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February 17-20, 2019 — Las Vegas, NV

When and where is the 2018 WVC Annual Conference?

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

Dates: Sunday, March 4, 2018 through Thursday, March 8, 2018.
Paid labs are available on Saturday, March 3, through Wednesday, March 7. You may sign up for these labs by logging into your profile and registering.

Oquendo Center
2425 E. Oquendo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89120

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. 84% 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!

Download your expense worksheet HERE.

I have registered for the 5K. Where do I pick up my packet?

Your 5K packet will be available to pick up on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Orchid Lounge

Mandalay Bay Hotel (near the main elevator bank) from 12:00pm to 8:00pm.

If you are unable to pick up on Saturday, your packet will be onsite at Sunset Park.

When will the 2018 Exhibit Hall be open?

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

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

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, at Badge Pickup or 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. The 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. NOTE: Student must provide a letter from Program Director on school letterhead, verifying enrollment. When registering online, letter can be uploaded during the registration process. Once verified by WVC, the registration will be completed and a confirmation will be sent via email. Letter can also be faxed, mailed or emailed, Onsite registration available, with letter.

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 do I spend my time outside of Conference?

View recommendations for what to do during your visit to Las Vegas in this year’s Best Bets, created by WVC staff.

How many CE hours are offered?

Continuing Education Credit Information

Full Conference: Up to 57 CE Hours
One-day Conference: 5-12 CE Hours
Exhibit Hall: Up to 2 CE Hours**

Each lecture is 50 minutes long and provides one hour of CE credit.  Please check with your respective state regarding the acceptance of hours spent inside the Exhibit Hall for continuing education credit. Total hours are determined according to the following schedule:

Saturday, March 3: 9 CE Hours*
Sunday, March 4: 8 CE Hours*
Monday, March 5: 10 CE Hours
Tuesday, March 6: 12 CE Hours
Wednesday, March 7: 10 CE Hours
Thursday, March 8: 8 CE Hours

To meet the requirements for the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, you must check in at the TX counter at Onsite Registration, 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 state 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.

Please note one hour of continuing education credit may be earned for each full hour of clinical seminar/presentation, lecture, discussions covering veterinary medicine, or lab attended. The maximum CE hours that can be obtained per Veterinarian is 49.5 and Veterinary Technician is 40.5.

*Additional purchase required.   **Contact your state for CE requirements.

How do I register for the 2018 WVC Annual Conference?

Registration opens September 1, 2017. You can register on our website by clicking the green “Register Now” button and completing the process. Onsite registration is available on level 1 Foyer 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.

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. A 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 Conference and/or session refunds must be received at the WVC Office in writing (via email /fax/U.S. mail) by February 25, 2018. Requests postmarked after February 25, 2018, will not be processed. No exceptions. All registrations are nontransferable. Email: or Fax: 702.739.6420


Cancellation Policy for Tours

To request a refund for the tours, please call Victoria’s Event Productions at 702.794.2492.

  • 90 days or more prior to event – 100% refund
  • 14-89 days from event  – 50% cancellation fee.
  • Less than 14 days from event – non-refundable

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 Mandalay Bay to the off-site events. 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. For Onsite Registration, the primary registrant must be present to register a guest.

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 babysitting services within your hotel, or the following independent child care source near Mandalay Bay.

Bright Horizons*
(located inside of the MGM)

3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

*Not affiliated with WVC

Will there be a Mother's Room?

The Mother’s Lounge will be available Sunday-Thursday, 7:00a-6:00p in Jasmine H, Level 3.

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 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. The 2018 Scientific Program will be online shortly.

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.

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.

Conference Notes Disclaimer: The Annual Conference Notes contain lecture notes for over 650 sessions being presented at the WVC Annual Conference. While every effort has been made to include notes for all sessions, some notes are not available. In particular, notes for Hands-on Labs, Workshops, Industry Seminars, and Symposia are typically published separately and distributed directly to attendees during the session. Due to the level of audience participation, notes are not required for Lunch & Learn sessions and select sessions that focus on case presentations.

How do I access the WVC Learning Library?

To access the Learning Library, follow the instructions below.

  1. Type the following URL into your browser:
  2. Navigate to the upper right hand corner and click on the Login text.
  3. Log in using your WVC login credentials (email address and password).

Please note the login is case sensitive.

If you need assistance retrieving this, please contact or 866.800.7326.

