veterinary technicians

You are committed to supporting your patients and improving their wellbeing and quality of life every day.

Caring and capable veterinary nurses are the heart of a veterinary practice. In many cases, your face is the first that patients see.

Just as your team relies on you to make patients feel comfortable and cared for, you can rely on the NAVC to help make you feel confident on the job, every single day.

If you’re a veterinary nurse, attending VMX: Veterinary Meeting & Expo will help strengthen your practical skills, increase your knowledge, join a supportive community and enhance the experience for every patient that visits your practice.

As always, Veterinary Nurses/Technicians are invited to attend all veterinary-focused sessions at VMX.*

*Not including paid add-on workshops, rounds and luncheons identified as veterinary-specific.

Plus, have you heard!? Registration prices have been LOWERED for the first time ever. Oh yes we did! Register by November 4 to SAVE with early registration discounts!

What’s New or Noteworthy at VMX 2020?

  • Special guests for the 2020 event include presenters Temple Grandin, Veterinary Psychologist Nadine Hamilton and entertainers, Jake Owen, Terry Crews and Howie Mandel.
  • New personal development and wellness tracks focusing on YOU and your wellbeing.
  • On-site Fear Free Certified® workshop

Back By Popular Demand

  • Dedicated lounge for veterinary nurses
  • Industry lunch and learn sessions throughout the conference
  • Hundreds of focused sessions and all-day tracks, including:
    • Veterinary Nurse Career, Certifications, and Business Panel
    • Veterinary Nurse-Turned-Manager Survival Tips
    • Expert Clinical Topics by Top Level Veterinary Technician Specialists

Inside the Industry’s Largest Veterinary Marketplace

Browse 700+ exhibiting companies, including 20+ veterinary startups at the VMX Expo Hall. Shop for products and catch some extra learning at the Learning Theaters. You’ll also find lots of swag and chances to win prizes, too!

Want More?

Enhance your learning by adding a Hands-on Workshop, Round, Meet the Professor Luncheon or the Hospital Design program to your VMX registration. These add-ons are selling out at record pace, this year, so reserve them early to save your spot!

Hands-On Workshops*

  • Basic Cytology / Advanced Cytology
  • Advanced Proficiency Dental
  • Analgesia for “Blockheads” – Dental Nerve Blocks Workshop
  • Assisted Feeding Workshop – Feeding Tubes, Nursing Care & More
  • Canine and Feline Dental Radiology Simplified!
  • Clinical Application & Tips for Neurological Exam in the Dog
  • Comprehensive Emergency and Critical Care Procedures Workshop
  • Fear Free Certification & Hands-on Workshop
  • Feline Osteoarthritis Examination – Presented by: Zoetis
  • How to Intubate Almost Any Exotic Companion Mammal
  • “Puppy Preschool” – Your Most Important Behavior Service
  • Recover CPR: Instructor Certification / Rescuer Certification – Basic & Advanced Life Support
  • Refining Your Skills in Canine Lameness Exam
  • Regenerative Medicine and Intra-Articular Injection
  • Tinkering with Anesthetic Machines 101
  • Treating the Traumatized Turtle: Advances in Wound Management and Fracture Repair
  • Ultrasound for the Veterinary Nurse and Technician Workshop


  • Feline Injection Site Sarcomas: Current Diagnosis and Treatment
  • The Diagnostic Assay Buffet: How to Avoid Indigestion
  • Patella Luxation: Surgical Case Selection and Technique Tips
  • Anesthesia Ventilators 101
  • Beyond Aspirin: Advances in Anticoagulant Therapy
  • The Business of Dentistry: The Synergy of Quality and Profitability
  • Feline Soft Tissue Surgery: Ask me anything


  • Practical Understanding of T Helper Cell Responses in Infectious Disease and New Therapeutics
  • The C.O.R.E. Dental Procedure
  • How to Prepare your Exotic Animal Practice for the Future
  • The Digital Practice Playbook: Key Steps, Adoption of Digital Health Solutions and Transform Veterinary Practice
  • Supervisors Workshop: Surviving Middle Management
  • Evidence-Based Coping Strategies
  • Recruitment Strategies
  • There Isn’t a Panic Button: Improve Your Practice’s Emergency Response

*Additional fees apply. Preregistration required.

Haven’t registered for VMX yet? Register now!

Register now for VMX 2020, the world’s leading veterinary event, in sunny Orlando this January. With 1,200+ CE credit hours, 700+ exhibitors and 17,000+ veterinary professionals and guests from around the world, you won’t want to miss it! Protection Status