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2017

Keynote Speakers Announced – Women’s Veterinary Summit

February 1, 2017 – Registration for the second annual WVC Women’s Veterinary Summit (WVS) launches today with the announcement of keynote speakers Staci Columbo Alonso (below left) and Elizabeth … Read More

2016

WVC Expands Continuing Education Program in 2017

November 14, 2016 –WVC announced its 2017 continuing education curriculum at its state-of-the-art clinical facility, Oquendo Center in Las Vegas. WVC’s commitment to provide year-round education “Betsy” Charles, DVM, MA … Read More

WVC Appoints New Treasurer to its Board of Directors 

Oct 11, 2016 – David Stearns, RVT has assumed the role of Treasurer on the WVC Board of Directors, taking over from former board member and Treasurer James Peddie, DVM who retired from his duties in August 2016. Mr. Stearns currently manages … Read More

WVC Announces Early Bird Registration and Impressive Line-Up for its 89th Annual Conference 

September 22, 2016 – WVC has released the preliminary program for the 89th Annual Conference March 5-9, 2017 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The educational extravaganza themed Passion Meets Education … Read More

The WVC Women’s Veterinary Summit a Hit Among Veterinary Professionals

July 26, 2016 – The inaugural WVC Women’s Veterinary Summit (WVS) welcomed 50 participants to the Oquendo Center on July 17 and 18. This event invited … Read More

WVC Sells Out Veterinary Technician Symposium for the Second Year

July 19, 2016 – The second annual WVC Veterinary Technician Symposium welcomed another sold-out crowd to the Oquendo Center in Las Vegas from June 27 – 29, with over … Read More

WVC Launches Destination CE, a New Continuing Education Program

June 1, 2016 – WVC announced today the launch of Destination CE, an ongoing program providing participants the chance to earn continuing education (CE) in a new and exciting destination each year. The program kicks off … Read More

WVC Announces 2016 Continuing Educators of the Year

May 26, 2016 – WVC has revealed the six recipients of its annual Continuing Educators of the Year awards, which recognizes instructors at the Dr. Randall G. Ezell 88th Annual Conference in … Read More

WVC Reveals New and Updated Online Resources for Veterinary Community

May 26, 2016 – Subscribers to WVC’s Learning Library may have recently noticed a new look and feel for this robust educational resource, which offers access to training videos, audio recordings, presentations, podcasts, notes and  … Read More

WVC and NAVTA Join Forces for Veterinary Technician Symposium

May 4, 2016 – After a sold-out event in 2015, the WVC Veterinary Technician Symposium returns to the Oquendo Center in Las Vegas from June 27 – 29. WVC has partnered with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA)  … Read More

WVC Welcomes New President, Joe M. Howell, DVM

April 14, 2016 – Joe M. Howell, DVM, was elected president of WVC at the WVC Dr. Randall G. Ezell 88th Annual Conference, held March 6–10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Dr. Howell is a companion animal practitioner, former … Read More

WVC Announces Inaugural Women’s Veterinary Summit

April 6, 2016 – The WVC Women’s Veterinary Summit (WVS) will be held July 17 and 18 at the Oquendo Center in Las Vegas. The two-day event is expected to draw over 150 participants whowill have the chance to hear from inspirational … Read More

WVC Annual Conference Wraps its 88th Year

March 15, 2016 – Thousands of veterinary professionals descended upon Las Vegas for the WVC Dr. Randall G. Ezell 88th Annual Conference, held March 6–10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The organization’s flagship event made its … Read More

 

2015

WVC Announces Year-Round Lineup: 2016 Continuing Education

December 16, 2015 – WVC announced today a full lineup of continuing education (CE) opportunities available in 2016, including hands-on labs offered at the Oquendo Center in Las Vegas and courses in four new cities for the On The … Read More

WVC Gears Up for 88th Annual Conference in Las Vegas

December 2, 2015 – One of the world’s largest veterinary continuing education (CE) events is expected to attract nearly 15,000 veterinary professionals to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from March 6–10 … Read More

WVC Honors veterinary practitioner, teacher and leader Dr. Bruce Wren

OCtober 23, 2015 – WVC is pleased to announce the naming of its Food Animal Incentive Awards after W. Bruce Wren, DVM, PhD, who has been involved with WVC’s Annual Conference for decades serving as the food animal, equine … Read More