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

Badge scanning technology is utilized at the Conference in order to better understand attendee interests and preferences. The information collected will be used to improve future events and enhance attendee experience. We encourage all participants to take part in this process to ensure the most accurate data is obtained. As an extra benefit, you can personally keep track of sessions you attend and refer to the information in your WVC account. Most WVC sessions comply with state mandates for continuing education credit (you are responsible for confirming specific requirements in states where you are licensed), and your onsite record can help supply the documentation you need.

To access a copy of your My Record, follow the instructions below.

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

A Record of Sessions Form has also been provided for you in the Scientific Program & Exhibit Hall Guide.

How do I use the MySchedule?

MySchedule is accessible through the program website.

In order to use the MySchedule feature, you must be logged in to your WVC Account. 

Browse the program and favorite sessions and exhibitors by clicking on the star icon. This will add items to your My Schedule.

Click on the MySchedule button in the left-hand navigation area to view a full list of sessions. 

This information will automatically be added to the WVC-Connect mobile app when you download and log in for use while at the Conference. 

How do I download the WVC-Connect mobile app?

The 2018 WVC-Connect app will be released in January 2018. WVC encourages you to download and install the app before the Conference, and download any notes available before arriving to the Conference. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices via Apple’s App Store and Google Play, respectively. Search for WVC 2018. For iOS devices, you will need iOS 7.0 or higher, and for Android device, you will need Android 2.3 or higher. 

Once you download and install the app, you will log into your account with your email address and badge id number (found in your confirmation email).

If you have any difficulties, please contact CadmiumCD at or call (410) 638-9239. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

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?


Badge Pick-up Location for Saturday (for advance registration only) Orchid Lounge, Mandalay Bay Saturday, March 3 12:00p – 8:00p

Onsite Registration and Badge Pick-up Hours: Mandalay Bay Convention Center Level 1 Foyer

Registration Hours:

Saturday, March 3: 12:00 – 5:00p
Sunday, March 4: 7:00a – 6:00p
Monday, March 5: 7:00a – 5:00p
Tuesday, March 6: 7:00a – 5:00p
Wednesday, March 7:  7:00a – 5:00p
Thursday, March 8:  7:00a – 2:00p (TX Counter will be open until 5:00p)

  • 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, if possible, should be scanned at your discretion.
  • 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 TX counter at Onsite Registration, Level 1, Foyer, where your badge will be printed. Before leaving the conference stop by the TX counter to sign your CE certificate and take it with you. Due to state 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 to

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

WVC negotiates discounted hotel rooms in Las Vegas. Hotel booking will open September 1, 2017. You can book online or by calling the hotel directly. Be sure you mention you will be attending the WVC 90th 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

Is WVC providing transportation to and from McCarran International Airport?

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

Saturday, March 3, 9:00a-7:00p
Sunday, March 4, 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, 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 Entrance for shuttle to McCarran International Airport

Thursday, March 8, 6:00a-6:00p

Is WVC providing hotel shuttle transportation to and from the other contracted hotels to Mandalay Bay Convention Center?

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

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

Sunday, March 4: 7:00a-6:30p
Monday, March 5: 6:00a – 8:00p
Tuesday, March 6: 6:00a – 7:00p
Wednesday, March 7: 6:00a – 7:00p
Thursday, March 8: 6:00a – 12:00p

Is there a place to check our bags during Annual Conference?

WVC is pleased to offer Luggage Storage throughout the Conference. Location is Level 1, Entrance Foyer of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Please see schedule below.

Luggage storage hours:

Sunday, 9:00a – 5:30p

Monday, 7:00a – 5:30p

Tuesday, 7:00a – 5:30p

Wednesday, 7:00a – 5:30p

Thursday, 6:00a – 5:30p

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, 2017, 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 or the company’s website at

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.

Scientific Program

The Scientific Program provides advance access to the entire education program and exhibit hall, allowing you to search and view all of the education sessions by date, area, audience, type, category, speaker, sponsor or keyword. If you are registered, you can also log in and create your very own personal itinerary (My Schedule) that reflects your professional interests. With over 1,000 hours of quality CE available through interactive sessions and hands-on labs, there is something for everyone at the WVC 90th Annual Conference. View Scientific Program.

View Conference Program Book here. (Program subject to change)

What is MySchedule?

