109th Annual Conference Set for March 31-April 2

The 109th Annual Conference at the College of Veterinary Medicine, where professionals in the veterinary field reunite for continuing education, reunions, and fellowship, is set for March 31-April 2 on the College of Veterinary Medicine campus.

This year’s keynote topic is “The Changing Face of Veterinary Medicine.”

Kris Street, the college’s continuing education coordinator, and a team of faculty have created an educational program to ensure this year’s conference meets the standards of excellence that is a staple of the event.

“Annual Conference is a great opportunity for alumni and friends to get quality continuing education credit while enjoying a visit to the Loveliest Village on the Plains. We are pleased to be able to offer high caliber programming each year,” Street said.

More than 450 veterinarians are expected to attend this year’s Annual Conference, which will include 20 hours of DSC_3763

continuing education credit that participants can use maintain certification to practice in a variety of large and small animal field
s. Lecture and hands-on laboratory opportunities will be available to participants as well as the opportunity to complete USDA modules and the Alabama and Florida Pharmacy/Law requirements.

This year’s keynote addresses include:

  • Dr. Dan Givens, associate dean for Academic Affairs at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He will be presenting, “The Changing Face of Veterinary Medicine.”
  • D. David Pugh, clinical professor, Department of Pathobiology at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He will be presenting, “Adapting to Changes in Veterinary Medicine.”

A highlight of Annual Conference is Class Reunions, and this year classes 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and DSC_40692011 will gather.

Class Reunions are set for Saturday, April 2 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. Pre-registration is required for class reunions and is due March 27 and is $110 for couples and $65 for one person. Attendees can register for reunions only if they choose.

For a schedule of the conference and to register for the conference or reunions online, visit here.

A reunion will also be held for Soaring Eagles, veterinarians who graduated more than 50 years ago.

*Written by Morgan McAbee.