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2018

WVC Welcomes New Board President and Board Members

June 21, 2018 – WVC is pleased to announce the 2018 incoming board president Dr. Darwin R. Yoder, as well as new board members Drs. Travis McDermott and Suzanne Russo. Announced at the most recent WVC Annual Conference held this past March 2018, these professionals bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise and leadership to the organization…Read More

WVC Honors Continuing Educators of the Year

May 31, 2018 – WVC is pleased to honor the 2018 WVC Annual Conference Continuing Educators of the Year. Event participants selected seven outstanding instructors who were superior in their ability to deliver innovative and effective continuing educational content with insight, accuracy, depth, and openness… Read More

WVC Announces New Annual Conference Dates in Response to Feedback from Veterinary Professionals

April 24, 2018 – WVC Annual Conference show organizers annually survey their more than 14,000 participants in an effort to gain show-related insight. In response to the needs reflected in the feedback, WVC is moving their conference back to February and has shortened the duration by one day. New dates for the WVC Annual Conference will be February17-20,2019attheMandalayBayConventionCenter. Theconferencedateswillstay on President’s Day Week, with an exception in 2021 due to “MAGIC” reserving much of the convention space in the city for their international apparel show… Read More

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

WVC’s Veterinary Technician Symposium Returns for Two Events This Summer

March 1, 2018 – WVC today opens registration for two Veterinary Technician Symposia (VTS), to be held June 25-27 and August 6-8, 2018, in Las Vegas at the world-renowned Oquendo Center. A sell-out event for the last three years, WVC will meet the demand for hands-on Veterinary Technician education with two events. The VTS in June will cover the topic areas of behavior, anesthesia and diagnostics. August topic areas are surgery, post-op pain management and rehabilitation… Read More

Keynote Speakers Announced for WVC Women’s Veterinary Summit in Las Vegas

March 1, 2018 – WVC today opens registration for the Women’s Veterinary Summit, held July 22-23, 2018, in Las Vegas at the world-renowned Oquendo Center. Moving into its third year, the Summit is geared towards veterinarians who want to gain confidence in pursuing their career goals with continued emphasis on leadership, communications, wellness and success… Read More

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

January 29, 2018 – WVC today announces the full line-up of entertainment for the WVC 90th Annual Conference in Las Vegas, March 4-8, 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 … Read More

WVC Develops a Hands-on Symposium for Recent Graduates

January 15, 2018 – WVC today opens registration for a new hands-on course, held July 16- 18, 2018, in Las Vegas at the Oquendo Center. The program is specifically developed for recent graduates and veterinarians looking to return to patient care after a leave of absence. Participants will experience hands-on training and build confidence in three vital practice areas: emergency and critical care, communications and dentistry… Read More

WVC RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE; SUPPORTS LEADERSHIP

January 3, 2018 – WVC today announces the 2018 recipients of the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award and the Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award. Both Awards honor aspiring leaders in the veterinary profession and are awarded annually… Read More

2017

 

WVC Supports City of Henderson Animal Care and Control With First “Clear the Shelters” Event 

December 18, 2017 WVC has been honored for its assistance with Henderson Animal Care and Control’s first “Clear the Shelters” event on August 19-20, 2017, where almost 100 animals were up for adoption. WVC organized the spaying and neutering of 30 cats … 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

WVC Opens Registration for 2018 Continuing Education Program

October 4, 2017 – WVC today opens registration for its 2018 continuing education (CE) program with over 30 hands-on courses available at the state-of-the-art Oquendo Center in Las Vegas… Read More

WVC Returns to Oklahoma City With A One-Day Course in Small Animal Dentistry

September 22, 2017 – WVC will host a veterinary CE course on small animal dentistry in Oklahoma City. With 32 years of small animal practice experience, Dr. William Gengler will lead participants through the basic principles of… Read More

WVC Returns to Salt Lake City With a One-Day Course for Veterinarians: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Liver Disease

September 18, 2017 – WVC will host a veterinary CE course on liver disease in Salt Lake City. Dr. David Twedt will lead participants through the optimal diagnosis and clinical management of… Read More

