Registration is open for AVMA Convention 2020

Published on February 24, 2020
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Power up with CE in California

Registration is now open for AVMA Convention 2020! Join thousands of your colleagues and peers in sunny San Diego, July 31-August 4 for a long weekend of veterinary inspiration, education, and relaxation.

If you haven’t yet attended an AVMA Convention, it’s an experience unlike any other. Whether you’re a veterinarian, technician, practice manager, student, or other member of the veterinary care team, AVMA Convention is for you. Meet new friends, share ideas, discover the latest trends in veterinary medicine, and create lifelong relationships with the extraordinary people who make up our profession.

More than 900 CE sessions

Whatever your background, interests, or career stage, you’ll find the CE you need to stay in the know at AVMA Convention. Earn more than 40 hours of CE credit from over 900 education sessions in various formats, including lectures, labs, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops – all taught by the best and brightest in veterinary medicine.

Our CE program is hand-picked by leaders from across all areas of the veterinary landscape. Create a completely specialized schedule by choosing the sessions that fit your unique interests and CE needs. Sessions are organized into nine tracks, including companion animal, food animal/equine, poultry medicine, practice management, professional development, public and corporate practice, and veterinary technology.

Powered by you

What makes AVMA Convention such an enriching and impactful experience? You! There are many opportunities to tailor the weekend to suit your personal and professional goals.

  • Energize and entertain yourself with a jam-packed schedule of special events and activities–like the keynote address with award-winning author and media personality Patrice Washington; Live Life, Love All event (featuring our first-ever lip sync competition); AVMA’s Battle of the Bands; yoga and running sessions; and so much more!
  • Form a deeper connection with your veterinary community. Talk with AVMA policymakers and leaders to help shape the future of the AVMA and the veterinary profession. Meet new friends and make networking connections to last a lifetime at the Veterinary Career Mix & Mingle, alumni receptions, and Young Professionals Event.
  • Discover the latest veterinary products and solutions in a sprawling exhibit hall. Visit Central Bark Café and hang out with cuddly canines, explore the Digital District to chat with start-up and technology companies at the forefront of veterinary medicine, tinker with new technology, and catch 20-minute Vet Talk sessions on hot topics in the profession.
  • Remember to set aside time to experience the allure and beauty of San Diego. Explore the city’s charming neighborhoods, enjoy beautiful views, indulge in exotic cuisine, and discover why San Diego is known as "America's Finest City".

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. See more ways to save here.

Be sure to sign up for Convention news to get the latest information and important announcements delivered straight to your inbox. You also can stay in the know by following AVMA Convention on Facebook and Twitter.

We can’t wait to see you in San Diego!

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