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.
The Pacific Veterinary Conference offers over 240+ hours of California-approved continuing education (CE).
The conference provides over 29.5 hours of technician-specific CE. These hours will be applicable toward alternate route certification in California.
Are required to complete 36 hours of acceptable CE during the two-year license period immediately preceding the license expiration date.
All 36 hours may be earned by attending scientific programs, such as medical and surgical courses. Up to 24 hours of business/practice management related courses will be accepted for each renewal period. A maximum of six (6) hours can be earned by self-study methods, such as non-interactive internet courses, reading journals, listening to audiotapes, or viewing video for each renewal period.
To receive credit for your CE at PacVet, you must follow proper procedures per the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME).
- Check in at the registration desk, a Continuing Education Certificate of Attendacne form will be included in your registration packet.
- Please proceed to the information desk, located right next to the onsite registration desk and sign in on the attendee roster.
- Track your CE hours on the CE Certificate of Attendance form, at the end of the conference, return to the information desk BEFORE you leave the conference. A Pacific Veterinary Conference staff member must verify your hours; you will be issued a signed Texas DVM Certification of Attendance/Completion form. (Per the TBVME these certificates cannot be mailed).
California Registered Veterinary Technicians:
Are required to complete 20 hours of acceptable CE during the two-year license period immediately preceding the license expiration date.
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:
Must complete a minimum of 10 hours of acceptable continuing education every two years to maintain their certification.
*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:
Most states will accept CVMA-sponsored CE. Contact your state veterinary medical board or licensing agency to determine which Pacific Veterinary Conference CE courses qualify in your state.
*Note: Student Research Presentations and the Technician Fair 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
Full conference registration for veterinarians, practice managers, veterinary technicians and veterinary staff includes the following: all CE sessions, Vet Expo admission, complimentary lunches and breaks in the Vet Expo, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, evening events, and a meeting tote bag. Labs and non-hosted events are at an additional charge.
One day conference registration for veterinarians, practice managers, veterinary technicians and veterinary staff includes the following for the day registered: CE sessions, refreshments, and, if available that day, Vet Expo admission, complimentary lunch, and evening event. Labs and non-hosted events are at an additional charge.
Staff Group Registration
The Pacific Veterinary Conference offers a staff group registration option for non-veterinarian staff from the same practice! This allows four different staff members to attend one of the four days of the conference.
Discount Practice Team Registration
Bring additional staff members from your practice! With Discount Practice Team Registration, one CVMA-member veterinarian and additional registrants from the same practice receive a 10% discount on their full conference registration.
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 $30 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 syllabus will be available online before the conference; you will be able to print the sections you want before you come to the conference.
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 TBD. 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 TBD.
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 Lily Briggs by May 30, 2016 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.