Mid-Year Meeting

2019 Mid-Year Meeting
July 30 - August 1, 2019
Washington, DC

Save the dates and make your plans to join us for the 2019 Mid-Year Meeting! This is THE event for veterinary practice management consultants and industry experts. Attendees will get to learn from the best — our members — through two full days of interactive CE sessions on the current trends, best practices and lessons learned. In addition, there will be many opportunities to connect and collaborate with other leading minds in veterinary practice management. Don’t miss it!

Preliminary Schedule

Tuesday, July 30
6:00 – 7:00pm New Member Orientation
7:00 – 8:00pm Registration and Meet-n-Greet Reception
Wednesday, July 31
7:00 – 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 12:00pm Hot Rocks Program
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 5:30pm Hot Rocks Program
6:00 – 7:30pm Reception
Thursday, August 1
7:00 – 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 12:00pm Hot Rocks Program
12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch and Awards
1:30 – 5:30pm Hot Rocks Program
6:00 – 8:00pm CareCredit Social

Featuring Hot Rocks Presentations

What are Hot Rocks? The Hot Rocks program is a collection of what members are seeing and experiencing as the hottest, most pressing issues, innovations and tools for the veterinary industry. Presenters share information with fellow attendees about successful ways to help them and their clients thrive. The program format is a lively give-and-take discussion reflecting the varied disciplines within VetPartners.

Call for Hot Rocks Submissions Now Open

We want you!! This is your opportunity to share information with your colleagues about successful ways to help your fellow members and their clients thrive. The program is designed for 15 minutes of presentation time, followed by a discussion, for a total time of 30 minutes per topic. The resulting format is a lively give-and-take discussion reflecting the varied disciplines within our group.

The Program Committee is now accepting submissions for 2019 Hot Rocks presentations. Please note that the deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  Develop your topic and abstract now so and apply at the below link:


Registration will open in the Spring of 2019. Save the dates 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 Tuesday as well as continental breakfast, lunch and receptions on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Member Early Bird Rate (through July 9, 2019) = $445
Member Late Rate (after July 9, 2019) = $495
Non-Member Rate = $695

Cancellation Policy:
All fees are fully refundable until July 16th, minus a $25 administrative fee. After July 16th no refunds will be available.

Location & Reservations

The Mid-Year Meeting will take place at the Westin Washington D.C. City Center Hotel, located at 1400 M Street, NW. This property is in the heart of bustling downtown. Enjoy easy access on foot or via Metro to restaurants, shops, and popular destinations such as the National Mall and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Feel your best with their state-of-the-art Westin WORKOUT® Fitness Studio. Stay productive at the 24-hour Business Center. Enjoy a healthy breakfast at 1400 North, or inventive craft cocktails at Fringe Tree. With city or Atrium Lobby views, the 410 modern rooms offer thoughtful comforts such as plasma flat screen TVs, High-Speed Internet Access and spacious work areas. Enjoy refreshing sleep in our Heavenly® Bed and pamper yourself in the Heavenly® Bath with rain forest shower.

Room rates are $179 single or double occupancy. The reservation deadline is July 8, 2019. To guarantee reservation and rates, please be sure to book early! Once our block is booked, we cannot guarantee room availability.

To book your hotel room online, follow this link. Or call the hotel reservation line at 1-888-625-4988.

Get our Mobile App

Thanks to our technology sponsor Patterson Veterinary, the VetPartners mobile app is an excellent resource at our meetings. The 2019 Annual Meeting is now live on the app and it’s time to download or update it to get connected.  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