Full House for Inaugural WVC Veterinary Technician Symposium

July 10, 2015 – The inaugural WVC Veterinary Technician Symposium welcomed 120 veterinary technicians from around the U.S. and Canada, each earning up to 25 continuing education (CE) hours during the three-day event, held June 29 to July 1 at the … Read More

New Officers and Directors for WVC Board

April 28, 2015 – WVC has kicked off its 2015-2016 year by celebrating a new President and Vice President while also welcoming two new additions to its Board of Directors. Jon Pennell, DVM, MS (Nevada), assumed the title of President from his … Read More

World Veterinary Day 2015: Vector-Borne Diseases with Zoonotic Potential

April 25, 2015 – When it comes to vector-borne diseases, it’s a race against time—and not just for the first responders or research teams tasked with developing vaccinations and treatments. For veterinary professionals, staying up-to-date on  …Read More

WVC Honors 2015 Continuing Educators of the Year

April 13, 2015 – Six educators have been chosen as the WVC Annual Conference 2015 Continuing Educators of the Year. Winners were chosen by conference attendees via online ballot in the following learning categories: Avian & Exotics, Equine, … Read More

WVC Announces 2015 Dates and Cities for On The Road Series

March 25, 2015 – After launching in 2014, WVC’s On The Road continuing education (CE) program is back with new programming, cities and subject matter experts. Kicking off in Oklahoma City on Saturday, April 25, WVC’s On The Road … Read More

Annual Continuing Education Event Provides Learning Opportunities While Celebrating Industry’s Top Veterinary Professionals

February 24, 2015 – There was much to learn and celebrate at the 87th WVC Annual Conference as thousands of veterinary professionals earned up to 53 continuing education (CE) hours from an offering of more than 1,000 CE hours … Read More

2017

COE to host listening session at Western Veterinary Conference

February 13, 2017 -The AVMA Council on Education (COE) invites those attending the Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) next month to participate in an open listening session with COE representatives on March 6 … Full Story

Veterinary Group Could Host 300 Las Vegas Events Per Year with Site Expansion

February 10, 2017 -A Las Vegas-based nonprofit that holds one of the world’s largest veterinary conventions will more than double the size of its headquarters near McCarran International Airport.Western Veterinary … Full Story

Plenty on Tap for WVC in ’17

January 4, 2017 – 2017 promises to be another busy year in Las Vegas for WVC, which has scheduled another long list of continuing education offerings and will host repeat engagements of the Veterinary … Full Story

A Breakout Room of One’s Own

January 3, 2017 – When the Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) bought land adjacent to its Las Vegas headquarters about 10 years ago, the purchase was regarded as an investment. A place to stretch out a bit … Full Story

2016

WVC 88th Annual Conference (Western Vet) was selected as the Winner in the Signage/Décor Between 75,001 and 200,000 nfs category

December, 2016 – Winners Gallery – Signage/Décor … Full Story

Individualized Customer Service

December, 2016 – You’ve heard the phrase, “Perception is reality.” In other words, how people perceive something is what is real to them. Regardless of facts and information to the contrary, what your client believes to be … Full Story

This Growing Event Software Provider Wins Two Event Tech Awards, Nominated for Four

November 17, 2016 – Having won last year’s Best Event Technology Partnership at last year’s Event Technology Awards for their work with GES on digital signage, CadmiumCD has done it again, taking home two of the event … Full Story

WVC Expands Continuing Education Program in 2017

November 15, 2016 – WVC announced its 2017 continuing education curriculum at its state-of-the-art clinical facility, Oquendo Center in Las Vegas. WVC’s commitment to provide year-round education for veterinary … Full Story

Women’s Summit on the Mark

October 2016 – The WVC inaugural Women’s Veterinary Summit, held in Las Vegas this summer, “was the perfect collaborative environment for participants to engage with our keynote speakers, instructors … Full Story

WVC Appoints New Treasurer to Board of Directors

October 10, 2016 -David Stearns, RVT, has assumed the role of treasurer on the Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) board of directors, taking over from former board member and treasurer James … Full Story

Faces of Change – Women’s Veterinary Summit

August 1, 2016 – As women come to outnumber men in the veterinary field, they bring a fresh perspective to the profession. But old challenges linger. Between 1970 and 1985, the number of women practicing veterinary medicine … Full Story

