A hands-on course to build confidence and develop skills: for recent graduates and veterinarians looking to return to patient care after a leave of absence.

The WVC Recent Graduate Symposium is a newly developed program to meet the needs of veterinarians who wish to gain additional training, experience and confidence in certain areas of practice. The hands-on course will rotate small groups through three practice areas, in an intimate learning environment.

Hosted at the world-famous Oquendo Center in Las Vegas, NV, expert instructors – using today’s most innovative instructional approaches and technology – present skill-based training in critical practice areas: Emergency & Critical Care, Communications and Dentistry. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Experience hands-on exercises that build confidence
  • Practice techniques under the expert guidance of veteran instructors
  • Ask questions in a supportive environment with like-minded participants
  • Enhance proficiency to improve patient care

Working in small groups, participants rotate through active learning stations and experience the full extent of authority-centered lectures, hands-on labs and cooperative small group interaction.

24 CE hours

Cost of CE: $1,500

View agenda

Learn more about the Oquendo Center.


Emergency & Critical Care

Steven Marks



Megan Skeffington



Paul Mitchell


Stay at Harrah’s Las Vegas

WVC will provide transportation to and from Harrah’s on the Las Vegas Strip.

Harrah’s Las Vegas
3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Tel: (800) 214-9110

Room rates for July 15-18 are $80/night, plus $20 resort fee (excludes taxes).
Resort fee includes unlimited local phone calls, two guest admissions per day to the Fitness Center, and in-room internet access to two devices per room per day.

Room rate cutoff is June 25, 2018.

Book your hotel today.


What are the Terms & Conditions?

Terms of Payment

WVC Career Building Course fees must be paid in full at the time of online enrollment. Should you wish to pay by check, please make check payable to WVC and mail check and registration form to P.O. Box 50755, Henderson, NV 89016. Credit cards will only be accepted at onsite registration, no cash or checks.

Cancellation by WVC

WVC reserves the right to cancel courses at any time due to inadequate enrollment. Every effort will be made to notify registrants as early as possible of a course cancellation. A full refund of the course registration fee will be issued to the registrant in a timely manner. All fees and charges for travel and lodging arranged by the registrant are the sole responsibility of the registrant.

Cancellation by Registrant

Any person wishing to cancel their registration for a WVC Career Building  course must make the request in writing by email, fax, or mail 30 days in advance of the course. A $75 processing fee will be applied. For your convenience, course registration is transferable to another qualified individual. A request for transfer of registration must be for the same course and must be completed by email at info@wvc.org or by faxing 702.739.6420.

Privacy Disclosure

WVC may release your contact information to sponsoring companies. As an attendee, your image may be captured and used for future promotional purposes.

For additional information please view our legal section of the website or  contact Penny McKay at p.mckay@wvc.org.

Is this course RACE approved?

WVC submits all courses for RACE approval approximately 45 days from the course.

Can I register via fax, email or mail?

Yes, you can. Downloadable PDF form here.

WVC Registration
2425 E Oquendo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89120



When will I receive my confirmation receipt?

Your confirmation receipt will be sent to you once your registration has been processed. Additional important information will be included on your receipt. We recommend that you print the receipt for your records..

What should wear? Do I need to bring anything?

Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Scrubs are preferred.

Will there be a CE Certificate? How will I receive it?

CE Certificates will be available online after the event on your WVC Account.

Is transportation provided?

Daily shuttle bus pick-up is promptly at 7:00a from Harrah’s (specific location coming soon). WVC will provide a shuttle bus from the Oquendo Center to the airport and Harrah’s Hotel on the last day, leaving at 5:10p.

Can I store luggage at the Oquendo Center while I am in the course?

Yes, please check it in at the Oquendo Center front desk.

Will meals be provided?

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the event, dinner is optional. There will also be snacks available during breaks. There will be a dinner at Virgil’s Real Barbecue on Monday, July 16. If you didn’t include your dietary request when registering (food allergies, vegan, gluten-free, etc.), please email events@wvc.org by June 18. WVC will do our best to accommodate all dietary request but cannot guarantee all needs will be met.

I haven't received an email prior to the course. What should I do?

You should receive an email about your course a few weeks prior. If you have not received anything, please check your spam box. If WVC emails are landing in spam you can either add WVC, info@wvc.org, to your email contacts or adjust your spam filter. Adjusting your spam filter varies based upon your email server.

The course I selected is full and I have been placed on the wait list. What can I expect?

When a spot becomes available, WVC will contact you directly.