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Welcome Reception

Saturday, December 1
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Henry Schein Animal Health. Rely On Us. and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Rood & Riddle Veterinary Pharmacy.

Surround yourself 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 2
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Following educational sessions on Dec. 2, stop by the Trade Show Reception from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. and enjoy complimentary wine while shopping for your next practice investment or simply exploring the offerings from more than 300 exhibitors.


New Practitioners’ Reception

Sunday, December 2
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by IDEXX, the worldwide leader in veterinary diagnostics.

If you’ve been in practice less than five years, expand your professional circle by meeting other young professionals who likely share many of your same experiences, challenges and aspirations.


International Members’ Breakfast and Reception

International Breakfast: Monday, December 3, 6:30 - 8:00 a.m.
International Reception: Monday, December 3, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by SOUND®, Your Worldwide Equine Imaging Partner, visit Booth #1729 for more information.

These events have been planned exclusively for AAEP’s international members to meet and network. The global muscle of AAEP is unmistakable in the geographic diversity of our membership, which is comprised of practitioners from 64 countries.


Alumni Receptions

Monday, December 3
6 – 8 p.m.

Many veterinary school alumni associations sponsor receptions during the Annual Convention, and all will take place on Monday evening.

A complete list of schools hosting a reception will be published later this summer. For more information, call the AAEP office or check with your school’s alumni office.

Schools wishing to host a reception may contact Megan Gray, AAEP Member Concierge, at or (859) 233-0147 for more information.