Best Veterinary Conferences for 2023

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Best Veterinary Conferences In 2023: In-Person, Hybrid, and Virtual

In 2023, the veterinary world returns to in-person events. We’ve gathered the most interesting and valuable veterinary conferences, shows and continuing education opportunities for veterinarians, veterinary technicians/nurses, practice managers, CSRs and other team members, veterinary students and industry professionals. Whether you want clinical training and upskill, boost your business acumen, earn CE credits, or network and reconnect with your colleagues – this list is for you!

Conference schedule table

ConferenceDatesLocationFormatCE Hours
AVMA Veterinary Leadership ConferenceJanuary 5 – 7, 2023Chicago, ILin-person, virtual
VMX (Veterinary Meeting & Expo)January 14 – 18, 2023Orlando, FLin-person, virtual1200 hours
Oklahoma Veterinary Conference January 26 – 28, 2023Norman, OKin-person21 hours
MVMA 2023 Winter MeetingJanuary 26 – 28, 2023Bozeman, MTin-person14 hours
AVMA Humane Endings SymposiumJanuary 27 – 29, 2023Chicago, ILin-person
SkiCEJanuary 29 – 1, 2023Beaver Creek, COin-person12 hours
MVMA Annual MeetingFebruary 1 – 4, 2023Minneapolis, MNin-person
NAVTA Leadership SummitFebruary 1 – 1, 2023onlinevirtual
Crossroads Veterinary ConferenceFebruary 2 – 4, 2023Noblesville, INin-person20 hours
Virtual Congress 2023February 6 – 10, 2023Virtualvirtual 10 hours of CPD webinars
Iowa VMA Winter ConferenceFebruary 8 – 9, 2023Altoona, IAin-person12.5 hours
2023 Management ExchangeFebruary 9 – 11, 2023Indianapolis, INin-person16 hours
LVMA Winter MeetingFebruary 10 – 12, 2023Lafayette, LAin-person20 hours
Music City Veterinary ConferenceFebruary 10 – 12, 2023Murfreesboro, TNin-person
MVC (Midwest Veterinary Conference)February 16 – 18, 2023Columbus, OHin-person and virtual300 hours
Virginia Veterinary Conference (VVC)February 16 – 18, 2023Roanoke, VAin-person15 hours
WVC Annual ConferenceFebruary 19 – 22, 2023Las Vegas, NVin-person900+ RACE-Approved CE Hours, 25 hands-on labs
TVMA Annual Conference & ExpoMarch 2 – 5, 2023The Woodlands, TXin-person
Catalyze 2023: AAVMC Annual Conference and Iverson Bell Symposium March 9 – 11, 2023Washington, DCin-person
Fetch CharlotteMarch 24 – 26, 2023Charlotte, NCin-person20 hours
Pain Management ForumApril 2 – 4, 2023Atlanta, GAin-person
Mountain Veterinary ConferenceApril 16 – 19, 2023Cherokee, NCin-person20 hours
The Uncharted Veterinary ConferenceApril 20 – 22, 2023Greenville, SCin-person
ABVP SymposiumApril 20 – 23, 2023Baltimore, MDin-person25 hours
FVMA Annual ConferenceApril 20 – 22, 2023Orlando, FLTBA
Fetch ArlingtonApril 21 – 22, 2023Arlington, VA in-person13 hours
Veterinary Education ConferenceApril 21 – 23, 2023East Brunswick, NJin-person10-12 hours
UVSA 2023 Annual ConferenceMay 1 – 3, 2023San Antonio, TXin-person
Vet Show/ChicagoMay 18 – 19, 2023Chicago, ILin-person20 hours
Fetch MiamiMay 19 – 20, 2023Miami, FLTBA
NAVC InstituteMay 21 – 26, 2023Orlando, FLin-person20-23 depending on course selection
Emerald Coast Veterinary ConferenceMay 31 – 4, 2023TBATBA
Mountain West Veterinary ConferenceJune 1 – 3, 2023Twin Falls, IDin-personLarge animal, small animal, and practice management sessions offer up to 16 hours of CE; veterinary technician track offer up to 14 hours of CE
PacVet (Pacific Veterinary Conference)June 9 – 12, 2023Long Beach, CAin-person, virtual28.5 hours
WVMA Summer MeetingJune 11 – 13, 2023Laramie, WYin-person14 hours
Great Lakes Veterinary ConferenceJune 25 – 27, 2023Traverse City, MITBA
Animal Health, Nutrition & Technology Innovation June 26 – 28, 2023Boston, MAin-person
AVMA ConventionJuly 14 – 18, 2023Denver, COin-person
VETgirl U 2023August 10 – 13, 2023Scottsdale, AZin-person20+ hours
North Dakota Annual ConferenceAugust 13 – 15, 2023Fargo, NDin-person
Keystone Veterinary ConferenceAugust 17 – 20, 2023Hershey, PAin-person
ExoticsConAugust 20 – 24, 2023Boston, MAin-person
Fetch Kansas CityAugust 25 – 27, 2023Kansas City, MOin-person18 hours
Veterinary Financial SummitFall 2023onlinevirtual
Fetch NashvilleSeptember 15 – 16, 2023Nashville, TNTBA
Connexity (AAHA Con)September 20 – 23, 2023San Diego, CATBA
Southwest Veterinary SymposiumSeptember 21 – 24, 2023San Antonio, TXin-person
The Connect & Collaborate ConferenceSeptember 21 – 23, 2023Glendale, AZTBA
Pacific Northwest Veterinary ConferenceSeptember 22 – 24, 2023Tacoma, WAin-person120+ hours
Vet Forum USASeptember 27 – 28, 2023San Antonio, TXin-person
AKVMA SymposiumOctober 6 – 8, 2023Anchorage, AKTBA20 hours
ACVCOctober 9 – 11, 2023Atlantic City, NJTBA
2023 AAFP ConferenceOctober 12 – 15, 2023Memphis, TNin-person, virtual
Vet Show/Wild WestOctober 18 – 21, 2023Reno, NVin-person36 hours
VetSouth Fall ConferenceOctober 20 – 22, 2023Alpharetta, GAin-person
Vet Show/New YorkNovember 2 – 3, 2023New York, NYin-person16 hours
The North Carolina Veterinary ConferenceNovember 3 – 5, 2023Raleigh, NCin-person116 hours for veterinarians and 136 for veterinary technicians
West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Annual MeetingNovember 10 – 12, 2023White Sulphur Springs, WVin-person18 hours
Fetch Long BeachDecember 1 – 3, 2023Los Angeles, CATBA
Petcare Innovation Summit USADecember 5 – 6, 2023Boston, MAin-person
North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society Virtual Spring SymposiumMay 6 – 7, 2023onlinevirtual8 hours

