The 88th Annual Western Veterinary Conference will be held from March 6-10 at the luxurious Mandalay Bay Convention Center located at 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South in Las Vegas, Nevada. 2016 marks the conference’s 88th year of providing elite educational opportunities and veterinary product and service awareness for veterinary students and professionals from around the world.

More than just an academic pow-wow, the conference features some of the world’s most respected names from the veterinary field, who provide the event’s participants with comprehensive, progressive information on veterinary and human health sciences that veterinarians and their assistants can immediately put into practice at conference’s end.

Registering for the Conference

Registration for Western Veterinary Conference 2016 is open to select groups of participants. Invited to register are graduate veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, veterinary practice managers, veterinary administrative staff, DVM students, and veterinary technician students. Guest badges are available for those who don’t meet standard registration requirements. However, guests are not permitted to attend the conference’s scientific sessions.

Registration fees differ by type of attendee. However, regardless of your classification, registering as early as possible will help you save money. Early registration ran from September 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015. Standard registration begins in November 1, 2015 and runs through February 15, 2016. Late/Onsite registration is available from February 16, 2016 to March 10, 2016. For additional registration details, visit the conference’s registration page.

Preparing for the Conference

In addition to the participants listed above, the conference includes speakers, who deliver speeches for the conference’s scientific sessions, and exhibitors, who showcase some of the latest, greatest products the veterinary industry has to offer. Participants should bring their best note-taking tools for the scientific sessions and be prepared to provide contact information to exhibitors whose products and services could be of use to veterinary practices.

Ideal preparations for speakers and exhibitors are a bit more complex, but you can read all about them by visiting the For Speakers page and the For Exhibitors page on the conference’s website. The page for exhibitors is especially helpful thanks to its comprehensive FAQ section that covers everything from how to ship merchandise and crates, to receiving official exhibitor badges, to the provision of lead retrieval options.

Traveling to the Conference

If you’ll travel to Western Veterinary Conference 2016 in a rental, and your starting point is Los Angeles or Las Vegas, State Van Rental has locations in both cities and provides a variety of late-model multi-passenger vehicles. If you’re traveling with a group, be sure to check out our passenger vans that comfortably seat between 7 and 15 passengers, depending on the model. We also have Chevy Suburbans and Silverados that are great for small groups and individuals.

If you’ll attend the conference as an exhibitor and prefer to take your display booth and products along for the ride to avoid shipping costs, we also offer Chevy Express cargo vans that seat two in front and let you place all necessary equipment and luggage in the spacious cargo hull. Take your colleagues and equipment in a single van, and enjoy the ride with less hassle. We also encourage you to use our vehicles for traveling around Vegas and seeing its famous sites between conference sessions. Make your stay in the neon city a leisure trip in addition to an educational one!

To learn about special rental offers and reserve a vehicle, call us toll-free at (888) 826-5212 or 310-641-7000, or fill out our contact form. We’ll have your vehicle ready when you’re ready!

Finding the Best Hotels

You may be traveling to Western Veterinary Conference 2016 in a van, but you presumably won’t be sleeping in one. Las Vegas is a city that knows how to build breathtaking hotels, and there are plenty of great places where you can rest your head, plus enjoy all of the amenities, gaming options and first-class customer service for which Las Vegas is world renowned. All of the Strip hotels offer free parking, so you won’t have to worry about any hidden travel costs when you rent a van from State Van Rental.

If you’d prefer to stay in the hotel that hosts the conference, choose between Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and the Delano (both are part of the same campus). Other great options include the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas that’s attached to the host hotel, and three fine establishments that are less than a mile from the conference center: Excalibur Hotel & Casino (.6 miles), Luxor Las Vegas (.5 miles) and MGM Grand Resort & Casino (.8 miles).

Ready to Expand Your Knowledge?

Attending Western Veterinary Conference 2016 is a golden opportunity for veterinarians, veterinary students, and veterinary assistants to learn about the latest technologies and therapies that will define the scope veterinary science in the 21st Century. For additional information on registering for the event, preparing for the conference, traveling to the destination and finding the best hotels in Vegas, visit the Western Veterinary Conference website today.

And when you’re ready to make the trip, be sure to visit State Van Rental to reserve your spacious, affordable travel van. There’s a lot to see in beautiful Sin City, and if you’re relying on taxis to get you around, you’ll find yourself needlessly spending a fortune. A passenger van allows you to explore the area on your own terms, and save a fortune in the process. With convenient locations in Los Angeles and Las Vegas (right by McCarran Airport!), we truly are your ideal travel companion. Give us a call toll-free at (888) 826-5212 or 310-641-7000, or fill out our contact form to get started.

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