VMX 2022 Highlights: What’s New in Animal Healthcare in 2022


Dogs, Cats, and Even Reptiles Are Living Longer With A Better Quality Of Life Thanks To Advances In Oncology, New Applications For Acupuncture, Emergency Care And Senior Wellness


ORLANDO, FLJANUARY 20, 2022 The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) wrapped up its 39th annual Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) Wednesday evening, January 19, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Veterinary professionals from around the world attended, in person and virtually, learning breakthrough advances in animal medicine from their peers.

VMX is the world’s largest and most comprehensive annual veterinary conference and expo. More than 500 exhibitors showcased the latest in diagnostic, pharmaceutical, nutrition, products and solutions to help veterinary practices best meet the needs of their animal patients and human clients. 

“VMX is where veterinarians and veterinary nurses and technicians learn the latest in veterinary medicine, diagnostics and treatments, so they can take this knowledge home to provide the best care possible for all animals. It is also the launchpad for major research and product introductions from the world’s leading global veterinary companies and organizations,” said NAVC CEO Gene O’Neill. “We are thankful for the more than 15,000 participants and attendees from our global veterinary community who helped make this another successful year.”


VMX 2022 highlights press release photo - tortoise
Tortoise getting a checkup in a CT Scanner, courtesy of the Saint Louis Zoo.

Helping animals live longer, comfortable, better quality lives was an important area of focus at VMX 2022. Presenters shared the latest technology and medicine for keeping animals of all species healthy as they age. VMX 2022 offered nearly a thousand education sessions covering hundreds of topics as far-reaching as:

  • Equine wound management
  • Decoding your cat 
  • Evidence-based use of probiotics
  • Surgical procedures in zoo animals
  • Canine mitral valve disease
  • Anesthesia and surgery on fish

Click here to see B-roll of VMX 2022 with highlights from select presenters who spoke about breakthroughs in cancer treatment, emergency care, new perspectives in reptile oncology and more at this year’s event.

VMX 2022 offered extracurricular fun and wellness breaks including the Puppy Playground, Cat Nap Café and pilates with puppies.  Radio and television personality Bobby Bones entertained attendees at the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, January 15 while country music artist Gabby Barrett got them dancing at a concert on Monday, January 17.

For event photos, speaker bios and more information about this year’s conference, visit the VMX Virtual Press Center.

VMX returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando January 14-18, 2023.



About the NAVC 

The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing veterinary professionals worldwide. The world’s leading provider of veterinary continuing education, the NAVC delivers essential training, tools and resources for veterinary professionals to stay abreast of advances in animal medicine and provide the best medical care for animals everywhere. Through its commitment to innovation and excellence, the NAVC has developed a diverse portfolio of products and services, including educational events, headlined by VMX, the world’s largest, most comprehensive continuing education conference and launchpad for new products and innovations within the veterinary industry; a robust digital platform for virtual learning and engagement; the veterinary industry’s largest and award-winning portfolio of trade publications; and an advocacy arm which unites the veterinary community and pet lovers. The NAVC was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL. Since 2017, the NAVC has been recognized annually as one of the Top Workplaces by the Orlando Sentinel. To learn more about NAVC’s products and brands, visit https://navc.com/. To see our schedule of upcoming events, visit https://navc.com/calendar/


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