All 2023 Conferences

AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference   

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Host: American Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person, virtual
Dates: 01/5/2023-01/7/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Chicago, IL
Website: https://www.avma.org/events/veterinary-leadership-conference
In-person ticket price: $365
Virtual ticket price: $365
CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: veterinary professionals at every career stage who are interested in developing leadership skills while connecting with a diverse network of colleagues from all walks of the veterinary profession.

The Veterinary Leadership Conference (VLC) is one of the best conferences for leadership development in North America. Through a unique mix of CE sessions, AVMA governance meetings, and networking, attendees will expand and enhance their leadership skills while networking with colleagues from all walks of the veterinary profession. A select amount of education sessions will also be available online to those who prefer building up their continuing education from the comfort of their homes.

VMX (Veterinary Meeting & Expo)   

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Host: North American Veterinary Community
Format: in-person, virtual
Dates: 01/14/2023-01/18/2023
Duration: 5 days
Where: Orlando, FL
Website: https://navc.com/vmx/
Price: from $125; free for veterinary and veterinary technician/nurse students
CE: 1200 hours
Great for: everyone professionally involved in the veterinary industry and animal healthcare.

The 5-day conference will feature a wide range of learning tracks and more than 1200 hours of continuing education available in-person and virtually on demand. From Small Animal track topics to Large Animal tracks and education tracks for Exotics, Farm Animal, Nurse/Technicians, Practice Management and Personal Development – VMX covers content for all members of the veterinary team.

Oklahoma Veterinary Conference   

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Host: Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 01/26/2023-01/28/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Norman, OK
Website: https://okvma.org/oklahoma-veterinary-conference/
Price: from $120, free for students
CE: 21 hours
Great for: Oklahoma veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and veterinary students.

The event will feature 40+ speakers in 10 tracks on a variety of topics, including companion animal, practice management, equine, food animal, general technician and one Health & rehab.

MVMA 2023 Winter Meeting   

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Host: Montana Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 01/26/2023-01/28/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Bozeman, MT
Website: https://www.mtvma.org/
Price: visit the website for details
CE: 14 hours
Great for: veterinary professionals in all roles.

The conference will feature outstanding speakers from both Montana and across the United States. Visit the website for program updates.

AVMA Humane Endings Symposium   

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Host: American Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 01/27/2023-01/29/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Chicago, IL
Website: https://www.avma.org/events/avma-humane-endings-symposium
Price: $375
CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: veterinarians involved in end-of-life decisions and procedures; government officials and others who regulate end-of-life activities; educators and those involved in creating standards or protocols related to humane endings; researchers engaged in investigating end-of-life techniques and technology.

AVMA’s Humane Endings Symposium gathers the top experts on euthanasia, humane slaughter, depopulation, and the psychological impacts of humane endings, to share the latest research and practical experiences related to these issues.

The symposium will explore topics related to end-of-life procedures, harmonization of voluntary guidance and regulations for these activities, and how involvement in end-of-life activities affects people psychologically. Presentations will include direct personal experience in performing end-of-life procedures; lessons learned; research reviews; discussions of voluntary and regulatory oversight; and efforts or methods for making recommendations consistent nationally and internationally.

SkiCE   

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Host: Colorado Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 01/29/2023-02/01/2023
Duration: 4 days
Where: Beaver Creek, CO
Website: https://www.colovma.org/skice/
Price: from $680
CE: 12 hours
Great for: veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and veterinary students.

Created in the early 1960s, SkiCE is one of CVMA’s longest running continuing education programs. Each January, this meeting brings veterinary professionals together to enjoy Colorado’s world-class mountain towns and to learn from some of the top minds in veterinary medicine. With education in the early morning and afternoon, attendees have plenty of time to hit the slopes, play in the snow, or just enjoy some free time. SkiCE offers veterinarians and technicians quality continuing education credit as well as a family-friendly experience at one of the world’s premier ski resorts.

