AVMA Convention - Events

JULY 13-17, 2018

Denver, Colorado

Colorado Convention Center


Meet-the-Experts Round Table

Friday, July 13

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Meet-the-Experts Round Table

First-time AVMA Convention attendee? This is a great event to dip your paws in and meet other first-time attendees, convention veterans and other peers who are passionate about the industry.

Meet, discuss and network with the best and brightest minds in veterinary medicine at the Meet-the-Experts Round Table at AVMA Convention 2018. Take this opportunity to interact with and learn from featured speakers and AVMA leaders in a lively, interactive atmosphere.

The event will feature 40+ round table discussions of current topics in veterinary


Saturday, July 14

Doors open 9:45 AM
Keynote 10:00 AM – Noon

Keynote speaker Shiza Shahid
When passion meets empowerment

Elevate your passion at this year's keynote event with Shiza Shahid—entrepreneur, investor, speaker and women's rights advocate. She is passionate about leveraging philanthropy, venture capital, technology and the media to drive scalable social impact.

As founding CEO of the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and as host of the new USA Today show ASPIREist, Shahid is an advocate for women entrepreneurs, and we know her words will speak directly to many of our veterinary colleagues and their wide variety of passions.

Shahid grew up in Pakistan as a vocal advocate for social change. Along with the social

AVMA Concert at Sculpture Park

Sunday, July 15

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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AVMA is bringing the veterinary festival of the summer to Denver's Sculpture Park—a unique outdoor venue steps away from the Colorado Convention Center. This year's concert will feature the best food trucks in the business, live music and entertainment!

A portion of all food truck purchases will support the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), the charitable arm of the AVMA. Thank you for Helping Veterinarians, Help Animals!

AVMA is working hard to find the right headliner for this cornerstone event! Check back

Exhibit Hall Events

Saturday, July 14 – Monday, July 16

Exhibit Hall Events
Exhibit Hall Opening

In order to stay relevant, a veterinary professional needs to know the latest trends and how to implement them in his or her organization. With an Exhibit Hall filled with more than 300 exhibitors offering today's latest products and solutions, there is no better place to take the pulse of the industry than at AVMA Convention. The Exhibit Hall Opening will take place on Saturday, July 14 at noon, right after the keynote event.


Exhibit Hall Closing Party

Monday, July 16

3:00 – 4:30 PM

New this year! Join us in celebrating another successful AVMA Convention with old colleagues and new friends at the Exhibit Hall Closing Party! Enjoy networking, music, drinks, light hors d'oeuvres and fun prize giveaways!

One drink ticket included with full convention veterinarian or veterinary technician registration

Network with the best & brightest

Network with the best & brightest

Veterinary professionals from all disciplines and practice sectors gather at AVMA Convention. There’s no better place to meet the people who can help you practice better medicine, advance your career, and elevate your passion. Looking to host a meeting in conjunction with the Convention? Meeting space is available at the headquarters hotel and several surrounding hotels for business meetings, luncheons, receptions and dinners. Plus, there will be events to enjoy with your peers, such as the Veterinary Technician Appreciation Event, Young Professionals Event and more!

Keep an eye on this page for future event announcements and updates.

Interested in holding your meeting at AVMA Convention 2018?

The Center for Wellbeing

The AVMA LIFE Trust is pleased to announce that we are bringing back our Center for Wellbeing! The Center for Wellbeing is offered to help make sure your health is in top condition by supplying multiple tests and screenings, including:

  • Chemistries/cholesterol and components, free to AVMA LIFE members
  • Rabies titer screen offered in partnership with Kansas State University
  • Complete blood count (CBC) with differential
  • Thyroid profile and more!

We hope to see you there!

Hosted by: AVMA Life logo

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