Opening and Exhibitor Welcome Reception
Explore the exhibit hall, talk with expert vendors and catch up with your friends and colleagues while enjoying complimentary wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverages with hot and cold appetizers on Friday, February 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join us as after more than 40 sessions, 21 CE hours and 35 speakers to get your country on at the TVMA President’s Celebration, taking center stage Saturday, February 23, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the 2019 TVMA Annual Conference and Expo in Frisco.
The theme is Jeans and Jerseys, and this will be an unforgettable party, where networking and fun kick their heels up with the George Navarro Band on stage. Considered to be one of today’s top music talents, he’s said to have an electrifying stage presence with warm signature vocals, and his country-rock performance at the President’s Celebration is bound to deliver.
Are sports more your thing? We’ve got football and golf simulators! After all, this is Jeans and Jerseys. Play alone or play with a group—it’s all good and fun.
You’ll do a double take (but don’t spill your beer) during the celebration when a Tony Romo lookalike makes an appearance! What great buzz and fun—a photo opp with the Romo!
An epic party calls for epic food, and party attendees will be treated to all the delicious food and drinks you'd find at the stadium on game day, like cotton candy, beer, wine and cheesy nachos!
If dancing, country rock and football aren’t your thing, don’t worry—there also will be AWESOME PRIZES along with the Texas Veterinary Medicine Foundation’s Silent Auction that includes all sorts of unique and must-have items. It’s a great way to mingle, get some great gifts and support your profession of veterinary medicine!
Passport Scavenger Hunt
The Passport Scavenger Hunt begins the moment you pick up your registration bag. You’ll get a passport, and after you visit the 10 designated exhibitors on your passport throughout the conference and expo, you'll be entered to win amazing prizes such as a complimentary registration to the 2020 TVMA Annual Conference!
TVMA Awards Program
The TVMA Awards are designed to pay tribute to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of veterinary medicine. Award recipients are nominated by their colleagues and selected by the TVMA Awards Committee. Award winners will be honored during the Presentation Banquet at the Annual Conference on Saturday, February 25, for the following categories:
Companion Animal Practitioner of the Year
Distinguished Career Achievement Award
Equine Practitioner of the Year
Food Animal Practitioner of the Year
General Practitioner of the Year
Non-Traditional Species Practitioner of the Year
Veterinary Paraprofessional of the Year (non-licensed team members)
Recent Graduate Veterinarian of the Year
Veterinary Medical Specialty Award
Licensed Veterinary Technician of the Year
TVMF Silent Auction
Get into the spirit of bidding at the 2019 Silent Auction benefiting TVMF! The auction will begin accepting bids online on Wednesday, February 20, at 10 a.m. The silent auction promises to be filled with spirited and generous bidders circling over great items such as hotel stays, veterinary supplies, artwork, jewelry and much, much more. Learn more about the 2019 online auction and pre-register at https://501auctions.com/tvmf. Proceeds from the auction go to the many worthwhile programs and projects sponsored by TVMF.
The Foundation is currently accepting in-kind donations for the online silent auction (weekend getaways, complimentary services, artwork, quilts, etc.). To donate, please contact Leah Ann Tibbitts at 512-452-4224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.