Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Who can attend the Pacific Veterinary Conference?

A: All veterinary professionals.

Q: How many typically attend the Pacific Veterinary Conference?

A: Approximately 1,400 veterinary professionals.

Q: Is the conference at the hotel?

A: No, the Vet Expo and some CE sessions will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center. 
Other CE sessions will take place at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel. 

Q: How will I know where to go?

A: Directional signs will be posted around the center. You may also ask Pacific Veterinary Conference staff and/or convention center staff.

Q: Is parking available?

A: Yes, you may park in the center's lots for an additional fee of $10 a day. Enter the parking lot off of Pine Avenue. 

Q: Are there options for daycare?

A: Yes, guests may contact the hotel's concierge desk for assistance in finding licensed daycare providers in the area.

Q: Will there be dietary-specific food options available?

A: Please contact the PacVet office if you require special diet needs
at 800.655.2862.



Q: Are meals included in the registration fee?

A: Yes, there are at least 12 food events:

  • Four continental breakfasts

  • Hosted breaks

  • Two lunches provided in the Exhibit Hall on Friday and Saturday

  • Evening receptions

Q: Are lecture notes included in the registration fee?

A: Yes, registered attendees will have online access before, during, and after the conference. Lecture notes are posted on the conference mobile app, the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) website, or on a flash drive for $15.

Q: Can office staff share or split days?

A: See Staff Group Registration or Discount Practice Team Registration.


Q: How many CE hours are offered?

A: The conference will offer more than 240+ hours of CE

  • Veterinarians can earn up to 28.5 hours of CE

  • Technicians can take advantage of 28.5 hours of technician-specific CE

Q: Are Pacific Veterinary Conference CE hours RACE approved?

A: California

  • The California Veterinary Medical Association, the sponsor of the Pacific Veterinary Conference, is a statutorily approved CE provider in California.

  • CE earned at Pacific Veterinary Conference will be accepted by the California Veterinary Medical Board toward the mandatory 36 hours required every two years for re-licensure.

  • Most states will accept CVMA-sponsored CE.


  • To receive credit for your CE at Pacific Veterinary Conference, you must follow proper procedures per the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME). 

  • Sign in at the information desk upon arrival. 

  • Track your CE hours on the CE Certificate of Attendance.

  •  Sign out before you leave the conference.

  • A Pacific Veterinary Conference staff member must verify your hours and give you a certificate of attendance/completion. (Per the TBVME these certificates cannot be mailed or given out after the conference.)

All other states

  • Contact your local Veterinary Medical Board or licensing agency to determine what CE at Pacific Veterinary Conference qualifies in your state.

  • Contact the Pacific Veterinary Conference staff prior to the conference with any questions or special requirements by phone at 800.655.2862

Q: Do I sign up for each session I want to attend?

A: Sessions are open to all registered attendees. Hands-on laboratories, symposiums, and workshops require an additional registration and fee. (Guests may not attend sessions.)

Q: How do I keep track of the sessions I attend so I can submit my CE to my state regulator?

A: To keep track of your sessions, you will receive a CE Certificate of Attendance at check-in to record your hours and keep for your records. Do not turn it into the registration desk.