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The Complete Guide to Veterinary Conferences (Updated for 2024!)

Ready to add some veterinary events to your calendar? In this ebook, we’ve rounded up all the best veterinary conferences in 2024 from across the globe.

Everything you need to know about veterinary conferences

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How to get more out of veterinary conferences

Veterinary conferences are chaotic in the best way possible. Brimming with fascinating talks, cutting-edge industry technology, and a plethora of networking opportunities, veterinary conferences offer a ton of value for convention newbies and seasoned veterans alike.

But to successfully navigate the mayhem, you’re going to need a plan of attack. Here are seven tips to help you get the most out of veterinary conferences in 2024.

  1. Reach out to attendees ahead of the event.
  2. Map out your conference schedule.
  3. Create a plan of attack for the exhibit hall.
  4. Network, network, network.
  5. Understand your remote learning options.
  6. Book in some time to relax and unwind.
  7. Share your learnings with the team.
  8. Takeaway.

1. Reach out to attendees ahead of the event

Veterinary conferences are busy. With attendee numbers often measured in the thousands and such a broad range of things to see and do, you’re unlikely to cross paths with specific people by chance.

Don’t leave networking up to fate. Before attending any conference, identify any speakers and attendees you’d like to connect with and make it a point to reach out to them ahead of the event. Even if your schedules don’t line up, you’ll have at least broken the ice, which will make it easier to connect with them further down the track.

2. Map out your conference schedule

Some conferences offer hundreds of hours of lectures, labs, presentations, and workshops, all happening simultaneously in dozens of different rooms spread across a massive venue. You could just impulsively bounce around from event to event, but to really make the most of the conference experience it’s a good idea to put together a bit of an itinerary before the event.

Convention organizers usually release the schedule long before the conference takes place, so be sure to check it out and jot down the events that you think will add the most value to your practice, patients, and career. While you can always adjust your schedule when you’re at the conference, going into the event with a rough game plan ensures that you won’t miss out on anything important.

3. Create a plan of attack for the exhibit hall

Most conferences boast a bustling exhibit hall, where you’ll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with suppliers showcasing a staggering range of the latest veterinary tech and innovative products.

It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re shuffling from booth to booth, so we recommend putting together a list of the exhibitors that you’re most interested in meeting and prioritize them before you inevitably get sidetracked. Vendors often offer attractive discounts and details that are only available at conferences, so schedule some time to talk to distributors. And no exhibit hall experience is complete without walking away with a mountain of swag, so be sure to save some space in your suitcase for the trip home!

4. Network, network, network

You’re going to be surrounded by hundreds, if not thousands, of fellow veterinary professionals, so make sure you make the most out of it! Register for the various networking events, introduce yourself to new people, and hand out your business cards to everyone you meet.

Many conferences offer social events outside of regular conference hours, which can be an excellent way to meet people in a more relaxed environment. If you’re interested in furthering your professional relationships, take a moment to follow up with your new connections after the conference with a quick email.

5. Understand your remote learning options

Many conferences moved to a virtual format in response to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing measures. Although in-person events are now back on the menu, some conferences (particularly the larger ones) are still providing virtual events, giving you the option to attend remotely or in person.

If you’re not quite ready to travel, or if you like the convenience of accessing learning resources online and experiencing things at your own pace, remote attendance may be the way to go. Bear in mind that the events, schedules, and CE opportunities provided at an in-person conference may be different from those available virtually, so be sure to check out event details beforehand to avoid disappointment.

6. Book in some time to relax and unwind

Veterinary conferences are jam-packed with things to do - but that doesn’t mean you need to be rushing about every day from dawn till dusk. Sure, you’ll naturally want to take in as much as you can while you’re at the event, but conferences are also a good opportunity to take some to relax, recharge the batteries, and get reacquainted with your passion for veterinary work. So, make sure you deliberately leave some space in your schedule to just breathe and take it all in.

