Veterinary Technicians Matter

Enjoy exclusive education & events designed just for you! Whether you’re taking X-rays or collecting records, every task you perform as a veterinary technician matter to the overall health of your patients and your practice. That’s why the quality of the continuing education you receive matters, too. WVC Annual Conference 2019 offers the opportunity to grow your career with cutting-edge education sessions, exclusive networking events and innovative solutions designed to address the specific needs of your profession.



Earn All Required Credits in Just Four Days

With your busy schedule it’s important to make the most of your time away from your practice. Earn all required credits just four days, with hundreds of varied sessions to choose from.


Increase Knowledge and Sharpen Skills

Educate yourself with trainings offered in diagnostic, behavioral, and management sessions and labs, taught by world-renowned leaders in veterinary medicine.


Connect with the Entire Veterinary Community

Share ideas and inspiration with 14,000 of your peers and leading experts in the veterinary field—from classroom workshops and hands-on labs to show floor receptions and social events— this is where the brightest minds in veterinary medicine come together.


Enhance Proficiency to Improve Patient Care

Participate in hands-on exercises that translate to new skills that you can incorporate into your own practice right away.


Discover New Products

Over 550 exhibitors offering the most innovative services and products to immediately improve your care and your practice.


An Education Experience You Can't Afford to Miss

Don’t Let Costs Get in Your Way. WVC offers reduced registration rates for veterinary technicians and flexible payment options through PayPal Credit. Plus, affordable lodging options available near the conference headquarters at Mandalay Bay.

Education Tracks Just for Veterinary Technicians ...

Gain valuable knowledge about this year’s trends and the latest research while you earn up to 48 CE credits. Education tracks focus on all the facets of your role, from emergency and critical care to communications and dentistry. Standout sessions include:


Industry Leading Speakers ...

Hear seasoned professionals from across the country discuss their fields of expertise. This year’s speakers will provide insights on topics including professional development, cardiology, emergency and critical care, surgery and rehabilitation.

  • Ann Wortinger, LVT, BS, VTS (E&CC), VTS (Nutrition), VTS (SAIM)
  • Candice Hoerner, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
  • Tasha McNerney, RVT, CVPP, VTS (Anesthesia)
  • Kenichiro Yagi, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), MS


The Show You Attend Matters


Immersive Hands-on Training ...

Enhance specific skillsets and learn by doing with lab sessions at the state-of-the-art Oquendo Center. Leading instructors provide step-by-step instruction, so that you leave feeling confident and ready to put your new knowledge into practice.


Veterinary Technician Reception & Headliner Entertainment Events ...

Mingle with others in your profession while you enjoy music, complementary food and beverages at this event just for veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants. Stick around, free of charge, and groove to the sounds of the Spazmatics at Party for a Purpose, a fundraiser for Noah’s Animal House.

  • Veterinary Technician Reception* | Monday, Feb 18, 7:30-9:00p
  • Party for a Purpose* | Monday, Feb 18, 9:00p-12:00a
  • Tuesday night concert with GRAMMY award winner, Keith Urban | Tuesday, Feb 19, 8:00p, Sponsored by Merck & WVC
  • Hill's presents Mayim Bialik on Sunday, Feb 17, 7:00p
    Animal lover Mayim Bialik discusses being a scientist, 
    playing one on The Big Bang Theory, and being a lover of animals.

*Must be 21 years or older to participate.

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