American Association of Equine Practitioners
American Association of Equine Practitioners

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You don’t have to be a big fish to make a splash.

Connect with old friends and new ideas at the CE meeting where the entire industry comes together.

The AAEP’s 62nd Annual Convention is your gateway to first-rate education, superior networking opportunities and access to more than 300 solution providers in the trade Attendee Quoteshow.

This year's event will be held at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center, conveniently located on International Drive, the city's entertaining and dining hub.

Whether you’ve been out of school two years or 20, your practice has four wheels or four walls, or your patients embody pleasure, sport or work, dive in for professional and personal growth with your AAEP family this December in the Sunshine State!

View the educational program, register for the convention and book your hotel room below.

Special Savings Offer:  Register online by Sept. 1 and save $115!

  • Educational ProgramClick to Expand


    This year's educational program delivers sessions that will improve your ability to diagnose, manage and restore the health of the horses you see in your day-to-day veterinary practice. You'll have opportunities to investigate specialty topics and acquire insight from experts in various fields. You will also have plenty of time to network with colleagues and browse the Trade Show for the products and services that are essential to your daily practice. Browse the program here.

  • Hotel ReservationsClick to Expand

    The AAEP has arranged for special rates at four Orlando hotels and partnered with Experient to handle all of your reservations. The four hotels are listed below. Click here to get started

    Hyatt Regency Orlando
    9801 International Drive
    OrlandoFL 32819-8104
    Distance from Orange County Convention Ctr West: 0.1 miles

    Rates start at $235.

    The Hyatt Regency Orlando at the Convention Center (formerly the Peabody Orlando) is a custom-built Orlando hotel. The hotel is a masterpiece of contemporary design and luxurious décor and furnishings. Conveniently located in the midst of the 7-million-square-foot Orange County Convention Center, and the only hotel located directly across the street from the center's main entrance.

    Hyatt Orlando

    Rosen Centre Hotel
    9840 International Dr
    OrlandoFL 32819-8111
    Distance from Orange County Convention Ctr West: 0.6 miles

    Rates start at $193.

    Rising 24 stories, this premier hotel offers a highly-respected professional staff and outstanding accommodations. Attached to the Orange County Convention Center via the Rosen Centre Skywalk, it combines resort-style luxury in a world-class meeting and vacation destination.

    Rosen Centre Hotel

    Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
    9000 International Drive
    OrlandoFL 32819
    Distance from Orange County Convention Ctr West: 0.6 miles

    Rates start at $89.

    The new Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando brings you style and comfort at a reasonable price. Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is located on Orlando’s world famous International Drive, just west of the Orange County Convention Center, across the street from entertainment mecca Pointe Orlando.   

    Rosen Inn

    Rosen Plaza Hotel
    9700 International Dr
    OrlandoFL 32819-8100
    Distance from Orange County Convention Ctr West: 0.3 miles

    Rates start at $182.

    Rosen Plaza Hotel is famous for its high standard of excellence, impeccable in-house staff and grand accommodations. 

     Rosen Plaza




  • RegistrationClick to Expand

    Registration is now open for the 62nd Annual AAEP Convention! Your fee includes 100+ hours of available CE, several networking opportunities, and lunch in the Trade Show. The rates are listed below. Click here to register. The early bird rate is only available until September 1!

      Thru Sept. 1

    Thru Nov. 1 Onsite
    AAEP Member

    $480 $525 $595
    AAEP Honor Roll Member

    $255 $275 $330

    $710 $755 $825
    AAEP New Member Applicant

    $640 $685 $755
    BEVA Member

    $480 $525 $595
    Current Resident, Intern or Graduate Student $255 $280 $330

    There are two social events that require a separate ticket, The President's Luncheon ($60 per person) and the AAEP Foundation Celebration ($125 per person). You can purchase tickets to both of these events when you register.

  • Interested in Exhibiting in the 2016 Trade Show?Click to Expand

    As the world’s largest meeting dedicated to veterinary medicine, the AAEP Annual Convention attracts thousands of equine veterinarians, veterinary students, technicians and exhibitors Trade Show 4annually. This year's Annual Convention and Trade Show will take place in Orlando, Florida, December 4-6, 2016.

    Companies who exhibit in the AAEP Trade Show feature products and services geared toward the equine veterinarian and the equine industry. Some of the categories include pharmaceuticals, mobile/portable veterinary units, computer hardware/software, non-profit organizations, nutritional feeds/supplements, dentistry equipment, publications, magnetic therapy/lasers, x-ray equipment, endoscopes, reproductive services, hoofcare, surgical equipment/instrumentes, general equine care, ultrasound equipment, insurance/financial/leasing and laboratory or diagnostic service/equipment.

    2016 Show Dates and Hours

    Move-In Dates/Hours

    Friday, December 2: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday, December 3: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday, December 4: 7-10 a.m.

    Three-Day Show Days

    Sunday, December 4: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Monday, December 5: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 6: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    * Move out will be Tuesday, Dec. 6, 4-8 p.m.

    Applying for Booth Space

    The AAEP pre-sold booth space for the 2016 Trade Show during last year's show in Las Vegas, Nevada. There a limited number of booths still available at this time and booth space will be assigned by show management. By exhibiting in Orlando this year, you will be given the opportunity to pre-select your booth for the 2017 Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas.

    To view the companies that are scheduled to exhibit this year, click here.

    All exhibitors are responsible for the information cited in the AAEP Exhibitor Prospectus. Note: Submitting an application for booth space or an authorized signature on the offical application form indicates you have read, understand and agree to abide by all rules, regulations and restrictuions outlined in the applicaton and prospectus.

    To view this year's floorplan, click here. To apply for booth space, download the booth application and fax it to Debbie Miles, CMP, at (859) 233-1968 or
    Trade Show 5



  • Future Convention Dates and LocationsClick to Expand

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

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

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

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

  • AAEP Foundation Benefit Golf TournamentClick to Expand

    Patterson logo


    Sponsored and hosted by Patterson Veterinary, Equine Division.

    Saturday, Dec. 3, 12:30 pm Shotgun Start ScrambleAAEPF logo
    Shingle Creek Golf Club - Orlando, Florida
    (Less than 5 minutes from AAEP Convention Hotels and 20 minutes from the airport)

    Entry Fee: $125 per person (by Nov. 1); $150 per person (Nov. 2-18)
    (Fee includes greens fee, cart, range balls, transportation from convention hotels, lunch, post-event reception, and a small donation to the AAEP Foundation in your name. Club rentals available on first-come basis.)


    Shingle CreekTee up some fun by making plans now to play in the AAEP Foundation Benefit Golf Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 3, prior to the start of the annual convention. 

    Hosted and sponsored by Patterson Veterinary, the scramble tournament will be held at the Shingle Creek Golf Club, rated a “4-Star Place to Play” by Golf Digest. 

    Shingle Creek Golf Club is known for its large, undulating greens, plush fairways and an abundance of water hazards. The Club has partnered with the renowned Arnold Palmer Design Company to create a new Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course which will be unveiled in October 2016, just prior to this tournament. 

    To download an entry form – CLICK HERE

    Or for more information call the AAEP Foundation at (859) 233-0147 or (800) 443-0177 (toll free in the US and Canada) or e-mail Jodie Bingham (