Who can attend the Western Veterinary Conference?
Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, Practice Managers, Administrative Staff, DVM Students, Veterinary Technician Students, allied veterinary health professionals. Photo ID required. DVM Students and Veterinary Technician Students in AVMA accredited programs require student credentials.
How many people usually attend the Annual Western Veterinary Conference?
Nearly 15,000 veterinary professionals attend WVC, 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?
In 2015, 53 hours of CE are available for a full registration. Please note that the Autotutorial Theater does not qualify for CE credit.
Is lunch included in the registration?
No. However, lunch and food options are available inside the Exhibit Hall and throughout the Conference hotels and Convention Center. Complimentary box lunches are also available from Industry Lunch Seminars.
Are the Conference Notes included in the registration fee?
Conference Notes will be available online only, after January 15, 2015. Notes are not included with a Guest registration.
Do I sign up for each session I want to attend?
WVC's scientific lectures, including symposia, and special presentations are open to all registered attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Hands-on Laboratories, Workshops, and Lunch and Learns require an additional registration and fee.
As a Veterinary Technician, what sessions may I attend?
You are welcome to attend lectures designed specifically for Technicians, Veterinarians, and Practice Managers.
How do I keep track of sessions I attend so I can submit my CE to my state regulator?
There are three ways to keep track of the sessions you attend.
- WVC allows you to track your sessions through MySchedule.
- You will be able to scan your badge when entering sessions rooms. Large lecture halls are equipped with passive scanning technology. Smaller rooms utilize an iPad to record your entry.
- A Sessions Attended from is provided onsite in the back of the Scientific Program & Exhibit Hall Guide. This form allows to you keep a written record to send to your state board. It is not necessary that you send a copy to WVC.
How do I receive my CE certificate?
Your CE Certificate will be available to print online after the Conference. For previous conference certificates, please submit your request by email to firstname.lastname@example.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, Delano, Four Seasons, Luxor, Excalibur, MGM Grand, Tropicana, New York-New York, Monte Carlo, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Courtyard, La Quinta Inn, and Residence Inn Las Vegas South.
Can I purchase additional Guest badge(s) for my family and friends?
Yes. Guest registration allows access to the Guest Program (Monday-Wednesday), Exhibit Hall, social activities and evening entertainment events. DOES NOT include access to any scientific session. Guests who wish to attend the Scientific Program lectures must purchase an additional badge, registering in the appropriate category.
What should I wear?
Business casual attire is recommended for official meeting functions. Bring a sweater or jacket. Session rooms tend to run on the cooler side.
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 baby-sitting services within your hotel, or contact the following independent child care sources near Mandalay Bay (not affiliated with WVC).
Bright Horizons-McCarran 1788 Landing Strip Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89119702.261.5437
How can I find options for dining and Las Vegas shows?
Please contact the Mandalay Bay Concierge or the Concierge at the hotel where you are staying for information on dining, entertainment, and more.
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. Visit oasislasvegasrvresort.com to learn more.
When do I get my badge and lanyard?
All badges will be printed onsite. Please go to Level 2 of the Mandalay Convention Center. If you have registered in advance, go to the Advance Check-In counters. ID will be required.
What is the weather like in Las Vegas in February?
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