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JULY 31 – AUG 4, 2020
San Diego, California

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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 address the wellbeing issues that can impact all members of the veterinary community, from finances to diversity, and physical health to compassion fatigue.

Mental health

Attend specialized CE sessions that focus on all aspects of your health. Check back this spring for details on how to find the wellbeing sessions at this year's convention.

Center for Wellbeing

Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday – Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Don't miss our Center for Wellbeing! This space has become a staple of the AVMA Convention and is back and better than ever in 2020. The expansive space will bring the outdoors in to create a park-like atmosphere. Stop in to get your health screenings or Rabies Titer at the AVMA Trust Wellness Booth located inside the Center for Wellbeing. Then, stick around the Center to relax by the fountain, do yoga on the grass, color, get tips on staying healthy, learn about AVMA's wellbeing resources, connect with your colleagues and licensed professionals on ways to stay well and MORE.

New this year! Don't miss the Cuddle Corner – a space designated for you to rejuvenate with our furry friends. Check back this spring for more details.

  • Screenings Available: Friday – Monday, 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Pre-registration recommended.
  • Coaching Available: Saturday – Monday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., First-come, first-served.

Licensed professional Dr. Jen Brandt LISW-S, PhD will be available for coaching.

Wellbeing events

Stay on top of your physical wellbeing throughout convention with sporting and fitness opportunities designed for all schedules and fitness levels. Try yoga, see the city sites on a running tour with professional San Diego tour guides, and more. We'll l have new offerings available on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday mornings before CE sessions.

Don't forget to tend to your social wellbeing by attending one (or all) of our social events. In particular, be sure to join us Saturday evening to celebrate the differences that make us unique at our Live Life, Love All event at Parq Nightclub & Restaurant. You'll also experience the AVMA's first ever Lip Sync Competition – Singing in San Diego.

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 your time and talents at the Street Clinic. Check back this spring for signup details.

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