Greater Tacoma Convention Center

September
27 – 29

Experience. Connect. Grow.

Don’t miss the premier conference for Pacific Northwest veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and veterinary students.

Featured Speakers

Terry
O’Neil

CPA, CVA

Practice Management

Terry O’Neil’s goal is to keep your veterinary hospital as healthy as it can be, and his practice management track will cover a variety of valuable practice management topics, including budgeting, key performance indicators, hospital valuations, strategic planning, fees, internal controls, and tax reform.

Stephan
Carey

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Respiratory Disease

Dr. Carey’s morning presentations cover the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to chronic lower airway disease in dogs and chronic rhinitis in cats. These sessions will emphasize management strategies that can be done without a referral as well as specialized options to consider in complex cases.

Maria
Von Keyserlingk

MS, VMD

Animal Welfare

Dairy farming in 2050 – what will it look like and how do we get there?
Change will happen. In this interactive session, I hope to engage the audience in an interactive discussion on what factors they feel are key to securing a socially sustainable dairy industry.

Frank
King

BA, BS

Awards Gala Keynote

Frank King is a former writer for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He’s also appeared on A&E’s An Evening at the Improv, Showtime’s Comedy Club Network, and CNN’s Business Unusual. He was a quarter-finalist on Star Search…he lost to a puppet.

David
Wilkie

DVM, MS, DACVO

Equine Ophthalmology

Although the principles of veterinary ophthalmology are similar across species, the equine eye presents particular challenges to both ophthalmic examination and treatment. Our discussion will include such as ophthalmic nerve blocks, required ophthalmic equipment and more.

Christine
Thomson

BVSc, PhD, DACVIM, DECVN

The Neurological Examination and Lesion Localisation

The core of any neurological case is the neurological examination, and from that, the neuroanatomical localization. This day’s talks aim to make a basic map of the core functions of the nervous system and optimize your neurological examination techniques to assess neural function.

Can’t Miss Events

Awards Gala & Keynote

Friday, September 27
Hotel Murano • 6:30P

Social Hour

Friday, September 27
Greater Tacoma Convention Center • 5:00P

2019 Fun Run

Saturday, September 28
Chinese Reconciliation Park • 7:00A

Locations & Attractions

Greater Tacoma Convention Center
1500 Commerce
Tacoma, WA 98402

Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown
1515 Commerce St
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-9100

Discounted Rates
Request WSVMA’s Discounted Group Rate of $159/night.

Museum of Glass

Chambers Bay Golf Links

Tacoma Art Museum

Point Defiance Zoo

Pricing & Discounts

Online registration is now closed.
You can register on-site starting Friday, September 27 at 7:30am.

Take advantage of the Early-Bird pricing below!
Prices go up after August 25.

  • Students

  • FREE
    • COMPLETE CONFERENCE PASS
    • Veterinary Students:  $0
    • Technician Students:  $0
    • On-Site Registration: $0

  • Technicians

  • $245
    • COMPLETE CONFERENCE PASS
    • WSAVT Member:  $250
    • Non-Member:  $320
    • Single Day Passes:  starting at $115

Best price
  • Veterinarians

  • $375
    • COMPLETE CONFERENCE PASS
    • WSVMA Member:  $475
    • Non-Member:  $695
    • Single Day Passes:  starting at $200

  • Veterinary Staff

  • $245
    • COMPLETE CONFERENCE PASS
    • WSVMA Member:  $295
    • Non-Member:  $355
    • Single Day Passes:  starting at $165

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