2019 VECCS Spring Symposium

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On April 4-7, VECCS welcomed 254 attendees for the 2019 Spring Symposium at the Marriott Los Suenos Ocean and Golf Resort in Costa Rica. Featured speaker Heidi Barnes Heller, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) and Adesola Odunayo, DVM, DACVECC, along with adjunct speakers Steven Epstein, DVM, DACVECC, Elisa Mazzaferro, DVM, DACVECC, and Elke Rudloff, DVM, DACVECC, gave excellent lectures on Emergency and Critical Care Neurology. In addition to 16.5 hours of quality CE, attendees had ample time to network with their peers, enjoy the beautiful resort, and explore Costa Rica. One of the many highlights was the Thursday evening outdoor reception that offered attendees a chance to enjoy an authentic Costa Rican dinner, dancing, and conversation. Save the date for next year’s Spring Symposium April 2-5, 2020 Kaua’i, Hawaii!

VECCS is committed to offering members the highest quality CE at both IVECCS in September and our Spring Recreational CE event which will again be conducted in a spectacular local on outside the continental United States. The Executive Board has negotiated these terrific arrangements for our members to enjoy the 2019 VECCS Spring Symposium at one of the most popular and highly acclaimed resorts in this hemisphere!

This year’s symposia was held at the Marriott Los Suenos Ocean and Golf Resort, a breathtaking and luxurious destination resort property. The resort is located on the Western side of Costa Rica, nestled between tropical rain forest and warm waters of Pacific Ocean.

Two highly acclaimed speakers will be presenting a variety of topics of high interest to our EM/CC clinicians. The lecture theme will be Emergency and Critical Care Neurology. You will find the open discussions and attendee interactions are invaluable as well.


  • Heidi Barnes Heller, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
  • Adesola Odunayo, DVM, DACVECC