WVC welcomes new leadership to its board of directors

June 21, 2016 – WVC Welcomes new members of the board of directors as elected at the 88th Annual Conference in March 2016. The new officers include a new president, vice president, and … Full Story

WVC annual conference wraps up 88th year

May 11, 2016 – Thousands of veterinary professionals descended on Las Vegas for the WVC Dr. Randall G. Ezell 88th Annual Conference, held March 6-10.  Attendance at the Western Veterinary Conference’s flagship event increased 10 … Full Story

WVC announces inaugural women’s veterinary summit

April 2016 – The WVC Women’s Veterinary Summit (WVS) will be held July 17 and 18 at the Oquendo Center. … Full Story

Southern Nevada tourism steams ahead with 2.9 percent increase

April 28, 2016 – Southern Nevada’s tourism machine continues to churn on all cylinders with a 2.9 percent increase in visitors for March and double-digit percentage increases in several categories for the quarter, the Las … Full Story

WVC 2016 – New Product Launch – Talkingvet Cloud

April 20, 2016 – At WVC 2016, Talking vet unveiled a new cloud based Speech and Dictation system for veterinarians. Using this … Full Story

People and Professions: Reported April 2016 – Accreditation or Certification

April 17, 2016 – Kelsey Gray of Keokuk, Iowa, a charge nurse for the cardiovascular unit at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill., has earned Critical Care Registered Nurse certification from the American Association … Full Story

Local vet speaks at conference

April 16, 2016 – Veterinary professionals descended on Las Vegas for the WVC Dr. Randall G. Ezell 88th Annual Conference in March. Participants chose from 1,078 hours of continuing education, including 29 hands-on … Full Story

Women’s Veterinary Summit Set for July 17-18

April 13, 2016 – A former Navy fighter pilot and a venture capitalist are among the speakers who will address attendees at the inaugural Women’s Veterinary Summit in Las Vegas. The event, scheduled for July 17 and 18 and sponsored … Full Story

PV’s Jones receives leadership award

April 10, 2016 – Livvy Jones of Pauls Valley is the Oklahoma State University 2016 recipient of the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award. She is one of 33 recipients selected across North America. The award recognizes veterinary students … Full Story

WVC Annual Conference Wraps its 88th Year

March 15, 2016 – Thousands of veterinary professionals descended upon Las Vegas for the WVC Dr. Randall G. Ezell 88th Annual Conference, held March 6–10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The organization’s flagship event made its March debut last week …Full Story

Research Supports Change in Heartworm Protocol

March 7, 2016 – A groundbreaking study by John McCall, MS, PhD, highlights the need to change the approach in fighting the rising incidence of heartworm infection in dogs. McCall’s research shows the value of topical repellent insecticidal products in a “double defense” … Full Story

Hill’s introduces Prescription Diet® Derm Defense™ the first nutrition formulated to reduce signs of environmental allergies in dogs by helping disrupt allergic response and aid skin healing

January 25, 2016 – Environmental allergens pose an invisible but constant nuisance to many dogs. Pollens, molds, and house dust mites can be found almost anywhere, and in any season.  It is estimated that more than 50 percent of allergy cases in dogs are caused … Full Story

Hill’s and AGL announce strategic partnership to advance veterinary health care for dogs

March 10, 2016 – Today at the WVC 88thDr. Randall G. Ezell 88th Annual Conference, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. and AGL announced a strategic alliance that will combine Hill’s expertise in pet nutrition with AGL’s new Vetrax veterinary medical analytics system.Full Story

VetCell Therapeutics Begins Production of Advanced Cell Therapies for Dogs with OA

March 7, 2016 – VetCell Therapeutics, a pet-focused subsidiary of PrimeGen Biotech, a pioneer in the research and discovery of practical therapeutic uses for stem cells, today announced that it has begun production of two advanced cell therapies, …Full Story

VedaJag, Inc. releases AGADA

March 9, 2016 – VedaJag, Inc. releases AGADA, a revolutionary wound-care dressing for skin, dental, and mucosal surfaces that controls bleeding, reduces bacterial infection, enhances wound-epithelialization, and reduces pain. AGADA aims to significantly enhance … Full Story