WVC Opens 2018 Awards for Veterinary Students and Recent Graduates

September 18, 2017 – WVC invites applications for the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award and the Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award for eligible students and recent graduates. Both Awards honor aspiring … Read More

WVC Announces 90th Annual Conference in Las Vegas, March 4-8, 2018

September 5, 2017 – WVC today opens registration and releases the preliminary program for its 90th Annual Conference at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 4-8, 2018. Over five … Read More

WVC Wraps First Destination CE Program

August 23, 2017 – WVC’s first Destination CE program returned to port after a seven-day cruise to Alaska, Aug. 4–11, 2017. Over 100 veterinarians participated in the program earning 14 CE hours in dermatology with… Read More

WVC is On the Road in Indianapolis, Sept. 17

August 10, 2017 – Veterinary CE provider WVC will offer a comprehensive one-day course, “Ophthalmology in General Practice,” on Sept. 17 at JW Marriott Indianapolis as the first of its ‘On the Road’ series … Read More

WVC’s Women’s Veterinary Summit welcomes 74 participants in its second year

July 18, 2017 – Hitting its stride in the second year, WVC Women’s Veterinary Summit (WVS) welcomed 74 participants to the Oquendo Center on July 16 and 17. Attendees were aged 24 to 65 and hailed from Canada and 25 … Read More

WVC’s Annual Veterinary Technician Symposium sells out for third straight year

May 31, 2017 –The 2017 Veterinary Technician Symposium (VTS) will be held
at WVC’s clinical training facility, Oquendo Center, June 26-28, where participants will focus on three practice areas: Dentistry, … Read More

WVC Announces Anthony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR as Chief Veterinary Medical Officer

May 15, 2017 – Dr. Anthony Pease has accepted the position of WVC Chief Veterinary Medical Officer to commence May 15, 2017. A champion of veterinary education for over 14 years, Dr. Pease has worked at … Read More

WVC Recognized for Innovation by the Las Vegas Business Press

April 25, 2017 – The Las Vegas Business Press State of Nevada announced WVC as a double honoree in its Education and Nonprofit … Read More

WVC Presents 2017 Continuing Educators of the Year

April 17, 2017 – Six exemplary educators were voted by participants to receive the honored distinction during the 89th Annual Conference held March 5-9, 2017 in Las Vegas. The annual award acknowledges … Read More

The WVC 89th Annual Conference Concludes with an Eye on the Future

March 21, 2017 – Over 14,000 Veterinary professionals gathered in Las Vegas, March 5-9 for the WVC 89th Annual Conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.The organization’s flagship event offered participants the opportunity to earn up to 57 continuing education (CE) hour … Read More

Keynote Speakers Announced – Women’s Veterinary Summit

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

2016

WVC Expands Continuing Education Program in 2017

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

WVC Appoints New Treasurer to its Board of Directors 

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

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

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

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

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

WVC Sells Out Veterinary Technician Symposium for the Second Year

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

WVC Launches Destination CE, a New Continuing Education Program

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

WVC Announces 2016 Continuing Educators of the Year

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

WVC Reveals New and Updated Online Resources for Veterinary Community

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

WVC and NAVTA Join Forces for Veterinary Technician Symposium

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

WVC Welcomes New President, Joe M. Howell, DVM

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

WVC Announces Inaugural Women’s Veterinary Summit

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

WVC Annual Conference Wraps its 88th Year

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

 

2015

WVC Announces Year-Round Lineup: 2016 Continuing Education

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

WVC Gears Up for 88th Annual Conference in Las Vegas

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

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

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

Full House for Inaugural WVC Veterinary Technician Symposium

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

New Officers and Directors for WVC Board

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

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

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

WVC Honors 2015 Continuing Educators of the Year

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

WVC Announces 2015 Dates and Cities for On The Road Series

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

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

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

2018

Rethink Vegas: Unique Offerings Off the Strip

July 9, 2018 – Event professionals and meeting planners spend a lot of time in Vegas. Like, a lot of time. My team often refers to Vegas as their second home, as they spend weeks there every year. When meeting planners think of Vegas, a few clichés come to mind: heavily air-conditioned meeting…Read More

