annual conference

Bringing together leaders in endoscopy to exchange ideas and share knowledge.

Veterinary Endoscopy Society Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2024 conference in Santa Barbara! Please use the links below to complete the registration process. 

Please note: you can only purchase an additional gala dinner ticket if you’ve already registered for the conference. 


Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

The link for room reservations will be coming very soon. 


Conference Dates: July 29 – August 1, 2024

Check in and welcome cocktail reception Monday, July 29th, 2024. Conference presentations will be Tuesday, July 30th, 2024 –  Thursday, August 1st, 2024 with gala dinner on Wednesday, July 31st, 2024.

abstract submission

keynote speakers

Details coming soon.

jp mccrue

dr. jp mccrue

“Endoscopic use cranial neurosurgery”

Dr McCue began his post-graduate professional career pursuing specialization in small animal internal medicine. Following veterinary school at Cornell University he completed a rotating internship and subsequent residency in internal medicine at the Animal Medical Center (AMC) in his hometown of New York City. While in veterinary school Dr. McCue developed an interest in veterinary neurology. Concurrent with obtaining board certification for internal medicine he became the first graduate of the current neurology residency program at the AMC in 2010 and remained there as a staff neurologist and neurosurgeon until 2022. In 2016 he began work to establish a minimally invasive neurosurgical center at the AMC with a focus on pathologies involving the skull base. His professional interests have continued within the intersection of internal medicine and neurology utilizing minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques to address complex endocrine disorders related to the pituitary gland.

Dr. Fred Wininger

“Neuronavigation and its utility in spinal surgery”

Dr. Fred Wininger, an ACVIM (Neuro) Diplomate, began his post-residency career as a faculty member at the University of Missouri as an assistant professor of neurology/neurosurgery.  There he joined the Comparative Neurology Program, where he was integral in the development of a novel neuronavigation device.   That technology was used to administer therapies for neurodegenerative disorders that are now used to treat children with analogous diseases.  He developed one of the first hybrid private practice/academic residency training programs which has graduated 14 boarded practitioners and continues at his current practice Charlotte Animal Referral and Emergency in Charlotte, NC.  He is the sole proprietor and operator of 3D Veterinary Printing, a company providing surgeons with anatomic models and customized surgical instruments.

clayton watkins, dvm

“Endoscopic nasal tumor surgery”

Dr. Watkins earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1988 and founded VetMed Consultants, an ultrasound and endoscopy diagnostic service, in 1996. Since 1996, he as limited is practice to non-invasive diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound, endoscopy, CT and fluoroscopy. His practice is also limited to non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures. These procedures replace more invasive open surgeries thus reducing pain and complications. In collaboration with Dr. John Hayes, a human radiation oncologist of Companion Curietherapy, LLC, he founded the first radiation treatment facility in the Unites States specializing in high-dose-rate brachytherapy. He has been married to his wife Lisa since 1984 and they have four children.

sponsorship opportunities

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