Equine veterinarians will push “all in” on education, networking and entertainment when the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 61st Annual Convention and Trade Show convenes at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 5-9, 2015.

The annual convention is the world’s largest continuing education event dedicated to equine veterinary practice. In 2009, when the convention was last held in Las Vegas, a record 7,611 equine veterinarians, veterinary students, technicians and exhibitors attended.

With a choice from approximately 100 hours of continuing education credit in various learning formats, equine practitioners will acquire the most current clinical knowledge in diverse and important areas of equine medicine such as field imaging and surgery, foal medicine, internal medicine, lameness, neurology, reproduction, and trauma and wound management. In addition, a new Podiatry Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 5 will enhance practitioners’ understanding of and ability to treat a variety of hoof conformations through morning lectures and afternoon wet labs.

A broad slate of student programming designed to facilitate the transition from veterinary school to practice will include a variety of dry labs and professional development sessions, as well as the traditional Avenues Career Night at which students can explore internship and externship opportunities with representatives from dozens of leading equine practices across North America. As a convenience for students who have final exams the following week, the vast majority of student programming will be held Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6.

Meanwhile, daily networking and social events will connect colleagues and expand professional footprints, while an expansive trade show will offer innovative solutions to practice challenges from more than 300 exhibitors. In addition, the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians will hold its annual meeting in conjunction with the AAEP 2015 Convention

Prospective convention attendees are encouraged to register online by Nov. 6 to receive a $70 discount off the standard registration rate. Additional savings of $50 per night at Mandalay Bay or Delano, or $30 per night at Luxor, are available to those who book their hotel room online by Oct. 6. To register, book a hotel room or view the educational program, visit www.aaep.org/info/annual-convention.

The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its over 9,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.

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Publish Date

September 14, 2015

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