MVMA Annual Meeting

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Host: Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 02/1/2023-02/4/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Minneapolis, MN
Website: https://www.mvma.org/about-the-annual-meeting
Price: from $145, free for students
CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: Small animal veterinarians, public health veterinarians, practice owners, food animal veterinarians, government-employed veterinarians, practice managers, mixed animal veterinarians, academia veterinarians, hospital staff, equine veterinarians, industry veterinarians, veterinary researchers, general practitioners, zoo and exotic animal veterinarians, veterinary students.

One of the largest Midwest veterinary conferences, the MVMA Annual Meeting brings together veterinary professionals from across the upper Midwest for a 4-day event. Wednesday is an optional pre-training day; Thursday, Friday and Saturday are packed with numerous educational sessions and opportunities to network with vendors, former classmates, old colleagues, and new friends.

The Minnesota Association of Veterinary Technicians Convention (MAVT) is held on Friday and Saturday at the same venue as the MVMA Annual Meeting.

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Host: National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
Format: virtual
Dates: 02/1/2023-02/1/2023
Duration: 1 day
Where: online
Website: https://navta.net/leadership-summits-and-symposia/save-the-date-2/
Price: free
CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: veterinary technicians/nurses, leaders of state veterinary technician associations and specialty academies.

NAVTA’s 2023 Leadership Summit is an exciting leadership educational program, structured to provide associated training for volunteer leaders of state veterinary technician associations and specialty academies from an elite roster of professionals. This FREE program will focus on a variety of topics, such as membership marketing and engagement, how to build relationships with state legislators and veterinary boards, and how to employ best practices in the governance of not-for-profit associations.

Crossroads Veterinary Conference

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Host: Indiana Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 02/02/2023-02/04/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Noblesville, IN
Website: https://crvc.invma.org/
Price: from $198, free for students
CE: 20 hours
Great for: Midwest veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and veterinary students.

The conference will offer 20+ speakers, 22 tracks, 3 events, over 3 days. Visit the website for program updates.

Virtual Congress 2023

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Host: The Webinar Vet
Format: virtual 
Dates: 02/6/2023-02/10/2023
Duration: 5 days
Where: Virtual
Website: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/pages/virtual-congress-2023/
Price: Free with paid add-on options from $95
CE: 10 hours of CPD webinars; all of the clinical sessions are pending RACE approval.
Great for: veterinary practitioners interested in clinical topics.

In 2023, Virtual Congress, the first-choice place to go for online CPD/CE for vets from all around the world, marks its 11th anniversary. The event will offer brand-new live clinical content delivered by expert veterinary speakers.

Iowa VMA Winter Conference

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Host: Iowa Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 02/8/2023-02/9/2023
Duration: 2 days
Where: Altoona, IA
Website: https://www.iowavma.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=2%2F7%2F23&eventid=445
Price: from $150
CE: 12.5 hours
Great for: veterinary professionals in all roles.

The topic of this year is “Racing to Relicensing!” Join the event for the latest in continuing education presented by top veterinary speakers, exhibitors offering products and services for your practice, and a chance to catch up with your veterinary colleagues. 

2023 Management Exchange

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Host: Veterinary Hospital Managers Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 02/9/2023-02/11/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Indianapolis, IN
Website: https://www.vhma.org/education/conferences/2023-management-exchange
Price: from $625
CE: 16 hours
Great for: veterinary practice managers.

Every professional working in veterinary practice management has a unique perspective to share, an invaluable piece of advice, a strategy for performing his or her job better. VHMA’s Management Exchange brings these personal experiences to life through a series of dynamic, peer-led presentations.

The event consists of a series of dynamic, peer-led presentations, organized panel discussions, workshops, and group activities that will strengthen friendships and maximize the learning experience.

LVMA Winter Meeting

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Host: Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 02/10/2023-02/12/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Lafayette, LA
Website: https://www.lvma.org/Main/LVMA/Education/2023-Winter-Meeting/Conference_Home.aspx?hkey=d463b5d7-2ad8-4974-bf21-81f1ce36efe1
Price: visit the website for details
CE: 20 hours
Great for: veterinary professionals in all roles.

Attending the convention is a wonderful opportunity for veterinarians to receive the required 20 hours of continuing education credit. The program includes a business meeting & veterinarian luncheon.

Music City Veterinary Conference

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Host: Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 02/10/2023-02/12/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Murfreesboro, TN
Website: https://mcvc.tvmanet.com/
Price: from $295, free for students
CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and veterinary students.

2023 marks the twenty-third year of the Music City Veterinary Conference (MCVC) – an event planned FOR practitioners, BY practitioners. We know that this conference will be an extraordinary opportunity for you to learn and receive top-quality CE. Your colleagues are in touch with exactly what you want to know – and deliver! It is also a great place to meet experts in your field and network! More than 100 hours of CE will be offered through cutting-edge lectures and some of the biggest names in veterinary medicine.

MVC (Midwest Veterinary Conference)

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Host: Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person and virtual
Dates: 02/16/2023-02/18/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Columbus, OH
Website: https://www.mvcinfo.org/
Price: Early bird and standard rates vary for different categories of attendees. Visit the website to learn more.
CE: 300 hours
Great for: veterinarians, technicians, hospital/shelter staff, researchers and industry representatives.

The Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC) brings together highly-regarded expert speakers, hundreds of industry vendors, and thousands of veterinary professionals from across the U.S. and beyond for four days of education and networking.

