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Best Veterinary conferences (2023) – For Practice Owners

Best Veterinary conferences(2023)

If you’re a veterinary professional and you’re not attending one of these conferences, you’re missing out on big learning opportunities. Here are the best veterinary conferences for practice owners in 2023.

We know that as a vet practice owner, you have your hands full. You’re responsible for all the day-to-day tasks of running your practice, but you also have to make time to stay updated on the latest veterinary news and trends. And let’s face it: running your own practice isn’t always peaches and cream. How can you get and stay profitable? Keep up with the latest information? Stay on top of things?

Fortunately, there are plenty of conferences out there designed specifically for vet practice owners like yourself.

These events allow you to meet other vets who have been in your shoes, learn the latest innovations from experts, get your questions answered, network with colleagues, discover potential business partners, rub elbows with your favorite pet-food company, and more.

Read on to discover a list of some of our picks for the best veterinary conferences to attend in 2023.

Spoiler Alert: These events are sure to give you some fresh ideas to take back to your clinic.

Check them out below!

AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference 2023

Theme: Leadership in a New Era

For practice owners looking to gain leadership development skills in North America as well as networking connections, and continuing education(CE) opportunities, the Veterinary Leadership Conference (VLC) is one of the best conferences to attend.

Remark: Especially relevant for practice owners at all levels looking to build relationships with the AVMA and sister bodies.

VMX (Veterinary Meeting & Expo)

This year the VMX will be celebrating 40! The conference offers attendees a rare opportunity to learn, network, and build relationships with other veterinary professionals. And did we mention it offers 940+ hrs CE both in-person and virtual? That’s right.

  • Conference Date: January 14-18, 2023. https://navc.com/vmx/
  • Conference Host: North American Veterinary Community.
  • Conference Format: In-person & Virtual.
  • Conference Location: Orlando, Florida.
  • CE: Over 1,200 hours
  • Website: https://navc.com/vmx/live/
  • Price: Prices start at $125 for early registration; Virtual Only Pass – $495

Remark: It’s one of our top recommendations for practice owners and other animal healthcare professionals looking for a vet conference.

Virtual Congress 2023

For over a decade, The Webinar Vet’s Virtual Congress has been the go-to online veterinary event where vets from every walk of life come together to learn and share what they know with their peers.

  • Conference Date: February 6-10, 2023.
  • Conference Host: The Webinar Vet.
  • Conference Format: Exclusively Virtual.
  • Conference Location: Online.
  • Website: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/pages/virtual-congress-2023/
  • Price: the standard ticket is Free; £79 for a Gold Ticket (Includes everything in the regular ticket plus additional perks).

Remark: Ideal for vet practitioners and healthcare professionals looking for the perfect online conferences that will keep you up to date with the latest tips and developments in the world of veterinary medicine.

Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) Annual Conference

Take advantage of ample networking time to connect with colleagues at the Western Veterinary Conference 2023. You’ll find delicious meals, keynote speakers, continuing education sessions, workshops, and symposia that offer something for everyone- from students to seasoned vets looking to brush up on their knowledge.

Remark: If you’re a vet practitioner that likes conferences that offer specialized hands-on labs, this is the veterinary conference for you. Also great for veterinary managers and technicians.

Vet Show Austin 2023

CloserStill Media’s  Vet Shows are designed to give you and your team everything you need to succeed in your careers, from simple clinical information to advanced research and case studies. You’ll be able to access our CVPM-approved content for practice managers and owners in a dedicated “Business Theatre” , and Vet Techs will have their own dedicated Vet Tech Theatre.

Whether you’re an ophthalmologist, dermatologist, or something else entirely you can find exactly what you need at the next event.

  • Conference Date: February 28 – March 1, 2023.
  • Conference Host: CloserStill Media.
  • Conference Format: Exclusively In-person.
  • Conference Location: Austin, Texas.
  • Website: us.vetshow.com/austin

Remarks: Vet practice owners should not miss one of these shows.

