Dr. Randall G. Ezell 88th Annual Conference

March 6-10, 2016 | Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Thank you for attending the WVC 2016 Annual Conference. We hope to see you next year, March 5-9, 2017!

Thank you for exhibiting at the WVC 2016 Annual Conference. We hope to see you next year, March 5-9, 2017!

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Daily Schedule

Sunday

7:00a – 7:00p Registration Hours
7:30a – 10:30a 5k at Sunset Park
8:00a – 10:00p Airport Shuttle Bus Service
8:00a – 6:00p Rabies Titer Testing
11:30a – 12:30p Industry Lunch Seminar
1:00p – 5:00p Scientific Program
5:30p – 6:00p FAIA Leadership Award Mixer
7:00p – 8:30p Hill’s Comedy Night with Brian Regan

Monday

6:30a – 7:30a Industry Breakfast Seminar
7:00a – 6:00p Registration Hours
8:00a – 10:00a Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Awards Breakfast
8:00a – 6:00p Scientific Program
9:00a – 5:00p Rabies Titer Testing
9:00a – 6:00p Exhibit Hall Hours
9:00a – 6:00p Technician Lounge
10:00a – 6:00p Neon Museum Shuttle
10:30a – 2:30p Chef Battle Cooking Challenge
12:00p – 1:00p Industry Lunch Seminar
1:00p – 4:00p Reality TV Tour
6:00p – 7:30p Technician Fair
7:30p – 9:30p Veterinary Student Receptions
7:30p – 9:30p Receptions

Tuesday

6:30a – 7:30a Industry Breakfast Seminar
7:00a – 6:00p Registration Hours
8:00a – 10:00a Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Awards Breakfast
8:00a – 8:00p Scientific Program
9:00a – 5:00p Rabies Titer Testing
9:00a – 6:00p Exhibit Hall Hours
9:00a – 6:00p Technician Lounge
10:00a – 6:00p Mall & Mob Museum Shuttle
12:00p – 1:00p Industry Lunch Seminar
12:30p – 1:45p FAIA Meeting & Luncheon
1:00p – 3:30p Brewery Tour & Tasting
4:30p – 6:00p Exhibit Hall Mixer
6:30p – 8:00p Vintage Vegas Networking Event
6:30p – 9:00p Technician Reception

Wednesday

6:30a – 7:30a Industry Breakfast Seminar
7:00a – 6:00p Registration Hours
8:00a – 6:00p Scientific Program
9:00a – 5:00p Rabies Titer Testing
9:00a – 5:00p Exhibit Hall Hours
9:00a – 5:00p Technician Lounge
10:00a – 4:00p Springs Preserve Shuttle
12:00p – 1:00p Industry Lunch Seminar
1:50p – 2:00p Vet Detective Drawing

Thursday

6:00a – 5:30p Luggage Storage Service
7:00a – 7:15a WVC General Business Meeting
7:00a – 6:00p Airport Shuttle Bus Service
7:00a – 2:00p Registration Hours
(TX Counter open until 5:00p)
8:00a – 5:00p Scientific Program

WVC Connect App

Your number one conference tool, the WVC Connect App, is ready for download from the Apple App Store or Google Play. This year’s app is fast, easy to use and comes with lots of new features. Watch a quick tutorial for a guide on how to best use the app.

Fast, Easy Functional!

  • Create your personal “My Schedule”
  • Participate in the 2016 Election by voting directly from the app
  • Play the all-new digital Vet Detective game, offering $3,500 in cash prizes
  • Annotate & download Conference Notes
  • Watch WVC-TV sessions right on your device
  • Post questions for speakers
  • Complete the conference survey and a survey for each course you attend
  • Receive alerts about room and schedule changes
  • Search for anything and everything WVC in the palm of your hand!

 

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CE Certificate

Your CE Certificate is ready to print from your WVC Account.

  • Click My Account on the top right corner and login
  • Click My Record/Certificate on the left side.
  • Click the 88th Annual Conference event to view sessions attended and take the session survey. You may add or delete sessions as you prefer.
  • Once you have finalized your selections, click on the Record of Sessions button to print and/or download a copy.
  • Click on the Print CE certificate button to view and print your CE Certificate. If you have any questions or problems, please email info@wvc.org.

Conference Notes

You may download all conference notes as a zip file (200 MB) to your desktop by going to the 2016 Educational Program, then by clicking Download All Conference Notes on the left side navigation. This is a larger file and you must be logged into your WVC My Account to access them.

  • VIEW NOTES BY SESSION:  From the 2016 Educational Program, click on the My Schedule in the gray bar at the top of the page, then click on the program button and select how you want to view the sessions. You will be able to view the notes once on the individual session page. You must be logged in to view the notes.

2016 Conference Survey

Thank you to everyone who participated in the conference and session surveys. WVC has randomly selected five winners to receive a $100 Visa Gift Card, please see below for the winners.

  • Dervla Lim
  • Amritveer Toor
  • Ashley Erick
  • Jade Maser
  • Wendy Ping

WVC-TV

Schedule conflict? Missed your favorite speaker? WVC-TV is the official broadcast of the Annual Conference. Catch a session you missed or watch bonus content such as interview and updates about what’s happening. You may watch WVC-TV throughout the Convention Center, online at digital.wvc.org, or on the WVC Connect app. SEE WHAT’S ON!

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Full Educational Program

Browse the full five day program, by date, speaker, area of specialty, type of course, and even key word. With over 1,000 hours of available CE, you can easily favorite and add sessions or exhibitors to create a personal plan by using My Schedule! Adding a session or exhibitor to My Schedule does not mean you are registered or guaranteed a seat for that course. All sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to plan ahead and arrive at your session early. You must be logged into your WVC account to use My Schedule. 

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Dr. Randall G. Ezell

With profound appreciation, WVC dedicates the 88th Annual Conference to Randall G. Ezell, DVM.

For more than 15 years, Dr. Randall G. Ezell has played a pivotal role in shaping the future and growth of WVC. Most prominently, we are grateful for his leadership role as Chairman of the Building Committee, for the 66,000 square-foot Oquendo Center. Dr. Ezell deftly navigated this very complex building project from the early stages of development, fundraising, design, and construction, to the final realization of the state-of-the-art medical learning facility that will be benefit generations to come.

Dr. Ezell has faithfully attended the WVC Annual Conference for more than 30 years and began serving as moderator over 20 years ago. He has been a formally contributing member of the WVC family since serving as Secretary-Treasurer from 2002 to 2008, followed by election to the board and finally serving as President in 2013-14.

Dr. Ezell’s contributions to veterinary medicine extend throughout the Las Vegas community, as a founding member of the Tropicana Veterinary Group, of which he is now Chief Operating Officer. The group employs more than 80 veterinarians and a staff of 800 in the Las Vegas valley. Dr. Ezell also leads a veterinary student preceptor program that has positively impacted over 500 students and involves all 14 of the Group’s hospitals and the Las Vegas Veterinary Referral Center. He has assisted in the design and construction of more than 20 veterinary facilities and a specialty center in the Las Vegas area.

Dr. Ezell was President and Treasurer of the Clark County Veterinary Medical Association in 1987-1988. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in 1978 and his DVM degree from the University of Missouri in 1982.

“Patient care is continuing to improve in veterinary practices as a direct result of practitioners improving their knowledge and proficiency. Clearly continuing education is largely responsible for these advances and WVC is at the forefront of this movement. I’m proud to have led the construction of the state-of-the-art Oquendo Center, a one-of-a-kind educational facility that offers regular opportunities to master the skills so important to today’s veterinary practitioners. I have been able to send a number of our employees for training at the Oquendo Center and they return with in-depth understanding of a variety of subjects that they in turn share with other staff members and can immediately put into practice. “

–Dr. Ezell

“WVC would not be where it is today if it were not for the dedication and leadership of Dr. Randall G. Ezell. We are proud to honor Dr. Ezell as a true visionary, consummate professional, and lifelong friend of WVC and the veterinary profession.”

– David Little, CEO WVC

2016 Full Conference Registration: up to 57 CE hours*

One Day Pricing
Participant Early Standard Late
Veterinarian $255 $285 $325
Veterinary Technician $180 $195 $215
Veterinary Assistant $180 $195 $215
Practice Manager $180 $195 $215
Administration Staff $180 $195 $215
General Attendee (No CE) $180 $195 $215
Exhibit Hall Visitor Badge 1 Day Registration available onsite on Level 2, Foyer, Exhibit Visitor Badge counter. Mon-Wed $125

PDF Registration Form | Veterinary Technician Student Registration Form | Guest Form

Important Dates
1Early Registration: September 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015
2Standard Registration: November 1, 2015 to February 15, 2016
3Late/Onsite Registration: February 16, 2016 to March 10, 2016

*Additional hours may be obtained by purchasing Hands-on Labs, Workshops, and Lunch & Learn sessions.

