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Plan Your 2024 CE: Top 15 Veterinary Conferences

Plan Your 2024 CE: Top 15 Veterinary Conferences

Whether you're a veterinarian, technician, nurse, practice manager, student, or a veterinary industry professional, 2024 has a wealth of veterinary conferences for you to choose from (way more than 15, if you can believe it). To make your planning more manageable, we've hand-selected a list of top conferences that prioritize attendees and provide opportunities to learn, earn CE credits, and connect with peers. Plus, you’ll see the Instinct Science team at several of these shows, including VMX, WVC, ACVIM, and IVECCS. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for updates!

1. Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX)

Get ready for VMX 2024, one of the biggest events in the veterinary calendar, where you’ll experience 5 action-packed days of learning, networking, and fun. This world-fair-style CE event features a wide range of exhibits, innovations, and knowledge-sharing opportunities, as well as thrilling entertainment at every turn. With over 1,200 hours of CE and hundreds of program tracks, VMX covers relevant topics for every member of the veterinary team, from dentistry to critical care and much more. You'll have tons of learning options, formats, and experiences to choose from. Plus, stop by the Instinct booth while you’re there to get a demo of our full EMR.

When: January 13 - 17, 2024

Where: Orlando, Florida, USA

Estimated Attendees: 29,000

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2. Western Veterinary Conference (WVC)

Discover the best in veterinary education and industry innovations at WVC’s annual conference, one of the largest and oldest veterinary conferences in the US. With hundreds of educational opportunities including lectures, hands-on CE labs, and drop-in learning sessions, WVC is the place to be. Catch up on the latest industry trends and innovations in the packed exhibit hall, and enjoy Vegas-style entertainment throughout your conference experience. Be sure to visit the Instinct booth while you’re there!

When: February 18 - 21, 2024

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Estimated Attendees: 14,000

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3. Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC)

With a diverse range of educational sessions, the 2024 MVC promises to cater to the needs of all veterinary professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops on topics ranging from small animal medicine to equine surgery, as well as participate in hands-on training sessions. MVC also offers a chance for attendees to network with like-minded professionals during a variety of social events. Overall, the 2024 MVC promises to be an unforgettable experience for all attendees, offering a unique opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with the best and brightest in the veterinary industry.

When: February 22 - 24, 2024

Where: Columbus, Ohio, USA

Estimated attendees: 6,400

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4. British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA)

Experience an inspiring and enriching learning opportunity at BSAVA Congress, a must-attend event for veterinary professionals in and outside of the UK. The program offers over 130 hours of CPD, catering to various learning styles, from lectures and panel discussions to interactive sessions and practical workshops. The best part? The program is open to any veterinary professionals, including nurses, veterinarians, and practice support teams.

When: March 21 - 23, 2024

Where: Manchester, UK

Estimated attendees: 4,000

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5. The Uncharted Veterinary Conference

Looking for a smaller, more exclusive CE experience? Look no further. This members-only event series is focused on business and marketing strategy, conflict resolution, leadership skills, and practice culture to grow and develop veterinary professionals into the best leaders, managers, and communicators they can be. This conference is a hyper-focused, interactive, workshop-style learning experience where you’ll get hands-on practice dealing with the things that are challenging you in practice right now. Sign up for an Uncharted membership to get access to this event and other targeted seminars, virtual CE, and more.

When: April 18 - 20, 2024

Where: Greenville, South Carolina, USA

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6. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)

ACVIM’s annual conference is focused on specialist-level learning in cardiology, large animal internal medicine, neurology, nutrition, oncology, and small animal internal medicine, as well as multispecialty topics including business, leadership and communications, education and research, well-being, and more. You can find tracks specific to veterinary technicians and hundreds of scientific research abstracts. In between these specialty-focused sessions, you’ll have opportunities to connect with a community of like-minded individuals with a variety of networking opportunities curated for veterinary professionals.

When: June 6-8, 2024

Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Estimated attendees: 2,800

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7. American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

AVMA Convention 2024 will be heating up in Austin, Texas. AVMA Convention offers 600 hours of high-quality CE, highly rated special events, and innovative solutions. Select sessions will stream live and be available on demand following the convention. Although registration isn’t open as of December 2023, you can sign up here to be the first to know when it does!

