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VMX features 1,200 CE credit hours including 900+ sessions lead by 350+ world-renowned speakers. That means tons of learning options, formats and topics for you to choose from!

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With 130+ total program tracks happening simultaneously throughout the 5-day event, VMX covers content for all members of your team at the world’s largest veterinary event.

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Check out our CE program featuring a wide range of topics including:

  • Aquatic
  • Behavior Management
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Equine
  • Exotics
  • Farm Animal
  • Health & Wellness
  • Infectious Disease

  • Parasitology
  • Pain Management
  • Practice Management
  • Small Ruminants
  • Surgical Techniques
  • Veterinary Acupuncture
  • Veterinary Nurse Tracks
  • and MORE…

Program Add-Ons

To enhance your learning at VMX, sign up for one of these Hands-on Workshops, Rounds, Meet the Professor Luncheons or Behind the Scenes Tours. These experiences offer something a little above and beyond for those who are ready to roll up their sleeves! Here are a few highlights!

Hands-on Workshops

Fees Vary

Perfecting today’s specialized procedures takes practice, and you’ll get plenty of that at these hands-on learning sessions. VMX provides a seasoned instructor and all the tools, supplies and space you need. Arrive ready to get to work refining your techniques. Tight on time, but still want to freshen up or learn a new skill? Choose the Hands-on Workshop-ONLY registration when you can’t fit the entire conference into your schedule.

  • Advanced Cytology Workshop – Presented by Antech
  • Advanced Proficiency Dental Workshop for Veterinary Professionals
  • Applied Anatomy and Surgical Approaches for Common Orthopedic Procedures Workshop
  • Aquatic Animal Diagnostics and Techniques, a “Wet” Workshop
  • Basic Cytology Workshop – Presented by Antech
  • Canine Flexible GI Endoscopy Workshop
  • Clinical Application and Tips for Neurological Exam in the Dog Workshop

  • Common Feline Surgery Procedures Workshop
  • Elevating Care for Osteoarthritis in Cats Workshop – Presented by Zoetis
  • Laparoscopic Spay and Abdominal Exploratory Workshop
  • “Puppy Preschool” – Your Most Important Behavior Service, a Hands-On Workshop
  • Tinkering with Anesthetic Machines 101 Hands-On Workshop
  • Treating the Traumatized Turtle: Advances in Wound Management and Fracture Repair Workshop


$30 Fee

Even the field’s most respected leaders have had their skills put to the test. Join top practitioners as they share how they managed their most unusual or challenging cases in these 2-hour round-table sessions. Limited seating available to allow for free-flowing discussions.

  • Practical Understanding of T Helper Cell Responses in Infectious Disease and New Therapeutics
  • How to Prepare your Exotic Animal Practice for the Future
  • Stifle Disorders: Ignore, Treat, or Refer?
  • The Digital Practice Playbook: Key Steps, Adoption of Digital Health Solutions and Transform Veterinary Practice

  • Supervisors Workshop: Surviving Middle Management
  • Evidence Based Coping Strategies
  • Lame Cats: Feline Orthopedic Case Discussion
  • Recruitment Strategies
  • There Isn’t a Panic Button: Improve Your Practice’s Emergency Response

Meet the Professor Luncheons

$45 Fee

Both enlightening and intimate, this long-standing NAVC tradition lets you break bread, swap stories and share strategies with leading clinicians and like-minded colleagues. In just 90 minutes, you will gain insights and make connections that can enhance your practice for the long run. Limited seating available.

  • Feline Injection Site Sarcomas: Current Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Antibiotic Decision Making for Sepsis
  • 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
  • Creating Self Care Plans for the Busy Professional
  • Feline Soft Tissue Surgery: Ask me anything

Behind the Scenes Tours

Fees Vary

From swimming side-by-side with gentle manatees to getting up close and personal with sea turtles and otters, these exclusive tours offer rare glimpses into animal care on the wild side. Limited to veterinarians and/or veterinary nurses/technicians and their families, unless otherwise noted.

  • Manatee Encounter & Homosassa State Park
  • SeaWorld® Orlando

*No CE credit available for tours

CE Credit Information

A VMX attendee may obtain as many as 42.5 credits by taking advantage of the full slate of scheduled sessions offered over the course of the 5-day conference.

  • 75-minute session = 1.5 CE credit hours
  • 50-minute session = 1 CE credit hour
  • 25-minute session = 0.5 CE credit hour

For more information, contact RACE at +1.877.698.8482 or visit aavsb.org/race.

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