Registration Hours:

Sunday, March 6 – 7:00a – 7:00p
Monday, March 7 – 7:00a – 6:00p
Tuesday, March 8 – 7:00a – 6:00p
Wednesday, March 9 – 7:00a -6:00p
Thursday, March 10 – 7:00a – 2:00p (TX Counter will be open until 5:00p)

Advanced Registration is located on Level 2, Oceanside A.

Onsite Registration is located on Level 2, Foyer.

DVM Students: Badges will be processed at the DVM Student Counter at Onsite Registration, Level 2 of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Please have your student ID with you.

Texas Registrants: To meet the requirements for the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, you must check in at the TX counter at Onsite Registration, Level 2, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, show your ID and your badge will be printed at that time. Before leaving the conference stop by the TX counter to sign your CE certificate and take it with you. Due to these state CE requirements, WVC cannot mail your CE certificate, and will not be available online.

Exhibit Hall Visitor: Badges will be processed at the Exhibit Visitor Badge Counter, located on Level 2, of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, at Onsite Registration.

Learning Lounge Schedule

Join WVC inside the Exhibit Hall for 20-minute CE sessions. These quick learning sessions deliver bites of CE in a small, intimate setting, allowing for one-on-one time with the instructor on select topics. Please see below for the full schedule.

Monday

10:oo – 10:20aBeyond Indigo Pets copy Understanding Google Adwords!
EL1 | Kelly Baltzell, MA
Enter to win $150 for an Adwords campaign on Google.
10:30 – 10:50aIDEXX Blue Skies Ahead: Move Your Practice to the Cloud
EL2 | Brandon Nettles, RVT
Enjoy a mid-morning snack.
11:00 -11:20aZoetis_c copy Feline Pain Management
EL3 | Ralph C. Harvey, DVM, MS, DACVAA
First 50 participants receive a Feline give-a-way for attending.
11:30 -11:50a
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The New Frontier of Online Resources
EL21 | Tracy Covert
Be entered to win a $50 gift card.
12:00 – 2:20p
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Parasites and Vector Borne Disease
EL5 | Chris Adolph, DVM, MS, DACVM
Enjoy a mid-day snack and enter to win a prize.
12:30 – 12:50p
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Parasites and Vector Borne Disease
EL6 |Chris Adolph, DVM, MS, DACVM
Enjoy a mid-day snack and enter to win a prize.
2:00 – 2:20p
IDEXX
The IDEXX SediVue DX Urine Sediment Analyzer: Urinalysis Reimagines
EL7 | Jim Blacka, DVM
Enjoy a mid-day snack.
2:30 – 2:50p
Vetstreet
Power of Online Review
EL8 |Connie Shelton & Benon Ureda
Win a free hat.
3:00 – 3:20p
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Pets are Smart, You are Smarter: A Simple Way to Improve Compliance 
EL17 | Bryan A. McGann, JD, PhD
Enjoy a mid-day snack.

Tuesday

10:00 – 10:20aBeyond Indigo Pets copy Yelping: The People Kind
EL10 | Jeanne Pelletier
Win an Apple iPad Mini.
10:30 – 10:50aSpectum Labs Vital Vaccinations: Importance of Proper Vaccination Protocols I
EL11 | Richard Ford, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Enjoy a mid-morning snack.
11:00 – 11:20aSpectum Labs Vital Vaccinations: Importance of Proper Vaccination Protocols II
EL12 | Richard Ford, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Enjoy a mid-morning snack.
11:30a – 12:00pZoetis_c copy -ExhibitorLogo-39707 Making Wellness Care Personal 
EL13 | Ted Gannon, MS, IS & Dennis Chmiel, DVM, MBA
Enter to win a MisFit Ray Tracker!
12:00 – 12:20p
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Parasites and Vector Borne Disease
EL14 | Chris Adolph, DVM, MS, DACVM
Grab a snack and enter to win a great prize!
12:30 – 12:50p
Health Tech
Hospital Sanitation Simplified
EL15 | Chris Quinlan
Win to win a great prize!
2:00 – 2:20p
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Pets are Smart; You are Smarter: A Simple Way to Improve Compliance 
EL16 | Bryan A McGann, JD, PhD
Enjoy a mid-day snack.
2:30 – 2:30p
Vetstreet
Tracking Practice Trends
EL18 | Jim Hansbauer
Receive a free t-shirt for attending.
3:00 – 3:20p
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Higher Confidence in Hemostasis
EL9 | Joe Landolina
Free giveaway for attending.

Wednesday

10:00 – 10:20a
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Get With Instagram
EL19 | Jeanne Pelletier
Enter to win a free Apple iWatch.
10:30 – 10:50a
Vetstreet
Power of Online Reviews
EL20 | Jim Hansbauer
Receive a free t-shirt for attending.

Exhibit Hall Map

The Exhibit Hall has moved to level 1 of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and is bigger and better than ever. View our map to quickly navigate more than 100,000 net square feet of Exhibit Hall space.

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Exhibit Hall Mixer

Come have a drink with the exhibitors Tuesday, March 8 from 4:30-6:00p. Sip on beer or wine while networking with industry leaders. Don’t forget to visit participating exhibitors for a souvenir glass. This is a happy hour you won’t want to miss!

Participating Companies:

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Vet Detective

Returning by popular demand, WVC Vet Detective! Solve clues found through the show by scanning the QR code with your mobile device. For each clue that is answered correctly, you will receive points. Be one of the first 250 people to earn 500 points and get a FREE t-shirt from the WVC Association Booth on Level 2. WVC Staff will randomly award prizes if you’re seen wearing your shirt. Earn 1,000 points to be entered into the grand prize drawing on Wednesday at 1:50p inside the Exhibit Hall at the Grand Pavilion. Thank you to our participating companies.

Congratulations to our winners:

1st – Ravi Srungarah
2nd – Amanda Drake
3rd – Scott Kilcullen

Graffiti Wall

New in 2016, the Exhibit Hall Graffiti Wall is for you to tell us what you want (what you really really want). It’s your direct message board to WVC. We look forward to seeing what the wall looks like at the end of conference.

Meet Our Exhibitors

There are over 500 Exhibitors for you to meet and mingle with this year. Search and get info on each of them through the WVC-Connect app or by clicking the button below.

Exhibiting Companies

New Product Showcase

3M Booth: 3823 3M™ Bair Hugger™ 775 Warming Unit
ADARTIS Booth: 1921 Kalvatin®
logo_bayer Booth: 3910 CLARO™ (florfenicol, terbinafine, mometasone furoate) Otic Solution
Blue Buffalo copy Booth: 704 BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet™
HILL'S Booth: 3518 Hill’s Prescription Diet Derm Defense
Jurox Booth: 807 Alfaxan® (alfaxalone 20mg / mL) Intravenous Anesthetic Injection for Cats and Dogs
lloyd Booth: 2735 NADA #141-448 Thyro-Tabs® Canine(levothyroxine sodium tablets), USP
NUTRAMAX LABORATORIES, INC Booth: 4327 Solliquin™
Orivet Genetics Pet Care Booth: 1808 Genetic & Wearable Technologies
pkbLogo Booth: 1619 Advanced Formula ZYMOX Otic Plus- steroid free
ProPlanVetDiet Booth: 4330 Purina® Pro Plan® Veterinary Diets CN Critical Nutrition™ Canine and Feline Formula
ProPlanVetDiet Booth: 4330 Purina® Pro Plan® Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric® Naturals Canine and Feline Formula
RC_logo485 Booth: 3329 Multifunction
RC_logo485 Booth: 3329 Multifunction
securos_world_mwi-specialty_10 Booth: 2935 TriDenta, the new dental instrumentation line by Securos Surgical
LOG VETOQUINOL CMYK TAGLINE Booth: 3320 Vetprofen Flavored Tablets
Virbac Booth: 3527 ORASTRIP®
Virbac Booth: 3527 MOVOFLEX™
VPI Booth: 2317 Duralactin® Canine Joint Plus Soft Chews
VPI Booth: 2317 Duralactin® Canine Soft Chews
VPI Booth: 2317 Duralactin® Feline + Fatty Acids Soft Chews

Events

Sunday

Sunday, March 6, 2016

5K Run/Walk  SOLD OUT
7:30 – 10:30a | Buses depart Mandalay Bay Convention Center Shark Reef at 7:30a

Race, run, jog, or walk to WVC’s 5k Run/Walk at Sunset Park. This is a fun run for all fitness levels, whether you are a novice wanting to compete in your first race or a seasoned runner who wants to take top honors in your division. The running path takes you through beautiful desert landscaping where you can possibly see an array of animals who call the park home, such as roadrunners, lizards, geese, and peacocks.

