Annual Conference


October 10 – 12, 2024

The 2024 Annual Conference marks a tradition of 117 years of continuing education at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Our Annual Conference provides opportunities for Auburn alumni, faculty, students, veterinary technicians and other veterinary professionals to participate in a diverse range of continuing education sessions and professional networking opportunities.

This year’s conference is scheduled to be held October 10-12, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, in the heart of the Auburn University campus. We’ll continue to update the website as details develop.

Practitioners Registration

Technician Registration

Faculty/Staff/Student Registration

Registration Information

On-site registration will be available from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4 and again beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 5

2024 Annual Conference & J.T. Vaughan Equine Conference registration is now open.

Practitioner Registration: Refunds, less a $50 processing charge, will only be issued for those registrants cancelling at least 2 weeks prior to the conference date.

Technician and Assistant Registration: Refunds, less a $10 processing charge, will only be issued for those registrants cancelling at least 2 weeks prior to the conference date.

*Registration is best completed on a desktop or laptop rather than a mobile device.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

We understand the value of both your time and marketing commitments, and we have designed the 2024 Annual Conference program, networking opportunities and social events with that in mind. A limited number of exhibit booths are available for reservation that will provide a variety of opportunities to network with conference participants while raising awareness about your organization. In addition, several sponsorship opportunities are available; one complimentary exhibit booth is included with sponsorship commitments of $5,000 or more. More information about exhibit booths and sponsorship levels and benefits can be found through the link below.

Become a Sponsor and Exhibitor

2024 Sponsors

Southern Veterinary Partners logo
BRD logo

2024 Exhibitors

Alabama Veterinary Medical Association
Booth 34
Amdec Anesthesia Services
Booth 15
AmeriVet Veterinary Partners
Booth 9
Antech Diagnostics
Booth 19
Art by Barbara Keel
Booth 20
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Advancement
Booth 32
Boehringer Ingelheim
Booth 30
Boehringer Ingelheim – Equine
Booth 31
Booth 16
Booth 4
Choice Medical Systems Inc.
Booth 3
Christian Veterinary Mission
Booth 26
Booth 27
Booth 8
Booth 23
Booth 18
Booth 22
Merck Animal Health
Booth 5
Multi Radiance
Booth 12
Nestle Purina Pet Care
Booth 24
Nutramax Laboratories
Booth 25
Booth 17
PRN Pharmacal
Booth 28
Southeast Medical Books
Booth 29
Southern Union Vet Tech Program
Booth 33
Southern Veterinary Partners
Booth 1
Standard Process
Booth 10
The Natural Vet
Booth 21
Universal Imaging, Inc.
Booth 11
Booth 2
Visbiome Vet
Booth 7
Wickliffe Veterinary Pharmacy
Booth 6
Zoetis Diagnostics
Booth 13
Zoetis Petcare
Booth 14

Schedule at a Glance

View Full Schedule

Hotel Accommodations

For the convenience of our conference attendees, we have secured a group rate for guest rooms at the conference venue. This discounted rate will be available once conference registration opens. Conference and/or Class Reunion registration will be required prior to reserving a room within the group block. A group rate code will be provided to registrants with their conference and/or class reunion confirmation email.

The Hotel at Auburn University and
Dixon Conference Center

241 S. College Street
Auburn, AL 36830
Reservations: 334-821-8200

TownePlace Suites Auburn
1117 S. College Street
Auburn, AL 36832
Reservations: 334-466-8390

Class Reunions

Class reunions will be held on Saturday, October 7. Registration includes dinner and a class photo. This year the College of Vet Med will host the classes of: 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2018.  Members of each of these classes will be contacted by your class coordinator who will share more details. Pre-registration is required.

* Class reunions are approved by Auburn University for adults age 18 and over.

Learn More About Reunions

Know Before You Go

Conference Venue

The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center
241 S. College Street
Auburn, AL 36830
Reservations: 334-821-8200

Check-in/Registration Desk Hours
Attendees may pick up their registration packets at the conference venue during the following hours:

Wednesday, Oct. 4: 4 pm – 7 pm
Thursday, Oct. 5: 7 am – 6 pm
Friday, Oct. 6: 6:30 am – 6 pm

Conference Center: Parking will be available in the parking deck, adjacent to the hotel. Attendees driving in to the conference each day may drive straight to the parking deck rather than pulling in to the loop in front of the hotel. Valet staff will be stationed at the entrance to the deck. Attendees will have the option to valet ($15/day) or self-park ($10/day). The valet staff will direct attendees to the self-park levels of the deck.  

College of Veterinary Medicine: For any events hosted at the CVM, including the Back-to-College event, scheduled for Saturday, attendees should park in the large parking lot adjacent to Greene Hall. To ensure that our clients are able to find parking at all times, please avoid parking in the small animal teaching hospital lot.

Conference Name Badges
All registered attendees and paying guests will receive a name badge. Name badges are required for admission to the lectures, exhibit hall, and meals. Please wear your name badge throughout the conference.

Proceedings, when provided, will be available online beginning Monday, October 1 for all registered attendees wishing to print in advance. Once available, a separate email will be sent to all registrants with the link and password needed to access them. Multi-part lectures, extending more than one hour, may have combined proceedings. Electronic access will remain available until the end of the year.

What to Pack
Business casual is appropriate for all sessions and events at Annual Conference. The Back-to-College event on Saturday is casual. Wear your favorite Auburn gear. Cocktail attire is appropriate for those attending reunions. We do recommend that you dress in layers for the education sessions as temperatures in meeting rooms can vary. 

Wi-Fi at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center
Wi-Fi will be provided for our conference at no charge; use AU_Guest. No password is needed.

This year’s conference will offer attendees up to 20 hours of CE with options in multiple areas of interest. When available, view the full schedule and list of speakers on our conference website. With the exception of the FL pharmacy course and wet labs, there is no advance registration required to attend any specific education lecture. However, space may be limited in individual lecture rooms.

Class Reunions
Reunion registrants will receive communication from Jo Beth Williford ( with details specific to your class event two weeks prior to reunions.

Annual Conference lectures are the property of the speaker and/or Auburn University. Recording and/or redistribution in any manner or for any purpose is strictly prohibited. Registration is nontransferable and CE credit will only be issued to conference registrant. Conference content is available to registrant only.