Who We Are ...

WVC has a 90-year history of providing practical, high-quality continuing education to veterinary and medical professionals. Based in Las Vegas and operating as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, WVC provides year-round continuing education, including career building and hands-on learning at its state-of-the-art Oquendo Center; Destination CE that offers continuing education in unique locations around the world; and the WVC Annual Conference, a five-day event held in Las Vegas, attracting veterinary professionals from every U.S state and more than 27 countries. 


Who Attends WVC Events ...

  • 8,200+ Veterinary professionals attended the 2018 Annual Conference
  • 13,802 Total attendance at the 2018 Annual Conference
  • 536 Veterinary professionals attended hands-on Courses
  • 185+ Attended focused career-building courses
  • 235 Speakers
  • 50 States + 2 U.S. Territories represented
  • 27 Countries represented

2019 Annual Conference Quick Facts ...

  • Dates are February 17-20, 2019
  • The conference will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 285+ Speakers are scheduled to present in 2019
  • 479 Exhibiting companies have reserved booth space
  • Up to 56 RACE-accredited CE hours availableClick here for more CE information.
  • The Annual Conference website is accessible here:

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Annual Conference Event Venue

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV 89119
T: 702.632.7777

Oquendo Center
Event Venue

2425 East Oquendo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89120
TF: 866.800.7326
P: 702.739.6698

Descriptions ...

WVC Description (Full)

The World’s Leading Provider of Professional Medical Education
For more than half a century, WVC has worked toward its mission to provide the highest quality year-round continuing education to medical professionals. By engaging recognized authorities to deliver valuable information utilizing innovative and effective methodologies that enhance animal and human health worldwide, WVC has established itself as a world leader. A trusted and highly regarded resource in the medical community, WVC advances the field of medicine through a wide variety of annual events, including the highly anticipated Annual Conference, as well as a series of hands-on labs, specialized conferences, and destination events—ultimately demonstrating an investment in the overall advancement of medicine for all patients of all walks of life.

Oquendo Center Description (Full)

Where Cutting-Edge Technology Meets State-of-the-Art Education
All the tools you need to succeed, all in one extraordinary learning environment. Oquendo Center, WVC’s state-of-the-art medical education facility is devoted to practical, clinical and knowledge-based learning. Distinctively designed for medical professionals to share, collaborate, teach and learn, this cutting-edge center is fully equipped with the most advanced equipment and top-of-the-line technology; a 190-seat theater for group learning and expert-led lectures; and a variety of intimate spaces for workshops and small-group discussions. A sought-out destination for forward-thinking education and innovation, Oquendo Center is a premier environment for professional learning, optimized to advance the field of medicine.

WVC Annual Conference (Full)

At WVC, what you do matters.
Passionate, educated, dedicated—fully committed to providing optimal care for your patients. That’s the definition of a veterinary professional—and exactly who you will find at WVC’s Annual Conference, one of the world’s leading gatherings for like-minded veterinary professionals just like you. More than 14,000 veterinarians, veterinary technicians, practice managers, and more gather together with a common goal of advancing the field of veterinary medicine, improving veterinary practice and providing the highest quality care for patients. As a highly regarded resource and leading provider of continuing education, WVC is the best investment veterinary professionals can make toward improving their practice, fulfilling their passion and advancing in the profession.


Press Guidelines ...

Complimentary Registration

Press representatives receive complimentary registration*. Complimentary badges are given at the discretion of the WVC.  WVC reserves the right to approve, deny or rescind press badges at any time during the conference. The deadline for requesting the complimentary conference registration is January 31, 2019.  All press must be pre-registered for the Conference prior to the deadline in order to receive complimentary registration. There are NO exceptions. Press registering after January 31, 2019, must register as a general attendee or purchase a one-day pass.

Who qualifies for a press badge at WVC?

  • Press registration shall be complimentary for working press or journalists for the sole purpose of gathering news for their publications.  

  • Publications must be animal health; livestock or consumer pet/animal-related and advertising sales are not permitted except in the context of a commercial exhibitor's booth.

  • There shall be no more than three (3) complimentary registrations per approved company. Additional Marketing/PR Firm badges can be purchased for $340 each. 

Who do does not qualify for a press badge at WVC?

  • Public relations representatives (e.g., marketing, creative services, circulation and other employees of magazines, newspapers and television stations).
  • Writers and publishers of personal or corporate newsletters.
  • Family members of approved media personnel.
  • Public relations representatives must register as "exhibitor personnel," if your clients are confirmed participants in the tradeshow. Please check with your client directly to order your badge. If you are not working with an exhibitor, public relations representatives may register for a Marketing/PR Firm badge ($340) 

Other Information

  • The WVC shall receive complimentary subscriptions to the respective publications.

  • Photo ID and a business card may be requested by WVC onsite.

Complimentary Workroom

In this room, you will find press kits from WVC and exhibiting companies at the conference. This location also provides you with a quiet place to interview conference speakers and write materials.



Questions about Annual Conference press registration and
activities as well as image requests should be directed to:

Sophie Seddighzadeh
Digital Marketing Specialist, WVC

If you are interested in scheduling an interview or have follow up questions, please submit a written request to:

Tracy Covert
Director of Marketing, WVC

Request Complimentary
Annual Conference Media Registration

Complimentary media registration is issued at the discretion of WVC. All submitted requests will be reviewed according to press guidelines posted above. A WVC team member will reach out to you with follow up paperwork if your request is approved. Thank you.

Press Releases

LAS VEGAS (November 19, 2018) Veterinary postgraduates and students across North America were honored by WVC for their leadership and dedication to veterinary medicine. Together they will join over 14,000 veterinary professionals for the WVC 91st Annual Conference held February 17-20 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas...Read More
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (September 27, 2018) – WVC, the leading veterinary conference, has announced registration is now open for the 91st Annual Conference, February 17-20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Themed “It Matters”, the Annual Conference will celebrate the passionate, educated, dedicated veterinary professionals who are committed to providing optimal care to their animal patients...Read More
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (July 24, 2018) – WVC, producers of the widely regarded WVC Annual Veterinary Conference, has announced two Veterinary Technician Symposia for 2018. Each event offers 24 hours of continuing education credits and a unique opportunity for veterinary technicians to increase their knowledge, sharpen their skills, and experience unparalleled networking to collaborate and collect new ideas...Read More
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (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
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (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 education content with insight, accuracy, depth, and openness...Read More
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (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 February 17-20, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center...Read More

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (April 11, 2018) – WVC is pleased to announce that they have been named one of Nonprofit Times’ 50 Best Nonprofits to Work For in 2018. The report asked employees culture questions in eight key business and operational categories regarding leadership and planning; corporate culture and communications; pay and benefits; training, development and resources; and more...Read More

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (March 16, 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 in more than 1,000 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

In the News

November 19, 2018 - If you have yet to attend an international veterinary conference, it is certainly something you should consider before booking your next CPD course in the cold, grey UK. A quick search online will reveal a large number of options – whether you want to couple your learning with a weekend of culture, a beach break or even a ski holiday. When I booked the Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) a few months before its start, while I was looking forward to the huge variety of innovative lectures on offer, I have to admit I was most excited about the chance to explore Sin City for the first time.

July 29, 2018 – Las Vegas is more than gambling, fast-track marriages, and topless dancers. Your vet tech is getting smarter about treating paralyzed dogs in my hometown. The city is hosting the Veterinary Technician Symposium called Surgery, Pain Management and...Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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