Activity Includes:  Roundtrip transportation with bottled water and t-shirt.
Participant Instructions: All registrants will pick up their bib numbers and sign waivers onsite at Sunset Park prior to the race. Water, Gatorade, and light snacks will be available post race. There will be a watched table for participants to leave their items during the race. Please dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions and wear comfortable shoes. If you are driving yourself to Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120, please plan on arriving no later than 8:00a as the race starts promptly at 8:30. Parking is on the southwest side of the park of Eastern, just north of Warm Springs.

Race Results: Thank you to everyone who participated. Please click the links to view race results – Age Groups  Overall Race Results. We will have photos up after the conference.

 

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Rabies Titer Testing
8:00a – 6:00p | Bayside Foyer, Level 1 (In front of the escalators, before the business center)

Do you know your rabies titer? You should have your titer checked every two years! According to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, persons at frequent or high-risk of potential rabies exposure, such as veterinarians, their staff, animal handlers, and some laboratory workers should get pre-exposure vaccinations. Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory will be onsite to administer these test. Sign up today or make an appointment onsite.


Three easy steps to get started, click on the links below.

  1. Schedule an appointment
  2. Fill out your form
  3. Pay online

Price: $40

Hill’s Comedy Night
7:00 – 8:30p | Mandalay Bay Ballroom EG, Level 2

Laugh out loud with comedian Brian Regan, presented by Hill’s. The hilarious comedian mixes personal experiences with observational humor that is relatable to all generations. He is revered by many comedians as the best in the business, including Jerry Seinfeld, Dennis Miller, Joe Rogan, and Chris Rock. Brian has performed 28 times on the Late Show with David Letterman, the most of any comic since the show began on CBS, has released two hour-long TV specials, and has three DVD’s. Don’t miss your chance to see Brian Regan in the Entertainment Capital of the World.

“No comedian in the world says, ‘Yeah, I want to follow Brian Regan.” – Chris Rock

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Monday

Monday, March 7, 2016
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Rabies Titer Testing
9:00a – 5:00p | Bayside Foyer, Level 1 (In front of the escalators, before the business center)

Do you know your rabies titer? You should have your titer checked every two years! According to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, persons at frequent or high-risk of potential rabies exposure, such as veterinarians, their staff, animal handlers, and some laboratory workers should get pre-exposure vaccinations. Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory will be onsite to administer these test. Sign up today or make an appointment onsite.


Three easy steps to get started, click on the links below.

  1. Schedule an appointment
  2. Fill out your form
  3. Pay online

Price: $40

Neon Museum Shuttle
10:00a – 6:00p | Buses depart Mandalay Bay Convention Center Shark Reef

Explore the history of fabulous Las Vegas at the Neon Museum and Boneyard. Just north of downtown Las Vegas, this unique outdoor collection consists of over 120 historical signs that bring to life the evolution of the famous Las Vegas Strip. Jump on the WVC complimentary shuttle to see where the glitz and glam originated. 

Shuttle Service: The shuttle bus will be on a continuous loop from 10:00a until 6:00p, picking up the last group at 6:00p.
Price: Complimentary Shuttle. Discount admission to activity.

Chef Battle & Lunch
10:00a – 2:30p | Buses depart Mandalay Bay Convention Center Shark Reef at 10:00a

Unleash your inner chef when you compete for Chef Battle at The Cooking Experience by Mise En Place. Chef Battle is similar to the popular TV competitions Chopped and Iron Chef. Participants will be divided into two teams to face-off in a fun food challenge. Each group will be given a basket of food, as well as a “secret” ingredient to prepare two dishes that will be judged. After the friendly competition is over, participants will enjoy a family-style lunch of the food they prepared.

Tour Includes: Roundtrip transportation
Price: $145 per person

Brewery Tour & Beer Tasting  SOLD OUT
1:00 – 3:30p | Buses depart Mandalay Bay Convention Center Shark Reef at 1:00p

Learn the science behind the perfect craft beer. Experience two Las Vegas breweries, CraftHaus Brewery and Bad Beat Brewery and the intricate process it takes to brew America’s favorite drink. After each tour, relax and sip on a flight of beer, as your tour guide explains the difference in each brew.

Tour Includes: Roundtrip transportation with bottled water.
Price: $55 per person

Las Vegas Reality TV Tour
1:00 – 4:00p | Buses depart Mandalay Bay Convention Center Shark Reef at 1:00p

Experience the Behind-the-Scenes locations of America’s favorite Reality TV shows! You will visit the World Famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop where the boys from “Pawn Stars” buy and sell unique items. Perhaps you will see Rick Harrison, “The Old Man,” “Big Hoss,” or even Austin “Chumlee” Russell!

Another stop is Rick’s Restoration, site of “American Restoration”, where Rick Dale and his staff create shiny new treasures out of old items. See automobile restoration and customization activities at Count’s Kustoms, the company owned by Danny Koker, from the TV show Counting Cars.” We will also visit Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, follow the operation of two brothers-in-law behind the world’s largest manufacturer of customized aquariums, as featured on Animal Planet’s “ hit show, Tanked.”


Tour Includes: 
Roundtrip transportation with bottled water.
Price: $72 per person

Technician Fair
6:00 – 7:30p | Mandalay Bay Ballroom G, Level 2

Calling all Veterinary Technicians! Enjoy a special networking event dedicated to you and only you. You will have the opportunity to mingle with other technicians from across the country, check out the latest products and equipment, speak with representatives from over 25 organizations, and snack on light refreshments. This event is open to all veterinary technicians, assistants and technician students.

Tuesday

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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Rabies Titer Testing
9:00a – 5:00p | Bayside Foyer, Level 1 (In front of the escalators, before the business center)

Do you know your rabies titer? You should have your titer checked every two years! According to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, persons at frequent or high-risk of potential rabies exposure, such as veterinarians, their staff, animal handlers, and some laboratory workers should get pre-exposure vaccinations. Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory will be onsite to administer these test. Sign up today or make an appointment onsite.


Three easy steps to get started, click on the links below.

  1. Schedule an appointment
  2. Fill out your form
  3. Pay online

Price: $40

Shopping & Mob Museum Shuttle
10:00a – 6:00p | Buses depart Mandalay Bay Convention Center Shark Reef

Make use of the complimentary shuttle service to shop till you drop or explore the fascinating Mob Museum. The shuttle runs continuously with stops at the Premium Outlets and the Mob Museum.

Las Vegas Premium Outlet Mall North  provides a slightly more intimate shopping experience for those with an eye for a sale. Find impressive deals at over 140 outlet stores.

The Mob Museum  showcases both sides of the notorious battle between organized crime and law enforcement. With intriguing one-of-a-kind artifacts and interactive exhibits, you can discover the whole truth and nothing but the truth about the mobs rise and fall in Las Vegas. 

Tour Includes: The shuttle will be on a continuous loop from 10:00a until 6:00p, picking up the last group at museum at 6:00p.
Price: 
Complimentary Shuttle. Discount admission to activity.

Culinary Walking Tour
11:30a – 2:30p | Buses depart Mandalay Bay Convention Center Shark Reef at 11:30a

Here’s your chance to sample gourmet foods of the Las Vegas Strip! The Culinary Walking Tour begins with transportation to the Aria Hotel where you’ll begin your tasting adventure. Experience the exquisite appetizers, entrees or deserts that are the talk of the town, created by award winning chefs! Each location is a unique dining adventure designed to enjoy Las Vegas’ culinary talents. Your personal guide will provide insider knowledge and insightful tips.

Tour Includes: Roundtrip transportation with bottled water.
Price: $130 per person

Battlefield Vegas – Ultimate Shooting Adventure
1:30p – 3:30p | Buses depart Mandalay Bay Convention Center Shark Reef at 1:30p

Battlefield Vegas’ five acre military style complex is located just one block from the Strip! You will be transported to the range via an actual military-style Hummer.

While you are visiting, you will be able to get hands-on with hundreds of pieces of military history, including 350 fully automatic machine guns! View firearms dating from World War I all the way through to the weapons used by NATO forces in Iraq and Afghanistan today.

Be sure to bring your camera and check out the fleet of over 25 military vehicles and aircraft from Willis Jeeps used in WWII to 2.5 and 5 ton troop carriers as well as a HMMWV used in conflicts from Vietnam to present day, and even a Huey helicopter that was flown by US forces in Vietnam! Battlefield Vegas is proud to be a Veteran owned and operated business.

