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WVC First-Timers Guide

Whether this is your first time attending WVC, or your 96th time (hey, it's possible right?), we can't wait to welcome you to our home in sunny Las Vegas, NV. The 96th WVC Annual Conference features days of learning, exploration, networking, and fun.

If you're not sure where to start, we've put together a first-timers guide to help you get the most out of your WVC experience.

 

What is the WVC Annual Conference?

From what began as the Intermountain Livestock Sanitary Association in 1928, to what is now one of the largest and most exciting veterinary conferences in the country, the WVC Annual Conference is a place for all veterinarians, veterinary technicians, practice managers, students, and all other animal health industry members to gather.

Earn hundreds of CE hours by attending education sessions, explore innovations in the industry, and to relax and unwind with amazing entertainment all in the Heart of Las Vegas, NV.

Dates and Location: 

The 96th WVC Annual Conference is hosted at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, in heart of the Las Vegas, NV.

Dates: Feb. 18-21, 2024
Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center

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Registration Information + Badge Pickup

Where do I purchase my conference registration?

To register to attend the WVC Annual Conference, click here. If you haven't done so, you are required to create a My Viticus account.

To keep your details up-to-date, please use an active email address that you have access to, as this is one of our preferred methods of tracking your payment details and CE hours.

When can I pick up my WVC badge?

All badges can be picked up at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Level 2 during the following times:

Saturday, February 17 | 3:00p – 6:00p
Sunday, February 18 | 6:00a – 6:00p
Monday, February 19 | 6:00a – 5:00p
Tuesday, February 20 | 6:00a – 5:00p
Wednesday, February 21 | 6:00a – 2:00p 

BADGE ENCODING DISCLOSURE: As a WVC primary registrant, your contact information is automatically encoded into your badge. When the badge is scanned at the Exhibit Hall, the encoding supplies your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and fax number, if provided. This badge system replaces a business card and should be protected and should be scanned at your discretion.

Badges will be printed onsite. US or international ID is required.

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WVC Annual Conference Education Program

The WVC Annual Conference is your one-stop shop to learn and earn over 850 hours of veterinary continuing education (CE) credits. Nearly every topic in vet med is covered, and you can earn your CE in various ways. Choose from hands-on labs, workshops, and symposia, as well as new learning lounges inside the WVC Exhibit Hall.

WVC Education Program

Symposia

FREE AND INFORMATIVE symposia provide a focused and themed approach to CE offerings for conference participants. Topics and speakers are cutting-edge, selected by sponsoring companies, and are approved by AAVSB RACE for CE credits... Advance registration/tickets are not required.

Industry Seminars

Explore the veterinary profession's most pressing topics as addressed by scientific and business experts while you enjoy a pleasant complimentary food break.

Industry Breakfast or Lunch Seminars provide excellent opportunities for you to become up-to-date about the most recent clinical results and products new to the marketplace. Breakfast or lunch provided. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hands-On Labs

Elevate your WVC experience with more than 30 comprehensive hands-on labs. Immerse yourself in the newest life-saving procedures tailored for veterinarians and technicians at our cutting-edge venue just a short 10-minute ride from the main event. Complimentary shuttle service is provided.

Learning Lounges

Join our three new educational areas to earn CE in a different way, and walk back though our past to discover how far the WVC Annual Conference has evolved through time, shaping the veterinary world.

Bite-sized educational sessions introducing new products, procedures, and helpful tips to invigorate your clinic.

Workshops

Workshops are in-depth education sessions that allow you to engage and interact with instructors and peers. RSVP and purchase required.

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Dining at WVC

At the 96th WVC Annual Conference, we offer a wide range of dining experiences tailored to you. From quick bites to leisurely sit-down meals, discover culinary delights that cater to every taste and dietary need.

