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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 Abdominal Ultrasound for the Progressive Practitioner
  • Basic Abdominal Ultrasound for the General Practitioner
  • Canine Extractions and Complications
  • Case-Based Small Animal Radiograph and Ultrasound Interpretation
  • Common Canine Surgery Procedures
  • Feline Extractions and Complications

  • How to Intubate Almost Any Exotic Companion Mammal
  • Rabbit and Rodent Dentistry
  • RECOVER CPR: Rescuer Certification Workshop – Basic and Advanced Life Support
  • Suturing and Hemostasis: Perfect Your Surgical Skills
  • Trauma: The First 30 Minutes
  • Ultrasound for the Veterinary Nurse and Technician


$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.

  • Beating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
  • Become a Manager Who Stands Out
  • Behavior Management of Avian and Exotic Patients
  • Communication in the Exam Room… Getting the Client to Say YES

  • Evidence-Based Coping Strategies
  • How to Prepare Your Exotic Animal Practice for the Future
  • Radiology Film Reading
  • Should I Cut this Dog? Diagnosing GI Obstruction
  • Stifle Disorders: Ignore, Treat or Refer?

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.

  • Alone and Afraid: Departure/Separation/Crate Anxiety
  • Beyond Aspirin: Advances in Anticoagulant Therapy
  • Creating Self-Care Plans for the Busy Professional
  • Complicated Extractions and Extraction Complications

  • Handling Emergency Ophthalmic Patients: A Primer for the Whole Clinic
  • Periodontal Therapies: Treating the #1 Disease in Your Practice
  • Say Yes to the Meds: Finding the Right Behavior Medications

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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