Tour Includes: Roundtrip transportation with bottled water, weapons instruction, ammunition, eye/ear protection, Sig P226: 20 rounds – MP5 Sub-Machine gun, AK74 Automatic rifle, and a target. (Upgrade opportunities available for a fee upon your arrival at range.)
Price: $115 per person

Brewery Tour & Beer Tasting  SOLD OUT
1:00 – 3:30p | Buses depart Mandalay Bay Convention Center Shark Reef at 1:00p

Learn the science behind the perfect craft beer. Experience two Las Vegas breweries, CraftHaus Brewery and Bad Beat Brewery and the intricate process it takes to brew America’s favorite drink. After each tour, relax and sip on a flight of beer, as your tour guide explains the difference in each brew.

Tour Includes: Roundtrip transportation with bottled water.
Price: $55 per person

Technician Reception
6:30 – 9:00p | Buses depart Mandalay Bay Convention Center Shark Reef, Luxor, and Excalibur at 6:30p

Let the good times roll at this year’s Technician Reception. Held at Las Vegas’ famous Brooklyn Bowl, technicians and technician assistants can enjoy a night of bowling, tarot card reading, networking, and rock’n’roll! This is your chance to let loose, while coming together with technicians from across the country. You won’t want to miss this exciting TECHNICIAN ONLY event.

 

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Vintage Vegas Networking Reception
6:15 – 8:00p | Oceanside A, Level 2

When you think of Las Vegas, The Rat Pack, showgirls, a cocktail or two pop to mind and that’s exactly what this networking event entails! Join WVC and Elanco for a fun night of mingling, a performance by The Rat Pack is Back!, light hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. You will get a sense you are back in Vintage Vegas. This event is open to all WVC attendees, so have fun, grab a drink, and network with fellow colleagues!

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Wednesday

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Hoover Dam Tour
Breakfast Tour: 8:30am – 1:30pm | Lunch Tour: 9:00am – 2:15pm

Explore the historic side of Boulder City and Hoover Dam. Located southeast of Las Vegas, the Boulder Dam Hotel was built in 1933 to accommodate official visitors and tourists during the construction of Boulder Dam (renamed Hoover Dam to honor US President Herbert Hoover).

The Boulder City / Hoover Dam Museum offers 3-D interactive exhibits and presentations, describing the captivating human story of one of the 20th Century’s greatest construction projects. Our tour dispels the rumors and myths that surrounded the construction.

The Breakfast tour stops at the hotel first and then departs for the Hoover Dam after visiting the museum. The Lunch tour goes directly to the Hoover Dam, followed by a relaxing lunch at the hotel/museum.

Tour Includes: Roundtrip transportation with bottled water. Uniformed Guide. Tour of Boulder Dam Museum with presentation. Breakfast or Lunch at Boulder Dam Hotel Café. Admission to Hoover Dam.
Price: $119 per person

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Rabies Titer Testing
9:00a – 5:00p | Bayside Foyer, Level 1 (In front of the escalators, before the business center)

Do you know your rabies titer? You should have your titer checked every two years! According to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, persons at frequent or high-risk of potential rabies exposure, such as veterinarians, their staff, animal handlers, and some laboratory workers should get pre-exposure vaccinations. Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory will be onsite to administer these test. Sign up today or make an appointment onsite.


Three easy steps to get started, click on the links below.

  1. Schedule an appointment
  2. Fill out your form
  3. Pay online

Price: $40

Springs Preserve Shuttle
10:00a – 4:00p | Buses depart Mandalay Bay Convention Center Shark Reef

The Springs Preserve is a fascinating and beautiful 180-acre cultural and historical attraction dating back long before the neon lights. Las Vegas’ original settlement, Spring Preserve features the Nevada State Museum and exquisite garden, trails, and exhibits that educate and inspire sustainability. Hop on the WVC shuttle to experience this dessert oasis.

Tour Includes: The shuttle will be on a continuous loop from 10:00a until 6:00p, picking up the last group at 6:00p.
Price: Complimentary Shuttle. Discount admission to activity.

Brewery Tour & Beer Tasting  SOLD OUT
1:00 – 3:30p | Buses depart Mandalay Bay Convention Center Shark Reef at 1:00p

Learn the science behind the perfect craft beer. Experience two Las Vegas breweries, CraftHaus Brewery and Bad Beat Brewery and the intricate process it takes to brew America’s favorite drink. After each tour, relax and sip on a flight of beer, as your tour guide explains the difference in each brew.

Tour Includes: Roundtrip transportation with bottled water.
Price: $55 per person

Receptions

Alumni Reception
Monday, March 7 | 7:30 – 9:30p | Various locations

Connect with fellow alumni from your alma mater while enjoying refreshments and conversations with old and new friends alike.

School Location Room, Level
Colorado State Mandalay Bay Mandalay Bay L, Level 2
Cornell University Mandalay Bay Surf F, Level 2
Iowa State University Mandalay Bay Palm A, Level 3
Kansas State University Mandalay Bay South Seas CD, Level 3
Mississippi State University Mandalay Bay Palm G, Level 3
Oklahoma State University Mandalay Bay Hospitality Suite
Purdue University Mandalay Bay Breakers GHI Level 2
Ross University Mandalay Bay Palm C, Level 3
University of California, Davis Mandalay Bay Palm H, Level 3
University of Florida Mandalay Bay Jasmine ABC, Level 3
University of Illinois Mandalay Bay Jasmine EFG, Level 3
University of Minnesota Mandalay Bay Lagoon KL, Level 2
University of Missouri Mandalay Bay Palm B Level 3

 

Offsite Locations

School Location Room, Level
Auburn University Mandalay Bay Border Grill
Louisiana State University Delano Hospitality Suite
Ohio State University Mandalay Bay Border Grill
Oregon State University Excalibur Bucca di Beppo
University of Wisconsin-Madison Mandalay Bay Border Grill
Western University of Health Sciences Flamingo Mansion 3977 Euclid St. Las Vegas, NV 89121

 

Veterinary Student Reception
Monday, March 7 | 7:30 – 9:30p | Mandalay Bay Breakers JKL, Level 2

Veterinary students, this one is for you! This popular gathering is an opportunity to network with the next generation of veterinary professionals. Share stories, discover common bonds, and swap study tips over hors d’oeuvres with a hosted bar.
Sponsored by: Boehringer_Ingelheim copy

 

Technician Reception
Tuesday, March 8 | 6:30 – 9:00p | Brooklyn Bowl Buses depart MBCC, Luxor, and Excalibur at 6:30p. Returning buses will depart Brooklyn Bowl at 9:00p and will return to Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur.

Let the good times roll at this year’s Technician Reception. Held at Las Vegas’ famous Brooklyn Bowl, technicians and technician assistants can enjoy a night of bowling, photo booth, networking, and rock’n’roll! This is your chance to let loose, while coming together with technicians from across the country. You won’t want to miss this exciting TECHNICIAN ONLY event.

 

Vintage Vegas Networking Reception
Tuesday, March 8 | 6:15 – 8:00p | Oceanside A, Level 2

When you think of Las Vegas, The Rat Pack, showgirls, a cocktail or two pop to mind and that’s exactly what this networking event entails! Join WVC and Elanco for a fun night of mingling, a performance by The Rat Pack is Back!, light hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. You will get a sense you are back in Vintage Vegas. This event is open to all WVC attendees, so have fun, grab a drink and network with fellow colleagues! 

Sponsored By: logo_elanco 

Thank you to our contributors: lvcva  TMM_LogowithInfo

 

Other Meetings

Aquatic Medicine Seminar  SOLD OUT
March 4–6, 2016
Hosted by Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay.
Additional details may be found here.

HSVMA
March 7, 2016 from 9:00a – 4:00p
Hosted by Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association Meeting
Mandalay Bay, Palm G, Level 3

Christian Veterinary Mission
March 8, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:00p
CVM Evening Seminar
Mandalay Bay, Palm H , Level 3

California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
March 8, 2016 from 7:30 – 8:30a
Hosted by California VMA allied Industry Committee Meeting
Mandalay Bay Admirals Boardroom, Level 3

Christian Veterinary Mission
March 9, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:00p
Fellowship Breakfast
Four Seasons, Palo Verde

Annual Meeting of the Members
March 10, 2016 from 7:00 – 7:15a
Hosted by WVC
Mandalay Bay, Breaker DEF, L2

Meet & Eat

Join fellow conference participants for dinner and discussion at Meet & Eat. Monday through Wednesday, you can choose from seven restaurants each night for a group dining and networking experience. Whether your choice is made by restaurant, cuisine type, location, or table topic, you’ll enjoy delicious fare with fun, social company.

We’ve made the reservations, so you can show up for dinner and conversations! Click the link below to secure your seat at the table. Printed tickets are not necessary. Please be aware that WVC has only made the dinner reservation. Transportation to and from the restaurant must be arranged independently. You will be responsible for taking care of your portion of the check and tipping your server. Please arrive 15 minutes before the reservation time.

