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The premier conference for emergency and critical care veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and veterinary students.

Speaker

Highlights

Over 200+ Industry Experts, Academics, Researchers, and Thought Leaders

PRACTICE LEADERSHIP

Karlene Belyea

MBA

ANESTHESIA/
ANALGESIA

Travis Bruns

CVT, VTS (AVTAA)

Surgery

Bonnie Campbell

DVM, PhD, DACVS

Keynote

Craig Challen

Cardiology

Teresa DeFrancesco

DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), DACVECC

Pain Management

Janice Huntingford

DVM, MS-TCVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVPP, CCRT CAVCA

Exotics

Krista Keller

DVM, Dipl ACZM

Transfusion Medicine

Sarah Musulin

DVM, DACVECC

Large Animal

Rose Nolen-Walston

DVM, DACVIM

Envenomation

Michael Schaer

DVM, DACVIM (saim); DACVECC

Respiratory

Deborah Silverstein

DVM, DACVECC

Technician

Cat Walker

RVN, NMAS, Cert IV VN, BA(Hons)(International Studies), LLB, Grad Dip (Legal Practice)

Workshops & Labs

Gain hands-on experience in a small group setting

Can't Miss

Events

Career Fair

Sponsored by Thrive

Saturday @ 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Welcome Reception

Sunday @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Happy Hour

Sponsored by VCA

Monday @ 5:15pm - 6:30pm

Location

& Hotels

America's Center Convention Complex

701 Convention Plaza,
St. Louis, MO 63101

(800) 325-7962

Hotel Information

Hotel information, including discounted room links will be sent to each registrant's confirmation email. Block room rates ranging from $202-$229++ per night.

Exhibit Hall

Don’t miss the exhibit hall where our exhibitors will showcase innovative products & technology, have show special discounts and can’t wait to share them with you!

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Sunday @ 9:00am – 4:30pm
Monday @ 9:00am – 6:30pm
Tuesday @ 9:00am – 1:30pm

CPR Battles!

Sponsored by: ETHOS

Live CPR action, semi-final & final rounds will be happening on the show floor! Prelim + Semi Finals are on Sunday and Finals + ACVECC vs. AVECCTN  on Monday.

Passport to Prizes!

More details to come!

Pricing & Discounts

VECCS Members Receive Discounted Registration. Non-members, be sure and check out the bundle options for the best value! Don’t wait! Early-bird discounts end July 31st.
VETERINARIAN
$

770

IN-PERSON
Member
Early Bird: $770
Non-Member
Early Bird: $935
Member: $885
Non-Member: $1,075
VIRTUAL
(Limited Session Access) Starting at: $525
INTERN/RES & 1st YR. GRAD
$

435

IN-PERSON
Member
Early Bird: $435
Non-Member
Early Bird: $520
Member: $500
Non-Member: $600
VIRTUAL
(Limited Session Access) Starting at: $285
TECHNICIAN
$

410

IN-PERSON
Member
Early Bird: $410
Non-Member
Early Bird: $505
Members $470
Non-Member: $580
VIRTUAL
(Limited Session Access) Starting at: $270
PRACTICE MANAGER
$

440

IN-PERSON
Member
Early Bird: $440
Non-Member
Early Bird: $550
Member: $505
Non-Member: $630
VIRTUAL
(Limited Session Access) Starting at: $260
VET & TECH STUDENT
$

165

IN-PERSON
Member
Early Bird: $165
Non-Member
Early Bird: $220
Member: $190
Non-Member: $255
VIRTUAL
(Limited Session Access) Starting at: $110

For information on Retired and/or Disabled Pricing, please email [email protected].

Our Amazing 2024 Sponsors.

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

FAQs

Registration Questions

VECCS members receive a substantial discount on registration (along with many other member benefits), however, you do not need to be a member to register. If you’ve never been a VECCS member, you will be given the option to join when you register and can take advantage of the discounted registration rate!

Click here to login to your membership account, but if you need further assistance please email [email protected] or call 210-698-5575

The virtual registration includes 4 tracks per day (except for the first day which has 2 tracks) that will be live streamed, during the in-person sessions in St. Louis, MO. This means you can watch the live stream via the My Show Planner, at the times listed in the program (Central Time) and will then be able to view them on-demand for 30 days after the show. There will be no extended access and no refunds will be issued for technical difficulties. These sessions are indicated on the program schedule, with the Wi-Fi icon Wi-Fi icon.

Compare in-person to virtual registration here.

No, each individual will need to register for the entire conference.

Cancellation requests received on or before June 30th, 2024 will receive 80% refund or can be changed to a Virtual Registration and refunded the difference.

Cancellation requests received July 1st – July 31st, 2024 will receive 50% refund or can be changed to a Virtual Registration and refunded the difference.

