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The Complete Guide to Veterinary Conferences

Ready to add some events to your calendar? In this ebook, we’ve rounded up all the best veterinary conferences 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 2022.

  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.

Takeaway

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 2022.

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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

Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX)

January 14-18, 2023

Orlando, Florida

Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC)

February 16-18, 2023

Columbus, Ohio

Virginia Veterinary Conference (VVC)

February 16-18, 2023

Roanoke, Virginia

Western Veterinary Conference (WVC)

February 19-22, 2023

Las Vegas, Nevada

Austin Vet Show

February 28-March 1, 2023

Austin, Texas

Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA) Annual Conference

April 20-23, 2023

Orlando, Florida

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum

June 15-17, 2023

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Convention

July 6-9, 2023

Québec City, Québec

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention

July 14-18, 2023

Denver, Colorado

Fetch Kansas City

August 26-28, 2022

Kansas City, Missouri

International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS)

September 7-11, 2022

San Antonio, Texas

VetForum USA 2022

September 8-9, 2022

Nashville, Tennessee

Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) Conference

September 8-10, 2022

Orlando, Florida

Connexity

September 14-17, 2022

Nashville, Tennessee

Southwest Veterinary Symposium

September 22-25, 2022

Fort Worth, Texas

International Veterinary Ultrasound Society (IVUSS) Conference

September 26-28, 2022

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference (ACVC)

October 10-12, 2022

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Wild West Vet

October 12-15, 2022

Reno, Nevada

American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Surgery Summit

October 12-14, 2022

Portland, Oregon

CanWest

October 14-18, 2022

Banff, Alberta

American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Conference

October 27-30, 2022

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

New York Vet

November 3-4, 2022

New York City, New York

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)

November 18-22, 2022

San Antonio, Texas

Fetch San Diego

December 2-4, 2022

San Diego, California

Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX)

Orlando skyline

When: January 14-18, 2023.
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.

2023 marks VMX’s 40th anniversary. Expect throwback prices for in-person attendees and a virtual component for those who can’t make it to Orlando.

Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC)

Ohio skyline

When: February 16-18, 2023.
Where
: Columbus, Ohio.
More info
: Official website.
CE hours
: 19.5.

The MVC is the most highly anticipated veterinary conference in the Midwest. Hosted at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the 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, the 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.

Virginia Veterinary Conference (VVC)

Roanoke skyline

When: February 16-18, 2023.
Where: Roanoke, Virginia.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 15.

The VVC is an annual veterinary conference held in Roanoke, Virginia. The 2023 edition of the event will be hosted at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, starting with a welcome reception on Thursday evening followed by keynote speeches and educational sessions kicking off on Friday morning.

Attendees can earn up to 15 CE credits across a variety of tracks, including small animal, food animal, equine, technician, and public practice. Registration covers access to CE sessions, the exhibit hall, conference meals, and online speaker proceedings.

Western Veterinary Conference (WVC)

Las Vegas skyline

When: February 19-22, 2023.
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 40 for technicians; 48 for veterinarians.

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.

Austin Vet Show

Austin

When: February 28-March 1, 2023.
Where: Austin, Texas.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 17.

Looking to get the full conference experience in just 48 hours? The Austin Vet Show could be right up your alley. The two-day event provides 17 hours of quality continuing education hours spread across a range of specialized tracks, as well as a busy schedule of thought-provoking talks delivered by renowned veterinary thought leaders.

With more than 1,200 veterinary professionals and 150 suppliers in attendance, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to connect with peers and explore the latest industry innovations. The Full Conference Pass grants access to all content, including all theaters, the networking reception, the exhibition floor, lunch and beverages, and a whole lot more.

Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA) Annual Conference

Orlando wheel

When: April 20-23, 2023.
Where: Orlando, Florida.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

The FVMA Annual Conference aims to deliver world-class continuing education for every member of the veterinary team.

The annual conference offers hundreds of hours of CE sessions, lectures, wet labs, and workshops, along with a lineup of distinguished speakers and over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest in veterinary technology.

In 2023, the FVMA Annual Conference will be held at the beautiful Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, located just minutes away from the magic of Walt Disney World Resort.

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)

Philadelphia bridge

When: June 15-17, 2023.
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 34.5 for technicians; 37 for veterinarians.

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 four-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.

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Convention

Quebec

When: July 6-9, 2023.
Where: Québec City, Québec.
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 Québec City in 2023.

The event follows a hybrid format, offering access to a total of 100 CE hours for in-person attendees and 40 CE hours for virtual attendees, as well as plenty of social events and opportunities to network with industry experts and fellow convention goers.

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention

Denver

When: July 14-18, 2023.
Where: Denver, Colorado.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 38.

