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Fetch: A New Conference Experience for Veterinarians

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Mon, Dec 04, 2017 @ 10:59 AM

veterinariansFetch, a dvm360 conference, will debut December 7 – 10 at the San Diego Convention Center. Previously known as CVC, the revamp goes beyond branding to provide veterinary professionals with “an innovative 360-degree educational engagement experience” that focuses on all aspects of the veterinary profession including solutions, community, wellness and inspiration. Through expert-led sessions and discussions, Fetch presents tailored content for veterinarians, technicians, practice managers and students. — an affiliate of UBM Life Sciences, Veterinary — serves 60,000 veterinary professionals and 40,000-plus veterinary team members with “the top veterinary journals in the market, strong trade shows and conferences, custom media and continuing education products.”

Fetch Sessions

veterinariansWith general four-day attendance, veterinarians can earn 29 hours of Continued Education (CE) while technicians can earn 29 hours of CE without purchasing any Clinical Techniques courses or Ask the Expert luncheons.

Note: The Fetch 2017 program is awaiting approval for a maximum of 36 hours of CE for veterinarians who attend all four days and 29 hours of CE for technicians in full attendance. Due to varying limitations, attendees may reference state licensing boards to find the number of hours approved for each state.

Fetch sessions are categorized by more than 30 tracks including Anesthesia, Behavior, Cardiology, Client Relations, Critical Care, Dentistry, Dermatology, dvm360 Leadership Challenge, Fear Free Practice, Future Thinking and Team Morale, Human-Animal Bond: A Prescription for Practice Well-Being, Pubic Health and Wellness (Yours!). A sampling of courses include:

  • Human-Animal Bond: Healthy Pet-Owner Interactions — The Human-Animal Bond Research Institute reviews how to implement the human-animal bond in practices and communities.
  • Fear Free Practice: Gentle Control — Fear Free demonstrates positive training tactics for difficult animals.
  • Special Procedures in Feline Soft Tissue Surgery — open to veterinarians only, the four-hour course dives in to common feline surgical procedures.
  • One Public Health session by Dr. Jenifer Chatfield covers the welfare implications of breeding endangered species.
  • Feline Medicine: Think Like a Cat — a guide to feline-friendly environments in the office and at home.

Professionals can plan individual agendas using the program search tool and browse the pre-sorted session lists such as Clinical Program and Clinical Techniques. Professionals who are unable to attend all sessions of interest can pre-order lecture MP3s through registration or order copies at the Convention Center.

Tools and Tech

The exhibit hall will feature a selection of cutting-edge technology and services from hospital equipment and lasers to nutritional supplements. The interactive map allows attendees to search and discover all exhibitors. Attendees will also find a computer booth equipped with free WiFi, a private area for parents to feed and change children, and networking opportunities. 

Time and Money Saving Services for Veterinarians


Through the comprehensive Fetch 2017 program, veterinary professionals and students can enhance their industry knowledge and personal performance. Professionals may register for the 2017 conference or attend the Virginia Beach Fetch conference scheduled for May 17-20, 2018.   

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Multiple Check is an alternative payment option for clients who need extra time to fund office procedures including unexpected surgeries, emergencies or overnight care. Professionals can save resources while increasing revenue by implementing VET-RDC.

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Tags: Veterinarians, Events / Conferences