AVMA Convention 2023 - Denver

Personal health in every aspect of your life—mental, physical, emotional, and social—is an important focus of AVMA Convention. Explore the wealth of tools and resources available to help veterinarians, technicians, and students take ownership of your wellbeing—from personal finance to workplace culture, and physical health to compassion fatigue.

Center for Wellbeing

Open daily

Center for WellbeingThis space has become a staple of AVMA Convention, and it's back and better than ever in 2023. The AVMA knows that health and wellbeing are essential components to thriving individuals and practices. We're proud to offer resources that help the veterinary community care for our collective and individual emotional and mental health.

Relax and recharge in our indoor replica of Denver's great outdoors. Learn about AVMA's wellbeing resources, speak with a licensed mental health professional, get tips on staying healthy, participate in wellbeing activities, and connect with colleagues.

Don't miss the AVMA Trust's wellness booth for important health screenings, including Rabies titer, cholesterol, PSA, thyroid, and CBC. Plus, get a ticket for a free wellness gift bag with your health screening. Discounted rates are available for AVMA members. Schedule your appointment in advance to skip the line. Walk-ins also welcome.

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Wellbeing events

Stay on top of your physical wellbeing with sporting and fitness opportunities designed for all schedules and fitness levels. Join a yoga session, walk or run a 5K, and more. We'll have offerings available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings before CE sessions.

Goat yoga

Friday, July 14
6 – 7 a.m.
8 – 9 a.m.

5K running (or walking) tour

Saturday, July 15
6 – 7 a.m.

Dance fitness

Sunday, July 16
6 – 7 a.m.

AVMA Cares

Veterinarians are some of the most compassionate and altruistic people we know. With the AVMA Cares program you have an opportunity to give back to the local community while you're in town. Carve out some time in your schedule to assemble hygiene kits in the Center for Wellbeing or volunteer at the Street Dog Clinic.

Street Dog ClinicStreet Dog Clinic

Sunday, July 16
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Welton Street entrance of the Colorado Convention Center.

The clinic is in partnership with the Street Dog Coalition and sponsored by

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Vet for a dayVet for a Day

Monday, July 17
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center

Drs. Terrence Ferguson and Vernard Hodges of the critically acclaimed Critter Fixers series will host local Denver high school students to teach them about veterinary medicine.

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Wellbeing CE

Attend specialized CE sessions that focus on all aspects of your health. To see wellbeing sessions, visit the CE schedule and filter by subtrack: Wellbeing.

Meeting safe

The health of all attendees is of the utmost importance to the AVMA. We are working closely with the city, hotels, convention center, and offsite venues to ensure that necessary safety precautions are in place and compliant with all CDC, state, and local mandates and guidelines.

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