7. Share your learnings with the team

If you’ve been productive and managed your time well, you’ll walk away from the conference with a bunch of new ideas to enrich your practice. Once you’re back in the clinic, be sure to book in some time with the rest of your team to share your key takeaways from the event and discuss how these insights could be applied to your practice. Sharing your knowledge helps solidify what you’ve learned and elevates your team - both of which contribute to running a more profitable practice and delivering exceptional patient care.


Attending a veterinary conference is the perfect opportunity to learn, network, and rejuvenate. Equipped with the tips in this article, you’ll be fully prepared to get the most out of your next veterinary conference in 2024.

The Complete Guide to Veterinary Conferences

Everything you need to know about veterinary conferences.

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Best veterinary conferences in North America

After a couple of years of COVID-induced disruptions, in-person veterinary conferences are back and better than ever before.

Whether you’re interested in networking with industry peers, obtaining CE credits, or getting up close and personal with the latest veterinary innovations, you’re sure to find something that resonates with you in one of these upcoming veterinary conferences.

Ready to add some events to your calendar? We’ve rounded up all the best veterinary conferences in North America.

Conference Dates Location Country
VMX January 14-17, 2024 Orlando US
OVMA January 25-27, 2024 Toronto CAN
WVC February 18-21, 2024 Las Vegas US
Midwest Vet February 22-24, 2024 Columbus US
TVMA February 29-March 3, 2024 Irving (Dallas) US
Fetch Charlotte March 15-17, 2024 Charlotte US
Fetch Nashville May 17-18, 2024 Nashville US
ACVIM June 6-8, 2024 Minneapolis US
NAVC HiVE Minneapolis June 15-16, 2024 Minneapolis US
AVMA Convention June 21-25, 2024 Austin US
CVMA Convention June 26-30, 2024 Calgary CAN
PacVet July 11-14, 2024 San Francisco US
Fetch Kansas August 23-25, 2024 Kansas US
IVECCS September 8-10, 2024 St Louis, MO US
AAHA Con 2024 September 12-14, 2024 Maryland US
Southwest Veterinary Symposium September 26-29, 2024 Fort Worth US
Fetch Coastal October 14-16, 2024 Atlantic City US
Wild West Vet October 16-19, 2024 Reno US
CanWest October 19-22, 2024 Banff CAN
ACVS October 24-26, 2024 Phoenix US
New York Vet Show November 7-8, 2024 New York US
NAVC HiVE Anaheim November 23-24, 2024 Anaheim US
Fetch West December 6-8, 2024 Long Beach US
AAEP December 7-11, 2024 Orlando US

Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX)

Orlando skyline

When: January 14-17, 2024.
Where: Orlando, Florida.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 48.5.

VMX is one of the biggest veterinary conferences in the world and a perennial favorite among animal healthcare professionals.

Featuring 350 compelling live speakers, 1,200 total hours of CE, and hundreds of program tracks happening throughout the five-day event, VMX offers valuable learning opportunities for every member of your team. Explore the industry’s largest veterinary marketplace, where you’ll discover hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest industry innovations, or network with the 10,000+ veterinary professionals that attend VMX.

Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) Conference

Toronto skyline

When: January 25-27, 2024.
: Toronto, Canada.
More info
: Official website.
CE hours
: Unknown.

The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) Trade Show and Conference is the largest veterinary conference in Canada. The annual gathering brings together professionals from across the veterinary field, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, and industry representatives.

Take part in a world-class educational program covering a variety of topics including small animals, equine, and practice management, and dive into some of the industry’s biggest challenges by way of daily keynote presentations and fireside conversations.

In 2024, the OVMA Trade Show and Conference will be held at the Westin Harbour Castle. Located in the heart of the revitalized waterfront, the venue offers easy access to many of Toronto’s most noteworthy sites and attractions, including Rogers Centre, Scotiabank Arena, CN Tower, and Exhibition Place.

Western Veterinary Conference (WVC)

Las Vegas skyline

When: February 18-21, 2024.
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 37.

The WVC is the biggest veterinary conference on the West Coast. The event is a mainstay in the calendar for more than 12,000 veterinary professionals, who gather in Las Vegas to learn, network, and explore.

