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No. You can register for programs individually! If you’re able to attend multiple events, annual memberships provide the best value and the most perks. Annual members receive a free gift at their first program of each year, a certificate for display in your practice, priority seating, and more!

Update, September 30, 2019: Enrollment for 2020 Annual Membership is now open! Receive the best rate when you register by December 31, 2019. We look forward to meeting you! You can learn more about Annual Memberships here.

Yes, you can receive course notes two ways:

1: If you register for an annual membership, you will have access to the course notes even if you cannot attend every program. We would like to see you at the event; however, we understand that you have to miss from time to time. As an annual member, you will automatically receive digital course notes via email, following any program you miss.

2: You can purchase course notes for missed programs for 2019 here.

Yes, it is possible to receive a refund, by following the guidelines below.

Cancel in writing: To be eligible for a refund, a cancellation request must be received by us in writing at info@lonstarvetacademy.com prior to the deadline.Cancellation fee: All refunds requested prior to the deadline are subject to a $50 cancellation processing fee.

Refund deadline: Registration fees are non-refundable beginning on the 60th calendar day prior to the Event and thereafter. All requests for a refund must be received prior to the 60th calendar day prior to the Event in order to be eligible for a refund. Annual memberships are non-refundable beginning on the 60th calendar day prior to the first Event of the year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may pose, but there can be no exceptions to this policy.

No partial refunds: Annual members cannot be refunded for single Events. No transfers: Registrations are non-transferable.

Refund processing: Refunds will be processed via check only, for the Registration Fee minus the Cancellation Fee. Please allow 60 days to receive your refund amount.

LSVA was founded by Dr. Jenni Rizzo. Please click here to read more about her and the rest of the leaders of LSVA!

If the room block for your selected weekend is already full, you may receive a message that says “no rooms are available for the selected rate/dates”, “the requested rate is not available”, or something similar. This does not mean the hotel is sold out! To see all available rooms, un-check the box for Lone Star Veterinary Academy under “special accounts and rates” on the right half of your screen.   If you are unable to reserve a room using the group rate, you may contact Dr. Rizzo at info@lonestarvetacademy.com or Teresa Burciaga at  teresa.burciaga2@hilton.com 

The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners requires that each attendee personally check in AND check out of the conference in order to receive credit for the CE hours attended. Please arrive early to sign-in and receive your registration packet. Then don’t forget to CHECK OUT before you leave! We will provide you with a printed certificate verifying your CE hours. According to TBVME regulations, LSVA CANNOT mail your certificate if you forget to pick yours up! It must be obtained in person, before you leave.

Please click here to view the sponsors and exhibitors for each program.

Inquire at info@lonestarvetacademy.com. We encourage both local small businesses and larger veterinary and pet service partners to reach out.

Email: info@lonestarvetacademy.com

Mail: 10650 Culebra Rd, #104-506
San Antonio, TX 78251-4806

Contact us or sign up to receive our newsletters!

Lone Star Veterinary Academy (LSVA) reserves the right to refuse/cancel registrations. If LSVA refuses or cancels a registration, registrants will be offered a refund and no cancellation fee will apply, except when a registrant breaks the Code of Conduct (see below).

LSVA reserves the right to cancel an Event due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other circumstances which would make the Event non-viable. If LSVA cancels an Event, registrants will be offered a full refund, and no cancellation fees will apply. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an Event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer their registration to the same Event at the rescheduled date. Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing via email in accordance with the Cancellation Policy procedures within 14 days after the notice of cancellation is published by LSVA.

Service animals are welcomed. However, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Brooks Hotel and Spa does not allow pets who are not service animals. Please contact the venue at 210-534-1000 with any questions.

We will contact you via email regarding important Event details when you register for an LSVA conference. If you are already registered for a program, it is important NOT to unsubscribe.   If you have signed up for newsletters in the past, or for a program in the past, but no longer wish to receive emails, you may opt-out at any time by using the opt-out link provided at the bottom of the email.

Excellent question! Please contact us to inquire about this option.

info@lonestarvetacademy.com

For direct help, contact info@lonestarvetacademy.com. We will do our best to reach you with an answer in 24 hours. For system wide outages, we may need up to 7 business days to return to normal payment processing.   You can also mail in your registration using this printable form here.

Forms of Payment 
Visa, Mastercard, American Express and checks are accepted. Cash is NOT an accepted form of payment for registration.Returned Checks and Declined Credit Cards A $35 fee will apply for any returned (NSF) checks or declined credit cards. Approved payment will be required within 5 days, and your placement in the course will not be guaranteed until payment is received.

Registration rates are lowest when you register as early as possible! Below are typical 2019 registration rates for veterinarians and for veterinary technicians, practice managers, and other team members.

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LSVA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual or rude language and imagery is not appropriate for our conference venue. Conference participants are required to follow the code of conduct rules stipulated by LSVA, including all updates, additions and modifications we make to the code of conduct from time to time, and cooperate with Event staff in code of conduct enforcement.

Further, speaker presentations and other conference Events are protected by copyrights, and recording, photography and videography by any unauthorized person is strictly prohibited.
Any attendee found to be violating these rules and any other Event conduct rules instituted by LSVA from time to time may be expelled from the Event without a refund, and/or refused attendance at future Events, at the discretion of LSVA, and potentially subject to other legal recourse.

We request information from you on our registration form. To register for one of our Events or to purchase an annual membership, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your registration or membership orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you. We will also use this information to contact you with reminders or other notices leading up to the event for which you have registered.

Through your registration and attendance of a continuing education Event organized by LSVA, you understand you may be photographed or recorded during the course of the Event. LSVA reserves the right to use any photograph or video taken at any LSVA event without the express written permission of those included in the photograph or video.  LSVA may use photographs or videos for promotional purposes in publications or other media including without limitation brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, websites, television, etc.  Anyone attending a LSVA Event who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution must send a written notice and an identifying photograph to info@lonestarvetacademy.com (Your photo will be held in confidence by LSVA).  Upon receipt of the notice, LSVA will make commercially reasonable efforts to not include the requesting party in any promotional media.

Through your registration and attendance of a continuing education Event organized by LSVA, you understand you may be photographed or recorded during the course of the Event. LSVA reserves the right to use any photograph or video taken at any LSVA event without the express written permission of those included in the photograph or video.  LSVA may use photographs or videos for promotional purposes in publications or other media including without limitation brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, websites, television, etc.  Anyone attending a LSVA Event who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution must send a written notice and an identifying photograph to info@lonestarvetacademy.com (Your photo will be held in confidence by LSVA).  Upon receipt of the notice, LSVA will make commercially reasonable efforts to not include the requesting party in any promotional media.

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