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AVMA Convention 2020

Convention About & Registration

JULY 31 – AUG 4, 2020
San Diego, California

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Why attend?

AVMA Convention 2020 has something for every background and interest. Everyone is welcome—it's your convention and it's Powered By You! Gain an educational edge through best-in-class CE, including hands-on labs and workshops, panels, and lectures taught by experts in veterinary medicine. Network with colleagues, make new friends, and discover products and services that will enhance your veterinary career.

Not only can you take advantage of customized CE tracks and the chance to deepen your professional connections, AVMA Convention is also your opportunity to step back from the day-to-day and rekindle your energy and passion for veterinary medicine. We can't wait to host you in sunny San Diego!

Registration opens in February 2020.

 

Call for hot topics and AVMA posters is open!

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Submission site closes: March 1, 2020 11:59 p.m. CT

 

2019 Convention highlights

Something for everyone

Immerse yourself in the most complete selection of veterinary CE in one of the most beautiful cities in the country: San Diego. No matter what your interest or area of focus, you'll discover it at AVMA Convention.

Content areas include tracks in:

  • Companion animal medicine
  • Food animal / equine
  • Interactive labs and workshops
  • Posters
  • Practice management
  • Professional development
  • Public and corporate practice
  • Veterinary technology

Powered by YOU!

AVMA Convention is powered by you. It's an opportunity to form a deeper connection with your veterinary community, share ideas, learn, and have fun with peers! Immerse yourself in unique programs and activities, like the Veterinary Career Mix & Mingle, Live Life, Love All event, and Battle of the Bands.

What's the cost?

See the breakdown of costs for the full convention, single day passes, and guests.

Full convention

AVMA Member Veterinarian
Advance by June 10 – $585
Standard after June 10 – $685

AVMA Honor Roll / Retired Member
Advance by June 10 – $485
Standard after June 10 – $560

Member of Foreign Veterinary Medical Association
Advance by June 10 – $585
Standard after June 10 – $685

AVMA Member 2019 Veterinary Graduate
Advance by June 10 – FREE
Standard after June 10 – FREE

Recent Graduate 1 - One Time Only 2014-2018
Advance by June 10 – FREE
Standard after June 10 – FREE

Veterinary Student 2
Advance by June 10 – FREE
Standard after June 10 – $135

Non AVMA Member Veterinarian
Advance by June 10 – $810
Standard after June 10 – $910

Veterinary Technician
Advance by June 10 – $335
Standard after June 10 – $385

Veterinary Technician Student 2
Advance by June 10 – FREE
Standard after June 10 – $135

Non Veterinarian
Advance by June 10 – $335
Standard after June 10 – $385

Practice Staff
Advance by June 10 – $335
Standard after June 10 – $385


Additional fees apply to Events, Interactive Labs and Workshops

1 Veterinary school graduates, upon joining the AVMA, are eligible for one complimentary AVMA Convention registration within five (5) years from the date of graduation (year of graduation 2015-2019). Eligibility will be verified from AVMA membership records.
2 Students working towards a veterinary degree and Veterinary Technician Students. Non-SAVMA Member Students must present school ID when picking up registration materials onsite.

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Childcare

AVMA Convention is truly a family affair. In order for parents to have the opportunity to learn and fully participate, AVMA offers childcare options and multiple lounges for those in need of a quick and convenient private spot.

Childcare reservations open in February 2020.

Convince your boss

This toolkit will help you make the case!

AVMA Convention 2020 gives you access to:

  • More than 40 hours of CE with education sessions ranging from the latest medical discoveries to practice management and profitability
  • The Exhibit Hall, featuring today's latest products and solutions
  • Speakers, exhibitors, and attendees who are at the forefront of the veterinary profession
  • Networking opportunities with peers, potential partners, suppliers, and experts
  • New knowledge, trends, connections, and inspiration for your organization

We understand that cost and time could be roadblocks to attending Convention. So, we've developed resources to help you make your case.

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Helps you put your justification into words that will resonate with your boss

Expense Worksheet (Coming soon)

Outline your estimated expenses for the trip and help your boss plan to accommodate the budget.

Registration opens February 2020

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