Boasting a busy schedule of industry seminars, hands-on labs, and hundreds of CE hours, the WVC offers a wide range of learning opportunities, as well as a fantastic lineup of networking events and 400+ industry-leading exhibitors.

In true Las Vegas fashion, the WVC also provides access to some world-class entertainment and the chance to explore the best dining, spas, and nightlife that Sin City is famous for.

Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC)

Ohio skyline

When: February 22-24, 2024.
: Columbus, Ohio.
More info: Official website.
CE hours
: 18.

MVC is the most highly anticipated veterinary conference in the Midwest. Hosted at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, MVC offers more than 300 hours of thought-provoking lectures, workshops, and hands-on labs, making it the perfect place for veterinary professionals to fulfill their CE requirements.

In addition to an abundance of learning opportunities, MVC also features a range of nationally and internationally renowned speakers, a bustling exhibit hall brimming with cutting-edge vendors, and a fantastic calendar of social events where you can let your hair down and connect with fellow industry professionals.

Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) Conference

Dallas, Texas

When: February 29-March 3, 2024.
Where: Irving, Texas.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

Looking for a smaller, less chaotic conference experience? Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) Conference is the place to be!

Held at the Irving Convention Center and Westin Irving, the four-day event brings together veterinarians and industry professionals to learn, grow, and discover the latest industry trends.

The conference offers a diverse range of continuing education programs, workshops, and seminars, providing valuable insights and knowledge to enhance your practice. It also serves as a platform for networking and collaboration, allowing you to connect with peers and explore new opportunities within the veterinary community.

Some of the standout events at the 2024 conference include a live veterinary Jeopardy-style showdown in the exhibit hall on opening night and an exciting Outlaws and Legends-themed casino celebration!

Fetch Charlotte

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When: March 15-17, 2024.
: Charlotte, North Carolina.
More info
: Official website.
CE hours
: 17.

Welcome to Fetch Charlotte - where learning meets adventure in the heart of North Carolina!

Join us this March for an immersive educational experience packed with CE credits, live interactions, and networking opportunities. Elevate your clinical, management, technician, and wellness skills with interactive sessions designed to boost retention and address your professional and personal needs.

With three keynote presentations, over 115 sessions covering 29+ tracks, and 36+ faculty providing actionable takeaways, Fetch Charlotte is your ticket to becoming the best veterinary professional you can be.

Don't miss out on this three-day conference filled with education, inspiration, and connections - register now and unleash your potential.

Fetch Nashville


When: May 17-18, 2024.
Where: Nashville, Tennessee.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 14.

This year marks the launch of Fetch Nashville, a brand new, immersive educational experience for veterinary professionals.

With over 14 CE credit hours available, including early bird and night owl CE sessions, attendees can choose from 94 courses across 20 specialty tracks. The conference aims to elevate adult learning by delivering essential clinical, management, technician, and wellness CE, equipping participants with the knowledge and strategies needed to enhance pet care. Additionally, the event offers valuable networking opportunities with peers, friends, and faculty, making it a comprehensive and engaging educational experience.

The event takes place at the famous Music City Center, a stunning venue located in downtown Nashville.

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum

Minneapolis bridge

When: June 6-8, 2024.
Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

Interested in veterinary internal medicine? This is the event for you.

The ACVIM Forum is an annual event where members of the college’s six specialties - cardiology, large animal internal medicine, neurology, nutrition, oncology, and small animal internal medicine - can connect with other specialists, general practitioners, technicians, students, interns and anyone else interested in internal medicine.

The three-day event is jam-packed with outstanding educational sessions, as well as abundant networking opportunities and a buzzing exhibit hall showcasing the latest developments in the veterinary world.

NAVC HiVE Minneapolis

Minneapolis skyline

When: June 15-16, 2024.
Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota.
More info: Official website.
CE hours
: Unknown.

HiVE is an all-new event series from the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC), the same folks behind VMX, one of the most popular veterinary conferences on the planet.

HiVE Minneapolis offers a fresh experience designed to energize and empower veterinary practice and hospital managers and support staff.

