The AVMA Annual Convention is the must-attend event for veterinarians and veterinary team members that want to stay current and stay connected. Participate in the broadest educational program available and enjoy unmatched networking opportunities with colleagues, vendors and AVMA leadership, all in a city that offers great features and beautiful weather.
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
Opening Session “The AVMA Show” with featured speaker Joan Embery.
Emceeing the Friday and Saturday night events will be Jay Thomas. Jay has starred in numerous TV movies, and is a two time Emmy Award winner.
AVMF — Our Oath in Action: Volunteer to help the San Diego animal shelters. This service opportunity is open to both convention attendees and community members.
Exhibit Hall Reception: Enjoy hosted bars and hors d’oeuvre stations while you network with exhibitors and fellow attendees during this complimentary reception in the exhibit hall.
Smash Mouth in Concert: Hey now, you’re a rock star! Get your game on at the 6th Annual AVMA Concert featuring Smash Mouth!
Trails for Tails 5k Run/Walk: Enjoy the perfect San Diego weather at the annual Trails for Tails 5K. Convention attendees, local runners and their dogs are invited to run or walk to raise money to benefit San Diego animal shelters and the animal welfare programs of the AVMF.
An AVMF special event on board the USS Midway: All proceeds benefit programs funded by AVMF. You’ll enjoy:
Exclusive docent tours • Simulation flight adventures • An on-deck special presentation • Delicious Dinner stations • Hosted bar • Historic air craft carrier exhibits • Interact with Midway naval ambassadors • Take a commemorative photo • Early access shopping aboard the ship • Stay aboard until the 9:45 event ending fireworks display. Tickets: $75 for adults; $25 for children 12 and under.
AVMA at Petco Park: Join AVMA attendees for a baseball game when the San Diego Padres meet the New York Mets at beautiful, nearby Petco Park! As a benefit of attending the convention, you can purchase discounted tickets to the game by visiting http://www.padres.com/promo and entering the promo code: AVMA.
In addition, the Padres will donate a portion of each ticket to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation in support of Humane Outreach and Animal Welfare, Education, Public Awareness, and Research Support, among other initiatives. Catch a ballgame and support the AVMF!