Special Food & Drink Offerings:

  • Visit these participating booths for a $10 snack spree: Elanco: Booth #937, PetSmart Veterinary Services: Booth #1437, HT Vista Inc: Booth #326
  • Coffee in the Exhibit Hall: Join us for a complimentary coffee break during the morning and afternoon education sessions. While supplies last.
  • Purrfectly Brewed Cat Café Sponsored by Elanco: A unique experience awaits at the Cat Café, where you can interact with adorable felines while enjoying a cup of coffee.
  • Industry Seminars: Benefit from complimentary meals provided during industry seminars. These are available for breakfast and lunch from Monday to Wednesday. Please note that RSVP is required to ensure your spot.

Quick Bites: Concession Menus/Exhibit Hall Dining

For those moments when time is of the essence, our strategically located concession stands are your go-to for fast and tasty refreshments.

Find the main concessions area inside the WVC Exhibit Hall. Find another quick-bite concession in the Bayside B Foyer, perfect for a swift snack between sessions. On Level 2, explore two more quick-bite areas near Pawp Up & Viticus Group Café, situated in the Oceanside Foyer, offering a variety of options to satisfy your cravings without the wait.

SEE DAILY MENUS BELOW

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Sunday, Feb. 18

Breakfast Offerings:
Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwich
Yogurt, Berry, and Granola Parfait
Seasonal Fruit Cup
Assorted Breakfast Pastries

Lunch at LITTLE HAVANA:
Caribbean Spinach Salad
Cubano Wrap
Ropa Vieja / Sofrito Black Beans Bowl

Monday, Feb. 19

Breakfast Offerings:
South of the Border Breakfast Burrito
Yogurt, Berry, and Granola Parfait
Assorted Breakfast Pastries

Lunch at MAMBO ITALIANO:
Caesar Salad
Chicken Caprese Sandwich
Braised Beef Vesuvio / Eggplant Ragu Bowl
Garlic Knots

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Breakfast Offerings:
Butter Flaked Croissant Sandwich
Yogurt, Berry, and Granola Parfait
Assorted Breakfast Pastries

Lunch at LITTLE HAVANA:
Caribbean Spinach Salad
Cubano Wrap
Ropa Vieja / Sofrito Black Beans Bowl

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Breakfast Offerings:
Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwich
Yogurt, Berry, and Granola Parfait
Seasonal Fruit Cup
Assorted Breakfast Pastries

Lunch at MAMBO ITALIANO:
Caesar Salad
Chicken Caprese Sandwich
Braised Beef Vesuvio / Eggplant Ragu Bowl
Garlic Knots

The Food Court: Group Dining Made Easy

Mandalay Bay's food court is your culinary playground, boasting an array of options that cater to diverse tastes.

Given the bustling nature of the food court, we encourage you to order for groups at a time. This helps you avoid lengthy lines and allows you and your team to maximize your time at the conference.

View menu here

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Restaurants: Secure Your Spot

For an elevated dining experience, there a many sit-down restaurants inside Mandalay Bay and neighboring Luxor. Due to high demand, we strongly advise making reservations early to secure your table. Embrace the opportunity to enjoy the unique and award-winning dining that Vegas has to offer.

View options here

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Hotel and Lodging

The 96th WVC Annual Conference is hosted at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

In addition to the host hotel, there are nearby hotels located in the area that offer discounted rates. When booking your hotel, be sure to factor in the cost of transportation. The Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur are connected by tram, while the Four Seasons is located a short walk away.

Most other nearby hotels are approximately 1-2 miles away, a relatively short distance from the host hotel. If you are staying at a hotel that is not located near the host hotel, you may want to factor in the cost of taxis or rideshares. 

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Things to Do in Las Vegas

Las Vegas offers something for everyone, from award-winning dining and diverse entertainment options, to unique experiences like star-studded shows. Be sure to explore beyond the convention show floor and discover all that Las Vegas has to offer.

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Why Attend WVC?

For nearly a century, the WVC Annual Conference has been highly-regarded as one of the top destinations to earn your veterinary continuing education credits. 

There are countless reasons to attend, and we encourage you to browse this page to learn more about why WVC should be on your travel plans this Feb. 2024.

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