The content program is specifically crafted to celebrate and elevate practice managers and support staff, providing career-advancing content and CE while fostering a sense of community and camaraderie. It's a rally for the people you never knew you needed, offering meaningful connections and countless ways to navigate your career path.

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention

Austin, Texas

When: June 21-25, 2024.
Where: Austin, Texas.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 38.

In 2024, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention takes place in Austin, Texas, where attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the AVMA Convention’s renowned CE labs, workshops, panels, and lectures, led by some of the industry’s leading veterinary experts.

With a broad range of content areas on offer - including companion animal medicine, practice management, public and corporate practice, veterinary technology, and more - the AVMA Convention provides something for everyone. Beyond CE opportunities, the convention is also the perfect place to deepen your professional connections, take part in various social events, and rekindle your passion for veterinary medicine.

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Convention

Calgary skyline

When: July 26-30, 2024.
Where: Calgary, Canada.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 28.

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association is the voice of the Canadian veterinary profession. The organization hosts the annual CVMA Convention, which will be held in Calgary in 2024.

The event follows a hybrid format, offering access to a total of 100 CE hours for in-person attendees, as well as plenty of social events and opportunities to network with industry experts and fellow convention goers.

Pacific Veterinary (PacVet) Conference

Golden Gate Bridge

When: July 11-14, 2024.
Where: San Francisco, California.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

Pacific Veterinary Conference (PacVet) is a premier event that attracts veterinary professionals from across the United States. Featuring both an in-person and virtual program, the conference provides a valuable platform for networking, learning from industry leaders, and staying updated on the latest advancements in veterinary medicine.

With a focus on high-quality CE sessions, engaging activities, and access to industry experts, PacVet is the go-to conference for enhancing your professional development and expanding your knowledge base. Don't miss the opportunity to elevate your skills, connect with peers, and stay at the forefront of veterinary medicine at PacVet.

Fetch Kansas City

Kansas City

When: August 23-25, 2024.
Where: Kansas City, Missouri.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 17.

Fetch Kansas City is an innovative education experience for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and managers.

Hosted at the beautiful Kansas City Convention Center, the conference delivers 10 educational tracks covering just about every aspect of veterinary medicine, including companion animal, equine, exotic, and large animal sessions.

With over 120 learning sessions, an exhibit hall with more than 100 exhibitors, and an incredible lineup of inspiring keynote speakers, there’s something for the whole team at Fetch Kansas City.

International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS)

St. Louis

When: September 7-11, 2024.
Where: Denver, Colorado.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 39.

International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS) is one of the largest veterinary specialty conferences in the world.

The event offers veterinary professionals more than 39 hours of industry-leading CE, an array of workshops, labs, and lectures, and a lineup of incredible speakers from across the veterinary industry.

Don’t miss the exhibit hall, where you can get hands-on with some of the latest products and technology from the industry’s leading innovators, or get involved with the many social and networking events on offer.

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Con

National Harbor

When: September 12-14, 2024.
Where: National Harbor, Maryland.
More info
: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown

Get ready to ignite your veterinary career at AAHA Con 2024! This September, AAHA Con is bringing together the brightest minds in veterinary medicine at the stunning Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Whether you're a veterinarian, practice manager, technician, or part of a clinic's staff, this event is your opportunity to refresh and reinvigorate your passion for the industry. Rub shoulders with internationally renowned experts, elevate your expertise through hands-on learning, and gain insights into cutting-edge practices.

Join us for a few days of networking, skill enhancement, and industry thought leadership that will propel your career to new heights!

Southwest Veterinary Symposium

Horse and cattle

When: September 26-29, 2024.
Where: Forthworth, Texas.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 28.

Southwest Veterinary Symposium is a collaboration between the Oklahoma Veterinary Technician Association, the Texas Veterinary Team Association, and the Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas Veterinary Medical Associations.

The four-day event is held annually in the fall in the southwest and features continuing education, interactive labs, exhibits, and a busy social calendar. Southwest Veterinary Symposium is geared towards a wide range of veterinary professionals, including DVMs, RVTs, hospital personnel, and veterinary and technician students.

