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Annual Conference
2024 Annual Conference
Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29
Gatlinburg, TN
The Edgewater Hotel

10 CEUs are available for full conference attendees.

While this is not the annual technician's meeting, technicians are more than welcome to attend this meeting. 

Conference Speakers and Topics

Join us for the 2024 Annual Conference of the ETVMA! Take advantage of early bird discounts and register soon.


Mollie Mesman


Dr. Mollie Mesman earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in 2007, followed by a DVM degree from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After a small animal rotating internship at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mesman then went on to complete her dermatology residency with the Animal Dermatology Clinic in Marina del Rey, California, from 2013-2016. She obtained Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in November 2016.

As a board-certified veterinary dermatologist, Dr. Mesman started a dermatology referral service in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 2019 she moved to Greenville, South Carolina, and joined Southeast Veterinary Dermatology which became Animal Dermatology Clinic in 2022.

Charley Aldridge


Dr. Charley Aldridge, DACVIM-SAIM, is a board-certified specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine. He completed his residency at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, a rotating internship at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, and earned his DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University.


Dermatology topics

1. Scrape, tape, pluck, and beyond: Diagnostic methods in Veterinary Dermatology

2. What is making this dog itchy?

3. These are a few of my favorite things: The cutaneous barrier and topical therapy for allergies

4. I’m all Ears: Diagnosis and management of canine otitis externa

5. It looks like allergies but it’s NOT: Diseases that may mimic hypersensitivity disorders 


Internal medicine topics

1. Regenerative Anemia

2. Canine Hepatopathies 

3. Point of Care Ultrasound - History and utility

4. Canine Hypercortisolemia

5. Lower Urinary Tract Infections 

Early bird registration (through August 31, 2024) -  $230
Regular registration (after September 1, 2024) - $245

Sunday registration only - $90
Extra meal tickets - $20/ea

Click on the registration tab in the upper menu to view more information including speakers and topics for the 2024 annual conference. 

Saturday, September 28


Registration 7:30-8:30


8:30 - 10:00    Session

10:00 - 10:15    Break


10:15 - 12:00    Session


12:00 - 1:00    Lunch


1:00 - 3:15 Session

3:15- 3:30    Break


3:30 - 5:00    Session


Sunday, September 29


8:00 - 9:30    Session


9:30 - 9:45    Break


9:45 - 11:15    Session



Founded in 1977 as an informal gathering, the East Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association has grown to be an annual professional development opportunity for veterinary professional across the region. As a non-profit foundation, the ETVMA directs all proceeds from the annual conference to scholarships for veterinary students and to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Board Members:

Dr. Richard Hewitt, President

Dr. Bob Denovo, Member

Dr. Ken Chamness, Member

Dr. Pat Hackett, Member

Dr. Jim Hammon, Member

Dr. Randy Hammon, Member

Dr. Sally Poston, Member

Dr. Stan Sanders, Member


Sharon Weaver, Administrator

Amanda Davis, Web Administrator 






9412 Sarasota Drive, Knoxville, TN  37923

Tel:  865-254-7456


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