September 15, 2010


 Atlanta snapshots

Posted Sept. 1, 2010

Participants in this interactive laboratory learn about the importance of puppy
socialization and how to facilitate it. 

In the exhibit hall, 262 booths feature an array of the latest veterinary
products and services.

A Night at the (Georgia) Aquarium—home to more than 100,000 aquatic animals—provides
attendees with a memorable glimpse at life under the sea. It was one of three events
in the new Convention to Community initiative, led by premier partners Merial and Hill's,
with proceeds and support directed to local shelters and the AVMF.

Volunteers participating in the American Veterinary Medical
Foundation's Our Oath in Action give a local animal shelter
a fresh look.

AVMA Live is a forum for AVMA members to question
Association leaders and staff about issues important to them.

Comedian Tom Papa, host of NBC's "The Marriage Ref,"
brings the laughs at the Bayer Comedy Kickoff.

Train frontman Pat Monahan plays to a capacity crowd during
 the fourth annual Merial Concert Series.

Television's Jeff Corwin (left) gives a young fan a memorable
moment with a monitor lizard during the Hill's Opening Session.

Participants in this interactive orthopedic surgery laboratory take advantage of one of many
 learning opportunities at the AVMA Annual Convention.

Hundreds of people brave the humidity to take the Convention to Community
5K Walk/Run challenge.

To see more photos from the 2010 AVMA Annual Convention, go to JAVMA News Photo Galleries.