Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018

 Special Event: 3 CE Units

Registration & Dinner:  5:15 pm to 6:00 pm 
Program:  6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Registrations Due
Midnight, Thursday, July 12

$48 per Member, Member's Technicians
and First Time Guests
$68 Nonmember Veterinarians

After the deadline, add $20 to your registration 

Payment in advance or at the door required. 
We cannot bill nonmembers

Cash at the door
Checks by mail or at the door
l- via the link when you register here, through the link on our website or through your own Paypal account. 
Sorry, but we can't accept credit cards at the door.


Radisson Suites Tucson
6555 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710

Driving Directions

Contact Us
PO Box 65832, Tucson, AZ  85728 
or  (520) 326-5567
Visit our website at here

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SAVMA is an approved provider of CE credit hours according to the 
Arizona State Veterinary Examining Board under Administrative Rule R3-11-402(A)(1)(b).

On Thursday, July 19, 2018, join SAVMA for an important program that meets the new state requirement for 3 credit hours of opioid, substance use disorder or addition-related continuing education each license renewal cycle.

Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act:  What Veterinarians Need to Know

presented by

Captain John Leavitt and Lieutenant Chris Wildblood
of the Counter Narcotics Alliance

1st Hour:
Introduction to the Counter Narcotics Alliance
Opioids and Opiates,
"Prescription to Addiction" Phenomena
Opioid Related Drug Trends in Southern Arizona

2nd Hour:
Drug Cartels Impact on Epidemic and Business Model
Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Products and Manufacturing
Illicit Drug Market and Diversion of Pharmaceutical Products

3rd Hour:
ACE scoring and assessment tool
Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) Requirements for Veterinary Medical Providers
CSPMP Information for the Prescriber
Prescriber Liability and Civil Actions
Fraudulent Use of a DEA number-"What to do"

When you register here, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your successful registration. 

If you are unable to register using this link, contact the SAVMA office at to register.  Submit your name, membership status (member/tech/nonmember veterinarian) and clinic name.  Visit our website to use our Paypal link to pay with a card.


Fabulous Buffet Dinner
Spinach/Arugula Salad with Pecans, Poached Pears, Feta & Dressings. Baked Orange Roughy, Roasted Loin of Pork, Herbed Rice Pilaf, Fresh Veg Medley, Rolls/Butter.  Chocolate Brownie with Whipped Cream, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Coffees.

Friendly Reminders

  • Cancellations made after the deadline are subject to billing.  
  • Substitutes are welcome:  Send a substitute if you have to cancel after the deadline.  Late fees and nonmember rates apply.
  • No-shows, including guests, employees and colleagues, are billed to the person who made the reservation or the member. 
  • Members may invite one non-member veterinarian per year to attend at the non-member rate after which the non-member rate applies.
  • Menu and program are subject to change.  Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice only.
  • Always sign-in at registration to ensure that we have a record of your attendance.
  • Payment is not considered registration... always register.
  • Check in at the registration desk.