Meet WVC’s New President and Board Members

June 28, 2018  The Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) has announced the appointment of its 2018 incoming board president, Darwin R. Yoder, DVM…Read More

Western Veterinary Conference welcomes new board president, members

June 28, 2018  Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) has announced three additions to the organization: 2018 incoming board president Darwin R. Yoder, MS, DVM, and new board members Travis…Read More

Western Veterinary Conference Announces New Annual Conference Dates Feb 17-19, 2019

May 2, 2018  WVC Annual Conference show organizers annually survey their more than 14,000 participants in an effort to gain show-related insight. In response to the needs reflected in the feedback, WVC is moving their conference back to February and has shortened the duration by one day.  New dates for the WVC Annual Conference will be February 17-20, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.  The conference dates will stay on President’s Day Week, with an exception in 2021 due to “MAGIC” reserving much of the convention space in the city for their international apparel show…Read More

WVC announces new annual conference dates

May 1, 2018  WVC Annual Conference show organizers annually survey their more than 14,000 participants in an effort to gain show-related insight. In response to the needs reflected in the feedback, WVC is moving their conference back to February and has shortened the duration by one day. New dates for the WVC Annual Conference will be February 17-20, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.  The conference dates will stay on President’s Day Week, with an exception in 2021 due to “MAGIC” reserving much of the convention space in the city for their international apparel show. In addition to moving dates to February…Read More

WVC announces 2019 annual conference dates

April 24, 2018  In response to feedback from Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) Annual Conference attendees, the organization is moving its conference back to February and has shortened the duration by one day…Read More

WVC Announces New Dates for Annual Veterinary Conference

April 24, 2018  Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) has offered high-quality continuing education (CE) to veterinary professionals for 90 years at its annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Traditionally, the conference has always been held during the first week of March, but in 2019, the well-known event will be moved to February…Read More

WVC Announces New Dates for Annual Veterinary Conference

April 24, 2018  Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) has offered high-quality continuing education (CE) to veterinary professionals for 90 years at its annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Traditionally, the conference has always been held during the first week of March, but in 2019, the well-known event will be moved to February…Read More

WVC MOVES ANNUAL EVENT TO FEBRUARY FOR VETERINARY PROFESSIONALS

April 24, 2018 Based on after-show feedback from the more than 14,000 participants of the WVC Annual Conference held in Las Vegas, the show is moving their conference back to February and has shortened the duration by one day…Read More

WVC switches to February for annual conference

April 2018 – WVC’s annual conference will move from March to February in 2019 and last four days instead of five. The schedule changes followed a survey of conference attendees. “WVC’s goal is to always respond to the needs of the profession and our participants,” CEO David Little said…Read More

WVC makes list of top nonprofits to work for

April 16, 2018  Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) has been named one of the NonProfit Times’(NPT) 50 Best Nonprofits to Work For in 2018, landing in spot No. 23….Read More

2 Animal-Related Groups Ranked as 2018’s Best Nonprofits to Work For

April 13, 2018 Every year, Nonprofit Times, a newspaper that covers the business management of nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, releases its list of the 50 best nonprofits to work for. This year, two animal-related nonprofits made the cut…Read More

Leadership Stability, Organizational Flexibility Fundamental To The 2018 Top Nonprofits To Work For

March 30, 2018 Significant change, like, say, a new chief executive officer, can have an impact on an organization’s culture, as well as other aspects of a nonprofit. Stability in the C-suite is usually helpful while consistent turnover at the top is not likely to enjoin success… Read More

WVC conference attendance approaches 14,000

March 2018 – The numbers are in for WVC 2018. The veterinary industry conference, held March 4 to 8 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, brought together nearly 14,000 people, offered more than 1,000 hours of scientific sessions and featured about 520 exhibiting companies…Read More

WVC event attendee count nears 14,000

March 30, 2018 This year’s Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) in Las Vegas, held March 4 to 8 at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Convention Center, was attended by almost 14,000 veterinary professionals from all 50 states and 27 countries….Read More

Korean medical equipment firms take part in in WVC meet

March 12, 2018 The Korea Medical Devices Industrial Cooperation Association (KMDICA) said Monday that 10 domestic medical equipment makers attended the 2018 Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, U.S…Read More

