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Getting the most out of WVC 2018

This year's Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) is just around the corner - are you ready? Held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 4-8, this year's WVC offers in-depth sessions, hands-on learning opportunities, a full exhibit hall, and a number of great outdoor adventures.

The conference schedule is up and organized by role to make it easier to identify which sessions are best for you. There is something for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, practice managers, and veterinary students. In addition, WVC enables each of these roles to earn a wide range of CE credit hours—up to 57 hours total depending on role. 


With such a full schedule at WVC, you’ll have your pick of some great learning and entertainment opportunities. One session that is unique both in its presenter and topic is the general session shared by Jewel Kilcher, acclaimed American singer, songwriter, actress, poet, painter, philanthropist, on Sunday, March 4, at 10:30 a.m.–noon. Jewel will be sharing stories from her life and work with her charity, Project Clean Water, as a way of offering hope, inspiration, and humor. 

In addition to Jewel’s uplifting story, take some time to have a few laughs at the Hill’s Comedy Night with Kevin Nealon on Sunday, March 4, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Nealon is most known for his work on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and Showtime’s TV series Weeds as well as appearances in movies like Little Nicky and Anger Management.

Sessions with IDEXX

We will be at Booth #2320, so please swing by for a visit when you can. You can also find us in the following sessions:

Shoestring Budget, Stellar Results: Successful Social Media Marketing with Limited Resources
Shelby MacLeod, Tuesday, March 6, 2:00 p.m.–2:20 p.m.

Do You Speak Emoji? Learn How to Use Social Media to Attract and Retain Millennial Pet Parents
Emma Lishness, Tuesday, March 6, 2:30 p.m.–2:50 p.m. 

Case-Based Approach to Using the IDEXX SDMA® Test to Identify Kidney Disease Earlier for Optimal Care
Jane Robertson, DVM, DACVM, Tuesday, March 6, 3:00 p.m.–3:20 p.m.

Getting outside at WVC

Las Vegas offers more than just gambling, restaurants, and fantastic shows. With its proximity to so many natural wonders, there’s always a great excuse to get outside and explore. WVC has built a few of these opportunities into their conference schedule. Here are just a few of those activities, but be sure to read the full schedule for the full list of adventures.

Grand Canyon West Rim Tour
Saturday, March 3, 7:15 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Red Rock Hiking, Red Rock Canyon
Monday, March 5, or Tuesday, March 6, 8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Boulder City Zipline Tour
Monday, March 5, 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Spring Mountain Ranch & Red Rock Tour
Monday, March 5, noon–4:00 p.m.

Hoover Dam & Brewery Tour
Tuesday, March 6, 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. 

Black Canyon River Rafting
Wednesday, March 7, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 

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