Need to Know Info - CVC
Need to Know Info
Continuing Education Credits

The 2013 CVC  San Diego program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for a maximum of 39 hours of credit for veterinarians in full attendance and 30 hours of credit for technicians over four days in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval. General four-day attendance earns veterinarians 32 hours of CE and technicians 27 hours of CE without purchasing any Clinical Techniques Course 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, certificates of attendance will be included in your registration packet. (Texas and North Carolina veterinarians see below)

Texas and North Carolina Veterinarian CE Credit

Veterinarians licensed in Texas or North Carolina 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 San Diego, return your completed checklist to the 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.


All registered attendees and guests must wear a badge at all times. Attendees will not be admitted to lectures or the Exhibit Hall without a badge. An Exhibit Hall badge will be issued to a registered attendee’s guest if requested and applicable, but seminar attendance is for paid registrants only. Badges will not be mailed; you can pick them up on site at the registration desk. Exhibit-Hall-only badges are available on site for $45 for veterinarians, technicians, practice managers and team members who are affiliated with a practice and/or not working for an industry company. Exhibit-Hall-only badges do not receive access to seminar rooms.


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 advance registration form. On-site 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.

Proceedings Book or CD-ROM

Paid veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, students, and spouses attending seminars receive a 2013 CVC San Diego proceedings book or CD-ROM (distributed onsite) or, NEW this year, downloadable proceedings (available prior to the convention).  Indicate your preferred format on the registration form. A limited number of additional books and CD-ROMs will be sold for $75 each at the registration desk.

Audio Recordings

With such a wide variety of great lectures, it’s difficult to attend every session. Thanks to CVC San Diego MP3s, you can listen in on the lectures you couldn’t attend or hear your favorite sessions again. Stop by the onsite Registration Desk to purchase your MP3s. Or, check the registration form to pre-order your copy.

 Order audio for past conventions by clicking the corresponding link below.

To order audio recordings for CVC conventions prior to Kansas City 2012, click here!
To order audio recordings for CVC Kansas City 2012, click here!

Registration Desk

Registration packets will be distributed onsite. Please pick them up at the Registration Desk in Ballroom 20 Lobby of the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) during the following hours:

Thursday, October 31: 10:00 AM – 6:45 PM
Friday, November 1: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 2: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Sunday, November 3: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Hours

Friday, November 1: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday, November 2: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 3: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM


All attendees will receive CVC lunch bucks for each day they are registered (Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3). 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 to 2:00 PM on Sunday.  Guests will not receive lunch bucks.


Message boards will be located in the registration lobby of the San Diego Convention Center. Please check the message boards daily as individuals cannot be paged. An emergency phone number will be included in the final program, available onsite.

Directions & Parking

On-site private vehicle parking is available in the San Diego Convention Center's underground 1,950-space parking garage. The cost is $11 per vehicle per day for Convention Center events. No overnight or RV parking is permitted. Off-site parking is available at numerous nearby locations. with prices ranging from $8 to $30 per day per vehicle. Parking prices are current at the time of printing and subject to change.

Ground Transportation

Trolley service is available throughout the downtown area and from the Wyndham (former Holiday Inn) to the San Diego Convention Center by way of the County Center/Little Italy Trolley Station. Trolley fares are based on trip distance. From County Center/Little Italy to the San Diego Convention Center Station, the one-way fare is $2.50. For more information,

Shuttle service from the San Diego International Airport to the San Diego Convention Center and downtown hotels is available through EZ Ride Shuttle service for $8 per person. To make a reservation, call (800) 777-0585 or visit

Volunteer to be a Room Moderator

We are recruiting professional and reliable volunteers to serve as room moderators during CVC San Diego. For more information, please contact The CVC Group at (800) 255-6864, ext. 6. Spaces are limited.

What To Wear

When you visit San Diego, expect mostly sunny skies, up to 73% relative humidity, and high temperatures. The average high temperature is 69°F, and the average low temperature is 54°F. Room temperatures inside the convention center may be cool, so consider dressing in layers.

Special Needs

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.



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