Top 10 Veterinary Conferences of 2023
With the world returning to live events in 2023, there is now an abundance of veterinary conferences, events, and continuing education opportunities for veterinarians, technicians, nurses, practice managers, students, and other industry professionals.
We’ve hand-selected a list of top veterinary conferences in 2023 to help you prioritize your year based on opportunities for training, earning CE credits, and connecting with your colleagues.
You might see Instinct at a few of these shows too!
🌴 Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX)
Couldn’t make it in person this year? Registration for virtual sessions is still available online until March 15, 2023. The 5-day conference featured more than 1200 hours of continuing education. From Small Animal track topics to Large Animal tracks and education tracks for Exotics, Farm Animals, Nurses/Technicians, Practice Management, and Personal Development, VMX covers content for all members of the veterinary team.
When: January 14 - 18, 2023
Where: Orlando, Florida, USA
Estimated attendees: 29,000
🎰 Western Veterinary Conference (WVC)
This year, WVC celebrated its 95th annual conference with sponsored parties, ceremony events, and world-class entertainment. The Vegas-based conference is recognized as one of the biggest gatherings of professionals in veterinary medicine globally. If you didn’t have a chance to attend this year, their RACE-approved CE courses are available throughout the year here.
When: February 19 - 22, 2023
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Estimated attendees: 14,000
🏈 Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC)
Hosted by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, MVC brings together thousands of veterinary professionals every year. No matter your position in the industry, attending this show will be a beneficial learning experience. MVC virtual registration is still available online!
When: February 16 - 18, 2023
Where: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Estimated attendees: 6,400
⚽️ British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA)
BSAVA23 includes over 20 modules and 130+ hours of continuing professional development (CPD) covering a variety of disciplines and learning styles—from lectures and panel discussions to interactive sessions and free practical CPD workshops. All sessions are open to the whole profession, whether you're a nurse, veterinarian, or part of the support team. Delegates with a lecture pass can access program recordings on-demand after the event.
When: March 23 - 25, 2023
Where: Manchester, UK
Estimated attendees: 4,000
🤗 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)
Since 1983, the ACVIM Forum has been the premier conference for advanced, specialist-level education in veterinary internal medicine. Their 40th-anniversary event will occur in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from June 15-17, with their Specialty Symposium scheduled for June 14. You can reconnect with colleagues and friends in this historical city as ACVIM celebrates four decades of bringing the veterinary specialty community together.
When: June 15 - 17, 2023
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Estimated attendees: 2,800
🏔 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
AVMA Convention 2023 is heading west to Denver this summer! The 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.
When: July 14 - 18, 2023
Where: Denver, Colorado, USA
Estimated attendees: 7,000
🏖 Fetch dvm360
Fetch conferences by dvm360 take learning and education to the next level. These conferences offer interactive sessions, 3 keynote presentations, and 6 hours of CE each day for a possible total of 18 CE hours over 3 days. As an attendee, you can plan your schedule from a list of more than 120 sessions covering 10+ tracks, so there is something to offer everyone. More than 55 faculty will provide clear takeaways, resource materials, and strategies to put what you learn into practice.
When: Multiple dates
Where: Charlotte, Kansas City, Long Beach, DC/Arlington, Miami, Nashville, Atlantic City
Estimated attendees: 6,500 (for Kansas City)
⛰ International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS)
IVECCS is one of the world’s largest specialty shows, with over 39 hours of CE offered to its attendees. You can look forward to experienced guest speakers, innovative and progressive workshops, and fun networking events.
When: September 7 - 11, 2023
Where: Denver, Colorado, USA
Estimated attendees: 4,000
🤠 Southwest Veterinary Symposium (SWVS)
This year, the SWVS is celebrating its 20th anniversary! The event provides continuing education for veterinary professionals in the southwest region and across the US. The annual symposium is held in the southwest and includes continuing education, exhibits, interactive labs, and social activities.
Southwest Veterinary Symposium is a partnership of the Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas VMAs, the Oklahoma Veterinary Technician Association, the Arkansas Veterinary Technician Association, and the Veterinary Team Association of Texas.
When: September 21 - 24, 2023
Where: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Estimated attendees: 4,500
🗽 New York Vet Show
With three clinical tracks, a business theater, 2 veterinary technician tracks, a practice operations theater, and sponsor-led workshops, New York Vet has everything you need packed into 2 days. Earn up to 16 hours of RACE-approved CE with leading thinkers, visionaries, and practitioners in small animal medicine.
When: November 2 - 3, 2023
Where: New York NY, USA
Estimated attendees: 3,000
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.