complementary hors
    d'oeuvres, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. Don't miss it !
  • Spa, Zip Line, CE Registration fees, Alcoholic Beverages, and Gratuities are not included.
  • Grand Old Hotel style amenities. Flat Screen TV & free WiFi. 

(*) The Lodge is a motel and is directly across the street from the entrance to the Omni Mount Washington Resort.   The guest rooms and public areas have been recently refreshed and revitalized.  Each room at this conveniently-located motor lodge has a private balcony or patio overlooking the Presidential Mountain Range and the Omni Mount Washington Hotel.   The Lodge offers economy and is served by the convenient resort shuttle for getting to and from the Mt Washington Hotel, Ski Area or local restaurants.  While it doesn't compare to the Mt Washington Hotel is does offer free WiFi, free parking, and an enhanced continental breakfast with select hot items is now included with all stays.

Event Dates: February 28 - March 3, 2016

PACKAGE ROOM RATES (Adults) (pp/pn = per person, per night)

SKI & STAY WITH MEALS  (Group Code = 022316NNEVASMEE )

Single Occ. Rate Double Occ. Rate
Standard Room
$252.39 pp/pn
Premier Room
$323.24 pp/pn
The Lodge (*)
$197.89 pp/pn


Single Occ. Rate Double Occ. Rate
Standard Room
$139.36 pp/pn
The Lodge (*)
$84.86 pp/pn

 See (*) in column to left about The Lodge                                                   
Note !  Above prices include Tax, Service Charge and Resort Fee. They reflect the final daily tally at your check out. The Omni Reservation link prices will be different, but keep in mind they are before tax/fees/charges. Ancillary purchases and alcoholic beverages are not included.

  Book By: January 20, 2016 = deadline. Don't wait, rooms are limited !!!

Children: ages 16 and under may share the same room with parents using existing bedding at no additional charge . Cot or rollaway per request if available is offered at $15.00 each per night.

   Children ages 13-16 will be accommodated at $100.00 per child per night (ski lift ticket included).
   Children ages 5-12  will be accommodated at $60.00 per child per night    (ski lift ticket included)
  Children ages 4 and under stay for free !

    Please note: Children rates do not include the 22% service Charge and 9% NH Room and Meal Tax.  Children need to be staying in the same room as an adult to get the above rates.  Ages 16 and under may share the same room with parents using existing bedding at no additional bedding charge . Cot or rollaway per request if available is offered at $15.00 each per night.

To book NNEVAS package deals on the web : I suggest you jot down or copy the group code(s) above for reference then Click Here to Book Online.   The easiest and best way is to call:                                                      Room Reservations 1-603-278-8877  Martha Fetko (9 - 3 pm)

Omni Mount Washington Resort HotelTIPS

  • For those staying thru Tuesday eve (3/1) there will be a (easy) "Fun Ski Race" during the day. You get 2 runs. Go at your own pace for fun or try for a medal !  Kids and first timers welcome !  Later in the evening we have an apres-ski Awards Ceremony with free hors d'oeuvres.  Find out your times. Talk bench racing. Be present for the Giveaway Drawing
  • For evening dining it is required that men wear a Sport Coat, a tie is optional. For women, Casual Evening Attire is appropriate. (you got it, no blue jeans at dinner)   Rest of the day: casual or ski clothes.
  • Definitely sign up for the Free "Select Guest" membership on the Omni Hotels website, Look under Loyalty Program for all the cool freebies and amenities, including earning free nights!  There are no obligations!
  • Bring your swimsuit for the indoor and outdoor heated pools!
  • Our "with meals" package includes breakfast and dinner in the Main Dining Room. Although no reservations are needed for breakfast, evening seating reservations are needed in the dining room. (Tuesday eve, we have our dinner buffet, so no seating reservations are needed.)  Do not forget to mention you are with the Veterinary Group !

We are looking forward to Quality CE & having fun with you!!! ........ Paul.

  ! (i.e. CE and Skiing)


For additional meeting information, contact Dr. Paul Coviello at bonairesun@aol.com.