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THANK YOU!

We would like to thank you for attending CVMA Convention 2018 and helping make our annual conference a huge success! We are greatly honored to serve our members and the veterinary community in Colorado, and convention is a huge part of that. We couldn’t do it without your support, and we are grateful for your attendance.

2018 Highlights

Congratulations to our 2018 Convention Award Recipients!

Veterinarian of the Year | Rebecca Ruch-Gallie, DVM, MS
Distinguished Service Award | John Rule, DVM

President’s Awards

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Rebecca Dietz, DVM
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Sam Romano, DVM, MBA

CVMA Convention 2018 Speaker Evaluations

In an effort to “go green” this year, CE session speaker evaluations will be available online through the convention app. If you’d like to fill out any additional speaker evaluations, please click the button below.

Save the Date for 2019

And be a part of the largest gathering
of the veterinary community in Colorado

We are moving back to Keystone!
CVMA is busy planning the details, sessions, and speakers for Convention 2019.
Please continue to check this website as content will be updated as soon as it becomes available.
See you in September.

CVMA Convention 2019 Call for Presentations are now CLOSED.

Our CVMA Committees are busy reviewing submissions and
will provide proposal feedback to speakers in early 2019.

Thank you for your submissions!

Welcome to CVMA Convention

the LARGEST gathering of the veterinary community in Colorado!

Top 5 Reasons to Attend CVMA Convention:

1 | Participate in learning labs on dentistry, cytology, and ultrasound as well as life skills workshops on Fear Free handling and bookkeeping.

2 | Hear expert presentations on topics that include backyard poultry disease, equine rehab, companion animal infectious disease, and diet.

3 | Engage in two all-day small animal symposiums in anesthesia and dentistry.

4 | Choose from 100+ hours of continuing education.

5 | Enjoy a new location in Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Set your CE bar high with Colorado’s #1 gathering for veterinary professionals.

Elevate your CE experience.

Connection: It’s the thread that weaves us all together as one.

But connection expands far beyond just our relationships with one other as humans; in a world with an ever-changing natural environment and the reemergence of diseases thought to have been eradicated, it is increasingly important for all health professionals to recognize how the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. One Health, an increasingly important concept in veterinary medicine, recognizes the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.

We invite you to join us at Convention 2019 where we’ll explore the important theme of One Health and will learn how everything you do as a veterinary professional contributes to achieving the best health outcomes not just for animals, but also for people, plants, and the environment.

Can't Miss

You won’t want to miss a moment of CVMA Convention 2019. With 100+ hours of CE and a robust lineup of social activities, convention offers something for everyone. Here’s just a taste of what awaits you at Convention 2019:

Opening General Session with Paul Osincup

Thursday, September 20 | 1:00 – 5:00pm
A Colorado native, Paul earned a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Leadership & Administration at the University of Northern Colorado. He served as Associate Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services at Colorado State University (CSU) where he was responsible for addressing high-risk student situations such as sexual assault, domestic violence, and severe alcohol & drug abuse. With such a serious day job, it’s no wonder he spent his free time as a stand-up and improv comic. This combination of leadership and levity has fueled Paul’s mission to equip people with strategies for creating work climates that are more positive, productive, and fun. Oh, and did we mention he’s married to a veterinarian? As a DVM husband, he has a unique perspective into the world of veterinary medicine.

Opening General Session

Thursday, September 12 | 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Kick off Convention 2019 with a deep-dive into the One Health concept. Explore the unique human-animal-environment relationships that connect us all and hear from top experts on how you can work to achieve the best health outcomes not just for animals, but also for people, plants, and the environment.

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Goat Yoga

Thursday, September 12 | 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM
Combine your love of yoga and animals with CVMA’s first-ever goat yoga sessions! You will enjoy practicing your downward dog position alongside barnyard goats in all their adorable, bleating glory.

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Taste of Convention Lunch

Friday, September 13 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Join CVMA’s 70+ exhibitors for a grab-and-go lunch in the exhibit hall where you can eat while enjoying exclusive access to all of CVMA’s exhibitors. Find the next product or service that will propel your business to new heights while making lasting connections with key industry supporters and colleagues.

BBQ and Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 14 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Saddle up and bring the whole family for a fun-filled BBQ and wagon ride under the stars at the Keystone Stables. Enjoy the ultimate Colorado mountain experience and unwind after a full day of top-notch CE.

