Registration is open for AVMA Convention 2019

Published on February 26, 2019

Registration is now open for AVMA Convention 2019, and this is an event we’re sure you won’t want to miss. Join thousands of your colleagues and friends in Washington, D.C., August 2-6. There’s no better place to network, learn, and meet up with the other passionate professionals who make veterinary medicine such a rewarding career.

Complete CE for every veterinary professional

No matter your career stage, interest, or area of focus, AVMA Convention has the CE you need to make a difference and move ahead in your career. Earn more than 40 hours of CE credit from nearly 900 education sessions taught by the topmost veterinary leaders and innovators. CE sessions are organized into nine content tracks: companion animal, food animal/equine, public and corporate practice, veterinary technology, and more. You can create a completely specialized schedule that fits your unique CE interests.

And since no two people learn the same way, AVMA Convention offers a variety of educational formats and styles to further customize your experience. Choose from interactive lectures, panel discussions, hands-on training, live animal demonstrations, and more. No matter your preference, you’ll receive the most up-to-date information from veterinary experts and industry leaders, on the topics that matter most to you.

Special events

All work and no play? No way! AVMA Convention enables you to step back from the day-to-day and rekindle your energy and passion for veterinary medicine. With a variety of special events outside the classroom, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to kick back, relax, and be inspired alongside your peers. Meet new friends, reconnect with colleagues, and have a monumental experience in the nation’s capital. Here’s a sample of what you can look forward to:

  • Keynote address with Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz – What Animal Adolescents Can Teach us about Growing up as Human Adults
  • Live Life, Love All – Put on your party shoes for a celebration of all that makes us different and the profession that brings us all together. We’ll spend the night on the dance floor enjoying good food, great friends, and excellent tunes.
  • AVMA Concert – Come hear D.C.'s elite bands compete for the title of AVMA Top Dog at this epic Battle of the Bands. Meet us at the hippest music venue in the city, The Anthem, for an unforgettable experience.
  • Exhibit Hall – With more than 300 exhibitors displaying the latest products and solutions, there’s no better place to take the pulse of veterinary medicine than in the AVMA Convention exhibit hall.
  • Wellbeing and You – Explore the wealth of resources and activities to help veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and students address the wellbeing issues that can touch us all in the veterinary community. From finances to diversity, and physical health to compassion fatigue, we’ve got every aspect of wellbeing covered.
  • Explore D.C. – While you’re in town, be sure to set aside time to see the spectacular sights and museums our nation’s capital has to offer. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Register early for best prices

It’s never too early to start planning your trip. Register soon to take advantage of early bird pricing, and secure the best deals on hotel and travel. For more information and to register, visit Be sure to check back often because we’ll be updating the site with important news and announcements you won’t want to miss. You also can stay in the know by following AVMA Convention on Facebook and Twitter.

AVMA Convention 2019 will be a monumental experience: enduring, inclusive, inspiring, and valuable. What you learn, see, and experience will stay with you for years to come. We can’t wait to see you in D.C.!



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