WVC At 90 Years Young; Exploring Certifications

March 12, 2018 Last week I was welcomed to the WVC 90th Annual Conference in Las Vegas where nine decades of education, innovation and inspiration were celebrated. I look forward to this conference every year as it is my networking conference, and this year was especially true after a solidly successful conference exhibiting at VMX…Read More

The Most Memorable Moments from WVC 2018

March 9, 2018 We’ve been saying it for years—the veterinary community is great. Veterinarians, practice managers, and vet techs? They are the most caring and passionate people, really. And lucky for us, we got to spend some time with them at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas!…Read More

Pathway Vet Alliance rebrand unveiled at WVC

March 7, 2018 – The company aims to elevate its focus on providing personalized management support and tooling to veterinary practices across the U.S.Read More

Western Veterinary Conference (ウェスターン・ベテリナリー・カンファレンス)

March 6, 2018 – 3月4日 – 3月8日の5日間、Las Vegas Mandaley Bay Convention Center (ラスベガス マンダレイベイ コンベンションセンター)にて獣医のショー Western Veterinary Conference(ウェスターン・ベテリナリー・カンファレンス)が開催されます(以下WVC)。WVCは、獣医を対象にした勉強会および展示会で、獣医関連の最先端の情報が入手できる機会です… Read More

WVC Women’s Veterinary Summit registration open, speakers named

March 6, 2018 Western Veterinary Conference announced that registration has opened for its Women’s Veterinary Summit, to be held this July in Las Vegas at the Oquendo Center… Read More

WVC schedules summer veterinary programs

March 5, 2018 WVC’s Oquendo Center will be extra busy this summer when it hosts separate events for veterinary technicians, new and returning veterinarians, and women… Read More

Registration Opens for WVC Women’s Veterinary Summit, Keynote Speakers Announced

March 2, 2018 WVC has opened registration for the Women’s Veterinary Summit, held July 22-23, 2018, in Las Vegas at the Oquendo Center. Moving into its third year, the summit is geared toward veterinarians who want to gain confidence in pursuing their career goals with continued emphasis on leadership, communications, wellness and success… Read More

Keynote Speakers Announced for WVC Women’s Veterinary Summit

March 2, 2018 WVC opened registration for the Women’s Veterinary Summit, held July 22-23, 2018, in Las Vegas at the Oquendo Center. Moving into its third year, the Summit is geared towards veterinarians who want to gain confidence in pursuing their career goals with continued emphasis on leadership, communications, wellness and success… 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

WVC Announces Keynote Speakers for Women’s Veterinary Summit

March 2, 2018 WVC has opened registration for the Women’s Veterinary Summit, held July 22-23, 2018, in Las Vegas at the world-renowned Oquendo Center. Moving into its third year, the Summit is geared towards veterinarians who want to gain confidence in pursuing their career goals with continued emphasis on leadership, communications, wellness and success… Read More

WVC Announces Keynote Speakers for Women’s Veterinary Summit

March 2, 2018 WVC has opened registration for the Women’s Veterinary Summit, held July 22-23, 2018, in Las Vegas at the world-renowned Oquendo Center. Moving into its third year, the Summit is geared towards veterinarians who want to gain confidence in pursuing their career goals with continued emphasis on leadership, communications, wellness and success… Read More

WVC’s Veterinary Technician Symposium Returns for Two Events This Summer

March 1, 2018 WVC has opened registration for two Veterinary Technician Symposia (VTS), to be held June 25-27 and August 6-8, 2018, in Las Vegas at the world-renowned Oquendo Center. A sell-out event for the last three years, WVC will meet the demand for hands-on Veterinary Technician education with two events. The VTS in June will cover the topic areas of behavior, anesthesia and diagnostics. August topic areas are surgery, post-op pain management and rehabilitation… Read More

WVC Schedules Two Veterinary Technician Symposia

March 1, 2018 – WVC has opened registration for two Veterinary Technician Symposia (VTS), to be held June 25-27 and August 6-8, 2018, in Las Vegas at the world-renowned Oquendo Center. A sell-out event for the last three years, WVC will meet the demand for hands-on Veterinary Technician education with two events. The VTS in June will cover the topic areas of behavior, anesthesia and diagnostics. August topic areas are surgery, post-op pain management and rehabilitation… 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… Full Story

