By Pet Age Staff//October 4, 2023//
By: Pet Age Staff//October 4, 2023//
Press release: NAVC
Following record-breaking attendance at the 2023 Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX), the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) will host its 41st annual conference January 13 to 17, 2024 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and everywhere virtually. As the veterinary industry’s first conference of the year, VMX sets the direction for veterinary medicine annually and provides the veterinary industry’s first continuing education, scientific sessions and hands-on workshops led by world-renowned veterinary leaders. More than 580 companies and organizations from around the world will showcase the latest in animal healthcare products, diagnostics and more in the award-winning Expo Hall. This year’s “Show of Shows” theme will introduce a World’s Fair-like experience featuring food, entertainment, events and activities. It will also feature headlining entertainment including singer/songwriter Tyler Hubbard and Emmy-Award-winning actor and director Dan Levy.
“VMX is where the global veterinary industry gathers each year to learn the latest in veterinary medicine and where life-saving new products and innovations are introduced to the industry. For more than 40 years, we’ve witnessed remarkable advancements within the veterinary profession which are helping animals live longer, better lives,” said Dana Varble, DVM, CAE and NAVC chief veterinary officer. “From the rescue and rehabilitation of sea turtles and manatees to treatments for equine cancer patients, the most distinguished veterinary leaders will cover an extraordinary range of continuing education. VMX also serves as the venue for new products, diagnostics and pharmaceutical product announcements.”
Presented by the NAVC, the global leader in continuing education (CE) for veterinary professionals, this year’s event will offer more than 1000 CE hours at the in-person event in Orlando. VMX Virtual will include more than 200 virtual sessions covering industry trends across a wide variety of disciplines and species, live-streamed from Orlando and the Expo Hall.
A diverse selection of sessions are available for attendees, including:
Cancer Treatment and Diagnostics
2024 Trends in Vet Med
VMX EXPO HALL AND ENTERTAINMENT
Veterinary professionals can learn about and engage with the industry’s latest products and innovations at the Expo Hall and explore the New Product Gallery. The exciting VMX Pet Pitch Competition, where startups introduce their products and services in a highly-anticipated, shark-tank-style event, will return for its seventh year.
This year, for the first time, VMX’s Expo Hall will become the center stage for celebrity entertainment. Dan Levy, Emmy Award-winning showrunner, writer, actor, director and New York Times bestselling author best known for his work on Schitt’s Creek, will headline the VMX 2024 kickoff event on Saturday, January 13, presented by Boehringer Ingelheim. On Monday, January 15, singer/songwriter Tyler Hubbard – one half of multi-platinum duo Florida Georgia Line – will perform at VMX’s 2024 exclusive Monday Night Concert, sponsored by Merck Animal Health.
In keeping with its World’s Fair theme of VMX 2024, the Expo Hall will also feature a carousel, carnival games, and “Sunday Night Spectacular” event.
Click here for VMX 2024 in-person event registration information.