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OCTOBER 5 – 7, 2023
The 2023 Annual Conference marks a tradition of 116 years of continuing education at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Our Annual Conference provides opportunities for Auburn alumni, faculty, students, veterinary technicians and other veterinary professionals to participate in cutting-edge continuing education sessions and professional networking opportunities.
This year’s conference is scheduled to be held October 5-7, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, in the heart of the Auburn University campus. We’ll continue to update the website as details are finalized. Registration will open in May.
Check-in/Registration Desk Hours
Attendees may pick up their registration packets at the conference venue during the following hours:
Wednesday, Oct. 19: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Conference Center: Parking will be available in the parking deck, adjacent to the hotel. Attendees driving in to the conference each day may drive straight to the parking deck rather than pulling in to the loop in front of the hotel. Valet staff will be stationed at the entrance to the deck. Attendees will have the option to valet ($10/day) or self-park ($5/day). The valet staff will direct attendees to the self-park levels of the deck.
College of Veterinary Medicine: For any events hosted at the CVM, including the Back-to-College event, scheduled for Saturday, attendees should park in the large parking lot adjacent to Greene Hall. Equine conference lab attendees may park in the large animal hospital parking lot. To ensure that our clients are able to find parking at all times, please avoid parking in the small animal teaching hospital lot.
Conference Name Badges
All registered attendees and paying guests will receive a name badge. Name badges are required for admission to the lectures, exhibit hall, and meals. Please wear your name badge throughout the conference.
COVID-19 Healthy and Safety Policies
The College of Vet Med continues to monitor and follow state, local and university COVID-19 protocols. We will have hand sanitizer available, and while not required as of this time, masks/face coverings may be worn at the attendees’ discretion. We will alert all conference registrants of the most current policies prior to conference.
Proceedings, when provided, will be available online beginning Monday, October 17 for all registered attendees wishing to print in advance. Once available, a separate email will be sent to all registrants with the link and password needed to access them. Multi-part lectures, extending more than one hour, may have combined proceedings. Electronic access will remain available until the end of the year.
What to Pack
Business casual is appropriate for all sessions and events at Annual Conference. The Back-to-College event on Saturday is casual. Wear your favorite Auburn gear. Cocktail attire is appropriate for those attending reunions. We do recommend that you dress in layers for the education sessions as temperatures in meeting rooms can vary.
Wi-Fi at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center
Wi-Fi will be provided for our conference at no charge; use AU_Guest. No password is needed.
This year’s conference will offer attendees up to 20 hours of CE with options in multiple areas of interest. When available, view the full schedule and list of speakers on our conference website. With the exception of the FL pharmacy course and wet labs, there is no advance registration required to attend any specific education lecture. However, space may be limited in individual lecture rooms.
Reunion registrants will receive communication from Jo Beth Williford (email@example.com) with details specific to your class event two weeks prior to reunions.
New in 2022, veterinary technicians and assistants can register to attend small group CE courses specifically focused on topics of interest for technicians and assistants. Four unique 2-hour limited enrollment sessions will be held at the College of Vet Med featuring content focused on dental radiography, derm cytology, basic life support/CPR and bandaging techniques in small animal practice. These small group sessions will run concurrently with Annual Conference on Friday and Saturday, space in each course is limited and main conference registration is required. Technicians and assistants have the option to register for main conference only or main conference registration plus up to three (3) additional small group courses. General registration fee for veterinary technicians and assistants is $85 and small group session fees are an additional $110 per session.
Learn More About Veterinary Technician/Assistant Small Group Sessions
Become a Sponsor and Exhibitor
* pre-registration required and additional fee will be charged
For the convenience of our conference attendees, we have secured a group rate for guest rooms at the conference venue. This discounted rate will be available once conference registration opens. Conference and/or Class Reunion registration will be required prior to reserving a room within the group block. A group rate code will be provided to registrants with their conference and/or class reunion confirmation email.
The Hotel at Auburn University and
Dixon Conference Center
241 S. College Street
Auburn, AL 36830
TownePlace Suites Auburn
1117 S. College Street
Auburn, AL 36832
Class reunions will be held on Saturday, October 7. Registration includes dinner and a class photo. This year the College of Vet Med will host the classes of: 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2018. Members of each of these classes will be contacted by your class coordinator who will share more details. Pre-registration is required.
* Class reunions are approved by Auburn University for adults age 18 and over.