This two-day event will bring together pre-veterinary students, faculty advisors, admissions officers, and veterinarians on faculty and in private practice from across the country.
The goal of the APVMA Symposium is to expose prospective veterinary students to the diversity of the field of veterinary medicine and provide them with valuable networking and professional development opportunities.
We welcome you to watch a short video highlighting what is in store for you during your visit to the College of Veterinary Medicine campus.
The APVMA Symposium will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, located centrally on the campus of Auburn University, and the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, a short distance away.
The Friday evening program provides a chance to fellowship and network with other pre-veterinary students during a “Country Fair with an Auburn Flair,” and includes a service painting project.
Saturday, March 24, is a full-day of educational seminars and hands-on laboratories, most held at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. The program kicks off with a keynote program by Dr. Charles Hendrix, a beloved and inspirational professor emeritus of parasitology and four time “Teacher of the Year” award winner.
The professional development programs feature a variety of veterinary-related lectures and wet labs, which will allow you to interact with experts on a wide range of topics while getting hands-on experience.
Exhibitor booths will allow for networking with representatives from various veterinary programs and organizations.
Tours of the College of Veterinary Medicine will be guided by current veterinary students at regular intervals throughout the day.
The Symposium will conclude Saturday evening with a formal dinner and program at The Hotel at Auburn University featuring inspirational speakers, the announcement of the 2018 winners of the prestigious APVMA awards and scholarships, the election of your 2018 APVMA executive officers, and a chance for you to vote for the 2019 APVMA Symposium host.
Friday, March 23:
1:00-5:30 p.m. — Check-in and registration, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, Azalea Room
5:30-6:30 p.m. — Buses depart to Auburn University Equestrian Center
6:30-8:00 p.m. — Welcome Dinner and Speaker, Equestrian Center Covered Arena
8:30-10:30 p.m. — Friday Fun, Country Fair and Service Painting, Equestrian Center
Saturday, March 24:
6:15-7:30 a.m. — President’s Meeting, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center
6:30-8:30 a.m. — Southern Style Continental Breakfast, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center
7:00-9:00 a.m. — Buses depart for Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (AU CVM)
7:00-9:00 a.m. – Late Check-in and Registration, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, Azalea Room
8:00-8:50 a.m. — Dr. Charles Hendrix, Keynote Speaker, John W. Overton Auditorium, AU CVM
9:00 a.m.-Noon— Lectures and Labs
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. — College of Veterinary Medicine Information Sessions and Networking, 106 Veterinary Education Center
11:00-2:00 p.m. — Lunch: Momma Goldberg’s Box Lunch (pick up at your convenience), AU CVM cafeteria
1:00-5:00 p.m. — Lectures and Labs
6:30-8:30 p.m. — Formal Dinner and APVMA meeting, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, Grand & Legacy Ballrooms
9:00-11:30 p.m. — Movie, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, Auditorium
Below we have conveniently provided map links to our events. Just click the links and it will open google maps.
The Hotel at Auburn University does not allow non-guests to park in the hotel’s parking lot. Temporary parking at The Hotel at Auburn University is allowed during symposium registration. If non-hotel guests are parking for an extended time, please park across the street from The Hotel (lots adjacent to Comer Hall, Upchurch Hall, or the Auburn Library parking deck). Additional transportation options: Uber, Lyft, or taxi.
Shuttle transportation, Tiger Transit, is provided to/from The Hotel at Auburn University Friday dinner at the Auburn Equestrian Center and Saturday’s program at the College of Veterinary Medicine campus.
FRIDAY, MARCH 23
5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.;
8:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., only one bus will be running this route full time, two at the most.
Departs at 8:45 a.m. sharp at 9:00 a.m.lab. Return trip at 11 a.m.Buses will begin loading at 8:30 a.m.
Departs at 12:45 p.m. sharp at 1:00 p.m.lab.Return trip at 3:00 p.m.Buses will begin loading at 12:30 p.m.
Departs at 8:15 a.m. sharp at 9:00 a.m. lab. Return trip at 11 a.m.Buses will begin loading at 8:00 a.m.
Departs at 12:15 p.m. sharp at 1:00 p.m. lab. Return trip at 3:00 p.m.Buses will begin loading at 12:00 p.m.