Topic Restaurant Date & Time Link
The new generation of vets that want the 9-5 job and how this affects my practice Lupo by Wolfgang Puck Monday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1Wf5fqE
The continual merging and acquisitions of large vet companies and its impact on the industry Tom’s Urban Monday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1JTQ9WN
Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Nurse? Border Grill Monday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1QCoadz
In-house pharmacy – good or bad for my business? How to compete with over-the-counter and internet pharmacies. Veranda Monday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1QU4Vyh
Balancing career and personal life – my challenges and successes TENDER Steak & Seafood Monday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1nIGeJV
Wellness programs – why they are becoming more important to my clients Hussong’s Cantina Monday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1P0RREI
Owning my own practice: Is this what I really want? Rivea (MiX) Monday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1Pu1eya
Close to retirement, now what, what’s next? Charlie Palmer Steak Tuesday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1WXNrBs
My most challenging surgical case – What a SUCCESS! Rice & Company Tuesday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1Pu1jC4
The reliance of the technician and how can they benefit from more advanced CE to help the practice Aureole Tuesday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1PQeYVV
Celebrity vets: good or bad for the profession? Public House Tuesday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1JTQloZ
Feral populations – how I help my community deal with these animals STRIPSTEAK Tuesday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1JTQkkV
The discount dilemma: is it worth it? Red Square Tuesday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1PQf0gC
The need to diversify the practice (boarding, pet supplies, procedures, etc.) to stay competitive in the vet field. How do I capitalize on these opportunities? Shibuya Tuesday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1m8xbAl
Keeping up with the Joneses – how to stay relevant in today’s technology driven world Rx Boiler Room Wednesday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1NMwzqe
Social media helps bring in new clients because I …. Gonzalez Y Gonzalez Wednesday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1UDyxil
Balancing career and personal life – my challenges and successes Lupo by Wolfgang Puck Wednesday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1KlYSB1
The transition from a male to female dominant profession – what lies ahead for the profession? Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House Wednesday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1nZxv5O
Mid-career planning. Am I seeing all the possibilities? Bacio Wednesday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1Q805bT
The discount dilemma: is it worth it? Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood Wednesday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/1KlZ17q
Community outreach, what works and what does not? My approach. Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar Wednesday @ 7:00p http://bit.ly/23EvNar
Discount Location Location Discount Details Legal
1923 Bourbon & Burlesque The Shoppes at Mandalay Place Free entry Show WVC Badge
50 Shades! The Parody Bally’s Las Vegas $15.00 off Premium & GA seats! Purchase Tickets at Box Office and use discount Code FSBASE15CON
Absinthe Caesars Palace $20.00 off regular reserved seats Purchase at Box Office and use discount code CON20. Retail Price – $118.81. Discounted Price – $97.01. All offers are subject to change without notice and are subject to availability, management reserves all rights. Performances: Wed–Sun 8:00pm & 10:00pm | DARK Mon & Tue.
Advantage Rent A Car All Las Vegas Location 10% discount Call 800.777.5500 or go to http://bit.ly/1OrlLzq and use discount code CD02D12BAA
Blue Man Group Luxor Hotel and Casino Individuals save up to $40 Go to http://bit.ly/1UD15KU and use discount code BMCORPG16
Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant Excalibur 10% Discount Show WVC Badge One per table. Must be presented at time of purchase. Not valid with any other discounts. Not valid on banquet and group, menu, tax, alcohol, gratuity merchandise and gift cards. Valid for Dine In Only. There is also a group dining discount menu.
Casa de Shenandoah 3310 E Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV 89120 20% discount on tours Call (702) 547-4811 or go to http://bit.ly/22ZR4v6 Participants need to show their WVC badge at the Welcome Center to get the discount.
Divas The LINQ $30 off all seating Call 888.746.7784 with discount code FMCONV
Earl of Sandwich Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 10% Discount Show WVC Badge One per table. Must be presented at time of purchase. Not valid with any other discounts. Not valid on banquet and group, menu, tax, alcohol, gratuity merchandise and gift cards. Valid for Dine In Only. There is also a group dining discount menu.
Hakkasan Group MGM Grand Special Pre Fixe Menu Call 702.891.7888 or  http://bit.ly/1F1nZzZ. Must show WVC Badge Pre-fixe menu available Sunday-Wednesday from 5-7pm. It is recommended that restaurant reservations are made ahead of time. Free nightclub admission.
Hard Rock Café on The Strip Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip 20% off food and non-alcoholic beverages Show WVC Badge
Jersey Boys Paris Las Vegas $40.00 off Orchestra seating Call 888.746.7784 or purchase at Box Office and use discount code JBBS40C All offers are subject to change without notice and are subject to availability, management reserves all rights.
Legends in Concert The Flamingo $20.00 off Main Floor seating Call 888.7467784 or purchase at Box Office and use discount code Lcb20c All offers are subject to change without notice and are subject to availability, management reserves all rights.
Macy’s Fashion Show Mall 10% off Show WVC Badge 10% off regular, sale & clearance-priced merchandise with very few exceptions. **Macy’s Domestic Visitor Savings Pass entitles you to 10% off merchandise purchases for 3 days and must be redeemed in person at any Macy’s. They can show their badge at the Visitor Center. Passes also available on activities buses and at the tour desk on Level 1.
McDonald’s ONLY at Las Vegas Blvd. Strip restaurant/hotel locations Free sandwich with ANY purchase Show WVC Badge Valid only at participating U.S. McDonald’s. Prices may vary. Not valid with any other offer, discount, coupon, combo meal or Arch Card purchase. Cash value 1/20 of 1 cent. Limit one offer per person per visit. Tax may apply. Price of required purchase posted on menu board. Offer may not be transferred, auctioned, sold, or duplicated in any way or transmitted via electronic media. Valid when product served. May not be valid for custom orders. Void where prohibited. © 2016 McDonald´s.
Mandalay Bay Buffet Mandalay Bay 10% Discount Show WVC Badge
Mandalay Bay Spa Mandalay Bay 20% discount for all WVC attendees. Show WVC Badge
Mat Franco The LINQ $20 off Premium & Preferred seating Call 888.746.7784 and use code 20CON when ordering
Million Dollar Quartet Harrah’s Las Vegas $20.00 off Front Orchestra seating Call 888.746.7784 or purchase at Box Office located in Harrah’s and use discount code MDQCON2 All offers are subject to change without notice and are subject to availability, management reserves all rights.
Minus 5 Ice Lounge The Shoppes at Mandalay Place 20% off entry fee at Ice Bar Show WVC Badge Attendee with badge can also have one guest included with the discount.
Mizuya sushi Mandalay Bay 15% off Show WVC Badge
Neon Museum 770 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101 $2.00 off day or night tours Show WVC Badge This cannot be combined with any other offers and tickets are subject to availability. For latest tour times, available dates, and to book a ticket, visit www.neonmuseum.org/book-a-tour.
Planet Dailies Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 10% Discount Show WVC Badge One per table. Must be presented at time of purchase. Not valid with any other discounts. Not valid on banquet and group, menu, tax, alcohol, gratuity merchandise and gift cards. Valid for Dine In Only. There is also a group dining discount menu.
Planet Hollywood Resturant Forum Shops at Caesars Palace 10% Discount Show WVC Badge One per table. Must be presented at time of purchase. Not valid with any other discounts. Not valid on banquet and group, menu, tax, alcohol, gratuity merchandise and gift cards. Valid for Dine In Only. There is also a group dining discount menu.
Rock of Ages Rio Hotel & Casino $40 off Rockstar, Front and Rear Orchestra seating. Call 702.414.9000 or purchase at Box Office and use discount code CONV20
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat Mirage $3.00 off the purchase of an All-Day Adventure Pass Show WVC Badge
Siena Golf Club Siena Golf Club Discounted rate $75.00. www.sienagolfclub.com. Click on the TEE TIMES tab, choose Siena Golf Club and use promo code WVC16 when booking your tee time. Offer valid March 6-10 2016 at a preferred rate of $75.00/player. Enter promo code in the specified area to receive the discounted green fees.
Springs Preserve 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107 Discounted rate of $10.89 Show WVC Badge
The Mob Museum 300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101 Discounted rate of $15.95 Show WVC Badge Offer valid March 6-10 2016.
Walters Golf All Las Vegas Locations 37 – 74% off Tee Time Reservations Use this link to book tee times: http://bit.ly/1MtK4jZ

Pick-up and Drop-off Locations

Mandalay Bay Convention Center Shark Reef entrance, level 1, past the food court, is the pick-up and drop-off point for hotel shuttles, hands-on labs at the Oquendo Center, tours and activities. Shuttles to the airport will also depart from here.