Fetch Coastal

Atlantic City

When: October 14-16, 2024.
Where: Atlantic City, New Jersey.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 16.5 hours.

Formerly known as Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference, Fetch Coastal remains one of the best ways for veterinary professionals to learn, get inspired, and connect with leading service providers.

Registration gives you access to dozens of educational tracks, engaging continuing education sessions, a thriving exhibitor hall, lecture notes, and an abundance of networking opportunities, including breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and receptions.

Wild West Vet


When: October 16-19, 2024.
Where: Reno, Nevada.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 36.

Every year, Vet Show hosts four veterinary conferences in different locations throughout the U.S., including Wild West Vet, which is held in Reno, Nevada.

Spread over four days, the event provides back-to-back CE sessions led by a fantastic line-up of local and international speakers, as well as plentiful opportunities to build professional connections with industry peers and more than 180 leading veterinary suppliers.

In 2024, Wild West Vet returns to Peppermill Resort Casino - see you there!



When: October 19-22, 2024.
Where: Banff, Alberta.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 19.

CanWest is regarded as the most informative veterinary event in western Canada. The annual event takes place at the beautiful Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, a historic resort nestled in Banff National Park.

Here, you’ll discover an engaging educational program spanning five consecutive learning tracks, including companion animal, equine, food animal, veterinary technologist (RVT), and veterinary team.

American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Surgery Summit

Phoenix, Arizona

When: October 24-26, 2024.
Where: Phoenix, Arizona.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

Passionate about veterinary surgery? Here’s one event you won’t want to miss.

The annual ACVS Surgery Summit is a celebration of the art and science of veterinary surgery and delivers a world-class program of continuing education for the entire veterinary team.

This year, the event will be held at the Greater Phoenix Convention Center, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn from industry-leading presenters in a range of seminars covering the latest developments in veterinary surgery, including patient care, diagnosis, pain management, and anesthesia and analgesia, as well as preoperative care and postoperative care.

New York Vet Show

New York City

When: November 7-8, 2024.
Where: New York City, New York.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 16.

One of four annual Vet Show-sponsored conferences, the New York Vet Show strikes the balance between fun, quality, and convenience.

The conference packs a lot into just two days - including three clinical tracks, a business theater, a veterinary track, and a range of sponsor-led workshops - making it the perfect event for veterinarians who don’t want to take a lot of time out of their busy schedule.

At the New York Vet Show, you can earn up to 16 hours of RACE-approved CE, while engaging with some of the most respected thought leaders in the world of small animal medicine.

NAVC HiVE Anaheim


When: November 23-24, 2024.
Where: Anaheim, California.
More info: Official website.
CE hours
: Unknown.

Dive into a world of professional and personal growth, filled with fresh perspectives, engaging networking, and industry-leading learning initiatives.

Crafted specifically for you to become the best version of yourself, this event offers RACE-approved sessions focusing on clinical skills, professional development, and personal growth. Join us to immerse yourself in experiences tailored to your role, forge meaningful connections, and advance your career while having a blast!

Rally for your community, fuel your passion, and navigate your career path with confidence.

Don't miss out - register now and elevate your journey in veterinary medicine!

Fetch West

San Diego

When: December 6-8, 2024.
Where: Long Beach, California.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 17.

Hosted at the Long Beach Convention Center, Fetch West aims to equip veterinary professionals with the skills, tools, and insight needed for long-term success.

The conference is built around four key pillars - human connections, actionable education, fearless fun, and endless inspiration - delivering a 360-degree educational experience covering every aspect of a veterinary professional’s life.

The three-day conference boasts more than 120 sessions, 10 educational tracks, and a busy exhibit hall featuring dozens of suppliers from the forefront of the veterinary space.

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Convention

Veterinarian examining horse

When: December 7-11, 2024.
Where: Orlando, Florida.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

The AAEP Convention is a must for any veterinary professional interested in equine medicine.

