American Association of Equine Practitioners

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  • RegistrationClick to Expand



    *** Pre-registration for this event is now closed. Still interested in attending? On-site registration will be offered in Salt Lake City beginning Friday, December 5 at 3 p.m. Hotel reservations will still be accepted until this Friday, November 14. We hope to see you there! ***

    It is a special year...our Diamond Anniversary and we want you to join us! 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. 

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    Click on the image above to view the AAEP 60th Annual Convention Registration Kit.




  • Educational ProgramClick to Expand

    The educational program for the AAEP's 60th 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.
    Convention Session
  • 2014 Trade ShowClick to Expand

    The AAEP Trade Show is known for presenting the newest in cutting-edge veterinary products and services for your practice. This year's show will definitely live up to that well earned reputation!  

    As new exhibitors are added to this year's show, this page will be updated. To find out what is happening right now for the 2014 Trade Show, click here.

    Interested in becoming an exhibitor?  Click the link for more information and a booth application.

    Trade Show 2013
  • Receptions & Social EventsClick to Expand
    Convention 101: Helpful Hints for the First-Time Attendee
    Room 151G
    Saturday, Dec. 6, 4:45-5:30 p.m.

    New to the AAEP Annual Convention? If so, acquire tips to maximize your Convention experience and meet fellow first-time attendees during this casual program. Afterward, walk together as a group to the Welcome Reception.
    Convention 101 
    Welcome Reception
    Exhibit Hall 1
    Saturday, Dec. 6, 5:30-7:00
    Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., With You Every Step of the Way and by Patterson Veterinary, Strengthening and Enhancing Practice and Patient Health.

    This is your first and one of the best opportunities to renew acquaintances and meet your fellow members before going to dinner.  
     Welcome Reception
    New Practitioner's Reception
    Alpine East (Hilton Hotel)
    Sunday, Dec. 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Sponsored by IDEXX Laboratories.

    If you’ve been in practice less than five years, swing by the New Practitioners’ Reception to meet and connect with colleagues who likely share many of your professional challenges and aspirations.

     New Practitioner Reception
    Alumni Receptions
    Monday, Dec. 8, 6:00-8:00 P.m.

    Many veterinary school alumni associations have chosen to sponsor receptions, which all will take place this evening. A complete list of schools hosting a reception can be found here. Note: All receptions are still being confirmed, therefore this list is subject to change.

    Christian Veterinary Mission Evening Seminar
    Room 251AB
    Sunday, Dec. 7, 6;00-7:30 p.m.

    Join the CVM for an evening of fellowship. The program will include updates on the CVM and an encouraging word. "Abounding Love," based on Phil. 1:9. Open to all and registration is not required.

    Christian Veterinary Mission Fellowship Breakfast
    Room 251AB
    Tuesday, Dec. 9, 7:00-8:00 a.m.

    Start your day off right by gathering with other veterinary professionals for the CVM Fellowship Breakfast. Open to all and registration is not required. 

    American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Breakfast
    Canyon (Hilton Hotel)
    Tuesday, December 9, 7:00-8:00 a.m.

    The President's Luncheon
    Grand Ballroom (Hilton Hotel)
    Tuesday, Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
    Requires a separate ticket; $50 a person. Tickets can be purchased at the time of registration.

    Join AAEP officers, board members and honorees for lunch as we recognize the outstanding contributions of leadership and volunteer service to the AAEP during our awards presentation. Outgoing board members will be recognized and new board members will be introduced.
     President's Luncheon


    Foundation Events

    18th Annual Foundation Celebration
    Tuesday, Dec. 9, 6:00-11:00 p.m.
    Salt Palace Convention Center
    Exhibit Hall 1
    Sponsored by Zoetis, maker of West Nile-Innovator®, Fluvac Innovator®,  Dormosedan® and Excede®.
    $90 per person
    (Ticket price includes entertainment, buffet dinner and open bar from 6:00-8:00 p.m., live and limited silent auctions, and dancing. Music will start at approximately 9:00 p.m.)
    AAEP Foundation Benefit Trap Shoot Tournament
    Saturday, December 6
    1:00 pm - Tournament Start Time
    Wasatch Wing & Clay
    8000 North 16800 West
    Cedar Fort, Utah
    Sponsored and hosted by Animal Health International.
    (Bus departs convention center at 11:00 am, Noon lunch included)

    Tournament Entry Fee: $125 per person
    (Fee includes transportation, 50 targets, ammunition, guns, ear protection, lunch, snacks and beverages. In addition, a generous donation will be made in your name to the AAEP Foundation.)


    Trap Shoot


    International Events

    These special events have been planned exclusively for the AAEP's international members to meet and socialize. The AAEP is represented in 64 countries and members from around the globe are invited.

    International Members' Breakfast
    Alpine East (Hilton Hotel)
    Monday, Dec. 8, 6:30-8:00 a.m.
    Sponsored by Dechra Veterinary Products, Leading the Way in Equine Lameness.

