• The NAVC Conference 2016: Events & Entertainment Schedule

    Join friends, family and colleagues at the NAVC Conference 2016 social events and evening entertainment. Kick up your heels with lively dancing. Or unwind in a Yoga class.

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    See our NAVC Conference 2016 Preliminary Program Guide for more information!


    General Session Featuring Bert Jacobs
    Open to All! • Sponsored by Merial
    9:30 AM • Marriott


    Bert Jacobs combines innovative business lessons, humor and inspired story-telling to weave the compelling story of how he and his brother John, with a combined sum of just $78 in the bank, launched a business that now sells products in over 4,500 retailers nationwide: Life is Good®, Inc. Bert’s lessons on branding, leadership and corporate social responsibility apply to organizations of all sizes. His inspiring story will help you see how optimism can truly take you anywhere in your veterinary career.

    Opening Ceremony with Comedian Brian Regan
    General Session – Open to All! • Sponsored by Hill’s & the NAVC
    7:00 PM • Gaylord


    With the perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian has distinguished himself as one of the top stand-up comics around, whose material is relatable to generations of fans and revered by comedians as the best in the business.


    NAVC Fitness Class: Yoga 
    Yoga – Sunday, January 17 • 6:30 am • Marriott

    Start Sunday morning with serenity during this ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice including exercise, stretching and breathing techniques and relaxing meditation.

    Alumni Receptions
    7:00 PM • Marriott

    Join the Alumni Reception where you can catch up with old friends from previous NAVC Conferences. This event is sponsored by each university’s alumni association and is held specifically for Veterinarians and their families.

    International Delegate Reception
    International Attendees Only
    8:00 PM • Marriott


    International attendees are invited to attend a reception in honor of all international delegates at the NAVC Conference where they can celebrate culture and tradition.

    NAVTA Technician Reception
    Sponsored by Heartgard, Merial and NAVTA
    Open to all Veterinary Technicians
    5:00 PM • Marriott


    NAVC Fitness Class: Zumba
    Open to All!
    5:30 PM • Marriott


    The NAVC Zumba Class will get everyone moving on Monday afternoon! With a mix of Latin and International music and moves, Zumba participants can enjoy a fun, effective workout in the form of a dance fitness party.

    NAVC Concert Series: Sheryl Crow
    Open to All! • Sponsored by Bravecto, Merck Animal Health and NAVC
    7:30 PM • Gaylord


    Free-spirited, fearless and fierce — Sheryl Crow has sold more than 35 million records worldwide, saw the launch of her very own clothing line, Bootheel Trading Co., and is a cancer survivor and passionate humanitarian at the pinnacle of her success. Join us and get moving with this legend of music and nine-time Grammy Award winner.


    Zoobiquity: Bringing Human Science to Animal Science
    Sponsored by Aratana and the NAVC
    7:30 PM • Gaylord

    An evening with Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and science writer Kathryn Bowers, authors of The New York Times bestselling book, Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health. Discover how we’re more connected to our patients than we know.


    Finale Party
    Open to All!
    7:00 PM • Marriott


    The NAVC welcomes all Conference attendees to bid adieu to NAVC Conference 2016 with a fun and energetic farewell celebration.

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