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Welcome Reception

Saturday, December 7
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Veterinary Pharmacy and Nutrena®.

Mix and Mingle with friends new and old at the traditional social kickoff to the convention. Enjoy camaraderie, drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Trade Show Reception

Sunday, December 8
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Following educational sessions on Dec. 8, stop by the Trade Show Reception from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. and enjoy refreshments while shopping for your next practice investment or simply exploring the offerings from more than 300 exhibitors.


New Practitioners’ Reception

Sunday, December 8
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by IDEXX, the worldwide leader in veterinary diagnostics.

Build your social and professional circle among fellow colleagues in their first five years of practice during this casual gathering offering complimentary refreshments. During the reception, obtain a professional headshot photo at no charge to update your practice website and social media presences. 

International Members’ Breakfast and Reception

Sponsored by SOUND®, Your Worldwide Equine Imaging Partner, visit Booth #359 for more information.

International Breakfast
Monday, December 9, 6:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Complimentary ticket required; RSVP when completing your convention registration. Enjoy a light breakfast and discussion of pertinent issues affecting the profession on a global level.

International Reception
Monday, December 9, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Complimentary ticket required; RSVP when completing your convention registration. Meet and network with your fellow members from over 60 countries. Refreshments provided.


Alumni Receptions

Monday, December 9
6 – 8 p.m.

Catch up with your former classmates and meet recent graduates from your alma mater! A complete list of schools hosting a reception will be publlished in the convention program and on the convention app. For more information, call the AAEP office or check with your school's alumni office.