Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
The KC Animal Health Corridor’s annual Summit, traditionally held in August in Kansas City, Missouri, will be online for a second straight year. Another organization, the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, is moving forward with plans for an in-person conference in September in Philadelphia.
The Corridor event, scheduled for August 24 to 26, will include the virtual Emerging Company Presentations along with webinars and networking. The traditional concluding event, the Homecoming Dinner, which was last held in 2019, is a no-go.
“The Animal Health Corridor board has made the decision to once again host our annual conference virtually in 2021,” according to a notice posted on the organization’s website. “This was a complex decision. While nothing replaces in-person, we are excited about the robust content we will be able to deliver to you digitally and we look forward to once again seeing you in-person in 2022.”
Registration for the Summit will open at a later date. Applications from emerging companies seeking strategic partners or investors are being taken until April 5 at bit.ly/36c449w.
The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, meanwhile, is inviting members to meet in-person Sept. 9 to 11 for a conference themed “ReConnect for Success.”
“Participants can look forward to an inspiring keynote speaker, sessions led by industry experts, panel discussions, member events, networking opportunities and onsite interactions with exhibitors, partners and supporters,” the VHMA reported.
Registration is not yet open.
Two other annual events remain online in 2021.
- The British Small Animal Veterinary Association’s Congress will take place March 25 to 27. Registration is underway at bit.ly/36awjoM.
- Global Pet Expo will be online only March 24 to 26 instead of in Orlando, Florida. More information is available at globalpetexpo.org.
VMX, an annual conference organized by the North American Veterinary Community, publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business, is set for June 5 to 9 in Orlando. Registration is open at navc.com/vmx.
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