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Double down on education, networking and fun when the AAEP’s 61st Annual Convention heads to the Entertainment Capital of the World—Las Vegas, Nevada!  

How will you play your hand at the AAEP's 61st Annual Convention in Vegas? 

  • Select from among 100 hours of CE relevant to your practice success
  • Expand your professional footprint at daily social events
  • Discover innovative solutions to your practice challenges from nearly 350 exhibitors
  • Embrace your inner tourist in a city that didn't earn the nickname "Entertainment Capital of the World" by accident

We think you will agree that the 61st Annual Convention has come up aces. Push all in!


  • Educational ProgramClick to Expand

    The educational program for the AAEP's 61st Annual Convention will provide you practical and comprehensive sessions covering the veterinary topics most pertinent to your daily practice. With a mix of lectures and smaller Table Topic discussions the knowledge you will walk away with will prove invaluable to your veterinary career.  Click here to browse this year's program.

    Session Descriptions:

    The Business of Practice:
     The ultimate success of your practice depends on much more than your clinical skills. The Business of Practice sessions focus on the non-medical aspects of practice that are essential to a healthy bottom line.

    How-to: Expand your skills repertoire during these focused sessions that walk you step-by-step through procedures that have been successfully deployed by your colleagues. At the conclusion of each presentation, you'll be armed with the information you need to critically evaluate the technique and determine whether or not to implement it in your practice. 

    In-Depth: Dig deeper into important topics within equine veterinary medicine during In-Depth sessions. These sessions tend to feature fewer but longer presentations, enabling a thorough and comprehensive exploration of key components of the subject topic. 

    Table Topics: Enlist the knowledge and experience of your colleagues to work through common challenges and identify solutions within specific areas of equine medicine during Table Topics. These faciliatated discussions are informal buy highly informative, and draw upon the collective expertise of all attendees. 


    Convention Session
  • RegistrationClick to Expand

    Registration for the 61st Annual AAEP Convention is now open! Registration includes 100+ hours of CE, lunch in the Trade Show Sunday-Tuesday, a copy of the Proceedings book, the Welcome Reception on Saturday night and many other educational and networking opportunities. Click here to register. Be sure to register before September 1 to take advantage of the early bird rate. The last day to pre-register is November 6. 

    If you are a veterinary technician, click here to register for the AAEVT Annual Convention.

    Registration Rates

      Thru Sept. 1

    Thru Nov. 6
    AAEP Member

    $475  $525
    AAEP Honor Roll Member

    $250 $275
    BEVA Member

    $475 $525
    Spouse/Guest Attending Sessions

    $475 $525
    Spouse/Guest NOT Attending Sessions (allows Trade Show entry)

    $25 $25
    AAEP New Applicant (pays dues through 6/30/16)

    $675 $725

    $700 $750
    Current Resident, Intern or Graduate Student 

    $250 $275
    AAEP National Student Member

    $50 $50
    AAEP New Student Applicant (pays dues through 8/31/16) $80 $80

    There are certain networking and educational events that require a separate ticket that you can also register for at the same time as registering for the Convention. Those are the student labs ($125 - open to student registrants only); the President's Luncheon ($50); AAEP Foundation Celebration ($95) and the Podiatry Workshop ($235). 




  • Hotel AccomodationsClick to Expand

    The AAEP promises a luxurious and affordable stay in Las Vegas with AAEP-member group rates at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino (Convention location), Delano Las Vegas or the Luxor Hotel. Each of these properties boast amenities including pools, spas and shopping, and are central to downtown dining and numerous entertainment venues. Click on one of the links below to make your reservations. Rates listed are per night + applicable taxes.

    Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
    Toll Free: 877.632.9001 | Office: 702.632.9000

    Thru Sept. 15

    After Sept. 15
    $135 $185


    Delano Las Vegas

    Thru Sept. 15

    After Sept. 15
    $165 $215


    Luxor Hotel 

    Thru Sept. 15

    After Sept. 15

    $39 (Sunday thru Thursday)

    $75 (Friday and Saturday)

    $69 (Sunday thru Thursday) 

    $105 (Friday and Saturday)
  • Interested in Exhibiting in the Trade ShowClick to Expand

    Is your company interested in exhibiting during the AAEP's three-day Trade Show in Las Vegas? Click here for details about becoming an exhibitor. 

  • Future Convention Dates and LocationsClick to Expand

    2016 62nd Annual Convention
    Orlando, Florida
    December 3-7

    2017 63rd Annual Convention
    San Antonio, Texas
    November 17-21

    2018 64th Annual Convention
    San Diego, California
    December 1-5

    2019 65th Annual Convention
    Denver, Colorado
    December 7-11

    2020 66th Annual Convention
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    December 5-9

  • The PurposeClick to Expand

    With over 100 CE credits from which to choose, over 4,000 veterinarians gathered in one city, and a trade show with nearly 400 exhibitors, the Annual Convention provides the AAEP's most comprehensive CE experience.