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Venue

Mandalay Bay Convention Center 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas , Nevada 89119
Tel: (877) 632-7700
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Western Veterinary Conference

Attendees

14,500

Exhibitors

539

Register

$55 - $610

Overview

Event Overview:

Celebrate nine decades of education, innovation and inspiration March 4–8, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.  WVC’s Annual Conference is one of the largest, most influential gatherings of veterinary professionals in the world. Spanning five days, participants will select from more than 1,000 CE hours, have an opportunity to meet with 500+ exhibitors, and be inspired and entertained.

Attendee Information:

Who Attends

WVC presents scientific and practice relevant information to members of the veterinary profession and supporting paraprofessionals. The Annual Conference is not open to the general public and reserves the right to determine attendance and participation of non-veterinarians.

  • Graduate Veterinarians: Graduate veterinarians are welcome to attend the Conference regardless of their licensure status, employment status, or school of graduation. A graduate veterinarian, first-year graduate and retired veterinarian, must register as a veterinarian.
  • DVM Students: U.S. and International students may register online or onsite. Students must present their current school ID, at Badge Pickup or Onsite Registration. Note: DVM student registration does not apply to DVM graduates with a residency or internship status.
  • Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, Practice Managers, and Administrative Staff: Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, Practice Managers and Administrative Staff are eligible to attend the Conference. Administrative staff must be employed in a veterinary facility. The minimum age for all registrants is 18.
  • Veterinary Technician Students: (U.S. and Canada): Must be enrolled in an AVMA accredited program. Available to 2nd, 3rd or 4th-year students only. NOTE: Student must provide a letter from Program Director on school letterhead, verifying enrollment. When registering online, letter can be uploaded during the registration process. Once verified by WVC, the registration will be completed and a confirmation will be sent via email. 

About the WVC:

A 90 Year Legacy

Since 1928, WVC has provided comprehensive, progressive and practical continuing education [CE] to veterinary professionals. The Association was founded in Logan, Utah as Intermountain Livestock Sanitary Association and was renamed Western Veterinary Conference in 1965. In 2014, the name was officially changed from Western Veterinary Conference to WVC.

Las Vegas, a premier destination for large conventions, has been home to WVC since 1963.

Agenda

Mar 4   

7.00a

Oquendo Center Lab Bus departs MBCC

7:00a–6:00p

Association Booth Open

7:00a–6:30p

Shuttle Busses from Hotels to MBCC

7:00a–6:00p

Registration Open (Level 1 Convention Center Foyer)

7:30–10:00a

5K Fun Run

8:00a–10:00p

Shuttle Busses from Airport to Hotels

7:30a–5:30p

Oquendo Center Labs

10:30a–12:00p

General Session with Jewel

1:00–5:00p

Scientific Program

7:00–8:30p

Hill’s Comedy Night with Kevin Nealon

 

Mar 5   
6:00a–8:00p  Shuttle Busses from Hotels to MBCC
6:30–7:30a Industry Breakfast Seminars
7:00a–5:00p Registration Open  (Level 1 Convention Center Foyer)
7:00a Oquendo Center Lab Bus departs MBCC
7:00a–6:00p Association Booth Open
7:30a–5:30p Oquendo Center Labs
7:30a–5:30p Red Rock Hiking Tour
8:00a–12:30p Zip Lining in Boulder City
8:00a–1:00p
Scientific Program
9:00a–6:00p Exhibit Hall Open
   
9:00–6:00p Technician Lounge
  sponsored by NAVTA
9:30a–5:00p Learning Lounge
12:00–1:00p Industry Lunch Seminars
12:00–4:00p Spring Mountain Ranch and Red Rock Canyon Tour
1:00–2:00p Exhibit Hall Only Hour
1:00–3:00p Sights and Sounds City Tour
6:30-9:00p Technician Reception
7:30-9:00p DVM Student Reception
7:30-9:30p Alumni Receptions
Mar 6   

6:00a–7:00p

Shuttle Busses from Hotels to MBCC

6:30–7:30a

Industry Breakfast Seminars

7:00a

Oquendo Center Lab Bus departs MBCC

7:00a–5:00p

Registration Open (Level 1 Convention Center Foyer)

7:00a–6:00p

Association Booth Open

7:30a–5:30p

Oquendo Center Labs

8:00a–12:30p

Red Rock Hiking Tour

8:00a–8:00p

Scientific Program

8:30a–1:30p

Hoover Dam Tour and Ethel M Chocolate Factory

8:30a–2:00p

Hoover Dam Tour with stop at Boulder Dam Brewing Co.

9:00–6:00p

Exhibit Hall Open

9:00a–6:00p

Technician Lounge
sponsored by NAVTA

9:30a–5:00p

Learning Lounge

10:00a–12:00p

El Segundo Sol Cooking Class

12:00–1:00p

Industry Lunch Seminars

12:00–3:00p

Red Rock Rocky Gap Adventure

1:00–2:00p

Exhibit Hall Only Hour

4:30–6:00p

Exhibit Hall Mixer

8:00–9:30p

Merck’s Concert with Darius Rucker

Mar 7   

6:00a–7:00p

Shuttle Busses from Hotels to MBCC

6:30–7:30a

Industry Breakfast Seminars

7:00a

Oquendo Center Lab Bus departs MBCC

7:00a–5:00p

Registration Open  (Level 1 Convention Center Foyer)

7:00a–6:00p

Association Booth Open

7:30a–5:30p

Oquendo Center Labs

8:00a–6:00p

Scientific Program

8:30a–1:30p

Black Canyon River Float Trip on the Colorado River

9:00–11:30a

Las Vegas Mob Tour

9:00a–1:00p

Richard Petty Driving Experience at LVMS

9:00–3:00p

Valley of Fire Tour

9:00a–5:00p

Exhibit Hall Open

9:00a–5:00p

Technician Lounge
sponsored by NAVTA

9:30a–4:00p

Learning Lounge

12:00–1:00p

Industry Lunch Seminars

1:00–2:00p

Exhibit Hall Only Hour

1:50p

Vet Detective Drawing

6:30–10:30p

Ultimate Las Vegas Strip Tour with Helicopter Flight

Mar 8   

6:00a–12:00p

Shuttle busses from hotels to MBCC

6:00a–6:00p

Airport Shuttle Bus Service

7:00a

WVC Annual Meeting of the Members

7:00a–2:00p

Registration Open – (Level 1 Convention Center Foyer) TX Counter open until 5p

7:30a–5:00p

Association Booth Open

8:00a–5:00p

Scientific Program

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