The Show You Attend MATTERS.

Need Help Convincing Your Boss to Send You to WVC?
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3 Steps to Help You
Make Your Case ...

  1. Do Your Research

    Identify the event you think would add the most value to you and your practice. Review the program offerings, research the costs involved in attending, but also look for takeaways that will allow you to learn new skills that can immediately be applied at your practice and help take your career to the next level, such as hands-on labs, workshops, and learning from industry-revered speakers.

  2. Show the Value

    Attending a conference or event can be a significant investment for your employer, but can also reap dividends in knowledge and new skills that can directly benefit the practice. Be sure to note early registration price breaks, travel and airline discounts, and book at a partner hotel to increase your opportunity for savings. But value isn't always monetary. Another benefit to attending a conference is they bring people and companies together with similar interests. Explore exhibitors inside the hall, reviewing products and services that might support or enhance the practice and seek out receptions and events to connect with like-minded professionals.

  3. Start the Conversation

    With this background information, start planning your proposal. Identify the key decision maker within your practice or organization. Be sure to review the attached letter template we've provided that outlines key points and includes an expense worksheet to help calculate projected costs. Present your boss with a timeline, suggested hotel accommodations, and offer to debrief the team upon returning, showing that your attendance benefits the entire practice.

    Download a 'Convince Your Boss' Letter


"Excellent value - many lecture hours, great diversity in topics, very reasonably priced for the amount of continuing education, good speakers, EXTREMELY friendly and helpful hallway staff. And you can't beat Vegas."

- 2018 WVC Annual Conference Participant



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Need More Convincing? Here's 5 More Reasons to Attend! ...

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Discover New Products
    Over 550 exhibitors offering the most innovative services and products to immediately improve your care and your practice.
  5. 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.

"Great conference experience. This was my first conference as a new veterinarian and I had a great time learning from the labs, lectures, and exhibit booths."

- 2018 WVC Annual Conference Participant


"High quality educational experience that provides not only convenience and a wide-breadth of topics for veterinarians such as myself but also plenty of opportunities and overlap in topics for other members of the veterinary team (i.e. technician, practice manager, etc)."

- 2018 WVC Annual Conference Participant

$ave with Advance Registration Pricing ...

Veterinarian $520* ($90 savings)

Veterinary Technician $350* ($75 savings)
Veterinary Assistant
Administrative Staff
Practice Manager
General Attendee (NO CE)


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November 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019

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February 1, 2019 to February 20, 2019

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