VVMA Information

Virginia Veterinary Medical Association

"Preserving and enhancing the quality
of human and animal life through
veterinary medicine"
 

Conference Details

February 27-March 1, 2014
Hotel Roanoke
Roanoke, VA

Download the VVC conference registration form HERE

Download the VVC conference brochure HERE

Please see the menu on the left of this page to view the speakers and their topics.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians CE sessions and registration may be found at:  http://www.valvt.org/Conferences.html

The 2014 Virginia Veterinary Conference offers 75 hours of continuing education.  If you attend the conference Friday and Saturday, you may earn the necessary 15 hours to renew your Virginia license. It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine what is acceptable as continuing education in your state. By registering for the Virginia Veterinary Conference, you are consenting that your name and address may be given to conference exhibitors, sponsors and other affiliates for their use as a follow-up tool.

Visiting the exhibit hall is an educational experience too
Visiting the companies that are exhibiting at the conference will provide you relevant information on their product or service for you to take home to your practice.  PLAY THE EXHIBIT HALL GAME! Win big!

Pre-Registration Deadline:  January 31st
 Registrations postmarked or received online after January 31 will be charged the late fee. 

Registration Options:
•    Completing the registration form and mailing or faxing it into the VVMA office
•    Online registration at:  www.vvma.org

Fee Includes:
• Attendance to conference lectures
• Free speaker notes are available to the attendee by downloading from the VVMA website
• Thursday’s Welcome Reception
• Thursday’s Board of Veterinary Medicine Session
• Friday’s Exhibitor Appreciation Reception
• Continental Breakfasts, Breaks and Lunches

Spouses & Guests:

Spouse and guest registration includes continental breakfasts, breaks, lunches, Thursday’s Welcome reception and Friday’s Exhibitor Appreciation Reception. Spouse and guest registration does not include admittance to the lectures.  Please include spouses and guests on the registrant’s form.

Proceedings
Attendees may opt to download and print speaker notes from our website as part of the registration fee.  Or, you may select to have speaker notes mailed to you in an electronic format prior to the conference for a fee of $20. If you prefer to have a hard copy of the notes, they must be purchased in advance and will be with your registration materials when you check in at the VVMA conference desk. Please select your preferred method when completing your registration form.

Hotel Reservations
Hotel Roanoke has SOLD OUT out of sleeping rooms. There are a block of rooms at the Sheraton Roanoke. Please call 540-563-9300 to make your reservation. Don't forget to mention that you are with the conference to take advantage of  the $96.00 per night(plus applicable taxes) rate.

Board of Veterinary Medicine Update – Another Benefit for the Conference Attendee
Following the welcome reception Thursday evening, the executive director from the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine, Leslie Knachel, MPH, will provide an informational session for all attendees.  This year’s presentation will be on the laws and regulations related to activities of licensed veterinary technicians vs. veterinary technician students vs. assistants.

Exhibitor Appreciation Reception - VMRCVM Alumni Society Silent Auction
Join us in the exhibit hall for refreshments and an educational experience. Enjoy mingling with colleagues, exhibitors and students.  You will not want to miss out on the silent auction! This is a fundraiser for VMRCVM Alumni Society and fabulous items will be up for bid.

Evaluation Form & Continuing Education Record of Participation
Please complete the evaluation form and return it to the VVMA Registration Desk with your badge holder before you leave the conference. (Badge holders are recycled.) At that time, pick-up your CE Record of Participation form.  A minimum of 15 hours is being offered at this conference, if you attend both days. You are responsible for completing the CE form for your records.

Participants with Disabilities
If you need reasonable accommodation to attend this conference, please contact the VVMA office at 800-937-8862

Conference Highlights
The Virginia Veterinary Conference is planned so you’ll have ample networking opportunities with your colleagues, students and exhibitors.

Thursday, February 27, 2014
6:30 pm – Welcome Reception
7:30 pm -  Board of Veterinary Medicine, LVTs vs. Technician students vs. Assistants
 
Friday, February 28, 2014
8:00 am – Keynote Presentation, "Leading Your Practice: Success is Optional”, Randy Hall
9:00 am – VVMA Annual Meeting/2013 in Review
Award Presentations
• Mentor of the Year
• LVT of the Year
• VVMA Commercial Representative
10:00 am – 5:30 pm – Educational Sessions
5:45 – 6:45 pm – Friday Night Exhibitor Appreciation Reception and VMRCVM Alumni Society Auction
Make your dinner reservations prior to attending the reception.  A current list of restaurants will be included in your onsite registration materials.

Saturday, March 1, 2014
7:00 am – Devotional
8:00 am – 5:00 pm - Educational Sessions
6:30 pm – Reception
7:30 pm – Awards Banquet/Installation of Officers