When: June 21-25, 2024

Where: Austin, Texas, USA

Estimated attendees: 7,500

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8. VETgirl U

Get ready to be blown away by a unique educational event in New Orleans, brought to you by VETgirl. With engaging, case-based lectures presented by the brightest minds in the profession, it's an experience you don't want to miss. But it's not all work. You’ll also get a number of opportunities to enjoy the rich cultural experience and excitement that this vibrant city has to offer while you connect with colleagues and recharge.

When: June 27-30, 2024

Where: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Estimated attendees: 1,000

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9. Fetch dvm360

Fetch dvm360 events aim to empower you to improve your quality of life both inside and outside of your practice, whilst also making a positive impact on animal welfare. Each event provides high-quality continuing education tailored to help you tackle the biggest challenges at every level of veterinary practice. Top experts in veterinary medicine are ready to help you take your career to the next level.

When: Multiple dates from March to December 2024

Where: Charlotte, Kansas City, Long Beach, Atlantic City

Estimated attendees: 6,500 (for Kansas City) 

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10. International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS)

IVECCS is one of the world’s largest specialty shows, with over 40 hours of CE offered to its attendees. You can look forward to more than 50 experienced guest speakers, innovative and progressive workshops, and a slate of exciting networking events. Details haven’t been announced for the 2024 show just yet, so bookmark their page and watch for updates. You can always count on an Instinct booth at IVECCS! Hope to see you there!

When: September 7 - 11, 2024

Where: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Estimated attendees: 4,000

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11. Southwest Veterinary Symposium (SWVS)

The annual Southwest Veterinary Symposium offers veterinary professionals in the Southwest region and across the United States an opportunity to engage in continuing education, exhibits, interactive labs, and social activities. This event is a joint effort by the Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas VMAs, alongside the Oklahoma Veterinary Technician Association, Arkansas Veterinary Technician Association, and the Veterinary Team Association of Texas.

When: September 26 - 29, 2024 

Where: Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Estimated attendees: 4,500

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12. Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC)

Hosted by the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference is a yearly event that offers a unique chance to delve into the world of veterinary medicine. Attendees can expect to engage with experts in the medical and pharmaceutical fields, as well as professionals in veterinary and animal care. With a focus on the latest advancements in the industry, PNWVC brings together industry professionals, academics, and trade workers to share their knowledge and expertise.

When: September 27 - 29, 2024 

Where: Tacoma, Washington, USA

Estimated attendees: 1,300

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13. New York Vet Show

Experience everything you need in only 2 days at New York Vet. This show offers a comprehensive program that includes 4 clinical tracks, a veterinary technician track, a USDA National Veterinary Accreditation theater, and sponsor-led workshops. In this convenient 2-day format, you can earn up to 16 hours of RACE-approved CE while engaging with eminent thinkers, visionaries, and practitioners in small animal medicine.

When: November 7 - 8, 2024

Where: New York, New York, USA

Estimated attendees: 3,000

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14. London Vet Show

Don't miss out on your chance to connect with some of the brightest minds and innovators in veterinary medicine. Not to mention, the London Vet Show offers 17 hours of CPD-accredited certification, which means you can start the year off right by ensuring your CPD is taken care of. With over 250 hours of content available, there's a wide range of sessions to choose from, including small and large animal medicine, exotics, farm, equine, practice management, veterinary nursing, and industry innovations.

When: November 14 - 15, 2024

Where: Excel, London

Estimated attendees: 4,000

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15. Veterinary Innovation Summit (VIS)

VIS is the perfect platform to connect with veterinary professionals, cultivate transformative ideas, and drive positive change for the industry. Get inspired and motivated to make a difference in the industry with this slate of thought-provoking topics, engaging keynotes, and innovative exhibits.

When: TBD

Where: TBD

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We hope to see you at one of these great events this year! But if you'd like to learn more about what Instinct can do for your practice NOW, sign up for a virtual demo—no plane ticket required.