Mind Over Miller: Nevada—home to far more than the WVC

February 09, 2018  The enormous sprawling state of Nevada is probably best known in our profession for the Western Veterinary Conference (WVC), a large conference held early in the year in Las Vegas… Full Story

Western Veterinary Conference 2018 (Western Veterinary Conference)

January 21, 2018  The Western Veterinary Conference 2018 (Western Veterinary Conference) will be held from 4th to 8th March 2018 at the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas. It is a historic conference, which began in 1965 and is the 90th year of this year. In this conference, veterinarians and animal hospital officials from all over the country and from 43 countries, 14,000 people in total will gather. During the exhibition, seminars of more than 1000 hours are held, and at the show floor, products and services related to animal hospitals, such as medical instruments, equipment, medicines, therapeutic materials, foods and supplements, are introduced. The following is the state of last year… Full Story

WVC Develops a Hands-on Symposium for Recent Graduates

January 17, 2018  WVC today opens registration for a new hands-on course, held July 16-18, 2018, in Las Vegas at the Oquendo Center. The program is specifically developed for recent graduates and veterinarians looking to return to patient care after a leave of absence. Participants will experience hands-on training and build confidence in three vital practice… Full Story

Veterinary livestock services intern receives national food animal incentive award

January 8, 2018  Shari Kennedy, livestock services intern at the Veterinary Health Center in Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is one of five recipients of the 2018 Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award… Full Story

WVC Honors Aspiring Leaders in Veterinary Profession

January 4, 2018  WVC announced the 2018 recipients of the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award and the Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award. Both awards honor aspiring leaders in the veterinary profession and are awarded annually for eligible students and recent graduates, respectively… Full Story

WVC Announces Award Winners

January 4, 2018  Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) announced the 2018 recipients of the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award and the Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award. Both prizes honor aspiring leaders in the veterinary profession and are awarded annually to eligible students … Full Story

WVC Recognizes Excellence, Supports Leadership

January 3, 2018 Portraying leadership and promoting a lifelong service to the profession, the following 35 veterinary students and two veterinary technicians are honored as 2018 recipients of the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award: … Full Story

Passing of a Veterinary Legend

January 2, 2018 The first time I met Dr. Jack Walther, he was vice president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). All these years later, I recall him telling me, “I follow your work, and thank you for sending so many pets to the veterinarian; you’re a pet’s best friend.” … Full Story

2017

Quick & Paperless Exhibitor Rebooking That Will Improve Your Trade Show Workflow

October 18,  2017 – The WVC Annual Conference is one of the largest events worldwide for veterinary professionals. Going into its 90th session in 2018, the WVC (formerly known as the Western Veterinary Conference)… Full Story

Long Live The Learning: A Year-Round Content Strategy

October 11,  2017 – The valuable knowledge delivered at your conferences deserves a life that lasts longer than a few days. From livestreaming and hashtags to webinars and… Full Story

WVC Opens Registration for 2018 Continuing Education Program

October 5,  2017 – WVC’s registration for its 2018 continuing education (CE) program with over 30 hands-on courses available at the state-of-the-art Oquendo Center in Las Vegas is now open. Veterinary professionals can choose from over 650 CE hours from the labs offered throughout the year. … Full Story

WVC Opens Registration for 2018 Continuing Education Program

October 4,  2017 – WVC today opens registration for its 2018 continuing education (CE) program with over 30 hands-on courses available at the state-of-the-art Oquendo Center in Las Vegas. Veterinary professionals can choose from over 650 CE hours from the labs offered… Full Story

WVC comments on Las Vegas massacre

October  2017 – WVC is a Las Vegas-based organization that hosts one of the world’s largest veterinary conferences and holds year-round continuing education at the Oquendo Center. CEO David Little released this statement regarding the mass… Full Story

How Well Do You Know Your Customers? 3 Takeaways from the Women’s Veterinary Summit

