AVH/AHVMA Conference Additional Information

Information regarding the 2017 AVH conference

Hello to all!

This year, the AVH conference will be held at the same time and hotel as the AHVMA conference.  The dates are 20-22 October, 2017.  The place is beautiful San Diego, California!  Registration is currently open on the AVH website.  Please be certain to ask for the AHVMA room block at the Town and Country Resort!

You are strongly encouraged to book your room at the Resort.  This will help AHVMA make its financial guarantees and greatly reduce your potential travel and parking challenges.  Our co-location arrangement with AHVMA relies on AVH supporting the AHVMA room block commitment.  Do be aware that scammers may contact you to ‘assist’ with hotel registration—these are scammers, do not be fooled!

The AVH Member’s Luncheon and Annual Meeting will be Friday at the Resort.  The meal will be a buffet style vegan lunch with gluten free options.  This Luncheon is for AVH members only but additional lunch tickets may be purchased AHEAD OF TIME for guests.  NO LUNCHEON TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE CONFERENCE.

Our speaker line up is very exciting this year and includes Richard Pitcairn, Jackie Sehn, Wendy Jensen, Lisa Melling, Todd Cooney, and Kim Elia!

In addition to attending AVH lectures all day Friday, Saturday AND all day Sunday (this is new, usually we end at noon on Sunday), AVH conference attendees are welcome to attend all Sunday AHVMA lectures as well as breaks, lunch and Exhibit Hall.  (Note that SUNDAY is the ONLY day AVH passes will allow entrance to the Exhibit Hall, break and lunch refreshments and to AHVMA lectures.)

AVH members may purchase day passes to AHVMA lectures for Saturday, Monday, or Tuesday at the AHVMA member rate.  Purchases must be made through the AHVMA.  Sunday AHVMA lectures are open to all AVH conference attendees (and vice versa).

AVH members may purchase AHVMA Banquet tickets for the Sunday night Banquet.  Because advance guarantees must be given to the hotel, Banquet ticket purchases must be made AHEAD OF TIME through the AHVMA office.  NO AHVMA BANQUET TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE CONFERENCE.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

Ann Swartz DVM CVH

AVH Conference Co Chair 2017