Now in its 70th year, the convention is the most comprehensive equine-specific veterinary event, with more than 100 hours of practical continuing education, a buzzing calendar of networking and social events, and a lively trade show featuring more than 300 suppliers exhibiting the latest industry innovations.

In 2024, the five-day convention takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

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The best veterinary conferences in the UK

Veterinary conferences are about so much more than simply obtaining CE credits. They’re also about socializing with industry peers, exploring new ways of thinking, and taking some time to relax and reignite your passion for your work.

If you’re based in Europe (or looking for a reason to hop across the pond!) you’ll be pleased to know that the U.K. is home to a great lineup of world-class veterinary conferences. We’ve rounded up five of the best veterinary conferences in the U.K.

Conference Dates Location Country
SPVS Management Congress January 25-26, 2024 Birmingham UK
BSAVA March 21-23, 2024 Manchester UK
AVSPNI Spring April 12-13, 2024 Northern Ireland UK
VMG Congress April 25-26, 2024 Stratford upon Avon UK
BVA Live June 6-7, 2024 Birmingham UK
BEVA Congress (British Equine Veterinary Association) September 11-14, 2024 Liverpool UK
Vet Dynamics September 19-21, 2024 England UK
BSAVA Scotland September 22-23, 2024 Scotland UK
London Vet Show November 14-15, 2024 London UK

Society for Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) Congress


When: January 25-26, 2024.
Where: Birmingham, England.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

SPVS is a not-for-profit association with a rich history dating all the way back to 1933. The annual SPVS Congress is an opportunity for veterinary professionals to come together to learn, network, and relax in a fun environment with like-minded individuals while obtaining their CE hours. Hosted at the beautiful Hilton Birmingham Metropole, the 2024 edition of the event delivers five lecture streams, a program of fantastic speakers, and a thriving exhibition hall.

British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress


When: March 21-23, 2024.
Where: Manchester, England.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

BSAVA Congress is the place to be for anyone interested in small animal veterinary medicine. The event takes place at the award-winning Manchester Central and provides a broad range of educational content for veterinary professionals, including more than 150 CPD sessions and 32+ module topics.

Check out the latest industry innovations at the thriving trade show, and take advantage of the social program to unwind after a busy day of learning and networking. Most of the lectures will be recorded and made available to attendees on-demand after the event, so you can revisit your favorite lectures or catch up on anything you might have missed.

Association of Veterinary Surgeons Practicing in Northern Ireland (AVSPNI) Spring Conference

Belfast City Hall

When: April 12-13, 2024.
Where: Belfast, Northern Ireland.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

Organized by the Association of Veterinary Surgeons Practicing in Northern Ireland, AVSPNI Conference provides a platform for veterinary professionals to gather, engage in educational sessions, and network with peers in the industry. The event features an exciting lineup of renowned speakers covering a broad range of clinical topics and the latest advancements in veterinary medicine.

In 2024, AVSPNI Spring Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast, conveniently located just 15 minutes from the bustling city center. Stop by the ezyVet booth and discover how our practice management software could transform your practice!

Veterinary Management Group (VMG) Congress


When: April 25-26, 2024.
: Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
More info
: Official website.
CE hours
: Unknown.

VMG Congress offers a valuable opportunity for veterinary professionals to engage with industry leaders and experts in a collaborative learning environment.

This innovative event features a comprehensive program comprising lectures, interactive workshops, and valuable networking opportunities. Attendees can expect to gain practical insights and knowledge in veterinary management and leadership, equipping them with the tools to enhance their professional practice.

By participating in VMG Congress, you'll have the chance to stay ahead of industry trends, connect with like-minded peers, and expand your expertise in veterinary management and leadership.

British Veterinary Association (BVA) Live

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When: June 6-7, 2024.
Where: Birmingham, England.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 17.

Launched in 2022, BVA Live aims to provide veterinary professionals with a whole new educational experience. Primarily aimed at small animal veterinarians, the event features more than 40 world-class speakers delivering more than 70 hours of accredited education.

Your ticket grants you access to small animal clinical streams, lively debates, career sessions, and exhibitor showcases, where you can learn more about innovative products and services that could transform your practice.