The MySchedule tool allows participants to easily sort through the wide selection of CE offerings and create a custom schedule online before arriving at the Conference. This tool is used to guide you throughout the week. MySchedule carries over into the mobile app, WVC-Connect and converts to a virtual and printable MyRecord after the conference. Participants can then use the record of sessions to track what was attended.

Why is my badge being scanned?

Badge scanning technology is utilized to assist you in keeping track of the sessions that you attend. Most rooms employ overhead units located at the doorway with the digital sign announcing the sessions in the room. Following the conference, your record of sessions attended can be accessed from your WVC account. You will be able to see the scanned information and make any adjustments that you feel are necessary. In addition to this purpose for scanning, WVC uses this information to improve future events.

What is the WVC Learning Library?

The Learning Library is the ultimate veterinary education resource center, available 24/7.
As well as access to select Conference proceedings, we continuously add new content including podcasts, audio, and video. Learn more at

How do I access Conference Notes?

Conference Notes will be available 30 days prior to the Annual Conference.

As a Conference participant or subscriber to the Learning Library, you receive access to the Conference Notes at no cost. Videos & other content are available for $19.99/month or $198/year. There is no required commitment. You can adjust your account to pay for a single month or subscribe on a reoccurring plan. Courses and events are not included in the subscription.  You can browse the Library at no cost with a 90-sec preview on video and audio files. In order to access notes, you must be logged in using the email address and password used when you registered for the event. If you are not logged in, you will not be able to view the notes.

How long are Conference Notes available?

Conference Notes are available on the program website for up to one year. Extended access to notes from the year attended are available on the WVC Learning Library website at no additional cost ( Additional content requires a subscription to Learning Library (

Can I upload them to my personal or work computer? How?

You can download the notes from the various sources (See question above about “How do I access Conference Notes?”). Once the notes have been downloaded, they are yours for personal use. Notes are copyrighted materials and not available for sharing or use beyond personal reference.

What is WVC Connections?

Connections is a complimentary resource developed for you and is only open to previous participants of the Annual Conference, a hands-on lab or other WVC career development course. Connections is a secure and private place where you can pose questions to industry experts, participate in discussions on topics that impact your practice and find professionals who share your interests. Visit to:

  • CONNECT and communicate with fellow participants
  • NETWORK via a comprehensive directory of veterinary professionals
  • PARTICIPATE in focused discussion groups or connect individually
  • ACCESS useful and informative documents in the resource center
  • SHARE documents. Organize, tag, and rate resource materials


View recommendations for what to do during your visit to Las Vegas in this years Best Bets, created by WVC staff.

Ark Restaurants

Location: New York-New York Hotel
Discount: 10% discount at participating ARK restaurants
Participating ARK restaurants including America, Gonzalez Y Gonzalez, Broadway Burger Bar and Village Streets.

Excludes Gallagher’s Steakhouse.

Offer good with delegate badge from WVC 2018. No cash value. Management reserves all rights.

Axe Monkeys

Location: 3525 E Post Rd Suite #110
Discount: 10% discount
Discount Code: WVC10

Beatles™ Love™ – Cirque du Soleil

Location: Mirage Hotel
Discount: Tickets start at $55
Exclusive group discounts available for groups of 10+. Contact Chris Barley (Sales Manager) to book today. Group Sales Line: 702-761-9548

Blue Man Group

Location: Luxor Hotel
Discount: Individuals save up to $40
Exclusive group discounts available for groups of 10+. Contact Chris Barley (Sales Manager) to book today. Group Sales Line: 702-761-9548

Casa de Shenadoah

Location: 3310 E. Sunset Rd
Discount: Diamond Tour – $79 regular, with code: $63.20 Platinum Tour – $59 regular, with code: $47.20 Mansion Tour – $39 regular, with code: $31.20 General Admission Tour – $25 regular, with code: $20
Discount Code: WVCCDS18
Discount Code will not be valid with any other offer, discount or promotion.

Criss Angel – Mind Freak

Location: Luxor Hotel
Discount: Tickets start at $55
Exclusive group discounts available for groups of 10+. Contact Chris Barley (Sales Manager) to book today. Group Sales Line: 702-761-9548

Fashion Show

Location: 3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Discount: Premier Passport Coupon Book
Present the digital voucher at the Fashion Show Guest Services Desk to receive coupon book

Grand Canal Shoppes

Location: Venetian Hotel
Discount: Premier Passport Coupon Book
Present the digital voucher at Brighton Collectibles, Welcome to Las Vegas or Guerlain to receive coupon book

High Roller Observation Wheel

Location: The Linq Hotel
Discount: $20 Daytime Tickets $30 Evening Tickets
Discount code: HRWV18
Individuals may purchase Happy Hour upgrades individually.

