Annual Meeting and Conference FUN Activities
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We are excited to present these extra fun and educational activities for the upcoming Annual Meeting and Conference. We hope that these activities add value to your experience at a VHMA event. These activities are optional attendance and can be selected when you register for the event.




CVPM 25th Anniversary Celebration

This year, CVPM has 25 reasons to celebrate and we urge all CVPMs who will be in New Orleans for the 2017 VHMA Annual Meeting and Conference to join their fellow CVPMs at a special dinner on September 28, 2017.


Twenty-five years ago VHMA introduced the elite designation. The CVPM credential is now widely-regarded by veterinary leaders as an indicator of advanced knowledge, skills and competencies in veterinary management.


When CVPM recognizes this milestone on September 28, 2017, it will do it New Orleans style…marching merrymakers, fabulous food and spirited music!


We encourage all CVPMs to be part of the festivities and celebrate, reminisce and make new memories with friends and colleagues.


The evening kicks-off with a Mardi Gras Parade that begins at the hotel and ends at Galatoire’s, one of the nation’s premiere eateries. It has even been cited by the James Beard Foundation as one of America’s “outstanding restaurants.”


While enjoying a memorable meal, take a trip down memory lane and enjoy a retrospective slide show featuring CVPM members and events as The Gumbo Trio plays New Orleans Jazz.

The group will depart the hotel at 6:30 p.m. The restaurant is a .5 mile walk from the hotel. Please contact the VHMA staff if walking is not an option for you.
Cost: $35 per person (family are welcome, no non-CVPM staff)



Hospital Tour

Magazine Street Animal Clinic

The hospital boasts a modern, state-of-the art facility to ensure they stay on the leading edge of veterinary medicine. Their staff of 35 includes six DVMs who provide wellness, puppy, kitten, senior, some exotic pet care, behavioral and nutritional counseling, ophthalmology, orthopedic, dental, and boarding and grooming. They have onsite laboratory services, as well as an intensive care unit. The hospital is open 7 days a week and offers 24/7 technical services to support special needs cases. 


The group bus will depart the hotel at 5:45 p.m. One-hour is scheduled for the tour. 


Cost: Free


Participation is limited. SOLD OUT EVENT




New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour

This two-hour walking tour will be your introduction to one of the most interesting, historic, and fascinating neighborhoods in America. As you take the tour you will see and hear about some of the most impressive homes in the South. It may be difficult for you to choose what is more interesting: the architecture or the stories about the people who have chosen to live and work here.

The group bus will depart the hotel at 4:45 p.m. The walking tour is two hours long.


Cost:  $25 per person  SOLD OUT EVENT



ART Nite: Art for Relaxation Therapy with Brenda Tassava
What better way to end a day at the VHMA Annual Conference than to spend time unwinding with colleagues and friends? This evening of creativity is for anyone and everyone—no experience necessary! Join Brenda Tassava for an evening of her favorite relaxation therapy: art making. You'll take home your very own custom “relaxation kit” at the end of a fun and inspiring evening of painting, doodling, and laughter. The registration fee includes all art supplies. The final project will fit in your suitcase for return travel home!


Non-alcoholic beverages will be available.


New Orleans Marriott, Galerie II Meeting Room, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Seating is limited.

Cost: $35

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