WVC shuttle service:
Luxor – North Bus Plaza
MGM – Lower level of MGM Grand Garden
New York New York – Main valet entrance on Tropicana Avenue
Excalibur – Rotunda Entrance

Transportation from other Strip hotels:
Monte Carlo – a 10 minute walk to Excalibur where the tram* may be taken to Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Cosmopolitan – a 40 minute walk to Mandalay Bay; taxi or Uber are recommended.
Delano – is connected to Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Four Seasons – is connected to Mandalay Bay Convention Center

* Mandalay Bay–Excalibur and Luxor Tram: guests staying at the Excalibur and Luxor can use the Mandalay Bay Tram System. The tram is free of charge and runs every 3–7 minutes. It is open daily from 9:30a–2:30a.

From McCarran Airport

WVC has organized transportation for your arrival from McCarran Airport on Saturday and Sunday March 5 & 6. Follow the airport signage to baggage claim and look for people holding WVC signs.

Shuttles will take participants to Mandalay Bay, Delano, Four Seasons, Luxor, and Excalibur, departing every 20 minutes from 9:00a-7:00p on Saturday and 8:00a-10:00p Sunday. Please communicate your desired destination to WVC transport staff.

If you prefer another mode of transportation, we can recommend Super Shuttle, which you will need to book in advance (and is not included in your conference registration fees).

If this is your first trip to Las Vegas, you may be surprised to find that there can be long waits for taxis at the airport and they will cost between $30-60 to go to the Strip, depending on your driver and the route chosen.

Uber is now operating in Las Vegas but is not licensed to pick-up or drop-off at the airport.

Sunday through Thursday (March 6–10)

Shuttles TO Mandalay Bay Convention Center FROM Luxor, Excalibur, New York New York and MGM will depart every 15–20 minutes (see pick-up locations above).

Sunday, 3/6 – 7:00a – 6:30p
Monday, 3/7– 6:00a – 8:00p
Tuesday, 3/8 – 6:00a – 7:00p
Wednesday, 3/9 – 6:00a – 7:00p
Thursday, 3/10 – 7:00a – 12:00p

Shuttles FROM Mandalay Bay Convention Center TO Luxor, Excalibur, New York New York and MGM will depart every 15–20 minutes (see pick-up locations above).

Sunday, 3/6 – 7:00a – 6:30p
Monday, 3/7– 6:00a – 8:00p
Tuesday, 3/8 – 6:00a – 7:00p
Wednesday, 3/9 – 6:00a – 7:00p
Thursday, 3/10 – 7:00a – 12:00p





To McCarran Airport Thursday, March 10

Shuttles depart from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Shark Reef, every 15-20 minutes, from 7:00a–6:00p. Luggage storage is available at Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

From Mandalay Bay Convention Center to Hands-on Labs at the Oquendo Center

Shuttle will depart at 7:00a for the hands-on lab on Saturday, March 5, from Mandalay Bay Convention Center’s Shark Reef.

All other labs (March 6–9): shuttles depart 30 minutes prior to the lab, from Mandalay Bay Convention Center’s Shark Reef.

Immediately following conclusion of the lab, shuttles will return to Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Parking

Free parking is available at Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Maps

View a map of the Las Vegas strip.

A map of the conference area will be provided in your Conference Program.

2016 Continuing Educator of the Year

Thank you for voting for the WVC Dr. Randall G. Ezell 88th Annual Conference Continuing Educator of the Year. We’ve tallied up the votes and the winners are below. WVC would like to thank all the presenters who made an impact at this year’s event. 

Winners:

Avian

Avian & Exotics

  • Brian Speer, DVM, DABVP (Avian), DECZM

Equine

Equine

  • Joseph Bertone, DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM)

Food Animal

Food Animal

  • David Pugh, DVM, MS, DACT, DACVN, DACVM

Practice Manager

Practice Management

  • Karen Bradley, DVM

Small Animal

Small Animal

  • Brook Niemiec, DVM, DAVDC, FAVD

Vet Tech

Veterinary Technician

  • Heather Prendergast, RVT, CVPM

Your Voice Matters

 

Thank you for voting in this year’s board elections. Please see below for the results.

 

VICE PRESIDENT

Darwin Yoder_circle

Darwin R. Yoder, MS, DVM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Gary D. Weddle, DVM

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William (Bill) Wright, DVM

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Hotels are now closed for booking through the WVC website. Please call the hotel directly if you wish to book a room, make changes, or cancel an existing reservation. If you wish to make a new reservation, the hotel will offer you a room at their prevailing rate.  For reference, view a map of the Las Vegas Strip.

MGM Conference Hotels

mandalay-bay

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Toll-free: 877.632.9001
Distance to Convention Center: Host Hotel

Delano

Delano

3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Toll-free: 877.632.9001
Distance to Convention Center: Host Hotel

four-seasons

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

960 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Toll-free: 877.632.5000
Local: 702.632.5000
Distance to Convention Center: Attached to Host Hotel

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Excalibur Hotel & Casino

3850 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Toll-free: 800.933.7733
Distance to Convention Center: .6 miles

Luxor

Luxor Las Vegas

3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Toll-free: 800.926.4737
Distance to Convention Center: .5 miles

MGMOutside

MGM Grand Resort & Casino

3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Toll-free: 877.880.0880
Distance to Convention Center: .8 miles

MONTE CARLO PROPERTY6

Monte Carlo Resort & Casino

3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Toll-free: 866.562.3472
Distance to Convention Center: 1.4 miles

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New York-New York Hotel & Casino

3790 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Toll-free: 800.852.6061
Distance to Convention Center: 1.0 miles

Other WVC Conference Hotel

cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Toll-free: 855.435.0005
Local Phone: 702.698.7575
Distance to Convention Center: 1.5 miles

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Tropicana Las Vegas

3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Toll-free: 1.800.634.4000
Local Phone: 702.739.2645
Distance to Convention Center: .8 miles

View a map of the Las Vegas Strip.

Hotel Scam:

Please be aware of people or groups pretending to be an “official WVC housing group.” WVC does not solicit “special offers” for lodging reservations via telephone or fax. All lodging reservations are to be made directly to the hotel using the 800 number or the link provided. Please do not provide your credit card information to anyone other than representatives from WVC’s approved hotel partners. If you receive such call or solicitation, please obtain their name and phone number and report them immediately to info@wvc.org or by phone at 866.800.7326.

Hotel Disclaimer:

72 Hour cancellation notice required, unless otherwise stated. A deposit of the first night room and tax will be charged to your credit card immediately upon booking. Please be aware, each property has their own resort fee and policies.

WVC receives a small commission nominal housing resort fee from designated hotels. Monies received as commission housing services fees are used to defray WVC and Oquendo Center expenses and help keep meeting and registration fees some of the lowest in the nation. Therefore, everyone benefits when you select an official hotel for your lodging.

For more information or questions concerning conference lodging, please contact:

Jill Pierce
Housing Coordinator
Email: j.pierce@wvc.org

With an 87-year conference history, WVC is proud to be one of the largest gatherings of veterinary professionals in the world. Take a look at past WVC Conference materials.

2014
2013

2013 – The Dr. Jack Walther 85th Western Veterinary Conference

Scientific Program & Exhibit Hall Guide

Record of Sessions – Blank PDF

2012
2011

2011 – 83rd Western Veterinary Conference

Scientific Program & Exhibit Hall Guide

Where is the 2016 WVC Annual Conference?

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is located 2 miles from McCarran International Airport.

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

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Dates: Sunday March 6th, 2016 through Thursday March 10th, 2016.
Paid labs are available on Saturday March 5th, through Wednesday March 9th. You may sign up for these labs by logging into your profile and registering.

How do I convince my boss that I will benefit from attending the WVC Annual Conference?

The five days that you spend at the WVC Annual Conference is the most practical and cost-effective professional development available.  You will learn from expert instructors and gain knowledge that you can return to your practice and put to use immediately. With over 1,000 hours of CE available, the conference is your opportunity to earn all required CE in one place.

WVC’s Annual Conference is known to be the highest quality program on offer, in a world-class destination that is also cost effective for travel and accommodation. 97% of last year’s attendees said they would recommend attending the conference to a colleague.

WVC has provided a template to help you convince your boss to say yes. Click HERE to download How To Get Your Boss To Say Yes!

When will the Exhibit Hall be open?

Location: Mandalay Bay South Conference Center level 1, Bayside BC.

Monday March 7th: 9:00a to 6:00p
Tuesday March 8th: 9:00a to 6:00p
Wednesday March 9th: 9:00a to 5:00p

With a dedicated Exhibit Hall Hour from 1:00-2:00p each day.