British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress


When: September 11-14, 2024.
Where: Liverpool, England.
More info
: Official website.
CE hours
: Unknown.

BEVA Congress (British Equine Veterinary Association) is one of the biggest veterinary conferences in the world outside of North America. Spanning six learning streams and a mix of lectures, workshops, and practicals, the event offers something for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or a fresh graduate.

The event also features a slew of social events for your enjoyment. Get to know fellow attendees at the welcome reception on Wednesday night, take a morning jog through the streets of Liverpool with the RunBEVA group, or dust off your dancing shoes at the annual dinner and dance.

Don't miss your chance to connect with industry leaders, discover groundbreaking innovations, and elevate your expertise in all things equine. Join us at BEVA Congress and take your equine veterinary career to the next level!

Vet Dynamics Conference

Veterinarian talking to dog

When: September 19-21, 2024.
Where: London, England.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

Vet Dynamics is the largest independent veterinary community in the U.K. and a leading provider of veterinary business support and continuing education.

In 2024, the annual Vet Dynamics Conference will be held at Radisson Hotel, where more than 200 independent practice owners will meet to learn, network, and engage in world-class CPD. Throughout the three-day event, the Vet Dynamics team will host a series of workshops and lectures designed to inspire change and spark conversation among independent practice owners.

BSAVA Scotland


When: September 22-23, 2024.
Where: Falkirk, Scotland.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 10.

Gear up for BSAVA Scotland 2024, back with a bang in Falkirk! Set to unfold on September 22 and 23 at the MacDonald Inchyra Hotel in Polmont, this two-day extravaganza promises up to ten hours of top-notch CPD.

Dive into diverse topics like orthopedics, ECC, medicine, wellbeing, and education. Plus, get your hands dirty with practical sessions on transfusions, CPR, and physio. The event also features an exhibit hall, where you’ll have the opportunity to network with industry representatives and discover the latest in veterinary innovation, along with various social events, such as the Ceilidh, during the BSAVA PetSavers Gala Dinner on Friday evening.

London Vet Show


When: November 14-15, 2024.
Where: London, England.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 17.

The London Vet Show is Europe’s premier veterinary conference and a must-attend for veterinary professionals of all backgrounds. The event boasts an exciting lineup of more than 200 internationally renowned speakers, collectively delivering more than 100 hours of accredited continuing education covering a broad range of clinical and business topics.

In addition to educational opportunities, the London Vet Show also offers plenty of space to socialize, network, and explore more than 350 exhibitors at the forefront of the veterinary industry.

The Complete Guide to Veterinary Conferences

Everything you need to know about veterinary conferences.

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Top 5 veterinary conferences in Australia and NZ

Looking for the perfect event to network with fellow veterinary professionals? Need to get a few more CE hours under your belt? Want to recharge the batteries while surrounding yourself with like-minded people?

Whatever it is you’re looking for, there’s a good chance you’ll find it at one of Australasia’s world-class veterinary conferences. Here are five of the best veterinary conferences in Australia and New Zealand.

Conference Dates Location Country
AVA Annual Conference May 27-30, 2024 Melbourne, Australia AUS
NZVA Conference June 19-21, 2024 Christchurch NZ
Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures July 21-25, 2024 Lovedale AUS
ANZCVS Vet Science Week July 25-27, 2024 Gold Coast AUS
ASAV Annual Conference August 12-15, 2024 Sunshine Coast AUS
Vet Expo Australia October 24-25, 2024 Sydney AUS
VetWorks November 18-19, 2024 Melbourne, Australia AUS

Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Conference

Adelaide vineyard

When: May 27-31, 2024.
Where: Melbourne, Australia
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

Established more than a century ago, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) provides a united voice for more than 8,500 veterinary professionals across Australia.

The annual AVA Conference is a massive five-day event that offers a world-class CE program with speakers from across the globe delivering insightful content across eight concurrent streams, as well as a day of practical workshops and field trips.