After a COVID-19-induced hiatus, AVMA Convention returned to an in-person event in 2022. In 2023, the convention will take place in Denver, Colorado, 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.

Fetch Kansas City

Kansas City

When: August 26-28, 2022.
Where: Kansas City, Missouri.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

Fetch dvm360 Kansas City is an innovative education experience for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and managers.

Hosted at the beautiful Kansas City Convention Center, the conference delivers more than 40 educational tracks covering just about every aspect of veterinary medicine, including companion animal, equine, exotic, and large animal sessions.

With over 160 hours of continuing education, 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 dvm360 Kansas City.

International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS)

San Antonio

When: September 7-11, 2022.
Where: San Antonio, Texas.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 39.

IVECCS is one of the largest veterinary specialty conferences in the world. In 2022, the event takes place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, a beautiful facility located in downtown San Antonio, Texas.

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 events on offer, including a 5K and fun run , morning yoga sessions, CPR battle, and more.

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VetForum USA 2022

When: September 8-9, 2022.
Where: Nashville, Tennessee.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

VetForum is a global, invite-only conference series that aims to be the most efficient way to meet industry decision makers.

The USA iteration of the event showcases some of the industry’s most innovative products and services, along with the opportunity to learn from a wide range of thought leaders and best-in-class practitioners.

The conference’s signature speed meeting sessions are the ideal way to network and discover new solutions to the industry’s most pressing issues.

Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) Conference

Orlando

When: September 8-10, 2022.
Where: Orlando, Florida.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 16.5 hours.

The VHMA Conference is one of the few events aimed squarely at practice managers.

In 2022, the event will be hosted at Renaissance Orlando, a family-friend resort situated within the SeaWorld complex. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to hone your management skills through a plethora of educational sessions, panel discussions, and networking events, with the possibility of earning up to 16.5 CE hours over the three-day event.

Be sure to check out the Exhibit Hall Happy Hour, where you can enjoy some complimentary drinks and snacks while exploring the latest and greatest veterinary innovations.

Connexity

Nashville

When: September 14-17, 2022.
Where: Nashville, Tennessee.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 18.

Connexity is the annual conference of the American Animal Hospital Association. The event focuses primarily on companion animal medicine as well as the business skills needed to run a successful veterinary practice.

Attendees can earn up to 18 CE credits across a range of medical topics, including medicine, end-of-life care, neurology, working dog guidelines, endocrinology, and antimicrobial resistance; and non-medical topics, including clinic finances, communications, team recruitment and retention, remote work and using technology, and design thinking.

Southwest Veterinary Symposium

Horse and cattle

When: September 22-25, 2022.
Where: Fort Worth, Texas.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 30.

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 Association.

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.

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International Veterinary Ultrasound Society (IVUSS) Conference

Dog ultrasound

When: September 26-28, 2022.
Where: Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 15.

IVUSS is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to providing education, disseminating information, and promoting research in veterinary ultrasonography.

The 2022 iteration of the IVUSS conference will be held at Spruce Point Inn in beautiful Boothbay Harbor, Maine, where attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 15 hours of high-quality continuing education credits and connect with like-minded veterinary professionals.

For those who are unable to attend the event in person, conference sessions will be offered online through to December 30.

Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference (ACVC)

Atlantic City

When: October 10-12, 2022.
Where: Atlantic City, New Jersey.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 16.5 hours.

With a rich history spanning more than 30 years, the annual ACVC remains one of the best ways for veterinary professionals to learn, get inspired, and connect with leading service providers.

Registration gives you access to 41 educational tracks, 160 hours of continuing education, 100 exhibitors, lecture notes, and an abundance of networking opportunities (including breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and receptions). In 2022, ACVC will be held at the award-winning Atlantic City Convention Center, located in the heart of Atlantic City.

Wild West Vet

Reno

When: October 12-15, 2022.
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 three and a half 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 180 veterinary suppliers.

In 2022, Wild West Vet is being held in a new venue, Peppermill Resort Casino, which is providing special room rates for event attendees. This, coupled with the affordable ticket price, makes Wild West Vet accessible for veterinary professionals of all backgrounds.

American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Surgery Summit

Mount Hood

When: October 12-15, 2022.
Where: Portland, Oregon.
More info: Official website.
CPD hours: 17.

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 Oregon Convention Center, one of the largest event venues in the Pacific Northwest, 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.

Enjoy complimentary refreshment breaks and lunch inside the exhibit hall, and take some time to network with fellow attendees during the Scientific Poster Session Reception on Thursday evening.

CanWest

Banff

When: October 14-18, 2022.
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.

