Food Animal





fEBRUARY 24-26, 2023

Earn up to 20 CE Hours Live!

We will be moving to a new venue in 2023! The 2023 Food Animal Veterinary Conference will be held February 24-26, 2023 at The Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa in Opelika, AL. The 2023 Food Animal Conference will offer up to 20 Hours of CE. Lectures will be held at the Marriott Resort and the Sunday Wet Labs will be held at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Newly Added Poultry Track!!
We are excited to announce the addition of a Poultry Track for 2023! On Saturday, February 25, a separate Poultry Track will also be presented alongside the Food Animal Conference program. Attendees will be able to choose between a Full Conference registration which allows them to visit both the Poultry and Food Animal Tracks, or a One-Day registration which allows them to choose one track or the other.

Friday Night Meet and Greet
On Friday night, students from Auburn and Tuskegee will be invited to join us for our Meet and Greet. This will be a great time for the student interested in Food Animal Veterinary Medicine to network with seasoned veterinarians. There will be food, fellowship, and outdoor games.

Featured Speakers

Lee Jones


Friday, February 24

Dr. Lee Jones is an Associate Professor of Beef Cattle Production Medicine with the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Population Health. He serves as a Field Services Veterinarian with the UGA Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory. Dr. Jones received his DVM from Colorado State University in 1998 and his M.S. in Animal Science from UGA in 1987. He was Certified with AETA in 2000. He is the Extension Veterinarian for Georgia, serves on the Georgia Beef Quality Advisory Board, currently serves as the AABP District 3 Director and also Director for the American Embryo Transfer Association He was practice owner of Frontier Genetics International in Curtis, Nebraska for 10 years before returning to Georgia in 2010 in his current position. His areas of interest include advanced reproductive technologies in cattle, beef herd health and reproductive efficiency, and beef stocker calf health.

Robert Gukich


Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25

Dr. Robert Gukich graduated with his BS in Animal Science and DVM from Auburn University. Following graduation, he moved back to his hometown of Lake Wales, Florida, where he opened Lake Wales Veterinary Hospital, a mixed practice that grew to a six-veterinarian hospital. He later sold his interest and started Lake Wales Large Animal Services, which provides veterinary services for more than 50,000 cattle in Florida. He also started G7 Ranch, Inc., with a herd of 1,300 cattle on 6,500 acres. Dr. Gukich has field experience in High Immune Responders and Trichomoniasis Research and has been featured in Dow AgroScience and Range & Pasture Steward as well as “TV RFD Channel,” “Cattlemen to Cattlemen” and “Only in America,” with Larry the Cable Guy. A member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Society of Theriogenology, AVMA, Florida VMA, Academy of Veterinary Consultants and Florida Cattlemen’s Association, he is a Founding member of Florida Cattle Ranchers, LLC, Fresh from Florida Beef and has received the American Association of Bovine Practitioners’ Boehringer Ingelheim Excellence in Preventive Medicine Beef Award.

Shollie Falkenberg


Friday, February 24

Dr. Falkenberg’s research has used large animal models to observe the impact of stress on production as well as developed multifactorial stress, viral and bacterial models to mimic the bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC). Her post-doctoral research at the National Animal Disease Center (NADC) in Ames, IA focused on the impact of BVDV infections on the immune system. Following her post-doctoral work, Dr. Falkenberg was a research scientist at Elanco Animal Health working in cattle vaccine development. She returned in March 2016 to the NADC as a scientist to conduct research in support of the USDA-ARS Animal Health initiative specifically related to “Intervention Strategies to Control Viral Diseases in Cattle” with an emphasis in bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV). Dr. Falkenberg became the Coordinator of Animal Health Research at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in March 2022.

Session Highlights


The Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa

$159 / night +tax *Be sure to mention that you are with the ALVMA Food Animal Conference to receive the group rate!

3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 741-9292
(800) 228-9290

Pricing & Discounts

Discounted pricing ends January 21. Register today!
Veterinarian Member - Full


Veterinarian Non-Member - Full


Veterinary Technician - Full


Veterinary Student - Full


Veterinarian Member - One Day


Veterinarian Non-Member - One Day


Veterinary Technician - One Day


Veterinary Student - One Day