The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) wrapped up its 39th annual Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) on Wednesday 19 January at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Veterinary professionals from around the world attended, in person and virtually, learning breakthrough advances in animal medicine from their peers.
VMX is the world’s largest and most comprehensive annual veterinary conference and expo. More than 500 exhibitors showcased the latest in diagnostic, pharmaceutical, nutrition, products and solutions, to help veterinary practices best meet the needs of their animal patients and human clients.
“VMX is where veterinarians and veterinary nurses and technicians learn the latest in veterinary medicine, diagnostics and treatments, so they can take this knowledge home to provide the best care possible for all animals. It is also the launchpad for major research and product introductions from the world’s leading global veterinary companies and organizations,” said NAVC CEO Gene O’Neill.
“We are thankful for the more than 15,000 participants and attendees from our global veterinary community who helped make this another successful year.”
Helping animals live longer, comfortable, better quality lives was an important area of focus at VMX 2022. Presenters shared the latest technology and advances in animal medicine for keeping animals of all species healthy as they age. VMX 2022 offered nearly a thousand education sessions covering hundreds of topics as far reaching as:
- Equine wound management
- Decoding your cat
- Evidence-based use of probiotics
- Surgical procedures in zoo animals
- Canine mitral valve disease
- Anesthesia and surgery on fish
VMX 2022 offered extracurricular fun and wellness breaks including the Puppy Playground, Cat Nap Café and pilates with puppies. Radio and television personality Bobby Bones entertained attendees at the opening ceremony on Saturday 15 January, while country music artist Gabby Barrett got them dancing at a concert on Monday 17 January.
VMX returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando 14 to 18 January 2023.