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American Veterinary Medicine Assoc (AVMA) Annual Meeting- August 2-6 2019

August 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

AVMA Convention


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Why attend?

AVMA Convention 2019 has something for every background and interest. Everyone is welcome—it’s your convention! Gain an educational edge through best-in-class CE opportunities, including hands-on labs, workshops, panels and lectures taught by experts in veterinary medicine. Network with colleagues, make new friends and discover products and services that will enhance your veterinary practice and career.

Not only can you take advantage of customized CE tracks and the chance to deepen your professional connections, AVMA Convention is also your opportunity to step back from the day-to-day and rekindle your energy and passion for veterinary medicine. We can’t wait to host you in the nation’s capital for a monumental experience that will be enduring, inclusive, inspiring and valuable. What you do, see and experience will stay with you for years to come.

Register now and start planning your AVMA Convention 2019 experience!



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A monumental experience

Immerse yourself in the most complete selection of veterinary CE anywhere. No matter what your interest or area of focus, you will discover it at the AVMA Convention.

Content areas include tracks in:

  • Companion animal medicine
  • Food animal / equine
  • Interactive labs and workshops
  • Posters
  • Practice management
  • Professional development
  • Public and corporate practice
  • Veterinary technology

Something for everyone

Reconnect with old friends, meet new colleagues and bring your family along to enjoy Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital offers plenty of attractions to explore in the evenings, including the National Mall, Smithsonian museums, National Archives and more. Network through special opportunities like alumni receptions and the Live Life, Love All event, and kick back with a Battle of the Bands.

Convince your boss

This toolkit will help you make the case!

Attending AVMA Convention 2019 gives you access to:

  • More than 40 hours of CE with education sessions ranging from the latest medical discoveries to practice management and profitability
  • Exhibit Hall with today’s latest products and solutions
  • Speakers, exhibitors and attendees who are at the forefront of the veterinary profession
  • Networking opportunities with peers, potential partners, suppliers and experts
  • And more!

You will bring back knowledge, trends, connections and inspiration for your organization. However, your boss may still be concerned about cost and time away from the office and clients. So, we’ve developed resources to help you make your case.

2018 AVMA Convention by the numbers

Helps you put your justification into words that will resonate with your boss

Outline your estimated expenses for the trip and help your boss plan to accommodate the budget

What’s the cost?

Full Convention Advance
by June 12
after June 12
AVMA Member Veterinarian $585 $685
AVMA Honor Roll / Retired Member $485 $560
Member of Foreign Veterinary Medical Association $585 $685
AVMA Member 2019 Veterinary Graduate FREE FREE
Recent Graduate 1 – One Time Only 2014-2018 FREE FREE
Veterinary Student 2 FREE $135
Non AVMA Member Veterinarian $810 $910
Veterinary Technician $335 $385
Veterinary Technician Student 2 FREE $135
Non Veterinarian $335 $385
Practice Staff $335 $385
Additional fees apply to Events, Interactive Labs and Workshops

Single Day Advance
by June 12
after June 12
AVMA Member Price Per Day $310 $310
Non AVMA Member Price Per Day $435 $435
Veterinary Technician Price Per Day $235 $235
Non Veterinarian Price Per Day $235 $235
Practice Staff Price Per Day $235 $235
Additional fees apply to Events, Interactive Labs and Workshops
Guests 3
Adults (Age 18 and Over) $95 $95
Children (Under Age 18) FREE FREE

1 AVMA accredited veterinary school graduates, upon joining the AVMA, are eligible for one complimentary AVMA Convention registration within five (5) years from the date of graduation (year of graduation 2014-2018). Eligibility will be verified from AVMA membership records.

2 Students working towards a veterinary degree and Veterinary Technician Students. Non-SAVMA Member Students must present school ID when picking up registration materials onsite.

3 AVMA welcomes the guests and children of attendees to participate in some events. Guests and children are not permitted to attend continuing education (CE) classes.


Convention CE certificates

AVMA offers two types of CE certificates

  • General Certificate of Attendance – Shows the maximum hours of AVMA approved CE credit.
  • Detailed CE Certificate – Lists each attended session title and the total earned CE hours.

If you have questions about which type best meets your needs, check the state veterinary licensing board website for CE criteria.

Information about 2018 CE certificates

2018 CE certificates can be accessed through the AVMA Convention App or from your desktop. You can log into the app using your email address and last name. This year, your sessions and events have been automatically tracked throughout the convention You can email or download your certificate directly from the app or from your desktop.


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How to get your 2018 CE certificates

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August 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am
August 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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