September  2017 – While the Women’s Veterinary Summit (WVS) offers your customers a unique way to earn up to 14 continuing education hours, it also offers a unique opportunity for distributor sales reps to gain a deeper understanding of the … Full Story

Western Veterinary Conference, Jack Walther Leadership Award

September 21, 2017 – The first time I met Dr. Jack Walther he was Vice President of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). All these years later, I recall him telling me, “I follow your work, and thank you for sending so many pets to the veterinarian; you’re a pets’ best friend.”… Full Story

Pain Control for the Aging Horse

August 2017 – Medical advances mean that many horses are living longer today, sometimes up to 35 years. As they age, horses may be prone to developing painful disease states. It is important to provide therapeutic analgesia to… Full Story

Managing Cats With Upper Respiratory Infection

August 2017 – If you see cats in your practice, you undoubtedly will see a significant number of upper respiratory infections, according to Mike Lappin, DVM , PhD , DACVIM , a professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado… Full Story

The Challenge of Perfectionism

August 22, 2017 – What does it mean to thrive in the veterinary profession? According to Betsy Charles, DVM, MA, executive director of the Veterinary Leadership Institute, thriving is a state of well-being in which people … Full Story

Making Continuing Education Available and Affordable

July 28, 2017 – How does WVC address new veterinary graduates with the large amount of debt they’re aquiring from student loans and tuition fees? Tony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR, chief veterinary medical officer of Western … Full Story

Western Veterinary Conference Wins Inaugural TSNN Best of Tech Innovation Award

July 26, 2017 – The ability to truly analyze a showfloor using actionable data and making the necessary changes to ensure the show’s continued success led to the Western Veterinary Conference snagging the inaugural TSNN Best  … Full Story

Western names Pease Chief Medical Officer

July 1, 2017 – Dr. Anthony Pease became chief medical officer for the Western Veterinary Conference on May 15, succeeding Dr. Don Waldron, who held the office for five years. Since 2008 Dr. Pease has been a faculty member of  … Full Story

WVC conference concludes with eye on expansion

April 26, 2017 – More than 14,000 veterinary professionals gathered March 5-9 in Las Vegas for the 89th annual meeting of the Western Veterinary Conference, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention … Full Story

Preaching to the superchoir—how veterinarians can help save the world

April 12, 2017 – Have you ever made eye contact with a spectacled owl? A Reimann’s snake-necked turtle? An uakari monkey? A North American oblong-winged katydid? A Salt Creek tiger beetle? Did you know these creatures even exist? Joel Sartore wants us to share amazing gazes with these … Full Story

Photo gallery: An exclusive peek at the animals of the National Geographic Photo Ark

April 12, 2017 – Your chance to lay eyes on just a few of the many faces you can meet as part of this project to pictorially capture all animals in captivity.At the Western Veterinary Conference in March, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, spoke on “A World Worth Saving – The Photo Ark,” … Full Story

The Photo Ark Project – by National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore

March 21, 2017 – Dr. Gary Palmer and Dr. Robin Lewis-Palmer were thrilled to have the opportunity to meet National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore who was the opening speaker for the Western Veterinary Conference held March … Full Story

The WVC 89th Annual Conference Concludes with an Eye on the Future

March 21, 2017 – Over 14,000 Veterinary professionals gathered in Las Vegas, March 5-9 for the WVC 89th Annual Conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The organization’s flagship event … Full Story

The Top 5 Vet Peeves from WVC 2017

March 16, 2017 – We’ve been on the road lots the last few weeks, starting with NAVC 2017 and then the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas last week. It’s a great chance for us to meet … Full Story

Announcing our Kindle Fire winner. And how SVP enables every WVC attendee to be a winner.

