Create your own learning experience
With over 1,000 CE hours available, across varying topic areas, you are in control of your educational experience at WVC’s 89th Annual Conference. Our courses and sessions run the gamut of arsenal-ready education from Small Animal, Equine, Veterinary Technician, Practice Management, Food Animal and Avian & Exotics providing knowledge you can use now.
Network with industry professionals
Where else can you meet 15,000 participants in one place, in a collaborative and motivating environment over five-days? The 2016 Annual Conference saw its highest participant numbers yet and we are preparing for even more participants in 2017.
Enjoy the entertainment capital of the world
Las Vegas has something for everyone and we’ve ensured it’s accessible from the Conference. Enjoy hiking at Red Rock Canyon or experience a Culinary Walking tour. Shop till you drop at the Premium Outlets or take a swing at Topgolf. Explore fine dining and unique restaurant experiences as well as world-class entertainment. With so many options, you and your family will have an amazing experience inside and outside the Conference.
Hear this year’s Keynote Speaker, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore discuss his ongoing life’s work to create the Photo Ark: a showcase of over 6,000 species with more to come. Join us for Hill’s Comedy Night featuring comedian Kathleen Madigan whose career spans over 25 years making audiences laugh. Merck’s Concert at House of Blues with Gary Allan rounds out our headlining talent. This multi-platinum country music star will soulfully rock the stage at the House of Blues. And the best part: it’s all included in your Conference registration.
Participate in Hands-On labs
Optional hands-on labs offer unique learning opportunities at our state-of-the-art facility, the Oquendo Center. Here you can learn the latest techniques to take back to your practice and use immediately.
Still the best CE
For over 89 years, WVC has provided high-quality continuing education led by industry-renowned instructors. Rest assured, any course format you select from Lunch & Learns, Symposia or Breakfast Workshops, is crafted to match a variety of learning styles and environments.
Passion meets education
Bring your passion and we’ll supply the education. We aim to connect, inspire and fuel your passion for animal healthcare over this comprehensive five-day educational event.
Stay connected and keep the conversation going
Keep the conversation going through Connections by reaching out to the people you meet and sharing the knowledge you gain. Connections is WVC’s free online global community where you can exchange, discuss and build on the information you learned at Conference while expanding your networking circle.
Attend the largest Exhibit Hall that rivals none
With over 500 exhibitors showcasing the innovation of the animal healthcare industry, explore new products in the newly renovated New Product Showcase and visit the Learning Lounge for 20 minutes of bite-sized CE: now expanded across three days. Enjoy the return of the Exhibit Hall only hour, the Mixer and scavenger hunt: Vet Detective.
Attending the Annual Conference may be tax deductible
Attending WVC’s 89th Annual Conference may be tax deductible. While your tax professional will be able to guide you, this continuing education learning event could qualify as a deduction.
Stop by the Abaxis booth in the Western Veterinary Conference Exhibit Hall located in the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center Level 1 to see the latest products demonstrating the importance of point-of-care diagnostics. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!