American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Annual Conference & Iverson Bell Symposium (Catalyze 2023)

The AAVMC’s annual Conference is a forum for the nation’s top veterinary educators and other leaders from the veterinary medical profession to come together and exchange ideas and see what’s new in their world. The event features lectures, discussions, and networking sessions that are  all designed to better equip you with the tools you need to succeed in your field. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet some of the most respected thought leaders in the industry, who will share their knowledge and experiences with you in order to help you grow as well.

  • Conference Date: March 9 – 11, 2023.
  • Conference Host: American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
  • Conference Format: Exclusively In-person.
  • Conference Location: Washington, DC.
  • More Information: https://www.aavmc.org/news/conferences-meetings/

Pain Management Forum(PMF) 2023

Have you ever wished you could go to a conference where you can learn about the latest advancements in pain management? Well, now you can! The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) together with the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians(AARV) is excited to invite you to the second annual Pain Management Forum(PMF). You’re sure to leave with some great new tips and tricks that will keep your patients in great health and spirits.

Remarks: A must-attend for all specialty veterinarians, general practice owners, veterinary technicians/nurses, vet students, researchers, and others keen on animal welfare from around the world to come together and discuss how pain can be effectively handled in animal patients.

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) Symposium 2023

If you are looking for some serious veterinary know-how, get yourself to the ABVP Symposium. The best of the best in specialist veterinary medical care will be there – and they’ll all be pumped up on knowledge and ready to share it with you. The breadth and depth of this program will impress even the most seasoned vet.

  • Conference Date: April 20-23, 2023.
  • Conference Host: ABVP.
  • Conference Format: Exclusively In-Person.
  • Conference Location: Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Website: https://abvp.com/symposium

Remarks: Vet practice owners, animal care specialists, and support staff working looking to sharpen their edge in the field of specialist veterinary medicine.

Vet Show Chicago 2023

Blending the education you need in various specialized tracks with a sustainable networking experience, the Vet show is conceived to drive more collaboration in the veterinary industry.

  • Conference Date: May18-19, 2023.
  • Conference Host: CloserStill Media.
  • Conference Format: Exclusively In-person.
  • Conference Location: Chicago, Illinois.
  • Website: us.vetshow.com/chicago

Remarks: Looking for an ideal vet conference that provides tremendous networking opportunities? Join hundreds of veterinary and animal healthcare professionals at this conference.

American Veterinary Medical Association(AVMA) Convention 2023

The AVMA Convention will feature the most advanced information on how to handle common and rare cases, how to enhance client loyalty and discussions on the latest developments in veterinary medicine. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive veterinary conference.

Remarks: Highly recommended for every veterinarian, vet practice owner, and other professionals in the field of animal healthcare.

2023 Southwest Veterinary Symposium(SWVS)

The southwest region’s premier event for veterinary professionals and practice owners offers education, exhibits, interactive labs, and social activities. If you’re a vet practice owner in Southwest – Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas this is a conference you shouldn’t miss.

  • Conference Date: September 21-24, 2023.
  • Conference Host: SWVS.
  • Conference Format: Exclusively In-person.
  • Conference Location: San Antonio, Texas.
  • CE:29; extra CE hours are also available when you buy ticketed events.
  • More information: swvs.org/swvs-2021/futuredates

Remarks – Highly recommended for veterinarians, vet technicians, veterinary assistants, vet students and technicians, and other support staff and business professionals that supply goods and services in the industry.

Vet Forum USA 2023

This forum features a very well-chosen list of veterinary industry leaders and professionals, so you know you’ll be meeting the right people.

Remarks: This event is a must for any practice owner who wants to meet and network with a wide variety of top industry professionals.

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Conference 2023

Are you a feline specialist? Or do you own a small animal vet practice? Then, you’ll want to be there for this one! You’r not going to want to miss out on the very best in feline veterinary medicine and care.

Remarks: Ideal for feline practitioners.

Conclusion

If you are an owner who is looking for the top conferences for your practice, this list is a good place to start. We do our best to bring you the latest in veterinary conferences, so keep an eye out for more information as it becomes available.

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