Alta Spring Ski Meeting

March 15- March 20, 2022


This will be the final meeting of the Veterinary Professional Quest led by Art Wilder, DVM and Don Shields, VMD. Will hope you will join us to make it a memorable meeting.

The Alta Peruvian Lodge is our venue once again. They have hosted us for at least 20 years and are looking forward to our return.

Please arrive Tuesday as the first meeting is at 7 AM Wednesday.

Our C.E. Will be conducted by Jim Perry, DVM, DACVS, DACVIM. He and his father Bill will be joining us skiing. We expect a large turnout so signup soon!



1hr— Osteosarcoma
2hrs— Oral and GI surgery
2hrs— Tumors of the endocrine system (adrenal, pancreas, parathyroid, thyroid)
2hrs— Feline tumors (mammary gland, vaccine associated sarcoma and lymphoma)
1hr— K9 lymphoma updates
2hr— Mast cell tumor updates
2hr— Arthroscopy/Joint Disease


Diehard shredders and powder hounds rejoice! Winter lives on in Alta, UT where you can bask in some of the finest spring skiing in all of North America. Situated high atop Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta is less than an hour's drive from the Salt Lake City airport, (Catch an early morning flight from the East and be there for lunch and an afternoon of skiing.) New this year at Alta is the Collins high-speed quad lift that takes you from the base all the way to the top of Germania. If you prefer long groomers over the shorter more challenging terrain of Alta, take the Sugarloaf lift over to Snowbird and for a few extra bucks enjoy the “corduroy” and some great scenery in a true party atmosphere. If you go, be sure to ride the Snowbird tram for a firsthand experience of what a sardine feels like. It’s an awesome ride but, trust me, definitely not for the claustrophobic!

Our meeting site is the Alta Peruvian Lodge located at the base of Alta. The lodge features every amenity you could hope for including a comfortable great room, outdoor heated swimming pool, party-size hot tub, on-site ski rental, and for those with any energy left, a busy saloon that’s one of Alta's hotspots. For a quieter venue, drop into the library after dinner for a full-length movie or just curl up by the fire with a good book.

To put back some of those calories you burn off skiing, you are going to need some chow and the Alta Peruvian offers some of the best in the canyon. The day begins with the famous AP buffet featuring a variety of breakfast foods including made to order omelets and freshly baked breads and pastries. Lunch consists of a selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and occasionally light entrees; however, if you just cannot bear the thought of leaving the slopes at midday, they’ll pack you a bag lunch at no extra charge! Dinner (supper if y’all come from the South) is an elegant table service affair with your choice of entrees from a selection of meats, fish, pasta, and poultry. (Ostrich or Elk, anyone?) The best part? It's all included in your meeting fees!


CLICK HERE to download the sign-up form.

So grab your calendar and color yourself "snowbound" for the week of March 15th t0 20th. Contact Dr. Don Shields: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.