Virginia Veterinary Conference (VVC)

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Host: Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 02/16/2023-02/18/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Roanoke, VA
Website: https://www.vvma.org/vvc
Price:

  • Member: Full Conference – $319.00
  • Member: One Day – $199.00
  • Non-Member: Full Conference – $445.00
  • Non-Member: One Day, Friday – $249.00
  • Veterinary Student – $20.00

CE: 15 hours
Great for: veterinarians, technicians, hospital staff, researchers and industry representatives.

The Virginia Veterinary Conference (VVC) is scheduled for Thursday, February 16-Saturday, February 18. A welcome reception will be held on Thursday evening and the keynote & continuing education kicks off at 8 am on Friday morning. The Virginia Veterinary Awards will take place on Friday evening. On Saturday, CE continues and concludes at the end of the day. 

The tracks include small animal, food animal, equine, technician, and public practice.

WVC Annual Conference

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Host: Viticus Group
Format: in-person
Dates: 02/19/2023-02/22/2023
Duration: 4 days
Where: Las Vegas, NV
Website: https://www.viticusgroup.org/wvc-conference
Price: from $299

  • Veterinarians – $799
  • Veterinary technicians and support staff – $529
  • Free for active military veterinary professionals

CE: 900+ RACE-Approved CE Hours, 25 hands-on labs
Great for: those specializing in small, exotic, avian, equine, large animal; practice managers and support staff.

WVC conference is known as one of the largest veterinary conferences in the world. The 95th annual event will offer attendees educational updates and the latest products to improve their practice on behalf of pets, livestock, and other animals. A preliminary program is already available, so check it out.

TVMA Annual Conference & Expo

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Host: Texas Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 03/2/2023-03/5/2023
Duration: 4 days
Where: The Woodlands, TX
Website: https://www.tvma.org/Education-Opportunities/Annual-Conference
Price: visit the website for details
CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: veterinarians, technicians, hospital staff, researchers, industry representatives and recent graduates.

The conference CE program will proudly feature some of the best speakers on the veterinary speaking circuit. If you don’t care for a large conference where fighting crowds at every turn is the norm, this is the conference for you. Some of the stand-out events and programming at the 2023 conference will be a live Veterinary Jeopardy shoot-out in the exhibit hall on opening night, advanced and beginner ultrasound labs for DVMs and veterinary staff and an incredible Hogwarts-themed celebration that will prove to be fun and exciting for every Harry Potter enthusiast.

Catalyze 2023: AAVMC Annual Conference and Iverson Bell Symposium

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Host: American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
Format: in-person
Dates: 03/9/2023-03/11/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Washington, DC
Website: https://web.cvent.com/event/fa368926-b6fa-4949-9235-30862a229a18/summary
Price: 

  • Member full conference – $795 
  • Non-member full conference – $1,395 
  • Student – $175

CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: educators and leaders in veterinary medicine, as well as any professional in the veterinary industry seeking best practice exchange.

The AAVMC’s annual conference is among the leading professional development events in international academic veterinary medicine. Hundreds of educators gather every year for a 3-day symposium to explore issues and opportunities, share best practices, and focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The conference also features the AAVMC’s annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.

Fetch Charlotte

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Host: dvm360®
Format: in-person
Dates: 03/24/2023-03/26/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Charlotte, NC
Website: https://event.dvm360.com/event/816d02e9-d2f3-4a93-a320-f1d6df091c7b/summary
Price: from $299. Early bird, standard and onsite rates vary for different categories of attendees. Visit the website to learn more.
CE: 20 hours
Great for: veterinary professionals interested in clinical, management, technician and wellness CE.

The conference will offer interactive sessions, 3 keynote presentations, a choice from over 35 tracks of 160+ CE credit hours for veterinarians, technicians, practice managers and owners, and 50+ faculty that will provide you with clear takeaways, resource materials, and strategies to put what you learn into practice.

Pain Management Forum

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Host: International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) and the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV)
Format: in-person
Dates: 04/2/2023-04/4/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Atlanta, GA
Website: https://ivapm.org/pain-management-forum/  
Price (early bird/regular rate)

  • DVM Member – $275/$300
  • DVM Non-Member – $325/$350
  • Technician – $100/$125
  • International Attendee – $99
  • DVM Student – $99

CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: veterinary professionals interested in best practices in the treatment of animals in pain.

The event will feature hands-on workshops, such as Locoregional Blocks Lab, Physical Medicine Workshop, Musculoskeletal Anatomy for the Rehabilitation Practitioner Lab, and Fear Free Handling Video Lab, as well as tracks dedicated to best practices in pain management.

Mountain Veterinary Conference

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Host: North Carolina Companion Animal Academy
Format: in-person
Dates: 04/16/2023-04/19/2023
Duration: 4 days
Where: Cherokee, NC
Website: https://www.vet-meetings.com/Cherokee/ 
Price: from $250
CE: 20 hours
Great for: veterinarians, technicians and CSRs.

Follow the website for program updates. 

The Uncharted Veterinary Conference

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Host: The Uncharted Veterinary Conference
Format: in-person
Dates: 04/20/2023-04/22/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Greenville, SC
Website: https://unchartedvet.com/uvc-april-2023/
Price: $899
CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: practice managers, practice owners interested in developing leadership skills and improving practice culture.

