Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 Tacoma, WA Over 100 CE Hours Register Today

Experience. Connect. Grow.

PNWVC is the premier CE event for veterinary professionals. Come join over 1,000 veterinarians, technicians, students, practice managers and veterinary staff as the top experts in our profession discuss the latest insights and applications related to your field.

Featured Speakers

Barbara Kitchell

Lansing, MI

Howard Seim

Fort Collins, CO

Kenneth Simpson

Ithaca, NY

Erica McKenzie

Corvallis, OR

Marty Becker

Sandpoint, ID

Wendy Hauser

Parker, CO

Che Trejo

Shattuck, OK

Warwick Bayly

Pullman, WA

Debra Boone

Gibsonville, NC

Terrence Arthur

Clay Center, NE

Janet Helms

Camas, WA

Mikkel Becker

Kirkland, WA

Can't Miss Events
TGIF Social Hour & Game Night Extravaganza!

Friday, October 7

Spokane Convention Center

Join us for the TGIF Social Hour in the Exhibit Hall to visit with exhibitors, meet up with old friends, and make new acquaintances. At 6 PM, we’ll serve a casual dinner and then let the games begin. What could be better after a long day of some serious CE than to relax and have fun. We’ll have Black Jack and other games like Pictionary, Twister, Jenga, and more. Bring your own game to play or suggest one in advance. The event is included in your conference registration, but sign up will help us with accurate food counts. Kids are welcome!

Saturday, October 8

Featuring Special Guest:
comedian Frank King & Dr. Carrie La Jeunesse
Doubletree Spokane City Center Hotel – ticket required

Enjoy dinner at 7 pm and celebrate the stars of veterinary medicine in Washington State! Awards will be presented for Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, WSU Faculty, Recent Grad and Allied Industry Partner. Current President Dr. Lisa Parshley will lead the celebration. Following the awards presentation, the WSVMA is proud to present two keynote speakers featuring inspirational stories in veterinary medicine from Dr. Carrie La Jenunesse followed by laugh-out-loud humor from the comedy of Frank King.

WSVMA’s Awards Banquet
Antimicrobial Resistance

Sunday, October 9

Antimicrobial Resistance:
Separating the Wheat From the Chaff

Antibiotic resistance is an emerging global health issue stemming from the use of antibiotics in the human, animal, and environmental sectors. Join us as we discuss the issue of antibiotic resistance as it pertains to the field of veterinary medicine. We will provide an overview of the issue in all sectors, dispel common myths regarding attribution, discuss antibiotic stewardship in large and small animal practices as well as barriers to judicious use, and provide key resources and guidance for the veterinary practitioner. Don’t miss out!

Keynote Speakers

Christopher Pachel

Animal Behavior Clinic / Portland, OR

Christopher Pachel received his veterinary degree from the University of MN in 2002 and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2010. He previously operated a house-call behavior practice in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and is now the owner of the Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, OR, where he practices with two associate veterinarians. Dr. Pachel lectures regularly throughout the US and Canada, has taught courses at the University of MN and at the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and has authored several articles and book chapters.

Andy Roark

DVM, Msc
Cleveland Park Animal Hospitals / Greenville, SC

Andy Roark DVM MS is a practicing veterinarian, international speaker, author, and media personality. Dr. Roark has been voted Practice Management Speaker of the Year at NAVC, one of the world’s largest veterinary conferences, two out of the last three years. He also received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Practices where Dr. Roark works were named as finalists in the American Animal Hospital Association’s Practice of the Year Contest in 2013 and 2015.

Gemma Pearson

University of Edinburgh / Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Dr. Pearson graduated from Glasgow University in the United Kingdom in 2009. After 18 months of working at a first opinion equine practice in Leeds, she transferred into a 2 year internship position at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. In January 2013 Dr. Pearson started a 4 year residency position, working with orthopedics, soft tissue and the first opinion practice on campus. Dr. Pearson is currently undertaking a masters degree through research investigating horse-vet interactions. She also runs a behavior clinic from the University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

And many, many more. Stay tuned for more to come!


Greater Tacoma Convention
& Trade Center

1500 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402

Get Directions

Courtyard Tacoma Downtown
1515 Commerce St
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-9100

Discounted Rates
Request WSVMA’s Discounted Group Rate of $149/night.

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Pricing & Discounts

Take advantage of the Early-Bird pricing below!
Prices go up after September 1.

  • FREE
  • Students
    • Veterinary Students:  $0
    • Technician Students:  $0
    • On-Site Registration: $30
  • Register
  • $200
  • Technicians
    • WSAVT Member:  $200
    • Non-Member:  $270
    • Single Day Passes:  starting at $65
  • Register
  • $375
  • Veterinarians
    • WSVMA Member:  $375
    • Non-Member:  $595
    • Single Day Passes:  starting at $175
  • Register
  • $195
  • Veterinary Staff
    • WSVMA Member:  $195
    • Non-Member:  $245
    • Single Day Passes:  starting at $100
  • Register

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