Key Highlights
Learning Labs & Workshops

Thursday, September 20
These hands-on and interactive labs and workshops provide optional offerings to those who want to expand their learning or who can’t attend convention but still want to engage in excellent education opportunities. In an exciting lineup, we’ve dedicated Thursday to in-depth and hands-on sessions to get you the interactive experience you want, from dental radiology and extraction to euthanasia skills to leadership and career development.

Friday, September 21
Fuel up between sessions in the exhibit hall! Grab lunch and walk the hall, chat with colleagues and business partners, learn more about the many products and services available to enhance your practice efficiency, and discover what’s new and exciting in the world of veterinary medicine. Our exhibitors are eager to get to know you and provide solutions to your daily practice challenges.

Networking Lunch
Celebration Luncheon

Saturday, September 22
Bring the team to celebrate with those that keep the profession strong as we recognize contributions and service to the veterinary community in Colorado with CVMA Service Awards. Learn about the past year’s successes, hear updates on your state association, learn what’s ahead, and welcome the new CVMA officers. This joint lunch also celebrates CACVT, which represents the professionals with you to deliver the very best care and skill to patients and clients.

Location

Keystone Resort & Conference Center
633 Tennis Club Road
Dillon, CO 80435
(970) 496-4142

Keystone Resort is located in Summit County, just a short, scenic drive from Denver. Whether you’re a family with kids or a kid at heart, this laid-back mountain playground will make you feel right at home. Keystone Resort offers a huge variety of fun outdoor activities and adventures, comfortable lodging accommodations and award-winning dining, all nestled in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. For more information on Keystone Lodge & Conference Center please visit their website here.

Discounted CVMA Group Rate
Room accommodations start at $129 + tax; includes hot breakfast.
Rate available until August 19, 2019 or until the group block fills up, whichever comes first.

How to Make Your Reservation:

  • Phone: 800.258.0437 (Keystone Lodge Hotel) or 800.258.4759 (Hyatt Place Hotel). Ask for CVMA group rate and code CM0MA9.
  • Online: Click here. CVMA rate available until August 19, 2019 or until the group block fills up, whichever comes first.
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Registration

Registration will open on Wednesday, May 15.

Look to your inboxes for an email announcement coming soon!

Online Registration for Convention is now CLOSED.

On-site registration will be available beginning
Thursday, September 20 at 7:00am.

Save time by completing a registration form and bringing it to the Registration Desk,
or complete a form upon your arrival at the Embassy Suites.

CVMA member prices start at…

Best Value
  • Full Package

  • $420
    • Full Package includes:
    • Educational Sessions
      Opening Session
      Breakfast with Experts
      Taste of CVMA Convention Lunch
      Welcome Reception
      CVMA Member & Appreciation Luncheon
      BBQ and Wagon Ride
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  • Learning Labs and Workshops

  • $195
    • Lab/Workshop Topics include:
    • Canine & Feline Dental Extraction
      Basic & Intermediate Small Animal Ultrasound
      Fear Free Handling
      Making “Cents” out of Bookkeeping
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  • Daily Packages

  • $125
    • Thursday Package includes:
      Opening General Session
    • Friday Package includes:
      Educational Sessions
      Breakfast with Experts
      Taste of CVMA Convention Lunch
      Welcome Reception
    • Saturday Package includes:
      Educational Sessions
      CVMA Member & Appreciation Luncheon
      BBQ and Wagon Ride
    • Sunday Package includes:
      Educational Sessions
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  • Social Package

  • $100
    • Social Package includes:
    • Access badge for Exhibit Hall
      Taste of CVMA Convention Lunch
      Welcome Reception
      CVMA Member & Appreciation Luncheon
      BBQ and Wagon Ride
    • *This package does not include Educational Sessions
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Preferred pricing is based on membership level: Premium, Core, Basic.

Not a current CVMA member?
Join/renew before your register and save up to $170!

Send a Student to Convention!

Support the Next Generation of Veterinarians!
CVMA and contributing sponsors of the Send-a-Student program are committed to being an integral component of the next generation’s personal and professional success. Through your Send-a-Student donation, you provide scholarships for dedicated veterinary students to attend CVMA Convention or BIG Ideas, where they can improve their leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills by attending education sessions, engaging with skilled veterinarians, and observing their role models in action.

Support the profession. Invest in the next generation. Sponsor a student to attend 2019 CVMA Convention today!

2018 Highlights

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