The event will cover the following topics: offering the same standard of care to staff pets as client pets; creating a clinic culture that supports real growth and continuous learning; balancing the emotion of our work with resilience for a sustainable career; setting teams up for success with digital communication tools.

The program will consist of main-stage talks, workshops, discussion-based sessions, and TED Talk-style presentations.

Uncharted Membership is required to attend.

ABVP Symposium

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Host: American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)
Format: in-person
Dates: 04/20/2023-04/23/2023
Duration: 4 days
Where: Baltimore, MD
Website: https://abvp.com/symposium/
Price (early bird/regular rate)

  • General Registration Veterinarian – $615/$740
  • ABVP Diplomate/Applicant/Candidate – $555/$670
  • Resident – $350/$400
  • Veterinary Student – $250/$275
  • Technician – $490/$594
  • One-Day All Types – $380/$460

CE: 25 hours
Great for: veterinary professionals interested in canine, feline, shelter, equine, food animal, exotics, avian, reptile and amphibian medicine, as well as practice management. The ABVP Symposium is an opportunity for Diplomates, general practitioners, veterinary technicians, and nurses along with students to gather for over 25 hours of high-quality continuing education. The program of the event features in-depth and pinpoint-focused learning and networking activities for specialists who work with virtually any category of animal patients. It includes hands-on workshops, networking luncheons, cross-species lectures and seminars.

FVMA Annual Conference

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Host: Florida Veterinary Medical Association
Format: TBA
Dates: 04/20/2023-04/22/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Orlando, FL
Website: https://fvma.org/events/fvma-annual-conference-2023/
Price: TBA
CE: TBA
Great for: veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and veterinary students.

This annual event aims to provide the entire veterinary care team with outstanding learning and networking activities through formal and informal knowledge and best practices exchange.

Fetch Arlington

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Host: dvm360®
Format: in-person
Dates: 04/21/2023-04/22/2023
Duration: 2 days
Where: Arlington, VA 
Website: https://event.dvm360.com/event/cb7f7dd0-f971-4203-a333-6f82057174d2/summary
Price: from $100. Early bird, standard and onsite rates vary for different categories of attendees. Visit the website to learn more.
CE: 13 hours
Great for: veterinary professionals interested in clinical, management, technician and wellness CE.

dvm360’s Directions in Veterinary Medicine regional conference provides veterinary professionals with two full days of targeted educational content.

Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding by engaging in interactive learning while earning 13 RACE®-approved continuing education credit hours.

Veterinary Education Conference

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Host: New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 04/21/2023-04/23/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: East Brunswick, NJ
Website: https://njvma.org/page/VeterinaryEducationConference2023
Price: visit the website for details
CE: 10-12 hours
Great for: professional development and networking.

The conference will offer tracks on clinical pathology, surgery, neurology, dermatology, ophthalmology, legal topics, as well as tech anesthesia and well-being. Conference features include President’s reception, networking coffee breaks and meals, raffles, breakfast and lunch CE sessions.

UVSA 2023 Annual Conference

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Host: United Veterinary Services Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 05/1/2023-05/3/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: San Antonio, TX
Website: https://www.uvsa.net/events/annual-conference/
Price: TBA
CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: anyone interested in the animal health industry.

The UVSA Annual Conference aims to connect senior-level distributors, manufacturers, and suppliers, and create a relaxed personal setting for exchanging ideas, gaining a unique perspective, and strengthening one’s contacts in the vet industry.

Vet Show/Chicago

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Host: CloserStill Vet Us
Format: in-person
Dates: 05/18/2023-05/19/2023
Duration: 2 days
Where: Chicago, IL
Website: https://us.vetshow.com/chicago
Price (early bird/regular rate):

  • One-day pass – $249/$299
  • Full conference pass – $399/$499

CE: 20 hours. All content is RACE approved by AAVSB and our business courses qualify for CVPM credits, as authorized by the VHMA.
Great for: professional development and networking.

This 2-day veterinary conference offers 20 hours of RACE-approved CE in various specialized tracks. You will also have opportunities to meet with peers from around the country, find the products your practice needs through our suppliers, and have fun with countless activities in the Windy City.

Fetch Miami

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Host: dvm360®
Format: TBA
Dates: 05/19/2023-05/20/2023
Duration: 2 days
Where: Miami, FL
Website: https://www.fetchdvm360.com/
Price: TBA
CE: TBA
Great for: veterinary professionals interested in clinical, management, technician and wellness CE.

Follow the website for more updates.

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Host: North American Veterinary Community
Format: in-person
Dates: 05/21/2023-05/26/2023
Duration: 6 days
Where: Orlando, FL
Website: https://navc.com/institute/
Price: enquire on the website
CE: 20-23, depending on course selection
Great for: veterinarians and technicians/nurses looking to upskill through advanced clinical training.

The NAVC Institute offers an unparalleled opportunity to obtain hands-on skills training from world-renowned presenters. Small classroom sizes create personalized experience and allow to develop expertise in one singular topic. 

Courses for veterinarians will include topics on exotics, dentistry, surgery, ECC, ultrasound and other areas. Training for nurses/technicians includes ECC and exotics.

Emerald Coast Veterinary Conference

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Host: Alabama Veterinary Medical Association
Format: TBA
Dates: 05/31/2023-06/04/2023
Duration: 5 days
Where: TBA
Website: https://emeraldcoastvc.com/
Price: TBA
CE: TBA
Great for: professional development and networking.