Vet2Pet Launches Data-Enabled PetSync™ Platform for Veterinary Practice App

March 4, 2016 – Vet2Pet is revolutionizing veterinary practice app capabilities with the introduction of its cutting-edge PetSync™ platform. Vet2Pet builds branded apps that help veterinary practices connect with their clients and bond them to the practice. The new …Full Story

Firefly Returns to Western Vet with Henry Schein Animal Health

March 4, 2016 – Returning for another year at the Western Veterinary Conference, Firefly brings its award winning Wireless Video Otoscope back to Las Vegas together with Henry Schein Animal Health. The Boston based company, which has been selling its cameras to some of … Full Story

OMNI Practice Group Announces National Veterinary Placement Service

March 7, 2016 – Omni Practice Group, a leading veterinary practice transition, valuation and real estate company is announcing the launch of a national veterinarian placement service. This service will allow veterinarians to minimize their time interviewing and screening … Full Story

Research Supports Change in Heartworm Protocol

March 7, 2016 – A groundbreaking study by John McCall, MS, PhD, highlights the need to change the approach in fighting the rising incidence of heartworm infection in dogs. McCall’s research shows the value of topical repellentinsecticidal products in a “double defense” protocol for …Full Story

Smart Collar That Monitor Pet Health Can Now Assist in Early Diagnosis of Genetic Diseases

March 2016 -PetPace, the developer of an innovative wearable tech IoT collar for remote real-time monitoring and analysis of pet vital signs and activity, and Orivet, a leader genetic testing of pets for building personalized wellness and prevention plans, announce a strategic …Full Story

WVC Gears Up for 88th Annual Conference in Las Vegas

One of the world’s largest veterinary continuing education (CE) events is expected to attract nearly 15,000 veterinary professionals to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from March 6–10. The WVC Annual Conference, which has long been …Full Story

Researchers Leverage PetPace Smart Collar in Groundbreaking Canine Epilepsy Study

March 2016 – PetPace, the developer of an innovative wearable tech, IoT collar for remote real-time monitoring and analysis of pet vital signs and activity, announces the initiation of a large, groundbreaking study of dogs with epilepsy, a common neurological disorder affecting … Full Story

Trustedhousesitters Vet Referral Scheme Comes To WVC

Today, TrustedHousesitters – the world’s largest house sitting network – will be showcasing its Veterinary Referral Scheme at WVC, Las Vegas. The scheme offers veterinarians the opportunity to work with TrustedHousesitters to promote the benefits of house and … Full Story

AniCell Biotech launches their CanisCell product line of regenerative therapies for dogs that requires no harvesting of Bone Marrow or Fat Stem Cells.

February 10, 2016 – Today, AniCell Biotech launched its CanisCell Product Line of regenerative products for the dog market.  These products will be used to treat tendon and ligament damage, broken bones, ocular wounds and chronic joint issues. This product line does not require … Full Story

2015

Creating an Event for the Underserved Vet Tech

September 2015 – When WVC, a provider of high-quality continuing education to veterinary professionals, first … Full Story

Vet Techs Flock to WVC Symposium

July 2015 – WVC has already scheduled its second Veterinary Technician Symposium after luring 120 vet techs to Las Vegas for three days … Full Story

Western Veterinary Conference Takes on RFID to Track Attendee Behavior

February 2015 – In its 87th year, Western Veterinary Conference evolves with the times just like the dynamic industry it’s … Full Story

2014

A Fix For The Desert Tortoise

December 2014 – In a ling hallway at Las Vegas’ Oquendo Center, a renowned veterinary training facility, dozen of plastic … Full Story

WVC Expands Programming Offered to Veterinary Technicians

December 1, 2014 – Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) will offer something new for technicians this year, with its inaugural Veterinary Technician Symposium June 29 … Full Story

WVC Schedules CE Classes in Oklahoma and Indiana

June 18, 2014 – Western Veterinary Conference’s continuing education program is heading east. All-day classes on small animal dermatology or gastroenterology are… Full Story

WVC Announces 2015 dates and cities for On the Road series

After launching in 2014, WVC’s On The Road continuing education (CE) program is back with new programming, cities and subject matter experts. Kicking off in Oklahoma City on Saturday, April 25, WVC’s On the Road series will offer six… Full Story

