Annual Meeting

2020 Annual Meeting

February 12 - 14, 2020

Join us in Las Vegas, NV, February 12 – 14, 2020 for the VetPartners Annual Meeting!  The Program Committee is putting the final touches on the program, which will include lively panel discussions, a keynote speaker with workshop component, and a technology workshop. In addition to an excellent program, attendees will have plenty of opportunity to network with their colleagues, participate in  roundtable technology training sessions, and attend the popular Sponsor Roundtable reception and CareCredit reception.

Annual Meeting Preliminary Schedule

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
6:00 – 7:00pm New Member Orientation
7:00 – 8:00pm Registration and Meet-n-Greet Reception
Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:00 – 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 12:30pm Program
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 – 5:30pm Program
6:00 – 7:30pm Reception
Friday, February 14, 2020
7:00 – 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 12:00pm Program
12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch and Awards
1:30 – 5:30pm Program
5:30 – 8:00pm CareCredit Social

Featured Presentations

Using Personal Integrity and Authenticity to Create a Culture of Honesty and Accountability

Our featured workshop will be led by Will Craig of The Handel Group. The Handel Group is a corporate consulting and life coaching company dedicated to teaching people how to realize their personal and professional visions. They teach the language of accountability and champion Personal Integrity. Will Craig will teach us how to cultivate our vision, walk our talk, remove self-imposed obstacles, and design effectiveness so that we can unlock opportunities, achieve new results and gracefully produce needed change. Click here for more information about The Handel Group and Will Craig.

State of the Veterinary Technician

A premier event at the meeting will be a two hour examination of the sate of the veterinary technician. Please join us as we first understand what it means, legally and professionally, to be a credentialed veterinary technician. Following this introduction will be a robust panel discussion exploring the challenges in fully utilizing credentialed technicians, the financial, pet health and cultural benefits of appropriately leveraging credentialed technicians and why credentialed veterinary technicians are leaving the veterinary profession in droves. Join us in an active brainstorming session about how we can reverse this trend and retain these critical team members in veterinary hospitals.

A Look at the Ownership and Stewardship of Veterinary Practice Data: Views From the Players, the Lovers, the Doubters 

Another extended panel discussion on a trending topic in the veterinary industry. More details to come!


Registration for the 2020 Annual Meeting is now open.  Register and plan to join your colleagues for two days of education, inspiration and networking! In addition to an excellent program, your registration fee includes the meet-n-greet reception on Wednesday as well as continental breakfast, lunch and receptions on Thursday and Friday. 

Member Early Bird Rate (through January 22, 2020) = $475
Member Late Rate (after January 22, 2020) = $525
Non-Member Rate = $725

Cancellation Policy:
All fees are fully refundable until January 29, 2020 minus a $25 administrative fee. After January 29 no refunds will be available.

Location and Reservations

The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa. The hotel is just steps from this bustling Las Vegas Strip and will serve as your connection to world-famous entertainment and as a restorative retreat from the heart-pounding action.

VetPartners has secured a room block for our attendees, at the rate of $149.  Please click on the link below to make your reservation on-line:

Get our Mobile App

Thanks to our technology sponsor Patterson Veterinary, the VetPartners mobile app is an excellent resource at our meetings. The 2020 Annual Meeting will go live on the app in January, 2020.  In the app, you’ll have access to the meeting schedule and agenda right from your device. You’ll see presentation descriptions and speaker bios, PowerPoint presentations, handouts – and much more. Also, you will receive important updates, notifications and reminders throughout the meeting.

If you’ve previously downloaded the VetPartners or Attendee Hub App, here are the instructions to access the 2019 Annual Meeting from your mobile device:

  • Open the App and tap on the hamburger icon/three parallel lines in the upper left
  • Click on the ‘gear’ icon in the upper right corner for Settings and select ‘Back to all Events’
  • This will open the ‘Current and Upcoming Events’
  • Click ‘download’ to access the 2019 Annual Meeting
  • You have accessed the 2019 Annual Meeting event. Now, tap on the hamburger icon/three parallel lines in the upper left again
  • Click on ‘Log in’
  • Enter your name and email address to receive a verification code in an email
  • Enter the verification code and you will have access to the locked and advanced functions of the VetPartners app