We’re Back, and We’ve Missed You!

The AAEVT welcomes ALL veterinary technicians, assistants, students, and support staff to join our Association at the 17th Annual AAEVT Convention
Featuring special sessions for receptionists and office managers

Featured Speakers

Charlotte Lacroix

Founder and CEO, Veterinary Business Advisors
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

Dr. Lacroix is in-demand as a speaker around the world, frequently presenting at major veterinary association events, along with numerous radio and TV appearances. She earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1988 from UC Davis, completed a large-animal internship at the University of Guelph, and worked at an equine medical and surgical referral practice serving northern New Jersey. She then earned her JD degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1997. Contributing regularly to the JAVMA, NAVC’s Today’s Veterinary Practice and Veterinary Practice News, and AAHA, VCNA and DVM360 publications.

Amy Grice

President, Amy Grice VMD MBA LLC
Virginia City, Montana

Dr. Grice was an ambulatory equine practitioner in the Hudson Valley of NY for 25 years and served as the managing partner of Rhinebeck Equine LLP, a large equine referral practice, until 2015, when she opened a veterinary business consulting firm. She completed her veterinary education at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine and earned her MBA from Marist College School of Management in 2014. Dr. Grice is a member of the Board of Directors of the AAEP, where she also serves on several committees and her areas of special interest are communication, leadership, and business strategies.

Nathan M. Slovis

Director, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Slovis has published over 50 manuscripts in both national and international peer reviewed veterinary journals. He is a frequent speaker at many national and international veterinary conferences. He is the Editor of both the Atlas of Equine Endoscopy and The Atlas of Diseases/Disorders of the Foal both distributed by Elsevier. He has also authored numerous book chapters related to Equine Neonatology, Equine Neurology, Hyperbaric medicine, and infectious diseases. He is also a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist and a Member of the Veterinary Infectious Disease Society.

Can’t Miss Events

Keynote Address: Understanding Personal Net Worth Is More than Finances

Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD
10:30am – Sunday, Dec. 5th @ Music City Center
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

Experts today often discuss the importance of being empowered, and feeling that way can be a key part of living a full and healthy life. But, take a second look at that phrase—being empowered—and you’ll see that it actually refers to a passive process, of other people empowering you. We’d like to suggest that, instead, you should empower yourself by understanding what you’re truly worth, embracing a philosophy of lifelong learning, and then using that combination to earn more money in the workplace.

General Membership Meeting & Luncheon

12:00pm – Sunday, Dec. 5th @ Music City 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 2022, 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 2021 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 & Scholarship Raffle

5:30pm – Sunday, Dec. 5th @ Music City Center
Sponsored by BIAH and Patterson Veterinary

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 2022. What an amazing way to connect and give back!


Music City Center
201 Rep. John Lewis Way S
Nashville, TN  37203

Wet Lab Host Clinic:
Tennessee Equine Hospital Main

1508 Thompson’s Station Road West
Thompson’s Station, TN  37179

Pricing & Discounts

Online early registration is now closed

Pricing & Discounts

Online early registration is now closed

Full Event Brochure HERE

  • Non-Member Lectures Only

  • $800
    • Registration Includes:
    • 3 1/2 days full of lectures and round tables
      Access to the AAEP Trade Show
      Invitation to General Membership meeting
      Social and Scholarship Raffle
    • and much more…

Best Price
  • AAEVT Member Lectures Only

  • $275
    • Registration Includes:
    • Priority registration
      3 1/2 days full of lectures and round tables
      Access to the AAEP Trade Show
      General Membership Meeting & Luncheon
      Social and Scholarship Raffle
    • and much more…

  • Member Lecture & Wet Lab Combo

  • $550
    • SOLD OUT
    • Registration Includes:
    • Full day of wet labs
      Transportation to & from host clinic
      3 1/2 days full of lectures and round tables
      Access to AAEP Trade Show
      General Membership Meeting & Social and Scholarship Raffle
    • and much more…

  • Student Member Lectures Only

  • $150
    • Registration Includes:
    • 3 1/2 days full of lectures and round tables
      Access to the AAEP Trade Show
      General Membership Meeting & Luncheon
      Social and Scholarship Raffle
      Digital proceedings
    • and much more…

Health & Safety

The AAEVT, AAEP and the Music City Center are committed to protecting the health and safety of our convention attendees.

All convention attendees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test for COVID-19 within 72 hours of the event.

The American Association of Equine Practitioners is working with ShareMy.Health, a HIPAA and GDPR compliant platform that allows attendees to comply with the health and safety protocols for this event, to help ensure the safety and well-being of their guests.

In accordance with this event’s COVID policy, you will need to use ShareMy.Health to provide proof of vaccination showing the final dose received on or before November 19th, -OR- upload a negative PCR/Rapid Antigen test taken within three (3) days prior to the day you pick up your badge at the conference.

*For those attendees not utilizing a smart phone, we will have health ambassadors on-site to manually verify COVID vaccination or test status

Here’s what we need from you:

1. Click the personalized link the the email from ShareMy.Health to activate your Account.
2. If you have received a complete vaccination by November 19th, and would like to provide proof of vaccination, click “upload your vaccination” in ShareMy.Health.
3. If you are unvaccinated or do not wish to share proof of vaccination, you must take a COVID-19 test within (3) three days prior to the day you pick up your badge at the conference and upload your results by clicking “Upload Your Test Results” in ShareMy.Health.

For questions or concerns please contact:

For assistance uploading information, please contact:


Thank you to all of our amazing Sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible.
We also want to acknowledge the dedicated work of this year’s AAEVT President, Elyse Rowley, and Vice-President, Andrea Whittle, for putting together this phenomenal program.