Ka – Cirque du Soleil

Location: MGM Grand
Discount: Tickets start at $55
Exclusive group discounts available for groups of 10+. Contact Chris Barley (Sales Manager) to book today. Group Sales Line: 702-761-9548

Magic Mike Live

Location: Hard Rock Hotel
Discount: $25.00 off Premium, Preferred & Reserved seating
Discount Code: CONVEN
Links/Contact: Call 702.483.4820
Must call to make reservations to receive discount. Cannot book online.

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Location: Treasure Island
Discount: $20 tickets
Discount Code: BCONV20
Links/Contact: 702.785.5394
Must call to make reservations to receive discount. Cannot book online.

Maverick Helicopter Tour

Location: 6075 Las Vegas Blvd
Discount: 10% discount
Discount Code: CONV10
Must be booked online. Offer cannot be combined with any other coupon, discount or offer. Excludes: Grand Canyon Discovery, Grand Canyon Adventure, Free Spirit, NASCAR and EDC. Discount applied to retail price, before fees and fuel surcharge. Not valid for groups of 21 or more. Not valid on previous bookings.

Michale Jackson One – Cirque du Soleil

Location: Mandalay Bay Resort
Discount: Save up to 20% on tickets.
Exclusive group discounts available for groups of 10+. Contact Chris Barley (Sales Manager) to book today. Group Sales Line: 702-761-9548

Mystere – Cirque du Soleil

Location: Treasure Island Hotel
Discount: Save 30% on tickets.
Exclusive group discounts available for groups of 10+. Contact Chris Barley (Sales Manager) to book today. Group Sales Line: 702-761-9548

Neon Museum

Location: 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North
Discount: Additional $2 off tours
Discount code: WVC
Prices vary for each tour. This discount cannot be combined with any other offers or applied toward the Neon Museum/Mob Museum  combo ticket.

O – Cirque du Soleil

Location: Bellagio Hotel
Discount: Save up to 20% on tickets.
Exclusive group discounts available for groups of 10+. Contact Chris Barley (Sales Manager) to book today. Group Sales Line: 702-761-9548

Richard Petty Driving Experience

Location: Las Vegas Motor Speedway 7000 Las Vegas Blvd North
Discount: Save extra 10% on sale price
Discount code: LasVegas10
When booking online, click on the Las Vegas track to get the discount. Discount not applicable in other locations. Contact: Deana Jones and make reservations with the discount code. Her contact # is: 704.886.2412


Location: 14200 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Discount: (1) complimentary lap for any 5 lap or more package
Discount Code: Oquendo18
Must call 702.874.8888 to make reservation. Complimentary shuttle transfers from the attendees hotel.

Sun Buggy-ATV Tours and Dune Buggy Rentals

Location: 6925 Speedway Blvd. #106
Discount: 20% off all of our Baja Chases
Discount Code: WVC18

The Voice: Neon Dreams

Location: Hard Rock Hotel
Discount: $25.00 off Premium, Preferred & Reserved seating
Discount code: CON25
Links/Contact: 702.483.4820
Must call to make reservation and receive discount For more info:

Zumanity – Cirque du Soleil

Location: New York- New York Hotel
Discount: Tickets start at $49
Exclusive group discounts available for groups of 10+. Contact Chris Barley (Sales Manager) to book today. Group Sales Line: 702-761-9548

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2018 Conference Press Releases

Leading Veterinary Conference, WVC, Celebrated 90 Years of Education in Las Vegas

March 28, 2018 – Nearly 14,000 veterinary professionals gathered at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas for the WVC 90th Annual Conference, March 4-8. Participants had the opportunity to attend more than 1,000 hours of scientific sessions, interact with over 518 exhibiting companies in the Exhibit Hall and network with colleagues from 27 countries and all 50 states… Read More

MightyVet Launches Industry-Wide Platform to Support Veterinarian Professionals in their Career and Well-Being

March 5, 2018 – MightyVet today rolled out the first phase of its multi-faceted initiative to promote the education and support of veterinarians, students, vet techs, and anyone who surrounds them, about the challenges and opportunities faced by those in the veterinary profession… Read More

