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Welcome ReceptionWelcome

Friday, November 18 
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Arthramid®Vet and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital.

Rekindle old friendships and strike up new ones along a charming section of the San Antonio River Walk named the Grotto, located on the River level of the convention center.


Avenues Internship/Externship Career Night

Saturday, November 19
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health. 

Avenues practices: Find your next intern or extern among hundreds of capable students looking to further there training and launch their careers.

New Practitioners’ ReceptionNew practitioners

Saturday, November 19
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Sponsored by IDEXX, the worldwide leader in veterinary diagnostics.

Build your network of colleagues among peers in their first 5 years of practice during this casual gathering offering complimentary food and beverage. During the reception, obtain a professional headshot photo at no charge to update your practice website and social media. 


Trade Show Reception

Saturday, November 19
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy complimentary wine while shopping for your next practice investment or simply exploring the offerings from more than 300 exhibitors. 

Student Faculty Advisors' Breakfast

Sunday, November 20
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. 

International Members’ Breakfast 

Sunday, November 20
6:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Sponsored by Antech and SOUND®, Your Worldwide Equine Diagnostic and Imaging Partner, visit Booth #11077 for more information.

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


International Members' Reception

Sunday, November 20
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.Sponsored by Ant

Sponsored by Antech and SOUND®, Your Worldwide Equine Diagnostic and Imaging Partner, visit Booth #11077 for more information.

Meet and network with your fellow members from over 60 countries outside North America. Refreshments provided. 

Alumni ReceptionsAlumni

Sunday November 20
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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

Christian Veterinary Mission Evening Seminar

Sunday, November 20
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join with CVM and hear Dr. Hillary Mincher discuss her work in Mongolia and how missions and veterinary medicine work together to make a difference across the globe! Open to all and registration is not required.

Christian Veterinary Mission Fellowship Breakfast

Monday, November 21
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Enjoy breakfast, an update on CVM, and a devotion on “Grace” from Acts 20:24. Open to all and registration is not required.

The President's LuncheonPresident luncheon

Monday, November 21
11:30 - 1:30 p.m. 
Ticket required

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.