WVC Names Top CE Speaker from 2014 Conference

June 3, 2014 – Western Veterinary Conference attendees who sat through more than 1,000 hours of educational programming in February got their chance to… Full Story

When Sandra Says Yes, A Site Is Reborn: GNFP

May 7, 2014 – Mention the name Sandy and most New Yorkers know exactly what you mean and it ain’t pretty, as in Hurricane Sandy. Heck, most of the nation knows… Full Story

Asheville Animal Hospital Wins National Acclaim for ‘Practice of the Year’

March 11, 2014 – Animal Hospital of North Asheville (AHNA) was recently selected Practice of the Year, a national award sponsored be Pet Plan. The winner was revealed… Full Story

Vet Shown Promising Pet Products

March 11,2014 – I love going to veterinary conferences. Learning about advances in veterinary medicine and checking out new products and pharmaceuticals is an essential… (Full Story Can No Longer Be Found)

86th Annual Western Veterinary Conference Concludes in Las Vegas

March 10, 2014 – The 86th Annual Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) offfered more than 1,000 hours of high quality education programming to nearly 15,000… Full Story

Women’s Leadership in Veterinary Medicine to be Featured at the Western Veterinary Conference

March 08, 2014 – Join the directors of the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative (WVLDI) for a four-hour interactive symposium on Women’s… Full Story

Fighting Cats; A Lick-Happy Yorkie

March 08, 2014 – These reader questions were answered by experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference last month in Las Vegas. Q: One of our cats suffered… Full Story

New Pet Product Showcased at Western Veterinary Conference

March 03, 2014 – Many pet owners may not realize that graduating from veterinary school and entering practice is not the end of their veterinarian’s education but rather… Full Story

Remote Alaska Veterinarian Named Best in the Nation by Pets Best

March 01, 2014 – Dr. Sarah Coburn, receives $1,000 for the treatment of animals in need from Dr. Jack Stephens, left, president and founder of Pets Best Insurance Services…(Full Story Can No Longer Be Found)

Vitamin C Not a Proven ‘Cure’ for Dog’s Urinary Tract Infection

March 01, 2014 – You my reader ask great question, so I asked experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas (Feb. 16-20) to answer a handful… Full Story

Ted-style Sessions, Live Webcast Add a New Dimension to Western Veterinary Conference

February 28, 2014 – How do you drive traffic to the slow area of a trade show and also engage potential attendees online? Western Veterinary Conference that took… Full Story

Western Veterinary Conference Hosts Women’s Leadership Symposium

February 27, 2014 – Last week’s symposium on Women’s Leadership in Veterinary Medicine at the Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) in las Vegas attracted… Full Story

Cat Alarm Clock, Reader Questions Answered at Western Conference

February 26, 2014 – These questions were answered by experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference, February 16-20. Q: One of our cats with separation… (Full Story No Longer Available)

Golden Retriever Sought For Study

February 26, 2014 – A groundbreaking study is currently underway to study cancer and many other diseases in golden retrievers. The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study… Full Story

Decoding Dogs: Five Tips at Western Veterinary Conference

February 25, 2014 – Decoding dogs, here are five tips with veterinary behaviorist Dr. Debra Horwitz and myself. Together we presented this talk, in conjunction… Full Story

Ark Sciences Releases Canine Sterilizing Drug

February 18, 2014 – The only FDA-approved nonsurgical sterilization drug for male dogs began shipping to U.S. veterinarians Monday nearly a decade after… Full Story

DoveLewis Veterinary Technician Megan Brashear Win National Recognition

February 18, 2014 – Megan Brashear, A veterinary technician at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, won national recognition for her work during an awards… Full Story

WesternU Student Earns National Leadership Award

February 17, 2014 – Western University of Health Science College of Veterinary Medicine student Natalie Nguyen will received the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award… Full Story

Western Veterinary Conference – WVC updates: DIS Exhibits Latest DR Systems

February 17, 2014 – The western Veterinary Conference (WVC), opened its exhibit hall today in Las Vega, NV to thousands of Veterinary professionals and… (Full Story Is No Longer Available)

Lucky WVC Attendees to Win Generic Drug From Putney

February 13, 2014 – Putney Inc., a manufacturer of generic veterinary pharmaceuticals, will award nearly $2000 worth of products during drawing taking place… Full Story