Veterinary Leadership Conference

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January 7 – 10, 2021
Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Registration Opens in October

Attend the premier event for veterinary leadership development

The Veterinary Leadership Conference (VLC) is the veterinary profession's premier conference for leadership development. Through a unique mix of CE sessions, AVMA governance meetings, and networking, attendees will expand and hone leadership skills while connecting with a diverse network of colleagues from all walks of the veterinary profession.

Why attend?

VLC equips veterinary professionals at all career stages to take on new challenges and leadership roles that benefit both the individual attendee and the veterinary profession.

  • Evolve your leadership skills – Gain new insights, expand your personal toolset, and learn from those who have come before you.
  • Connect with a diverse network of leaders from across the veterinary profession.
  • Deepen your understanding of how the AVMA works and discover exciting opportunities to get involved!
  • Earn over 10 hours of continuing education credit.


Thank you to our event partners

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A special thank you to VLC Presenting Partner Zoetis for their continued support and commitment to the veterinary profession.

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And additional support provided by CareCredit.


VLC 2020 CE Certificates

CE was provided for attending select educational sessions. CE Certificates were provided electronically. Please visit to review the list of current program standards. Mechanisms for certification and documentation of attendance are determined by the policies of individual state boards and are your compliance responsibility. If you attended the Veterinary Leadership Conference and would like to obtain a copy of your CE certificate email vlcatavma [dot] org.

"The VLC has provided me with confidence and increased my comfort level with veterinary leadership. It also gives me a great emotional and energy boost to bring back to my life, practice, and association."

– State VMA President

"I enjoyed attending VLC because it gave me the opportunity to meet other students and professionals who are passionate about making positive changes in veterinary medicine and inspiring others to go above and beyond their professional duties. It opened my eyes to so many exciting opportunities that this profession has to offer and ones that I look forward to exploring further. VLC doesn't just stand for Veterinary Leadership Conference; it's very life-changing!"

– Elizabeth Jones, Student, University of Tennessee CVM

"The VLC is one of the most positive and beneficial programs hosted by the AVMA. I have attended several VLC meetings before, and I will continue to attend them in the future. The entire program was professional and well-organized. Well done!"

– Veterinary Professional

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