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NAVC celebrating 40th VMX anniversary like it’s 1983

Registration is now open for the North American Veterinary Association’s VMX 2023, with throwback price of $125

When the NAVC opens the doors to its 40th anniversary VMX: Veterinary Meeting and Expo, 14 January 2023, in Orlando, FL, attendees will find themselves immersed in 1980’s nostalgia complete with a pop culture theme, events, entertainment and historically-low, throwback registration pricing of $125 – mirroring the cost when the first VMX registration opened in 1983.

Most importantly, the education and excellence VMX is known for – industry-leading scientific sessions and life-changing innovations – will be on full display.

Since its first conference, VMX has grown to be the world’s largest and most comprehensive global veterinary education conference. As the first veterinary conference of the year, thousands of veterinary professionals and industry leaders gather from around the world to learn and experience the latest advances in veterinary medicine that are helping animals of all species live longer, better quality lives.

Presented by the NAVC, the global leader in continuing education (CE) for veterinary professionals, VMX will feature sessions and hands-on workshops led by world-renowned animal healthcare experts. VMX 2023 will be held 14-18 January 2023, at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and everywhere virtually. Head to the website for VMX 2023 registration information.

“The last 40 years have ushered in some of the most exciting advances in veterinary medicine. Many of which have been introduced and taught at VMX,” said NAVC CEO Gene O’Neill. “We are pleased to mark our 40th anniversary of hosting the veterinary industry’s leading annual conference by making it financially easier for veterinary professionals to attend VMX, meet their education requirements, network with colleagues – and have a lot of fun in the process.

“Our mission is to help the entire veterinary community thrive and we are delighted to support them by offering all the value of VMX 2023 at the price of the inaugural VMX.” 

The throwback registration price of $125 is for all attendees who register through 31 October 2022. After that, prices will increase but remain 40 percent lower than VMX’s customary early bird pricing: $495 for veterinarians, $295 for veterinary nurses/technicians and practice managers. Veterinary students, as always, attend for free.

“Veterinary medicine continues to evolve and transform how we care for animals,” said Dana Varble, NAVC CVO. “Each year I attend VMX, I learn something that helps me become a better veterinarian and provide the best care to my patients. The future holds even more possibilities and I can’t wait to see what life-changing innovations are to come.”

From companion animals and exotics, to farm animals and aquatics, VMX 2023 will offer more than 800 hours of Continuing Education sessions, hands-on workshops and Masterclasses at the in person event in Orlando, and more than 280 virtual sessions, which will be available through 15 March 2023. Sessions include: 

Small Animal/Cats and Dogs:

  • “Puppies and Kittens with a Cardiac Murmur”
  • “Taming the Tigers: Tips for Handling Challenging Cats” and “Behaviour Solutions for ‘Normal’ Cat Behaviours”
  • “Corneal Disease in Cats: Finding Success with a Feline-Focused Approach”
  • “Happy Pills for Happy Pets, and Happier Clients!”
  • “Terrible Teenagers? Preventing Adolescent Dog Relinquishment”

Aquatics and Zoo:

  • “Sea Turtle Rehabilitation”
  • “ERs of the Zoo Kind”
  • “Wound Healing: The Science Changes, the Biology Has Not”


  • “Chinchilla Tips and Tricks”


  •  “Basic Surgery Tips for Very Small Patients”
  • “Standing Orthopaedic Surgery in Horses”

Infectious Disease:

  • “A One Health Approach for Understanding and Mitigating Emerging Infectious Diseases of Human and Non-human Animals”


  • “The Fresh Food Revolution: What’s Next and What Are the Potential Benefits?”

Veterinary professionals around the world can learn about and engage with the industry’s latest products and innovations at the NAVC’s award-winning Expo Hall and explore the New Product Gallery inside the OCCC or virtually in the VMX Virtual Expo Hall. The exciting VMX Pet Pitch Competition, where startups introduce their products and services in a highly-anticipated, shark-tank style event, will return for its sixth year.

Credentialed media may attend VMX for free, in person in Orlando or virtually. For more information on how to register, contact

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