The Top 5 Must-Attend Veterinary Tradeshows in The US
May 22, 2017 By AJ Thakore
Veterinary tradeshows serve a variety of purposes. From educating industry professionals to fulfilling continuing education hours to sharing the latest and greatest technological developments and best practices, tradeshows are the lifeblood of innovation. Take note of the following list, all happening in the next year, and try to make it to at least one of these showstoppers.
Central Veterinary Conference
The Central Veterinary Conference is actually comprised of three separate events – hosted in San Diego, Kansas City and Virginia Beach – offering hundreds of hours of continuing education. Note that dates vary: The Virginia Beach expo takes place May 18-23, while the Kansas City event is held August 25-28 and San Diego goes down December 7-10 2017.
ACVIM Forum 2017
The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine hosts one of the most highly respected veterinary events in the country every year, the AVCIM Forum, held June 8-10 of this year. Comprising an audience of practicing veterinarians, students, technicians and field specialists, the conference is the premier opportunity to learn about internal medicine.
AZA Annual Conference
Not every vet works with companion animals, of course. Many of America’s most highly specialized veterinarians instead focus their efforts on the health and preservation of wildlife from land, ocean and freshwater. Zoo and aquarium professionals have come together at AZA Annual Conference for 80 years, and you can join them September 9-13.
ACVS Surgery Summit
Surgery is not limited to humans, of course. Anyone in the field of animal surgery will benefit from this highly acclaimed conference hosted by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and held October 12-14. Learn about the latest techniques and improve management of every case, from beginning to post-healing.
North American Veterinary Conference
Hosted by the North American Veterinary Community on February 3-7, 2018, this conference combines the best of all worlds with small breakout sessions, larger scientific events, exhibits and more. This conference is excellent for anyone interested in veterinary marketing, as it brings vendors to the forefront and enables connections through a larger variety of social and dining events than most expos offer.
No matter what you’re looking to accomplish this year, one of these events will no doubt help. Check them out and let us know what you’ve decided, or which was your favorite, so we can share your experience!