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Our exclusive VMX entertainment, including concerts, receptions, guest speakers and special social gatherings offer fun for you and your peers, all included in your registration.

Saturday, January 19

General Session Featuring Rob Lowe | 10:30 AM

Known for his teen idol performances in The Outsiders, Oxford Blues and About LastNight, and more recent television hits, The West Wing, Parks & Recreation and Code Black, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rob Lowe brings his charm and charismatic talent to the stage at the VMX 2019 Saturday morning General Session.

Badge required.

10:30 AM
Hyatt Regency
Open to All

Sponsored by Zoetis and Mars Petcare

Opening Ceremony Featuring Brooke Shields | 7:00 PM

You’ve seen critically-acclaimed American actress and model Brooke Shields in Suddeny Susan, The Blue Lagoon, Law & Order and on countless magazine covers for decades, and NOW she’s debuting at VMX 2019 at the Saturday night Opening Ceremony! Get to know her, not only as an award-winning model and actress, but as a mom, animal lover, writer and overcomer. She’ll share about her struggles with postpartum depression and what she’s doing now to remove the stigma around mental health.

7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency
Open to All

Sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Sunday, January 20

Fun(d) Run with Your Pet | 6:30 AM

Join NAVC and IDEXX this year outside the Orange County Convention Center South Concourse in the Watson Lot (between the Hyatt Hotel and the OCCC South Concourse) to run with your pet and support the WSAVA Foundation! Each registrant will receive a Fun(d) Run Bag and T Shirt, which we encourage you to wear on race day.

For those of you who want to join the fun and don’t have a pet or are unable to bring your pet, you can share the love and run with a rescued shelter dog from Pet Rescue by Judy and who knows… you might spark a connection and choose to make them yours furrever!

Cost: $35 per human, pets run FREE!
Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: Run starts promptly at 6:30 AM
Location: Outside Orange County Convention Center South Concourse in the Watson Lot (between the Hyatt Hotel and the OCCC South Concourse)

After the race all runners can enjoy a small and short private party featuring a light breakfast and snacks.

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Sponsored by IDEXX

Alumni Receptions | 7:00 PM

Renew old friendships at VMX Alumni Receptions, sponsored by each university’s alumni association for veterinarians and their families. Participating universities and room locations will be listed below closer to VMX.

7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency

Monday, January 21

Concert Series Featuring Little Big Town | 8:00 PM

What better way to celebrate your Orlando, Florida CE Experience than letting your hair down after a day of learning! Join us for an incredible concert event and sing along with Little Big Town’s most popular singles: Pontoon, Girl Crush, Better Man, Boondocks, Bring It On Home, Little White Church, Tornado and Day Drinking!

Badge required.

8:00 PM
Hyatt Regency
Open to All

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

Tuesday, January 22

See Lucky Dog's Brandon McMillan | 7:00 PM

An internationally-respected celebrity animal trainer and award-winning host of the show “Lucky Dog,” Brandon McMillan knows a thing or two about animal training and rescue. He has a lifetime of experience with wild and domestic animals of all shapes and sizes and a deep love for rescuing dogs and giving them a purpose in life. Whether he’s training service dogs for disabled veterans as part of his Foundation, Argus Service Dog, or working with shelter pets, McMillan knows that keeping animals healthy is the priority. Hear his story Tuesday night at VMX.

7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency, Regency Ballroom
Open to All

Sponsored by Nutramax Laboratories

Wednesday, January 23

VMX Homecoming | 7:00 PM

All attendees are invited to celebrate the completion of VMX 2019 with a themed event!

7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency
Open to All

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