CVC Virginia Beach Location
CVC Virginia Beach will be in held in the Virginia Beach Convention Center, located at 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
Continuing Education Credits
The 2017 CVC Virginia Beach program has been submitted, but not yet approved for a maximum of 36 hours of credit for veterinarians in full attendance and 29 hours of credit for technicians over four days in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval. General four-day attendance earns veterinarians 29 hours of CE and technicians 29 hours of CE without purchasing any Clinical Techniques Courses or Ask the Expert Luncheons. Each state’s licensing board will consider the program; check with your state’s board for the number of hours it approves. Some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. To record your CE hours, a certificate of attendance will be included in your registration packet.
The practice management courses are applicable toward the continuing education requirement for the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager program offered by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association.
CVC is an approved sponsor to provide continuing education to New York State licensees.
Texas Veterinarians: Track Your CE!
Veterinarians licensed in Texas must track each seminar hour attended with a CE Checklist. When you arrive, pick up the checklist at the Tour/Information Desk and sign in on the sheet provided. Before you leave CVC Virginia Beach, return your completed checklist to the Onsite Registration Desk and sign out on the sheet provided. A CVC staff member will verify your hours and give you a signed CE Certificate of Attendance. Don’t leave without your certificate — we can’t mail it to you! For more information, call us at (800) 255-6864, ext. 6.
CVC Virginia Beach offers significant special savings for students and new graduates. Pricing is on the registration form; learn more.
Guests (e.g., spouses, significant others, children) are defined as people not working in the veterinary industry. All veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and team members must register and pay registration fees. Guests receive complimentary Exhibit Hall-only badges when included on the registration form in advance. Guests, including children, do not receive access to the seminar rooms. Onsite guest badges are $5. Children ages 10 to 18 receive free badges (list their names on the registration form); those under 10 do not require badges.
Attendee and Guest Badges
All registered attendees and guests must wear their CVC badge at all times and will not be admitted to educational sessions or the Exhibit Hall without one. Educational session attendance is reserved for convention registrants only; guests are not allowed in sessions but are invited to visit the Exhibit Hall. Guest badges will not be issued to veterinary professionals who work for a veterinary practice or industry organization or company. These individuals may purchase an Exhibit Hall badge in advance or on site. All badges are available for pick up at the on-site registration desk and will not be mailed in advance.
Receive special savings when you pre-order CVC Virginia Beach audio recordings with your registration! Details are on the registration form.
Changes, Cancellations, and Refunds
To receive a full refund, minus a $50 processing fee, your registration cancellation must be made in writing, by fax or mail, postmarked by April 9, 2017. No refunds will be issued for convention or special program registration, tours, childcare, or Clinical Techniques Courses after April 12, 2017.
You will not receive a refund if you do not cancel your attendance by April 6, 2016 or do not attend the convention after registering (a no-show). A $50 processing fee will be charged for registration changes that impact name badges and CE forms.
Licensed, onsite childcare for children aged six months to 12 years is available on a first-come, first served basis. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early.
A CVC Virginia Beach downloadable proceedings or CD-Rom are included with your paid veterinarian, technician, practice manager, or student registration. Please indicate your preferred format on your registration form. Downloadable Proceedings will be delivered via email approximately one week in advance of the convention. CD-Rom’s will be available on site. A print proceedings book is available for the advance purchase price of $60 prior to April 5, 2017. A limited number of CD-Rom and extra print proceedings will be available for purchase on site for $75 each.
All attendees will receive CVC lunch bucks for each day they are registered (Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday). Please use these lunch bucks as cash to purchase lunch and snacks at the concession stands in the Exhibit Hall from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM on Sunday.
Guests will not receive lunch bucks.
A message board will be located in the Registration Lobby in the Virginia Beach Convention Center (VBCC). Individuals cannot be paged, so please check the message board daily. An emergency phone number will be included in the final program, available onsite.
Registration Packets/Registration Desk Hours
Registration packets will be distributed onsite. Please pick yours up at the Registration Desk at the Virginia Beach Convention Center (VBCC) during these hours:
Thursday, May 18, 9:00 AM-6:30 PM
Friday, May 19, 6:30 AM-7:00 PM
Saturday, May 20, 7:00 AM-6:15 PM
Sunday, May 21, 7:00 AM-5:45 PM
We are recruiting professional and reliable volunteers to serve as room moderators during CVC Virginia Beach. For more information, please contact The CVC Group at (800) 255-6864, ext. 6. Spaces are limited and fill up quickly.
Please indicate any special needs on your registration form. CVC management will contact you for additional information and make every effort to meet your needs.
What to Wear
When you visit Virginia Beach in May, expect mostly sunny skies, up to 86% relative humidity, and moderately warm temperatures. The average high temperature is 75°F, and the average low temperature is 55°F. Room temperatures inside the Virginia Beach Convention Center may be cool, so consider dressing in layers.