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Philadelphia

Special events

July 29 – August 2, 2022
Philadelphia

Registration opens spring 2022

Special events

NOTE: All times listed in eastern time. Events and times listed subject to change.

Center for Wellbeing

Open daily
Located on the Bridge, Pennsylvania Convention Center

This space has become a staple of AVMA Convention, and it's back and better than ever in 2022. The AVMA knows that health and wellbeing are essential components to thriving individuals and practices. That's why we're continuing to develop resources to help all veterinary professionals care for their own own emotional and mental health.

Stop in to learn more about AVMA's wellbeing resources, speak with a licensed mental health professional, relax, recharge, get tips on staying healthy, re-connect with colleagues, and MORE!

Veterinary Career Mix & Mingle

Friday, July 29
5 p.m.
Grand Hall, Pennsylvania Convention Center

The AVMA Veterinary Career Center is sponsoring the second annual Mix & Mingle event to connect potential jobseekers with employers from across the profession. This unique event gives attendees a chance to connect and chat with employers from all fields of veterinary medicine. Whether you're an active job seeker or simply curious about career options in another field, this is the best place to meet the people who can help you advance your career. Make new connections, practice your elevator pitch, polish your conversational skills, and have fun! Bites and beverages are included. Job seekers can register during AVMA Convention registration, opening this spring.

Employer application coming soon!

Alumni receptions

Friday, July 29
7 p.m.
Various locations

What better way to kick off Convention than with your fellow alumni? Reconnect with old classmates and meet new friends.

Keynote - Owning your narrative with Bertice Berry, Ph.D.

Saturday, July 30
10 a.m.
Doors open at 9:45 a.m.
Ballroom AB, Pennsylvania Convention Center
This session will be live streamed for our virtual audience.
Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition
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Sociologist, best-selling author, lecturer, storyteller, and humorist, Bertice Berry, Ph.D., will discuss the power and impact of owning your own narrative. "If you don't tell your story, others will tell it for you," Berry says. Using her unique blend of storytelling, humor, and sociological research, Berry will illustrate ways for redefining, reclaiming, and owning your own purpose and story.

Attendees will:

  • Come away with a desire to reclaim your veterinary story
  • Remember your personal passion and purpose for your work
  • Learn how to use storytelling to engage teams and become more effective leaders
  • Understand and own the uniqueness of your mission, and the work of caring for the health and well-being of two patients at once
  • Gain a generational perspective of pride in the legacy we have inherited by owning our narrative

Coffee and light breakfast will be served.

Exhibit hall opening

Saturday, July 30
Noon, immediately following the keynote
Exhibit Halls AB, Pennsylvania Convention Center

In order to stay relevant, veterinary professionals needs to know the latest trends, and how to implement them in our organizations. With an exhibit hall filled with more than 300 exhibitors offering today's latest products and solutions, there's no better place to take the pulse of the industry than at AVMA Convention. The hall is open from Saturday until Monday with seven unopposed hours and the opportunity to earn two hours of CE just for visiting.

Technician Appreciation Event

Saturday, July 30
6-7:30 p.m
Spin Philadelphia

AVMA would like to extend a big thank you to veterinary technicians and veterinary nurses for playing integral roles on our veterinary teams. In appreciation for all that you do for the veterinary profession, join us for an event full of family fun at the number one ping pong social club in the nation! Then enjoy early access to Live Life, Love All.

Young Professionals Event

Saturday, July 30
6-7:30 p.m
Spin Philadelphia

Join us for an event created for veterinarians and veterinary students who are just starting their professional journeys. Hosted by AVMA's My Veterinary Life Podcast, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with colleagues, meet past podcast guests, and win fabulous prizes at the number one ping pong social club in the nation! Then enjoy early access to Live Life, Love All.

Live Life, Love All

Saturday, July 30
7:30-10 p.m
Spin Philadelphia

Let's celebrate all the beautiful things that make us different and the profession that brings us together. Join us at this year's Live Life, Love All event, featuring our very first ever ping pong tournament! Don't miss THE party of the Convention!

General session

Sunday, July 31
9 a.m
Doors open at 8:45 a.m.
This session will be live streamed for our virtual audience.
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
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The AVMA is hard at work finding the right speaker for our first ever IN PERSON general session! Follow us on social media to be among the first to hear this year's announcement.

Coffee and light breakfast will be served.

AVMA Concert

Sunday, July 31
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Franklin Music Hall
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
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The AVMA is hard at working finding the best entertainment for your favorite event at Convention! With past headliners like Train and the Gin Blossoms, an incredible Battle of the Bands, and an unprecedented Behind the Meow-sic event, you know we're cooking up an unforgettable experience for you!

Follow us on social media to be among the first to hear this year's announcement.

Adults: $5
Children 18 and under are free!
Admission includes transportation, food, and fun!

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