February 17-20, 2019 | Mandalay Bay Convention Center

The veterinary profession is a labor of love, and because you work hard to keep your skills sharp, we work hard to support you every step of the way. This year, we’re moving the show to February with a condensed format based on your feedback. Now, you can access your continuing education hours in just four days’ time via engaging workshops, compelling symposia and cutting-edge lectures led by world-renowned speakers.

Add your name to the interest list now and you’ll be first in line to register for conference sessions, labs, workshops and activities. You’ll also be among the first to know about entertainment, programming and special announcements. And everyone who signs up will receive a free thank-you gift at the conference!

Thank you for celebrating with us!

Take a look back at the 90th Annual Conference celebration.


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Whether you’re new to the veterinary community or you’re a well-tenured participant, WVC’s Annual Conference provides knowledge you can use now. From insights by the most highly sought speakers in the veterinary profession – with hands-on labs and workshops – to an exhibit hall filled with innovative products and leading experts, this year’s Annual Conference is one you can’t afford to miss.


Conference registration opens Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Sign up now to be the first in line to receive updates on the Annual Conference and a free gift upon arrival.

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  1. Earn All Required CE Credits in Four Days. This conference allows you the ability to earn all required credits in one four-day conference, which offers up to 1000 CE hours.
  2. Increase Knowledge and Sharpen Skills. The WVC Annual Conference offers you the ability to gain education and train in diagnostic, behavioral, and management sessions and labs, taught by world-renowned leaders in veterinary medicine.
  3. Discover New Products. Over 550 exhibitors offer the most innovative services and products to immediately improve your care and your practice.
  4. Interact with a like-minded group of veterinarians, who are passionate about the profession. Collaborate and collect new ideas to share with your team.
  5. Enhance Proficiency to improve Patient Care. Participate in hands-on exercises that translate immediately to new skills that you can incorporate into your own practices.


Course Content
Janis Knoetzel, Med
Director of Education
E: j.knoetzel@wvc.org

Penny McKay
Supervisor of Participant Experience
E: p.mckay@wvc.org 

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

FAQs & Technical Support
If you have additional questions or are experiencing technical difficulties, click on the button below to access the WVC Support Center.



Scientific Program

The Scientific Program Planner provides advance access to the entire education program and exhibit hall. It allows 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, before you arrive.

Coming Soon…Please check back in August for the program listing.

To access the 2018 Scientific Program, please click on the button below.

2018 Program

Food Animal Incentive & Leadership Awards

Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Awards (FAIA)

Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award

Conference Program Archives

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

Support Center

For assistance, visit our technical support page here

For Video Tutorials related to WVC’s Annual Conference, click here

For additional Annual Conference FAQs, click here


Thank you for joining us for the WVC 90th Annual Conference. We appreciate your willingness to give back to the veterinary profession. To access the speaker portal, please click on the link below.

Speaker Portal


As a session moderator, you are required to start each session on time, assist with seat selection as needed, direct attendees to use the audience microphone for questions, close each session on time, and educate attendees about attendance capture. Each moderator serves a minimum of eight (8) hours throughout the 4-day Conference. Moderator Training is offered and attendance is expected.

If you are interested in moderating the 2019 WVC Annual Conference, please read through the Moderator Guidelines and send your completed application to Amada Garcia at A.Garcia@wvc.org.



Course Content
Janis Knoetzel, Med
Director of Education
E: j.knoetzel@wvc.org

Amada Garcia
Educational Program Analyst
E: a.garcia@wvc.org

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


  • WVC exhibitors generate an average of 282 leads*
  • 94% of 2016 exhibitors report they will return for the 2017 WVC Annual Conference
  • WVC promotes Exhibit Hall traffic with advertising opportunities, session-free hours and activities such as the Exhibit Hall Mixer, New Product Showcase, and Vet Detective scavenger hunt
  • WVC collaborates with exhibitors to identify goals and work toward ROI
  • Approximately 70% of WVC exhibitors met or exceeded their objectives for exhibiting at the WVC Annual Conference



  • The WVC Annual Conference attracted 13,802 participants in 2018 — 5,424 Veterinarians and 2,572 Veterinary Technicians, Assistants, Practice Managers, Administrative Staff and Students
  • Approximately 86% of participants were Extremely Satisfied or Satisfied with the quality of exhibitors
  • The WVC Exhibit Hall is very easy to navigate with 70% of participants saying they were Extremely Satisfied or Satisfied with the ease of navigation
  • Spectacular reach: participants represented 27 countries, from all 50 states and six continents

*Based on number of leads counted by vendor
**Based on 2018 WVC Annual Conference participant


Mr. Joel Altman, Director of Industry Relations
E: j.altman@wvc.org
2425 E. Oquendo Road | Las Vegas, NV 89120
TF: 866.800.7326
F: 702.739.6420
W: wvc.org

Contact Joel


GES Exhibitor Service Department
T: 702.515.5970

Customer Support
TF: 800.475.2098
W: ges.com/contact

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

Exhibit location
Bayside BC, Level 1 | Mandalay Bay Convention Center

NOTE: Refer to Exhibitor Service Kit available online at wvc.org/conference after October 1, 2018 for electrical, Internet, and other booth services contacts.



