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 !!!  It offers skiing, boarding, cross country, snowmobiling, 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. Yes, trees and glades !  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
Great News !!!  All room rates will be Ski and Stay (without meals) for 2017.  NO PRICE INCREASE FROM 2016 !!!
            Kids 16 yrs and under stay for FREE !!! ***
   This will allow you to better control your meals cost and choices. The savings you generate should help pay for the optional Tuesday Evening Dinner Buffet, which I hope you will enjoy with us.!!!                     Thx, PauL
39th Northern New England Veterinary Alpine Symposium. (NNEVAS LLC)                                             CE Credits = 8 hrs.
CE Registration fee = $180 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.)
Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 is the cut off date for Registration 
The Omni Mount Washington Resort
Bretton Woods, NH 03575
Tel: 1-603-278-1000. General info only.
For Room Reservations   Look in the Important Info and Tips section below. Find link to page dedicated to NNEVAS bookings. 
Speaker: Tim Spotswood BVSc, MMedVet (Diagnostic Imaging), Dip ECVDI. Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency Centre, Calgary, Canada.
 Practical Topics in Veterinary Radiology and Imaging
Thoracic Radiology: Why do we miss lesions of thoracic radiographs ?  2hrs.
We explore approaches and behaviour that may lead to errors in perception.
Abdominal Radiology: Common Pitfalls.  2hrs.  Highlights some of the challenges and confounders that make evaluating abdominal radiology so challenging.  Case-study based presentation.
Ultrasound-Case Studies: Do I really need in-house ultrasound ? How do I best make use of ultrasound in my practice ? 2hrs.  Addresses challeges, limitations and benefits of in house ultrasound vs. ultrasound referral.
Integrated Thoracic Imaging: 2hrs.  Explores various approaches using different modalities, positional radiography and interventions for diagnosing some of the more challenging thoracic cases.

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, I invite you to the NNEVAS Welcome Party with complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvre. Afterwards, enjoy dinner in the Main Dining Room or several other resort eateries.
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 where you choose among the resort restaurants (reservations highly advised). Sign up with your Registration form for the famed Tuesday's Dinner Buffet !!!


Sunday 5:30-6:30 pm: NNEVAS Welcome Party. Complementary hors d'oeuvres and beverages.
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). A Dinner Buffet (7pm) follows.  Note - The Tuesday Eve Dinner Buffet is fun ! and good ! and all you can eat !   As all room reservations this year are "without meals", you can add on the Buffet for your family or friends when you send in your registration form. The Dinner Buffet must be prepaid because we need to know exact "head" numbers for excellence in food preparation.  See details on the Mail-In Registration Form.             

Wednesday:  9 pm.  Join us for "Mike Buys A Round" in the "The Cave", a fabled speak easy from the prohibition years, hidden deep in the brick and stone foundation of the Hotel. 

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, 2017 is the Cut Off date!!  (Reserve as early as possible ! Read Carefully ! )
  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:

  • 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 2/28 - 3/2, but Omni has
    extended the meeting package rates to include 2/26 - 3/1, 2017.
    (therefore 2 nights before)
  • A Welcome Party, Sunday Evening (2/26) with complementary hors
    d'oeuvres, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. Don't miss it !
  • Grand Old Hotel style amenities. Flat Screen TV & free WiFi. 
  • Note: Room rates are Without Meals.  But you can purchase Tuesday Eve Dinner Buffet tickets (2/28/2017) 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 ! 

PLEASE NOTE:  Spa, Zip Line, CE Registration fees, Alcoholic Beverages, and Gratuities are not included.

(*) 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 26 - March 2, 2017

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


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, 2017 = deadline.  Don't wait, rooms are limited !!!

*** Children: Great news !  Ages 16 and under STAY FOR FREE !  They must share the same room with parents using existing bedding at no additional room charge. Cot or rollaway per request if available is offered at $15.00 each per night.

    Lift tickets for children 16 yrs and under must be purchased in advance, with room reservations for $20 per day, per child.  Still a great deal !

    Each Adult Reservation includes one lift ticket per night that may be used the day of check-in or the day of check-out, but not both.

To book NNEVAS PACKAGE DEAL on the web: Click Here to Book Online.  

Or you can call direct:                                                      
Room Reservations 1-603-278-8404  Donna Marshall (9 - 3 pm wkday)

Omni Mount Washington Resort HotelTIPS

  • For those staying thru Tuesday eve (2/28) 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. Cash Bar  Find out your times. Talk bench racing. Be present for the Giveaway Drawings !
  • For evening dining it is suggested that men wear a Sport Coat, a tie is optional. For women, Casual Evening Attire is appropriate. (you got it, no blue jeans or sneakers 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!  Example = Get a free morning beverage and snack delivered to you room each morning.
  • Bring your swimsuit for the indoor and outdoor heated pools!
  • Although no reservations are needed for breakfast, evening seating reservations are needed in the dining venues on resort. (Tuesday eve, the group has our dinner buffet. Register and prepay with your Mail In CE registration form)  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.