AVMA Convention

JULY 13-17, 2018

Denver, Colorado

Colorado Convention Center

Registration opens February 2018. Sign up for Convention News!


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2017 AVMA Convention by the numbers

Why attend?

AVMA Convention 2018 has something for every background and interest. Gain an educational edge through interactive CE opportunities, hands-on labs, panels and lectures taught by the best and brightest in veterinary medicine. Network with your peers, and discover products and services that will enhance your veterinary practice and career.

Elevate your passion

Immerse yourself in the most complete selection of veterinary CE anywhere. No matter what your interest or area of focus, you will discover it at the 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

Something for everyone

Reconnect with old friends, meet new colleagues and bring your family along to enjoy Denver. This breathtaking city offers plenty of attractions to explore in the evenings, including the Denver Botanic Gardens, Museum of Nature and Science, scenic mountain drives and more. Network through special opportunities, like the young professionals or veterinary technician events, and kick back with top-notch entertainment.


Have an idea for a Poster?

AVMA invites you to submit proposals for inclusion at AVMA Convention 2018 on July 13-17 in Denver. Both students and practitioners are encouraged to submit.

Questions? Contact the AVMA Convention CE staff at AVMA_CE@avma.org.

Poster submission deadline extended to

October 31, 2017


Convention CE certificates

AVMA offers two types of CE certificates

  • General Certificate of Attendance – Shows the maximum hours of AVMA approved CE credit.
  • Detailed CE Certificate – Lists each attended session title and the total earned CE hours.

If you have questions about which type best meets your needs, check the state veterinary licensing board website for CE criteria.

Information about 2017 CE certificates

2017 CE certificates can be accessed through the AVMA Convention App or from your desktop. You can log into the app using your email address and last name. By adding sessions and events to your agenda, you can track how many CE credits hours you attended and email or download your certificate directly from the app or from your desktop.

From desktop
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How to get your 2017 CE certificates


AVMA Convention Loyalty Program

Through our Loyalty Program, AVMA members can SAVE up to $100 on registration fees. If you are an active AVMA member and attended AVMA Convention 2017, you are already eligible for a discount for 2018! The discount will be automatically applied to your AVMA Convention 2018 registration.

  • $25 savings for 1st consecutive year of attendance
    (attended in 2017 in Indianapolis)
  • $50 savings for 2nd consecutive year of attendance
    (attended both 2016 in San Antonio and 2017 in Indianapolis)
  • $75 savings for 3rd consecutive year of attendance
    (attended 2015 in Boston, 2016 in San Antonio, and 2017 in Indianapolis)
  • $100 savings for 4th consecutive year of attendance
    (attended 2014 in Denver, 2015 in Boston, 2016 in San Antonio, and 2017 in Indianapolis)
Upcoming AVMA Conventions
Denver Jul 13–17, 2018
Washington, D.C. Aug 2–6, 2019
San Diego Jul 31–Aug 4, 2020
Minneapolis Jul 30–Aug 3, 2021
Philadelphia Jul 29–Aug 2, 2022

Terms and conditions: Open to active AVMA members at the time of registering who have paid the full registration fee. Savings may be combined with other convention discounts. Loyalty Program savings are not transferable. Maximum savings is $100 for fourth year and beyond. The AVMA may cancel or amend this program at any time without notice.


Not an AVMA member yet?

Become a member before you register, and SAVE up to $225 on your AVMA Convention 2018 registration.


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