September 15, 2012

 
CONVENTION COVERAGE

 San Diego Snapshots

Posted on September 5, 2012
 
Drummers playing on plastic garbage bins kick off the AVMA Annual Convention at the start of The AVMA Show headlined by wildlife advocate Joan Embery
Photo by R. Scott Nolen
Joan Embery introduces two longtime companions as part of her talk on the importance of wildlife conservation at The AVMA Show. The cheetah and dog have been together for more than a decade.
Photo by R. Scott Nolen
Dr. René A. Carlson, president during the AVMA Annual Convention, cradles one of Joan Embery’s animal ambassadors—a baby kangaroo, or joey—during The AVMA Show.
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Veterinarians learn the basics of acupuncture during an interactive lab.
Photo by Matt Alexandre/Rob Cohen Photography

The AVMA Pavilion was the place to learn about Association activities including MyVeterinarian.com and the Veterinary Career Center as well as how to navigate the new AVMA website.
Photo by Matt Alexandre/Rob Cohen Photography
Urban Search and Rescue California Task Force 5 members Eric Darling and Ben put on a demonstration of the Labrador Retriever’s search-and-rescue abilities in the exhibit hall.
Photo by R. Scott Nolen
Incoming AVMA President Douglas G. Aspros talks with an Association member during the “Meet Your AVMA Leaders” event held in the exhibit hall.
Photo by Matt Alexandre/Rob Cohen Photography
Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell was joined on stage by several audience members during the annual AVMA Concert, sponsored by Merial.
Photo by R. Scott Nolen
A continuing education session on treating a feline patient with chronic sneezing was a big draw.
Photo by Matt Alexandre/Rob Cohen Photography
Convention-goers mill about the museum on the USS Midway, site of an AVMA event that featured food, fun, and fireworks.
Photo by Matt Alexandre/Rob Cohen Photography
A night on the USS Midway, courtesy of the AVMA
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Marine Corps dog handlers showcase a military working dog’s training at a special event aboard the USS Midway hosted by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.
Photo by R. Scott Nolen
Dozens of AVMA convention attendees volunteered at two local animal shelters as part of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Our Oath in Action cleanup project.
Photo by Greg Cima