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There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home


Thomas M. Bohn, CAE
NAVC Chief Executive Officer

This year, the NAVC Conference welcomed tens of thousands of veterinary professionals from over 80 countries to its new home at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. And that was pretty exciting for all of us here at the NAVC. For the first time ever, all the sessions were in one centralized location, from Hands-on Laboratories to Masterclasses to much, much more. We had one enormous Exhibit Hall, and major hotels and restaurants within walking distance—a perfect setting for networking, learning, and getting that inspiration that is part of the unique NAVC Conference experience.


We wouldn’t be the NAVC you’ve grown to value if we weren’t constantly improving our conference experience and looking for ways to serve the industry better. With that in mind, we are proud to introduce next year’s NAVC Conference as the 2018 Veterinary Meeting & Expo. VMX will offer world-class continuing education, top-tier entertainment, unparalleled networking opportunities, innovative product launches, and a large and diverse exhibitor hall—everything you’ve come to expect from us! With this new name and mission, the NAVC is making sure the conference continues to be a priceless investment for all its attendees.

Conference attendees look forward to next year’s conference: the 2018 Veterinary Meeting & Expo.


But of course, that’s not all. We’ve got great events throughout the year to give you that extra infusion of creativity, training, and vision. Here’s just some of what’s ahead in 2017 (learn more at navc.com/ce-events):

NAVC Institute
(Orlando, Florida; May 21-26, 2017)

This hands-on learning experience brings you face to face with leaders in the veterinary practice. As always, the Institute will let you focus your full attention on mastering valuable skills while enjoying one-on-one interaction with a board-certified course leader.

Veterinary Innovation Summit
(College Station, Texas; April 28-30, 2017)

This is the perfect CE opportunity for those who consider themselves innovative thinkers and disruptors. What does that mean? Well, it’s about connecting with other people who also want to be change leaders in the industry. Organizers of the conference promise this will be one of the most unique veterinary conferences ever offered.

NAVC Discovery: Buffalo
(Buffalo, New York; July 29-August 3, 2017)

Much like the annual NAVC Institute, NAVC Discovery: Buffalo is a hands-on veterinary event that will hone practitioners’ skills in a stimulating setting with other motivated professionals. Three in-depth courses will be offered between the two locations, including Soft Tissue Surgery, Small Animal Ultrasound, and Fear Free. And of course, the NAVC is also coordinating with Visit Buffalo/Niagara to include fun excursions on the itinerary!

NAVC Live: Portland
(Portland, Oregon; August 20-23, 2017)

This year, the NAVC will launch a new event in Portland, Oregon, featuring an immersive learning-focused experience. Open to all veterinary professionals, NAVC Live will take place at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower and offer the same great continuing education the NAVC always provides. Portland itself offers limitless recreation, fabulous food and drink, and a flourishing culture where something’s always happening.


So here’s to the NAVC doing what we do best…becoming bigger, better, and more creative in the ways we serve an ever-changing and expanding industry. We look forward to bringing you more opportunities for education, growth, and, of course, our unique brand of inspiration.

Thomas M. Bohn, CAE,
NAVC Chief Executive Officer, VIC Board Chair

The Conference Exhibit Hall is a great way to connect with industry leaders and learn more about innovative and creative resources to make your practice better.