    INT Breakfast
    International Members' Reception
    Salon F (Marriott Hotel)
    Monday, Dec. 8, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Sponsored by Sound, Your Worldwide Equine Imaging Partner, vist Booth #1925 for more information.
    Int Reception
  • Experience Salt Lake CityClick to Expand

    Part metro and part mountain, Salt Lake City blends the amenities and conveniences of a large city with the charm and natural splendor of a mountain town. Getting there is a breeze, with direct flights from more than 90 cities worldwide and inexpensive light rail service between the airport and convention district. It is easy to reach, easy to get around and easy to enjoy:  

    • Hundreds of restaurants, bars, clubs, and shopping and entertainment options within walking distance of the Salt Palace Convention Center
    • Relaxed liquor laws with alcohol served at bars and restaurants
    • Four world-class ski resorts just 40 minutes away
    • Free light rail and bus service throughout much of downtown
    • Clean, safe and picturesque 


    Raise your glass

    Unwind with colleagues at any of the hundreds of restaurants, bars, brewpubs and nightclubs located within or near the convention district. The days of “membership” requirements to enter bars and enjoy a drink are a thing of the past. This is not your father’s Salt Lake City!

    Nightlife in Salt Lake City

    Hoop it up

    If rim-rattling slam dunks and high-arching three-point shots are your thing, make a fast break to EnergySolutions Arena just two blocks from the convention center to catch the NBA’s Utah Jazz as they tip off against some of the world’s greatest basketball teams.

    On Friday, December 5 at 7:00 PM the Utah Jazz will be playing the Orlando Magic, and Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00 PM against the World Champion San Antonio Spurs. A discounted rate is available for convention attendees to get tickets to either game via the links below. Use the promo code “AAEP”

    Utah Jazz vs Orlando Magic discount tickets

    Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs discount tickets

    Energy Solutions Arena

    Shop ’til you drop

    The nearby Gateway and the City Creek Center are home to a combined 200-plus stores and restaurants where you can satisfy your unique tastes in fashion and food. Gather with friends for dinner or knock out some early Christmas shopping.

    Salt Lake City Mall

    Kick up some powder

    Whether you prefer to meander down the “bunny” slopes or defy gravity on the black diamond trails, enjoy a snow day at any of four world-class ski resorts just 30 minutes from downtown. For more information, go to

    Courtesy of Visit Salt Lake/Grant Gunderson

    Begin planning your Salt Lake City experience at

  • Get Connected, Stay ConnectedClick to Expand


    AAEP Convention App

    Download the AAEP’s official Convention app for a convenient guide to the meeting. Especially helpful when you arrive on site, the Convention app can be downloaded by Apple and Android users. Search “AAEP Education” at your app store.

    Sponsored by  Zoetis, maker of West Nile-Innovator ®, Fluvac Innovator®, Dormosedan® and Excede®.

    Convention App

    “Like” the Annual Convention on Facebook (search “AAEP 60th Annual Convention”) to receive important news, updates and tips for making the most of our Convention experience.
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    Chime in on Twitter using the hashtag #AAEP2014 to share your thoughts about speakers, sessions and experiences in Salt Lake City.

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    AAEP Rounds

    Click here to communicate with colleagues online in the AAEP Rounds. Rounds members will meet Saturday, Dec. 6 during the Convention. See the educational program for the Rounds meeting schedule.

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  • 10th Annual AAEVT ConventionClick to Expand

    Speakers and topics:
    Keynote - The Illustrious Mr. Ron McDaniel, Merck. Cowboy Poet, Life Strategist, and just an all around great person!

    Lectures: McCue - Breeding Mgmt.; Ferris - Endometritis; Pendleton - Foot Problems; Davison - Nutrition; Charles - Practice Management; Valberg - Cushings; Willems - Reg of Supplements; White - Dermatology; Bidwell - Anesthesia; Ambulatory Medicine; Inventory and Roundtable Discussions with AAEP members.

    Wet Labs: Anesthesia; Use of Gastroscope; Joint Injection Preps and Dissection of Lower Limb; Ophthalmology; Catheters; Radiograph Positioning

    Sunday, December 7

    Morning Sessions AAEVT Keynote Speaker, Ron McDaniel

    12:00 p.m. AAEVT Lunch & General Membership Meeting

    1:30 p.m. Afternoon Scientific Sessions

    6-8 p.m. AAEVT Welcome Reception & Scholarship Raffle
    Sponsored by Bayer HealthCare Animal Health Division.

    Monday, December 8

    8 a.m. - 4 p.m. AAEVT Wet Labs at South Valley Equine Clinic - A total of six hours of CE wil be provided. Transportation, meals and materials are included in the wet lab fees. Advances registration is required and space is limited to 50 participants.

    Morning Scientific Sessions Practice Management
    Afternoon Scientific Sessions General

    Tuesday, December 9

    8 a.m. AAEVT Scientific Sessions

    12 p.m. Lunch and Presentation sponsored by Merck adn HSAH Partners

    1:30 p.m. AAEVT Scientific Sessions


    For more information and registration, visit

  • Future Convention Dates and LocationsClick to Expand

    2015 61st Annual Convention
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    December 5-9

    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

  • 2015 Call for PapersClick to Expand

    Interested in submitting a paper for consideration for the AAEP 61st Annual Convention? Click here for the full Instructions for Authors, guidelines for types of submitted papers accepted and the link to upload a completed paper. 

  • 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.