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The Pacific Veterinary Conference is sponsored by the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). If you are not a CVMA member, you can join now and save money on registration! Call 800.655.2862 for more information.
One hour of continuing education (CE) is defined as 50 minutes of presentation and a 10-minute break. Question and answer time is included as presentation time.
California Registered Veterinary Technicians
All 20 hours may be earned by attending scientific programs, such as medical and surgical courses. Up to 15 hours of business/practice management related courses will be accepted for each renewal period. A maximum of four (4) hours can be earned by self-study methods, such as correspondence courses, independent study and home study programs, reading journals, video or audio presentations related to veterinary technology or related fields.
CVMA Certified Veterinary Assistants
*Additional information on mandatory CE can be found at cvma.net. The California Veterinary Medical Association is a statutorily approved CE provider. Additional documentation is available at the Information Desk.
Veterinarians from other states
*Note: Student Research Presentations and the Technician Fair lecture do not qualify for approved continuing education credit in California.
Contact Pacific Veterinary Conference staff prior to the conference with any questions or special requirements at 800.655.2862.
Full Conference Registration
Staff Group Registration
Discount Practice Team Registration
Sponsor a Student (Must be sponsored by a DVM)
The Pacific Veterinary Conference offers more than 28.5 hours of technician-specific CE. Sponsor an RVT student's full registration to the Pacific Veterinary Conference and expand their education. For more information please call the CVMA at 800.655.2862 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is sponsoring an Internet café during the conference. Visit the computers in the registration area to check your e-mail or catch up with your favorite blogs.
Several food events are available to full conference attendees at the Pacific Veterinary Conference! Continental breakfast and coffee/beverage breaks are provided for attendees and registered guests each day. On Friday and Saturday, a hosted lunch is provided in the Vet Expo. Lunch is on your own on Thursday and Sunday.
Your name badge is required to attend sessions and to enter the Vet Expo. Please wear it each day. Name badges can be picked up at the registration desk - they will not be mailed in advance. Please note there will be a $25 fee for replacement badges.
If you wish to bring a guest you may purchase guest badges for a $40 fee in advance or at the onsite-registration desk. Guests can visit the Vet Expo and attend complimentary special events, but cannot attend continuing education sessions, labs, workshops or breakfast sessions. Guests may join registrants for lunch and/or continental breakfast at an additional cost by purchasing meal tickets in advance or at the onsite registration desk. Guest badges are not available for veterinarians or RVTs.
The lecture notes can be purchased on a flash drive for $15, viewed on the conference mobile app, or online before the conference. You will be able to print the sections you want before you come to the conference or at the conference's Internet Café.
Moderators receive discounted registration. Moderators must be CVMA members. If you are interested in moderating for two, three, or four days, contact Lily Briggs at 800.655.2862, ext. 26.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
All cancellation requests must be made in writing and submitted to the Pacific Veterinary Conference Meetings & Events Department no later than May 19, 2017. There will be a $50 non-refundable processing fee for all paid conference registration cancellations and a $10 non-refundable processing fee for all guest badge cancellations. For lab cancellations, a $75 non-refundable processing fee will be assessed. A full refund on lab fees will be provided by PacVet should a lab cancel due to inadequate enrollment. Refunds due will be paid no earlier than 45 days after the close of the conference. No refund will be issued for cancellations received after May 19, 2017.
DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS
The Pacific Veterinary Conference prohibits the unauthorized distribution of any materials (printed or electronic) at its conference, expositions and symposia. Attendees who violate this prohibition may be expelled from the conference without a refund.
To request a reasonable accommodation (e.g., alternate formats, interpreters, etc.) to participate in this conference, please contact Della Yee by May 30, 2017 at 800.655.2862, TTY 711 with your specific accommodation needs.
CONSENT TO USE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, PacVet and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to PacVet's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.