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Happy attendees_0.JPGSaddle Up for practical education and invaluable networking opportunities when the most encompassing event in equine medicine returns to the AAEP-member favorite destination of San Antonio.

Whether or not this will be your first convention rodeo, you’ll round up opportunities for professional growth by acquiring knowledge and skills in core areas and establishing meaningful connections with fellow students and potential employers.

The registration fee for current National AAEP Student Members is $50 when registering by Oct. 16; the rate increases to $80 after this date, and includes all sessions at the Annual Convention plus the Trade Show and non-ticketed events. The Extended Student Program on November 17 requires an additional registration fee.


Friday, November 17


Extended Student Program

Welcome Reception


Saturday, November 18


Student Sessions

Convention Educational Sessions Begin

Trade Show Opens 


Saturday, November 18


Avenues Internship/Externship Career Night


Tuesday, November 21


Convention Educational Sessions End


Extended Student Program

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. Unbridle Your Potential. 
Students.JPGFriday, November 17
8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

*Additional registration fee required. Limited to 100 students.

  • Reproduction: Placenta Lab

  • Fundamentals of Ultrasound Lab

  • Neonatal Medicine Lab

  • Laminitis Lab

In addition to the interactive labs, enjoy lunch with your fellow students and learn about personal finances and how to navigate an employment contract. A panel of veterinarians will then discuss their unique areas of practice, including advice and opportunities for future Horse Doctors.


Hoof Test Challenge.JPGStudent Session

Saturday, November 18
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

*Included with convention registration.

Join veterinary students from around the globe for an afternoon session designed specifically for future equine practitioners.

A highlight of the program will be the 4th annual Hoof Test Challenge, an entertaining and lighthearted game show-style contest in which teams of students will pit their knowledge of equine medicine and pop culture against each other.

Captained by volunteer practitioners, teams will answer Jeopardy-style trivia questions and compete in “Minute to Win It”-style challenges. Prizes will be awarded.


Avenues Career Night 2016.JPGAvenues Internship/Externship Career Night

Saturday, November 18
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Sponsor: Merck Animal Health. The Science of Healthier Animals.

Jump-start your career at this must-attend event! Meet with representatives from dozens of the top equine practices in North America to discuss internship and externship opportunities, work philosophies and more.

The AAEP Avenues Internship/Externship Program is an online database of reputable veterinary practices that offer equine externship and/or internship opportunities. In addition to the online database, the AAEP offers Avenues Career Night events in conjunction with select educational meetings. The purpose of these resources is to connect students and AAEP Avenues Partner Practices for potential externship and internship opportunities. Funds from the Avenues program are used for new educational and career opportunities for current veterinary students, such as travel stipends, academic scholarships and a greater array of student programming.