If your company exhibits at WVC in 2018, you will receive information before the 2018 Conference regarding a live space draw during the meeting.

If you did not participate in 2018, please download the Exhibitor Application here.  WVC will reach out starting in July for booth space selection.

Mr. Joel Altman
Director of Industry Relations
j.altman@wvc.org or via fax 702.739.6420

Please include information about your company’s product line or services and website address.

Each application will be carefully reviewed for industry relevance. Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted via email about the status of your application. If approved, your company’s name will be placed on the exhibit booth waitlist until 2018 exhibitors have been allocated space.

If an exhibiting company promotes products onsite other than what they were approved for, they can be asked to leave the exhibitor floor.


Western Veterinary Conference (“WVC”), a Nevada nonprofit organization, is the sole entity selecting new exhibitors (“Exhibitors”) for the Annual Conference. WVC’s decisions are based on each Exhibitor’s products or services, which must directly relate to the veterinary industry.

Companies promoting or displaying products they were not approved for or are not related to Veterinary Care, can be removed from the show floor.

WVC retains the right, at its sole option, to approve Exhibitors and determine the Exhibitor’s booth and space allocations (“Exhibit Booth” or “Exhibit Space”).

WVC makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, to Exhibitor regarding the success of Exhibitor’s efforts for which the Exhibit Space will be used or to the number of Conference participants or the demographic nature of such participants.


10 x 10 ft. In-line Booth Zone A    $4,000
10 x 10 ft. In-line Booth Zone B    $3,800
10 x 10 ft. In-line Booth Zone C    $3,400
10 x 10 ft. In-line Booth Zone D    $3,400
Corner Premium (Per Corner)    $350
Island Booth Zone A    $50 per sq. Ft.
Island Booth Zone B    $48 per sq. Ft.
Island Booth Zone C    $46 per sq. Ft.
Island Booth Zone D    $44 per sq. Ft.
10 x 10 ft. Non-profit Booth    $600

More Details


New in 2019!

Invoices will be sent once the booth is confirmed and assigned.  Once the invoice has been received, companies will have net 45 days for payment.  If payment is not received by this time, booth space will be released.


The WVC Annual Conference provides direct exposure for your message, product and brand, to veterinary professionals who are passionate about the care they provide and the success of their practice.

  • Direct sponsorships are funds provided by Exhibitors as direct support for specific WVC events or services benefiting attendees. (Ex: Bus service, charging stations, session tracks)
  • Indirect sponsorships are events or services that occur at WVC but are provided directly by the sponsor to the attendees. (Ex: Dollars spent on Industry Breakfast/Lunch Seminars)
  • Sponsoring companies receive priority points. Priority points are important when selecting exhibit hall space and provide the sponsor the ability to receive priority when applying for symposia and other events. Sponsors receive two (2) priority points for every $500 spent on sponsorships.
  • WVC reserves the right to review and approve all sponsorship items before they are released to attendees.

Sponsorship payment will be due and payable no later than 30 days from receipt of invoice. Sponsor may cancel the Sponsorship Order in writing; however, sponsor agrees to the following refund schedule:

  • 90% Refund = 91–120 days before the first day of the Conference
  • 75% Refund = 61–90 days before the first day of the Conference
  • 50% Refund = 31–60 days before the first day of the Conference
  • No Refund = Less than 30 days before the first day of the Conference

Please refer to the WVC Sponsorship Agreement for more information on requirements and limitations. Last year’s sponsors will receive the right of first refusal for their previously sponsored items at the WVC 91st Annual Conference. It is requested that 2018 Sponsors contact WVC to reserve or renew previously sponsored items commencing May 1, 2018.

Note: Payment and refund terms may be different for sponsorship and advertising items outside of the Annual Conference.


Call for Sponsors MAY 2018
Sponsorship Meetings JUNE/JULY 2018
Right of First Refusal Ends JULY 1, 2018
Sponsorship Materials Due

(See Sponsorship & Advertising
Guide for specific details)

Advertising Materials Due

(See Sponsorship & Advertising
Guide for specific details)



Let’s talk! Please contact me to organize a business development opportunity.

Lesa Boileau
Industry Relations Manager
E: L.Boileau@wvc.org
T: 702.715.0841

Contact Lesa


General Info
2425 E. Oquendo Road | Las Vegas, NV 89120
Toll-free: 866.800.7326
Local Phone: 702.739.6698
Fax: 702.739.6420

Note: Payment and refund terms may be different for sponsorship and advertising items outside of the Annual Conference.