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Welcome ReceptionWelcome Reception

Wednesday, November 29 
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Contura Vet - makers of ArthramidVet®.

Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres with friends old and new on the outside West Terrace of the convention center, offering striking views of San Diego Bay and the Coronado Bridge. 


Student Faculty Advisors' Breakfast

Thursday, November 30
6:30 - 7:30 a.m.

Faculty advisors from participating veterinary schools are invited to a casual breakfast and discussions of issues relevant to AAEP student programming. 


DEI Social Hour

Hosted by AAEP DEI Committee
Thursday, November 30
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Join colleagues who are passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in this safe space for connection.


New Practitioners’ ReceptionNew Practitioner

Thursday, November 30
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health.

Navigate your first five years of equine practice by growing your network of early-career peers at this casual gathering offering complimentary food and beverages. During the reception, obtain a professional headshot at no charge for your website and social media.



ABVP Breakfast

Friday December 1
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.


International Members’ Breakfast International

Friday, December 1
6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Antech and SOUND®, Your Worldwide Equine Diagnostic and Imaging Partner, visit Booth #2219 for more information.

Enjoy a light breakfast and discussion of issues pertinent to the profession on a global level.


International Members' Reception

Friday, December 1
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Antech and SOUND®, Your Worldwide Equine Diagnostic and Imaging Partner, visit Booth #2219 for more information.

Meet and network with your fellow members from around the world. Refreshments provided.


Alumni ReceptionsAlumni

Friday, December 1
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Don’t hide your school pride! Catch up with former classmates and meet recent graduates from your alma mater. A list of schools hosting receptions will appear in the convention program and convention app. For more information, check with your school’s alumni office.


Christian Veterinary Mission Fellowship Breakfast

Saturday, December 2
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Enjoy free breakfast, worship and fellowship with the CVM and other veterinary professionals. Open to all and registration is not required.


Community Service Event: Build a Horse 

Saturday, Dec. 2, Noon-2:00 pm   FREE
Limited to 50 participants; advance registration required at the AAEP booth 

Provide comfort and a sweet pick-me-up to children in high-stress situations with an adorable personalized stuffed horse. Participants will assemble kits with a stuffed horse, customized t-shirt, card, and drawstring backpack. Each participant will personalize the card, stuff the horse, and name it so that it is ready to bring much-needed joy to the child.

The President's LuncheonPresident luncheon

Saturday, December 2
11:30 - 1:30 p.m. 
Separate ticket required. $60

Celebrate the best aspects of equine veterinary medicine by joining the AAEP officers, board members, and honorees for lunch and a salute to the outstanding contributions of leadership and volunteer service during our awards presentation. Outgoing board members will be recognized and new board members introduced.