Travel & Hotel


VLC 2024 takes place at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk hotel.

Located in the heart of the River North district of Chicago, the hotel is near iconic city attractions like Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and the Magnificent Mile.

Amenities include:

  • Stylishly appointed accommodations
  • Striking views of the lake, river, and Chicago cityscape
  • Hotel restaurants, including Shula's Steak House
  • Modern fitness center
  • Pool

AVMA has negotiated a special rate of $99 per night. Rooms and rates are based on availability and subject to state and local fees/taxes. The deadline to reserve a room at the reduced rate is Monday, December 18, 2023.

Reserve now

To make your reservation by phone, call 1-312-464-1000 and request the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference rate.

Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk
301 E North Water St
Chicago, IL 60611

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Your credit card will not be charged prior to arrival. There is a 72-hour cancellation policy in place for all reservations. Failure to cancel a reservation 72 hours prior to arrival will result in a one-night non-refundable guest room charge plus applicable taxes posted to the attendee's credit card on file.

Air travel and car rentals

Travelex travel agency: avmaattravelexbiz [dot] com (Email) or call 800-882-0499 and mention AVMA VLC for assistance with airline reservations and car rentals.

Purchase your air travel with United or Delta Airlines and receive discounted pricing. Please note that service fees will apply for phone reservations.

Delta Airlines: Visit, select "Book your flight" and enter code: NY2EL or call Delta at 800-328-1111 and provide meeting code NY2EL.

United Airlines: Visit, click on "Advanced search" on the search page, scroll down to "Upgrades, certificates, and promotions" and add ZNYB854412 as offer code. Or call United at 800-426-1122 and provide agreement code 854412 and Z code ZNYB.


Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk
301 E North Water St
Chicago, IL 60611