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WVC switches annual conference to February

Attendee feedback and better hotel rates are among the reasons for the schedule changes.

WVC switches annual conference to February
The 90th annual WVC conference, held in March 2018, offered more than 1,000 hours of continuing education.

WVC’s annual conference will move from March to February in 2019 and last four days instead of five.

The schedule changes followed a survey of conference attendees.

“WVC’s goal is to always respond to the needs of the profession and our participants,” CEO David Little said.

“Moving the WVC annual conference back to February means more reasonable hotel room rates and increased availability and less competition with other major conferences.”

The 2018 conference, held in early March at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, drew about 14,000 attendees.

The 2019 conference is set for Feb. 17 to 20 at Mandalay Bay, starting on Sunday and ending Wednesday. The previously scheduled dates were March 3 to 7.

“We understand and are sensitive to the pressures on veterinary professionals, time being one of the most important and the one there never seems to be enough of,” said Tony Pease, DVM, WVC’s chief veterinary medical officer. “In order to provide maximum value to our participants, it means allowing them to get all of the continuing education they can [and] covering all of the topics important to them, all the while being considerate of their need to get back to their day job.”

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