AVMA Convention

AVMA Convention

Join us at AVMA Convention 2017 in Indianapolis!

AVMA Convention 2017 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. Registration opens in February.

Why attend?

  • Events you don't want to miss, including one specifically for young professionals
  • Meet-the-Experts round tables
  • Practice Profitability curriculum
  • 40+ hours of CE offerings in nine tracks

Stay tuned for the announcement of more entertainment and learning opportunities.

2016 AVMA Convention by the numbers

Located in the "Crossroads of America"

There's something for everyone in Indianapolis. Be sure to see the nearby White River State Park, which includes the Canal Walk, Indianapolis Zoo, White River Gardens, Indiana State Museum, NCAA Hall of Champions and more.


Convince Your Boss

This toolkit will help you make the case!

Attending the AVMA Convention 2017 gives you access to:

  • More than 700 education sessions ranging from the latest medical discoveries to practice management and profitability
  • Exhibit Hall with 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
  • And more!

You will bring back all the knowledge, trends, connections and inspiration for your organization, but your boss may still be concerned about cost and time away from the office and clients. We’ve developed resources to help you make your case.

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

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


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2016 Convention CE Certificates

2016 CE certificates can be accessed through the AVMA Convention App or Mobile App Site. You’ll need the App login provided in your AVMA Convention registration email to access your 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.

How to Get your 2016 CE Certificates


Have an idea for a poster?

New this year! The Convention Education Program Committee invites abstract submissions for research posters at the AVMA Convention 2017 in Indianapolis. Both students and practitioners are encouraged to submit.

Submission site closes

Tuesday, January 31, at 11:59 PM CT.

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