The Emerald Coast Veterinary Conference is a CE event unlike any other. White sand beaches and a world-class golf & beach resort create an environment that attracts the best speakers. Outstanding CE in an unrivaled setting has contributed to ECVC’s amazing growth and popularity. Join us and see why so many attendees return year after year.

Mountain West Veterinary Conference

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Host: Idaho Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 06/1/2023-06/3/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Twin Falls, ID
Website: https://www.ivma.org/mwvc-22/2023-mwvc-information/
Price: TBA
CE: Large animal, small animal, and practice management sessions offer up to 16 hours of CE; veterinary technician track offer up to 14 hours of CE
Great for: veterinarians, practice managers, veterinary technicians, veterinary staff and students.

Follow the website for program updates. 

PacVet (Pacific Veterinary Conference)

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Host: California Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person, virtual
Dates: 06/9/2023-06/12/2023
Duration: 4 days
Where: Long Beach, CA
Website: https://pacvet.net/long-beach/
Price:

  • Veterinarian – $625
  • Technician – $490
  • Practice manager – $490
  • Student  – $145

CE: 28.5 hours
Great for: veterinarians, practice managers, veterinary technicians, veterinary staff and students.

The conference offers informative sessions and the latest product updates. The Small Animal Medicine and Technician tracks will be offered in-person and live and interactive online.

Conference events include continental breakfast and lunch in the Vet Expo, keynote presentations, evening receptions, technician fair, rabies titer testing, student poster presentations and raffles.

WVMA Summer Meeting

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Host: Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 06/11/2023-06/13/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Laramie, WY
Website: https://www.wyvma.org/2023_summer
Price: TBA
CE: 14 hours
Great for: veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and veterinary students.

Follow the website for program updates. 

Great Lakes Veterinary Conference

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Host: Michigan Veterinary Medical Association
Format: TBA
Dates: 06/25/2023-06/27/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Traverse City, MI
Website: https://www.michvma.org/great-lakes-veterinary-conference
Price: TBA
CE: TBA
Great for: veterinary professionals in all roles.

Follow the website for program updates. 

Animal Health, Nutrition & Technology Innovation

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Host: Kisaco Research
Format: in-person
Dates: 06/26/2023-06/28/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Boston, MA
Website: https://www.animalhealtheventusa.com/events/animal-health-usa
Price: from $899. Early bird, standard and group rates vary for different categories of attendees. Visit the website to learn more.
CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: veterinary startups, investors, vendors and anyone interested in veterinary innovations.

The 5th Animal Health Innovation USA is the must-attend networking event in North America for innovators with new solutions to support the detection, prevention or treatment of diseases in animals.

The event’s mission is to showcase the most exciting investment opportunities in the sector and connect those businesses with financial investors and strategic corporate partners.

Alongside the investment pitches, there are keynote presentations and host CEO-level panel discussions that address the most pressing trends and market dynamics of the animal health, nutrition, and technology industries, across all species.

AVMA Convention

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Host: American Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 07/14/2023-07/18/2023
Duration: 5 days
Where: Denver, CO
Website: https://www.avma.org/events/avma-convention
Price: TBA
CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: anyone interested in professional development, veterinary innovation and networking. Veterinarians and veterinary technicians from all over the U.S. attend the AVMA Convention for top-notch education, networking, and other events. Follow the AVMA website for program updates.

VETgirl U 2023

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Host: VETgirl
Format: in-person
Dates: 08/10/2023-08/13/2023
Duration: 4 days
Where: Scottsdale, AZ
Website: https://vetgirlontherun.com/vetgirl-u-2023/
Price: 

  • Members – $699
  • Non-members – $799

CE: 20+ hours
Great for: professional development and networking.

VETgirl U 2023 will feature TED-talk-like, case-based tracks for veterinarians and technicians, covering a huge variety of topics from surgery to anesthesia to emergency to derm to neuro. It will include hands-on lab, lectures, exhibits and networking opportunities.

North Dakota Annual Conference

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Host: North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 08/13/2023-08/15/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Fargo, ND
Website: https://ndvma.com/annual-conference/save-the-date/
Price: TBA
CE: TBA
Great for: professional development and networking.

Follow the website for program updates. 

Keystone Veterinary Conference

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Host: Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 08/17/2023-08/20/2023
Duration: 4 days
Where: Hershey, PA
Website: https://www.keystonevetconference.org/
Price: TBA
CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: professional development and networking.

The event offers continuing education tracks, including companion animal, equine, large/production animal, as well as sessions for veterinary technicians, students and practice managers.  A dedicated KVC Marketplace features products and services that will help you in your practice.

ExoticsCon

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Host: Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians
Format: in-person
Dates: 08/20/2023-08/24/2023
Duration: 5 days
Where: Boston, MA
Website: https://www.exoticscon.org/
Price: TBA
CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: practitioners working with exotic animals.

ExoticsCon is one of the rare education and business-oriented events for practitioners specializing in exotic, reptile, avian, and amphibian patients, so this might be a unique chance for networking and learning opportunities.

