Early-Bird ticket prices until August 25, 2019

Can’t Miss Events


Friday Night Happy Hour

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

At the end of the day, gather in the exhibit hall for a no-host bar on the 5th floor. Relax after a day of learning and visit with exhibitors, socialize with colleagues, and make new friends before heading over for the Awards Banquet and Evening of Comedy. Included with your registration.

WSVMA’s Awards Banquet and Evening of Comedy – featuring special guest comedian Frank King

Hotel Murano

Enjoy dinner at 7pm and celebrate the stars of veterinary medicine in Washington State! Awards will be presented for Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, WSU Faculty, Recent Grad and Allied Industry Partner. Current President Dr. Jean Gulbransen will lead the celebration. Following the awards presentation, the WSVMA is proud to present guffaw-inducing humor with clever standup comedian and certified laugh coach, Frank King. Tickets are $45 and include steak, salmon or vegetarian/vegan dinner prepared by top chefs. Hotel Murano is located one block from the Tacoma Convention Center.  Ticket Required.

Special thanks to our event sponsor – WSU College of Veterinary Medicine!


Morning Yoga

Greater Tacoma Convention Center / Room 406 / Floor 4

Set your foundation for the day at 7am through yoga. This class will combine breath with mindful movement to get all the kinks out, physically and mentally. Class will start with setting intentions and breath work to calm the mind and warm up the body from the inside out. Then we will move into a fun flow to loosen up the whole body while gently toning and strengthening muscles. You will leave this class feeling revitalized for your weekend. All levels are welcome! It’s optional to bring a mat or towel to practice on for extra comfort. Namaste!

Fun Run 2019

Chinese Reconciliation Park

Start your Saturday at 7am at the 18th annual 5K Fun Run/Walk and 10 Mile Bike Ride with colleagues, family, friends and leashed dogs along the Ruston Way scenic waterfront with panoramic views of Commencement Bay. The course starts at the Chinese Reconciliation Park, a ten minute drive from the Convention Center. Ample free parking is available nearby. $10 donation benefits the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Scholarship Fund.

Sponsored by: Phoenix Labs

WSVMA Annual Business Meeting Luncheon

Great Tacoma Convention Center / Banquet Hall / Floor 5

The 12pm business meeting is open to all attendees. WSVMA members are highly encouraged to attend to vote for Board of Directors candidates and to hear vital information about the Association and the profession. If a voting member is unable to attend the annual business meeting, a proxy delegate can be designated to vote on your behalf. RSVP required.

WSAVT Annual Business Meeting Luncheon

Greater Tacoma Convention Center / Ballroom C&D / Floor 3

The 12pm business meeting is open to all technicians, assistants, and technician students. WSAVT members are encouraged to attend to hear vital information about their Association. RSVP required.


Allied Meeting – Christian Veterinary Mission Fellowship Breakfast

Courtyard Marriot Tacoma Downtown

To register, contact Debbie Roadruck droadruck@cvmusa.org or call (206) 546-7577.