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American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Conference

Pittsburgh

When: October 27-30, 2022.
Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 32.5.

The AAFP conference is one of the most comprehensive veterinary events dedicated to feline care. Hosted at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, the theme of this year’s event is ‘Enriching Feline Care & the Veterinary Experience,’ which aims to elevate the standard of medical and surgical care that cats receive.

The conference covers a broad range of topics, including interactions, techniques, and tips for educating caregivers, as well as many medical subjects. Regardless of your role in the practice or your level of experience with cats, AAFP’s educational program ensures that everyone who attends will expand their feline knowledge.

New York Vet Show

New York City

When: November 3-4, 2022.
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.

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American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention

San Antonio sculpture

When: November 18-22, 2022.
Where: San Antonio, Texas.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

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

Now in its 68th 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 2022, the five-day convention takes place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

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Fetch San Diego

San Diego

When: December 2-4, 2022.
Where: San Diego, California.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

Hosted at the San Diego Convention Center, Fetch dvm360 San Diego 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 160 hours of continuing education credits, 49 educational tracks, and over 100 exhibitors from the forefront of the veterinary space. The Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA) hands-on lab and Regional Nerve Blocks hands-on lab are limited to 50 and 25 participants respectively, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

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The 5 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

Society for Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) Congress

January 26-27, 2023

Birmingham, England

British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress

March 23-25, 2023

Manchester, England

British Veterinary Association (BVA) Live

May 11-12, 2023

Birmingham, England

Vet Dynamics Conference

September 22-24, 2022

The Cotswolds, England

London Vet Show

November 17-18, 2022

London, England

Society for Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) Congress

Birmingham

When: January 26-27, 2023.
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 2023 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

Manchester

When: March 23-25, 2023.
Where: Manchester, England.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 18.

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 120 lectures, debates, and interactive sessions.

Collect 18 hours of CE over the three days, 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.

British Veterinary Association (BVA) Live

Dogs running

When: May 11-12, 2023.
Where: Birmingham, England.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 17.

Launched in 2022, BVA Live is a brand new conference that 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 five theaters featuring 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.

Vet Dynamics Conference

The Cotswolds

When: September 22-24, 2022.
Where: The Cotswolds, England.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: 6.

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

In 2022, the annual Vet Dynamics Conference will be held at De Vere Cotswold Water Park, a stunning lakeside hotel nestled in the hearts of The Cotswolds. 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.

London Vet Show

London

When: November 17-18, 2022.
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 400 exhibitors at the forefront of the veterinary industry.

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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

Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Conference

May 28 - June 2, 2023

Adelaide, Australia

New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) Conference

June 28-30, 2023

Wellington, New Zealand

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Veterinary Business Group (VBG) Summit

October 19-21, 2022

Melbourne, Australia

The VET Expo

October 26-27, 2022

Sydney, Australia

Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Conference

Adelaide vineyard

When: May 28-June 2, 2023.
Where: Adelaide, 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 2023, the event will take place at the Adelaide Convention Centre, one of the world’s most modern and technologically advanced venues, conveniently located just a 15-minute drive from Adelaide Airport.

New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) Conference

Wellington

When: June 28-30, 2023.
Where: Wellington, 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 2023, the three-day event will be held at Tākina, Wellington’s newest purpose-built conference venue, which boasts gorgeous architecture, intelligent spaces, and state-of-the-art technology. 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: TBA.
Where: TBA.
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.

The details of the 2023 program are yet to be released. We’ll update this page with new information as it emerges, so be sure to check back soon!

Veterinary Business Group (VBG) Summit

Melbourne

When: October 19-21, 2022.
Where: Melbourne, Australia.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

The VBG Summit is a two-day conference and trade show that primarily focuses on practice management. The theme of this year’s event is “Emergence,” a nod to the challenges and opportunities faced by veterinary practices as they “emerge” into the new post-pandemic business landscape.

Suitable for practice managers and owners of all levels of experience, the VBG Summit delivers the insight you need to manage your workflows with limited staff, adapt to new technologies, and understand the big changes that are coming to the veterinary industry. There’s also a bustling exhibition hall, refreshment breaks each day, and networking drinks on Thursday evening prior to dinner.

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The VET Expo

Sydney Opera House

When: October 26-27, 2022.
W
here: Sydney, Australia.
More info: Official website.
CE hours: Unknown.

The VET Expo is Australia’s leading all-in-one veterinary festival. Held at the ICC Sydney, a 250,000 square meter event space in one of the city’s most vibrant precincts, 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 120 sessions, 15 content tracks, and 50 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 100 leading suppliers, and network with over 2,000 fellow attendees from various walks of the veterinary world.

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