Fetch Kansas City

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Host: dvm360®
Format: in-person
Dates: 08/25/2023-08/27/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Kansas City, MO
Website: https://event.dvm360.com/event/02c29740-1757-4072-b396-79e536242af3/summary
Price: from $299. Early bird, standard and onsite rates vary for different categories of attendees. Visit the website to learn more.
CE: 18 hours
Great for: veterinary professionals interested in clinical, management, technician and wellness CE.

The conference will offer interactive sessions, 3 keynote presentations,  6 hours of CE each day for a possible total of 18 CE hours over 3 days, a choice from over 120+ sessions covering 10+ tracks so there is something to offer everyone, and 55+ faculty that will provide you with clear takeaways, resource materials, and strategies to put what you learn into practice.

Veterinary Financial Summit

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Host: Veterinary Financial Summit
Format: virtual 
When: Fall 2023
Duration: TBA
Where: online
Website: https://vetfinancialsummit.com/
Price: TBA
CE: TBA
Great for: veterinary practice managers and owners, veterinarians and other team members interested in improving their business acumen.

The virtual conference includes multiple formats, such as roundtables, panels, workshops and presentations, on practice management, investing, practice ownership, personal finance, and student debt. Follow the website for program updates.

Fetch Nashville

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Host: dvm360®
Format: TBA
Dates: 09/15/2023-09/16/2023
Duration: 2 days
Where: Nashville, TN
Website: https://www.fetchdvm360.com/
Price: TBA
CE: TBA
Great for: veterinary professionals interested in clinical, management, technician and wellness CE.

Follow the website for more updates.

Connexity (AAHA Con)

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Host: The American Animal Hospital Association
Format: TBA
Dates: 09/20/2023-09/23/2023
Duration: 4 days
Where: San Diego, CA
Website: https://www.aaha.org/education/all-veterinary-professionals/aaha-con/
Price: TBA
CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: professional development and networking.

A hallmark of AAHA’s annual conference is its focus on both the business skills you need for running your practice along with a focus on companion animal medicine. Interactive educational tracks deliver both medical and non-medical continuing education.

CE courses include hands-on workshops and sessions on emergency medicine, end-of-life care, neurology, working dog guidelines, endocrinology, and antimicrobial resistance.

The non-medical CE track will feature sessions on clinic finances, communications, team recruitment and retention, remote work and using technology, and design thinking. 

Southwest Veterinary Symposium

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Host: Southwest Veterinary Symposium
Format: in-person
Dates: 09/21/2023-09/24/2023
Duration: 4 days
Where: San Antonio, TX
Website: https://swvs.org/
Price: TBA
CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: DVMs, veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, veterinary and technician students, practice managers, office staff, and suppliers that provide products and services that support veterinary medicine.

Southwest Veterinary Symposium is a partnership of the Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas VMAs, the Oklahoma Veterinary Technician Association, Arkansas Veterinary Technician Association, and the Veterinary Team Association of Texas. The event provides continuing education for veterinary professionals in the Southwest region and across the US. The annual symposium is held in the Southwest and includes continuing education, exhibits, interactive labs, and social activities. 

The Connect & Collaborate Conference

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Host: Veterinary Hospital Managers Association
Format: TBA
Dates: 09/21/2023-09/23/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Glendale, AZ
Website: https://www.vhma.org/education/conferences/2023-annual-meeting
Price: TBA
CE: TBA
Great for: veterinary practice managers.

Follow the website for program updates. 

Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference

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Host: Washington Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 09/22/2023-09/24/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Tacoma, WA
Website: https://pnwvc.wsvma.org/
Price: TBA
CE: 120+ hours
Great for: Pacific Northwest veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and veterinary students.

PNWVC is the premier conference for the Pacific Northwest veterinary profession – drawing over 1,200 attendees each year. Follow the website for program updates.

Vet Forum USA

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Host: OpenRoom Events
Format: in-person
Dates: 09/27/2023-09/28/2023
Duration: 2 days
Where: San Antonio, TX
Website: https://www.openroomevents.com/vetforum-usa-2023.php
Price: enquire on the website
CE: n/a
Great for: veterinary groups and vendors.

VetForum is the single most efficient way to meet industry decision makers across North America, in one place, at one time.

Over two days, VetForum will connect owners and operators of veterinary corporates and GPOs with technology, equipment and business service providers. The agenda follows the unique OpenRoom format; combining talks from industry leaders, hosted roundtable sessions and our signature program of speed-meetings between group decision-makers and vendors.

AKVMA Symposium

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Host: Alaska State Veterinary Medical Association
Format: TBA
Dates: 10/6/2023-10/8/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Anchorage, AK
Website: https://akvma.org/symposium/
Price: TBA
CE: 20 hours
Great for: veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and veterinary students.

The Symposium provides continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.  Continuing education hours (up to 20 CEs) will be available at the symposium. AKVMA seeks approval of CE hours from the  Alaska Board of Veterinary Examiners. AKVMA does not seek RACE approval of the symposium.

ACVC

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Host: dvm360®
Format: TBA
Dates: 10/9/2023-10/11/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Atlantic City, NJ
Website: https://www.fetchdvm360.com/
Price: TBA
CE: TBA
Great for: veterinary professionals interested in clinical, management, technician and wellness CE.

Follow the website for more updates.

2023 AAFP Conference

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Host: The American Association of Feline Practitioners
Format: in-person, virtual
Dates: 10/12/2023-10/15/2023
Duration: 4 days
Where: Memphis, TN
Website: https://catvets.com/education/conference/2023-annual-conference/
Price: TBA
CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: anyone professionally involved in the feline health and care industry.