Who can attend the WVC Annual Conference?

WVC presents scientific and practice relevant information to members of the veterinary profession and supporting paraprofessionals. The Annual Conference is not open to the general public and reserves the right to determine attendance and participation of non-veterinarians.

  • Graduate Veterinarians: Graduate veterinarians are welcome to attend the Conference regardless of their licensure status, employment status, or school of graduation. A graduate veterinarian, first-year graduate and retired veterinarian, must register as a veterinarian.
  • DVM Students: U.S. and International students may register online or onsite. Students must present their current school ID to the DVM Student Counter, at Onsite Registration. Note: DVM student registration does not apply to DVM graduates with a residency or internship status.
  • Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, Practice Managers, and Administrative Staff: Veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, practice managers and administrative staff are eligible to attend the Conference. Administrative staff must be employed in a veterinary facility. Minimum age for all registrants is 18.
  • Veterinary Technician Students (U.S. and Canada): Must be enrolled in an AVMA accredited program. Available to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year students only. Online registration is available, September 1, 2015 to February 16, 2016. NOTE: Student must fax, mail, or emailc.verduzco@wvc.org, letter from Program Director, on school letterhead, confirming enrollment prior to Conference for badge to be printed. Onsite registration is not available.

How many people usually attend the Annual Conference?

Nearly 15,000 veterinary professionals attend WVC Annual Conference, of which over 6,000 are veterinarians. Approximately 90% are from the U.S. and 10% from other countries.

How many CE hours are offered?

With your conference registration, a veterinarian or veterinary technician can earn 45 hours of continuing education credit. Veterinarians who elect to take a Saturday or Sunday morning lab, may earn up to 57 hours.

How do I register for the 2016 WVC Annual Conference?

You can register on our website by clicking the green “Register Now” button and completing the process. On-site registration is available located at our registration counter on level 1 of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. To save time we recommend registering online so when you arrive at the conference you can pick up your badge and begin your day.

Can I bring a guest?

Yes, you may bring a guest by purchasing a guest badge. The guest badge allows access to the exhibit hall, evening entertainment, and complimentary shuttles from the Mandalay Bay to the Neon Museum, Springs Preserve, Mob Museum, and the Las Vegas Premium Outlets. The guest badge DOES NOT include access to any scientific sessions. Guests who wish to attend the Scientific Program lectures must purchase an additional badge, registering in the appropriate category. You may purchase more than one guest badge.

What is your Child Policy?

Children under the age of 18 do not require a guest badge. A child may enter the Exhibit Hall and certain events if accompanied by a badged adult. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted in any scientific sessions.

Does WVC provide childcare?

WVC does not provide childcare services due to current Clark County, Nevada restrictions. WVC does not recommend that you bring children under 18 due to the professional and medical nature of the Conference. Please contact your hotel concierge directly for information about child care services within your hotel.

I am not going to the conference but would like to register several people from my clinic to attend. How do I do this?

Each participant must have their own account in order to keep a record of their CE hours. You may register via the WVC website or by completing a pdf registration form. You will have to enter the information of the participant as if you are the participant. You will be required to enter their contact information, email address, preferred phone number, home or business address, profession, and payment information, etc.

I tried to add a Labs/Workshops/LL/ Conference Activities to my registration and my confirmation states that I am on the waitlist. What is this?

When a course is full, the waitlist is an automated process, allowing a participant to place themselves in line for an opening. When a spot becomes available, WVC will contact you directly.

What is your cancellation policy for registration and paid sessions?

Cancellation Policy

  • $50 processing fee applies to Conference registration cancellations.
  • $25 processing fee applies to Guest badge cancellations.
  • $75 processing fee applies to all Hands-on Labs. Full refund will be provided if a lab is canceled by WVC due to inadequate enrollment.
  • Lunch & Learn/Workshop registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
  • $25 badge replacement fee (replacement is only available onsite).
  • DVM Student and Veterinary Technician Student registrations are nonrefundable.
  • Requests for refunds must be received at the WVC Office in writing (via email /fax/U.S. mail) by February 25, 2016. Requests postmarked after February 25, 2016 will not be processed. No exceptions. All registrations are nontransferable. Email:c.verduzco@wvc.org or Fax: 702.739.6420

What sessions am I allowed to attend?

As a badged primary participant, you are welcome to attend all sessions/lectures, however; there are paid sessions such as Hands-on Labs, Lunch & Learns, and most Workshops that have an additional fee and can be exclusive to specific registrant types. Please review the sessions carefully before selecting. Click Here to view the 2016 Scientific Program.

Do I sign up for each session I want to attend?

No, WVC’s scientific lectures, including symposia, and special presentations are open to all registered participants on a first-come, first-served basis. However; for your own personal use, you may use the MySchedule application to list all the sessions you are interested in attending. Please note that Hands-on Laboratories, Workshops, and Lunch and Learns require an additional registration and fee.

Is lunch included in the registration?

No. However, lunch and food options are available inside the Exhibit Hall and throughout the Conference hotel and Convention Center. Complimentary breakfast is available for Industry Symposia and complimentary box lunches are also available from Industry Lunch Seminars, both on a first-come first-served basis for registered participants.

How do I access the WVC Learning Library?

Access the Learning Library at library.wvc.org and log in using your same WVC username (email address) and password you used when registering for the conference. If you need assistance retrieving this, please contact info@wvc.org or 866.800.7326.

Are the Conference Notes included in the registration fee?

Yes, Conference Notes are available with your registration for a year through the WVC Learning Library. Guest registration does not include Conference Notes.

How do I access the WVC Learning Library?

Access the Learning Library at library.wvc.org and log in using your same WVC username (email address) and password you used when registering for the conference. If you need assistance retrieving this, please contact info@wvc.org or 866.800.7326.

How do I keep track of sessions I attended so I can submit my CE to my state regulator?

There are three ways to keep track of the sessions you attend.

  1. WVC allows you to track your sessions through MySchedule.
  2. Large lecture halls are equipped with passive scanning technology. Smaller rooms utilize an iPad to record your entry. This list of sessions are retrieved from MyRecord which can be found in your WVC MyAccount after the conference. The list is editable and may be printed and submitted with your CE Certificate to your state regulator.
  3. A Sessions Attended form is provided onsite in the Scientific Program & Exhibit Hall Guide. This form allows you to keep a written record to send to your state regulator. It is not necessary that you send a copy to WVC.

How do I use the MySchedule?

MySchedule is a convenient feature that allows you to sort through the scientific program, events, and exhibitors to create a custom list. Simply browse the program and click on the favorites star to add to your customized MySchedule. Click here to access MySchedule, which will also be available on the WVC-Connect mobile app.

How do I download the WVC-Connect mobile app?

Please click here for more information about WVC-Connect.

Is there free WiFi offered at the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center?

Yes, on level 2 and 3, but unfortunately not on level 1 or in the Exhibit Hall.  Please check with your hotel front desk about WiFi in your room.

Where do I pick up my badge?

All badges will be printed and picked up onsite. Level 2, Oceanside A Ballroom,  Mandalay Bay South Convention Center.

  • BADGE ENCODING DISCLOSURE: As a WVC primary registrant, your contact information is automatically encoded into your badge. When the badge is scanned at the Exhibit Hall, the encoding supplies your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and fax number. This badge system replaces a business card and should be protected and should be scanned at your discretion.
  • Guest badges will also be encoded with the primary contact information.
  • Badges will be printed onsite, U.S. and International. ID required.

How do I receive my CE certificate?

Your CE Certificate will be available to print online after the conference in your WVC MyAccount.

CE certificates will not be issued to Retired Veterinarian, DVM Students, Veterinary Technician students, General Attendees and Guests, as they are not eligible for continuing education credits, however a participation certificate will be available to print if needed, excluding guests.

TEXAS CE: To meet the requirements for the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, you must check in at the Texas CE counter at Onsite Registration, your badge will be printed at that time. Before leaving the conference stop by the Texas CE counter to sign your CE certificate and take it with you. Due to Texas CE requirements, WVC cannot mail your CE certificate, and it will not be available online. If you are licensed in Texas, and did not register with a Texas address, please inform the attendant at the CE counter, and a certificate will be printed and ready for you when you check out.

For previous conference certificates or other WVC continued education events, please submit your request by email toc.verduzco@wvc.org.

How do I reserve my hotel room and what options do I have?

WVC negotiates discounted hotel rooms in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Delano Las Vegas, Four Seasons, Luxor Hotel & Casino, Excalibur Hotel & Casino, MGM Grand, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, The Cosmopolitan. You can book onlineby calling the hotel directly. Be sure you mention you will be attending the WVC 88th Annual Conference when reserving your room.