Any cancellation requests received on or after August 1st, 2024 will not be refunded. Registrations can still be changed to a Virtual Registration but no refund will be issued for this change.

Registrations are non-transferable.

VECCS membership dues are non-refundable.

All cancellations or changes to your registration type must be made in writing to [email protected].

No, substitutions allowed and registrations are non-transferable.

To add workshops/labs, networking events and/or add-ons to your registration, click on the button “View/Modify Registration” located in your Registration Confirmation Email. You will need your confirmation number to login.

For session changes or refund requests, please contact the registration support team at [email protected] or call 972-349-5423. A $10 fee will be charged for removing a workshop or lab course. The fee does not apply to add a workshop/lab course or to remove yourself from a waitlist. Workshops/labs cannot be transferred to another registrant.

Starting August 1st, 2024, workshops/labs that do not have a waitlist will not be refunded if cancelled. If a waitlist exists and the spot is filled, you will be refunded minus the $10 change fee. Absolutely no refunds starting August 15th, 2024.

Exhibiting Questions

Sunday, Sept. 8th: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Monday, Sept. 9th: 9:00am – 6:30pm (Happy Hour 5:15pm – 6:30pm)
Tuesday, Sept. 10th: 9:00am – 1:30pm

Click here for Exhibitor information and if you don’t find what you need there, please email [email protected].

Yes! The IVECCS Career Fair will be held in room 220 | 221 on Saturday, Sept. 7th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.

For Career Fair information please email [email protected].

Check out sponsorship opportunities here and please email any inquiries to [email protected].

Continuing Education Questions

In-person attendees can earn up to 43 live CE hours and virtual attendees can earn up to 26 live CE hours. 92 CE hours are available on-demand through October 11th, 2024. The IVECCS 2024 Program is subject to change and is pending RACE approval.

CE Certificates with your earned hours will be available to you in the weeks following the conference. Click here for detailed CE information.

Travel Questions

Transportation is not provided to and from the airport, however, many transportation options from the airport are available here.

The hotel booking link is located in your Registration Confirmation email. Use the link to book at the discounted rate at one of the many hotel room blocks. The group rates are only available until early August or until the room block is full. The hotel rooms sell out fast so book early to secure your room!  

On-Site Questions

All attendees will receive box lunches on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday which will be available for pick up in the Exhibit Hall. Be sure to have your Attendee Lunch Ticket that is in your badge.

You can also attend the Breakfast Lectures or Lunch & Learn sessions in room 220 | 221  that will include complimentary food.

If you attend the MDRs on Saturday, a ticket for lunch is included. Pre-registration and additional fees required.

During registration, you will be asked to express any dietary restrictions. This helps VECCS provide the Food & Beverage team with more accurate counts and is used for ordering purposes. Meals are not assigned to your registration. VECCS does our best to provide enough food for different needs.

Friday, Sept. 6th: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, Sept. 7th: 6:30am – 6:00pm
Sunday, Sept. 8th: 6:30am – 6:00pm
Monday, Sept. 9th: 6:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday, Sept. 10th: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday, Sept. 11th: 7:30am – 11:00am

No, a valid government issued photo ID is required to check in and pick up your badge/tickets. 

The Welcome Reception is located at Ballpark Village on Sunday, Sept. 8th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Don’t forget your drink tickets (located in your badge)! You must wear your badge to be admitted into the reception.

The Keynote lecture will be presented by Craig Challen, “Against All Odds: The Story of the 2018 Thai Cave Rescue” in room 223 | 224 | 225 | 226 on Monday, Sept. 9th from 11:00am – 12:00pm.

Yes! Your badge must be worn for admittance into sessions, receptions, the exhibit hall, and any other IVECCS event locations.

Other Questions

All attendees have free online access to the proceedings. You will receive login instructions in the weeks prior to the show. Attendees that register after August 18th, 2024 will receive access after the show. You can also purchase a hard copy book or flash drive of the proceedings as an add-on during registration or on-site at the registration desk (while supplies last). Any remaining proceedings books or flash drives after the conference will be available for purchase on the VECCS online store.

You must be logged into My Show Planner in order to view the virtual sessions. Click here to login or create your account. You will need your registration confirmation number which is located in your confirmation email. If you did not receive your confirmation email, please contact [email protected] or call 972-349-5423.

We encourage you to create your account early to avoid any delays in accessing the live streamed lectures. Use the dropdown option “Live Streamed Lecture” under Session Types in My Show Planner to find the virtual sessions or click here. You will need to be on a computer or browser in your phone to watch the virtual sessions. We recommend Google Chrome.

Virtual sessions are live streamed at the time of the conference (Central Time) and available on-demand through Oct. 11th, 2024.

Once registered, for registration changes or questions email [email protected].
For general IVECCS questions, call the VECCS office at 210-698-5575 or email us at [email protected].
For help with My Show Planner email [email protected].