This year’s annual conference theme is “The Ins and Outs of Feline Nutrition and Gastroenterology.” This will be a truly unique conference that encourages attendees in various stages of their professional development to increase their feline knowledge and elevate their standard of care for cats. Sessions will include all areas of feline nutrition and gastroenterology.

Vet Show/Wild West

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Host: CloserStill Vet US
Format: in-person
Dates: 10/18/2023-10/21/2023
Duration: 4 days
Where: Reno, NV
Website: https://us.vetshow.com/wild-west-vet
Price: TBA
CE: 36 hours. All content is RACE approved by AAVSB and our business courses qualify for CVPM credits, as authorized by the VHMA.
Great for: professional development and networking.

This 4-day veterinary conference offers up to 36 hours of RACE-approved CE in various specialized tracks. You will also have opportunities to meet with peers from around the country, find the products your practice needs through our suppliers, and have fun with countless activities.

VetSouth Fall Conference

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Host: Georgia Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 10/20/2023-10/22/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Alpharetta, GA
Website: https://gvma.net/vetsouth/
Price: TBA
CE: TBA
Great for: veterinary professionals in all roles.

VetSouth is the place to expand and enhance your skills as a veterinarian. Gain exclusive insights from seasoned industry experts, participate in state-of-the-art wet labs, and network with colleagues from across the veterinary landscape. VetSouth is proud to include sessions led by GVTAA to keep our coveted technicians up to date on the latest techniques and practices.

Vet Show/New York

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Host: CloserStill Vet US
Format: in-person
Dates: 11/2/2023-11/3/2023
Duration: 2 days
Where: New York, NY
Website: https://us.vetshow.com/new-york
Price (early bird/regular rate):

  • One-day pass – $199/$299
  • Full conference pass – $399/$499

CE: 16 hours. All content is RACE approved by AAVSB and our business courses qualify for CVPM credits, as authorized by the VHMA. CloserStill Vet US is also an approved sponsor of CE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians in the state of New York (NYSED).
Great for: professional development and networking.

With three clinical tracks, a business theater, 2 veterinary technician tracks, a practice operations theater, and sponsor-led workshops; New York Vet has everything you need in a convenient 2 day format! Earn up to 16 hours of RACE-approved CE while listening to—and interacting with—the leading thinkers, visionaries, and practitioners in small animal medicine. 

The North Carolina Veterinary Conference

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Host: North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 11/3/2023-11/5/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Raleigh, NC
Website: https://www.ncveterinaryconference.com/
Price: from $195, free for 2023 graduates
CE: 116 hours for veterinarians and 136 for veterinary technicians
Great for: professional development and networking.

Beginning in 1995, the North Carolina Veterinary Conference has been the premier continuing education event for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and practice managers in the Raleigh area. The NCVC offers 116 hours of continuing education lectures for veterinarians and 136 hours for vet techs, approved for CE in 34 states, presented by world-renowned leaders in veterinary medicine. Tracks include small animal, equine, ruminant, practice management, public practice, animal welfare, swine medicine and topics for technicians specializing in small or large animals.

West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting

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Host: West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
Format: in-person
Dates: 11/10/2023-11/12/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: White Sulphur Springs, WV
Website: https://wvvma.org/Annual-Meeting
Price: TBA
CE: 18 hours
Great for: veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and veterinary students.

Follow the website for program updates. 

Fetch Long Beach

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Host: dvm360
Format: TBA
Dates: 12/1/2023-12/3/2023
Duration: 3 days
Where: Los Angeles, CA
Website: https://www.fetchdvm360.com/
Price: TBA
CE: TBA
Great for: veterinary professionals interested in clinical, management, technician and wellness CE.

Follow the website for more updates.

Petcare Innovation Summit USA

Petcare Innovation Summit USA

Host: Kisaco Research
Format: in-person
Dates: 12/05/2023-12/06/2023
Duration: 2 days
Where: Boston, MA
Website: https://petcareinnovationsummitusa.com/events/petcare-innovation-summit-usa-2023
Price: TBA
CE: visit the conference website for detailed information on CE opportunities
Great for: veterinary startups, investors, vendors and anyone interested in veterinary innovations.

The event will offer networking with industry leaders and pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings as well as content covering the hottest trends and topics across pet care including pet insurance, pet wellness, end-of-life care, microbiome, telehealth and pet tech. 

The Best in Show Spotlight program will connect key financial investors with the most innovative start-ups in the USA petcare market, driving collaboration, innovation, and partnership within pet care.

navas north american veterinary anesthesia society virtual spring symposium 2023

Host: The North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society
Format: virtual
Dates: 05/06/2023-05/07/2023
Duration: 2 days
Where: online
Website: https://www.mynavas.org/2023-spring-symposium
Price: visit the website for details
CE: 8 hours
Great for: veterinary practitioners, technicians, students, researchers, and medical professionals with interest in advancing veterinary anesthesia and analgesia.

North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society, in collaboration with the ACVAA and AVTAA, is presenting the third annual NAVAS Spring Symposium. This is a worldwide virtual conference on clinical veterinary anesthesia and analgesia.

Up to 8 hours of continuing education is being offered as a virtual event on May 6-7, 2023.

To view the entire program or register, please visit the NAVAS website.

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