In 2024, the conference theme is 'Living Well.' The conference will cover various subjects aimed at enhancing the well-being of animals with chronic conditions and improving veterinary practice. It aims to equip veterinary professionals with the tools to ensure longevity and satisfaction in their careers and personal lives.

New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) Conference


When: June 19-21, 2024.
Where: Christchurch, New Zealand.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

The NZVA Conference is New Zealand’s only veterinary event covering all aspects of the veterinary landscape, including companion animal, complementary medicine, dairy cattle, epidemiology, food safety, animal welfare, biosecurity, equine, industry, sheep, beef cattle, deer, and veterinary business.

In 2024, the three-day event will be held at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. With a busy lineup of renowned speakers, industry-leading exhibitors, and insightful CE sessions, the NZVA Conference is a must-attend for any veterinary professional.

Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures

Horses running

When: July 21-25, 2024.
Where: Lovedale, Australia.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

If you’re involved in the equine veterinary industry, you’re going to want to make some space in the calendar for this event. The Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures is the biggest week of equine veterinary continuing education in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting more than 200 delegates and a bustling trade show that sells out every year. For many attendees, the lively social events are a highlight of the conference, providing an excellent opportunity to relax and network with suppliers and fellow industry professionals.

In 2024, the Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures takes place at the Rydges Resort Hunter Valley, located in Lovedale, a 30-minute drive from Newcastle.

ANZCVS Vet Science Week

Gold Coast

When: July 25-27, 2024.
: Gold Coast, Australia.
More info
: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

Organized by the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Council, ANZCVS Vet Science Week is a premier event where passionate veterinary professionals gather to exchange knowledge, discuss cutting-edge advancements, and network with peers. From groundbreaking research to practical clinical insights, it's your opportunity to stay ahead in the dynamic field of veterinary science.

The event has been running for 22 years and in 2024 will once again be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, located just a five minute walk from the pristine sands of Broadbeach.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your expertise and make lasting connections in the veterinary community. Join us and unleash your potential at ANZCVS Vet Science Week 2024!

Australian Small Animal Veterinarians (ASAV) Annual Conference

Sunshine Coast

When: August 12-15, 2024.
Where: Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

In 2024, the Australian Veterinary Association is teaming up with the Veterinary Business Group to bring you the 49th ASAV Conference from August 12 to 15, 2024, at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort, Queensland.

Immerse in four days of cutting-edge presentations on respiratory and cardiac topics, and wrap up each day with signature social events, including beach parties and the Awards Gala Dinner. Conclude the conference in style with a farewell pool party and Friday workshops or tours.

With more than 350 veterinary professionals expected to attend, this is an excellent opportunity to network and learn from like-minded individuals from across Australia.

The VET Expo


When: October 24-25, 2024.
here: Melbourne, Australia.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

The VET Expo is Australia’s leading all-in-one veterinary festival. Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the conference is the perfect place to explore the latest developments in the veterinary, animal health, and pet care sectors at an affordable price.

With more than 200 speakers, 19 content tracks, and 100 hours of world-class CE opportunities, the two-day event offers something for the whole veterinary team, whether you’re a veterinarian, vet nurse, vet technician, practice manager, animal scientist, or any other type of animal health professional.

In addition to the quality educational content, you’ll also have the opportunity to discover new technologies, products, and services exhibited by more than 120 leading suppliers, and network with over 4,000 fellow attendees from various walks of the veterinary world.

Melbourne VETWorks


When: November 18-19, 2024.
Where: Melbourne, Australia.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

Get ready to revolutionize your veterinary practice at Melbourne VETWorks - Australia's pioneering team-centered conference!

Dive into cutting-edge advancements in animal health, where nurses and veterinarians present side by side, sharing real-world scenarios and strategies to elevate patient care. Connect with leading experts, network with peers, and stay ahead of the curve in veterinary medicine.

This dynamic two-day event is your gateway to enhancing your team's performance and evolving your clinical practice. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to explore new topics, examine practices, and evolve alongside your team.

In 2024, VETWorks will be held at Rydges Hotel, located in the heart of Melbourne. Register now to be part of this much-anticipated event!

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