March 2017 – At the 2017 Western Veterinary Conference, visitors to the Specialty Veterinary Pharmacy (SVP) booth discovered a one-of-a-kind partner for special dosing needs, backordered … Full Story

WVC 2017: Ten Tips for Neurologic Examinations

March 2017 – At the 2017 Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, Sarah Moore, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), offered practical tips for testing postural reactions and spinal reflexes in dogs and … Full Story

From WVC 2017: Take a gamble on new veterinary products

March 16, 2017 – We went to Vegas and all we got was this amazeballs roundup of what’s new and coming to a show floor near you. What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. In fact … Full Story

Texas Vet Named Best in the Nation

March 14, 2017 – Pet’s Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet health insurance agency, has named Dr. Russell Johnson as the 2016 grand prize winner of its nationwide My Vet’s the Best contest. Dr. Johnson … Full Story

It’s All @Twitter…Adieu to #WVC2017, But Not To The Great Ideas…

March 13, 2017 – With both the general news and the Twittersphere focused on analyzing political news on Twitter – is it real or is it fake … Full Story

CadmiumCD Launches Enhanced Meeting Planning App at WVC Annual Conference

March 2017 – CadmiumCD announced an enhanced version of its eventScribe® Conference App, eventScribe Boost™, with breakthrough features that extend beyond the attendee event experience. Now, when planners, speakers, or … Full Story

Why Attend WVC 2017

February 2017 – Passion Meets Education at the WVC 89th Annual Conference, March 5-9, in Las Vegas. Following are WVC’s TOP 10 reasons to attend this five-day educational events. 1. Create your own learning experience … Full Story

COE to host listening session at Western Veterinary Conference

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

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

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

Plenty on Tap for WVC in ’17

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

A Breakout Room of One’s Own

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

2016

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

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

Individualized Customer Service

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

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

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

WVC Expands Continuing Education Program in 2017

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

Women’s Summit on the Mark

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

WVC Appoints New Treasurer to Board of Directors

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

Faces of Change – Women’s Veterinary Summit

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

WVC welcomes new leadership to its board of directors

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

WVC annual conference wraps up 88th year

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

WVC announces inaugural women’s veterinary summit

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

Southern Nevada tourism steams ahead with 2.9 percent increase

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

WVC 2016 – New Product Launch – Talkingvet Cloud

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

People and Professions: Reported April 2016 – Accreditation or Certification

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

Local vet speaks at conference

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

Women’s Veterinary Summit Set for July 17-18

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

PV’s Jones receives leadership award

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

WVC Annual Conference Wraps its 88th Year

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

Research Supports Change in Heartworm Protocol

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VedaJag, Inc. releases AGADA

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

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

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

Firefly Returns to Western Vet with Henry Schein Animal Health

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

OMNI Practice Group Announces National Veterinary Placement Service

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

Research Supports Change in Heartworm Protocol

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

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

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

WVC Gears Up for 88th Annual Conference in Las Vegas

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

Researchers Leverage PetPace Smart Collar in Groundbreaking Canine Epilepsy Study

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

Trustedhousesitters Vet Referral Scheme Comes To WVC

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

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

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

2015

Creating an Event for the Underserved Vet Tech

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

Vet Techs Flock to WVC Symposium

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

Western Veterinary Conference Takes on RFID to Track Attendee Behavior

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

2014

A Fix For The Desert Tortoise

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

WVC Expands Programming Offered to Veterinary Technicians

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

WVC Schedules CE Classes in Oklahoma and Indiana

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

WVC Announces 2015 dates and cities for On the Road series

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

WVC Names Top CE Speaker from 2014 Conference

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

When Sandra Says Yes, A Site Is Reborn: GNFP

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

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

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

Vet Shown Promising Pet Products

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

86th Annual Western Veterinary Conference Concludes in Las Vegas

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

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

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

Fighting Cats; A Lick-Happy Yorkie

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

New Pet Product Showcased at Western Veterinary Conference

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

Remote Alaska Veterinarian Named Best in the Nation by Pets Best

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

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

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

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

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

Western Veterinary Conference Hosts Women’s Leadership Symposium

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

Cat Alarm Clock, Reader Questions Answered at Western Conference

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

Golden Retriever Sought For Study

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

Decoding Dogs: Five Tips at Western Veterinary Conference

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

Ark Sciences Releases Canine Sterilizing Drug

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

DoveLewis Veterinary Technician Megan Brashear Win National Recognition

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

WesternU Student Earns National Leadership Award

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

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

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

Lucky WVC Attendees to Win Generic Drug From Putney

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