Assessing heart disease in cats and dogs; new perspectives on reptiles with cancer; approaching feline and canine neonatal emergencies; post-operative nursing care; and the basics of treating elephants are among the topics to be presented at the 39th annual Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) where veterinary professionals from all over the world will gather to learn the latest innovations in veterinary medicine for animals of all species.
The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) announced that more than 900 hours of continuing education (CE) will be taught and presented by global leaders in veterinary medicine at VMX 2022. The annual conference will be held 15 to 19 January in person in Orlando, FLorida, at the Orange County Convention Center and, for the second year, everywhere virtually through VMX Virtual. Click here to register.
“With pet adoptions reaching an all-time high, the demand for veterinary care continues to grow. To provide animals with the best possible healthcare, it’s crucial for veterinary professionals to learn and stay abreast of the constant changes that take place in veterinary medicine,” said Gene O’Neill, NAVC CEO. “VMX provides the global veterinary community the opportunity to learn from and network with world-renowned speakers, veterinarians and leading companies within the industry. As a hybrid conference, VMX Virtual opens the door to veterinary professionals worldwide to attend and experience VMX 2022 at a time and place that is most convenient for them.”
VMX is the world’s largest and most comprehensive global veterinary education conference. During the five-day conference, VMX delivers world-class education, entertainment and networking opportunities. Through its in-person and virtual CE offerings, VMX provides hundreds of scientific sessions, hands-on workshops, masterclasses, and on demand content for the entire veterinary healthcare team. With hundreds of hours of CE and multiple learning tracks to choose from, attendees can customize their educational experience based on their own learning preferences. You can view the VMX programme here.
In addition to its unparalleled education opportunities, VMX is the launchpad for new products, innovations and company announcements. Through its award-winning VMX Expo Hall, attendees may network and interact with the leading companies in the animal healthcare industry as well as startup companies that are new to the industry. Attendees may visit the expo hall virtually through VMX Virtual Expo, a virtual platform that provides a unique, 3D and interactive experience. The VMX Virtual Expo is accessible 365 days a year to encourage year-long interaction and engagement between attendees and exhibitors.
When registering for VMX 2022, attendees have three options based on their travel and educational preferences. Veterinary professionals can attend VMX 2022 either in person in Orlando, virtually anywhere in the world or both. In-person attendees will have the opportunity to purchase an all-access registration that includes VMX Virtual. On demand sessions will be available for 60 days, starting 15 January, to maximize their learning experience.
The health and safety of all VMX attendees is of utmost importance to the NAVC. As the NAVC continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, it will follow the guidance of health officials, conference centers and conference hotels to create a safe environment. To view the NAVC’s health and safety protocols, please visit the NAVC website.
Conference session highlights
Veterinary Nurses and Technicians:
- “Telephone triage: unraveling the mysteries”
- “Surgical success, post-operative mess: nursing care of the postoperative patient”
- “Ultrasound for the veterinary nurse and technician workshop”
- “Radiographic interpretation of canine and feline heart disease”
- “Refractory heart failure”
- “Nursing the pacemaker patient”
- “New perspectives in reptile oncology”
- “X-rays and aspirates and ultrasounds, oh my: staging the cancer patient”
- “What is this “new” radiation everyone is talking about for cancer patients?”
- “Tricky wounds – not so tricky reconstruction”
- “Fish fun: anesthesia and surgery”
- “Top surgical procedures in reptiles and amphibians”
- “Sports medicine case discussions”
- “The do’s and don’ts of equine wound management”
- “How ultrasound-guided procedures improve lameness diagnosis and treatment in horses”
- “Field considerations for wildlife surgical procedures”
- “Gorilla house calls: in situ medicine for the critically endangered Eastern Gorilla”
- “Emerging diseases in Florida panthers”
Aquatics and Zoo
- “Penguin boots are made for walking… and swimming”
- “Big medicine: the basics of elephant veterinary care”
- “Yes they do get sick: crocodilian medicine and surgery”