DECEMBER 7-10, 2019 • DENVER, CO • ~25 HOURS OF CE

Thank you!

Thank you for joining us for our 15th Annual Convention and AAEP Trade Show. We were back in Denver where our very first conference was held! We opened with an afternoon of Roundtables, followed by three amazing days of scientific sessions, practice management lectures, case studies, and Trade Show all at the Colorado Convention Center. This year’s off-site trip was a personal behind-the-scenes tour of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo!

Featured Speakers

Temple Grandin

Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Colorado State University / Fort Collins, CO

Speaker Bio

Dr. Grandin has become a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior.  Today she is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.  She also has a successful career consulting on both livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare.  She has been featured on NPR & BBC. She has also appeared on National TV shows such as Larry King Live20/20, Sixty MinutesFox and Friends, and she has a 2010 TED talk.  Articles about Dr. Grandin have appeared in Time Magazine (and she was on their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010!)New York TimesDiscover MagazineForbes and USA Today. HBO made an Emmy Award winning movie about her life and she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016. In 2017, Grandin was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

Ann E. Dwyer

Genesee Valley Equine Clinic / Scottsville, NY

Speaker Bio

Cornell Equine Research Committee member  and co-owner of Genesee Valley Equine Clinic in Scottsville, New York, Dr. Dwyer has practiced at the clinic since graduating from Cornell in 1983. Well known for her expertise in equine eye diseases, and currently serving as a reviewer for Equine Veterinary Ophthalmology and Equine Veterinary Journal, she often shares her knowledge and expertise in equine ophthalmology and has published book chapters on the subject. As a past member of Veterinary Management Group 7, she often travels to veterinary schools to share her insights and expertise on accounting, mentorship and veterinary practice management.  Dr. Dwyer is a member of AAEP, AVMA, NYSVMS and IEOC, and she served as President of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) in 2013.

Diana Hassel

Colorado State University / Fort Collins, CO

Speaker Bio

Dr. Hassel is an Associate Professor of Equine Emergency Surgery & Critical Care and helped establish the 24/7 Equine Critical Care service at CSU in 2004. She has been a specialist in the area of equine colic since completion of her surgical residency in 1997 and has furthered her background in critical care medicine for the horse by obtaining board certification by the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care in 2007. Her research interests are focused on treatment of the critically ill equine patient, with particular interests in colic, the equine gastrointestinal microbiome, endotoxemia, and equine critical care medicine.

Can’t Miss Events

Keynote Address: Understanding Animal Behavior

Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
10:30am – Sunday, Dec. 8th @ Colorado Convention Center
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

Please join us as world-renowned animal behaviorist Temple Grandin shares how in veterinary behavioral medicine, little things provide great insight. Tail swishing is a sign a cow may not be that happy. A specific color of a hat may bring back memories of a traumatic incident for a horse. But seeing soft brown eyes in cows or horses? That’s a good sign. Seeing the white of their eyes? Not so much. Individually, they’re interesting tips. But Grandin has a deeper message: animal behavior is complicated and it’s vital for the veterinary team to put in the work to see what the animals in their care are seeing.

General Membership Meeting & Luncheon

12:00pm – Sunday, Dec. 8th @ Colorado Convention Center

AAEVT members are cordially invited to attend the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians & Assistants General Members Meeting. The Executive Board will provide a summary of the year’s projects and activities, a financial overview, outline initiatives for 2020, and install the next year’s Board members. Awards for Member of the Year and Regional Contact of the Year will be presented, along with the 2019 Scholarship winners. This is an important opportunity for you to network and stay involved in our Association as we build and grow our community. We hope to see you all there!

AAEVT Social, Silent Auction & Raffle

5:30pm – Sunday, Dec. 8th @ Colorado Convention Center

Join us for an evening of celebrating our Association! Here’s your chance to network with other members, reconnect with friends, bump into old classmates, get some face-time with your Board members, and just have fun. We will also be hosting our annual Silent Auction and Raffle – the proceeds of which directly go toward providing Scholarships for you and your peers in 2020. What an amazing way to connect and give back!


Conference Lectures & Trade Show
The Colorado Convention Center

700 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Off-site Trip Host
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road
Colorado Springs, CO  80906

Pricing & Discounts

Online registration closes November 22nd

  • Non-Member

  • $650
    • Registration Includes:
    • 3 full days of lectures and round tables
      Access to the AAEP Trade Show
      Invitation to General Membership meeting
      Social and Scholarship Raffle
      Digital proceedings
    • and much more…

Best Price
  • Member

  • $250
    • Registration Includes:
    • Priority registration
      3 full days of lectures and round tables
      Access to the AAEP Trade Show
      General Membership Meeting & Luncheon
      Social and Scholarship Raffle
    • and much more…

  • Student Member

  • $150
    • Registration Includes:
    • 3 full days of lectures and round tables
      Access to the AAEP Trade Show
      General Membership Meeting & Luncheon
      Social and Scholarship Raffle
    • and much more…

Member ONLY Add-on!
  • Off-site Trip & Dry Labs

  • $175
    • Registration Includes:
    • Behind-the-scenes guided Zoo tour
      Some wildlife hands-on
      Transportation to and from the site
      Breakfast & Lunch
      Dry Labs back at the Convention Center
    • and much more…