In-Person Attendee Conference Information

The Pacific Veterinary Conference is hosted by the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). If you are not a CVMA member, you may join now and save money on registration! Call 800.655.2862 for more information.

CE Credits

One hour of continuing education (CE) is defined as 50 minutes of presentation and a 10-minute break. Question and answer time is included as presentation time.

Earn up to 28.5 CEUs from over 200+ sessions.

The conference provides over 26.5 hours of technician-specific CE. These hours will be applicable toward alternate route certification in California.


Several food events are available to full conference attendees at the Pacific Veterinary Conference! Continental breakfast and coffee/beverage breaks are provided for attendees and registered guests each day. On Saturday and Sunday, a hosted lunch is provided in the Vet Expo. Lunch is on your own on Friday and Monday.

Name Badges/Policy

All registered attendees and exhibitors must wear badge during all sessions and in the Vet Expo. Your name badge will be included in your registration packet, available upon arrival at the conference. (They will not be mailed in advance).

Please note there will be a $25 fee for replacement badges.

Badge Scanning Disclosure: As a registered attendee, your contact information is automatically enclosed in your badge. When you allow your badge to be scanned in the Vet Expo, the encoding supplies your name, mailing address, telephone number, and fax number. Your badge will only be scanned at your discretion.

Guest Badges (for non-veterinary professionals only)

Only registered attendees may purchase a guest(s) badge(s) for a non-veterinary professional(s) to access the Vet Expo. Guest badges do not include food events in the Vet Expo nor permit entry into CE sessions. Meal tickets must be purchased separately. Industry suppliers and PacVet exhibitors may not purchase guest badge(s).

Lecture Notes 

The lecture notes can be purchased on a flash drive for $15, viewed on the conference app, or on the PacVet website before the conference. You will be able to print the sections you want before you come to the conference or at the conference’s Internet café.


Moderators receive discounted registration. Moderators must be CVMA members. If you are interested in moderating for two, three, or four days, contact Lily Briggs by email at or call 800.655.2862, ext. 26.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at or participation in PacVet and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to PacVet’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and audio of such events and activities.


Are pets, companion/emotional support animals permitted at the Pacific Veterinary Conference (PacVet)?

Pets, animal companions and emotional support animals are NOT permitted in classrooms, exhibit hall and conference-sponsored events.

What types of animals are permitted at the Pacific Veterinary Conference?

There are three categories of animals permitted at PacVet:

  1. Service Animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act to include only dogs and miniature horses who are individually trained to work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not quality.
  2. Animals on exhibit or participating in sponsored events during the PacVet conference that have been preregistered with required documentation.
  3. Animals participating in labs, workshops, or other approved educational events and under supervision of the PacVet management team.

If you are planning to bring an animal to PacVet please notify Sarah Erck at A Live Animal Submission Form will be emailed to owners and handlers with further instructions, including a list of required documentation. All animals must be under their handlers control at all times. All animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered unless those devices will interfere with a service animals work (as defined above). Handlers will be asked to remove their animal from the event if they cannot control the animal.

*Service animal handlers are encouraged – but not required – to complete this process.


Guests and children, including infants, are not permitted in the lecture rooms. Guests/children registered as guests are welcomed in the exhibit hall.

Distribution of Materials

PacVet 2023 prohibits the unauthorized distribution of any materials (printed or electronic) at its conference. It is prohibited to video or record any of the CE sessions. Attendees who violate this prohibition may be expelled from the conference without a refund.

Lactation Room

A designated private room will be available for nursing mothers.