Make the most out of your WVC Experience

Tips and Resources for the 95th WVC Annual Conference

Before the Conference  During the Conference  After the Conference

Before the Conference

Before you land and check in to your hotel, we recommend you come up with an action plan.

For example, it might be helpful to consider what you or your practice needs to get out of the conference. If you're arriving with a group of veterinary professionals, have a meeting before and set focus points for everyone.



There are over 900+ education hours to explore, so we highly recommend you download the WVC Connect app.

The app allows you to organize your schedule and favorite sessions you're interested in. Important note: 'favoriting' a session /event is NOT an RSVP. You must log in to your account to RSVP.

Not only can you stay on top of all that's going on at WVC, but the app also allows you to connect with attendees from across the globe.

App Download Page - iOS (Apple)

App Download Page - Android

It's a very good idea to have your flight, hotel, and transportation arranged and confirmed prior to your arrival.

If need to book your hotel and/or flight, we recommend you visit our travel page here, as our hotel partner OnPeak provides the lowest rates available for WVC participants.

Please note that Viticus Group does provide limited transportation. To view the shuttle schedule, please click link below.

View Shuttle Schedule

We recommend you arrive early if you can.

Registration and badge pick-up opens on Saturday from 3 - 6 pm, so if you arrive early on Saturday, you'll help alleviate some wait time.

Badge Pick-Up Schedule (Participant – Vet, Vet Tech, Student, Guest, General Attendee)

Where: Located on Level 2, Built-in Registration Desk, Mandalay Bay South Convention Center.

- Saturday, February 18, 3:00p-6:00p
- Sunday, February 19, 6:00a–6:00p
- Monday, February 20, 6:00a–5:00p
- Tuesday, February 21,  6:00a–5:00p 
- Wednesday, February 22 6:00a–2:00p


Important Note: Hands-On Lab Attendees

If you're attending a Hands-on Lab session on Saturday or Sunday morning, you will not need to pick up your badge at Level 2 of Mandalay Bay.

Instead, your welcome package and badge will be available for you at the Viticus Center.

1. Comfortable shoes: Remember that you will be walking around a lot (great to get those steps in) so bring comfortable shoes.

2. A water bottle: You've got to stay hydrated!

3. Your business cards: You never know who you might connect with!

4. Something to take notes on: Just in case, we do think it's a good idea to have a separate place to take notes during your education sessions 

5. External phone charger: Don't let the phone battery die! If you need a place to recharge (your mobile and yourself!), be sure to stop by Viticus Group Pawp Up on Level 2.

6. Extra snacks: It's a great idea to pack a few snacks to keep you going throughout the day.


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General Sessions: Kristen Bell

Presented by Boehringer Ingelheim

Viticus Group and Boehringer Ingelheim are proud to present a WVC keynote lunch with Actress, Philanthropist, Producer Kristen Bell.

CE-Conference Badge and RSVP required..

Can't Miss Education Sessions

USDA discusses the economic and public health impacts of infectious disease outbreaks 10-10:50a & 5-5:50p inside Surf D and F, Level 2

Sunday, February 19th, from 2pm-6 pm in Mandalay Bay C, GeniusVets invite independent veterinary practice owners to 4 special sessions, followed by a 1-hour reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Dr. Stephen Ettinger joins the speaker lineup for the ElleVet special presentation Hemp Roundtable: From the Farm to Clinic & Everything in Between on Monday at 11:35a in Mandalay Bay J, Level 2

It's Time to Draw your Lyme in the Sand! on Tuesday afternoon. Drs. Karen Stasiak and Christopher Adolph will take you on a fascinating medical mystery followed by a panel Q and A answering all your Lyme transmission questions. Vaccination, choices and challenges, screening and diagnostic testing, and why tick control comes before the doxycycline. 4:35-5:25p Oceanside D, Level 2, Sponsored by Zoetis.


During the Conference

Recommendations for All CE Participants

1. We suggest that you arrive early at the presentations to snag those good seats in the front.

2. It's important that your badge is on at all times, as this is our primary method for tracking your CE hours. Make sure to have your badge scanned for the education sessions you attend as well.

3. RSVPs may be required for certain sessions, and some may be at capacity.

4. Use the WVC Connect app to plan out your schedule in advance.


We're celebrating 50 years of Exhibit Hall, and this year there's so much to discover! 

As always, you'll have the ability to take home fun swag items, learn about the latest innovations in veterinary medicine, and network with over 500 companies from across the world. 

Tips to enjoy Exhibit Hall

1. Take your time to explore the exhibit hall. There's a lot to see, so don't try to see it all in one day!

2. Don’t miss out on learning opportunities such as Learning Lounge, WVC Central, and either drop-in sessions available throughout the Exhibit Hall.

3. Take time to yourself. Be sure to take breaks, meals, and hydrate in order to have the energy to make the most of your Exhibit Hall experience.

4. Take advantage of the raffles, freebies and activities, they make the experience even better. You might even have the opportunity to win $2,000 on Wednesday if you finish Vet Detective!

Following a long day of learning, it's time to unwind and enjoy some Vegas-style entertainment!

For a list of all the upcoming shows and activities. please visit our WVC Entertainment Page. 

Some of these events may be sold out, so please make sure that you have RSVP'd for the event that you're looking to attend. 

Also, please be mindful that 'favoriting' or 'starring' a session on the WVC Connect App is not the same as an RSVP.

Hands-on Lab Participants

If you are scheduled for a hands-on lab first thing in the morning, please be prepared and on time in order to not miss the shuttle.

View Shuttle Schedule

Your badge and registration materials will be available at the Viticus Center, so skip the badge pick-up lines on Saturday and Sunday.

WVC will be providing luggage storage Sunday through Wednesday in Bayside B, Level 1 adjacent to Exhibitor Registration.

Sunday, February 19: 8:30a–6:30p       

Monday, February 20: 6:00a–7:00p

Tuesday, February 21:  6:00a–7:00p

Wednesday, February 22: 6:00a–6:30p

Can't Miss Exhibit Hall Activities

Zoetis Vet Team Spot – Monday, Feb. 20 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Zoetis welcomes you to a community dedicated to supporting you. Come take a break with the Zoetis Vet Team Spot located at WVC Central.

Exhibit Hall Breakfast Bar - Sponsored by Elanco (Monday): Kickstart your Monday morning before the grand opening of the Exhibit hall with a breakfast bar brought to you by Elanco

Technician Lounge – Sponsored by NVA: Daily swag, snacks, and surprises at the new and exclusive space for Veterinary Technicians!

Career Corner – Sponsored by IDEXX (Monday-Wednesday): Your future begins here with complimentary professional headshots, LinkedIn profile reviews, and career coaching all in one place.

The Dog House – Sponsored by Elanco (Monday-Wednesday): Who let the dogs out? Relax and unwind with adoptable dogs provided by SNARL. Nothing feels more at home than being at The Dog House!

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After the Conference

1. Get on the 2024 Annual Conference Registration Wait List to be the first to know when registration opens and any special offers.

2. Review your notes and share them with your colleagues. 

3. Reach out to your new network. LinkedIn is a great way to continue your connection.

4. Act! Implement what you've learned and improve your practice.

5. If you’re a recent veterinary student graduate or in your first year of veterinary medicine practice, apply for the Dr. Jack Walther Recent Graduate Boot Camp. Deadline is March 31. 

There’s more to Viticus Group than just Annual Conference, as we provide hands-on CE labs at our Las Vegas, NV medical campuses all year long.

If you're interested in taking a detailed hands-on lab course or want to check out our upcoming Veterinary Technician Symposia, click the link below.

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