Friday, March 2
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
TVMA Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Join us in the exhibit hall Friday evening to catch up with friends and colleagues, mingle with exhibitors and win fabulous prizes by participating in our passport program. This upbeat reception provides dedicated time to check out exhibiting companies all while recharging your battery with light snacks and adult beverages before you head to the late-night CE sessions, dinner with friends or to the many great nighttime activities offered in The Woodlands. The welcome reception is open to all fully registered attendees and their guests.
Cost: This event is complimentary to all individuals registered for the annual conference. You must have a name badge to enter the hall.
Saturday, March 3
6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.
TVMA Awards and Installation Banquet
Members and guests are invited to honor extraordinary veterinarians who serve the profession through leadership and service in TVMA and their communities. This important event will recognize practitioners in multiple fields of practice. Several Heritage Award-winning clinics also will be given special acknowledgement. John de Jong, AVMA President-Elect, will address banquet attendees and install officers of the incoming Executive Committee.
8 p.m. to midnight
TVMA President’s Celebration/TVMF Auction Fundraiser
The Rainer Crüe invites you to take a step back to the days of metal bands and big hair. Shake the dust off your leg warmers, muscle shirts and leopard-print leggings, and join us for the party of the year in honor of Incoming President Aaron Rainer, DVM. We have mega-fun planned for all who attend. You will be entertained by the one and only The Spazmatics! They have all the awesome sounds, styles and way-cool dance steps from the ‘80s we’d love to forget. The Spazmatics recapture the best and the worst of the ‘80s with creative flair and style that make for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. Along with music by these nutty guys, we offer you a chance to play nostalgic arcade games such as Galaga, Donkey Kong and Pac-Man, tag a digital graffiti wall, visit our ‘80s styling bar, watch multitudes of big-hair band music videos on our MTV video wall and much, much more! Delicious appetizers and tasty beverages will be served, along with prizes awarded for best costumes and crazy dance moves.
Attire: ‘80s casual
Cost: $50 per person, $85 per couple, $20 per student
SPONSORED BY: ELANCO AND PATTERSON VETERINARY
TVMF 40th Anniversary Auction!
Get into the spirit of bidding at this year’s silent auction benefiting TVMF, which will begin accepting bids on Saturday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. during the President’s Celebration. This year, TVMF is celebrating 40 years of service, and our goal is to raise $40,000 to support veterinary student scholarships, provide emergency financial assistance, fund the TVMF PALS program (which offers free veterinary care to pets belonging to low-income, homebound clients of Meals on Wheels in Austin, Dallas, Bryan/College Station and Houston) and more.
TVMF’s 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. TVMF is currently accepting donations for the silent auction (hunting trips, complimentary services, artwork, quilts, etc.). To donate, please contact Leah Ann Tibbitts at 512/452-4224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.