WVC Announces Full Entertainment Line-up for 90th Annual Conference

March 2, 2018 Artists performing at the Conference this year include: American music artist Jewel as the General Session speaker, Emmy-nominated actor and comedian Kevin Nealon for the Hill’s Comedy Kickoff, and Grammy award-winning country music artist Darius Rucker for a concert sponsored by Merck Animal Health… Read More

Tripawds Foundation Expands Veterinary Financial Aid Programs

February 27, 2018 – No animal should suffer economic euthanasia when faced with losing a limb. During the 90th annual Western Veterinary Conference March 5-7 in Las Vegas, the Tripawds Foundation is educating attendees about helpful outreach and financial assistance programs just for clients facing amputation for their pets, in the exhibit hall at booth #1032… Read More

Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary Phyto Animal Health Announces Participation at WVC Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas

February 27, 2018   Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, subsidiary Phyto Animal Health announced today that it will be exhibiting at the WVC 90th Annual Conference at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 4-8, 2018… Read More

Nation’s First Veterinary House Call Franchise to Debut at VMX 2018

February 26, 2018 – Boston, Mass. – Anyone with a pet knows how nerve-wracking it can be to transport a dog – or especially a cat – to the vet’s office and back for an appointment. This hassle is a key reason routine vet visits are on the decline, which may lead to preventable, expensive emergency veterinary hospital visits for the 68 percent of U.S. families who own a pet… Read More

Urine Off’s® Western Vet 2018 Booth # 915

February 23, 2018 – Urine Off is a revolutionary biotechnology product that eliminates urine odor and stains at the source, permanently. Urine Off uses a combination of naturally occurring micro-organisms and their enzymes to digest the uric acid crystals (which produce urine’s pungent aroma) as well as urea (the sticky substance in urine) and proteins (which promote pathogen growth)… Read More

“Saturday Night Live” Star Kevin Nealon to Perform at WVC’s 90th Annual Conference

November 2, 2017 WVC today announced that actor and comedian Kevin Nealon will perform at the 90th Annual Conference at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 4-8, 2018, sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Nealon … Read More

Press Contact

Kate Blom-Lowery
PR Specialist

Press Room

Location: Mandalay Bay, Breakers South, L2
Sunday–Wednesday, 8:00a–5:00p
Thursday 8:00a–12:00p

How to register

To obtain your complimentary press pass, please fill out the registration form and submit to Kate Blom-Lowery, PR Specialist, at Form can also be sent by fax or mail.

On-site registration will be available during the Conference in the pressroom, where press badges should be picked up if you have pre-registered. A business card will be required to verify credentials during on-site registration.

Continuing Education (CE) credit is not available with your complimentary registration. If you wish to receive CE credit, you must purchase a veterinary registration. All press registration inquiries are subject to approval.

Registration Form

With a 90-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.

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

2011 – 83rd Western Veterinary Conference

Thank You To Our 2018 Sponsors




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Akorn, Inc.
Calico Financial
Ceva Animal Health
Companion Animal Health by Litecure
Kindred Biosciences, Inc.
Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc.
PRN Pharmacal
Vets First Choice


Companion Animal Health by Litecure
Eye Care for Animals
Henry Schein
Hitachi Aloka
IMS Steris
Karl Storz Veterinary
Kyon Veterinary
Surgical Products
Midmark Corporation
Smiths Medical
Sonosite Fujifilm
Universal Imaging
Veterinary Orthopedic Implants


3M Animal Care
Addison Biological Laboratory, Inc.
Advanced Monitors Corp.
Alfa Wassermmann Diagnostic Technologies
AllAccem Sanos
Bank of America
Practice Solutions
Beyond Indigo Pets
Blue Buffalo Company
Blue River Petcare
Care Credit
Dechra Veterinary Products
Diamondback Drugs
Diagnostic Imaging Systems, Inc.
DRE Veterinary
DVM Mulitmedia
First Financial Bank
Havel’s, Inc.
IM3, Inc.
JNA Advertising
Live Oak Bank
Mason Company
Medivet Biologics
Norbrook Inc.
Nova Biomedical
Pearl Companies
Petplan Pet Insurance
Royal Canin
Shepherd Software, Inc.
Smiths Medical
Spectrum Veterinary
Suntech Medical, Inc.
Van Beek Natural Science
Vet Innovations, Inc.
Vet Strategy
Veterinary Practice Solutions
Veen America, Inc.
Viagen Pets
Wellhaven Pet Health