Can I bring my RV to the Conference?

The 5-Star Oasis RV Resort is located only 2.5 miles from Mandalay Bay and offers beautiful sites with many amenities. Please visit their website to learn more.

2711 W. Windmill Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Phone: 1-800-566-4707
Website: www.oasislasvegasrvresort.com

Is WVC providing transportation to and from McCarran International Airport?

Airport Arrival Shuttle Bus Service.
Transport to the following hotels: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Delano Las Vegas, Four Seasons, Luxor Hotel & Casino, and Excalibur Hotel & Casino.

Saturday, March 5, 9:00a-7:00p
Sunday, March 6, 8:00a-10:00p

Terminal 1, Group shuttles are available on the west side of baggage claim, outside door exits 7 – 13. Airport personnel are available to help queue the lines and provide assistance as needed.

Terminal 3, At Terminal 3, shuttles are conveniently located outside on Level Zero on the west end of the building to serve domestic travelers and on the east side of the building to accommodate international travelers. Quick exit lanes will allow traffic to leave the airport quickly and airport personnel are available to assist as needed.

Airport Return Shuttle Bus Service. Pickup at Mandalay Bay Convention Center Shark Reef Entrance for shuttle to McCarran International Airport

Thursday, March 10, 7:00a-6:00p

Is WVC providing hotel shuttle transportation to and from the other contracted hotels to Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino?

Transportation will only be provided for the following hotels during conference. Shuttles will run every 15-25 minutes from Mandalay Bay Convention Center Shark Reef entrance, level 1.

Luxor Hotel & Casino: North Bus Plaza
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino: Lower level of MGM Grand Garden Entrance
New Your-New York Hotel & Casino: Main/valet entrance on Tropicana Blvd.
Excalibur Hotel & Casino: Rotunda entrance

Sunday, March 6: 7:00a-6:30p
Monday, March 7: 6:00a – 8:00p
Tuesday, March 8: 6:00a – 7:00p
Wednesday, March 9: 6:00a – 7:00p
Thursday, March 10: 7:00 – 5:00p

Is there a place to check our bags the last day of Annual Conference?

Yes, you may check-in your baggage on Thursday at the Business Center on L1 from 7-00a – 6:00p.

What should I wear?

Business casual attire is recommended. Wear comfortable shoes, and bring a sweater or jacket, session rooms tend to run on the cooler side. If you are participating in a hands-on lab, please wear closed-toe shoes and scrubs.

What is the weather like in Las Vegas in March?

The temperature in Las Vegas during March averages in the 60’s – 70’s (Fahrenheit).

Attendees with Disabilities

Please contact the WVC office toll-free at 866.800.7326 or 702.739.6698 before December 1, 2015, so we can anticipate and assist with your special needs. Wheelchair and scooter rentals are available at Hotel Bell Desks, on a first come, first served basis. In addition, you can contact Universal Mobility at 800.852.3006, or info@lvscooter.com or the company’s website at lvscooter.com​.

What do I do if I lose an item at conference?

For lost or stolen items at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center, please find the closest house phone and request to speak to the security department. WVC staff turns in all lost items at the end of each conference day.

How can I find options for dining and Las Vegas shows?

WVC has negotiated an array of Las Vegas discounts for you to take advantage of. If there is something specific you would like to do, please contact the Mandalay Bay Concierge or the Concierge at the hotel you are staying for information on dining, entertainment, and more.

What are the future dates for the WVC Annual Conference?

March 5-9, 2017
March 4-8, 2018

Speakers

Thank you for being a part of the Dr. Randall Ezell 88th Annual Conference. We really appreciate all your hard work and dedication to help make the conference a great success. We hope you join us again next year.

Speaker Portal

Seize the Opportunity to Moderate the 2017 WVC Annual Conference

As a session moderator, you are required to start each session on time, assist with seat selection as needed, direct attendees to use the audience microphone for questions, close each session on time, and educate attendees about attendance capture. Each moderator serves a minimum of eight (8) hours throughout the 5-day Conference. Moderator Training is offered and attendance is highly suggested if you have never served as a WVC moderator before.

If you are interested in Moderating the 2017 WVC Annual Conference, please read through the Moderator Guidelines and send your completed application to Amada Garcia at A.Garcia@wvc.org.

FAQs

How do I find the Speaker Portal?

What is my login and password to the Speaker Portal?

A key will be automatically generated and emailed to you with a direct link to the Speaker Portal.

When will I know my presentation schedule?

In the Speaker Portal you may view and print your schedule. Please note that room locations are subject to change up until the time of the conference.

Who will be in my audience?

Your audience is made up of over 9,000 veterinary professionals. WVC has a universal policy allowing attendees to self-select sessions they feel are most beneficial to them, regardless of registration type. Guest registrants are not able to attend scientific sessions. Programming that requires an addition fee, such as labs or workshops, may limit the enrollment type.

Do I need to register for the conference?

As a Speaker at WVC, your registration is complimentary.

May I bring a guest to the conference?

As part of your Speaker compensation package, you are allowed to bring one guest at no charge. This guest registration allows them to attend entertainment events and visit the Exhibit Hall. Please contact janis@wvc.org for questions.

Will my guest be able to attend my session?

Yes, please email janis@wvc.org with your guest registration information along with the request to attend your sessions.

Do I book my hotel room myself?

In an effort to make your speaking engagement as convenient as possible, we will book your hotel reservation for you at the Mandalay Bay.

May I upgrade my hotel accommodations?

Yes, please contact janis@wvc.org and refer to the lodging form found in the speaker portal for additional information. Upgrades are limited in number, so please submit your request as early as possible.

If I wish to extend my stay, how do I arrange this?

Please contact janis@wvc.org, and these arrangements will be made for you.

What is my hotel confirmation number?

You can view your hotel confirmation in the Speaker Portal in January

Who books my travel?

You are responsible for booking your own travel through the WVC preferred travel agency, Travelex. Please contact Travelex at lisag@travelexbix.com (847.519.4772) or andreab@travelexbiz.com (847.519.4773) by October 1, 2015. Remember by booking early you will have the greatest selections of flights.

I'm speaking in a sponsored symposium or lab and my sponsor has indicated they will arrange my travel and lodging. Do I need to notify WVC?

Please contact janis@wvc.org with this information so that a possible double booking can be avoided.

Contact Info

Toll-free: 866.800.7326
Local Phone: 702.739.6698
Fax: 702.739.6420

2017 Conference Booth Sales Now Open

WVC is excited to announce that booth sales for 2017 are now open.  We would like to remind you of a few items and timelines:

  • If you participated in the 2016 Annual Conference you will receive an email from WVC regarding the opening of booth sales.
  • We are assigning booth on a first right of refusal policy.  This means that all 2016 Exhibitors will have the right to first reclaim their 2016 Space.  After we have contacted all 2016 Exhibitors to reclaim space, we will start to accommodate those companies that participated in the 2016 WVC Annual Conference but have indicated they wish to improve their location or select a larger booth.
  • If you did not participate in the 2016 WVC Annual Conference you can still submit an application once we open.  However, new companies or companies that did not participate in the 2016 Annual Conference will not be able to select a booth until we have finished with the 2016 participants.

If you have any questions, please contact Joel Altman at j.altman@wvc.org.

 

2016 WVC Annual Conference Stats

 

Spam Alert: Solicitation of WVC Attendee List

Please be aware of people or groups pretending to sell the WVC Attendee List. If you are approached by Global Conference House or other third-party company please delete or ignore the email/message. If you are interested in purchasing the WVC Attendee List, please contact Joel Altman, Exhibits Director, at j.altman@wvc.org.

FAQ

When will the 2017 conference booth sales start?

Booths for the 2017 Annual Conference will go on sale May 17, 2016.

How do I reclaim my 2016 space for the 2017 Annual Conference?

When you fill out the 2017 WVC Exhibitor Application, you will indicate that you, prefer to be assigned same 2016 space(s).

How do a request a different booth location in 2017?

When you fill out the 2017 WVC Exhibitor Application, you will indicate that you prefer to release your 2016 space(s) and want to select a different location. Please note, we will assign you into your previous booth space until you find a more desired location.

When will the Service Kit be available?

The 2017 Service kit will be available October 3, 2016.

Exhibitor Quick Links

Exhibitor Contacts

Joel Altman
Exhibits Director
Email: j.altman@wvc.org

Michele Wayne
Business Development Coordinator
Email: m.wayne@wvc.org

Contact Info
Toll Free: 866.800.7326
Local Phone: 702.739.6698
Fax: 702.739.6420

WVC Mailing Address
2425 E. Oquendo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89120

WVC Payment Address
PO Box 50755
Henderson, NV 89016